Halloween events

2008-10-24T00:00:00Z Halloween events nwitimes.com
October 24, 2008 12:00 am

Haunted Hallway | Lansing

The Lan-Oak Park District has some spooky fun planned for tonight. The Haunted Hallway begins at 6:30, with separate times for different age groups. It gets scarier for the older kids. It is open from 6:30 to 7:15 for ages 5 to 8; 7:20 to 8:05 for ages 9 to 12; and 8:10 to 9 p.m. for ages 13 and older. The cost is $2 per child. From 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the main gym they will have Ghostly Games, which includes carnival-type games. The cost is $5 per child.

FYI: Visit www.lanoakparkdistrict.org or call (708) 474-8552.

Phantom concert | Munster

"The Phantom of the Organ," a concert, is at 7:13 tonight at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Ave.

Members of the Northwest Indiana Chapter of the American Guild of Organists perform the seventh annual program of pipe organ music and other musical surprises appropriate to the season. This is a family event, and there is no charge. Costumes are encouraged.

FYI: Call (708) 895-2466.

Trick-or-treat trail | Crete

Vendors will be on the Trick-or-Treat Trail from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 beginning at the Douglas entrance of the Crete Park District Bike Trail. Volunteers from Crete Fire Department's Cadet Program, The Village of Crete, Crete Police Department and Crete ESDA will help institute the safety program. There will be trolley stops located at The Village of Crete Public Works Garage and at the corner of Brighton and Douglas Lane. The trolley will pick up and deliver people to the start of the bike trail.

FYI: Visit www.cretepark.com.

Halloween parade | Lansing

Don't miss the annual Halloween parade in Lansing on Oct. 25. The parade is open to all ages and spectators are welcome. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Kilroy's, 3502 Ridge Road. Registration begins at 9:30. Prizes are awarded for the best costumes and participants get a treat bag at the end.

FYI: Visit www.lanoakparkdistrict.org or call (708) 474-8552.

Farm and Fun | Beecher

Settler's Pond has opened its great pumpkin patch and hosts its Farm and Fun Fest now through Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. The farm has a corn maze, straw maze, graveyards, a petting zoo, agricultural displays, mini golf, rides and a resale store and cafe. Settler's Pond is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife. It is at 1301 E. Offner Road.

FYI: Call (708) 946-2448.

Halloween event | Chicago Heights

Little ghosts and goblins and their parents are invited to enjoy a Halloween extravaganza filled with candy, hay rides, carnival games and more at Prairie State College. The free family event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Prairie Center gym on the college's main campus, 202 S. Halsted St. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume. The 12th annual Halloween Family Fun Fest is for children through age 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The Chicago Heights police and fire departments will make safety presentations about fire and personal safety.

FYI: Call (708) 709-3500.

Spooky tales | Lansing

Grant Fitch, a professional storyteller, will share spooky tales at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 during the meeting of the Lansing Historical Society in the Community Room at Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave. The event is open to the public and costs $5 for nonmembers.

FYI: Call (708) 474-6160.

Halloween events | Glenwood

The Glenwood Parks Program will sponsor festivities beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Arquilla Park Fieldhouse. Children can win prizes by entering a costume contest that will be broken into age groups. A bonfire will be conducted in the park by the Glenwood Fire Department. Treats will be provided for the children in the fieldhouse.

Halloween happenings | Homewood

Participants of all ages are invited to attend the annual Halloween Happenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at James Hart Junior High School, 18211 Aberdeen Ave. Bring a carved pumpkin in from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the opportunity to win a prize in the Jack-O-Lantern Contest: the scariest, the funniest and most unusual. Participants can join in a Halloween Costume Parade and Contest at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

FYI: Call (708) 957-PARK or visit hfparks.com.

Halloween high | South Holland

Thornwood High School teachers will host the third annual Halloween High School from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at Thornwood High School, 17101 S. Park Ave. Teachers and coaches provide a variety of activities free for children 10 and younger who are accompanied by an adult resident of Thornton Township High School District 205. Children old enough can enjoy a journey through the Haunted Hallway. While younger children can enjoy the Halloween Maze. Other activities include trick-or-treating, storytelling, and picture taking.

FYI: Call (708) 225-4700.

Halloween Bingo | Calumet City

Halloween Bingo is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Calumet City Public Library, 660 Manistee Ave. It's for ages 6 and older. Register.

FYI: Call (708) 862-6220.

Trick or Treat | Calumet City

Calumet City Public Library, 660 Manistee Ave., will have trick-or-treating from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31. Register.

FYI: Call (708) 862-6220.

Halloween films | Chicago

Halloween inspired films will be shown at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday evenings at Daley Plaza, revamped as Franken Plaza for October. "Monster House" will be shown Oct. 25, "Ghostbusters" on Oct. 26 and "Frankenstein" on Oct. 31.

FYI: Visit www.chicagoween.us.

