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Lots of Halloween fun is planned throughout the area

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Add these events to your calendar, if you dare!

by: SUBMITTED PHOTOS : CITY OF WEST LINN - Spooky strolls and haunted trails are all part of the Halloween fun planned throughout the area.

Mystery theater dinner will raise funds for McLean House

The Friends of McLean Park and House will present a mystery theater dinner and silent auction Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. The event will raise funds to build a shelter over the patio at the historic house. Providing the entertainment will be the New Century Players. Tickets are $50 each, part of which is tax deductible. A no-host bar will be available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit mcleanhouse.org or call 503-655-4268.

The McLean House and Park is located at 5350 River St. in West Linn.

Try out the Haunted Trail at Mary S. Young State Park

Hosted by West Linn Parks and Recreation Department, the Haunted Trail is a walk through the woods at night where you will encounter scenes and characters to scare you along the way. For those not wanting to get a fright, an Enchanted Trail is also offered. This is recommended for families with young children.

Avoid the ticket line by prepurchasing tickets online at westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec. Tickets to the Enchanted Trail are $4 online or $5 at the gate. Children 3 and younger are admitted free.

Tickets to the Haunted Trail are $8 when purchased in advance or $10 at the gate.

You wont encounter characters like this creepy guy on the Enchanted Trail, making it perfect for the youngest trick or treaters.

Spooky Halloween dance party planned

A Halloween dance party with the Soundstage Rhythm Orchestra is planned for Oct. 26 at the Pacific Crest Grand Ballroom, 610 McLoughlin Blvd., Oregon City.

“The Soundstage Rhythm Orchestra is shaking it up again with (its) signature 28-piece dance performance orchestra that rocks with chart toppers from the 1920s to 2013,” said organizer Michael Shaw. “Get yourself dressed up in your favorite Halloween garb: flappers, zoot suits, roaring ‘20s, poodle skirts of the ‘50s, Old West, royalty. Be clever and be judged for your uniqueness.”

Tickets are $15 in advance through Tickettomato.com or $17 at the door. Food and bar beverages will be offered by Portland Catering Company. Costumes are encouraged. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. This is an all-ages event. Learn more at sromusic.com.

Spooky Stroll set for Oct. 27

The ninth annual Spooky Stroll and food drive in Tanner Creek Park in West Linn is set for Oct. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. The event features a costume parade for kids, parents, friends and leashed pets as well as treats, crafts and live music.

As in past years, attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the West Linn Food Pantry. The event is hosted by the MOMS Club of West Linn. To learn more about the event, call Elizabeth Farry at 503-278-9071.

Oregon City Fantasy Trail is open through Oct. 30

Take a walk through a lighted, wooded fantasy trail decorated with spooky sights and sounds on the Halloween Fantasy Trail, 19754 South Ridge Road, Oregon City. The trail is open noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. each day. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Great fun for all ages. Visit fantasytrail.com for more information.

Can you get through the corn maze?

Can you get through the twists and turns of the corn maze at Lee Farms? The 5-acre maze is fun for the whole family. Cost is $7 per person; children 5 and younger are free with a paying adult. Hours are Thursdays 3 to 6 p.m.; Fridays 3 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October.

Lee Farms’ Pumpkin Patch is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through October. Enjoy hayrides, pony rides, haymaze, jumbo slide, covered giant bounce pillow, kettle corn, fresh pumpkin and fruit pies, apple cider and doughnuts.

Lee Farm is located one mile south of Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin. Look for signs on the right-hand side of the road.

Trick or treat among the stacks at the LO library

You may find it difficult to recognize your favorite librarians when you visit the Lake Oswego Public Library on Halloween. Many staff members will be in costume. Come trick or treat from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The library is located at 706 Fourth St.

Fiala Farms has a corn maze, fall decorations, too

Fiala Farms has pumpkins, gourds and a corn maze. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Admission to the corn maze is $7 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and free for those age five and under. Really scary events can be arranged by appointment. Call 503-638-4079. Fiala Farm is located at 21231 SW Johnson Road, West Linn.