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ABOUT TOWN: Plenty of scary fun this weekend

The Hobgoblin Express has been chugging along the tracks at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park every night since Oct. 26. There is still time for you and family and friends to visit the park.

The Hobgoblin Express has been chugging along the tracks at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park every night since Oct. 26. There is still time for you and family and friends to visit the park. The train makes stops along the way for everyone to check out the spooky Halloween displays, while haunting music fills the air. The Express runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight (Oct. 29 and Saturday night (Oct. 30) with the last train departing at 8 p.m. At the end of your train ride, there are treats for everyone at the Brightbill House. For this fun experience, the cost is just $4 per person.

For adults and teens, a "bud of fear" awaits you in the confines of a ghostly Budd car made ready for this scary Halloween season at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. The staff and volunteers have worked hard but have enjoyed getting the WCRHP ready for this time of the year. Do take advantage and check out their creativity.

It's billed as a Halloween Spook Space Odyssey and everyone is invited to Brennan Park's Family Halloween Party Saturday night (Oct. 30) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this year you will be able to visit a strange and scary planet, see what the future holds in fortune telling, take in the carnival games and, there is also a haunted planet to explore. Everyone is welcome and entry is free but there is a $2 game card that allows kids to win prizes galore.

A masquerade skate is happening on Sunday (Oct. 31) with a family skate from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. and an everyone-welcome skate from 1:25 to 2:25 p.m. at the BPRC ice arena. Those in costume will be awarded with a treat on ice. Anyone wishing more information is asked to call 604-898-3604.

Do remember that Daylight Saving Time officially comes to an end this weekend. When retiring Saturday night (Oct. 30) please remember to turn your watches, clocks, microwaves etc. back one hour to Standard Time.

Are you fascinated by shipwrecks such as the Titanic? Then don't miss author James Delgado, co-host of the TV series Sea Hunter and executive director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum for a slide show about shipwrecks at the Squamish Public Library on Tuesday (Nov. 2) at 7 p.m. Admission is free. This evening is sponsored by the Squamish Public Library and the Public Library Services Branch Writers in Libraries program.

The Sea to Sky Community Services and the Squamish Youth Centre are holding a public presentation at Totem Hall on Tuesday (Nov. 2) at 7 p.m. on the theme The Sexual Exploitation of Youth. The featured keynote speaker will be Cherry Kingsley and during the evening, skits will be performed. Admission is by donation and all proceeds will go to the Squamish Youth Resource Centre.

On Sunday (Oct. 31) a Knack to Knit session will be held at the Squamish Public Library from 1 to 4 p.m. This is a chance to learn to knit or crochet. If you will need supplies, please pre-register at the library or phone 604-892-3110.

Appointments are now being taken for the Screening Mammography Mobile Clinic that will be at the Squamish General Hospital from Nov. 17 to Dec. 2. When phoning the toll free number 1-800-663-9203 Monday to Friday, please have your Care Card number or SMP ID number ready to give to the receptionist.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday (Nov. 2) at the Squamish Baptist Church starting at 6 p.m. for classically-trained soloists for the Sea to Sky Singers Christmas concert on Dec. 11. For more information or to set up an audition time, please call choir director Veronica McPhee at 604-892-7819.

Over 600 seniors received their flu vaccine at the Seniors Health Fair on Oct. 20. Almost 700 came through the doors at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre but not all wished to have a flu shot. There was good response to the setup of the fair and knowledge shared by public health nurses and other health related organizations was much appreciated.

The Teen Book Club discussion group meets this Tuesday (Nov. 2) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Squamish Public Library. Teens were asked to read the book Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay in anticipation of Tuesday's gathering. Pizza and pop are provided and if you are planning on attending please call 604-892-3110.

On Friday, Nov. 5, the Hearts In Motion Walking Club will meet at the main entrance of the Brennan Park Recreation Centre at 9:30 a.m. For more information, please call Elaine at 604-898-9498.

The last in the Waldorf Education Parenting Series will be held on Monday (Nov. 1) at 7:30 p.m. at the Squamish Health Unit on Hunter Place. The topic will be The Significance of Rhythm in a Child's Life.

Members of the Diamond Head Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members will be in many areas of the community including malls next weekend, Friday (Nov. 5) and Saturday (Nov. 6) requesting donations for the annual Poppy sales. Wear a poppy proudly and remember the veterans and families who benefit from the proceeds of the sales. Remembrance Day Services will be held in the Brennan Park Recreation Centre on Nov. 11.

The Women's Auxiliary to Squamish General Hospital are selling tickets to their Christmas bazaar raffle at Save-On Foods today (Oct. 29), Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 30-31). Do come out and support this worthy cause for a chance to win prizes.

Cedar Valley School invites you to its third annual Silent Auction. The fabulous evening of wine and specialty desserts, live music and brilliant auction items is being held at C-Dar Lodge in Paradise Valley, Saturday Nov. 6 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Eagle Run Coffee Company in Brackendale. This event has sold out the past two years, so get your tickets early. For further information contact Pam Timm at 604-898-4520.

The Squamish Skate Park is holding a firewood fundraiser this Saturday (Oct. 30) at the Squamish Youth Resource Centre on Carson Place near Howe Sound Secondary School and Capilano College. A minimum donation of $75 per load of firewood is requested.

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