Victoria Valley Orchard in Shoreview still had some apple trees left to harvest around Halloween, but the orchard may be open only a few more weeks according to the owner. The orchard is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ashlyn and Laney, best friends costumed as Monarch butterflies, check out the selection of packets with facial features to decorate their pumpkins. Ghoulish games, eerie entertainment, chilling refreshments, warming bonfire, and a family DJ and dancing were all part of the Oakdale Halloween event Oct. 27.
A recent drive through the East Side saw many homes, including homes on the 1100 block of Edgerton Street and the 1400 block of Payne Avenue, getting into the Halloween mood and preparing for trick-or-treaters.
The 622 Education Foundation Fun Run or Walk 5K took participants through woodsy trails of the picturesque Oakdale Nature Preserve for the first time. Previous years the run took place in North St. Paul.