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Check out these Halloween events this week

McGruff the Crime Dog hands candy to a young trick-or-treater during downtown Tigard's 'Trick or Treat Main Street' event, which returns on Oct. 31.This time of year there is no shortage of fun and spooky events to keep you warm on the cold, wet October nights.

Below, you'll find a selection of Halloween happenings across Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood.

Thursday, Oct. 30 - Halloween Rooms

The night before Halloween, be sure to head to Tigard High School’s annual “Halloween Rooms” event, on Thursday, Oct. 30.

The yearly event offers 3- and 4-year-olds a safe place to celebrate the holiday. Each room near the school’s rotunda is decorated with a theme, from Super Mario to children’s movies like “Frozen” and TV shows like “Dora the Exporer.”

Children are able to walk the halls and trick-or-treat from room to room.

Clubs at the school put on the annual event, said Siobhan Egan, 17.

“It’s like a service project,” Egan said. “It’s a safe and fun environment for kids to trick-or-treat, and it is a fun way to interact with the community and get the word out about how great our school is.”

The rooms aren’t scary, Egan said, they are kept fun.

“We don’t do anything too scary, or too frightening,” said Tigard High School teacher Mckenzie Coulson. “It’s our way of giving back to the community.”

The school will have 25 different rooms around the Rotunda.

“That’s a record for us,” Egan said.

The kids are able to play games in the different rooms, and — of course — eat plenty of candy.

“It’s really fun to see all the kids,” Egan said. “They love it.”

Children of all ages are welcome, Coulson said, but the event is specifically tailored for children from ages 3 to 7.

It’s the perfect way for children who can’t otherwise go trick-or-treating to enjoy the holiday, Egan said.

“It’s always cold on Halloween, but we have a nice, warm school,” Egan said.

The event goes from 5 to 7 p.m., and is free for everyone.

Tigard High School is located at 9000 S.W. Durham Road.

Trick or Treat on Main Street

Families will be visiting downtown Tigard between 4 and 6 p.m., for downtown's annual "Trick or Treat on Main Street."

Participating businesses will carry an orange flyer in their window, welcoming kids and families in for candy and other treats.

Tigard Festival

Tigard Christian Church is expecting to see hundreds at its Fall Festival on Halloween night.

From 6 to 8 p.m., young children and their families will partake in crafts games and plenty of fun.

Costumes are welcome, but church officials ask that they not be too scary.

Tigard Christian Church is located at 13405 S.W. Hall Blvd., across from Tigard Public Library

For more information, call 503-639-5713.

Tualatin Youth Advisory Council's annual haunted house brings plenty of scares all this week

Tualatin Haunted Dollhouse

In the mood for something scary? Be sure to head to Tualatin for its annual haunted house, run by high school students. (Reporter Caitlin Feldman wrote all about it in last week's edition)

Sherwood Old Town and downtown Trick or Treating

Come trick or treat beginning at 3 p.m. at many Sherwood businesses. Just look for Halloween signs like the Bat Crossing sign for participating businesses in Old Town. The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce will be handing out treats as well. Candy seekers can also trick or treat at the Sherwood Plaza and Sherwood Market Centers from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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