Haunts for all ages abound for ghostly fun

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Interested in some Halloween havoc? Or maybe some tricks and treats?

An assortment of business operators are planning costumed events to commemorate All Hallow's Eve throughout the weekend and into the actual holiday Monday. Here are a few items on the local itinerary:

Liberty Halloween Spooktacular: Dayton's Liberty Theater, 344 E. Main St., will offer viewings of "Young Frankenstein" Friday through Sunday and again Tuesday. Showtimes are 7:30 each of those evenings, and a 3 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. That same movie will also be screened Saturday during the Monster Martini Mash, a Halloween cocktail party that will feature martinis and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $20 each and can be reserved at libertytheater.org or by calling 509-382-1380. On Halloween night, the theater will feature "Army of Darkness" starting at 7:30 p.m. Movie prices are $7 for adults: $6 for students; and $5 for children and matinees.

Halloween for Teens: Substance Dance, 30 N. Roosevelt St., will host a costume party and dance Saturday, 7-11 p.m. The cost is $5 at the door for an event that promises music, contests with prizes, a raffle and makeup sale. For more information, call 520-9012.

...and one for adults: The Anchor Bar in Waitsburg, 128 Main St., will host a Halloween party with a costume contest, DJ, dancing, party games and specialty shots. Designated drivers get in free. The cover charge is $5 for those in costumes; $6 for those not donning holiday-wear. The festivities start at 9 p.m. and run until 1:30 a.m.

Halloween Pumpkin Party: The free family-friendly event runs 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Kirkman House Museum, 214 N. Colville St. The party will include prizes for costumes, carved pumpkins (bring your own) and painted pumpkins. Crafts and games will be offered, as well as hot cider and treats. For more details, call 529-4373.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat: Businesses will open their doors to the costumed Boos and Ghouls from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday. The parade of trick-or-treaters and their parents is expected to number 3,000 as business operators hand out candy. As a side note, Main Street between Palouse Street and Second Avenue, will be closed to traffic during the event. Drivers parked along that stretch are asked not to move during the two-hour period because of the high volume of pedestrian traffic.

Trick-or-Treating at Home Depot: The College Place home-improvement and contractor destination, 1100 N.E. C St., will host its second annual trick-or-treating event Monday. Kids can pick up candy in a safe environment as they traverse from one department to the next throughout the mega-retailer. The event runs 4:30-6:30 p.m.

YMCA Halloween Spooktacular: The free event is open to the community with games, prizes and fun for all ages. It takes place 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Halloween at the Y, 340 S. Park St.

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Looking good on the outside often starts with what's underneath, says the owner of Walla Walla Clothing Co.

The downtown Walla Walla store will host its semi-annual bra fitting clinic Saturday. The event runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the store, 103 E. Main St.

Walla Walla Clothing co-owner Teresa Morasch said trained staff will discreetly help women find the proper fit -- a challenge for an estimated 75 percent of women, according to the announcement.

Without trained fit specialists, women in the past have had to drive to larger cities for the service, only to discover they were wearing the wrong size, Morasch explained.

"This is the most important item in every woman's wardrobe, and it is so rewarding how much we have not only changed women's appearance with the proper foundation, but how much we have increased their confidence in their bodies," she said in a prepared statement.

Those who have already been fit in the store may be interested in the new styles and colors available. A 10 percent discount will be offered throughout the event on Michael Stars and 3 Dot Tees.

Contact Vicki Hillhouse at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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