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THE HALLOWED HALLS of Northeast High School on Duvall Highway will be transformed into "haunted halls" this weekend for visitors young and old.

raflead,1 Brave souls can visit from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight and tomorrow. Families with young children can visit from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, when the hallways will be less scary.

Admission is $3.50 for children 10 and older and $2 for children under 10. Adults accompanying children are free.

The event is sponsored by the Northeast Music Boosters and Drama Club.

For more details, call the school, 437-6400.

* Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Fort Smallwood Road invites families to its annual haunted trail from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.

Adult guides will lead visitors through a "Forest of Fears," with members of the youth group providing the ghoulish effects.

This is the youth group's biggest fund-raiser of the year and will also benefit the North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON).

Admission is $1 and one canned item, or $1.50 with no donation. All food collected will be donated to NCEON.

Drinks, treats and face painting will also be featured.

For more details, call 255-4141.

* Lake Waterford Park's second annual "Haunting in the Park" has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Children ages 10 and younger are invited to dress in costume. A trick-or-treat trail, tractor-pulled hayride, Halloween Storytime and a Halloween instant tattoo are included in the $2 admission fee.

Proceeds will be used for special events and help pay for playground maintenance.

The park will be closed until 1 p.m. on Sunday to allow rangers time to prepare for the event.

For more details, call the park office, 222-6248.

* The children's ministry group of Magothy United Methodist Church will have a children's fall costume festival open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the fellowship hall.

Children through grade five are invited to dress as one of Noah's wild and woolly animals for this event. Games and crafts are planned and light refreshments will be served.

Parents must accompany children. No visitors in scary costumes will be allowed.

The church is at 3703 Mountain Road. For more details, call 255-2420.

* Children in the Chesterfield community are invited to a Halloween party, sponsored by the Chesterfield Homeowners Association, starting at noon tomorrow.

Kids up to age 12 can parade in costume to compete for prizes in three categories.

The event will be held in the Crystal Palace area. The rain date is Sunday.

* The Ladies Auxiliary of Pasadena American Legion Post 277 will have two Halloween parties tomorrow Saturday at the post home.

Children can show off their costumes at a party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Prizes for costumes, refreshments and entertainment will be featured.

After the sun goes down, grown-up ghosts and ghouls can come to a Halloween party from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The cost is $8 per person and includes a hot and cold buffet, beer and setups, with music by This and That. Costumes are optional, but prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative Halloween wear.

The post home is at Pittman and Carbide roads, off Fort Smallwood Road. For more details, call 360-0880.

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