Haunted Happenings Newsletter - Spring 2016

Haunted Happenings Spring 2016

The Nightmare at Beaver Lake is celebrating 13 years of creatively scaring the community of Sammamish and beyond. Over 150 volunteers each night of this extraordinary event work tirelessly to provide construction skills, creative talent, infrastructure, transportation, security and of course tasty meals each night! 

This indoor/outdoor haunted house experience is 100% volunteer produced and provides hundreds of hours of volunteer opportunities for local youth and raises money for community charities. Thank you to all our volunteers who work so hard and have fun to make this happen – we couldn’t do it without you! 



April 28th  -May 1st - WCHC - Portland, WA
By thetime you read this, we will again have had a delegation representing SCARE and the Nightmare at Beaver Lake at the West Coast Haunter’s Convention in Portland.  Scare Production’s President, Curt Madden will have presented a class on Haunt Security, Our Casting Director Jeannie Peck will have presented a class on “Concept to Casting – how to get your vision out of your head, and into a set”, been again part of the Haunt Mom’s panel, and will have moderated the Washington Haunt Owner’s and Director’s panel, featuring Curt Madden, Harold Lemmon, Gary Bell, Dennis Wink and Jody Bossert.  See what all you missed by not going?  WCHC is a non-profit organization and all proceeds to go support the deaf and autistic community in Portland.  WCHC has some great guest artists attending this year.  Check out the website, then make your reservations to come down and be part of the Nightmare at Beaver Lake delegation next year.  You won’t be sorry!  www.hauntersconvention.com


May 27th-29th –Crypticon Seattle - Sea-Tac Hilton
The largest gathering of fans of the macabre in the Pacific Northwest!!! Our crew is hard at work prepping for Crypticon 2016 - Our vendor booth display will again be a MUST see during this year’s convention!!  We will be hosting the 'Prom of the Dead IV: Sideshow masquerade ball” as well as co-sponsoring the Special F/X make up competition again this year - The competition is fierce – this promises to be one horrific contest!  As always, our very own "Scare Security" staff will be keeping everyone safe from monsters and the like around the clock!! Hope to see YOU there!! We still have volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend - please email Kelcey.Hendricks@Scare.com to get involvedwww.crypticonseattle.com 


June 5th –Nightmare at Beaver Lake Volunteer Picnic - Beaver Lake Park - Noon – 7PM
Want to join the fun? Join us on June 5th at the Beaver Lake Park Pavilion for the 2016 Volunteer Picnic to reconnect with friends, learn about our newest plans and volunteer opportunities for the 2016 show, enjoy games, and as always.. FEAST!!

Visit the volunteer page www.NightmareAtBeaverLake.com to sign up

This event is open to all current and future volunteers!!
Please bring a potluck item to share based on your last name:
A-G:  Salads       H-M:  Fruits/Veggies        N-S: Chips/Dip        T-Z: Dessert


We will be participating in 2 parades this year.  Renton River Days on July 23rd and Issaquah Salmon Days Oct 1st.  We encourage our actors to come out and march with us.  More info will follow on our SCARE FB group page and the website.  Pugsley will be leading both of the parades this year.  


Volunteer Orientation – September 17th and 18th
Located at Sammamish City Hall – 12pm-3pm - All volunteers with less than 2 years of service are required to attend 1 day of orientation. There is the possibility of an intro to actor training class from 3:30 – 5PM both days, provided we have enough interest.  More info will come out in the fall newsletter.  


Actor Training - October 8th and 9th - Beaver Lake Park
Actor training will be held from 11 AM -3 PM each day.  There will not be a lunch break, and there are no food services in the park.  Please bring a labeled water bottle and snacks if you need them.  All actors with less than 3 years of acting (in our show) are required to attend at least 1 day of actor training.  All other actors are strongly encouraged to attend.  This is where you will find out about the roles we have available for 2016.  Training will be set specific.  Did I mention that ALL ACTORS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND?  If enough interest at that time, there may be advanced training available from 3:30 – 4:30 each day. 



Construction update
We are now open at the Kent shop every Wednesday night starting at 7:00 pm.  Its going to take a lot of work to build our 2016 Nightmare and we need YOUR help!  There are all kinds of jobs from painting to fabrication.  If you have time on a Wednesday night, please come down to help.  We have a big year planned and it will definitely need a huge team effort to pull it off.  - We will add more work nights throughout the summer - stay tuned to the SCARE productions volunteer group on facebook to keep updated!

The address to the shop is: 1321 Central ave. S Unit I and J.  It is in the very southwest corner of the business park. 


Jeannie will be taking orders (and payment) for Scareware at the picnic.  $10 fora T-shirt, $12 for a women’s tank and $25 for a hoodie.  $5 extra for 2X and larger.  Cash or check only.  Orders will be placed immediately if we reach or minimums.  If not, a second ordering date will take place at orientation.   No orders will be taken after orientation.  


Concerts in the park
We will once again be doing face painting for 'Concerts in the Park' at Pine Lake Park in Sammamish.  This will be on Thursdays from 6pm-8pm this summer.  Please contact Dawn Gonser at Jeeprider78@aol.com if you are interested in helping out!



Press Night- Oct.13 - 7-9 p.m.
Friday           Oct. 14 7-11 p.m.
Saturday      Oct. 15 7-11 p.m.
Sunday        Oct. 16 7-10 p.m.
Monday       Oct. 17 No Show
Tuesday       Oct. 18 No Show
WednesdayOct. 19 No Show
Thursday     Oct. 20 No Show
Friday          Oct. 21 7-11pm
Saturday      Oct. 22 7-11pm
Sunday        Oct. 23 7-10pm
Monday       Oct. 24 No Show
Tuesday       Oct. 25 No Show
WednesdayOct. 26 No Show
Thursday      Oct. 27 No Show
Friday           Oct. 28 7-11pm

Saturday      Oct. 29 7-11pm
Sunday        Oct. 30 7-10pm
Halloween   Oct. 31 7-10pm