Longtime Thurston residents Michelle Yturri and Daygen Payne, 5th grader at Springfield’s Ridgeview Elementary, comb through the gourd harvest at Herrick Farms on Millican Road on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Yturri and Payne picked up about half a dozen pumpkins to donate to Payne’s class. They will be used in science experiments this week to determine things like how the size of a pumpkin affects the number of seeds it contains. Payne said he’s excited for Halloween, and will be dressing up as “Waldo” from the educational TV cartoon “Where’s Waldo.” ERIN TIERNEY/CHRONICLE PHOTO

Friday, Oct. 29

- Trunk or Treat, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Springfield Faith Center, 600 Hayden Bridge Way. 

- Trunk or Treat, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Timber Pointe Senior Living, 4865 Main St. in Springfield. 

- Trunk or Treat, 4-5:30 p.m. at Sweetbriar Villa Senior Living, 6135 E St. in Springfield.

- Halloween Hootenanny walk-thru trick or treat, 3-6 p.m. at Bohemia Park in Cottage Grove. Businesses are invited to participate at the park. Call or email the Chamber to reserve a free spot at 541-942-2411 or [email protected]  

- “Haunted Barn of Old Lorane,” hosted by Shauna Doughty and her family, free, Oct. 29-31. “We’ll start at dusk. We ask that everyone please respect and follow all Covid rules, as we will also,” she said.

Saturday, Oct. 30

- Monster’s Ball at The Monkey’s Paw Tiki Bar, 420 Main St. in Springfield. Live music by El Borko Surf at 9 p.m. Costume contest. 

- Trunk or Treat, noon at Willamette Valley Harley-Davidson, 86441 College View Road, Eugene. Bike stations with candy. 

- Trunk or Treat Harvest Party, 5-8 p.m. at Springfield Church of God, 1369 D St. in Springfield. Maze, prizes, Disney-themed trunks. 

- Spooktacular Halloween Party, 8 p.m. at Conway’s Restaurant & Lounge in Thurston. Live music by Guilty Pleasures at 9 p.m. Costume contest. 

- Halloween Party, 3-6 p.m. at TRAK Powersports, 4258 Franklin Boulevard, Glenwood. Costume contest and fun for kids. 

- Halloween Party, 5-10:30 p.m. at Covered Bridge Brewing Group, 926 E. Main St. in Cottage Grove. Live music by Owls & Aliens at 7 p.m. and One Dollar Check at 8 p.m.; wing-eating contest; costume contest; and more. $10 cover. Ages 18 and up.

Sunday, Oct. 31

- The Creswell Grange is hosting its 2nd annual Halloween Trick or Treat event between 4-6 p.m.  

- Trunk or Treat, 4-6 p.m. at Conway’s Restaurant and Lounge, 5658 Main St. in Springfield.

- Trunk or Treat, 3-5 p.m. at Real Life Church, 33988 C St. in Goshen. More info: 541-746-9249.

- Drive-Thru Costume Party, 3-6 p.m. at The Arc drive-thru window, 4181 E St. in Springfield.

- Trunk or Treat, 4-6 p.m. at Waypoint Community Church, 332 58th St. in Springfield. 

- Drive-thru Trick or Treat, 6-8 p.m. at Magnolia Gardens, 1425 Daugherty Ave. in Cottage Grove. 

-Trunk or Treat, Lorane Christian Church, 5-7 p.m. Participating families can decorate car trunks or cargo areas and offer treats to children. Usually coffee, hot cider or cocoa and snacks are offered to those who want to stay and visit.

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Thursday, Oct. 28

- Creswell Food Pantry food distribution, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cobalt Activity Center, 364 Cobalt Lane. (Weekly)

Sunday, Oct. 31

- 2021 Mushroom Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Road, Eugene. Advance tickets required. In partnership with Cascade Mycological Society and Lane Community College. Includes mushroom exhibit, edible and poisonous mushroom display, live music, guided nature walks by local naturalists and mushroom vendors. More info: mountpisgaharboretum.org.

Monday, Nov. 1

- Creswell City Council Executive Session, as per ORS 192.660(2)(h), The Creswell City Council will meet in Executive Session to consult with legal counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed. This meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the McCluskey Chambers of City Hall. This is a closed session and will convene at the beginning of the regular City Council meeting.

- The City Council will hold a special meeting in the McCluskey Chambers of City Hall immediately following the Executive Session at 7 p.m. (Approximate start time 7:30 p.m.). This meeting will be held to interview applicants who have applied for the vacant Mayor’s seat.

Wednesday, Nov. 3

- Creswell Community Singers, practice at 12:45 p.m., Creswell Church of Christ

Wednesday, Nov. 17

- Creswell Community Singers, practice at 12:45 p.m., Creswell Church of Christ

Thursday, Nov. 18

- South Lane County Fire & Rescue meeting, 6 p.m. More info: [email protected]

Fri.-Sat., Nov. 26-27

- Oregon Free Fishing Day. You do not need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon that’s open to fishing, crabbing or clamming.