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KidZone Museum offers childcare for Historical Haunted Tour

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212;Dare to get spooked during the third annual Historical Haunted Tour in Truckee, Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21. Ticket sales, limited to 200 attendees, are now available at http://www.truckeehistorytour.org. Covering Truckeeandamp;#8217;s most fascinating sites, the 2011 tour will entertain guests with spooky legends and unsolved mysteries. Begin at Moodyandamp;#8217;s Bistro andamp; Lounge with a glass of wine and experience downtown like never before. Expect attention-grabbing stories and tales youandamp;#8217;ve never heard from characters of days gone by. Featured sites will include the Tourist Club, Cabonaandamp;#8217;s, the International Order of Odd Fellows and Masonic Hall, Train Depot and Art Impressions at Truckee Mercantile.Wondering who will take care of your children while youandamp;#8217;re out on the town? The KidZone Museum will offer Halloween Science with Professor Stickeybottom and dinner (pizza, milk, and veggies) for ages 5-plus, Thursday, Oct. 20, 5-8:30 p.m.If youandamp;#8217;re unable to secure a place on this yearandamp;#8217;s tour, support the Truckee Donner Historical Society and Trails and Vistas by joining the fun at Moodyandamp;#8217;s where raffle tickets will be on sale Oct. 20 and 21.Prizes include a growing list of tantalizing treats including a two night stay at The Richardson House, an overnight at the River Street Inn, 2012 Trails andamp; Vistas art hike tickets, gift baskets from Squeeze In, a family photo session with Johnstown Studios, wine tasting for two at The Pour House, historic Truckee photos, book packages, Scrapsandamp;#8217; andamp;#8220;Pampered Poochandamp;#8221; basket, KidZone Museum annual membership, and a private Donner Summit walking tour with published author and local historian Mark McLaughlin. One hundred percent of the funds raised from the raffle go directly to Trails andamp; Vistas and the Truckee Donner Historical Society.Tour organizers are also offering an enhanced experience for any attendee who shows up in costume. Prizes will be awarded for the best historic costume each evening. In the last two years, the Historical Haunted Tour has raised more than $6,000 for the Truckee Donner Historical Society and Trails andamp; Vistas.

What: Historical Haunted Tour (adults-only)When: Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21, 2011Where: Moodyandamp;#8217;s Bistro andamp; Lounge, 10007 Bridge St., TruckeeCost: $30 includes wine or non-alcoholic beverage and walking tour. Visit http://www.truckeehistorytour.org.Lodging: Book two nights at The Richardson House to take advantage of a 50 percent discount on your third night, 10154 High St., http://www.therichardsonhouse.com, 530-563-6874. Stay at the River Street Inn for $130 a night, 10009 East River St., http://www.riverstreetinntruckee.com, 530-550-9290 or The Truckee Hotel at 25 percent off, 10007 Bridge St., http://www.truckeehotel.com, 800-659-6921.Childcare: KidZone Museum offers activities and pizza dinner Thursday, Oct. 20, 5-8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per child and $15 for additional siblings for Historical Haunted Tour attendees. Cost is $25 per child if parents are not attending tour. Call 530-587-5437.Beneficiaries: Truckee Donner Historical Society and Trails andamp; VistasSponsors: Moodyandamp;#8217;s Bistro andamp; Lounge, Sunshine Tahoe, Squeeze In, The Richardson House and KidZone MuseumMore: Visit http://www.truckeehistorytour.org. Call 530-305-4231.