Halloween festivities start this weekend at Pier 17 behind the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Ghosts and ghouls of yesteryear will haunt U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. for those faint of heart or younger than 9 years old, and from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. for brave souls 9 years old and older.

There is no cost for admission, but guests are asked to donate a nonperishable food item such as canned corn, peas, cranberry sauce, gravy, of boxed cake, brownie or stuffing mix for admission. All donations will benefit Clatsop Community Action.

Free parking is available in the CRMM parking lot. All people and articles are subject to search. Bags of any kind, as well as cameras, will not be permitted onboard the cutter.

People 14 years of age and younger are required to be accompanied by an adult; one adult is required for every five people 14 years old and younger.

The Clatsop County Women's Resource Center will be hosting a "Pioneer Haunted House" Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at Pioneer House Homeless Shelter, located at 76 West Bond St.

The family fun is from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; the scary part, for the brave at heart, is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is $2 for children 10 years old and younger and $3 for those who are 11 years old and older.

All proceeds will go to the United Way of Clatsop County.

For information, call 325-3426.

Encore Dance Studio, located in the North Coast Plaza at 3593 U.S. Highway 101 North in Gearhart, will hold a haunted "Tumble Jumble" from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost for this event.

Boys and girls of all ages can explore the "Tumble Jumble" obstacle course while climbing up and over mats and beams that have been disguised as bridges and swamps. Parental supervision is required.

For information, call 717-1637 or go to (www.getyoudancing.com)


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