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Halloween Happenings
Reno Sparks Halloween Events Nevada NV Reno Sparks Halloween Events Nevada NV
Spooky fun around Reno and Sparks. Have a ghoulish good time!

Fun for kids at the Halloween Party at Downtown Library - Oct. 31, 2007

Reno, NV – The party features spooky stories, terrifying treats, and boogeyman bingo on Oct. 31 from 3pm to 7pm at the Downtown Reno Library, 301 South Center Street. Be sure to wear your costume for the creepy costume contest. All ages welcome. Call 327-8300 for more information.

National Automobile Museum Trick or Treat in the Streets - Oct. 31, 2007

Reno, NV – Reno, NV – The National Automobile Museum will hold a Trick or Treat in the Streets event Oct. 31 for families who want to trick or treat safely and warmly inside the museum. Pumpkin patches, candy stations and a haunted fun house are just some of the spooky treats that will be available. Admission is just $1. For more information visit the Auto Musuem website or call 775-333-9300.

Treats for Kids in Costume at Cold Springs Volunteer Fire Department - Oct. 31, 2007

Cold Springs Valley, NV – Treats for children in costume at our firestation - 5:30-7:30PM. Safe and educational Halloween fun for our community's children and parents! Visit the firestation and see real fire trucks and engines! Meet CSVFD volunteers and learn how they help Cold Springs Valley and how you can help also.

Station 220, 3405 White Lake Parkway, Cold Springs Valley (Next to 7-11)

Halloween Hollow on the Riverwalk - October 26 - 31, 2007, 5-8 pm

Reno, NV – Halloween Hollow is the recreation of a mythical New England style town in Reno's Riverwalk District. The town comes alive at dusk with fanciful lighted shop windows created by local artists. Come enjoy costumed merchants (and shoppers), special themed entertainment, and a unique trick-or-treating experience. Event is free, or $3 for Treasure Trove trick-or-treating. Proceeds benefit Youth Artworks. Call 775-849-1825 for more details.

Nevada Humane Society Reno NV Safe Trick-or-Treating at Nevada Humane Society on Halloween - October 31, 2007

Reno, NV – Looking for a safe place to bring the kids Trick-or-Treating this Halloween? Nevada Humane Society is not only safe, but will be lots of fun with Halloween decorations, animals and staff in costume, and lots of yummy candy. You can wander through the shelter from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31, picking up candy and love vibes from the many different animals.

Maybe you’ll even find the perfect new furry friend to take home with you. The whole week of Halloween, Monday, October 29, through Sunday, November 4, you can adopt any mature dog (over five years old) for only $25, which is half of the regular adoption fee. In addition, you can adopt any mature cat (over five years old) for only $10. These are great bargains and we have a wide variety of breeds, sizes and colors to choose from in the more mature age group.

"When considering the adoption of a dog or cat, many people immediately think of puppies and kittens," said Bonney Brown, the Executive Director for the Nevada Humane Society. "Though cute, these youngsters are bundles of energy and prone to becoming playfully destructive if they get bored or are left unattended. Since older pets are mature, you can see their true personality and energy level, allowing you to make the perfect match that fits your family and lifestyle."

So visit the Nevada Humane Society on Halloween for safe Trick-or-Treating and fun for the whole family. Or visit anytime during the week and adopt a cat or dog at our special reduced Halloween adoption fees. All animals are neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped and these services are included in the low adoption fees that would normally cost over $200.
October 31, Trick-or-Treating 4pm to 7:00pm
October 29 – November 4
Monday through Friday, 11am to 6:30pm
Saturday, 10am to 6:30pm
Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm 

Nevada Humane Society
2825 Longley Lane, Suite B, Reno, NV 89502 
By adopting a pet next week, you can help Nevada Humane Society save lives and find homes for the deserving animals of our community.

Halloween Celebrations and the Great Pumpkin Festival at The Village at Squaw Valley - October 26 - 31, 2007

Olympic Valley, CA – The Village at Squaw Valley is once again hosting their annual Great Pumpkin Festival six-day celebration this Halloween. Beginning October 26th through the 31st, visitors can enjoy an array of activities for adults, children and even something for the family dog.

