Halloween and harvest events

Haunted houses

DARKWING MANOR AND MORGUETORIUM MUSEUM: 4192 Coleman Creek Road, Phoenix. The annual haunted house by Tim and Tina Reuwsaat, this year a benefit for the Southern Oregon Historical Society, is open 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 and on Halloween. Visitors can tour "Morticia's" collection of mourning and funerary items, then walk the haunted estate grounds featuring costumed live actors, special effects, fire breathers, fortune tellers and more. The Reuwsaats don't recommend kids under 8 attend the haunted house and suggest parental discretion even for older kids. Cost is a donation of $5. See or .

HAUNTED HOUSE: 2779 Rosewood St., Medford. The haunted house is organized by a Hedrick Middle School seventh-grade student, Emily Ford, to benefit the school's Sparrow. It will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Halloween and is suitable for all ages. Admission is 50 cents and glowsticks can be purchased for 25 cents. Donations of money and toys will be collected for the Sparrow, a 17-month-old girl with a seizure disorder caused by being shaken as a baby.

Decorated houses

TOTEM POLE TRAILER PARK: 812 S. Pacific Highway, Unit No. 2, Talent. Neighbors have watched Jeff Painter's hauntings evolve and the final touches, including sound effects, will be in place by Halloween night. Trick-or-treaters are welcome.

838 ELLEN AVE.: In Medford. Adam and Carie Seibert have decorated their home with lights set to music, motorized special effects and weekend treats. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. and continue until 10.

Special events

HALLOWEEN PARTY: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Kids Imagination Discovery Space, 227 N. Ross Lane, Medford. The party includes a haunted house, "spooky fun games," a costume contest and regular play-space activities. Cost is $5 for children, $2 for adults. Call 772-9922.

SPOOKY SCIENCE EXHIBIT: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The exhibit includes experiments for all ages, including screaming cups, gooey concoctions and optical illusions. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $5 for children 2-12 and free for children under 2. Call 482-6767.

SCHOOL CARNIVAL: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Bellview Elementary, 1070 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The school's 67th annual carnival includes dinner and drinks, a haunted house, game booths, cake walk and prize walk, face-painting, a fortune teller and more. Tickets are available for four for $1 (three for $1 at the carnival), and games and food items cost three to four tickets. Call 482-1310 or see .

ASHLAND WITCHES FULL MOON BALL AND HALLOWEEN PARTY: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Jackson WellSprings, 2253 N. Highway 99, Ashland. San Francisco-based band, Land of the Blind, will play world music and show a Celtic art film "The Ninth Wave." There will be a group ritural celebrating fall, vendors, food and fun. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 292-9352 for tickets and information on the event, which is sponsored by the local Coven of the Blessed Springs.

"THE WITCHES OF ASHLAND" PLAY: 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Inner Child Cafe, 310 Oak St., Suite 4, Ashland. The play was conceived by, written by and developed by children, families and staff of the cafe. It's free. Call 482-WILD.

PUSS 'N BOOTS COSTUME BALL: The Friends of the Animal Shelter will host its 16th annual fundraiser, the Puss 'n Boots Costume Ball and Silent Auction, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Windmill Inn, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland. The Halloween-themed party begins with a silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet-style dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing to music by Broadway Phil and the Shouters begins at 8 p.m. There will be door prizes and raffles. Prizes also will be awarded to winners of the Halloween costume contest. Tickets cost $30 and are available at Paddington Station, 125 E. Main St., Ashland. All proceeds will benefit the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Call 821-8291.

Halloween events:

HALLOWEEN DROP IN AND DRAW: 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The art class for children ages 6 and older takes place every Wednesday, but on Oct. 31 it will feature spooky mask and Halloween craft making. Cost is $3 per child, and class size is limited. Costumes are encouraged. Call 772-8118 or see .

HALLOWEEN PARADE: The parade leaves the Ashland Library, corner of Gresham Street and Siskiyou Boulevard, at 3:30 p.m. and travels to Lithia Park. Costumed children and adults can march in the parade, then collect candy treats from merchants at the A Street Marketplace. The event is sponsored by the Ashland Chamber. Call 482-3486.

HALLOWEEN OPEN HOUSE: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Southern Oregon Gymnastic Academy, 3001 Samike Drive, No. 112, Medford. Children ages 2 and older can come to the academy for goodies and supervised holiday activities. Non-violent costumes are encouraged. It's free. Call 245-9379.

HALLOWEEN AT THE YMCA: Trunk-or-treating &

also known as Halloween tailgating &

will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rogue Valley Family YMCA, 219 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Families can decorate their cars &

as they would their front porches &

and trick or treat in the Y parking lot. The event is partly sponsored by the United Methodist Church. Call 772-6295 or see .

TREAT GREET: Children ages 12 and younger can bring their goodie bags to Skylark Assisted Living Center, 900 Skylark Place, Ashland, to collect sweet treats from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Cookies and juice also will be provided. Call 552-1713.

ROGUE VALLEY MALL ANNUAL SAFE AND SANE HALLOWEEN: 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rogue Valley Mall, 1600 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. Children and adults in costume can trick or treat at mall stores. The free event is sponsored by KTVL Channel 10, and trick or treaters are asked to bring a can of food to donate to ACCESS. Call 776-3255.

HOWL-O-WEEN PARTY: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Santo Center, 701 N. Columbus, Medford. Traditional Halloween games, food, prizes and costumes are planned at the community center. It's free. Call 774-2400.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: 7 p.m. at Inner Child Cafe, 310 Oak St., Suite 4, Ashland. Activities include bobbing for apples, game and prize stations and treats. It's free. Call 482-WILD.

Halloween dance to save Southern Oregon University pool: 8 p.m. to midnight at the Historic Ashland Armory, 280 Oak St., Ashland. Mambo Rico will perform salsa for a dance to benefit The Aquatics Foundation of Southern Oregon. Salsa dance lessons begin at 8 p.m., and music follows. A costume contest is planned. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Students with SOU ID can get in for $8. Call 261-3073 or see .

Farm festivals

PHEASANT FIELDS FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October at the farm, 1865 Camp Baker Road, Phoenix. Admission is free, but tickets are sold for specific activities. There will be a pumpkin patch, kids corn maze, horse-drawn hayrides, antique farm equipment display, a shooting gallery, pony rides, a farm animal exhibit, miniature horse demonstration, face painting, children's activities and live music. Call 535-3873.

HARVEST CELEBRATION: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will host a harvest celebration from 10 a.m. to — p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point. Admission is $5, $3 for children ages — to 12 and seniors 65 and older. A variety of harvest-related activities and events are planned, including dutch oven cooking demonstrations; a Chataqua lecture titled "Forbidden Fruit: The Apple in History, Literature and Legend" by Nancy Appling; craft activities for children to make and take home; and a ground breaking ceremony for an Oregon Heirloom Apple Orchard. Visitors can purchase a pumpkin and carve it at the farm. There will be entertainment by Banjo Bill, food, wagon rides and miniature horse cart rides. See .

WHITE'S COUNTRY FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October at the farm, 3939 Jacksonville Highway, Medford. Pony rides, hay rides, childrens' corn maze, petting zoo, kiddy train and an inflatable dragon are planned. Call 773-8031.

THE FARM: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays at the farm, 51 South Stage Road, Medford. The nonprofit, which offers pony rides and a petting farm, adds a pumpkin patch, hay maze, scarecrow making and more during October, plus hay wagon rides on weekends. Cost is $4. Call 535-1316.

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