Halloween happenings

Duluth Parks and Recreation has a pair of Halloween parties open to young, costumed celebrators looking for an indoor alternative to trick-or-treating.

Young children are invited to the Duluth Heights Community Center, 33 Mulberry St., from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday for a costume show, healthy treats and games. Donations for the Play Game program will be accepted.

For kids who have been in school all day, a party will be held at the Heritage Sports Center, 120 W. Michigan St., from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday for treats, games, face-painting and a costume parade through the “slightly haunted” locker-room halls. Free public skating follows from 6:30-8 p.m. — but there are no costumes allowed on ice because the danger of falling is scary enough.