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Where do grownups go trick-or-treating? Las Vegas, of course.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published October 15, 2006


GROWNUP TREATS

Where do grownups go trick-or-treating?

Las Vegas, of course.

In Sin City, use your imagination to dress up for the Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball, Oct. 28 at the Stardust Hotel; www.halloweenball.com.

For a slightly less racy Halloween experience, the Haunted Vegas Tour will take you to more than a dozen "haunted" locations around town, looking for the ghosts of Elvis, Liberace, Bugsy Siegel and many other well-known characters. Tickets are $46.25; for details, call toll-free 1-866-807-4697.

Also in Vegas, a music festival called Vegoose will feature concerts at Sam Boyd Stadium, Oct. 27-30, with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Killers, Widespread Panic, the Black Crowes and Fiona Apple; details at www.vegoose.com.

GET YOUR SKIS ON

Ski Magazine's October issue has come out with its annual list of the Top 10 resorts. The lists are based on votes cast by 6,000 of the magazine's subscribers.

THE EAST: No. 1 is Tremblant, Quebec, followed by Smugglers Notch, Vt.; Whiteface, Lake Placid, N.Y.; Killington, Vt.; Sugarloaf, Maine; Stowe, Vt.; Sunday River, Maine; Okemo, Vt.; Holiday Valley, N.Y.; and Bretton Woods, N.H.

The west: Vail, Colo., took the top spot, followed by Deer Valley, Utah; Snowmass, Colo.; Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada; Park City, Utah; Breckenridge, Colo.; Aspen, Colo.; Beaver Creek, Colo.; Steamboat, Colo.; and Sun Valley, Idaho.

ISLAND BIRD-WATCHING

November is peak season for bird-watching in the Cayman Islands, with many species of birds stopping at the islands during their migrations.

The islands are also home to 50 resident species of birds, including colonies of the native brown booby, red-footed booby, least tern and white-tailed tropicbird. The West Indian woodpecker and stripe-headed tanager also can be seen in the Caymans.

Guests at Pirates Point Resort on Little Cayman (www.piratespointresort.com) can join lectures and walks led by bird researcher Reid Goforth from Nov. 4-18. Packages, including meals, run $597 per person for three days and $995 per person for five days.