Last chance to pick your favorite

You are invited to gather your family and friends to come to downtown Dallas to enjoy the collection of 25 scarecrows — and vote for your favorites. Voting will continue through Oct. 30. Winners will receive cash prizes.

The scarecrows can been found starting on the 600 block of Main Street all the way to Karma Coffee, located at 1062 Main St.

They are also located on Court Street in front of the Polk County Itemizer-Observer building and Mill Street in front of The Decorated Wall and Radius Tasting Room.

There are scarecrows located on Jefferson Street in front of Willamette Valley Fiber and Tater’s Café which has a “bearcrow.”

Pick up your ballots at the following locations: Some Things, Main Street Emporium, West Valley Taphouse, Karma Coffee, Corby’s Public House, Radius Tasting Room, and Realty One.

Dallas Library Presents ‘Bone-Chillers!!!’

Dallas Public Library will present a performance by acclaimed storyteller Will Hornyak,” — Bone-Chillers!!! — Harrowing Stories for a Hallowed Eve,” on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

The program will be held at the Dallas Event Center, 939 Main Street.

Join master storyteller Will Hornyak for an evening of spine-tingling tales from the Irish and Scottish oral traditions. These stories are for adults and mature teens 14+ years of age.

Hornyak has performed at festivals around the United States and throughout the Northwest as a professional storyteller for over 25 years. A strong performer with a love for the music and rhythm of language, Will fully engages his audiences in bringing stories to life.

This free program is hosted by The Dallas Public Library, and funded by the Polk County Cultural Coalition and the Friends of the Dallas Library.

Masks will be required to be worn during the event. For more information, you can contact the Dallas Library at 503-623-2633 or visit our Facebook page at

Museum hosts Halloween mystery dinner-theater

Cwerks Theater Company and the Polk County Museum will engage forty diners in an audience participation evening of food, fact-finding, and fun.

What’s on the menu besides murder?

Lasagna, chicken fettuccine, various salads, beverages, and desserts. Be part of “Gamblers’ Luck” on Friday, October 29, at 6 p.m.

Time to don an old-timey gambler, cowboy or dance-hall costume and join in the Halloween fun! Dinner and a show all for only $25! Make reservations online at

The museum’s located at the south end of the Polk County Fairgrounds parking lot in Rickreall.

For more information, see or call 503-623-6251.

Downtown Dallas holds trick-n-treat

Take your costumed little ghosts and goblins to downtown Dallas for trick-or-treating and other fun contests on Oct. 30 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The results of the virtual costume contest, sponsored by Keller Williams Cornerstone Team, will be announced at 3 p.m.

Those with a flair for the artistic can join the 2021 Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Pumpkins can be carved, painted, or have materials glued on to them.

Entries and submission forms are due at 3 p.m. on Oct. 30.

For more information, Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.

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