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West Ridge Brings On the Halloween Funk With Dance, Candy And Haunted House

By Linze Rice | October 27, 2015 5:54am
 Halloween park festivals, a senior dance and haunted YMCA anchor the holiday festivities in West Ridge this year.
Halloween park festivals, a senior dance and haunted YMCA anchor the holiday festivities in West Ridge this year.
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WEST RIDGE — In preparation for the Halloween weekend, we rounded up some of the community's best family events, plus the essential info you need about when to start your candy hunt.

Check out our guide to Halloween in West Ridge to when and where park festivals are and how to get in line for (or avoid) a spooky haunted house.

Senior Dance: This year, 24th District CAPS is holding a dance for senior citizens at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, on Friday Oct. 30 between 12:30-2 p.m. Costumes aren't required for the $2 per senior dance (but are encouraged) and DJ Norm will be on hand to play classic dance tunes. Like all good parties, light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 312-742-5323.

Green Briar Park Halloween Festival: Green Briar Park at 2650 W. Peterson Ave. will hold its annual Halloween festival between 4-6 p.m. Friday to get the holiday spirit(s) rolling. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in their best costume wear as they partake in spooky carnival games and win candy and prizes.

Haunted YMCA Party: On Friday night between 6-8 p.m., the High Ridge YMCA, 2424 W. Touhy Ave., will be holding a monster mash of sorts complete with a haunted house, games, prizes food and more. Those who register as members at the facility between Oct. 30-Nov. 1 get in for free, while non-members can get tickets for $5-8.

Trick-Or-Treating: The 50th Ward office says there is no specified time for trick-or-treating in West Ridge, but neighboring communities Rogers Park and Edgewater say their official hours are between 4-7 p.m., when the werewolves come out.

Halloween Bash At Indian Boundary Park: For the 14th year in a row, head on over to Indian Boundary Park's Halloween Bash at 2500 W. Lunt Ave. on Halloween between 3-5 p.m. for a ghoulishly good time. Snacks and refreshments will be served along candy, prizes and games — plus a classic costume contest.

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