What’s on Tap for Halloween

Trick or treat? These two young friends seem to be enjoying last year’s Swarthmore Halloween Tots Parade.

Trick or treat? These two young friends seem to be enjoying last year’s Swarthmore Halloween Tots Parade.

Swarthmore Tots to Mass for Halloween Parade

The smallest trick-or-treaters will assemble on Friday, October 28, for a parade through downtown Swarthmore, delighting parents and grandparents, town merchants and residents with their costumes and enthusiasm.

Children up to age 6 (and siblings) are invited to dress up in costume (not too scary, and without weapons) and join the annual Swarthmore Halloween Tots Parade, which begins at 4 p.m. at Thatcher Park (the “Tot Lot”) on Rutgers Avenue at Cornell.

The parade will include a storytime at the Swarthmore Public Library, which will also serve as the starting point for an indoor parade in case of rain.

For information including updates on parade day, visit Swarthmore Town Center, Inc. on Facebook or swarthmorepa.org.

Parade with the Lions

A classic Halloween tradition calls all spirited children to join the annual Lions Club parade, next Friday night, October 28. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. at Swarthmore-Rutledge School; the parade starts at 7:30 p.m. and wends its way around the school’s gym.

Prizes will be awarded for comical costumes, fancy dress, scariest costumes, and best groups. Treats will be dispensed to all — all treats, no tricks!

The parade is free and open to all children; SRS is located at College and Princeton avenues in Swarthmore.

Hogwarts Halloween at Furness

Kids, grab your firebolts and head over to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (normally housing the Helen Kate Furness Free Library in Wallingford).

This event will take place on Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m., and will include scary stories, ghostly games, Harry Potter trivia, and tasty treats! Wear a costume if you dare.

Students ages 3 to 13 may be registered to participate in the event, either in person at the library or by phone: (610) 566-9331.

Halloween Kids Yoga Storytime

Allison DeSalvo invites kids ages 2 through 7 to celebrate Halloween through kids yoga, songs, stories, games, and art this Saturday, October 22, at the Media Arts Council Gallery, 609 W. State Street in Media.

Children will “transform” into characters and creatures through yoga, share adventures and take home crafty art projects. Not-too-scary costumes are welcome. The hour of fun begins at 10:30 a.m.

Suggested donation is $10 for one child; $15 for two or more in a family. Reservations are suggested. Information is available at worldofsong.com or by calling (267) 282-1242.

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