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Here’s a list of some awesome events going on in and around Los Angeles for the last week before Halloween.

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Monday 10/22

This special exhibit allows visitors to enter the world of the spiders. Visitors will have the special opportunity to view free-range spiders in an open environment. The Spider Pavilion will be available from September 23rd until November 4th and is located on the South Lawn.

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Wednesday 10/24

The Corona Pubic Library offers 2 types of story times for children every Wednesday morning. Itty-Bitty Time is for caregivers and children ages birth to age 3 years old at 10:20 and 11:20am in the Bella Street Community Room. It includes cute stories, songs, rhymes and bouncing. Preschool story time is for kid’s ages 3-5 years old that go independently at 10:15am and 11:15am in the High Desert Room.

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Thursday 10/25

Hop on a hayride and get horrified. The hayride will tour around the Old Zoo where reports of real hauntings are numerous. Ticket prices start at $28 per person, check website for details. Oh and don’t forget to wear a poncho!

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Friday 10/26

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Gather the family and trick or treat for sweet treats in your costume. Join in on the family fun with a costume contest, games, prizes, face painting and more carnival fun. Fee: $5 wristband (includes unlimited games, activities & prizes, excludes food vendors)

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Saturday 10/27

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Join this sweet family friendly Halloween activitiy. Come on down and watch the animals receive treat-filled pumpkins all throughout the day. For children 12 years old and under there will be crafts, trick or treating, a scavenger hunt and face painting. The first 100 kids under 12 in costume will even receive a gift. All of this fun is free with zoo admission.

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Sunday 10/28

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden is the place to go for wholesome family fun Halloween entertainment in Los Angeles. There will be trick or treating for kids 12 and under, storytelling, puppet shows, pumpkin carving and a creepy creature encounter at the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo.

Desiree Eaglin loves Halloween, but not scary stuff. Desiree blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can follow her on Twitter too.