There’s a lot of stuff going on this weekend that will help you to get warmed up for next Thursday, which is Halloween night.
Tonight at Kelso High School, you’re invited to “Haunted Highschool,” a Halloween family fun night set up by the Kelso High Drama Club. Admission is $5, and will include a haunted house, face painting, games, Karaoke, movies and more. The “Haunted Highschool” runs from 6 to 10 pm tonight.
There’s a Haunted House tonight and tomorrow night at the Baker’s Corner Fire Station, going from 6 to 11 pm each night. Tonight will also feature some of the creepies and crawlies from the Reptile Road Show, and they’ll also have raffle tickets available for a dollar apiece. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Out at the Rose Valley Grange, there’s the “Hooligan’s Haunt” Haunted House going from 6 to 10 pm tonight and tomorrow night; proceeds from this event will be going to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
The Beaver Homes Grange continues with its annual Haunted House, which will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 pm tonight ant tomorrow night. They’re also planning a special matinee from 2 to 5 pm tomorrow. You can get $1 off your admission charge by bringing a can of people or pet food for a donation. The Beaver Homes Grange is located off of Highway 30 near Goble. Go to Nicolai Road and follow the signs.
The Nyghtmare Manor Haunted House up near Silver Lake will also be open tonight and tomorrow, starting at dark and going until 10 pm each night. They’re located at 142 Wilford Road; admission is free, but they will collect donations of food or cash, which will then go to the Help Food Warehouse in Longview.
At Yan’s Restaurant in West Kelso, there’s a 21-and-over fundraising Halloween Party planned for tonight. This will start at 8:30 pm and will run until closing, with prizes, drawings, raffles and more. There’s no cover charge, but proceeds from the party will help to support the “Parading for a Cure” Relay for Life team.
From 11 am to 1 pm tomorrow at the Kelso Library, a Harvest Party is planned. This is an all-age event, which will include book giveaways, crafts, balloon animals, face-painting and costumes. Altrusa International of Kelso-Longview is sponsoring the event. The Kelso Library is located in the Three Rivers Mall, close to the J. C. Penney store.
The Longview Eagles are holding their annual Kids Halloween Party tomorrow afternoon, starting at 1 pm. This is for Eagles members, their guests and their children. Along with the costume contest, they’ll have pumpkin decorating, apple-bobbing and a “Fantasy House.” Call Sandy at 425-1444 for additional information.
The annual Kids Halloween Party is planned for tomorrow afternoon at the Castle Rock Eagles Lodge, going from noon until 2 pm. This is for kids up to 12 years in age; there’s a costume contest for three separate age groups, games, prizes, a cake walk and a sack lunch. Call 274-8961 for more information.
Down in St. Helens, the “Little Spooks Parade” is planned for tomorrow evening. Around 600 kids, parents and grandparents took part in last year’s event, which will go through “Halloweentown” in St. Helens. Many of the businesses in Olde Towne St. Helens will also be open for trick-or-treating after the parade. Parade assembly starts at 4:30 pm at South 1st and St. Helens Streets in downtown St. Helens, and the parade itself starts at 5.
On Sunday, there’s a Harvest Party planned at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Longview. This is billed at “free, safe and non-scary fun,” going from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. They’ll have candy and games, and for those who might need it, hats, scarves, gloves and other warm clothing will be available. This is being sponsored by Longview Public Schools.