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What you need to know about Halloween events in the Sewickley Valley

November 12, 2018

Halloween is more than a night of trick-or-treating in the Sewickley Valley.

Here’s a roundup of Halloween-themed events that are planned in the coming days:

• Halloween Family Jeopardy! Will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the story time room at the Sewickley Public Library. The program is for children in kindergarten through 5th grades, their parents and caregivers.

For more information, call the children’s department at 412-741-0937.

• The Pittsburgh Philharmonic will perform “Haunted Hertz and Hidden Treasures” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Quaker Valley Middle School. For more information, visit: http://pghphil.org/

• The Sewickley United Methodist Church’s 13th annual haunted house continues from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27. The catacombs of this 170-year-old church, located at the corner of Broad and Thorn streets, are transformed into a maze of dark, haunted rooms.

The tour may be too intense for children younger than 11. For more information, visit sewickleyumc.org. Tickets are $8.

• Sewickley’s annual Halloween parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27. Sponsored by the Quaker Valley Rotary Club, the parade starts in front of the borough building (601 Thorn St.) and winds through the business district back to the borough building, where the Rotary Club will offer up hot bogs, drinks and treats. The parade lineup starts at 10 a.m.

• Following the parade, there will be trick-or-treating from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the business district. Children must be in costume to get candy and they can follow posters on participating businesses’ doors’.

• Following the trick-or-treating the Sewickley Public Library children’s department will have its 4th annual Halloween Fashion Show in the story time room.

• In Leetsdale, the police department is hosting a Halloween party and costume contest from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Leetsdale Borough Community Room. The event is open to Leetsdale children ages 14 and under. The featured movie will be “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Pumpkins will also be provided to decorate and take home and pizza, drinks, snacks and treat bags will be provided.

• Trick-or-treat hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in Aleppo, Bell Acres, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Glen Osborne, Haysville, Leet, Leetsdale, Sewickley, Sewickley Heights and Sewickley Hills. Leetsdale’s recreation department will also have an event that night at Henle Park.

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