Compiled by Rhea-Frances Tetley
Thursday, Oct. 26
The Rim of the World Recreation and Park District has renamed their Halloween in the Park event to a Halloween Hangout happening from 5-8 p.m. at the Lake Gregory Education Center at 24740 San Moritz Way in Crestline. This free entry family friendly event will have a haunted house, haunted hayride, a kids zombie run, a costume contest, food, vendors, some trick or treating the vendors, a dance party and much more.
At the same time at the Twin Peak’s Farmer’s Market from 3-7 p.m., things are being promised to be “a little bit different” than most nights but with the same fresh fruits and food.
The Haunted House at the Bracken Fern Manor in Tudorville in the Arrowhead Villas begins on Oct. 26 and runs through Oct. 31, but only for those 13 and above; get tickets atwww.tudorhouseentertainment.com. Also at Tudorville, the Halloween mMaze is continuing nightly through Oct. 31.
Friday, Oct. 27
The stage play Dracula will be performed by the Heisler Theater group on the stage at The Tudor House in Arrowhead Villas. They offer dinner at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.; go to www.Heislertheater.com for tickets. This live show repeats Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. at The Tudor House.
A Halloween dance will be held at the Friday Night Farmers Market at Lake Gregory in Crestline from 4-8 p.m. with DJ Steve Taylor. There will be a costume parade and contest, pumpkin pie eating contest and cake walk. This is the last Market Night of the summer season.
The Frankenstein radio play written by Philip Grecian will be performed at San Marzano Wine & Ale Lounge at 7:30 pm, repeats Saturday night and on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door at 23575 Lake Drive in Crestline.
At SkyPark there will be a Halloween costume party with Steve’s Rock and Roll Time Machine playing at 7 p.m.
At VFW Post #9625 there will be a Halloween costume party and pot luck at 6 p.m. at 21841 Crest Forest Drive Cedarpines Park. All veterans and the public are invited. Call for more information at (909) 338-0360.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 28 the Crestline Chamber of Commerce invites parents and their children to put on their costumes and Trick or Treat the Crestline Merchants from 2 to 5 p.m. in Top Town and the Lake Gregory Village business districts.
In Green Valley Lake at the Black Dog Social Club there will be music, beer tasting and food from noon through evening.
The Running Springs Farmers Market will be open every Saturday until Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This market features fruit and vegetables, eggs, microgreens, has hot foods, community booths and vendors and has live music.
In the holiday spirit of Halloween, the Life Stream bloodmobile will be at the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station to take your blood. To RSVP a spot call (800) 879 4484.
The Mountain History Museum’s redecorated Spooky Museum will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. showing the movie It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in the theater. There will be some crafts for children; wear your costume. Free at 27176 Peninsula Drive in Lake Arrowhead. This repeats on Sunday.
There will be a Spooky Halloween party with Gypsy Dreams at Tudorville, in Arrowhead Villas. See the website for time, details and tickets at www.tudorhouseentertainment.com.
At SkyPark in Skyforest, the Monster Mash skate party is from 7-9 p.m. The Fantom Forest at 7 p.m. and Wacko’s Creep Show at 6 p.m. are for those aged 13 and above. See their website for tickets: skyparksantasvillage.com/pumpkins-in-the-pines-2023.
Sunday, Oct. 29
“Under a Harvest Moon” is a locals night dinner at the UCLA Lodge at 5:30 p.m. This evening is sponsored by UCLA Mountain Bruins and everyone is invited to attend. They are raising money for their scholarship fund. RSVP (909) 337-8200. Cocktails begin at 5:30 and the spooktacular dinner is at 6:30 created by Chef Francisco Roman,
Tuesday, Oct. 31
This is the day to wear your costume and trick or treat the Lake Arrowhead Village merchants from 3 to 6 p.m. Dance performances by Lake Arrowhead School of Dance will be every half hour by Center Stage beginning at 3:30 p.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. There will be karate presentations by T.K.D. in between dance numbers.
Trick or treat at the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station. “Show off your costumes” from 5 to 7 p.m.
In downtown Running Springs from 3 to 5 p.m. Trick or Treat the Merchants and have fun for the whole family; sponsored by the merchants and the chamber of commerce.
Many churches are offering trunk or treat events; check with your local church for details. The Lake Gregory Church in Crestline is having a trunk or treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a taco truck, games and candy.
Most of the bars in every community are having bands play and most are having costume parties for those over the age of 21.
This may not be a complete listing of everything, but it does include most of the major events occurring this weekend in the mountain communities from Cedarpines Park to Green Valley Lake. Enjoy Halloween and drive carefully as more people will be out in the street this holiday weekend.