"Nightmare on Railroad Avenue' just one way to scare up Halloween in Whatcom County

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDOctober 31, 2013 

A haunted house with live actors, chilling details and unbelievable scares will greet visitors to "Nightmare on Railroad Avenue," just one of several Halloween events across Whatcom County to celebrate Halloween.

The haunted house, a fundraiser for Make.Shift, is at Boundary Bay Brewery beer garden, 1107 Railroad Ave., from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $5. It's an all-ages event but might be too scary for small children. Makeup artists will be on hand to paint faces.

Here are some of them submitted to our online calendar, where you'll find an even more extensive listings:

Teen Early Release Program

Thursday, Oct. 31, 12 p.m.

Lynden Public Library, 216 Fourth St.; free.

Halloween treats and fun. Come decorate cookies and pumpkins. All teens in middle school and high school are invited.

Trick or Treat Downtown

Thursday, Oct. 31, 3 p.m.

Downtown Bellingham; free; 360-527-8710.

The annual Downtown Trick or Treat from 3 to 5 p.m. Merchants will scare up a delightful array of in-store trets for kids dressed in costume. Trick-or-treat posters will be placed on the doors and windows of participating businesses.

Halloween in Historic Fairhaven

Thursday, Oct. 31, 3 to 6 p.m.

Historic Fairhaven District, Bellingham, 1100 Harris Ave.;

Shops in Fairhaven will be decorated for the holiday, there will be treats for all participants at most of the merchants (look for the poster at participating locations), and don't forget to stop by Fairhaven Pharmacy to get your photo taken.

YMCA Halloween Photo Booth

Thursday, Oct. 31, 3 p.m.

Bellingham YMCA, Bellingham, 1256 N. State St.; free.

Stop in at the YMCA lobby during your trick or treating downtown and get your picture taken by a Bellingham Herald photographer. Photos will be available for viewing and purchase at bellinghamfamilies.com. Free parking available in the Parkade, 1300 Commercial St., beginning at 3 p.m.

Halloween Stories with the Bellingham Storytellers Guild

Thursday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m.

Village Books, Bellingham, 1200 11th St.

While you're trick-or-treating in the Fairhaven district, stop by Village Books' Readings Gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. and stay for our annual Halloween storytime, featuring ghoulish tales from the Bellingham Storytellers Guild.

Extremely Scary Stories

Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

Fairhaven Library Fireplace Room, Bellingham, 1117 12th St.; free.

Bellingham Storytellers' Guild present extremely scary stories for adults and those brave at heart.

ScreamFair Haunted House

Thursday, Oct. 31, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center, 1775 Front St., Lynden; $13 admission; $24 for a “skip the line” pass.

This year’s theme is “Escape From Dead Block,” inspired by “The Walking Dead.” Halloween is the final night for what is often the scariest Halloween attraction in Whatcom County. Details or tickets: lastchanceproductions.com/ScreamFair.

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Thursday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

Walton Studio Theatre, Bellingham, 104 N. Commercial St.; $9; 360-734-6080.

Six performances will be in the Harold and Irene Walton Theatre. There will be two shows each on Thursday, Oct. 31, Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. each day. This event features the original film playing on the large projection screen while local Bellingham actors also act out key scenes and sing songs. This film is rated R, and has mature content including sexual themes. No one 16 or under will be admitted without a parent or guardian.

Thrillingham!

Thursday, Oct. 31, 8:30 p.m.

Maritime Heritage Park, Bellingham, 514 W. Holly St.

The Bellingham Zombies Presents the sixth annual Thrillingham. A benefit for the Womencare Shelter and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year's wild rumpus will be bigger and spookier than ever.

DIA de los Muertos Celebration

Friday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m.

Blaine Public Library, Blaine, 610 Third St.; free

Celebrate with fun, food and friends at this Day of the Dead party. Make a mask, find hidden treasures and win at bingo. For teens, grades 6-12.

"Witch's Ball"

Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Bellingham Dance Company, Bellingham, 1705 N. State St.; $7/person $5/students, seniors, and military.

Calling all witches, wizards, ghouls and other creatures to our annual celebration of Halloween. Enjoy delicious, ghoulish treats. Dance to fabulously wicked tunes. Compete in a contest for best-dressed; 7:30 p.m. lesson in American tango.

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