WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27TH:
Annual Palm Desert Library Halloween Party, 6:30 pm, with performance by Heebie and Jeebie Musical Comedy Show. Wear a costume! Palm Desert Public Library , 730300 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert ; FREE ! 760-346-6552
Fifth Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest, 4 pm, Forest Lawn, 69-885 E. Ramon Road, Cathedral City, FREE! 760-328-3471
THURSDAY OCTOBER 28TH:
Palm Springs VillageFest Halloween Spook-Takular, 6-9:30 pm Hey all you spooks and goblins get in the Halloween spirit at the VillageFest in Palm Springs this Thursday night. There will be plenty of spooky events for kids and adults, and VillageFest is dog-friendly so bring your pooch!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 29TH:
Annual Halloween Carnival, 3 pm; featuring games, activities and prizes. President Gerald R. Ford Boys & Girls Club, 49-995 Park Ave., La Quinta. 760-564-5555
Harvest Fun Fair, 5-8 pm; for kids through fifth grade, trick-or-treat, bounce houses, free hot dogs, popcorn, games, music, candy. Bring can of food for Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. Southwest Community Church, 77-701 Fred Waring Drive, Indian Wells. 760-200-2000.
Haunted House, 6-9 pm, staffed by drama students; $5, come in costume! Benefits Coachella Valley High Drama Dept., Coachella Valley Latino Peace Officers Association Academy airsoft facility, 38-698 El Viento Road, Palm Desert, 760-3605600.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 30TH:
Halloween Carnival in the Sun, 1-6pm, with games, treats and prizes; $3 . Indio Community Center, 45-871 Clinton St., Indio, 760-347-4263.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 31ST:
Howl-O-Ween Harvest Happening, 9 am to 5 pm, featuring critter costume contest, candy, parade, camel and hay rides, music and crafts; half-price admission. The Living Desert, 47-900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert 760-346-5694, ext. 2121 or www.livingdesert.org
Annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, " Halloween Extravaganza"! Featuring pre-parade events: Palm Desert Rotary pancake breakfast at 7am, golf cart show judging at 10 am and awards ceremony at 12:30 pm. Parade starts at 1 pm, El Paseo, westbound from San Luis Rey to Ocotillo, Palm Desert. www.golfcartparade.com
Palm Springs Front Runners and Walkers Halloween Costume Ball, 5 pm; benefiting AIDS Assistance Program. Featuring three-course dinner, cabaret show and costume contest, $75. Leon's Bar & Grill, 1100 Murray Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. 760-799-3508 www.psfr.org
25th Annual Hoedown Alternative to Halloween, 6-9 pm, with games, prizes, chili cook-off, and costume contest for all ages. Victory Christian Center, 34-500 bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. Fre
10th Annual Road Halloween Costume Contest, 6:30 pm, featuring entertainment and cash prizes for winning costumes. Arenas Road at Indian Canyon, Palm Springs, Free! 760-333-8304.
Howl-O-Ween Party, 7-11pm, with costume prizes and surprises; Cipolline Osteria, 1260 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760-323-14212
Kathy Schowe 760.333.8886
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