Are you ready Ogden? Are you really ready because tonight is going to be EPIC. I know Saturdays are always pretty happening in our quaint lil’ mountain town but there is something about Halloween that really gets everyone riled up. Could it be because Ogden is one of America’s most haunted cities? Do the spirits of Ogden’s past come out to play and cause havoc? I guess we will find out this Saturday when the spooky events take over Ogden.
First up Saturday is not just a day of haunts, costumes and spooky tales it is also MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY! It is so very important to me to make sure I give back as much as I receive in life because I never know when I might need the favor returned. On Saturday I plan on taking some extra canned goods out to one of the food drives and volunteering at the Marshall white community meal but every little small thing you do makes a big impact. Open a door for someone, give a compliment even reading a book to your kiddo makes a difference in someones day and potentially their lives. There are plenty of opportunities locally to make a difference, how will you be giving back?
Get out there Ogdenites, there is plenty to see and do! I will be carving pumpkins with Nurture the creative mind then heading over to the Front climbing club for the ABS (American Bouldering Series) Local Competition to watch my husband compete and of course sticking around for DEADPOINT for costumes and fun. After I will be heading to Marshall White center to volunteer and if I am up for it I will heading downtown to check out witchstock! But that isn’t all that’s happening! Jasoh’ is having their 9 year anniversary and to celebrate they are offering a 3 course meal and 9 beers for 9 years! The Weber library system is offering family friendly fun all day, Mojos and Kamikazes are having rockin metal shows, D&R spirits and copper club are both having Halloween parties, rocky horror picture show is playing at Peery’s Egyptian theater and all around Ogden the town is celebrating all things spooky!
Check out all the events below and be sure to share it and help support local!
Weber ice sheet:
Open skate 12pm and 5pm- Ice skating, hot cocoa and snacks!
Marshall white center:
Youth Baseball 10am
Zumba 10am, 11am
Swim Club 11am
Talent Show Auditions 1pm-3pm
Free community meal 5pm
Art house cinema
5:00pm Monty Python and the Holy Grail
7:00pm Sleepwalk With Me
Weber library events:
10:00-11:00 am, Zumba!Pleasant Valley Branch. Are you ready to move to a new beat? Our Zumba class, taught by a certified instructor, is an exhilarating, effective, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness program.
10:30-11:30 am,Nook Workshop Pleasant Valley BranchThis workshop includes a general introduction to the library s FREE e-book resources, demonstration of the downloading process, and an interactive question and answer period. bring your Nook!
1:00-3:00 pm,Halloween Party, North Branch, Come in costume for fun and games. Call 801-337-2650 for more information.
1:00-3:00 pm, Halloween party Ogden Valley Branch,Come in costume for fun and games. Call 801-337-2660 for more information.
2:00-4:30 pm, Cinema saturday, Main Library come see The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) at the Main Library! This program is FREE and treats will be provided. For more information please call 801-337-2632.
2:00-4:00 pm, Halloween Party, Pleasant Valley BranchCome in costume for fun and games. Call 801-337-2690 for more information.
3:00-5:00 pm, Halloween Party,Southwest Branch.Come in costume for fun and games. Call 801-337-2670 for more information.
3:00-4:00 pm,Introducción a eMail, Biblioteca Principal. Clase de capacitación que ayuda a los usuarios a crear su propia cuenta de correo electrónico.
locomotive restoration-The Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society has taken on the effort of restoring, Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad steam locomotive #223 to an operational engine. Our restoration shops are located in the Trainmen’s Building of the historic Ogden Union Station in Ogden, UT. Work sessions are held there every Saturday morning starting at approximately 9:30 AM through early afternoon. Access the shops by driving to the North end of Union Station at 26th Street along the driveway between the building and Track 1 at the rear of the facility
St. Mary Fall Craft Bazaar, blankets, crocheted items, candles, jewelry, candies, cookware, more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 27 and 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 28. St. Mary Catholic Church, 4050 S. 3900 West, West Haven. Admission is free. 801-458-2791.
Bunco Tournament, game and luncheon fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., hosted by Alpha Tau Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Costumes optional. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27. Roy Hillside Senior Center , 1900 W. 5051 South, Roy. $25; reservations requested at 801-394-6952, 801-731-2135.
‘Otello,’ live broadcast of The Metropolitan Opera performing Verdi classic, with Renee Fleming as Desdemona and Johan Botha as Otello. Also backstage interviews with stars. 10:55 a.m. Oct. 27. Newgate Tinseltown, 3651 Wall Ave., Ogden. Also plays at Layton Tinseltown, 720 W. 1500 North; Cinemark Farmington, 900 W. Clark Lane; Cinemark Bountiful 8, 206 S. 625 West. $22; $20/students and seniors, $15/children. www.fathomevents.com.
