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Halloween Happenings

<hdr15>Halloween Events

<lst>Looking for some spooky holiday haunts? The following lists some local Halloween-themed events:

Screechy, Scratchy, Squashy Tales. Dolley Madison Library presents Halloween stories and activities, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Open to ages 3-5 with adult. For more information, call 703-356-0770. Dolley Madison Library is located at 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean.

Halloween Party. Vienna Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a Halloween party for Vienna area sixth graders on Friday, Oct. 22, from 3:30-6 p.m., at Club Phoenix Teen Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Event includes food, games and a costume contest. Free. for more information, call 703-255-6360.

Hallow Screen. The Town of Vienna presents a family Halloween movie on Friday, Oct. 22, around 7 p.m., at Glyndon Park. Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, and children must stay with their parents during the movie. Free. For more information on which PG-rated Halloween film is shown or for weather information, call 703-255-7842.

Haunted House. The Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department sponsors its annual Haunted House at Fire Station 13, 2148 Gallows Road. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 703-560-9413. Times are as follows:

* Friday, Oct. 22, from 8-11 p.m.

* Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6-11 p.m.

* Sunday, Oct. 24, from 6-11 p.m. Also, for younger thrill seekers, there is a Lights-On program for children who are just learning to enjoy haunted houses, taking place from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $3.

* Monday, Oct. 25, from 6-10 p.m.

Monster Madness. Bob Brown's silly monster marionettes provide not-so-scary fun for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Activities begin at 2 p.m. To register, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

Halloween Parade. The Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Vienna host the 58th annual Vienna Halloween Parade on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., beginning on Maple Avenue. The parade will be broadcast on Oct. 31, at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. For more information, call 703-281-1333.

Spooky Pooches. Gooddogz.org Inc. sponsors the Spooky Pooch Costume Contest and 58th annual Vienna Halloween Parade on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 6:45 p.m., starting at Berry Street. Winners receive prizes from Happy Tails Dog Spa. Cost is $20 for first dog and $10 for additional dogs. For more information, visit www.gooddogz.org/events/spookypooch_reg.htm.

Spiffy Spiders. Halloween stories and activities on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Open to ages 2-3 with adult. 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 703-356-0770.

Haunted Park. Vienna Parks and Recreation Department sponsors "Haunting in the Park," a guided tour through Vienna's haunted Glyndon Park, on Friday, Oct. 29 and Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Tickets are $3 and must be purchased in advanced at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Halloween Fun Fair. On Saturday, Oct. 30, from 4-7 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Come in costume, play games, make crafts and taste treats. All are welcome. Attendees can bring a free-will offering of canned good to support Share. For more information, call 703-356-5442.

Free Cab Rides. As a means of making area roadways a little safer this Halloween, free cab rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout Northern Virginia on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Call the SoberRide phone number at 1-800-200-TAXI and be afforded a no-cost (up to $50) safe ride home. AT&T Wireless users can call #-TAXI. Visit www.soberride.com.