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October 31, 2014

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Google Maps 13th Floor Haunted House. Featuring the 13th Floor Haunted House and Zombieland. Times vary. $24.99-$48.99. 13th Floor Haunted House, 2814 W Bell Rd. 13thflooraz.com

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Google Maps 8th Grade Day. 8th grade students (girls only). Welcome assembly, student-led tours, classroom visits, an all-school pep rally and lunch. 9:30am-12:30pm. Free. Preregister. Xavier College Preparatory, 4710 N 5th St. xcp.org

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Google Maps Arizona State Fair. All ages. Family entertainment, Star Trek: The Exhibition, The Great American Duck Race, Secret Circus, Cartoon Alley demonstrations, animals, food, characters, concerts, rides (including six new midway rides), exhibits, rodeo and more. Gates open at noon. $10 adults, $5 seniors/ages 5-13, under 5 free; check website for discounts. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W McDowell Rd. 602-252-6771 or azstatefair.com

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Google Maps AZ Field Of Screams. Haunted corn maze. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. 7-11pm. $16; $10 on Oct 3 & 31. Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N 75th Ave, Glendale. 623-386-1301 or azfieldofscreams.com

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Google Maps Chambers of Fear Haunted House. 3 attractions: Chambers of Fear, Darkness: Industrial Nightmare and Scary Tales. 7-10pm Mon-Thur & Sun, 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat. $23-$30. Bell Mar Plaza, 11340 W Bell Rd, Surprise. 623-255-6896 or chambersoffear.com

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Google Maps Circus Today (Sept 12-Jan 4). Features Arizona artist Mark McDowell who showcases the classic imagery often associated with circuses: acrobatic performers, animal acts, sideshow curiosities and the iconic big top tent. 10am-5pm Tues-Wed & Fri-Sat, 10am-8pm Thur, noon-5pm Sun. Free. Mesa Arts Center Museum, 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6567 or mesaartscenter.com

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Circus Vargas (Oct 30-Nov 24). One of the last traveling Big Top Circus acts featuring elaborate illusions, unbelievable feats of courage and amazing acts of acrobatic and aerial artistry. Call for times. $20-$65, ages under 2 free. Oct 30-Nov 3 at Desert Sky Mall; Nov 6-10 at Superstition Springs and Nov 13-24 at The Pavilions at Talking Stick. 877-468-3861 or circusvargas.com

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Google Maps Concerts at the MIM (Oct). The Cookers Oct 3; Sondre Lerche Oct 4; Tom Rush Oct 8; Carolina Chocolate Drops Oct 9; Jerry Douglas & the Earls of Leicester Oct 10; Ronstadt Generations Oct 14; Chris Smither Oct 15; Suzy Bogguss Oct 16; Mike Doughty Oct 20; Jeff Austin Oct 22; Vladimir Pleshakov Oct 23; Caravan of Thieves Oct 28; Octubafest Oct 29 and Run Boy Run Oct 31. Call for prices and times. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Blvd. 480-478-6000 or mim.org

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Google Maps Fall Festival (through Nov 2). 7-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, inflatables, farm animals, pedal race cars, barrel train ride, playground and more. 9am-9pm Mon-Thur, 9am-10pm Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm Sun. $9/person, ages 2 & under free with paying adult. Vertuccio Farms, 4011 S Power Rd, Mesa. 480-650-6606 or vertucciofarms.com

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Google Maps Fear Farm (Thur-Sun through Oct 31). 5 Haunted attractions, corn field and hay mazes. 7-10pm Sun-Thur, 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat. $24.99 & up. Fear Farm, 2209 N 99th Ave. 623-936-9545 or fearfarm.com

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Google Maps Footloose (Fri-Sun Oct 3-Nov 2) Musical tale of a newcomer who returns dance, music and joy to a brokenhearted town. 7:30pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $18. Reservations recommended. Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-483-1664 or desertstages.org

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Google Maps Frankenstein (Wed-Sat Oct 22-Nov 1) Adaptation of Mary Shelley's horror-filled tale. Performed by Actor's Youth Theatre. Call for times and prices. The Tuscany Theatre, 861 N Higley Rd #105, Gilbert. 480-907-7050 or actorsyouththeatre.org

