Halloween is approaching and several Spokane Valley churches are planning events for children who don’t want to walk around in the dark and the cold.
• Spokane Valley United Methodist Church will host its annual Trunk-or-Treat event today from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Decorated cars with trunkfuls of goodies will be set up in the church parking lot at 115 N. Raymond Road.
The event is open to children through the fifth grade. Costumes are encouraged. There will be apple cider and doughnuts inside the church.
• A Trunk-or-Treat event will be held Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Millwood Presbyterian Church parking lot at 3223 N. Marguerite Road. There will be games and activities inside the church as well.
The church is also in charge of the Pumpkin Patch at Argonne Road and Maringo Drive. The garden is open from noon to 3 p.m. daily for those who would like to purchase a pumpkin. Proceeds from the sale, which continues through Wednesday, will benefit The Crossing Youth Center.
• Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave., will host a fall festival on Sunday. Children are encouraged to wear costumes to the 11 a.m. worship service for a costume parade. There will be games, hot dogs and treats following the service.
The installation of the Rev. Linda Bartholomew will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. A reception will follow the installation.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road, will host is monthly free community dinner at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Those planning to attend are asked to call the church office at (509) 926-7966 for reservations. All are welcome to attend.