Looking for a blood-curdling good time?

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Whether you’re looking for a heart-stopping experience or some sugar-packed fun, there’s a little bit of everything for ghouls and goblins of all ages Halloween weekend. Crazy campus With an art gallery known as “The Dungeon,” you know this is going to be good. Placer High School’s Interact Club is leading haunted tours of campus, starting from the school’s auditorium, from 6-10 p.m. today, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and again from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The haunted tour carries an insane-asylum theme, and visits the auditorium, the Dungeon art gallery, and other buildings on campus. Younger visitors — those under age 10 — and those seeking smaller spook factor should check out the haunted house between 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $4 per person, or $10 for a family, which must include at least one parent or adult. Placer High School is located at 275 Orange St. Call (530) 885-4581 for more information. Trick or treat If you see little ghosts and witches running up and down Lincoln Way today, don’t be alarmed. Auburn’s Downtown and Old Town business associations host a Safe Trick or Treat from 1 to 5 p.m. today. Businesses throughout the two districts open their doors to trick-or-treaters — just keep an eye out for pumpkin plates in the windows to identify participating businesses.  Call Brenda Roper at (530) 885-4852 for information. Smashing pumpkins Plans are underway for a first-ever huge-pumpkin drop in Old Town Auburn. Auburn’s Old Town Business Association and KAHI 950 present this spectacle, during which pumpkins weighing hundreds of pounds will be hoisted up by a crane and dropped. As plans stand now, Randy Warren’s 1,149-pound Community Festival record-breaker, along with a 245-pounder and a 345-pounder grown by Randy and Cheryl Maki, will be dropped at approximately 4:30 p.m. in Old Town’s central square, as reported in the Journal earlier this week. At least one gigantic gourd will be stuffed with candy. Trunk or Treat Auburn Elementary’s parent teacher club hosts a Trunk or Treat event, featuring trick or treating and a costume parade, from 6-7:30 p.m. today on the school playground. Auburn Elementary is located at 11400 Lariat Ranch Road, Auburn. Call (530) 887-1958 for more information. Freaky farm Scare away breast cancer by coming to the seventh annual Lee Haunted Barn, located at 3240 Granite Creek Place in Newcastle. The barn is open to visitors 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Entry is $5 to tour the barn, with all net proceeds going to fight breast cancer. All ages welcome, but parental guidance is suggested for small children and the faint of heart.         Patch party Poppy Lane Christmas Farm & Pumpkin Patch will be open on Halloween. Trick-or-treaters can play on the bounce houses and air slide for $5. Evening tractor hayrides are $1 per person. Of course, treats will be provided too. Poppy Lane is located at 12110 Poppy Lane in Auburn. Call (530) 906-6988 for more information. Happy harvest The Acres of Hope Moms and Kids Harvest Festival will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday for “Keeping Hope Alive” on The Thompson Ranch, located at 9994 Mount Vernon Road, Auburn. The Harvest Festival includes hay rides, carnival games, a barbecue lunch, treats, 4H presentation, live music, praise and worship, raffle and silent Auction, fishing (bring poles and bait), bounce houses and more. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth ages 5-18 and $5 for kids 5 and under. RSVP by e-mailing acresharvestfestival@ Visit for more information. Fall festivities Sierra Grace Fellowship holds its annual Fall Carnival from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday at 1260 Wesley Lane, Auburn. The carnival includes family friendly activities, free food, candy and more. Call (530) 889-9089 for more information. Pumpkin Path Live Oak Waldorf School presents its Pumpkin Path Friday and Saturday. Angels guide children and adults down a candle-lit pumpkin path through an enchanting tale of adventure, where children receive treasures at each stop along the path. Pumpkin Path begins at 5 p.m. each night. Reservations are required and can be made at (530) 878-8720. Live Oak Waldorf School is located at 410 Crother Road in Meadow Vista. Haunted mansion The old Kayo mansion, a 100-year-old Victorian home located at 6952 Kayo Drive in Penryn, becomes a house of horrors from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. This house, haunted by Del Oro High’s Travis Denna for his senior project, is suitable for visitors 12 and older, and parents with younger children are welcome to preview the house. Admission is a suggested donation of $5, with proceeds benefiting Del Oro’s Peer Helper program. Spooky sights Rocklin’s got some spooky spots worth checking out. On Willard Way, near Johnson Springview Park, a graveyard welcomes trick or treaters; if kids make it to the front door, past a witch, bat flying overhead and grim reaper, it’s off to the “path of no return.” Also be sure to check out the Hannah and Arnold ways neighborhoods, off of Blue Oaks Boulevard. The streets are laced with houses dressed to spook, from large spiders to ghosts hovering under the trees. Dawson Oil Co. celebrates Halloween with decorations including a witch flying on her broom and other creepy creatures. Find Dawson Oil Co. at 4325 Pacific St. A Lincoln haunting Lincoln residents looking for a good scare need look no further than the Haunted Castle at McBean Park, organized by the Lincoln Police Activities League and the Countryside Haunters. The haunted castle is open 6-10 p.m. today and Saturday at the McBean Park Pavilion barbecue area, on McBean Park Road in Downtown Lincoln. One donated can of food gets you into the haunted castle, which might be too spooky for children 6 and younger.