Local Halloween and harvest activities slated during the next two weeks include:
Oct. 27 -- UNICEF Fund-Raiser at Mud Springs Grange in Madras, 7 p.m. to midnight. Family-oriented event with coffee house atmosphere features coffee, snacks and music for whatever donation you would like to make. Hear "Melt" jazz band from Salem, local country/folk singer Michael Barry, Native American flute players Foster Kalama and his sons Titus and Simeon, and more. If you are interested in performing call 546-6144.
Harvest Carnival for kids up to age 12, at Jefferson County Middle School, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy face painting, games, candy, popcorn, snow cones, dramas, basketball toss and more. The event is sponsored by the Living Hope Christian Center.
Oct. 31 -- Halloween Fling on the Historic Madras Mainstreet Centre (Fifth Street) from 5 to 7 p.m. Say Boo to Drugs by trick or treating at merchants stores, enjoying a costume contest at 6 p.m., carnival with tickets at 10 for $1, and Haunted House sponsored by Jefferson County Fire Department.
East Cascade Living Center, trick or treat from 6 to 9 p.m., Halloween night, 175 NE 16th St., Madras.
Mountain View Living Center, trick or treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Halloween night, 470 NE A St., Madras.
All month, the Pumpkin Patch, just south of Metolius on the Culver Highway, will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with pumpkins for sale, hay rides, petting zoo, hay pyramid, hay maze, fall decorations, and more.
Girl Scouts -- Will be trick or treating for canned food to help the needy on Halloween night from 5 to 6 p.m.