Unseen visitors hang out at 'Haunted Hangar'
HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Hill Aerospace Museum receives many guests, but Halloween visitors may be there in spirit only.
The museum hosts "Haunted Hangar" 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. next Friday and Oct. 24. Visitors are invited to tour the Haunted Hangar and meet its ghostly pilots. Halloween costumes are welcome; guests will receive a bag of candy.
The museum is also hosting a painted pumpkin contest. Contestants are invited to bring their pumpkins to the museum anytime in October, before the judging on Oct. 31. Prizes will be awarded in age categories.
Admission to Hill Aerospace Museum, including exhibits, Haunted Hanger and entry in the pumpkin contest, is free. The museum is at 7961 Wardleigh Road, near Roy. Take Exit 338 off Interstate 15. For more information, call (801) 774-0956.
Union Station tour on the lookout for ghosts
OGDEN -- Look into the darker spaces of Union Station during "Night at the Museum" next Friday and Oct. 24.
Visitors can tour the old railroad depot with paranormal investigators, going down into the basement vaults and other haunted areas. Cameras and other recording equipment are welcome.
Tours last about one hour and start every 15 minutes, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The station is at 2501 Wall Ave. Admission is $15; the event is a fundraiser for Union Station's museums.
For more information, call (801) 393-9890.
Pumpkin walk features elves, Michael Jackson
NORTH LOGAN -- The Keebler elves, Eggo Waffles and Michael Jackson all come to life as "pumpkin heads" during the annual North Logan Pumpkin Walk, beginning Thursday.
"And Now a Word From Our Sponsor" is this year's theme, with more than 35 TV commercial scenes created out of pumpkins, squash and other garden items.
The walk is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and continues Oct. 23-24 and 26-27 at Elk Ridge Park, 1100 E. 2500 North. Admission is free.
The trail is paved and golf carts are available for anyone who has difficulty walking. For more information, call (435) 753-4644 or visit www.pumpkinwalk.com.
Layton City does the Halloween Bash
LAYTON -- Families are invited to have a ghoulishly good time at Layton City's annual Halloween Bash.
The Halloween Bash starts at 5:30 p.m. next Friday in the Central Davis Junior High School gym, at 663 N. Church Street.
There will be games, prizes, fun and refreshments, and party-goers are welcome to wear costumes.
The bash lasts until 8 p.m.; admission is free. For more information, call (801) 336,-3924.
'Creatures of the Night' on the loose at center
OGDEN -- You don't have to be Dr. Dolittle to talk with the animals. You can talk to moths, owls, raccoons and other animals next Friday at the Ogden Nature Center, 966 W 12th St.
The Ogden Nature Center's annual "Creatures of the Night" event starts at 5 p.m., and continues until 8 p.m., with naturalists costumed as crepuscular (early nighttime) animals. Each will have a special tale to tell.
Visitors can meet live owls, snakes, spiders and toads. There will also be treats, campfire songs, face painting, carnival games, nature crafts and a scavenger hunt.
Entries in the nature center's amateur Pumpkin Carving Contest will be on display during the event. Carved or decorated pumpkins may be entered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday or Thursday. Entries will be divided, with prizes awarded for ages 3-8, 9-12 and 13-16. Winners will be announced at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 23; participants must be present to accept the grand prize.
Entry in the pumpkin contest is free. Admission to "Creatures of the Night" is $6, or $5 for nature center members. To register for events, call (801) 621-7595.
Storytellers ready to scare library patrons
CLEARFIELD -- If you thought your last library fine was scary, wait till you hear how the Davis County Library celebrates Halloween.
For more than 20 years, librarians Brad Maurer and Marilyn Getts have been scaring patrons with the annual Halloween Storytelling Spook-tacular. This year's Spook-tacular gets off to a wicked start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the North Branch Library, 562 S. 1000 East, Clearfield.
The librarians with be joined by Janine Nishiguchi of Bountiful, former president of the Utah Storytelling Guild, and other storytellers.
The Halloween Storytelling Spook-tacular hits the road after its premiere, with performances Wednesday at the Kaysville Branch, 44 N. Main St., and Thursday at the Northwest Branch, 1875 S. 2000 West, Syracuse.
The fun continues Oct. 26 at the Centerville Branch, 45 S. 400 West; Oct. 27 at the Central Branch , 155 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton; Oct. 28 at the South Branch, 725 S. Main St., Bountiful; and Oct. 29 at library headquarters, 38 S. 100 East, Farmington.
Events start at 7 p.m., and are geared for school-age children. There will be less-scary sessions, for younger children, held in conjunction with events at the North and South branches.
Admission is free. For more information, visit www.co.davis.ut.us/library or call (801) 451-2322.
'House of Horrors' goes for happy ending
HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- The 649th MUNS is doing something horrible, in order to do something nice.
The munitions squad is hosting "The Ammo House of Horrors" 7 p.m. to midnight today and Saturday in Building 1607 on base. The haunted house continues 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31.
Building 1607 measures 11,000 square feet, and it will be filled with frightening fun, including a big maze. Monsters, mad scientists, escaped prisoners and even a few creepy folks from the hills will inhabit the Ammo House of Horrors.
One of the goals is to scare visitors, so the squad recommends kids under 12 years old stay home. The other goal is to help young airmen who can't go home for the holidays. Admission to the haunted house is a donation of $5, with proceeds being set aside for a Christmas party to lift their spirits.
For more information, call (801) 777-6574 or (801) 777-6553.