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Halloween Happenings: Fun for all ages leading up to holiday

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Ryker Smith, 3, grabs a pair of "wee bee" pumpkins Saturday at the Wyman Living History Museum Pumpkin Patch.

Whether it's your first time setting out your own jack-o'-lantern or you've got years of experience wearing a mask and collecting goodies along a downtown parade of costumes free of traffic, you're sure to find something delightful as we get closer to Halloween.

Frightfully good fun

• American Legion Post 62 has some good scares in store this week at their Haunted House. The whole family is invited to join in the terror, as well as some concessions afterward.

When:When: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday; 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday; 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

When: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday; 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Where: American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7 American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7

Where: American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7

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Cost: Cost: $5 per person $5 per person

Cost: $5 per person

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-3625 Call 970-824-3625

For more information: Call 970-824-3625

Fall in love with fall all over again

• Sunset Elementary SchoolSunset Elementary School will host its own salute to autumn with its third annual Community Fall Fundraiser next week. Activities include games, face painting, a photo booth, hay wagon, cakewalk, bake sale, chili dinner and more. will host its own salute to autumn with its third annual Community Fall Fundraiser next week. Activities include games, face painting, a photo booth, hay wagon, cakewalk, bake sale, chili dinner and more.

Sunset Elementary School will host its own salute to autumn with its third annual Community Fall Fundraiser next week. Activities include games, face painting, a photo booth, hay wagon, cakewalk, bake sale, chili dinner and more.

A canned food drive can help get you some tickets and also benefit the hungry come Thanksgiving.

When:When: 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday

When: 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday

Place:Place: Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St. Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St.

Place: Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St.

Cost:Cost: 25 cents per event ticket, one canned food item equals one ticket; $1 per person for chili dinner 25 cents per event ticket, one canned food item equals one ticket; $1 per person for chili dinner

Cost: 25 cents per event ticket, one canned food item equals one ticket; $1 per person for chili dinner

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-5762 Call 970-824-5762

For more information: Call 970-824-5762

• Sandrock Ridge Care & RehabSandrock Ridge Care & Rehab welcomes families to attend its fall festival Halloween Day and mingle with staff and residents. The day includes games, prizes, candy, cookie decorating, a picture area and more for kids 12 and younger. welcomes families to attend its fall festival Halloween Day and mingle with staff and residents. The day includes games, prizes, candy, cookie decorating, a picture area and more for kids 12 and younger.

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab welcomes families to attend its fall festival Halloween Day and mingle with staff and residents. The day includes games, prizes, candy, cookie decorating, a picture area and more for kids 12 and younger.

When:When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday

Place:Place: Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Dr. Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Dr.

Place: Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Dr.

Cost:Cost: Free Free

Cost: Free

For more information:For more information: Call 970-826-4100 Call 970-826-4100

For more information: Call 970-826-4100

Decorate and celebrate

• The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries is looking for entries in its pumpkin decorating contest, which is also open to squashes and gourds. Entries should be family friendly and must not be carved. The library will display all the festive items through noon Halloween Day.

When:When: Now through Saturday Now through Saturday

When: Now through Saturday

Where: Where: Moffat County Libraries Craig branch, 570 Green St. Moffat County Libraries Craig branch, 570 Green St.

Where: Moffat County Libraries Craig branch, 570 Green St.

Cost: Cost: Free Free

Cost: Free

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-7550 Call 970-824-7550

For more information: Call 970-824-7550

The big day (and night)

• Every kid's favorite Halloween event, trick-or-treating, will be available in an indoor setting at Centennial MallCentennial Mall as vendors provide holiday delights for children. Additionally, the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue will be closed to traffic as kids and parents circle the downtown businesses for goodies, with as vendors provide holiday delights for children. Additionally, the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue will be closed to traffic as kids and parents circle the downtown businesses for goodies, with Moffat County High School'sMoffat County High School’s Trunk or Treat setting up as well. Trunk or Treat setting up as well.

Centennial Mall as vendors provide holiday delights for children. Additionally, the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue will be closed to traffic as kids and parents circle the downtown businesses for goodies, with Moffat County High School's Trunk or Treat setting up as well.

When:When: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday

Place:Place: Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way; 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way; 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue

Place: Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way; 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue

Cost:Cost: Free Free

Cost: Free

For more information:For more information: Call 970-819-0018 or 970-824-7898 Call 970-819-0018 or 970-824-7898

For more information: Call 970-819-0018 or 970-824-7898

• In addition to the downtown parade of costumes, Community Budget Center will host its pumpkin decoration contest amid the hubbub. Painted or carved pumpkins are allowed, all ages are welcome, and the grand prize is $50 worth of Spree Bucks.

When:When: Drop off entries from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, judging at 4 p.m. Drop off entries from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, judging at 4 p.m.

When: Drop off entries from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, judging at 4 p.m.

