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Dana Point Times, Vol. 1, Issue 38, October 24-30, 2008

By Tawnee Prazak

Put on the costumes, grab the candy bags and get ready for “spooky” fun. Halloween time in South County means an array of events. Here’s a taste:

Saturday, October 25

Haunted Ocean Institute Events

Deep Sea Terrors & Tales: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Hear tales from a pirate ghost and trick-or-treat through haunted aquariums today and tomorrow; adults $6.50, children $4.50. The Haunted Brig: 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Trick-or-treat aboard the Pilgrim and meet ghostly characters; admission $10, $5 for children in costume.

24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.234.1300,

Doheny’s Haunted Campground

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. The campground at Dohney State Beach transforms into a spook-zone for the 15th annual Halloween Haunt. Features a kid’s zone and booths on animals such as spiders, sharks and bats. Free with a donation of one non-perishable food item each. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.6172,

Tuesday, October 28

Halloween Show & Costume Party

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Abbit the Great Average puts on a free Halloween comedy, magic and juggling spooktacular at the San Clemente Library. Wear a costume! 242 Avenida Del Mar, 949.492.3493

Thursday, October 30

Halloween Party

6 p.m.–10 p.m. All ages are invited to celebrate Halloween at San Clemente Skate Rink’s party that features a haunted house, outdoor movie theater, video games, roller skating, a rock climbing wall and live entertainment. Admission $15. 108 Calle Lago, San Clemente, 800.607.2229,–

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