Mad science decomposers- $8/ONC Member, $10/non-member. Take some worms, add a little garbage and what do you get? Fertilized soil and a whole lot of fun! Join the Ogden Nature Center and Mad Science as we explore decomposition and its vital role in the food chain and our environment. Please RSVP by 4pm, OCtober 26 to 801-621-7595 ogdennaturecenter.org
Snowbasin job fair:The 2012/2013 winter season will be here before you know it, which brings a number of job opportunities at Snowbasin! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 27th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm in Earl’s Lodge for the annual Winter Job Fair at Snowbasin. Have the opportunity to speak with various department managers and apply on-site. Snowbasin looks forward to seeing you there.
‘The Fairy Doll,’ performance of the Russian ballet, with updated choreography. Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Imagine Ballet Theatre, 2432 Washington Blvd., Suites C-D, Ogden. $10, $7.50/child. Smith’s Tix.
Deadpoint:Our annual Halloween climbing competition and costume contest will take place October 27th. This year will definitely be the Ghoulest Deadpoint yet! We’ve got some awesome prizes and problems lined up for all participants this year. Remember, prizes aren’t based off of placement, but rather costumes and luck. So everyone plan on rallying to this fun, non-competitive, comp! Early registration ends on Wednesday the 24th. Register at http://www.frontogden.com/web3/comps/registration.php.
‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ 1993, PG. 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Weber County Library main branch, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden. Free. 801-337-2632.
‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ 2005, PG. 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Weber County Library, Ogden Valley branch, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville. Free. 801-337-2660.
Witchstock, magicians, ghost tours, dance party, more. Freakers Ball after party for age 21-up, 9 p.m. at the Ben Lomond Hotel; $10. 2-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. Free; charges for some events, such as the Witches Tea Party (3 p.m. at Union Station, $20), and the Freakers Ball (8 p.m. at the Ben Lomond Suites hotel, $10). http://theunionstation.org or www.historic25.com.
WEber pathways photogrpahy outing- Meet at the Art Nord parking lot at the top of Old Snowbasin Road. Directions: Go out Ogden Canyon Highway 39 past the dam and along Pineview Reservoir; turn up Old Snow Basin Road (Highway 226 and follow it to the top and down into the valley; the parking lot is at the end of the road.
Punkinaze, final year for this corn maze, which also has giant hay slides, fire pits, cut-out signs for photographs. 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Fridays, 3-11 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 30. Open at 3 p.m. Oct. 18-19. Haunted at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning Oct. 5-6. Punkinaze, 1921 W. 2550 South, West Haven. $7; free/3-under, $35/family pass. Group rates available. Ticket sales end one hour before closing. 801-731-4756, www.punkinaze.blogspot.com.
Halloween Parties, for children and adults. Costume party for children is 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27; adults-only Halloween party is 8-11 p.m. with music by Two Weeks Notice. VFW Post 1481, 907 W. 12th St., Ogden. Free/children’s party; $5/adult party. Nonveterans and families welcome. 801-393-1585.
Witches Tea Party, tea and light luncheon, entertainment by Underground Dance Company. Contest for best hat, nose or wart, and shoes. Ends with 4:30 p.m. witches congo line. 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. $20. 801-393-9890.
Jasoh’ prime & pub 9th anniversary party! An amazing 3 course dinner and 9 Years 9 Beers Featuring Wasatch and Squatters beers. $30 three course dinner, $20 nine paired beers.Reservations recommended before October 25th.801-399-0088 or email@example.com
Marshall white free community meal:Ogden’s Congregational United Church of Christ is gearing up to sponsor the 2nd Annual Free Community Meal. It will be October 27, from 5:00-7:00 at the Marshall White Center. Sloppy Joes, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, drinks, cookies, candy will be served. Local talent will play music. It was a huge success last year and this year will be even better! If you would like to volunteer in some way or donate coats, hats, mittens, goods or money to this great event in Ogden, please let Kim McCorkle Harbath know. There will be no religious message given and all churches, businesses and organizations are invited to be involved. Come serve others while having fun and making new friendships! Even if you don’t volunteer, come and enjoy the evening with us!
GROW meeting: Witchstock 2012 will be happening on 27th of October on historic 25th street. Come to Crowley Gallery at 115 historic 25th to enjoy readings from the Authors Driene Hattingh and Lynda West Scott of two wonderful books “Tales from Two Bit Street” and “Huntsville Eden liberty”.Also, come enjoy soup, bread, & cider. While listing to the Paranormal taping’s of Crowley Gallery basement.
Tales and trails:Join us for a belly-warming dinner before you hit the streets and pubs for Witchstock! With a spooky candle-lit ambiance, we will be serving gourmet soup, with salad, breads and a desert for only $5.. We will also have Hot apple cider, tea, coffee and other potions..If you would like to, you may bring any beverage you wish! Enjoy Tales of Two Bit Street shared by the Wonderful Local writers, Drienie Hattingh and Lynda West Scott, authors of the well-loved Ghost Story Books with “true” tales from our very own Wasatch Front. Also, listen to real recordings (EVP’s) by professional Paranormal Investagators, captured on Historic 25th Street. Ghouls, Goblins, Witches and Warlocks are all welcome this evening! Crowleys gallery 115 historic 25th
The Basement Productions proudly presents: NIGHT OF THE LIVING SHRED! LOCAL HALLOWEEN METAL FESTIVAL!Featuring performances by some of the best local metal bands in Utah, including:ASMODEUS, THE LAMENT CONFIGURATION, DEAD SOUND, MORE THAN A REMNANT, ATRIS, SALVATION IS CALLING, NECROMANIAC, ARSENAL OF DESTRUCTION.Doors open at 5:45PM, music starts at 6:00PM.Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door.
