October 31 may be Halloween but the fun starts long beforehand! This weekend is a great time to take in one of the haunted activities around the Bay from the Theme Parks to local stores. Discovery Kingdom has Fright Fest. California Great America has the Halloween Haunt. The Peninsula has the Fear Overload Scream Park while Alameda has the Pirates of Emerson Park. Get in the Halloween spirit and have a screaming good time! I’m Karen, your Mortgage Genie who provides weekly weekend suggestions every Thursday so check in with me then.