Halloween Happenings in Simi Valley & Moorpark

Zombies, witches and ghouls have been haunting the local schools in preparation for the Halloween holiday! Here’s a sampling of the festivities from around Simi Valley and Moorpark over the past week.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers  DESERT WINDS - Trumpeter Dominic Castro performs with the Wind Symphony at the Moorpark High Instrumental Music Program’s Egypt-themed annual Spooktacular fall performance on Thursday, October 24.

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DESERT WINDS – Trumpeter Dominic Castro performs with the Wind Symphony at the Moorpark High Instrumental Music Program’s Egypt-themed annual Spooktacular fall performance on Thursday, October 24.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers  DESERT DRUMBEAT - Wind Ensemble percussionist Davis Velarde doesn’t let his mummy wrappings slow him down as he performs with the wind ensemble at the Moorpark High Instrumental Music Program’s Egypt-themed annual Spooktacular fall performance on Thursday, October 24.

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DESERT DRUMBEAT – Wind Ensemble percussionist Davis Velarde doesn’t let his mummy wrappings slow him down as he performs with the wind ensemble at the Moorpark High Instrumental Music Program’s Egypt-themed annual Spooktacular fall performance on Thursday, October 24.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers  FLYING KNIGHT - Knight in shining armor Andrew Dorcy, 5, leans back to see his parents while swinging on the playground at the Madera Elementary School Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25.

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FLYING KNIGHT – Knight in shining armor Andrew Dorcy, 5, leans back to see his parents while swinging on the playground at the Madera Elementary School Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers  EXPERT AIM - Braydon Calabrese, 6, plays a ring toss game in his superhero costume at the Madera Elementary School Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25.

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EXPERT AIM – Braydon Calabrese, 6, plays a ring toss game in his superhero costume at the Madera Elementary School Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers  STRIPED ARTIST - 8-year-old Madera Elementary School student Brooke McCulloch decorates a pumpkin in her elaborate zebra costume at the school’s Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25.

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STRIPED ARTIST – 8-year-old Madera Elementary School student Brooke McCulloch decorates a pumpkin in her elaborate zebra costume at the school’s Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers  TINY FRIGHT - Ericka Granados plays ring toss with her son Sebastian, 2, at the Walnut Canyon Elementary School Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25.

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TINY FRIGHT – Ericka Granados plays ring toss with her son Sebastian, 2, at the Walnut Canyon Elementary School Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers  DANGEROUS GAME - 4-year-old Nya Russell leans into the gaping mouth of a giant monster face to reach some candy at the Walnut Canyon Elementary School’s Harvest Festival Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, October 25.

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DANGEROUS GAME – 4-year-old Nya Russell leans into the gaping mouth of a giant monster face to reach some candy at the Walnut Canyon Elementary School’s Harvest Festival Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, October 25.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers  TRUNK-OR-TREATERS -  - Gianna Lee, 4, enjoys some Halloween candy after visiting the Trunk-or-Treat booths with the Book Fairies - her mom Haley, right, a first grade teacher, and fifth grade teacher Laura Welch, center, at Walnut Canyon Elementary School’s Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25.

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TRUNK-OR-TREATERS – – Gianna Lee, 4, enjoys some Halloween candy after visiting the Trunk-or-Treat booths with the Book Fairies – her mom Haley, right, a first grade teacher, and fifth grade teacher Laura Welch, center, at Walnut Canyon Elementary School’s Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25.

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