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thursday 31

Haunted House

SPOOKS—A century-old church, a graveyard and plenty of dark corners and corridors is the right equation for a scary night. Recommended costume: Dress as a baby so that you have an excuse to wear diapers...to wet. 6-9:30 pm, The Belfry, 302 E. Main St., Sisters. $5.

thursday 31

Halloween Party

COSTUMES—It'll be one heck of a fast picking All Hallows' Eve with local bluegrass crews Moon Mountain Ramblers and Grit and Grizzle. The cavernous, warehouse-like Volcanic Theatre Pub should serve as the perfect haunt for a night spent dressed up, drinking and dancing. 8 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $7.

friday 1

First Friday Art Walk

ART—Yep, it's the first of the month again. Local art and music will be in full effect on Friday. Get downtown early and enjoy the free booze samples available at a number of fine establishments. The crisp air, the colorful leaves, the free wine—fall is perhaps our favorite art walk season. 5 pm. Downtown Bend. Free.

saturday 2

Happy Dirty Girls

TRAIL RACE—With three local races a year, Happy Girls has become a female force to be reckoned with. This round, ladies can choose between the half-marathon, which winds through the lovely woods along the Peterson Ridge trail system, or a more urban 5K Road Run, which starts at Three Creeks Brewing and runs through downtown Sisters. Register online at happygirlsrun.com. 9 am. Sisters. $35-$75.

sunday 3

Blue Caprice

FILM—For three weeks in October 2002, drivers in and around Washington, D.C. were mortally terrified as a sniper randomly picked off a driver every other day or so. Blue Caprice captures those chilling crimes in this moody psychological thriller. Notable is Tequan Richmond, who plays the brooding sniper-apprentice—expect this to be his breakout role. 5 pm. Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pay Alley. $6.

sunday 3

Cranksgiving

BIKES—A bike-riding scavenger hunt for a good cause! Here's the deal: Participants ride to pre-determined grocery stores, buy $30 worth of non-perishable food items and race back to the GoodLife finish line with a full load. All gathered foodstuffs will be donated to Bethlehem Inn. Winning! Register at 10 am, race starts at 11 am. GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Century Dr. Free entry.

monday 4

Monday Football

BIG SCREEN—In one of the longest running rivalries in professional football, the Green Bay Packers normally thump the F.I.B. Chicago Bears in a tense and exciting game. With the monstrous (but sweet guy) Clay Matthews scheduled to return to play, expect this game to be especially intense! 5:40 pm, Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century, Free for Packer fans; Bear fans pay with your humility. .

tuesday 5

Mirror Pond's Future

PRESENTATION—Heavy-handed water regulation is a bad idea. Example 1: Mirror Pond and its shallow, silt-filled waters (and leaky dam). Example 2: The recent fish kill on the Deschutes, a tragic effect of manipulating natural seasonal flows. This round, Bend Chamber takes on Mirror Pond and explores possible solutions. Register at bendchamber.org. 5-7 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $30 members, $40 non-members.

tuesday 5

Tuesday Performance Group

RUN—Daylight is about to get a lot scarcer, particularly for the after-work workout crowd. Maximize your time with focused, intense efforts—go to one of FootZone's interval training sessions. They're for all ages and ability levels and are led by Max King, one of the most accomplished trail runners in the country. 5:30 pm. Email max@footzonebend.com for weekly details. Free.

wednesday 6

Betty and the Boy

MUSIC—A string-laden quintet of cello, upright base, violin, mandolin and guitar layered with the haunting vocals of leading lady Betty Jaeger, the Boy and the gang blend the mellow thoughtful elements of folk and bluegrass with the button-down formality of classical instrumentation and a gothic frostiness. Ear pleasing, to be sure. 7 pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. Free.

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