Place:Place: Community Budget Center, 555 Yampa Ave. Community Budget Center, 555 Yampa Ave.

Place: Community Budget Center, 555 Yampa Ave.

Cost:Cost: Free Free

Cost: Free

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-7898 Call 970-824-7898

For more information: Call 970-824-7898

• McDonald's plans to get in on the giveaways of the season by providing free hamburgers to kids wearing costumes Saturday. The offer is eligible to children 12 and under who are dressed up and have a guardian present.

When:When: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday

When: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday

Place:Place: McDonald’s, 1080 W. Victory Way McDonald's, 1080 W. Victory Way

Place: McDonald's, 1080 W. Victory Way

Cost:Cost: Free hamburger for kids 12 and under in costume Free hamburger for kids 12 and under in costume

Cost: Free hamburger for kids 12 and under in costume

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-7638 Call 970-824-7638

For more information: Call 970-824-7638

• For those seeking an alternative to the spookiness of Halloween, Craig Christian Church will host its Joyful Noisemakers annual Funfest. The whole family is invited for games and plenty of prizes, as well as food like chili and pies and activities like live music.

When:When: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday

Place:Place: Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way

Place: Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way

Cost:Cost: 10 cents per ticket for game; some concessions extra 10 cents per ticket for game; some concessions extra

Cost: 10 cents per ticket for game; some concessions extra

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-6024 Call 970-824-6024

For more information: Call 970-824-6024

• The Senior Social Center will host its Decades of Dance get-together Halloween evening, which is open to the entire family with music ranging from the Big Band era to Taylor Swift.

Costumes are encouraged but not required to join in the fun as the Social Center and students of Colorado Northwestern Community CollegeColorado Northwestern Community College provide fun, with refreshments and door prizes. provide fun, with refreshments and door prizes.

Colorado Northwestern Community College provide fun, with refreshments and door prizes.

"Anybody is welcome," said Jackie Camp, Social Center coordinator.

When:When: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Place:Place: Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way

Place: Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way

Cost:Cost: $4 per person, $6 per couple, $10 per family $4 per person, $6 per couple, $10 per family

Cost: $4 per person, $6 per couple, $10 per family

For more information:For more information: Call 970-326-3188 Call 970-326-3188

For more information: Call 970-326-3188

Late-night libations

• Mathers BarMathers Bar gets the party started early in the week with three nights of holiday fun, complete with costume contest, drink specials and music by DJ Kid Steve-O. Karaoke is Thursday, Friday is dancing and the main event is Saturday. gets the party started early in the week with three nights of holiday fun, complete with costume contest, drink specials and music by DJ Kid Steve-O. Karaoke is Thursday, Friday is dancing and the main event is Saturday.

Mathers Bar gets the party started early in the week with three nights of holiday fun, complete with costume contest, drink specials and music by DJ Kid Steve-O. Karaoke is Thursday, Friday is dancing and the main event is Saturday.

When:When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Place:Place: Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave. Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave.

Place: Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave.

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-9946 Call 970-824-9946

For more information: Call 970-824-9946

• Clarion Inn & Suites' Cassidy's Bar and LoungeClarion Inn & Suites’ Cassidy’s Bar and Lounge pays tribute to one of the great fright delights of the season with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Party. Cash prizes and giveaways will be available throughout the evening, as well as a photo booth and drink specials and a 10 p.m. costume contest. pays tribute to one of the great fright delights of the season with "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Halloween Party. Cash prizes and giveaways will be available throughout the evening, as well as a photo booth and drink specials and a 10 p.m. costume contest.

Clarion Inn & Suites' Cassidy's Bar and Lounge pays tribute to one of the great fright delights of the season with "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Halloween Party. Cash prizes and giveaways will be available throughout the evening, as well as a photo booth and drink specials and a 10 p.m. costume contest.

Shuttle service will be available.

When:When: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday

When: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday

Place:Place: 300 S. Colorado Highway 13 300 S. Colorado Highway 13

Place: 300 S. Colorado Highway 13

For more information:For more information: Call 970-824-4000 Call 970-824-4000

For more information: Call 970-824-4000

• J.W. Snack's Bar & GrillJ.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill keeps the energy going into the wee hours of the night with their Halloween party, with live music provided by Cyberdelic Voodoo. The costume party takes place right at the witching hour — midnight — so be sure to stick around late. keeps the energy going into the wee hours of the night with their Halloween party, with live music provided by Cyberdelic Voodoo. The costume party takes place right at the witching hour — midnight — so be sure to stick around late.

J.W. Snack's Bar & Grill keeps the energy going into the wee hours of the night with their Halloween party, with live music provided by Cyberdelic Voodoo. The costume party takes place right at the witching hour — midnight — so be sure to stick around late.

When:When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday

When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday

Place:Place: J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way J.W. Snack's Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way

Place: J.W. Snack's Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way

For more information:For more information: Call 970-826-0468 Call 970-826-0468For more information: Call 970-826-0468

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