CandyStore.com sis a survey of each state to find the most popular candy. And Hawaii’s is Skittles! Happy trick or treating, everyone!
Honolulu Theatre for Youth will present a free production of “Sparkle” 5:30 pm. Nov. 1 at Mililani Public Library and 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at Nanakuli Public Library. The 30-minute play tells a message about standing up for who you are.
Momilani Community Center is having its annual Halloween Bash 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Go trick or treating in the park, play games and take part in a costume contest. Call 456-2073.
Break out your costume and head to Waikiki. Royal Hawaiian Center is home to Halloween activities, including a costume contest 3 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Prizes for those deemed most adorable, most creative, most original, best ohana, and grand champion with winners receiving shopping center gift cards. Three-hour parking validation provided for registered participants. Not feeling competitive? There will be balloon twisting and trick or treating from 2-7 p.m. Visit RoyalHawaiianCenter.com/Events.
Hale‘iwa Store Lots, 66-111 Kamehameha Highway, is hosting Halloween fun for the keiki at 2 p.m. Oct. 28. There will be trick or treating and a costume contest. While the kids are running around, grab a shave ice at Matsumoto’s and treat yourself! Visit www.haleiwastorelots.com
Salt Lake Shopping Center is having a Halloween Mask-erade Ball 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27. There will be costume contests for both keiki and pets. Go trick-or-treating at the shops and Halloween games. Don’t have a costume yet? Make a mask at the arts and craft station. Visit www.saltlakeshoppingcenter.com.
Hawaii Kai Towne Center will celebrate Halloween at 5 p.m. Oct. 27. There will be a costume contest (starts at 7 p.m.), games and trick-or-treating so break out those outfits early. See details at facebook.com/Hawaiikaitownecenter.
Bishop Museum is honoring the Tsukimi No Kai, the Japanese practice of full-moon viewing 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 25. There will be an offering, blessing and tea ceremony, plus taiko drumming and food tastings. The planetarium and the Science Adventure Center will be open to guests. Telescopes will be set up by the Hawaiian Astronomical Society for a closer look at the night sky. Tickets are $15 adults and $10 kids at www.bishopmuseum.org/special-events.
Kapolei Library will have a Halloween Party at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 with games and prizes. Call 693-7050. West side doesn’t get to have all the fun. Wamanalo Library is hosting its own Pumpkin Palooza! 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 with storytime, craft and games. Call 259-2610.
Harry Potter has inspired countless children to tackle thick chapter books. The libraries celebrate the young wizard with several events this week.
On Oct. 22, the Kaneohe Library is hosting a free Potter-themed escape room at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. for kids in grades 2-6. Call 233-5676 to register. Then on Oct. 24, it’s the teens’ turn at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. again for kids in grades 7-10.
Or on Oct. 24, head over to the Kalihi-Palama Library for a free screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call 832-3466.