Halloween activities for all ages scheduled

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    Photo courtesy Stephen Porter
    A family-friendly and safe alternative to trick or treating will be held at Pagosa Bible Church on Halloween from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Grab your best skeleton lawn ornaments, put on your new costume and get ready to consume all the candy corn you can — Halloween is creeping up on Pagosa Country.
    Locally, ghouls and goblins will be able to enjoy the following Halloween festivities.
    Haunted maze
    On Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 at the Pagosa Springs High School baseball fields, those brave enough can enter the haunted maze.
    On Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., teens and adults can enter the maze for $12.
    On Oct. 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. young kids can traverse the maze for $5.
    There is no age limit for this event; parental discretion is advised.
    The even is sponsored by the Pagosa Springs Athletic Booster Club and all proceeds benefit local high school athletics.
    Yamaguchi Park
    The Town of Pagosa Springs will be hosting its Halloween carnival from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26; this free event will include a photo booth, games and face painting.
    This event is for all ages and, while dressing up is not mandatory, it is encouraged.
    Library
    At the Ruby M. Sisson Library, snacks and activities will be available for all ages to go along with the annual pumpkin decorating contest on Halloween from 3 to 5:15 p.m.
    Pumpkins may be carved, painted or decorated, but there can only be one entry per person.
    Completed pumpkins must be turned in by 4:15 p.m. on Halloween for judging, with winners being announced at 5:15 p.m.
    There will be five categories for each pumpkin artist to submit their work to: preschool, ages 5-7, ages 8-11, ages 12-17 and adult.
    One pumpkin per family will be given out as the library has limited quantities.
    Pine Ridge
    From 5 to 6 p.m. on Halloween, Pine Ridge Extended Care Center residents will be dressing up and passing out candy.
    Trunk or Treat
    A family-friendly and safe alternative to trick or treating will be held at Pagosa Bible Church on Halloween from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    All ages are welcome; the event will include candy, bounce houses, indoor games, a story station and a light meal.
    In addition, classic cars, law enforcement vehicles, and fire department and EMT trucks will be on display.