Two ideas for East Portland Halloween fun this weekend

You don’t have to travel down to the convention center or Jantzen Beach for great spooky attractions … check out these fun, family events …

Parkrose Haunted Ghost Town

The The Haunted Ghost Town is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, October 26, 27 and 28.

This production features scary, realistic sets and scores of costumed and made-up actors. The Haunted Ghost Town will again feature ghosts of the Wild West, dancing ghouls, the cornstalk maze, haunted mine and lots of other surprises.

Their motto is, “Don’t touch anything, and usually, nothing will touch you!” While there are hair-raising scares around every corner, the cast and crew run a toned-down version of the event during the first half-hour, starting at 6:00 p.m.

To help families make an evening of it, refreshments are plentiful, and inexpensively priced. Just $9 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Proceeds go to the Parkrose High School Senior All-night Party.

It runs from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Rossi Farms, 3839 NE 122nd Ave., just south of NE Shaver St. “David Recommended”

The Scary Magic Show

The Scary Magic Show presents two performances on Sunday, October 28 at 1 and 5 p.m.

Really scary? No, not at all!

Actually, this is a fun, family magic show with a Halloween theme.

Before the stage shows, be amazed as magicians surprise and delight you with magic close up, under your nose!

Then, sit back, and see award-winning magicians from the Society of American Magicians Assembly #59 – live on stage – present spooky, fun and crazy magic!

In addition to yours truly you’ll see Tom Cramer, Eartha  the Ecological Clown, Tom Waldrop, 2007 Desmond Competition award winner Bob Eaton, and illusions by international entertainer, Mark Bentheimer and Company.

Refreshment will be available for purchase. It’s all to benefit the Rose City Park Neighborhood Association and SAM #59.

Tickets will be available at the door; they are just $20 for the WHOLE FAMILY; $7 for adults and $5 for kids. It is at the Friendship Masonic Lodge, NE 57th & Sandy Blvd. For pre-event tickets, or more information, call (503) 493-8319. “David Recommended”

© 2007 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News Service

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