•The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free craft-making event for children from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, inside the International Peace Garden on Center Street in Lewiston.
At 6 p.m., students from Adell’s School of Dance and Lewiston Dance will stage a “Thriller”-themed flash mob performance at the Hennepin Park Gazebo at Center and South Fourth streets.
•The New York Power Authority will hold its annual “Hollow-GREEN Spooktacular” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road.
Children up to age 15 are invited to dress in their most creative garb for a costume contest from 10 a.m., with science prizes announced at 2 p.m. They can also enjoy games, crafts from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Interpretive Center, activities, and free hayrides (from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., weather permitting) around the Power Vista traffic circle.
In addition, State Parks will provide free rides on its Niagara Scenic Trolley between the Gorge Discovery Center and the Niagara Power Project during the event.
The costume contest includes three age groups: infant to 3 years, 4 to 9 years, and 10 to 15 years. A prize will also be awarded for the most creative costume. Outfits will be judged on originality, creativeness and overall appearance.
Free pumpkins will be available to the first 300 children. The University Heights Art Association will be at the event to assist children in decorating the pumpkins and provide additional craft activities.
A variety of games will be in the community room and snack area. Students from Niagara University, Lewiston-Porter and Niagara Falls high schools will assist children with the games and pass out candy to all who participate.
In addition to “Hollow-GREEN Spooktacular” events, guests are invited to enjoy the exhibits at the Niagara Power Vista, including a 3-D animation that gets participants up close and personal without having to wear a hard hat. Visitors can take a seat in a 4-D theater virtual rollercoaster ride, create a transmission distribution system on a one-of-a-kind transmission grid table, build a dam, or simulate the coordination of power across the state during bad weather.
For more information, call 716-286-6661 or visit www.nypa.gov/niagarapowervista.
As a reminder:
•The Lewiston Business Group’s “Trick-or-Treat Center Street” event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26. Scheduled programming includes a Halloween photo-op, costumed characters roaming the roadway ready for scary selfies, and a petting zoo staging animals up close and personal. In addition, storefront windows will be decorated for the season, retailers will offer special promotions, and restaurants will have fall fare.
•DiMinos Tops welcomes families to the supermarket Oct. 26 for a day filled with Halloween treats, activities and giveaways. Children will receive candy, fruit and a free pumpkin. Store employees also will be in costume.
•Mike Carroll’s fundraising fright fest returns to the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., on Oct. 26. The 11th annual “Halloween Bash” kicks off at 8 p.m. and includes music from DJ Mike Irish, costume contests, a 50/50 split draw, and an open bar.
Tickets are $35, with proceeds going to the inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park.
•The Village of Lewiston Recreation department will host its annual Halloween party from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Red Brick Municipal Building gymnasium, located on the corner of North Fourth and Onondaga streets. The community party will have carnival games, a bounce house, costume prizes, candy, food and drink.
For more information, call 716-754-1990 or email [email protected].
•Trick-or-treat hours in the Village of Lewiston are from 4-8 p.m. on Halloween Thursday. Town of Lewiston children can collect candy from 4-7 p.m.