Friday Oct. 18 Want to get your groove on? Tonight, the Pearce Ballroom will be hosting a social dance for everyone from new dancers to competitive level dancers. There will be a half-hour lesson to begin the night followed by two hours of mixed music including: Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Tango, etc. The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. and will last until 10:00 p.m. Admission is $10. Pearce Ballroom 317 Court ST., Upstairs Salem, OR 97301 For more information visit:   Sat. Oct. 19 Looking for more than a pumpkin patch? E.Z Orchards HarvestFest features the classics like a corn maze, hay rides, and pumpkin patches, but also offers a petting zoo, pedal tractors, slide, steer roping ring toss, and duck races. Not to mention their fall refreshments including caramel apples, cider, pie and more. The festival opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Admission is $7. E.Z. Orchards Farm Market 5504 Hazel Green Rd. festiva Salem, OR 97305 For more information visit:   Aumsville Community Theater will performing the play, 'Steel Magnolias' at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and can be bought over the phone through the Pentacle Box Office (503-485-4300, ext 22.)  or online at 8312 Macleay Rd. SE Salem, OR 97317 For more information visit:   If you’re interested in checking out some creative Halloween décor then head over to the Oregon Garden for their annual display of whimsical and creatively designed scarecrows. The garden is open for viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and admission is $11. The Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St. Silverton, OR 97381 For more information visit:   For more events in the area visit: