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Daytime Halloween Events this Weekend

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Here are a few events for people who like to leave the house before sundown. A few of them are even family-friendly and some involve dogs wearing costumes.


Historical Society of Long Beach Annual Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Sunnyside and Long Beach Municipal Cemeteries, 1095 E. Willow St., Long Beach
The dead come to life to tell you about the lives they lived and the way they died at the neighboring Long Beach Municipal and Sunnyside Cemeteries in Long Beach
Tours begin every 15 minutes 9 am – 1 pm. Allow 2 hours.
Cost: $18, Children 12-18 $5, Children 12 and under free.

Boo at the Zoo
Saturday, Oct 27th 10:00am - 4:00pm
The entire Zoo is transformed into themed areas for trick-or-treaters. Delight with fun performers, treats, crafts, music, and creepy crawlers for a not-so-scary weekend for all.
Activities are free to all members and with regular Zoo admission. (Admission: Adults $10. Seniors $7. and children ages 2-12 $5.)

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Heritage Square Halloween and Mourning Tours
Saturday and Sunday Oct 27-28, 2007, noon - 4 pm (323) 225-2700,
Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street (in the Lincoln Heights and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles) Learn about Victorian mourning practices in America in the early 20th century among the historic buildings of Heritage Square.
Museum admission $10, Seniors $8, Children 6-12 $5, Children under 6 free.

Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Livingston Park, 4900 E. Livingston Dr. at Park Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803
The 6th annual parade of costumed pooches and their humans in Belmont Shore, Long Beach. The event includes a Canine Costume Contest, pet related vendors and pet adoption opportunities. The pups parade on the sidewalk down Park Ave. to 2nd Street to Nieto and back on the other side of the street.
Park festivities are 11 am – 5 pm, parade is 2:30 – 3:30ish, Children's costume competition at 4:30 pm. Cost: $10/dog to enter, free to watch

Creative Playground Halloween Stories for Children
Sunday, Oct 28 11:00 am
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum (310) 455-3723
1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd Topanga, CA 90290
Children's stories will be acted out in this rustic open-air theater. Look for the hand painted wooden sign off Topanga Cyn Blvd. Three ghost tales that leave even the youngest audience members able to sleep at night! Stories include Poe’s famous poem The Raven, the ghost of Isaiah – a runaway slave who never left this stop on the Underground Railroad, and an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost. (Stay for the 1pm Dia de los Muertos Event!)

Halloween Horrors with Crimebo the Clown
Sunday, Oct. 28th 11:00am - 3:00pm MAP
This four-hour jaunt spans downtown, Hollywood, Echo Park and the Eastern San Fernando Valley while offering a grimly hilarious look at more than two dozen peculiar and long-forgotten crimes, including several with a Halloween theme. Want to join Esouteric Tours on the tour day, but haven't purchased tickets? They may have room for you. Please phone Richard at 310-995-4591 to reserve, and be prepared to bring cash to the Lincoln Heights departure location by 10:30am. There are no paper tickets: your name will be on a list at the bus door. Check in is at 10:30am for a 11am sharp departure from the Lincoln Heights/Cypress Gold Line Metro station. Food and drink are permitted and suggested; no audio or video-taping without permission. We regret that there are no refunds for passengers who miss the bus.

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