October 12, 2010

Halloween and other fall fun


13 Days of Terror haunted house
The Oregon Athletic and Educational Foundation is sponsoring the fifth year of the haunted house fundraiser “The 13 Days of Terror” at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, Oct. 14-16, 21-23, and 27-31. The ticket booth opens at 6:30 p.m. each evening and doors open at 7. The haunted house is recommended for ages 12 and older. Tickets may be purchased online at www.scaremegood.com, at Halloween Headquarters at Bend Factory Stores or at 541-382-2390. Prices range from $10 to $17.
Howl-O-Ween at HSR
A special Howl-O-Ween Event for adults, children and pets will be held Oct. 30 to benefit the Humane Society of Redmond.
The festivities run from noon to 3 p.m. and will include pet photos, a costume contest, old-fashioned cupcake walk, dog trick contest, dog smile and tail wag contest, and dog games. The event will be held behind the shelter at the HSR Event Center, at 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave.
“Evil Dead the Musical”
The show runs through Oct. 30. A Rocky Horror-style resurrection of last year’s production is filled with evil puns and campy songs. “Evil Dead the Musical” appeals to a wide variety of audiences but does contain strong language and content.This year’s show features a “Splatter Zone” section in the front row. Fake blood flies, so patrons may not want to wear their nicest clothes.
Thursday through Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 5 p.m. The show closes on Halloween Eve with a 7 p.m. and midnight show. There is a special discounted show on Wednesday, Oct. 13, when all seats are $13. Regular prices are $25 for Splatter Zone, $20 adult, $18 student and senior and can be purchased online at www.2ndstreettheater.com or by calling the box office and leaving a message at 541-312-9626. 2nd Street Theater is located at 220 N.E. Lafayette in Bend.
DD Ranch
DD Ranch is a great place for families to pick out pumpkins. The ranch sells an assortment of produce, including u-dig potatoes and u-pick corn.
The Kids’ Korral has activities for youngsters, including a super slide, a hay maze, swings and a tunnel. The petting zoo features alpacas, oxen, donkeys, llamas, chickens, bunnies and two calves. From Friday to Sunday, the ranch offers hay and pony rides and opens up its cafe, which serves hamburgers and hot dogs featuring beef raised on the ranch.
Hookey Daze for preschool to high school kids, runs Oct. 15- 22.
$5 will provide Kids Korral, hayride (1:30, 2:30, 3:30 p.m. only), and a hot dog with a bag of chips and a small drink.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31
Where: 3836 N.E. Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne
Cost: Admission is free; pony rides cost $5; admission to the Kids’ Korral costs $3.50; hay rides cost $3
Contact: 541-548-1432 or www.ddranch.net

Central Oregon Pumpkin Co.
The Central Oregon Pumpkin Co. is most famous for its giant corn maze. This year’s pattern, called Jurassic Ranch, features dinosaurs. But the maze is just one of many features families can enjoy. Families can launch pumpkins from a giant cannon, take a ride on the zoo train, visit the hay fort and enjoy a pony ride. The animal house petting zoo has more animals in a new space.
When: Now through Oct. 31
• Pumpkin patch: Noon to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
• Corn maze: 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays
Where: 1250 N.E. Wilcox Ave., Terrebonne
Cost: Admission and market are free; maze costs $7.50 ages 12 and older, $5.50 ages 6-11, free ages 5 and younger; other activities are available on weekends, including zoo train, pumpkin cannon, petting zoo and pony rides; prices vary.
Contact: 541-504-1414 or www.pumpkinco.org

Halloween night

Fall Family Festival
Everyone is welcome at Highland Baptist Church’s Fall Family Festival. The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and will include carnival games and prizes for all ages, candy and treats at the Trunk or Treat in the parking lot, and dinner for a dollar in the gym.
The church is located at 3100 S.W. Highland Ave. in Redmond.

Cougar Springs trick-or-treating
Cougar Springs Senior Living Community will provide trick-or-treating from 4-5:30 p.m. Cougar Springs is located at 1942 S.W. Canyon Drive in Redmond.

Treat youth group with donations
Starting at 6 p.m., the youth of Powell Butte Christian Church will be collecting canned food and hygiene products for donation to Full Circle Outreach Center Inc. ( www.yourfullcircle.org) and Powell Butte Christian Church — Project Love Food Pantry. Hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste etc..) will be donated to Full Circle; canned foods will be donated to PBCC Project Love Food Pantry.

Visit the fire station
Redmond Fire and Rescue will hold its annual Halloween event on Halloween afternoon. All ages are welcome to attend at the downtown Redmond Fire Station, located at 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. The event is free and runs from 3-7 p.m. Ride a fire engine, play fun games, learn tips on how to be safe, eat goodies, and trick-or-treat. Call Redmond Fire & Rescue at 541-504-5000 with any questions.

Downtown trick-or-treating
The Redmond Chamber of Commerce, city of Redmond and local merchants on Sixth Street are bringing trick-or-treating downtown for Halloween. Downtown businesses will be handing out candy and treats from 3-6 p.m.
Businesses outside of downtown are encouraged to come downtown and participate as well. Call 541-923-5191 for details.

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