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Halloween happenings and haunts

Hundreds of Halloween decorations can be found at the home of Harry and Patti Keller, who live on SW Sixth Avenue in Oak Harbor. The couple started their holiday collections 30 years ago. Occassionally, passersby will even stop and donate decorations to add to it.  - Liz Burlingame/Whidbey News-Times
Hundreds of Halloween decorations can be found at the home of Harry and Patti Keller, who live on SW Sixth Avenue in Oak Harbor. The couple started their holiday collections 30 years ago. Occassionally, passersby will even stop and donate decorations to add to it.
— image credit: Liz Burlingame/Whidbey News-Times

Keep kids safe on Halloween

IDIPIC’s safety program “Be Safe Be Seen on Halloween” returns to Oak Harbor Wal-Mart this year on Halloween. Stop by Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for free reflective trick-or-treat bags, clothing stickers and bike reflectors as well as games, puzzles and lots of candy. There’s even a treat for parents and other adults: glow-in-the-dark key fobs that tell people you are a key to safety, a designated driver. To learn how your agency, business, church or organization can be a Partner in Prevention and help deter driving under the influence and underage drinking in our communities, visit www.idipic.org, or call 672-8219.

Trick or treat for UNICEF

Members of the Oak Harbor High School Key Club will be going door to door Halloween night. They won’t be asking for candy. Instead they will be asking you to donate to UNICEF. Money collected from the fundraiser will be used to support village schools in Uganda. Please help support this Key Club project. For more information contact Kiwanis Advisor for the Key Club, Martha Wallin, 675-3447.

Merchants hand out candy

Oak Harbor’s downtown merchants on Pioneer Way will welcome hundreds of young trick-or-treaters this evening, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. Island Thrift donated the candy to make sure there is plenty for everyone. It’s an Oak Harbor tradition, where families can dress up, have fun and compare costumes in a safe, friendly environment.

It’s frightful at the Roller Barn

Frightville continues Halloween, Oct. 31, at the Roller Barn. It’s open from 3 to 5 p.m. with the “lights on” matinee and again from 7 p.m. to midnight for the 2009 grand finale’. Laser tag coupons will be available.

The “lights on” matinee is $3 per person. Cost for Frightville IX on Halloween night is $10 per person. Call 240-9273.

Terror takes over at Au Sable

“10 Tales of Terror,” a haunted house at the Au Sable Institute on Parker Road near Coupeville, continues Halloween night from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids. A less frightful “Trick or treat Town” will be held from to 5 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Coupeville High School Senior Class party.

Harvest Party open to everyone

Lighthouse Christian Center invites people of all ages to their annual Harvest Party. This year the theme is “Let’s Go to The Movies.” There will the opportunity for kids to play Wii games, darts and balloons, bean bag toss, basketball throw and many more, along with food, prizes and lots of fun. Please bring a bag of candy to share The party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 1767 NE Regatta Dr. Call 679-3158.

Costumes, grapes, ghouls

Halloween Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Greenbank Farm will include both kids and adult entertainment and activities.

Kids will get to parade their Halloween costumes and decorate pumpkins down at the Jim Davis House, where a cider press will be pressing apples and kids can do some trick or treating while they are at it. This will go on from 1 to 3 p.m.

The weekend is also the Grapes and Ghouls on the Wine Trail event sponsored by Whidbey Island Vintners Association, and local winery FishTalk Vineyards will be hosted at the Greenbank Farm Wine Shop and Tasting Room. The Wine Shop and Tasting Room will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for this event and to the public for regular tasting as well.

Sno-Isle Library Foundation will have a fundraising event, which includes a visit from Edgar Allen Poe, along with wine tasting and other activities on Halloween evening.

Halloween at the Sherman Farm

A narrated trolley tour of the Sherman Farm pumpkin patch is on the agenda Oct. 31 for Meet Feet on Whidbey, from 1 to 3 p.m. Adults, children, and well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome to this free event. Mr. Sherman himself will tell how farming has changed since his family has been working the land in Ebey’s Landing. Visit www.whidbeywalks.com, or call 360-321-0533.

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