Brewing a Cauldron of Wicked Fun

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The Boo Blast
The Boo Blast

While the annual Boo Blast carnival at El Morro gives local children an early sample of the year’s spookiest holiday, the main event arrives at sundown Saturday, Oct. 31. A witch’s cauldron full of events are brewing to keep goblins, ghouls and ghosts amused.

Festivities After Dark

 Ken and Christen Saunders will hold open their house of horrors, 337 Bluebird Canyon Dr., on Friday, Oct. 30, starting at 7:30 p.m. Actors include son Patrick and daughter Peyton and school friends. Proceeds from donations go to a favorite charity of Christen Saunders, the Mauli Ola Foundation of Laguna Beach.

Neighbors are already talking about the haunted house at 655 Brooks Street put on by Chrissy Haneline.

And a highlight at the Oak/Brooks Street extravaganza begins again at 5 p.m. at the Taub’s house, 490 Oak St., where radio station KX 93.5 will broadcast live, a disco ball in full swing. The station also hosts the children’s costume contest at 7 p.m., where the winner receives a front of the line, all-day pass to Universal Studios. The best adult costume will win an overnight at the St. Regis resort with breakfast included.

Local merchants host a taco bar and tequila tasting on the porch from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please contribute a bag of candy and do not park on Oak Street.

Join the Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration fundraiser Friday, Oct. 30, at the Sandra Jones Campbell Art Studio, 2173 Laguna Canyon Road, from 8 p.m. to midnight Kinder said.

There will be live music by Groove Pocket with a hosted taco bar and beverages, and a costume contest with prizes! Tickets are $30. Proceeds benefit the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association.

For more details and to RSVP, visit the web site at


Costume Assistance

Make this Halloween memorable with Halloween face-painting by ROOTS the Beauty Underground. From as simple as a kitty cat nose and whiskers to as complex as the Day of the Dead, Roots face-painters use non-toxic professional makeup.

Call for an appointment for Friday or Saturday, 3-7 p.m., 384 Forest Ave., Suite 9, (949) 424-4266. Price will vary depending on the complexity of the makeup. Call for a quote.


Fun in the Sun

For adults, take part in The Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt competition and use your detective skills to solve a murder. Clues lead the way to an exploration of downtown Laguna Beach covering three miles in four hours Saturday, Oct. 31 beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are $59 each. Teams of four or five players are recommended. Three ticket minimum purchase from

The ClueHoo interactive urban scavenger hunt can be done anytime and is suitable for kids. The self-guided game uses an app and text messages to take players to parks, galleries and other and fun, interesting and educational spots around North Laguna. Book a reservation for two to five players at Tickets are $8.50-29.50 and the game can be played any day, dawn to dusk.

Pair art, music and refreshments with a Dia de los Muertos theme on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at a painting party in the Santa Ana Artist’s Village, 117 N. Sycamore Street. Learn step-by-step and leave with your own masterpiece. More info and tickets, $42 at


All Candied-out

When the scavenger hunts, haunted houses and trick or treating are done and you’ve had your fill of Halloween candies the Lion’s Heart Service Group, Laguna Beach Chapter Girls Class of 2019 will collect excess Halloween candy for donation to Operation Gratitude, which sends the candy to U.S troops stationed overseas. Collection bins will be located at the Laguna Beach Library and in some local schools from Nov. 1- 7. Arrange a pick up of candy by contacting [email protected].



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