Event briefs: Oct. 18

Event briefs: Oct. 18

Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Days

Ghouls, goblins, snakes and alpacas? That only partially spooky but completely fun-filled combination can only mean it’s time for Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Days. The now, yearly eerie Halloween tradition bringing animal-loving thrill seekers to Rancho Santa Fe, has been such a treat that it’s now expanded to a two-day spook-tacular event.

Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Days are Oct. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families are invited to tour the new “Scientist’s Terribly Eerie Monster Lab” or STEM lab for short, explore a mystical maze, ghoulishly fun games, a mini pumpkin patch, costume contest,...