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What’s Happening for Oct. 26

Tracy Perkins adjusts one of the many creative tombstones in her front yard in preparation for the coming Halloween night fun.
Tracy Perkins adjusts one of the many creative tombstones in her front yard in preparation for the coming Halloween night fun. Olympian file

Tuesday

Freedom from Falls: Mason County Senior Activities Association is joining with Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics for its third annual Fall Prevention event from 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., at Mason County Senior Activities Center at the Pavilion, 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton. The program is free and has free drop-in health stations including blood pressure checks and eyewear adjustments. A Senior Nutrition Program lunch is at noon. Cost is $6.25 for those younger than 60; suggested donation of $3-$5 for those ages 60 and older. For information and reservations, call 360-426-7374.

Conference week half-day camps: The Commons at Fertile Ground is offering half-day camps for kids 6-10 on Tuesday and Friday from noon-5:30 p.m. during conference week for the Olympia School District. Children will spend the afternoon making crafts and snacks in our beautiful garden and outdoor kitchen. The cost is $35 per camper. For more information and to register, go to commons.fertileground.org/home/programs/conference-week-half-day-camps

Wednesday-Friday

Avanti Haunted School: Avanti High School hosts its third Haunted School 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Knox Building, 1113 Legion Way SE. The cost is $5 per person. The students run this event as a fundraiser for the spring trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Information: 360-596-7900.

Wednesday

Candidate forum: Gateway Rotary will host Olympia mayor candidates Cheryl Selby and Marco Rosaire Rossi at 7 a.m., at O’Blarney’s Irish Pub at 4411 Martin Way E., Olympia.

Dark Tales for a Chilly Night: Storytellers Maggie Lott and Rebecca Hom tell spooky, ghostly tales for adults and older kids beginning at 7 p.m., at Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave., Olympia.

Friday

Bingo Karaoke Party at the Shelton Pavilion: Enjoy a slightly goofy version of regular bingo that alternates with karaoke and sing-a-long from 7-10 p.m., at the Shelton Pavilion, 190 Sentry Drive. Optional Halloween night theme this month. Cash bar and snacks for sale. Open to adults 21 and older. Cost: $10 cash per person for 8 games of bingo with $30 shared payouts. 50/50 games additional. All proceeds support the Mason County Senior Activities Center at the Pavilion. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information: 360-426-7374.

Saturday

Candy Land: Trick or treat safely from “trunk-to-trunk,” instead of door-to-door, at 6-9 p.m. at Capital Christian Center, 4431 Martin Way E, Olympia.

Zombies: Trick-or-treaters who come to downtown Olympia on Halloween between 1 and 4 p.m. will find treats plus the chance to win a treasure chest full of prizes and gift certificates. A “zombie” (plush zombie bear) will be hidden in each participating location. Once a trick-or-treater finds it, he or she will be issued an entry form for the huge treasure chest drawing to be held at 4:45 p.m. at Archibald Sisters, 406 Capitol Way S. For a list of “Zombies Everywhere” locations, go to halloweenolympia.com, which also has contest rules and more information.

Pumpkin Dash: 5K and 10K races benefit Tenino PTA. Registration is 8 to 8:45 a.m., races start at 9 a.m. at Tenino Elementary School. Entries are available at the Olympia South Sound Running Store and day of the race. Information: 360-791-0821 or teninoptacommunications @gmail.com.

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