Halloween fun continues in community. Extend the thrills and chills at these events

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Take part in the Day of the Dead Celebration at Clackamas Community College Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Need more Halloween chills and thrills? They are out there.

Don't miss the Day of the Dead Community Celebration/Celebración de Dia de los Muertos from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at Clackamas Community College Community Center, 19600 S. Molalla Ave., in Oregon City.

Día de Muertos is celebrated in Mexico between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. On this holiday, Mexicans remember and honor their deceased loved ones. It's not a gloomy or morbid occasion, rather it is a festive and colorful holiday celebrating the lives of those who have passed on. Mexicans visit cemeteries, decorate the graves and spend time there, in the presence of their deceased friends and family members. They also make elaborately decorated altars called ofrendas in their homes to welcome the spirits.

This family-friendly event is free and for the whole community. Attendees are encouraged to bring objects such as pictures of deceased loved ones, flowers, sugar skulls and other small items which loved ones liked or appreciated to place on the ofrendas. There will also be piñata painting, face painting, traditional treats, music and more.

The event is coordinated by Clackamas Community College Student Leadership, Unidos Club and Clackamas County Arts Alliance Latino Arts Planning Group in partnership with Bridging Cultures Canby, Hispanic Interagency Networking Team, Unite Oregon City and the West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community.

Oregon Children's Theatre Young Professionals group is presenting "Shiver a Musical Ghost Story" through Nov. 11 at the YP Studio Theater, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd. in Portland. This is a premiere production with book, music and lyrics by Matthew B. Zrebski. The story: When a mute boys goes missing during a snowstorm local teens are plunged into a mysterious game of manipulation, revelation and terror. A deep power grows as the boy is sighted in snowy fields, school windows, treetops and their homes, leaving only the knowledge that there is no escape. The show is recommended for ages 14 and up. Run time is two hours plus intermission. Performances are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

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