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October, 2022 - Issue #214
photo by Tara Rochelle
photo by Tara Rochelle

Avoid a Real Halloween ScareHere's a real Halloween scare: Ordering a costume online from a company based in another country, then finding out just days before October 31 that it's poor quality - and three sizes too small.
Get it right by getting into A Chorus Line Dancewear & Costumes in Valencia where their team of spooky specialists will connect you with the costume of your Halloween dreams in ranges from infant to plus for both men and women.
Shop this year's trend-setting selections. According to the NCA - National Costumers Association - "Top Gun" flight suits and assorted military uniforms are in top demand this Halloween season. Classic Halloween horror characters like Micheal Myers, Freddie Krueger, Chucky, Jack Skellington, Sally, witches, vampires, zombies and skeletons are perennial Halloween favorites, too. Also trending: "Stranger Things," "House of Dragons," "The Sandman," "Minions" and Marvel or DC Comics superheroes, especially Batman, Dr. Strange, Black Widow, Wonder Woman and Wanda Maximoff. DIY costumes are going to be huge this year! A Chorus Line has all of the unique separates you need to create your favorite character by using unique accessories like bodysuits, corsets, wigs, gloves, masks, makeup, props and more.
Want to browse before you buy? Log on to their online shopping portal at achorusline.net to preview products before you visit; buy online and pick up in-store; or have you order shipped. Of course, you will always find more in store than online and with helpful staff to assist you find everything you need.
A Chorus Line 253-0300

Bootacular SCV Halloween Events
Daily through October
Gilchrist Farm's Harvest Festival

Open daily from 9am to 6pm October 1 to October 31, the Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Gilchrist Farm is peak wholesome family fun - with a nod to traditions past. Pick out the perfect pumpkin, then help milk a goat, spin some wool, ride a pony, learn how to forge, watch a pig race and much more. Guests will nosh on festival food and make new friends - as in, Gilchrist's resident farm animals. Take a tour of the expansive space on a farm-animal train or tractor ride, then get lost in the straw-bale maze. Entry is free and additional activities are friendly to all ages - and budgets. Want to treat the kids? Field trips are offered on weekdays.
gilchristfarm.com

Select Dates in October
LA County Sheriff's Museum Hosts Bones Gulch Haunted Attraction

The LA County Sheriff's Museum hosts "Haunted Bones Gulch" with a scare zone, entertainment, vendors and a haunted maze all held at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center in Castaic from 6pm to 10pm. On Sunday, October 30 from 12pm to 4pm, they are offering a free family-friendly non-scary programming with shows, food and trick-or-treating.
bonesgulch.com

Thursday | October 20
City of Santa Clarita Hosts SENSES Block Party "Fright Night"

Scary-good live music, food trucks, themed activities, and adult beverages will haunt Main Street in Old Town Newhall for this fun and festive adult night out. Costumes encouraged.
oldtownnewhall.com/senses-block-party

Friday | October 21 through Sunday | October 23
Friends of Castaic Lake Host Castaic Lake Halloween Haunt Spooktacular

Two events - and too much fun - over three days! The Spooktacular Kids Festival features trick-or-treat booths, a mini maze, costume contest, candy hunt, face painting, creepy crawler booth, s'mores, movie night, games, dunk tank, bounce house and more.
The PG-13 haunted hike is a three-quarter mile trek including a frightening walk through the "Night of the Clown Maze," "Trail of Terror" and "Tunnels of Darkness." Be forewarned: Many characters will be lurking in the shadows, ready to give you a scare! The terrain is moderate with mild elevation; comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
See details for both events at castaiclake.com and pre-register for the hike at insidescv.com/castaic1022.
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