Thursday Oct 28 2010
Have fun with these haunted happenings
Halloween celebrated at a multitude of weekend events
Looking to scare up some fun this weekend? There are plenty of Halloween happenings brewing up this weekend in Auburn and beyond. Trick or treat today Safe Trick or Treating takes place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today throughout Downtown and Old Town Auburn. Participating businesses will post a pumpkin-face paper plate in their windows. Pumpkin Path Live Oak Waldorf School’s Pumpkin Path takes place Saturday, with departure times from 5-8:45 p.m. Enjoy an evening of interactive, outdoor theater as your family travels down a lighted path of pumpkins. Discover hundreds of carved and lit pumpkins leading you through a magical evening of wholesome stories and hilarious skits. Complete the festivities around a fire ring and enjoy warm cider and cookies. Reservations are required for this event at Live Oak Waldorf School, 410 Crother Road, Meadow Vista. Tickets are $5 per person, or $15 for a family of four. Call (530) 878-8720 for more information. Placer Nature Center A Spooktacular Nature Night takes place 3-7 p.m. Saturday. The Placer Nature Center hosts safe trick or treating on the sequoia nature trail — bring your own bucket or bag. The event also features face painting, pumpkin decorating and Auburn Reptile critters. Make sure to come in costume for the costume contest and bring your best set of coyote lungs for a howling contest. Keep warm with hot cider and cocoa and enjoy some sweet and healthy treats. This event, perfect for kids up to 9 years old, is $3 per person or free for Placer Nature Center members. The Placer Nature Center is located at 3700 Christian Valley Road in Auburn. Call (530) 878-6053 for more information. Night at the Museum The Gold Country Medical History Museum will host a Halloween open house from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at 219 Maple St. in Old Town Auburn. Trick-or-treaters and their parents can see a real human skeleton, “injured” hospital patients (portrayed by actors), and demonstrations of early 1900s medical quackery devices that crackle and pop. Two medical professionals will be on hand to explain the museum displays and to answer questions. Neighborhood fun Auburn Townhomes, 13048 Lincoln Way at Herman Circle, hosts trick-or-treating and a haunted house from 5-7 p.m. Sunday. Visit up to 40 homes with an easy walk around Herman Circle. Call (530) 887-9231 for information. Fall carnival Sierra Grace Fellowship Church hosts a fall carnival from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1260 Wesley Lane, Auburn. The carnival includes family friendly activities, free food, candy and more. Call (530) 889-9089 for more information. Haunted barn The Lee Haunted Barn is open from 7-11 p.m. today and Saturday at 3240 Granite Creek Place in Newcastle. Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family for this rain-or-shine experience, which isn’t recommended for children under the age of 10. Call (530) 559-3033 for more information. California Club The Halloween revelers will be congregating a day early at Old Town’s California Club for Sunday’s “Caliween” costume party. “We all celebrated Halloween as children but it’s really fun when adults get involved,” said owner Kimbuck Williams. “And it’s always better when it’s on the weekend.” Rock band Whiskey Tango will provide the music. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. at 1580 Lincoln Way. Cover charge is $5. Pistol Pete’s The Naughty & Nice Halloween Party starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, at Pistol Pete’s Brew & Cue, 140 Harrison Ave., in Auburn. Call (530) 885-5093 for more information. Constable Jack’s Constable Jack’s hosts a Halloween costume party, with live music by the Mr. December Band, starting at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Constable Jack’s is located at 515 Main St. in Newcastle. Cover is $10. Call (916) 663-9375 for more information. Club Car The Club Car Bar & Restaurant kicks off its costume contest and party at 9 p.m. Saturday. The person wearing the best costume wins $100. The celebration also features dancing and live music by Pointdexter. Club Car is located at 836 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Call (530) 887-9732 for information.