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Fright or Fun? Take Your Pick

October 25, 1990|DAVID SHAUGNESSY

From ghoulish graveyards to carnivals, there is something in every community this week for the stout-hearted as well as the lily-livered. Listed below are some of the Halloween goings-on in North County:

OCEANSIDE

* Carnival: The city of Oceanside will sponsor a carnival, including a costume contest and pumpkin carving, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the new park on 1st Street and the Strand.

* Teen Dance: A dance and costume party for ages 12-17 will be held from 7-10 p.m. Sunday at Balderrama Community Center. The event is free to those in costume, or $1 for others. A party for children 6-12 will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Balderrama Park.

* Carnival: Games, food, a costume parade and a caricaturist will be part of a carnival from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at South Oceanside Elementary School, 1806 S. Horne St.

* Party: A party and costume contest for kids 6-15 will be held at 2:30 p.m. Halloween day at John Landes Park.

* Penny Carnival: The Oceanside Boys and Girls Club and the Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a carnival on Halloween night from 5:30-8 at 401 Country Lane. Open to children ages 7-12, the carnival features a costume contest, games, prizes and a cupcake walk. For information, call 433-8920.

ENCINITAS

* Family Halloween: The lawns and field of the Self-Realization Fellowship become regions of both darkness and light; foggy graveyards, spooks and witches co-exist with clowns, elves and a beautiful Fairy Queen, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Self-Realization Fellowship, Old Highway 101. Skits, puppet show and magic will also be featured. Admission is free.

* Pumpkin Party: Open to children 5-12, this party sponsored by the city of Encinitas will feature jack-o'-lantern carving, crafts, games and a costume contest, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Glen Park Scout House, 2149 Orinda Drive. Cost is $5. For reservations, call 944-3382.

* Halloween Sleep Over: The Boys and Girls Club of Encinitas will hold a sleep over from 7 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. The festivities will include a costume contest, a haunted house, pumpkin decorating, apple bobbing, a scavenger hunt, dancing and breakfast. Children should bring a sleeping bag, a change of clothes and a costume. Cost is $18 for club members, $25 for others. To register, call 753-6351.

* YMCA Sleep Over: The Magdalena Ecke YMCA is hosting a sleep over for kids 5-12 from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Y, 200 Saxony Road. A carnival, costumes and swimming will be featured. Children should bring a sleeping bag, swimsuit, towel, clothes to sleep in and a costume. Cost is $17 for Y members, $20 for others. To register, call 942-9622.

VISTA

* Street Fest: The fourth annual Safe Trick or Treat Nite at the Main Street Festival & Farmers Market will be from 6-9 p.m. today, on East Vista Way between Citrus and Santa Fe. Main Street vendors and farmers will have treats for children up to age 14. A pumpkin pie eating contest and other contests will be featured. As part of the festivities, the Avo Theater will open at 7 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. costume contest for children 3-14.

* Haunted House: The Vista Parks and Recreation Department has an evening of fun planned for children 5-11 with a haunted house, carnival and costume contest, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive. For kids 12-18, there will be a Monster Mash Dance-Video Experience at Moonlight Amphitheater from 7:30-10 p.m. Those in costume will have a chance to be in a live video. Admission is $5, $4 if in costume. For information, call 758-7570.

* Penny Carnival: There will be a Penny Carnival from 3-7 p.m. on Halloween at the Vista Boys and Girls Club, 410 W. California Ave. For information, call 724-6606.

* Downtown Carnival: The Boys and Girls Club is also holding a fall carnival today through Sunday in downtown Vista, corner of Escondido and Eucalyptus Avenues. Hours are 5-10 p.m. today; 5 to midnight Friday; 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and 1-10 p.m. Sunday. Discount tickets are available at the Vista Boys and Girls Club. For information, call 724-6606.

ESCONDIDO

* Haunted House: The Escondido Parks and Recreation Department's haunted house will be open from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday and Halloween night. It is by the center courtyard of the Vineyard Shopping Center, at East Valley Parkway and Rose Street. Admission is $2; children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

* Terror in the Dark: RIP Productions presents a haunted house from 6 p.m. to midnight today through Halloween at 1004 East Valley Parkway (across from See's Candies). Admission is $5.

* Safety Fair: A free Halloween Safety Fair for children 5-10, designed to teach them how to celebrate Halloween safely, will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Health Concern, 2429 S. Centre City Parkway, Escondido. Carnival events and refreshments will also be featured, and children should come in costume. For reservations, call 746-0700.

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