The Enchanted Woods, Halloween fun without the fright, inviting children age 5-10 to trick-or-treat while meeting storybook characters. Also the Enchanted Treehouse, for children age 1-5. Enchanted Woods open 6-8 p.m. Saturdays in October; tours take about an hour. Enchanted Treehouse 4-6 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 22-29. Elizabeth Stewart Treehouse Museum, 347 22nd St., Ogden. $6; free for accompanying adults and babies, who do not receive treats. Enchanted Woods requires timed tickets, advance purchase recommended. 801-394-9663, www.treehousemuseum.org.
Halloween Carnivore Carnival, costume parade, storytelling, face painting, tombstone fishing, games. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 18-20, 26, 27. George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park and Museum, 1544 E. Park Blvd., Ogden. $5/ages 2-17, $3/adults, seniors. 801-393-3466.
Rovali’s live music every Friday and Saturday. Entertainment has always been part of the Rovali’s experience. We bring in live music every Friday and Saturday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for your enjoyment. We have some of the best local artists and our talent pool keeps growing!
Night at the Museum, paranormal tours of Ogden’s Union Station, for age 16-older, led by local investigators. Bring cameras and recording devices to gather evidence. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 25, 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 26-27; tours every 15 minutes. Union Station Museums, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. $15. Limited to 10 people per tour, advance purchase recommended. 801-393-9890.
Camp ‘n Corn Maze, with Hallowalkeen FX special effects, tunnel, haunted hollow, maze. Nonscary activities in daytime include feeding trout farm’s “piranha.” Dusk-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, dusk-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through Nov. 1. Also 9 a.m.-dusk Monday-Saturday with nonscary activities for children. Cold Springs Trout Farm, 2284 N. Fruitland Drive, North Ogden. $4/daytime, $6/evenings. 801-782-7282.
Ogden Ghost Tours, bus tour with a storyteller sharing spooky tales of the town. 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-26. Also 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Oct. 18 and Oct. 29-Nov. 3; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. $10-$18. www.storytours.com.
‘The Drowsy Chaperone,’ 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sept. 28-Nov. 10. Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Washington Terrace. $7-$10. terraceplayhouse.com.
Castle of Chaos, features new Screamatarium, large 3-D maze and 7 Deadly Sins Haunted House. 7:30-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, through Oct. 31. Castle of Chaos, 1134 W. Riverdale Road, Riverdale. $20; $30 pass good for admission all three Castle of Chaos locations (including Taylorsville and Orem), or good for three visits to any choice of houses. 801-904-2270, www.castleofchaos.com.
Haunted Hollow, 13-acre outdoor haunt with forest, caves, swamp; indoor house features new “Zombie Attack.” 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, through Oct. 27, and Oct. 29-31. Also 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays. Haunted Hollow, 1550 S. 1900 West, West Haven. $20; free/6-under. Group discounts and discount coupons available. 801-388-0512, www.hauntedutah.com.
Sofa sly halloween party at the sand trap:Come in your best dressed to listen to Utah’s own psychedelic funk band Sofa Sly!A brand new FLAT SCREEN television will be given to the BEST COSTUME!!We’ll also be hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Come in either on the 27th or earlier to get your pumpkin, it’s $5 to join. Winner gets the pot! Be creative, let’s see what you got!
Blood of saints at kamikazes
halloween havoc-Prizes For Best Costume, Best Couple, BE Creative!$50 PRIZE for best costume…AND other prizes will be given away! copper club
Outlaw saloon halloween party- Come join us again for our Annual Outlaw Halloween Party. Don’t forget to wear your costume- remember we give away cash prizes for the best or scariest costume!! Don’t be left out in the dark!!!
Kiley Cook, comedian. 8 p.m. Oct. 26-27. Wiseguys Comedy Club, 269 Historic 25th St., Ogden. $10. 801-622-5588, www.wiseguyscomedy.com.
‘Rocky Horror Picture Show,‘ 1975, R; costumes encouraged; no outside props allowed. Pre-show activities at 7:45 p.m. include costume and dance competitions. 8 p.m. Oct. 26-27. Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $13; includes prop bag. Ages 17-up. 801-689-8700, www.egyptiantheaterogden.com.
Heavy metal halloween party with nigel & the metal dogs- brewsksis
DJ sam smith hosting the WC halloween party. $5 wine cellar 2550 washington
13th Annual Freakers Ball, 9 p.m. Oct. 27. Ben Lomond Suites, 2510 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $10/adv., $15/day of. Age 21-older. Smith’s Tix.
Off the Wall Comedy Improv, a “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” style show with variety of competitive short-form games. 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden. $5. 855-ZIG-ARTS.