DO NOT sit at home and bob for apples (or bob for anything else for that matter) this Halloween. There's a pumpkinload of excitement to be found in our spooky little corner of the world, so call your butcher and reserve all the raw meat you need for your Lady Gaga costume and party 'til you turn a lovely shade of goblin green.
9 Below, 406 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 667-4858.- DJ Jason (Top-40/Hip-Hop) – Oct. 30, 9 p.m. Free Giveaways, Jello Shots, Costume Contest - Funniest, Most Original, Scariest, Best Couple, Sexiest - each win $50 bar tab. Best overall wins $100 cash.
American Legion Post 149, Highway 54, Athol, (208) 683-2614. - Southern Comfort (Country/Rock) - Oct 30, 9 p.m., Costume Contest - prizes for Best, Funniest, and Scariest.
Baja Bargarita, 115 N. Second St., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 667-7676. - DJ Brentano (Top-40/Hip-Hop) – Oct 30 & Oct 31 8 p.m. "Dusk Til Dawn" party - Costume contest, Drink specials, giveaways.
Beer Hunter, hayden & Highway 95, Hayden, (208) 772-0453. - 2nd Annual Halloween Party - Oct 30 - Costume Contest, Karaoke.
Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn, West 506 Appleway, Coeur d'Alene, (208) 765-3200. - 10th Annual Kobrick Halloween Party - Witch Doctor (Variety/Rock) - Oct. 30, 7 p.m. $20 Tickets, call Robert 661-9335.
Big Al's Country Club, 6361 W Seltice Way, Post Falls, (208) 777-8312 - Halloween Party with the Ryan Larsen Band, Oct. 30, 9 p.m.
Bobbi's, 785 C St., Plummer, (208) 686-1677. - Robb Boatsman & Rampage (Rock) - Oct. 30, 8 p.m. - Costume contest $50 cash prize for best, 2nd and 3rd place win $50 bar tab.
Boo Bash Costume Ball. - USA Dance Sandpoint hosts a Boo Bash Costume Ball, Oct 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Sandpoint Community Hall. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes (costumes are optional). A West Coast swing lesson begins at 7 p.m., taught by professional instructor Diane Peters; general dancing and fun follows from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $6 USA Dance members, $9 non-members, $5 students. Singles and couples are welcome, as well as all levels of dancers. For info, call Pam at 208-699-0421.
Carlin Bay Resort, 33917 S Highway 97, Harrison, (208) 667-7314. The Coleman Underground (Rock) - 8:30 p.m., Oct. 30.
Club Rio, 106 Highway 2, Oldtown, (208) 437-4814.- Bite The Bullet (Rock) – Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Curley's Hauser Junction, 26433 W. Highway 53, Post Falls, (208) 773-5816.- Phoenix (Rock) - "Freak-End Weekend" - Oct 29 - Game Night, Giveaways , Drink Specials. Oct 30 - Costume Party, Cash Prizes, Scavenger Hunt.
Dinki Di's, Main Street, Hauser, (208) (208) 773-3987. - Karaoke 9 pm-1 am. $2 Wells and #15 all-you-can-drink keg beer 8-close. Costume contest with over $200 in cash and prizes. pumpkin carving contest. no cover charge.
Dirty Ernie's, 322 McKinley Ave., Kellogg, (208) 786-9611. Johnny Qlueless (Rock) - Oct. 30, 8 p.m. - Costume contest with prizes.
Downtown Coeur d'Alene - Witches Night Out, Fri, October 29, 5pm – 8pm. "It's a great time to get in touch with your 'spooky' side! Witches Night Out -- costume contests, Best Broomsticks, and more! Begin in the Plaza Shops. For more information, visit www.cdadowntown.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org."
Falls Club, 611 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls (208) 773-1094. Generation Gap (Rock/Blues) - Oct. 30, 9 p.m., Costume contest, 2:30 p.m.
Gig's Landing, 214 S. Coeur d'Alene Ave., Harrison, (208) 699-9400. - Oct 30: Costume contest, trivia game, karaoke.
Hayden Lake Eagles, 1600 W. Wyoming, Hayden. - "Hayden House of Horror" - Oct. 22-30, 5-9 pm. Public welcome, donations accepted, beverages available.
Icon, 317 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 665-7407.- DJ Eddie P. (Top-40/Hip-Hop) - Oct 29 7 30, 9 p.m.
Iron Horse Bar & Grill, 407 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 667-7314.- Perones/Cary Fly (Rock) – Oct. 29 & 30, 9 p.m.
Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 667-1323. - “The Elephant Man” (Drama) – Oct 29 & 30, 7:30 p.m.
Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises - Oct 14 – 31, "Scary Cruise - "A ghostly bone chilling adventure cruise for the entire family... Ghosts and ghouls enjoy lake cruises too... That's why we've invited them along as special guests to join you in a journey around Lake Coeur d'Alene complete with a costume parade, dance contest, games, special treats for the children and ghost stories guaranteed to make your hair stand on end. Don't forget to wear your best Halloween costume! October 14th - October 31st Thursdays &Fridays: 4:30 PM departure Saturday & Sunday: 2:30 & 4:30 departures Tickets: Adults - $19.75 Seniors (55+) - $17.75 Children (6-12) - $11.75 For more information and to purchase tickets: CALL 208-765-4000 Ext.21 or visit www.cdaresort.com"
Nighthawk Lounge, Coeur d’Alene Casino, Highway 95 South, Worley, (800) 523-2464. - Four on the Floor (Rock) – Oct. 30, 9 p.m.
One Shot Charlie's, 200 South Coeur d'Alene Ave., Harrison, (208) 689-9968. - The Jam Band - Oct. 30, 8 p.m., - Costume party, dink specials.
Post Falls Lions Haunted House, 4th & Post, Post Falls. $6 per person - 2010 Haunted House Schedule: Oct. 20, 21- 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 22, 23 - 6 p.m. to Midnight 26, 27, 28 ~ 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Oct. 29, 30 ~ 6 p.m. to Midnight. Halloween Night ~ 6 to 10 p.m.
Potters House Christian Church, 213 W. Appleway, Coeur d'Alene, (208) 651-4890. - "Hellish Nightmare Haunted House" - Oct. 29 & Oct. 30. 7 p.m., - Free.
Roosevelt Inn, 105 Wallace Ave, Coeur d'Alene, 800-290-3358. Paranormal Night: Ghost Hunting & Dinner - Friday, Oct 29, 2010 - "Is the Roosevelt Inn haunted? Come help us find out! Join the International Paranormal Reporting Group (just like the ones you see on TV) as they investigate our 105 year old building. You will get to use all the awesome gadgets, the electromagnetic meters, the infrared night vision goggles, and EVP listening equipment as you move throughout the building with a real ghost hunter! Your paranormal package includes a fabulous five course dinner, instruction, personal ghost guide, use of the hot tub, sauna, a full two course breakfast and late check-out, all for only $119.00 per person. Check-in begins at 3pm. Call for details and reservations. Space is limited call now!!!"
Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., Sandpoint - Family Halloween Dance, sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 2571, Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. "All are welcome, and guests will enjoy free cider and candy. A Costume Contest with prizes begins at 7 p.m., plus there will be Halloween music and fun activities for kids. Pizza, soda, popcorn balls and caramel apples will be available for sale. Enjoy an evening of fun in costumes (adults, no masks please). Admission is $2 per person or $8 per family. 208-265-8313"
Schweitzer's St. Bernard, 479 Northwest Passage, Sandpoint, 2nd annual Halloween Costume Party - Oct. 30, 8 p.m. up on the mountain. Cujo is loose, and two DJs will be pumping the music until 2 a.m. Grand prize awarded for Best Costume at midnight. Entry is $10. 208-255-9355
Shore Lounge, Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, (208) 765-4000. - DJ Montoya (Top-40/Dance) – Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg, (866) 344 -2475. "Join us for a ghoulishly fun weekend on October 29th – 31st. Children will enjoy the trick or treat parade in the village, pumpkin decorating, crafts and slimy stuff and all will enjoy the haunted house, Halloween movies and pumpkin races in the lazy river. Parents will enjoy the balmy 84 degrees inside Idaho’s largest indoor waterpark and our LOWEST prices of the year!"
Slab Inn, 800 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls, (208) 773-5440. - Kelly Hughes Band (Country) – Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Stateline Showgirls, 6727 W. Seltice Way, State Line Village, (208) 777-0977. Costume contest and VIP giveaways, 9 pm - 4 a. Fri. Oct. 29 & Sat. Oct. 30.
Sun Meadow Nudist Resort, 30400 S Sunray Trail, Worley, (208) 686-8686. - Oct 30, Rapid Transit Road Show (DJ/Dance) - "Halloween without the costumes, unless you count body paint".
Torch Lounge, 216 E. Coeur d’Alene Ave., Coeur D Alene, (208) 667-3132. - DJ Kenya (Top-40/Hip-Hop) - Oct. 30, 4 p.m.