The sixth 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. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 3 to 17, free for children 2 and younger. Events include a talent show 3 p.m. Oct. 23, and Halloween costume contest, 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Information, corleyranch.com
Community dance Saturday
Music and dancing in a smoke-free atmosphere at the Douglas County Senior Center’s Fall Festival community dance, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds building, 920 Dump Road, Gardnerville. Music by Don & Nadine. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Cost, $5. Refreshments available for sale. Information, 783-6455.
The Douglas County Historical Society’s Haunted Weekend is Thursday through Sunday. Ghost walks in Minden, Gardnerville, Mottsville Cemetery and Genoa. Cost, $5 per event. Information, 782-2555.
Spooky stories at the library
Halloween programs are presented on Oct. 25 and Oct. 27 at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden. Tilly the Witch reads spooky stories for children 4 and older, 6 p.m. Monday. Children may dress in Halloween costumes, and will receive a Halloween treat bag to take home.
Tilly reads “Making Friends with Frankenstein: A Book of Monstrous Poems and Pictures,” by Colin McNaughton, and “The Spook Matinee: And Other Scary Poems for Kids,” by George Ulrich. Special pop-up books and a flashlight story will be featured. Tilly ends the program with her favorite poem, “Spider on the Floor.”
Tilly reads Halloween stories in a free program for all ages, 4 p.m. Oct. 27, at the library. Wear your Halloween costume. The Douglas County Public Library is at 1625 Library Lane, Minden. Information, 782-9841 or douglas.lib.nv.us
Dake House Spirit Tour Oct. 30
The annual Dake House Spirit Tour begins 7 p.m. Oct. 30 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 Oct. 31
Celebrate Nevada Day, Halloween and Reformation Day at Trinity Lutheran Church’s Harvest Festival, 2:30-5 p.m. Oct. 31. 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 annual Trick or Treat Safety Street starts 3 p.m. Oct. 31 in Minden’s CVIC Hall. Information, 782-9941.
Calvary Chapel’s Harvest Festival is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 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.