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Google Maps Fright Nights. Horrific scenes await you in The Gauntlet Haunted House or visit the spooktacular miniature golf course. 7-10pm Wed-Thur (golf open 7pn-close Sun-Thur), 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat. $15 haunted house; $6.25 & up miniature golf. Golfland/Sunsplash, 155 W Hampton Ave, Mesa. 480-834-8319 or golflandfrightnights.com

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Google Maps Halloween Festival (Fri Oct 31). Costume contest (people and canine), games and live entertainment. 5-8pm. Free; small fee for some games. Prospector Park, 3015 N Idaho Rd, Apache Junction. 480-983-2181 or ajcity.net

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Google Maps Halloween in the Hills (Fri Oct 31). All ages. Costume contest for dressed pets and pet owners, trick-or-treating, petting zoo, games, inflatables, haunted houses and more. 4-8pm. Free. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills. 480-837-8168 or halloweeninthehills.com

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Google Maps Halloween Party (Fri Oct 31). Ages 1-5 (with an adult). Costume parade, games, activities, trick-or-treat for trinkets and a snack. 2-4:30pm. $30/child, adults free. Preregister. Great Play of Chandler, 2855 W Ray Rd, Chandler. 480-726-7529 or greatplay.com/chandler

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Google Maps Halloween Spooktacular (Fri Oct 31). Arts & crafts, games, food, costume contests, photos and a haunted house. 5:30-8:30pm. Free; fee for activities. Downtown Chandler Library Courtyard, 125 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler. 480-782-2735 or chandleraz.gov/special-events

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Google Maps House of Screams...and Wicked Dreams (through Nov 8). Haunted lair of a serial killer who escaped from a mental institution. 7-10pm Sun-Thur, 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat in Oct (7-11pm in Nov); 7pm-1am on Oct 31. $20-$30. House of Screams...and Wicked Dreams, 2810 W Thunderbird Rd. houseofscreams-wickeddreams.com

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Google Maps Jeeper's Creeper's: Bugs in Art (Oct 3-Jan 25). Test your knowledge and learn all about bugs through fun and challenging puzzles, games and art-making activities. 9am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun. $8 ages 1 & up. i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa. 480-644-4332 or ideamuseum.org

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Google Maps Kroctober. All ages. Activities, candy stations and a costume contest. 5-7:30pm. Free. KROC Center, 1375 E Broadway Rd. 602-425-5000 or krocphoenix.org

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Google Maps Little Bunny's Halloween (Wed-Sun Oct 8-Nov 2). Cute Halloween show - perfect for little ones. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10 adults, $7 ages 12 & under. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham. 602-262-2050 or azpuppets.org

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Google Maps Mirror Maze Experience. All ages. Spooky maze, candy wall (up to 24 different types of candies and flavors) and spooky music throughout. 9am-8pm. Includes admission to Buterfly Wonderland and Mirror Maze: $18.95 adults, $9.95 ages 3-11, ages 2 & under free. Odysea Mirror Maze, 9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale. 480-270-6200 or odyseamirrormaze.com

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Google Maps National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers (starts Sept 21). Experience the world by coming face-to-face with a polar bear, diving in a submersible, climbing to the top of a rain forest tree canopy, soaring over the savanna in a hot air balloon and more. 10am-5pm. $23.95 adults, $18.95 ages 3-17 (includes general admission); discount for members. Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St. 602-716-2028 or azscience.org

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Google Maps Night of the Living Dead (Fri-Sun Oct 10-Nov 2). The classic horror movie comes to the stage. Recommended for ages 10 & up. Call for times and prices. Theater Works, 8355 W Peoria Ave, Peoria. 623-815-7930 or theaterworks.org

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Google Maps Nightfall at Old Tucson (Thur-Sun through Oct 31). Terrifying town with 3 live shows, 3 haunts and a Demon's Den. 6-10pm Thur & Sun, 6pm-midnight Fri-Sat. Call for prices. Old Tucson Studios, 201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson. 520-908-4833 or nightfallaz.com

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Google Maps Octonauts. All ages. Dive into action with the Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from the hit animated TV show. Activities and events, plus the chance to meet Captain Barnacles and Kwazii! Call for times of meet and greets. Included with admission: $18 adults, $13 ages 3-12; discount if purchased online. SEA LIFE Arizona, 5000 S Arizona Mills Circle #145, Tempe. 480-478-7600 or visitsealife.com/arizona

