Fun Halloween events

Local organizations are hosting fun Halloween events throughout the Comox Valley this coming Monday that offer kids and families a literary alternative to candy.

Local organizations are hosting fun Halloween events throughout the Comox Valley this coming Monday that offer kids and families a literary alternative to candy.

The Cumberland Museum is the place to visit this Halloween to commune with community spirits and promote the tradition of great storytelling.

On Oct. 31 from 2 to 6 p.m., the museum will open up its doors for a Super Spooky Halloween Open House. The haunted coal mine will thrill those over 10 while the little monsters have fun upstairs with creepy crafts and activities.

Their focus this year is storytelling including making mini books or “passports to Creepy Cumberland.”

The passport will lead participants in a tour of local sites and businesses where they can collect a story, stamp or sticker while learning about Cumberland’s favorite spots and spooks. Cumberland businesses including Polka Dot Pants! Consignment Boutique will give out books as well.

4R’s Education Centre, Comox Valley Literacy Now, and the Courtenay library will “treat” children’s’ books at the Courtenay Library between 4 and 6 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Each family will receive a book until all the books have been given out. Wachiay Friendship Centre has donated dozens of books for this fun event.

The Black Creek Community Association will give out books this year as part of its Halloween celebration. You can donate your used books any time this month at the BCCA. Brooklyn Elementary StrongStart will also give out books instead of candy this year as part of its Halloween celebrations.

The Comox Valley 2011 Books for Treats is hosted by Our Big Earth Media Co. in partnership with Comox Valley Literacy Now, the Courtenay Library, Cumberland Museum, 4R’s Education Centre, Waichay Friendship Centre, Brooklyn Elementary StrongStart, Polka Dot Pants! Consignment Boutique and The Comox Valley Record.

Every time you give out a book instead of candy, you are helping to reduce the risk of childhood diabetes and obesity. You are also giving kids a great way to be creative and feed their brains.

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