Employees of Deer Valley Resort will once again let the blood be sucked out of them for DV's fifth annual "Transylvania Tea Party". It's a blood drive, not a real vampire party, that happens this Halloween (Friday, Oct. 31, 2008).

The Transylvania Tea Party Blood Drive is the creation of Deer Valley employees who wanted to help local health care facilities augment their blood supplies. Members of the public are encouraged to show up in costume to donate blood at Deer Valley as well. 

Deer Valley's Transylvania Tea Party Blood Drive will take place  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Snow Park Lodge 2002 Room. The Blood Drive is open to any community members who wish to donate blood. Walk-ins are accepted, but they recommend you make an appointment by calling (435) 645-6654. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Donors must come to the Blood Drive with a photo ID, must be 18 or older, and weigh at least 110 pounds.

Other ghostly happenings in Utah:

October 25:

Howlfest & Chili Cook-off at Wolf Mountain: All day fun to celebrate the upcoming ski season - Official Chili cook-off and tasting, live music, pumpkin contest, pumpkin launch and early season pass pricing. (801) 745-3511. 

Haunted Basin at the Needles Lodge in Snowbasin: The bewitching hour is 5 p.m. when a super fun crowd shows up dressed to, er, kill for the Halloween dinner buffet, dancing and costume contest. $50 per person. Reservations Required. (801) 620-1021. Costumes are optional, but encouraged.

October 26:

Halloween at the Glenwood: This popular annual Haunted Park City event has the dual purpose of raising funds for the maintenance of the historic Glenwood Cemetery and preserving local history. "Residents" of the cemetery stand by their graves and tell their stories of happiness, sorrow, and death.