A local tradition
Halloween on Franklin Street features an entire block of decorated homes at Northwest 46th and Franklin streets in Vancouver’s Northwest Neighborhood. Lights, music and special effects are on 6 to 9 p.m. daily. Weekends feature live guests spooking visitors after dark. On Halloween night, trick-or-treating is 5 to 9 p.m. with guest characters including the Ghostbusters, Barbie and Michael Myers. Learn more at holidaysonfranklin.com.
Boo to you
Booville is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Vancouver Mall. Enjoy stage performances by Circus Luminescence, trivia, games, bingo and prizes. Enter to win a gift basket and other prizes. Meet Captain Hook, Maleficent, Cruella and Ursula or trick-or-treat at booths. Costumes are encouraged and admission is free. Return to the mall between 4 and 6 p.m. Sunday for Trunk-or-Treating with Orchards Cars and Coffee in the southeast parking lot by JCPenney. Come dressed in costume, take a stroll among classic and custom cars and enjoy a spooky time. To show your car, message Orchards Cars and Coffee at facebook.com/Orchardscarsandcoffee/.
Silver screen shivers
Cinema of Horrors: Drive-In Experience at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield, features a line-up of horror movies daily through Oct. 31. Gates open at 7 p.m. Films begin at 7 p.m. or later, depending on sunset. Live monsters lurk in the audience, scaring guests before and during films. Tickets start at $59 per vehicle. See the movie schedule and buy tickets at ridgefield.cinemaofhorrors.com.
Fall family fun
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road, Vancouver, is hosting a Community Fall Festival 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday featuring Trick or Treat Street, a costume parade and contest for all ages, carnival games and prizes, crafts, a photo booth and face painting. Refreshments will be available to buy. This indoor event will occur rain or shine. Everyone is welcome. Learn more about St. Andrew’s at www.salcvan.org.
Get To-Gather Farm is offering hay wagon rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in October. For $5 per person, farm staff will take guests on a 20 to 25 minute scenic tour of this farm, set on a hill in rural Washougal with spectacular views. After the hay ride, visit the pumpkin patch or the farm store for a large selection of fresh eggs, local honey and fall produce, including unusual varieties like cucamelons and ground cherries. Learn more at gettogatherfarm.com.
… And more
For more details about these and other events — like Apple Cider Day at the Cedar Creek Grist Mill, Ridgefield High School’s production of “Twelfth Night” and a performance by the Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Company — see firstname.lastname@example.org.