Fun & Cheap stuff to do for Halloween

You dressed up for costume day at school.  You came to the Pumpkin Carving Contest at your local Sonoma County Library branch.  You MIGHT be able to get away with one more year of trick-or-treating.  But what ELSE is there to do around Halloween?  If you are still looking for fun & cheap (or free!) things to do this weekend, check out some of these:



Blind Scream and Doc’s Horrortorium.  Through October 31, open 7pm-11pm.  $12 for the Horrortorium;  $15 for the Blind Scream, or $18 for a ticket to both.  Manly Honda, 2770 Corby Ave. in Santa Rosa. 

Campfire in the Corral. Friday, October 29, from 5-9pm (weather permitting).  Admission $10.
Roast a hot dog or marshmallows, have some hot cider and cookies, and take a night time hay ride. Muelrath Ranch Pumpkin Farm, 3800 Walker Avenue, Santa Rosa

CHOPS Halloween Carnival.  Saturday, October 30, from 5-8pm.  Free to help, or admission $4.  Teens are running this carnival for Sonoma County families, and they are looking for more volunteers!  509 Adams Street in Santa Rosa.  707-284-CHOPS (2467).

Dr. Evil’s House of Horrors.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 29-31, from sundown to 11pm.  $10 Admission.  16101 Neely Road in Guerneville.


Dragon’s Head Inn Haunted House.  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 29-31, 7-11pm.  Normally $12 Admission, but check out these great deals:

  • Friday, October 29:  Give blood at the mobile bloodmobile of the Blood Bank of the Redwoods and get a free pass!
  • Saturday, October 30 & Sunday, October 31:  Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys-For-Tots and get a free pass!

Halloween Improv Show at 6th Street Playhouse.  Saturday, October 30 @ 8:00 pm.  $14 Admission.  52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, California in Railroad Square.

Petaluma Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm.  Friday and Saturday nights 6-9 pm. $9 Admission.  So fun to run around in the maze in the dark!   550 Stony Point Rd. in Petaluma. 

Meet Authors AND a Poetry Slam!

Am I dreaming?  BOTH these events in the same place on the same day?!  YES WAY, TED!  These two awesome events are both taking place at this year's Sonoma County Book Festival!

First:  Meet the Authors at a special Teen Author Panel

This is your chance to get up close and personal with three exciting authors of teen fiction!  The Teen Author Panel will be at Cafe Azul in Santa Rosa, from 2:00-3:00pm on Saturday, September 25.  A panel discussion is fun because it's usually a pretty informal presentation, not a canned speech;  the authors can relax and joke with the audience.  They might talk about things like how they got started writing, or how they come up with their stories — things you want to know if you are an aspiring writer yourself!

Sounds good, right?  Well, if that wasn't enough reason to mosey your way to downtown Santa Rosa, then THIS will be!  Immediately after the Author Panel will be a TEEN POETRY SLAM with cash prizes for the winners!!

The Teen Poetry Slam starts at 3:00pm, but participants must check in by 2:30pm.  Participation is open to teens ages 13-19.  Blah, blah, blah, there are a few rules to follow, but that's only to be expected for a serious competition.  Not a poet, and you know it?  That's ok — come anyway to cheer them on!  Judges are selected from the audience, and plus it'll be fun to see how creative your fellow Sonoma County teens can be.  See below for links to the Registration Form and Rules.

Hope to see you there!

Poetry Slam & More

There is 1 more day left to turn in your Summer Reading book review cards.  Each branch will be pulling the grand prize ticket on Monday!  So get your review cards in now!

We had lots of great events this summer around the county.  Stay tuned for more program pictures!

Henna Art @ Cloverdale

Poetry Slam

Teenspace would like to give Jemal from Santa Rosa a huge CONGRATULATIONS for winning the Grand Slam at the Central Branch.  Every year adults and teens compete at branches around the county.  The 1st and 2nd place winners go on to compete at the Grand Slam at the Central Branch.  The winner of the Grand Slam gets money and the chance to emcee the next poetry slam season.  This year we had tie for 1st and 2nd place and the winner was high schooler Jemal!  He is an excellent poet and we look forward to him being the emcee for the next season!  Congratulations Jemal!

