Halloween events in and around town
October 30, 2007
Safe Trick or Treating 4-6 p.m., Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. Includes treats, face painting, crafts and more; entry $3 per child. Call 884-2226.
Trick-or-treating at the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St. 4:30-8 p.m.
The Salvation Army’s Harvest Carnival 5:30-8 p.m., The Salvation Army, 661 Colorado St. Come by for a free fun filled, candy fillin’, hotdog eatin’, game playin’, prize winnin’ event. Hosted by The Salvation Army. Call 887-9120.
Fall Festival 6-9 p.m., Frontier Plaza, 1927 N. Carson St. Features games, face painting, pony rides, bounce house, live music and more. Call 882-6488.
Haunted House 6:30-10 p.m., private residence, 1137 Lindsey Lane. Entry is two nonperishable food items per person, to benefit Ron Wood Family Resource Center. Call 884-2269.
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Safe Halloween Night, 6 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Family Church, 1201 N. Saliman Road. Includes crafts, face painting, games, candy and more.
Halloween House “No Tricks, Just Treats” at Carson Plaza Retirement Center, 6:30-8 p.m. at 2120 E. Long St., a safe Halloween House for area children.
Call 883-1221. Free admission for an evening of fun, games and sweet treats.
Warehouse Scarehouse 7-10 p.m., The Warehouse, 3579 Highway 50 East. Admission $10 at the door. Call 720-9946.
The third annual Goblin Parade begins at 5 p.m. The parade will begin at the Virginia City Jerky Co., 204 S. C St., Virginia City.
Awards will be given for the best, scariest and most unusual costumes. Call 847-4768.
McAvoy Layne will star in “The Nevada Story” beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Piper’s Opera House. Nevada’s own “Ghost of Mark Twain” presents a history of the Silver State in music, narration and multi-media. Tickets are $25.
St. Mary’s Art Center, at Union and R streets in Virginia City, is hosting a sleep-over Halloween event. Visitors can spend Halloween night in the old hospital in Virginia City. The event includes a catered dinner by Secret Service Catering, followed by tales of the miners and their ghosts by local resident Carolyn Beaupre.
Cost is $65 for a double room and $20 for dinner, which will be chicken and sausage with pumpkin dumplings, autumn vegetables, hash browns and baked apple cheesecake. To enjoy the stories without the dinner or sleepover, the cost is $7.
Reservations are required. Call 240-7665.
The Historic Fourth Ward School will host its annual Haunted Halls event on from 6-8 p.m. featuring ghostly tours of the old school. The school is located at the south end of C Street, where highways 341 and 342 intersect.
Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 16 and under. Call 847-0975.
Ride the Haunted Halloween train on the V&T beginning at 6 p.m. at the V&T Depot on Washington and F streets, Virginia City. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children age 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger.
The Comstock Gold Mill on F Street in Virginia City will have its “Haunted Gold Mill” event at 6 p.m. The ghost of the gold mill still haunts. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for kids and $10 for family. Call 847-4FUN.
Will and Sheree Rose lead a Halloween party and dinner dance at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill. Fine dining offered from 5-9 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, with prize going to the best costume. The party is free, dinner is extra. Call 847-0111.
Fairies, princesses, witches, spider men, monsters, other costumed children and their friends and family are invited to gather candy treats, visit a “not too scary” Haunted House, enjoy a pumpkin patch and games during Trick or Treat in the Streets 4:30-7 Halloween night at the National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake Street in downtown Reno.
For a $1 per person admission fee, families and friends of costumed children don’t need to shiver in the cold while trick or treating.
Children can participate in a parade from the National Automobile Museum to the West Street Plaza for a costume contest and a Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins Pageant as part of Halloween Hallow in downtown Reno. Costumed youngsters and their folks participating in the parade will leave the National Automobile Museum at 6:30 p.m.