Halloween Happenings

Halloween-themed events from haunted houses to trick-or-treat events are happening around Polk County.

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Halloween-themed events from haunted houses to trick-or-treat events are happening around Polk County.



KVCS hosts trunk- or-treat and walk

Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. is the annual Kings Valley Charter School Harvest Carnival and Trunk or Treat. The Trunk or Treat has car trunks decorated and opened up for kids to go car to car “trunk or treating.” It is only for one hour, so families can spend time at the carnival.

The trunk and treat and carnival are free.

The student council will host its inaugural Haunted Walk Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the school. Admission to the Haunted Walk is $8. It is not recommended for children younger than 8. Proceeds from the Haunted Walk benefit other events hosted by the student council.

For more information: pto@kvschool.org.

Church holds free kids carnival

A community carnival will be held at Valley Life Center, 795 SE Miller Ave., Dallas, on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. for kids in fifth grade and younger. The free carnival will include inflatables, games, pony rides and candy. Food will be available for purchase.

For more information: 503-623-4116.

Harvest party at Indy Market

The Original Independence Farmers Market will host a Harvest Party for children on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market site is the Umpqua Bank parking lot at the corner of Main and Monmouth streets.

Games for children will be set up in the bank’s drive-up area, and there will be prizes as well. Many vendors will have giveaways, including Trick or Treat bags, stickers, pumpkin mini-muffins, candy, and little pumpkins. Quail Farms will have a table where children may paint with vegetable paints. Everyone is welcome.

DAC hosts Pirates of Rickreall Creek

The Pirates of Rickreall Creek returns to the Dallas Aquatic Center on Saturday.

Swim, paddle and slide past swashbuckling creatures and spinetingling obstacles in search of Capt. Jack Lantern and his treasure.

A “G-rated” version will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a “PG” version from 7 to 9.

Admission is $7 per person; $25 for a group of four; $6 for additional group members. Paid entry gets unlimited expeditions.

There also will be a cake walk and carnival games.

Dallas Trick-N-Treat returns

A fun, safe, indoor way to celebrate Halloween will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Morrison Campus Alternative School, 1251 Main St., Dallas.

The event is for children 12 and younger, and includes costume contests, games, prizes, treats and vendors. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

The event is hosted by the Dallas Area Visitors Center. For more information: 503-623-2564.

Haunted garage in Indy opens Tuesday

35 Haunted Drive, a haunted garage at 35 Northway St., Independence, will open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday. The garage is turned into a haunted experience by the residents, who are fans of Halloween. The haunted garage is free.

For more information: 35 Haunted Drive on Facebook

Trunk-or-Treat at First Baptist

Independence First Baptist Church will host a trunk or treat on Sunday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the church, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence.

The event includes hot chocolate, cookies, and free games. All are welcome.

For more information: 503-838-1001.

Trick-or-treat in Monmouth

The Monmouth Business Association, a subcommittee of the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce, will host its annual Monmouth Downtown Halloween Spooktacular on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Participating downtown businesses will have candy for youths. Wolfie, Western Oregon University’s mascot, will participate in the trick-or-treat fun. This year, businesses who do not have a storefront in the downtown area may set up a trunk or treat in the library’s parking lot.

A photo booth will be set up in the library for a costume contest.

For more information: 503-751-0193.

Indy downtown hosts trick-or-treat

Trick or treat your way through downtown businesses in Independence on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m., co-sponsored by the Independence Downtown Association and Independence Public Library.

Start at the library and make a treat bag. Participating businesses will have signs in the windows. There will be many treats for everyone.

For more information: 503-838-1811.

DRV holds trick-or-treat event Tuesday

Dallas Retirement Village invites trick-or-treaters to spend Halloween with its residents.

The trick-or-treat event begins at the Lodge at DRV, 377 NW Jasper St., Dallas, at 5:30 p.m.

Kids are welcome to trick-or-treat in all the buildings at DRV and meet residents.

For more information: 503-623-5581.



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