Calling all ghouls and goblins, superheroes and scarecrows
Don the masks, wigs and facepaint Halloween is here once again, and theres plenty to do in western Washington County.
Options abound for those looking to be scared and those looking to relax. Heres a roundup of local happenings:
n Theatre in the Grove will be hosting a haunted theater with zombies, ghosts and ghouls Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1. The theater will be open for free, with a suggested $1 donation during the Trick-or-Treat the Merchants activities in downtown Forest Grove from 4 to 6 p.m. TITG will reopen at 7 p.m. at a cost of $5. Saturday, the theater will be open 7 to 10 p.m. Volunteers are still needed. Email email@example.com.
n A bit to the east, Bag&Baggage Productions presents Dial M for Murder at the Venetian Theatre, 253 E. Main St. in Hillsboro, Thursday, Oct. 30, to Sunday, Nov. 2. Showings are at 7:30 p.m. Sundays show is at 2 p.m. The psychological thriller was made into an Alfred Hitchcock film in the 1950s, and is powerful on the stage.
n McMenamins Grand Lodge will host a Halloween bash with Big Mama Gayle & Her Sugar Daddies. The music starts at 7 p.m. Join the costume contest and shake a leg.
n Those looking to enjoy some music without so much boogying can head to the Garage Door at McMenamins Grand Lodge and listen to Redwood Son & The Revelry. The Urban Decanter will host Randy Morrison at 7 p.m.
n Sonrise Church in Cornelius is hosting a free community barbecue for kids and adults from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1682 Adair St. There will be free hot dogs, burgers, chips and potato salad.
n The North Plains Senior Center, 31450 N.W Commercial St., will host a Halloween barbecue from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
n Carltons haunted granary is back and raising funds for the Carlton Community Foundation. Itll be open Wednesday, Oct. 29, to Friday, Oct. 31. Admission is $10 and two cans of food. It opens at 7 p.m. and is located at 128 S. Pine St. in Carlton.
n Trick-or-Treat the Merchants is back. Stop by downtown Forest Grove businesses 4 to 6 p.m. for candy and treats. McMenamins Grand Lodge will also host trick-or-treating from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Pacific University will not be opening its residence halls this year for trick-or-treaters, but festivities will reign in the University Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Supervised children are invited to trick-or-treat, take part in games to win small prizes and enjoy other activities such as coloring during an event called Hall-o-Safe.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT