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CALENDAR: Halloween edition 2012


SILENT FILM SCREENING of Nosferatu starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlock. Tin Pan Alley band, Hobo Jazz begins the 1920’s themed Halloween event. Friday, October 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 27 at midnight. $9. Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Tickets may be purchased online at www.pomona.edu/bridges. 621-8032

WALTER’S HALLOWEEN PARTY featuring drink specials all night, music provided by DJ Shanwow, costume contest for cash prize. Three full bars, VIP lounge area, fire pits and waterfalls. Friday, October 26 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free admission for girls, $10 for guys in costume, $15 without costume. Walter’s Restaurant, 310 N. Yale Ave., Claremont. 624-2779. Visit www.waltersrestaurant.biz.

VILLAGE VENTURE Arts and Crafts Faire. Over 490 booths fill the Claremont Village with unique art, original crafts, international foods, pumpkin carving competition and entertainment. Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine. Free admission.

CHILDREN’S COSTUME PARADE begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 27. Participants are to assemble at the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues at 9:15 a.m. No motorized vehicles.

THRILLER BALL featuring a dueling piano show at 8 p.m. and a costume contest at 11 p.m. First place winner takes home a fireball whiskey chiller machine and $50 cash to stock it. The runner-up receives a $50 gift card for PianoPiano. Saturday, October 27. Ages 21 and over only. The show will contain adult humor. Masks are not allowed at this event. PianoPiano, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 626-2411.

ZOOM ROOM HALLOWEEN PARTY frightful, furry, fun for dogs and their owners. Prizes will be awarded to dogs for best costume, scariest costume, silliest costume and best trick. Owners are encouraged to dress up too. Sunday, October 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. $5 per dog, humans’ admission is free. Zoom Room Claremont, 405 W. Foothill Blvd. #204, Claremont, in the Old School House. 333-6171.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR presented by the city of Claremont, Claremont Village Marketing Group and local businesses. Wednesday, October 31. Trick-or-treat in the Village from 3 to 5 p.m.  Free games and entertainment from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Claremont Depot. 399-5490. Visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us.

FALL INTO FUN featuring costume contests, inflatables, game booths, pony rides, petting zoo and BBQ dinner. This event is a safe, free and fun alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. Attractions are free upon donation of one canned food. Wednesday, October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Granite Creek Community Church, 1580 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont. Visit www.granitcreek.org.

SCARE AWAY HUNGER Haunted Castle presented by Claremont High School and El Roble Interact Clubs and CHS Hope Club. The theme is scary prince and princess. October 31 at dusk. Admission is a can or box of food for HOPE Partners local food bank. Prudential Wheeler Steffen Real Estate, 500 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.



SCARY-A-FAIRE presented by the city of Upland Community Services Department, Recreation Division. Wednesday, October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. Free entry, games, costume contests with judging from 5 to 7 p.m. Bring an already carved pumpkin at the pumpkin and costume contest check-in at the information booth on the corner of Ninth Street and Second Avenue. Live entertainment will also be provided. A variety of food will be sold in the food court at Ninth and Second Avenue in Downtown Upland. Upland Recreation, 931-4280.



MONSTER MASH BASH Halloween at John’s Incredible Pizza Company. $6 party admission includes salad, soup, pasta, baked potato, pasta, pizza and dessert buffet, beverage and a $5 FunCard to use in John’s Incredible Fun World, filled with games, rides and attractions for all ages. Visit www.johnspizza.com/halloween12 to print coupon. Do the Monster Mash with IncrediBear at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. This event takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.



GWS HALLOWEEN HAUNT A walk-through tour of the Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium built in 1939, will lead guests through the inner chambers of the storied building. Chaffey High School dsrama actors and actresses will portray favorite movie villains in the haunted house. The tour offers a rare opportunity to see what’s hiding under the GWS stage. Saturday, October 27 from 6 to 11 p.m. Monday, October 29 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. $10, admission will be sold at the door only. This event is not recommended for small children. Children under 9 will not be admitted without a paying adult. Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium, 1245 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario. 988-5560 ext. 2314.

HAUNTED HANGER Halloween Bash at a private jet hangar. KGGI 99.1 DJ ODM will be playing a blend of hip hop, mash ups and house music. Aerialists, stilt-walkers and a painted lady fashion show will entertain. There will be at $1000 costume contest including a giveaway of a Carnival Cruise for 2. VIP admission includes access onboard private jets. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $40 to $75. Guardian Air Jet Hangar, 1150 S. Vineyard Ave., Ontario. Visit www.hauntedhangarevent.com.


La Verne

COSTUME CONTEST with author Derek Taylor Kent, who will present his book Scary School and judge costumes. Friday, October 26 at 5 p.m. Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. 599-4558.

PUMPKIN PATCH  & CAR SHOW Choose a pumpkin and check out the display of classic cars on Saturday, October 27 (the pumpkin patch will be open through October 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays). Music, prizes, 50/50 drawing, food, hayrides and antique farm equipment will be available at the October 27 event. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Heritage Park, 5001 Via De Mansion, La Verne.

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARADE co-sponsored by the CVS Shopping Center Merchant’s Association and the Community Services Department. The parade starts on Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m. at Indy Mac Bank and follows around the entire shopping center providing an opportunity for children to show off their costumes and gather treats from the merchants. At 11 a.m. a random drawing will be held in front of CVS for prizes. You must register to be eligible to win. Entry blanks are available only at the CVS Shopping Center on the day of the parade. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing. This free event is for children 12 years and younger and their family. The CVS Shopping Center is located at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Wheeler Avenue in La Verne.

TRICK-OR-TREATING in Old Town La Verne. Local merchants host a safe, family-oriented, trick-or-treat candy walk for children 12 years and under between 2 and 5 p.m. on Halloween. The University of La Verne hosts a cable television variety show at Mainiero Square where children are invited to appear in costume. Wednesday, October 31.



HARVEST FESTIVAL Art and Craft Show featuring more than 24,000 handcrafted originals, live music, demonstrations, kid zone, strolling performers, exhibits, contests, specialty foods and more. Bring non-perishable food items to donate to GAP Food Bank Ministries and receive $2 off admission. November 30 through December 2. General admission is $9.  Fairplex Building 4, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Visit www.harvestfestival.com or call 800-346-1212 for more information.



LIBRARY TRICK-OR-TREAT October 29, 30 and 31. Children can come to the regularly scheduled story time at 10:30 a.m. dressed in costume and trick-or-treat around the library afterwards. Infant and toddler story time on Mondays, ages 2 to 3 on Tuesdays, ages 4 to 5 on Wednesdays, grandparents and books for ages 2 to 7 on Saturdays. This event is free. The Glendora Public Library is located 140 S. Glendora Ave., Glendora.

HALLOWEEN WALK Kids are invited to trick-or-treat in the Glendora Village and City Hall to receive candy and treats from merchants. Downtown Glendora on Glendora Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 31.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL For ages 12 and under. This is a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating that includes game booths, prizes, costume contest and food. Wednesday, October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 626-914-2357.



DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Participate in building your own family altar honoring someone who has passed away. Each team will be assigned a 5 foot by 5 foot space to build. Bring your own materials. It is $5 to enter the altar contest for a chance to win $100. The event will feature face painting, Aztec dance performance, Latin band, procession performance and food and craft vendors. Saturday, October 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Covina Park, 301 N. Fourth Ave., Covina. For more information, call the Covina Parks and Recreation Department at 625-384-5340.

EDGAR ALLAN POE Travis Rhett Wilson impersonates the prolific and mysterious writer who is known for some of the greatest poetry, short stories and scariest tale ever written in Lord Help my Poor Soul: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. The award-winning actor has played to enthusiastic audiences from the Inland Valley to Hollywood. The Tell Tale Heart, Annabelle Lee and the poem “The Raven” are performed in this piece that also delves deeply into the tortured life of Edgar Allan Poe. $16. Sunday, October 28 at 7 p.m. Covina Center for the Performing Arts, 104 N. Citrus Ave., Covina. 626-331-8133.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL presented by Covina Parks and Recreation Department and Covina Lions Breakfast Club. The event features games, crafts, fortuneteller, costume contests and painted or carved pumpkin contest. Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Covina Park located at Fourth Avenue and Badillo Street. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department office at 626-384-5340.



Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: At least one week before date of the event. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Phone: 621-4761. Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. There is NO guarantee that all items submitted will be published. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, CA 91711.