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October 16, 2012
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Halloween happenings around Valley

Haunted Weekend. The Douglas County Historical Society's Haunted Weekend is Thursday through Sunday. Ghost walks and investigations in Minden, Gardnerville and Genoa. Cost, $5 per event. Information, 782-2555.

Spirit Tour. The annual Dake House and White House Spirit Tour begins 7 p.m. Saturday at 2242 Main St., Genoa. Thin Veil Investigators give tours of the houses. The Dake House was built in 1872 by Genoa's first undertaker, and is listed in the "Encyclopedia of Haunted Places," and has been featured in "Unsolved Mysteries" and on News Channel 8. The White House built in 1858 by Mr. Seaman is a bed and breakfast. Guests have reported mysterious sightings and organ music in the middle of the night. Bring flashlights and cameras. Refreshments served. Cost is $14. Reservations recommended. Information, 782-4951.

Spooky Stories. Join Tilly the Witch at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden for spooky stories 6 p.m. Oct. 24. Children ages four and up will to listen to stories from the books "Making Friends with Frankenstein: A Book of Monstrous Poems and Pictures," and "The Spook Matinee: And Other Scary Poems for Kids." Dress in a Halloween costume and receive a Halloween treat bag to take home. Information, 782-9841.

Safety Street. Douglas County Sheriff's Office Trick or Treat Safety Street 3-8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the CVIC Hall, Minden. Cost $3 per child. Information, 782-9941.

Harvest Party. Trinity Lutheran Church's Harvest Festival, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Free children's games and trunk-or-treating. Non-threatening costumes are welcome. Hotdog, chips and drink for $3. Trinity Lutheran Church is at 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville. Information, 782-8153.

Harvest Festival. Calvary Chapel Harvest Festival 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 31 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Free food, drinks, games, entertainment and more. Donations of an unopened bag of candy suggested. Information, 265-3259, or

Harvest Festival. The ninth annual Carson Valley Harvest Festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekend in October at the Corley Ranch, 859 Highway 395, a mile south of Pinenut Road in Gardnerville. Pig races, straw maze, wagon rides, farm animals, pumpkin patch. Admission is $6 adults, $5 for ages 3-17 and seniors, free for children 2 and younger. Information,

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