Paint pumpkins at local church
Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a Fall Community Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 20. Located at 1013 Cottman Ave., the celebration will feature pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, games and more. The 10 a.m. worship service will be followed by celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free. For information, call 215-342-8203. ••
Fall Festival is Oct. 19
The next Friends of Overington Park event will be their Fall Festival from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.
The park at Orthodox and Leiper streets will have a pumpkin patch, a craft project, pretzels, games and, of course, candy for everyone. ••
BJ’s Wholesale Club on Red Lion Road will house a “Trick or Treat Halloween Trail” from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Employees will be stationed around the club to hand out candy to neighborhood children during each half-hour trail tour. Kids also will have a chance to paint pumpkins until 2 p.m.
Club membership is not required for this event, however nonmembers who want to shop at the club must sign up for a free 60-day trial membership. ••
Halloween fun for kids
“Halloween Fun for Kids” is at St Luke’s Church on Saturday, Oct. 19.
The day of activities will include crafts and snacks. Cost is $5 per child. Reservations are recommended by Oct. 18. The church is located at 1946 Welsh Road. For more information, call 215-205-3491. ••
Halloween parade is Oct. 26
The East Cheltenham Community Council presents its annual Halloween Parade on Saturday Oct. 26.
The parade starts at the Gospel of Grace Church parking lot on the corner of Central and Myrtle Avenues at 1:30 p.m. In the case of rain, the event will take place in the cafeteria in the Rowland Community Center. All participants will receive a goody bag. ••
Fall clean-up and tree giveaway
On Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Friends of Overington Park, Orthodox and Leiper streets, will be conducting their Love Your Park fall clean-up, Frankford tree giveaway and a gardening workshop. ••
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