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October 21, 2014

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Halloween: Henderson happenings

Halloween is right around the corner. Check out this listing of events to find out the spooky happenings in your part of town.

Fall is headed our way and Halloween is right around the corner. If you're looking for some terrifying entertainment, check out one of the many haunted houses that are already up and running. In addition to these spookier attractions, there are harvest festivals and Halloween events galore for the whole family to enjoy.

Funtown Frightfest at Galleria Sunset Mall: Galleria Sunset Mall presents the Funtown Frightfest Pumpkin Patch to benefit People's Autism Foundation. Enjoy three acres of spooky fun, food and frights featuring midway games, carnival rides, bungee jumping, inflatable bouncy rides, runaway train, haunted hayride, pony rides, pumpkin patch, street entertainers, special celebrity appearances, raffles and more.

Haunting at the Ranch: Ghosts will be swimming to celebrate their favorite time of year at the Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex. Join the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department for an evening of haunted fun with games, trick-or-treat bag decorating, and a pumpkin scavenger hunt. Bring a blank pillowcase to make bag decorating extra frightening. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Birds With Spooky Reputations: Lots of creatures give people the creeps around Halloween and some of them are birds. Find out why crows, ravens, barn owls and turkey vultures have spooky reputations. The workshop features hands-on and educational displays and games that reinforce the learning experience and is hosted by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. The event is open to children aged 6 to 12. Register online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 194015-63) or in person at any City of Henderson recreation center.

Pug-O-Rama Picnic: The Southern Nevada Pug Rescue, a non-profit organization, will host its ninth annual Pug-O-Rama Picnic at the Silver Springs Recreation Center Amphitheater in Henderson. The Halloween-themed event will feature costume contests, prizes, raffles and a silent auction. Pug owners are encouraged to dress up their pugs, pack a picnic and enjoy a few hours socializing with other pug owners.

Halloween Origami at James I. Gibson Library: Scare yourself silly with creepy holiday origami. Learn how to make a witch, a pumpkin and a skull. The event is open to ages 8-12.

Halloween Extravaganza: James I. Gibson Library presents the 8th annual Halloween Extravaganza celebration. Guests can enjoy games with prizes, a costume contest and a Jack-O-Lantern contest.

Fall is headed our way and Halloween is right around the corner. If you're looking for some terrifying entertainment, check out one of the many haunted houses that are already up and running. In addition to these spookier attractions, there are harvest festivals and Halloween events galore for the whole family to enjoy.

Pumpkin Painting at Malcolm Library Express your creativity as you decorate your own pumpkin at Malcolm Library. Register online at www.mypubliclibrary.com or call (702) 263-7522. The event is open to ages 7-12.

Halloween Spooktacular: Put on your costume and join the festivities at Paseo Verde where guests can enjoy games, activities and spooky stories.

For a complete guide to Halloween events around the valley, visit the Sun's 2010 Halloween guide.

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