Throughout the week, the Village provides visitors with plenty to do for the whole family. A Pumpkin Patch is set up in the Events Plaza so that families can gather for a scenic harvest photo throughout the week with the beautiful backdrop of Squaw Peak and changing colors. Everyone can also take part in a contest to guess the weight of the huge pumpkin on site.

A Village wide Scavenger Hunt will keep visitors wondering around the Village in hopes to find all the ghoulish treasures. Scavenger hunt sheets are available at all restaurants and businesses located in the Village. Winners will be randomly drawn from all correct entries submitted. The first five forms selected at the end of the festival with all the correct answers will win a prize. Participants do not need to be present to win.

Tails by the Lake Pet Boutique will host the Howlin' Halloween Doggie Costume Contest for everyone who wants to show off their pup dressed up for the holiday or for those who want to watch a hilarious show. The contest will take place Saturday, October 27th at noon in front of their store in the Village. To be in the contest, sign up is at 11:30am. There will be prizes for the dogs that are awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for their unique costumes and each participant will also receive a gift bag from the store. The fee to participate is $8 and all the proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. The event will also feature a raffle with fabulous prizes benefiting the rescue organization as well.

For a scarier element this Halloween, the Village will feature a Haunted House located on First Street. The kid-friendly Haunted House will be open daily from 5-9pm with extended hours from 3-9pm on the 27th, 28th and 30th. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids, proceeds benefit Excellence in Education. Be prepared to be spooked!

On Halloween Eve only, the Village offers Safe Street Trick or Treating from noon to 6pm to stock up on all your favorite candies by hitting up all the shops and restaurants located throughout the Village. There's also a Pumpkin Carving Contest for the talented artists in the family from 3-6pm. The Village will provide pumpkins and kid friendly carving tools. Parental Supervision is required. Following the trick or treating, or pumpkin carving, kids can also strut their stuff at the Children's Runway Costume Contest starting at 6pm. Kids of all ages are welcome to enter and sign up is free.

For more details on the Great Pumpkin Festival at the Village at Squaw Valley, visit www.thevillageatsquaw.com or call (530) 584-6266.

Reno Police Department offers Halloween Safety Tips

Reno, NV – Avoiding dangerous situations during Halloween can mean simply using a little common sense to make the holiday a great one and keeping it from turning into a tragedy, says the Reno Police Department.

The Reno Police Department recommends that parents plan children's Halloween activities by teaching them and helping them practice basic everyday safety such as not getting into cars with people they don't know, not talking to strangers, watching both ways before crossing streets and crossing only when the traffic lights allow.

The Reno Police Department also suggests the following common sense tips to help make Halloween trick-or-treat activities fun and safe:
·Costumes purchased at stores or made at home should be made of
materials that are fire resistant and have eye holes large enough
for good peripheral vision, which is especially important for
safely crossing streets. Costume props should be flexible enough
to not cause injury if fallen on.

·The use of any toy or simulated gun as a prop is not recommended.

·Instruct children to never go into the home of a stranger or get
into their car.

·Make sure children carry a flashlight, glow stick or that they have
reflective materials on costumes to make them more visible at night,
especially when crossing streets.

·Younger children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween.
They should be accompanied by an adult or teen aged sibling. Parents
should make sure that older children are old enough and responsible
enough to go out on their own.

·Parents should plan a safe trick-or-treat route that includes stopping
only at familiar houses in their own neighborhood.  

·Be sure to instruct older children to trick-or-treat in a group with
other older children, to stay only in populated places and well
lighted areas, and not to go off the beaten path or cut through back
alleys and fields.

·Parents should know the routes older children will be taking, set
a time for their return home and make sure they understand the
importance of being home on time.

·Be sure to instruct children not to eat any treats until they are
brought home to be inspected by an adult.

·Adults should keep well informed about other activities their children
may be attending or participating in such as parties, school or other

·Explain to children the difference between tricks and vandalism
Parents can establish a Halloween tradition of safe practices that children will pass on to their own families some day by practicing common sense, says the Reno Police Department.


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