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If you dare, come greet the ghosts, goblins and ghouls who are waiting for you at A Carousel for Missoula’s annual “Haunted Hollow.” Designed for children 12 and younger, Haunted Hollow is not as scary as some haunted houses you’ll find around town (but plenty exciting for the whole family). Kids (and adults) are invited to wear their costumes and take the flashlight tour of Haunted Hollow, play in Totland, tackle Frankenstein’s Workshop Obstacle Course, and visit the mad scientist lab and the graveyard. The fun starts Oct. 22-24 from 6 to 8 p.m. and continues Oct. 29-30 during the same hours. Admission is $4 for those 11 and younger, $6 for 12 and older. Carousel has partnered with the University Players and Hellgate High School National Honor Society to ensure spooky thrills, and all proceeds benefit A Carousel for Missoula and other non-profits in the area. For more information visit CarouselForMissoula.com.
Fall Brewers Festival
The Montana Brewers Association will help keep Germany’s Oktoberfest going with its seventh annual Montana Fall Brewers Festival on Friday, Oct. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Caras Park. The day promises delicious beers, great food and a good time. The event will only feature Montana-made beers. Families are welcome at the festival. Kids 12 and under are free. All others who enter the festival must have a ticket. General addmission is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the festival. Admission includes unlimited beer samples. For tickets and more information, visit MontanaBrewers.org.
Stories and Stones
The Missoula City Cemetery, one of the city’s oldest, presents its annual historical tour “Stories and Stones” on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Volunteer story-tellers will dress in times of old as they recount more than 45 stories bringing to life the city’s past. Admission is free, and this is a family event for all ages and sponsored through your generous donations. For more information, contact the Missoula City Cemetery at 406.552.6070 or visit CI.Missoula.MT.us/91/cemetery. The grounds are located at 2000 Cemetery Road.
Fly the Friendly Big Sky
Neptune Aviation is now providing flight service between Missoula and Billings. The company offers two round-trip flights per week to Billings every Tuesday and Thursday. The service is designed for Missoula-area individuals and companies that travel frequently to Billings who want to get there and back on the same day. Neptune’s plans call for a membership-based flight program offering one, two or four round-trips to Billings every month.
“If you or someone in your company travels to Billings at least once per month, a Neptune Membership is perfect for you,” says Neptune Aviation CEO Ron Hooper. “A Neptune Membership eliminates the pain, hassle, and wasted time associated with your current travel options to Billings. Neptune will get you there and back on the same day.” The company’s FAA 135 Charter Certificate allows it to fly unlimited traditional charters in North America, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean, which it will continue along with the new scheduled service to Billings.
“Our charter limits the number of scheduled flights we can offer each week,” he says. “Based on FAA rules, we have the option to offer two additional scheduled flights per week, which we hope to add to the membership program later in the year.” If interested in Neptune Aviation’s flight service to Billings, contact Kevin Condit at 406.549.9900 or KCondit@neptuneaviation.com.
The sun shone brightly over Camp Mak-A-Dream’s campus in late August as it celebrated its 20th birthday in style. The non-profit, which provides cost-free, medically supervised programs for children and young adults, accepted a donation for $41,539 presented by Garden City Rods and Customs. Also accepting a gift was Julie James of Dillon. She won the raffle for the fully restored 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. Earlier in the year, a group of western Montana car clubs joined together in a fundraiser effort for Camp Mak-A-Dream. They sold raffle tickets for $50 each for a chance to win the restored car. James has decided to donate the vehicle to the YMCA to be raffled off again in an example of paying it forward. Laura Bianco Hanna, executive director of Camp Mak-A-Dream, said the donation will cover the sponsorship for an entire week-long camp. For more information, visit CampDream.org.
From the Editor
In the “Diving In at Sussex” article in our August issue, it was incorrectly stated that Greg Friedman has two daughters. He has a son, Zollie, and a daughter, Bela. The error was corrected in our online edition. Missoula Valley Lifestyle apologizes to Greg and his family for the error—especially to Zollie!