The annual Salem Zombie Walk is this Sunday and starts at the Oregon State Capitol. (Courtesy/Shutterbug)


The namesake of the nonprofit Isaac’s Room would have turned 21 this year and the community is invited to celebrate with an evening of games, dinner and drinks at the Willamette Heritage Center. Isaac's Room runs programs for struggling young people to teach job and other life skills. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and tickets for Isaac’s Room birthday benefit can be purchased online. 1313 Mill St. S.E.


Looking for some junk? The Great Junk Hunt is headed to the Oregon State Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday. Visitors will get a chance to shop from vendors selling farmhouse, vintage and handmade goods, among others.

Admission costs $15 for early bird shopping from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and $12 for early bird shopping Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. admission costs $7 Saturday. Kids 12 and under are free. 2330 17th St. N.E. More info is at The Great Junk Hunt.

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Elementary-aged visitors to the Salem Public Library should prepare to be scared when they enter the very scary Halloween mansion on Saturday. The spooky event takes place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 585 Liberty St. S.E. More info is online.

The fun doesn't stop there. Downtown Salem will be full of treats on Saturday during a trick or treat event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. More info is on Facebook.

Join in when the Rocky Horror Picture Show plays at the Elsinore Theater Saturday. The film screening will have live actors, preshow games and a costume contest. The event starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and include goodie bags. 170 High St. S.E.  

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Learn about Oregon’s ghost towns through a new exhibit at the Oregon State Archives. Rust, Rot and Ruin tells the tale of some of Oregon’s boomtowns in the 19th century and what caused them to bust. On Saturday there’s an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 800 Summer St. N.E.


Time to dress like the undead and go to the Oregon State Capitol for the annual Salem Zombie Walk. Hundreds of people are expected to gather for a stroll through downtown Salem. Participants are advised not to attack or scare any bystanders. The walk starts at 6 p.m. 900 Court St. N.E. More info is on Facebook.

Celebrate the Celtic new year with dancing, fiddling and folk stories this Sunday. Samhain is a Gaelic festival that marks the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Willamette Heritage Center and guests can learn about Celtic history and heritage. Kids can take part in mini highland games like caber toss and welly throw. 1313 Mill St. S.E.

Organist Gail Archer will perform at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church this Sunday to benefit Haley’s Heroes Foundation. The event starts at 4 p.m. and is free with a suggested donation of $25. 1444 Liberty Street S.E.

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