One of the best aspects of our Kids Fest on Saturday is the "not-too-scary haunted house." Just one of the many fantastic activities planned for this event at the Helen G. Nassif YMCA/Downtown Cedar Rapids. You just can't beat the price! $5 for those aged 18+. Under 17 will have free admission.

This is the time of year with lots of scary images for kids. So, in the spirit of family-friendly holiday fun, here's my top 5 list of the best seasonal movies for children.

"It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" - 1966

"Casper" - 1995

"Halloween Is Grinch Night" - 1977

"Monsters Inc." - 2001

"Goonies" - 1985

Home movies of the kids trick-or-treating are always fun. Make your own cinema! Enjoy the season, and we'll see you Saturday, October 25 at the Y!