Queen Anne, Magnolia offering trick-or-treating events this Halloween

Local children and their families have safe options for celebrating Halloween in the Queen Anne and Magnolia neighborhoods.

The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce is hosting a trick-or-treating event through the heart of the village from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 31. Two blocks of West McGraw will be car-free as merchants hand out candy to children.

In Queen Anne, the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual “Trick or Treat on the Ave” event from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 31. Merchants along Queen Anne Avenue North, between Galer and McGraw, will pass out treats during the event. Volunteers are needed.

Contact chamber Executive Director Charley Shore, info@queenannechamber.com, for more information.


Seattle dancers performing to worldwide ‘Thriller’ in Magnolia

The Seattle Thrillers dance group is organizing its 16th annual worldwide simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on Oct. 29. This event is free to the public and will take place precisely at 3 p.m. at the Magnolia Community Center parking lot (2550 34th Ave. W). There will also be a performance following the worldwide dance, as well as a costume contest for all.          

Every year on the Saturday before Halloween, Thrill The World hosts a global event inviting Thriller groups in cities around the world to perform at the same time and to raise money for the charity of their choice. The dance time is synchronized by time zones. Thrill The World has been represented in 32 countries on six continents by more than 23,000 dancers.      

This year, the Seattle Thrillers’ charity is World Central Kitchen, wck.org. The local dance troupe is also in the process of becoming a nonprofit organization.  

For more information on the Seattle Thrillers, visit seattlethrillers.com. To learn more about Thrill The World, visit thrilltheworld.com.