Hauntingly fun Halloween happenings

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

In and around Polk County

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* Airlie Hills Farm Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch

-- Open daily through Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, 10720 Airlie Road, Monmouth. Features hay rides, a newly designed hay maze, farm animals, pedal carts and a 5-acre owl-themed corn maze. Sausage dogs, kettle corn, and other food or beverages are available for purchase. Admission is free, though there is a cost to participate in some activities and attractions that run from $2 to $3. 503-851-6904 or www.airliehills.com.

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Setniker Farms Pumpkin Patch

-- Open daily through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 6410 Poplar Lane, Independence. Admission is free, but there are costs for some activities and attractions. Fun stuff includes: A small and large corn maze, hay rides, hay pyramids, indoor slides and corn pit. Activities are free for those 2 and under. The popular "haunted" corn maze takes place 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Cost is $7 per person. Concessions are available on the weekend. For more information: 503-932-3821; www.setnikerfarms.com.

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Dallas Area Seniors Halloween Music Jam

-- Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dallas Senior Center, 955 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Halloween-themed music and costume contest. Musicians, singers and spectators welcome. Free. 503-623-5055.

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New Hope Community Outreach Center Halloween Open House

-- Friday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 260 SW Mill St., Dallas. Buffet-style lunch, games, costume contests, goodie bags, information on the center and its programs, and more. RSVP requested. 503-831-9336.

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* Arc of Polk County Halloween Dance

-- Friday, Oct. 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. For persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Costumes encouraged; prizes for best costumes. Admission: $3 (staff and parents are free). 503-269-7303.

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Dallas Walmart Halloween Costume Contest

-- Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dallas Walmart, 321 NE Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Costume contest with first-, second- and third-place winners, face painting, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in Halloween shapes, and candy. Also an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog and finger printing for kids. For more information: Kim Scott, 503-623-0490, ext. 190.

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Mayhem at the Majestic

-- Oct. 27-31, 7 to 10 p.m., Majestic Theater, 976 Main St., Dallas. "Haunted adventure" haunted house open to all ages sponsored by Myron Anderson's Trail of Terrors. Admission: $5. For more information: Sherry Maher, 503-507-0287.

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Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Party

-- Sunday, Oct. 28, noon to 9 p.m., Rogue Farms Micro Hopyard, 3590 Wigrich Road, Independence. For adults, kids and dogs (on leashes). Family-friendly games and activities, pumpkin picking, music, food, Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale release party and more. Some activities, food and beverages have a cost. 503-838-9813; www.rogue.com.

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Monmouth Public Library Pumpkin Carving Contest

-- Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monmouth Public Library, 168 S. Ecols St., Monmouth. Entries accepted from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Categories include Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adult and People's Choice Award. Judging takes place Wednesday, Oct. 31, at noon, except People's Choice judging is throughout the day on Oct. 31. Winners announced on Thursday, Nov. 1. Pumpkins displayed Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. 503-751-0182.

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* Monmouth Farmers/Vendors Market Costume Contest

-- Wednesday, Oct. 31, noon to 6 p.m., Monmouth Farmers/Vendor Market, 152 N. Warren St., Monmouth. Halloween costume contest with prizes, games, treats and refreshments. Costume contest categories include: scariest, funniest, most authentic, most creative, judges favorite, and male and female favorite in pets (any type of pet). Judges will be market vendors. For all ages and pets, too. For more information: Melissa Hurst, 503-779-3062.

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* Dallas Trick 'N' Treat

-- Wednesday, Oct. 31, 3 to 6 p.m., Morrison School gym, 1251 Main St., Dallas. For children through age 12. Costume contests, treats and prizes. Hosted by Morrison School and Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce. Free admission; donations accepted. For more information: 503-623-2564; www.dallasoregon.org.

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MICAA Halloween Spectacular

-- Wednesday, Oct. 31, 4 to 7 p.m. Downtown businesses in Monmouth and Independence host their second "Halloween Spectacular." Many Main Street businesses in both communities will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. The Monmouth-Independence Community Arts Association will provide canvas treat bags for kids in costume. The cities' public libraries will host games and chalk art activities for children. Festival food and refreshments will be available for sale by Partnerships in Community Living. For more information: Martha Zuck, 503-838-1773.

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* Dallas Retirement Village Trick or Treat

-- Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dallas Retirement Village, 311 W. Ellendale Ave., 377 NW Jasper St. and 340 NW Brentwood St., Dallas. Preschool through grade-school children are welcome with their parents. The entry area of each building will have residents looking forward to giving treats out to children. Attendees are asked to stay in the living room front entry area. For more information: Karen Pederson, 503-623-5581.

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* Faith Evangelical Free Church Trunk-or-Treat

-- Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Faith Evangelical Free Church, 2290 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. Decorated cars or parking spaces with candy for trick-or-treaters, hot dogs, apple cider, hot chocolate, games and more for the whole family. Free. For more information: 503-623-8034.

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* Valley Life Center Community Carnival

-- Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m., Valley Life Center, 1795 SE Miller Ave., Dallas. For children in the fifth-grade and younger. Hay rides, pony rides, games, candy, concession and a special drawing. For more information: 503-623-4116.

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