Fear fest 2.0 will be held at the University of Antelope Valley’s Pioneer Event Center, 45000 Valley Central Way, Lancaster, on October 26 for all ages and October 27 for ages 21 and older. The event will feature live entertainment, a costume contest with $2500 in cash and prizes and a haunted maze. For more information call (661) 726-1911. Admission is $10 presale.
Prime Desert Woodlands to host moon walk and scary science on Saturday
This Saturday, “Mad Scientist“ and Director of the SAGE Planetarium, Jeremy Amarant, will send chills down your spine with this vibrant and intriguing presentation of science and astronomy at 4 p.m. Kids and adults alike will be dazzled by screaming spoons, shivering quarters, wandering water, and much more.
The presentation will be held at the Prime Desert’s Interpretive Center located on 35th Street West & Avenue K. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (661) 723-6077.
That same evening, at 6:30 p.m., The Prime Desert Woodlands will host a non-scary moon walk with Amarant, to learn about the stars and constellations.
The one-mile walk will tour the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve. Weather permitting the A.V. Astronomy Club will be on hand with telescopes to provide a closer look at the night sky.
The event is open to the public, and a $2.00 donation is welcome. For more information, call (661) 723-6077.
Monster Mash Mile
The city of Lancaster, the High Desert Runners and Rite Aid, will host a one-mile fun run/walk through downtown Lancaster at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 27th. The route will travel from Lancaster City Hall down The BLVD.
All proceeds will be donated to The Children’s Center of Antelope Valley. In addition to the funds raised through the registration fees; new, unwrapped toys will also be collected for needy children in the Antelope Valley this holiday season.
Participants encouraged to don their most creative costumes for the event. Medals will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place, and trophies will be given out for best costume.
The Adult race will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the children’s race at 8:20 a.m. Online registration is available online for $10. Late registration will be available the morning of the event for $15. Anyone who brings a toy donation will receive a $5 discount off of their late registration fee.
For more information regarding the Monster Mash Mile, contact Meg Treglia at (661) 723-6015, or Justin Patananan at (661) 945-6804.
3rd annual BooLVD Halloween
Lancaster hosts it’s 3rd annual BooLVD Halloween and Harvest Festival from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, October 27 on Lancaster Boulevard between Beech and Fern Avenues.
Kids can trick or treat from BLVD merchants from 5-7 p.m. Additional harvest-style attractions will include carnival games, a mini farmers’ market, pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating, and a giant pumpkin-carving activity at the BeX Stage, ghostly train rides, (not-too) scary movies and local food vendors.
Entertainment for the evening will include Godfrey the Magician at 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., followed by “A Dark Fairytale” performed by the FR Dance Company at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. The Western Hotel Stage will feature “This Is Halloween” performed by the FR Dance Company and Genesis Gymnastics at 5:50 p.m., 6:50 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. “Ghostbusters” will take over the front of the Lancaster Performing Arts Center at 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
There will be a kids costume with prizes for the cutest, scariest and most creative costume in each age group. Check in is 5-5:45 p.m. in the Lancaster Performing Arts Center courtyard.
For more information call Lancaster’s parks, recreation and arts department at (661) 723-6077.
Lancaster Auto Mall to Host Second Annual “Creepy Cruise”
The Lancaster Auto Mall will host its second annual “Creepy Cruise” event from noon– 4:00 p.m. this Sunday, October 28, 2012. The family-friendly event will feature a car show, gourmet food trucks, children’s trunk-or-treating, and costume contests for both children and adults.
Organized in conjunction with the AV Mopar Club, the Creepy Cruise will take place in the parking lot located off of Avenue K-8 and Drivers’ Way, next to Antelope Valley Chevrolet. Admission is free.
Additionally, 18 food trucks will offer a variety of cuisines, ranging from “monstrous mac n’ cheese” to kabobs and sliders.
Registration for the car show is $20 in advance of the event or $25 the day of the event. All proceeds will be donated to the local Fallen Heroes Fund.
Mall trick or treating
The Antelope Valley Mall will host trick or treating at participating mall stores from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. The mall is located at 1233 West Rancho Vista Boulevard, Palmdale.
The Desert Vineyard Church will host a Harvest Party from 6 -8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Admission is $4 and two large bags of candy. Activities are all indoors and include games and trick or treating. Costumes should be Biblical or innocent with no blood or scary faces. The church is located at 1011 East Avenue I, Lancaster.
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