What’s Happening?

Summer Reading is almost over!  Only 2 weeks to go!  However, there are still lots of events happening around the county. 

Tuesday, July 20th @ 3 pm, Healdsburg, Stuffed Creatures Craft

Wednesday, July 21st @ 3 pm, Cloverdale, Henna Art for Teens

Thursday, July 22nd @ 2 pm, Windsor, Henna Art for Teens

Thursday, July 22nd @ 3 pm, Central, Stuffed Creatures Craft

Friday, July 23rd @ 2 pm, Northwest, Bleach Effect T-Shirts

All of these programs are FREE! 

Here are some photos from past teen events.

Henna Art for Teens @ Northwest:

Henna Art for Teens @ Sebastopol:

Bleach Effect T-Shirts @ Rincon Valley:

Pictures from Summer Reading Programs!

Bracelets & Rootbeer Floats @ Rincon Valley

Bracelets & Rootbeer Floats @ Rincon Valley

Bracelets & Rootbeer Floats @ Rincon Valley

Bracelets & Rootbeer Floats @ Rincon Valley

Bleach Effect T-Shirts @ Guerneville

Bleach Effect T-Shirts @ Guerneville

Bleach Effect T-Shirts @ Guerneville

Henna Art @ Guerneville

Henna Art @ Guerneville

Henna Art @ Guerneville

Henna Art @ Guerneville

Events Happening Next Week:

Tuesday, July 6th @ 3:30, Healdsburg, Henna Art for Teens

Thursday, July 8th @ 2, Rohnert Park, Stuffed Creatures

Friday, July 9th @ 2, Northwest, Henna Art for Teens

You don't want to miss out on these great teen events!





Pictures from Summer Reading Programs

Each week during Summer Reading branches around the county have events for Teens.  Check out the event page for more information. 


Henna for Teens @ Petaluma

Henna for Teens @ Petaluma

Henna for Teens  @ Petaluma

Henna for Teens @ Petaluma

Stuffed Creatures @ Sebastopol

Stuffed Creatures @ Rincon Valley

Stuffed Creatures @ Rincon Valley

Stuffed Creatures @ Rincon Valley

Stuffed Creatures @ Rincon Valley


Don't miss out on these events coming next week.  (Week of June 21st):

Monday, June 21st, Rincon Valley, Henna Art for Teens, 3 pm
Tuesday, June 22nd, Guerneville, Bleach Effect T-Shirts, 2 pm
Thursday, June 24th, Central, Bleach Effect T-Shirts, 3 pm



Make Waves @ Your Library!!!


Make Waves @ Your Library


Every branch will be hosting a teen summer reading program this summer!  This year’s theme is Make Waves @ Your Library.  You will be seeing a lot about summer reading the next couple of weeks but here is an overview:


What:  Summer Reading Program
Who:  Teens, Grades 7 to 12
When:  Sign ups begin Monday, June 7th
Where:  Sonoma County Library
Why:  To READ during the summer


  The event page shows what’s happening in each branch!  



Teen Events at Copperfield’s Books!

Kelley Armstrong will be at Copperfield's Books in Santa Rosa on Thursday, May 13th at 7 pm!  Armstrong is the author of the popular Darkest Powers Series. summing.jpg awakening.jpg reckoning1.jpg If you want to read The Summoning online for free click here! Sarah Mlynowski  will be at Copperfield's Books in Petaluma on Thursday, May 2oth at 7 pm.  Mynowski will be at Copperfield's promoting her new book Gimme a Call.  She is the author of several teen books including the popular Magic in Manhattan series. gimme.jpg bras.jpg frogs.jpg spells.jpg parties.jpg For more information please see Copperfield's Website.

Free Comic Book Day



One more week until Free Comic Book Day!  That’s right, next Saturday, May 1st, you can go into any participating store and get a free comic book!  There are two participating stores in Sonoma County.


Comic Book Box

1451 Southwest Blvd #103

Rohnert Park


Outer Planes Comics and Games

526 7th Street

Santa Rosa


For more information visit the Free Comic Book Day Website!