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Google Maps Pumpkin and Chili Party (Oct 2-Nov 2). Hay rides, miniature golf, 10-acre maze, petting barn, inflatables, rides, climbing wall, live entertainment, extreme canine dog show and fireworks (Fri & Sat nights). 10am-9pm Thur & Sun, 10am-10pm Fri-Sat. Call for prices. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek. 480-987-3100 or schnepffarms.com

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Google Maps Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze (Oct 1-Nov 9). 6-acre family corn maze, mini corn maze (for little ones), petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, farm activities, play area and more. 11am-8pm Mon-Thur, 11am-11pm Fri, 9am-11pm Sat, 9am-8pm Sun. $9 ages 2 & up; additional cost for special activities. Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N 75th Ave, Glendale. 623-386-1301 or tolmachoff-farms.com

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Google Maps Pumpkin Patch (Oct 1-31). Pumpkin decorating, air bounce, Alexander's Adventure Maze, animals and hayride. 9am-9pm. $10 children, $3 adults. Mother Nature's Farm, 1663 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert. 480-892-5874 or mothernaturesfarm.com

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Google Maps Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare. 3 haunted attractions: Captain Spaulding's Clown School in 3D, The Lords of Salem (in total blackout) and the Devil's Rejects. 7-10pm Thur & Sun, 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat. $25-$60. WestWorld, 16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale. frightened.com

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Google Maps Seussical (Fri-Sun Oct 24-Nov 2). Compilation of many many of Dr. Seuss's most famous books. Presented by Greasepaint Youtheatre. Call for times and prices. Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E 2nd St, Scottsdale. 480-949-7529 or greasepaint.org

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Google Maps Spy Studio (Sept 23-Jan 18). Students from Boulder Creek, Paradise Valley and South Mountain High Schools stretched their imaginations and technology skills to create futuristic spy gadgets. Noon-5pm Tues-Wed & Sun, noon-9pm Thur-Sat. $7 adults, $5 student, ages 15 & under free. The SMoCA Young @ Art Gallery, 7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale. 480-994-ARTS (2787) or smoca.org

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Google Maps Swan Lake (Thur-Sun Oct 30-Nov 2). A story of romance, sorcery and betrayal. Performed by Ballet Arizona with music by The Phoenix Symphony. 7pm Thur, 7:30pm Fri, 2 & 7:30pm Sat, 1 & 5:30pm Sun. $15-$158. Symphony Hall, 75 N 2nd St. 602-381-1096 or balletaz.org

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Google Maps Ten-in-One (Sept 12-Jan 25). A reference to sideshow attractions, focuses on artists whose works embody the circus aesthetic with a contemporary twist. 10am-5pm Tues-Wed & Fri-Sat, 10am-8pm Thur, noon-5pm Sun. Free. Mesa Arts Center Museum, 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6567 or mesaartscenter.com

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Google Maps The Crypt Haunted Attractions. 3 haunts: The Crypt, The Asylum and the Chaos Maze. 7-10pm Sun, Wed & Thur, 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat. $5-$23. Fiesta Mall parking lot, 1445 W Southern Ave, Mesa. hauntedaz.com

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Google Maps Trick-or-Treat on Main Street. Free goodie bags, discounts from local businesses, raffle, kid's entertainment, live music and more. 11am-2pm. Free. Downtown Mesa, 100 N Center St, Mesa. downtownmesa.com

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Google Maps Trick-or-Treating. All ages. Start at Customer Service in the Food Court for a list of all participating stores and look for the pumpkin on the doors. 5-7pm. Free. Outlets at Anthem, 4250 W Anthem Way. outletsanthem.com

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Google Maps Weird Science Halloween: Creeping, Crawling and Clawing Creatures! All ages. Come in costume and explore the wonders of the naturally unnatural world around us. 10am-5pm. Included with admission: $16.95 adults, $11.95 ages 3-17, under 3 free. Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St. 602-716-2000 or azscience.org

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Google Maps Wild West Days. All ages. Arts & crafts, gun fights, parade, story telling, live entertainment and more. Times vary. Free. Throughout downtown Cave Creek. 602-400-3330 or wildwestdayscavecreek.com

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