Here are five things going on in the Malden area between Oct. 26-27:
1. The Friends of Malden Library will be putting on their annual Book and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Malden Public Library, according to an event posting on Malden Patch. Hardcovers will be sold for $1, paperbacks 50 cents, children’s books five for $1 or 25 cents apiece, the posting adds.
2. Malden YMCA's Halloween Spooktacular is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Malden YMCA, according to an event posting on Malden Patch. Wander through a haunted hallway in your costume, or get your face painted and kids can also take advantage of a Bounce House that will be at the Y. The cost of the event is $6 for adults, $6 for first child ($4 for second) and $8 for non-YMCA members.
3. Malden Public Library will be hosting a kids Halloween party at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, according to an event posting on Malden Patch. The party is for children ages 3-10.
4. There will be a firearms basic safety course at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Snider & D'Amato Constables, 804 Main St. in Malden, according to an event posting on Malden Patch. The cost is $85, or $75 for military, police or fire with ID, the posting adds.
5. There will be a Halloween costume party from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Mount Hood Clubhouse in Melrose, according to Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan's office.