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Marcus Ellis, 15, a member of New Life Open Bible Church in Port Angeles, presses apples to create fresh apple cider during the church's Apple Press and Fun Fest on Saturday. The event featured free cider as well as food and children's activities.
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Members of the Sequim High School Select Choir perform a zombie dance in front of the school’s H Building during Saturday’s “Haunted Halls” celebration. Photo of Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.
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Kathy Monds, right, executive director of the Clallam County Historical Society, leads about a dozen people on a “Whispers from the Past” tour of Ocean View Cemetery in west Port Angeles on Saturday afternoon. Port Angeles Fire Chief Ken Dubuc, center in uniform, was one of six community members who volunteered to represent real-life Port Angeles historical figures whose graves were visited during the tour. Dubuc presented information on Clay Wolverton, who, in 1925, became the first paid fire chief for the city. Photo by Jeremy Schwartz/Peninsula Daily News.
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Four-year-old Brycen Gorr of Sequim draws his impression of Halloween on a poster at Sequim High School’s “Haunted Halls.” Spooky activities geared for young children were featured at the event. Photo of Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.
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Helen Bucher of Sequim holds her pet duck, Peepersqueak, dressed in a pirate costume during a pet costume contest hosted by Petco in Sequim on Saturday. Animal owners were encouraged to dress up their pets for prizes. Photo of Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.
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Eight-year-old Katelynn Glass, a third-grade student at Queen of Angels School in Port Angeles, spins a wheel for prizes as Marlene Bradow, in costume, looks on during Friday's Halloween Carnival in the school's gym. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.
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Dash Locklear, right, reaches for the ball ahead of Davis Fogerty, left, and Michael McCurdy during a game of bicycle polo during a Halloween harvest party at the ReCyclery on Friday in Port Townsend. The event featured food, games and bicycle sports. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.

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Just call it “Halloweekend.”

Because Halloween falls midweek this year, much of the North Olympic Peninsula got a head start on headlessness and other spookiness Friday and Saturday.

More activities are planned today.

And on Halloween — which is Wednesday — there will be more events — plus trick-or-treating in downtown Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend.

(See related story today, "Eat, drink and be scary: Downtown trick-or-treat events set Wednesday")

Today's events include:

■   Port Angeles: A Camp Fire Halloween Party and open house will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

The event will be held at the Camp Fire Clubhouse, 618 E. Fourth St.

Activities include ghoulish good times, games, treats and pumpkin decoration.

For more information, phone 360-457-8442.

■ Carlsborg: The Sequim Pumpkin Patch offers pumpkins, horseback rides, mazes and a catapult.

The business on U.S. Highway 101 at Kitchen-Dick Road is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Halloween, which is Wednesday.

The cornfield maze is $5 for youths ages 12 and younger, $10 for ages 13 and older.

For $5, horseback rides are available, or people can use a catapult to send pumpkins flying for a chance at a $100 prize. There also is a straw maze that is $5 for youths and free for adults.

For more information, phone at 360-461-0940.

■   Sequim: The Jamestown S'Klallam tribe will host the Jamestown Family Jaunt and Haunt from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Jamestown Family Health Center, 808 N. Fifth Ave.

The event, co-sponsored by Olympic Medical Center, is billed as a “free family-friendly wellness walk and fair.”

Costumed participants will take a noncompetitive 1-mile walk around OMC's Sequim campus.

The first 250 costumed children to attend will receive a free cooler lunch bag.

■   Sequim: Dungeness Community Church will host a “Trunk R. Treat” at 12:30 p.m. today for costumed trick-or-treaters.

Cars will be decorated, and candy will be available for the youngsters at the church, 45 Eberle Lane.

More information is available by phoning 360-683-7333.

■   Forks: A free children's Halloween party with games, fun and food will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Sunshine and Rainbows Child Development Center, 945 S. Forks Ave.

Ghoulish games and “frightening food” are planned by Forks High School senior Sara Lester, who is planning the party as her senior project.

Last modified: October 27. 2012 6:22PM
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