Halloween and farm harvest fun

Halloween and farm harvest fun

Tickets for Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s annual Haunted Hayride are available. The event is Oct. 23-25, and tickets sell out quickly. The event is geared toward young children. Cost is $7.50 to $9; willamalane.org.

 

The Frightuary Haunted House continues through Oct. 31 at Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. This year’s theme is The Carnival of Souls. Tickets are $14 at the door. FOOD for Lane County night is Oct. 12, so bring up to three canned or nonperishable food items to receive an admissions discount; thefrightuary.com.

Make clay Halloween decorations on Sundays through Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St. Cost is $30. Register to attend; eugene-or.gov/139/recreation.

 

Lavelle Vineyards, 89697 Sheffler Road in Elmira, hosts a Harvest Party and Grape Stomp from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Cost is $65; lavellevineyards.com.

 

Thrill the World Eugene dance practices for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” are from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9; Oct. 12; Oct. 16; Oct. 23, at Venue 252, 252 Lawrence St. All ages and abilities are welcome. The final performance is at 3 p.m. Oct. 28, location to be announced; thrilltheworldeugene.com.

 

Nearby Nature hosts a No-School Day Pumpkin Party from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the yurt in Alton Baker Park. Cost to attend is $50. Includes carving pumpkins, playing in fall leaves, a tea party and harvest tales, making pumpkin scones, a scarecrow or a corn husk doll. Register at nearbynature.org.

 

The annual Costume Art Walk and contest as part of the Downtown Second Friday Art Walk in Springfield is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 13. The spooky art walk guide is multi-media artist Terry Holloway of the famed Fuzzy Beuys. Art walk begins at Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St. at 5 p.m.; 541-726-8595.

 

 

The Maude Kerns Art Center’s annual Day of the Dead Exhibit (Día de los Muertos) will be on display Oct. 13 through Nov. 3; the opening reception is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 13. Thirty-two artists will be represented. Exhibit tours are offered. Weekend hours are noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday; mkartcenter.org.

 

Opal Center for Arts and Education, 513 E. Main St. in Cottage Grove, presents “A Night with Edgar Allan Poe” at 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets are $15, or $40 with dinner special at Jack Sprats (reservations a must); opalcenter.org. Next up is a Live Broadcast: War of The Worlds at 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

The Farmer’s Union Fall Festival is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at Down to Earth, 532 Olive St. There will be music, food trucks, local beer and cider, pumpkin carving. Benefits proceed Rogue Farm Corps; on Facebook.

 

WildCraft Cider Works, 232 Lincoln St., is holding its third annual Harvest Party is from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Features a Cider Olympics, community mural, face painting, tastings, photo booth and more; tickets at wildcraftharvestparty.bpt.me.

 

The Springfield Public Library, 225 Fifth St. in Springfield, hosts a Día de los Muertos Celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21, featuring music and dance performed by Grupo Sol de los Andes. Crafts include making cascarones, decorating sugar skulls and more. Free; wheremindsgrow.org.

 

The Haunted Block Party, featuring Fetty Wap, is from 4 p.m. to midnight Oct. 21 at the Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. Tickets at hauntedblockparty.com.

 

Adventure Children’s Museum, 490 Valley River Center, hosts a Family Halloween Party and Pumpkin Auction from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Event features a scarecrow stuffing contest, pie eating, games and a costume craft table, including Halloween origami. Admission is a donation of $1 to $5, for five activity tickets; adventurechildrensmuseum.org.

 

Nearby Nature’s Haunted Hike is from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 at 622 Day Island Road. Enjoy a pumpkin-lit hike in Alton Baker Park and meet costume critters. Rain or shine. Cost to attend is $5. Preregistration is required; nearbynature.org.

 

Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Road, hosts its annual Scarecrow Building and Pumpkin Carving Workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22, in preparation for the Mushroom Festival’s Scarecrow Contest on Oct. 29. Cost is $5 per pumpkin and $5 per scarecrow. Free pants, shirts, straw and pumpkins will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your scarecrow’s own clothes. Meet at White Oak Pavilion; mountpisgaharboretum.com.

 

Willamalane Park and Recreation’s popular Día de los Dollies class is back from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St. in Springfield. Bring a porcelain doll. Other supplies will be provided. Cost is $42; register to attend at willamalane.org.

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