|Get a jump on spirited community events|
|Written by Don Iler, Pilot staff writer|
|October 23, 2013 09:30 am|
Thursday, Oct. 24-31
• “Club Dead” haunted house.
Chetco Pelican Players opens the doors at 7 p.m. on its 10th annual haunted house in Brookings starting Oct. 24 and each night through Oct. 31.
The house is located at the former Torrero’s Mexican restaurant, behind Dutch Bros. Coffee, off Chetco Ave.
Admission is $10 per victim. Hours are from 7 to 10 p.m. weekdays. and open until 11 p.m. on weekends and on Halloween night.
Children younger than ten are not advised to endure this late show torture!
With a reputation of being one of the scariest haunted houses in the area, actors will dress up and scare visitors with a variety of elaborate scenes and activities in the 1,000-square-foot building.
“Our charming guides will lead each and every explorer on a tour of exotically petrifying destinations that will pop-out your eyes, cut off your head, chop off your knees, and unleash instant fear and other ... bodily reactions,” said spokesman Lon Goddard.
“Those few who survive the deranged tour of depravity will receive tasty Trick Or Treats and heaping helpings of Witch Queen Claire Willard’s famous “Creepy Crawly Chili,” in the retreat of her beastly “Beastro,” Goddard said.
Friday, Oct. 25
• Ghost Stories Night.
Chetco Community Public Library in Brookings will host its annual Ghost Stories Night for children at 7 p.m. Children and their families are invited to come in costume and hear fun stories read by local teacher Dan Rotterman, Librarian Dori Blodgett and special guests.
The evening will also feature spooky songs and ghoulish snacks. Ghost Stories Night is mild and appropriate for very young children.
For more information call Blodgett at 541-469-7738. The library is located at 405 Alder St.
•Carnival and haunted house.
Azalea Middle School in Brookings will host a carnival and haunted house from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and the haunted house again on Saturday.
The public event will feature carnival games and prizes, and a haunted house in the gym. Carnival tickets are 50 cents and may be purchased in advance at the school or at the door. The haunted house entry fee is $5 and can be purchased at the event.
Saturday, Oct. 26
•Scaryoke by Stagelights.
Wear a Halloween costume and dance and sing at Stagelights’ second “Halloween Scaryoke” scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
The free, family-friendly karaoke event will happen at the Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor.
Participants can sing solo, duets or in a group on a fully-lit stage while friends and family dance and cheer them on.
Snacks and food will be sold at the concessions stand, with proceeds benefiting the Brookings Harbor Community Theater (BHCT). Donations will also be accepted by Stagelights to fund future karaoke events.
For more information call Scott at 541-469-3123.
•Children’s Halloween Party.
The Brookings Elks are hosting a Halloween party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday for children ages 1 to 12 years old at the lodge, 800 Elk Dr.
Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. There will also be games and snacks.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
• Haunted house.
The Rogue Playhouse in Gold Beach is offering a Halloween Haunted Theater featuring “three nights of terror!”
The event is schedule from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 29-31. The Ellensburg Theater is located at 94196 Ellensburg Avenue.
Tickets are $5. Those brave enough to go through the maze of ghouls and goblins a second time pay $3, a third time $2, and the fourth time is free.
For information call 541- 247-4382.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
• Trunk or treat.
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints will host it’s annual Halloween carnival and trunk-or-treat from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church, 770 Elk Drive, Brookings.
The free event will feature family-friendly games and activities inside while people will hand out candy to costumed children from the backs of vehicles in parking lot.
Thursday, Oct. 31
• Halloween Festival in Gold Beach.
The South Coast Community Resource Center and the Rogue Grange will host a family-friendly Halloween Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rogue Grange and Community Center, 33043 Nesika Road.
The price is $12 per family and includes a spaghetti dinner, a goody bag for children, games and prizes. There will also be a costume contest with prizes.
Profits from the event will benefit the center’s non-food pantry and the grange’s building maintenance/repair fund.
For information, call Cheryle Seaton at 541-247-0269.
• Costume party.
LGBTQ will host a Halloween costume party and dance for all ages from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane (behind Subway).
The event will feature prizes for best costume, karaoke singer and dancer. There will be games and door prizes. No alcohol is allowed.
The event is sponsored by PFLAG, an advocacy group that promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their families and friends.
• Haunted candlelight tour of Oregon Caves.
Haunted candlelight tours are scheduled for the Oregon Caves National Monument from Oct. 24-31.
Guides in costume will lead visitors through the darkened tunnels of the caves, sharing lesser known tales of the cavern and its creatures, such as bats and spiders.
The tour is roughly one hour long and will begin at 4 p.m. daily. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $8.50 per person; reservations are not available.
Children must be at least 12 years old to participate, and unaccompanied youth will need a parental release form signed on site. The tours include eerie soundscapes, ghost stories, and Halloween-inspired theatrics.
For more information call 541-592-2100, ext. 2259.