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SATURDAY, OCT. 26
• Kids Halloween fest will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Jeffersonville RiverStage, off Riverside Drive in Jeffersonville. The free event will feature games, inflatables and a costume contest. At dark, the movie “Casper” will be screened.
Trick or Trot 5k and family fun run
• Trick or Trot 5k and family fun run will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at the Jeffersonville Overlook at Spring Street and Riverside Drive. This Halloween-themed run will be an out-and-back course in Jeffersonville. There is also a one mile fun run for kids 12 years old and younger with a trick or treat component before the 5k. Registration for the 5k is $15 and the one-mile fun run is $10 or $20 for both events. Proceeds from the runs will benefit Greater Clark County Schools Educational Foundation. Register online at jeffparks.org or at the Jeffersonville Parks Department.
Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest
• Feeders Supply’s annual “Howl-O-Ween” Pet Costume Contest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, at all 14 area stores. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., and at 2 p.m. the contests get underway. Judges will determine which pets are wearing the “best” costumes. Pet owners may come in costume as well, but there is not contest for people.
Furry ghosts or goblins will win Feeders Supply gift cards. Every participant gets a free gift from our sponsor, Pro Plan Pet Food.
Contestants and spectators alike can count on a great time at this unique Halloween celebration.
Bash coming to Cigar shop, bar
• The inaugural Halloween bash at Riverside Cigar Shop and Match Cigar Bar will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 201-207 Spring St. The event will feature the release of Viaje Cigars’ special Halloween “Full Moon” cigar, Angel’s Envy Bourbon and a costume contest.
Call 812-284-6198 for more information.
SUNDAY OCT. 27
Harvest SHINE festival set
• Costumes, treats, food, and fun headline the annual Harvest SHINE Festival for the public hosted by Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 2100 U.S. 150 in Floyds Knobs from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. All activities inside and outside are free, including an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, trunk-or-treat goodies, carnival games, hayride, pumpkin prayer, and the popular black-light puppet show. Free foods will include hot dogs, cotton candy, and popcorn. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and bring a bag for collecting treats. For additional information, call the church office at 812-944-2570 or visit wesleychapel.org
Halloween Family Fun Fest
• The Crossing Christian Church, 4025 Earnings Way, New Albany, is hosting a Halloween Family Fun Fest from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, in the church parking lot. The Halloween Fest is a free, family event featuring a trunk or treat for the kids to collect candy and treats, face painting, hayrides, costume contests, games and light refreshments. Parents are also encouraged to come in costume and get in on the fun. This event is open to the community and welcomes families and children of all ages. For more information, contact Sandy Sorrells at 502-693-3480 or visit the website at crossingna.com
MONDAY, OCT. 28
Downtown Trick or Treat
• Halloween trick-or-treat in downtown Jeffersonville will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, on Spring Street between Court Avenue and Market streets.
TUESDAY, OCT. 29
• The Utica Preservation Association will be holding its annual Halloween Party at the DeArk Shelter House, 106 N. 4th St., Utica, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29,. There will be hot dogs, drinks, candy, games and prizes.
Age groups up to 12. The public is cordially invited. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30
Trunk or Treat
Culbertson Baptist Church, 4007 Grant Line Road, New Albany, is sponsoring Trunk or Treat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the church.
HALLOWEEN, OCT. 31
Trick or Treat
• Trick-or-treating throughout Jeffersonville will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31.
• Trick-or-treating in New Albany will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
• Clarksville’s trick-or-treat hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m.
• Trick-or-treating in Charlestown will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. and a trunk-or-treat event will be held at the same time on the City Square.
• Sellersburg’s trick-or-treat will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.
• The Floyd County 4-H Corporation Board, with the assistance of Pat Harrison of RE/MAX 1, is hosting the 27th annual Consume Carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the 4-H Fairgrounds, 2818 Green Valley Road. Youth will be able to trick or treat and can enter a costume contest. There will be a fish pond, inflatable, music and hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Everything is free. The 4-H board is still looking for local businesses that would like to support a table at the event and hand out candy. If interested, call 812-923-3262
Truck or Treat
• Utica Baptist Church will sponsor trunk or treat, beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, in the parking lot of the church.
Trick or Treat
• Old Utica School Preservation will be participating in trick or treat for local children from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Save Our School Headquarters, 208 S. Fourth St., Utica.
FALL HARVEST HAYRIDE
• Hop on one of the fall harvest hay wagons for a journey through Lapping Park. When the tractor stops at Endris Lodge, hop off, because that’s where you can warm up to the campfire and sing songs with campfire singers Cameron and Molly.
The event will be Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., (Hay wagons will run continuously; however, the last boarding will take place at 8 p.m.)
The fee is a donation of one canned good or nonperishable food item. Visitors must park their cars at Wooded View Golf Course, 2404 Greentree North, Clarksville, and then take a short tractor-drawn hayride through the park. New this year, at 7 p.m., the Indiana Natural Resources Raptor Center at Hardy Lake will have three owls common to Lapping Park on display in the Lodge (sponsored by the Knob and Valley Audubon Society). After their presentation, join us at 7:30 for an “Owl Prowl” where we will take a short hike while looking and listening for owls.
• Dr. Michael Kirchner of Kirchner Dental will be buying back Halloween Candy from local children from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 4. Children will receive $1 per pound for candy (up to five pounds per child). All candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude for use in care packages for U.S. soldiers. In addition to cash, children will receive gift cards for kid’s meals at local restaurants and other prizes. Children are encouraged to bring letters or drawings of appreciation for U.S. soldiers to be included in the care packages. Unopened Candy can be brought to Kirchner Dental at 1706 Williamsburg Drive, Jeffersonville. Children must be accompanied by an adult.