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Halloween Events 2009

POSTED October 31, 2009 12:10 a.m.
Turlock
• The Turlock Downtown Property Owners’ Association will host “Trick-or-Treat Street” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Trick-or-treaters can visit tables set up along Main Street for free candy and treats. The event, previously called Downtown Trick-or-Treat, is now open to any Turlock business that wants to set up a booth at the event. The Turlock Police Department will also have a booth at this year’s event.
Trick-or-Treat Street will include a maze in Central Park, co-sponsored by the 12:10 Lions Club of Turlock and the Kiwanis Club of Turlock. The Iota Beta chapter of Alpha Xi Delta  will be hosting their annual Halloween Carnival in Central Park as part of the Trick-or-Trick Street event. The carnival will include a free pumpkin patch, carnival games with prizes for the kids, and a bounce house.
Children and adults are encouraged to dress up for Trick-or-Treat Street.
• The Turlock Pentecost Association will hold a Halloween Masquerade Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight on today at the Turlock Ballroom, 528 N. Golden State Blvd. There will be prizes for the top three costumes for children and adults. Admission is free, and there will be music by Machando DJ.
• The Turlock First United Methodist Church will be hosting a free Halloween Carnival open to the community from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. There will be games, contests, a haunted house and, of course, candy! The church is located at 1660 Arbor Way.
• Crowell Elementary School will be hosting a Halloween carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. There’s something for everyone, and kids are encouraged to wear costumes. There will be Domino’s pizza, nachos, cotton candy, slushies, karaoke, face painting, games, prizes and more. The carnival will be held at Crowell Elementary School, 118 North Ave. in Turlock.
• Light of Christ Lutheran Church is hosting a night of “Fun and Fright” from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. The event is open to the community, and all ages are welcome. There will be lots of candy and scary fun for all. Have fun down trick-or-treat alley, and then join the walk of fright! The church is located at 4510 Crowell Rd., Turlock. For more information, call 632-5683.
• CSU Stanislaus Housing and Residential Life is hosting a haunted house and Halloween Gala from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. The event will be in the Village campus resident hall.
The event will feature a haunted house created by students, a carnival, a children’s’ book give-away, and trick-or-treating. The environment provides children with a safe place to mingle with others, check out costumes, and get some free candy and books.

Denair
• Gateway Community Church is hosting their 10th annual Harvest Carnival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. There will be free carnival games, free treats at every booth, and a free snack bar. The carnival will also feature a bungee run, bounce house, and large obstacle course. There will also be a drawing for a girls’ bike and a boys’ bike (helmets included).
This event is completely free and open to the public. Bring your trick-or-treaters for an evening of safety and fun, a real family event. Costumes are not required but if worn, should not be devils, witches, gruesome or evil characters.
Gateway Community Church will also host free youth-oriented activities to begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Harvest ‘09 Ignited Youth will feature several local bands, including Written to Rome, Dim City Lights, and Mars Hill Revisited.

Atwater
• Castle Air Museum will hold their sixth annual Halloween Fright Night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. today. There will be haunted houses, live bands, flashlight tours, free candy and more. Admission is $5 at the gate. For more information about the event, contact the museum at 723-2178.

Patterson
• Fantozzi Farms corn maze and pumpkin patch opens at 10 a.m. every day in October.  A haunted maze is open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night in October. The two large corn mazes, with over five miles of pathway, are a tribute to Patterson’s centennial this year.
Fantozzi Farms also has a pumpkin patch, a hay bale labyrinth, hay bale pyramids and other attractions in their courtyard. New to the farm this year is a petting zoo and weekend pig races.
Centennial Corn Maze and courtyard admittance is $9 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under four with a paying adult. Combination tickets, which include the haunted maze, are an extra $3 per ticket.

Lathrop
• The Dell’Osso Family Farm features a Toyota Tundra themed maze design this year. The maze, when viewed from above, is in the shape of a Toyota pickup carrying a giant pumpkin.
The farm also includes a “U-Pick” pumpkin patch, where visitors can pick pumpkins right off the vine. They also offer gem mining, a haunted house, and pumpkin blasters. The pumpkin blaster cannons shoot mini pumpkins at a target.
At noon today, Dell’Osso Family Farm will have a dog costume contest. At 8 p.m. there will be a “people’s choice award” ceremony for the mechanical and traditional scarecrow contests. For information about admission pricing and a full schedule of events, visit www.pumpkinmaze.com.
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