Games and food will be available. Admission is free. LANCASTER – Lancaster Elks Lodge will host is annual Halloween party for local youngsters from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the lodge hall, 240 E. Ave. K. The party is free to all Lancaster-area children ages 12 and younger with parental supervision. A haunted house with games and prizes will be held inside the lodge building. Hamburgers, hot dogs and punch will be provided free to the children. Goody bags will be given at the door. The event will be sponsored by Elk volunteers and Emblem Club 76 members. About 250 children attended last year’s party. For more information, contact the Lancaster Elks Lodge at (661) 942-1625. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Halloween parties, haunted houses and trick-or-treating are coming up tonight in the Antelope Valley. Here are some local events: PALMDALE – Antelope Valley Mall invites children to trick-or-treat between stores from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. The Spooktacular Halloween Bash lets children dress up in costumes and get their fill of goodies in a safe, climate-controlled environment, mall officials said. “This is the perfect opportunity for Antelope Valley Mall businesses to give back to the community, especially the children,” said Diana Fiore, mall marketing director. “We are happy to provide a fun environment for all our little A.V. witches and goblins.” PALMDALE – Teenagers from Highland High School will put on a haunted house with movie monsters and other frights from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight at 1621 Berkshire Drive, Palmdale. Cost is $5, a portion of which will go to Lancaster-based Catalyst Foundation. The house is recommended for visitors age 13 and older. ACTON – A haunted house will be sponsored by the Acton Leo club from 5:30 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Acton Community Center, on Smith Avenue west of Crown Valley Road. The club has been hosting the haunted house for 12 years. Admission is $5. ACTON – The Acton Leo Club will host its 12th annual Fall Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Acton Community Center, on Smith Avenue west of Crown Valley Road. A costume contest open from toddlers to adults starts at 6 p.m. A pumpkin carving contest starts at 6:30 p.m.