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The 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. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 3 to 17, free for children 2 and younger. Events include the ShowBiz Kids talent showcase at noon Oct. 30, and Halloween costume contest, 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Information, corleyranch.com

Spooky stories at library



Wear your Halloween costume for a free program for all ages, 4 p.m. today, at the library. Tilly the Witch reads Halloween stories. The Douglas County Public Library is at 1625 Library Lane, Minden. Information, 782-9841 or douglas.lib.nv.us

Haunted Doll House



The Students Taking on Prevention (STOP) Haunted Doll House is 5-9 p.m. Friday in the culinary room at Douglas High School. Admission is $4, or $3 with a canned food item to benefit Backpack Buddies.

Dake House Spirit Tour

The annual Dake House Spirit Tour begins 7 p.m. Saturday at 2242 Main St., Genoa. Thin Veil Investigators give tours of the house, built in 1872 by Genoa’s first undertaker. Guides give an explanation of the spirit painting and give tours of the undertaking parlor. The Dake House, home of Antiques Plus, is listed in the “Encyclopedia of Haunted Places,” and has been featured in “Unsolved Mysteries” and on News Channel 8. Bring flashlights and cameras. Refreshments served. Cost is $7. Information, 782-4951.

Harvest festival Sunday

Celebrate Nevada Day, Halloween and Reformation Day at Trinity Lutheran Church’s Harvest Festival, 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday. Children’s games, food, and candy. Non-threatening costumes are welcome. Worship music at the Sierra Spirit Praise Service at 5 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church is at 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville. Information, 782-8153.

Trick or Treat Safety Street

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s 17th annual Trick or Treat Safety Street is 3-8 p.m. Sunday in Minden’s CVIC Hall. Costume contests. Admission of $2 per child includes a raffle ticket for prizes. Proceeds benefit Douglas County youth services. Information, 783-6441.

Calvary festival

Calvary Chapel’s Harvest Festival is 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Pinenut Road. Free food, drinks, games, candy, cookie decorating, cake walk, live entertainment. Admission is suggested donation of two unopened bags of candy per family. Non-frightening costumes encouraged. Information, 265-3259.