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What’s shakin’ for Halloween?

Christine Stanley

Oct. 22What: Truckee Elementary Pumpkin PatchWhen: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Where: Truckee Elementary Pick out your prime jack-o-lantern canvas, play carnival games, and mini-golf. There will even be a petting zoo and pony rides! Bring the entire family for this fun event hosted by the Truckee Elementary Parent Teacher OrganizationOct. 22 through 31 What: The Great Pumpkin Festival and Haunted HouseWhen: 3 to 9 p.m. daily, extended til midnight on Halloween weekendWhere: The P-1 parking garage in the Village at Squaw Valley Do you dare? The higher the moon rises, the creepier it gets, so visitors beware of what lurks in the dark. Ghouls, ghosts, and mirrored mazes are sure to scare. Adult tickets are $5, children are $3, and proceeds will benefit Excellence in Education. There will also be nightly horror movies at Mamasaki starting at 8 p.m.Oct. 25What: The KidZone Museum’s Halloween CarnivalWhen: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.Where: At the KidZone Pirates and Princesses six and under can participate in games and activities. But leave the collection buckets at home, because this is a sugar-free Zone. Apples, books, and other goodies will be given instead. There will also be face painting, a witch brewing secret potions, and a celebration of the Latin-American holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Wear your costumes to this free family event.Oct. 27 and 28What: The Parks and Rec District’s Not-so-Haunted HouseWhen: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Where: At the Community Center Little goblins are invited to explore Shrek’s swamp at this year’s family-friendly event designed for children ages six and under. Visit Lord Farquaad’s castle, meet the gingerbread man, and sneak a peak at Princess Fiona’s bedroom. Tickets will be sold at the door for $2 for children, $4 for adults, and will include face painting and candy.Oct. 29What: Doggy Costume ContestWhen: 1 p.m.Where: In the Village at Squaw Valley Bring your costumed canine to this event sponsored by “Tales by the Lake” for a chance to win a number of gift certificates to the shop. The $8 entry fee will benefit the Truckee Humane Society & Pet Network. There we also be goody bags and a raffle with doggy prizes. Sign up in the Village prior to the event or by calling 583-WAGS.What: Halloween at the Auld DublinerWhen: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.Where: The Auld Dubliner Pub in the Squaw Valley Village Forget the candy, the Dubliner’s got drink and food specials to satisfy your cravings. The pub will be closed all day in preparation for the event, which will host a DJ, dancing, and a costume contest with awesome prizes.THE BIG NIGHTWhat: Safe Street trick-or-treat nightWhen: 5 to 7 p.m.Where: The Gateway Center For more than 15 years the merchants of the Gateway Center have been hosting this event which averages an attendance of 1,000.Wear your costume for trick-or-treating and plenty of socializing.What: Bar of America’s Halloween Costume PartyWhen: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.Where: Bar of America This is lucky-number 13 for the Bar’s annual event. The local favorite Jeff Jones Band will be entertaining, as will be the attendees. Cold hard cash prizes for the costume contest, so put your thinking cap on and make it original. Cover TBD.What: Halloween Bash at Les ChamoixWhen: DJ and dancing start at 9 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m.Where: Les Chamoix, Squaw Valley Kick off the ski season in the best costume you can muster. Live DJ, dancing, drinks, and plenty of freaky people. $5 cover.What: Balboa’s Halloween BashWhen: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.Where: Balboa restaurant and bar in the Village at Squaw Valley Costumes are required to get in the door, and make it a good one because the prizes for the contest will be worth it. Dance, drink, and be scary. Cover is $5.