Parade | Chicago

Kids can join in the on the fun by marching in costume as part of The State Street Halloween Happening Parade on Oct. 25. The parade steps off at noon at the corner of State and Randolph streets. Following the parade, kids can enjoy trick-or-treating, a performance by Midnight Circus and a costume contest - all at Pumpkin (Daley) Plaza. Admission is free.

FYI: Visit www.chicagoween.us.

Haunted tours | Chicago

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., will host Haunted Tours of Prairie Avenue at 7 and 8 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Admission is $10 for the event, which includes tales of untimely endings, strange sounds and unexplained sightings. Costumed docents lead attendees on a 45-minute tour of Prairie Avenue after dark. Reservations are recommended.

FYI: Call (312) 326-1480 or visit www.glessnerhouse.org.

Creatures of night | Chicago

Garfield Park Observatory will host Creatures of the Night from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at 300 N. Central Park Ave. Come visit the conservatory during this special free event where live nocturnal animals, like fruit bats, spiders, owls, and more, make a rare daytime appearance.

FYI: Call (773) 638-1766, ext. 18, or visit www.garfieldconservatory.org.Monster Mash | ChicagoThe Hegewisch branch of the Chicago Public Library will host Monster Mash from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the library, 3048 E. 130th St. Children of all ages are invited to participate in a special story time celebration of Halloween.

Monster Mash | Chicago

The Hegewisch branch of the Chicago Public Library will host Monster Mash from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the library, 3048 E. 130th St. Children of all ages are invited to participate in a special story time celebration of Halloween. FYI: Call (312) 747-0046.Haunted House | ChicagoThe Fear: Haunted House is from 6 to 11 p.m. now through Nov. 2 at Navy Pier. Admission is $20. Zombie Army Productions is opening the newest "adult theme" haunted attraction at the gates of Navy Pier. Visitors will go through a collection of the darkest creatures known from across the globe. Coupons are available at www.navypier.com. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.FYI: Visit www.navypier.com.Fall fireworks | ChicagoFall fireworks at Navy Pier are at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, now through Nov. 1. Navy Pier's popular fireworks continue to sparkle above the lakefront with breathtaking shows this fall season. FYI: Visit www.navypier.com.Blessing | GriffithSt. Mary Church, 525 N. Broad

St. will hold its annual All Hallowes Eve Blessing of Trick or Treaters at 4 p.m. Oct. 31 in the church. Little ghosts and gobblins accompanied by their parents are invited to come receive a special blessing and also receive a treat and special reflective trick or treat bag. FYI: Call (219) 922-2277. Haunted hay ride | HammondA Haunted Hay Ride is from 6 to 10 tonight and Oct. 25 at Lost Marsh Golf Course, 901 129th St. Admission for adults will be $2 and children younger than 12 attend for $1. FYI: Call (219) 659-7841 or (219) 853-6378.Haunted house | HammondA haunted house will be from 6 to 10 tonight and Oct. 25 and 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 in the St. John Bosco parish hall at 7111 Columbia Ave. The St. John Bosco Youth Group will put together the two-story haunted house. It is not intended for children younger than 6. Fees are $8 for adults, $7 for high schoolers and $6 for younger children. There will also be a kiddie haunted house from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight and Oct. 25 in the St.

John Bosco cafeteria at 7111 Columbia Ave. Admission is free. FYI: Call (219) 844-9027.Haunted house | Hammond

Edge of Insanity haunted house is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30 and from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 at Gavit High School, 1670 175th St. Presented by the Gavit High School Theatre and Performing Arts Departments, it features elaborate sets and lighting designed and built by the stage crew. FYI: E-mail TRPogge@hammond.k12.in.us.Spooky spaghetti | HammondUnity Church of Christ, 740 River Drive, will host Spooky Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 8 tonight. Costumes are encouraged. It's $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. There will also be a silent auction.FYI: Call (219) 931-5284.COSTUME PHOTOS | HobartMake A Difference Day benefits St. Jude House, a shelter in Crown Point for victims of domestic abuse. Master photographers Edda Taylor, William Eaton and Royce Chenore donate their time to take studio quality photos of children in their Halloween costumes or everyday clothing, or families, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at Westfield Southlake Mall on U.S. 30. Cost is

$30, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting St. Jude House. Children also receive a bag of goodies.FYI: Call Joy Heminger at (219) 662-7066, ext. 17.Halloween show | Whiting"SPELLBOUND! The Halloween Show II" is a Halloween musical set to popular music. It features George Rogers Clark students in full makeup and costumes dancing to songs like "Thriller" and "Beat It." Children and students are encouraged to come dressed in Halloween costumes and will receive a discount price. All children will receive a Halloween goodie bag after the show. Performances are at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 and 2 p.m. Nov. 2 in the George Rogers Clark Auditorium, 1921 Davis Ave. Ticket prices are $3 for students and senior citizens and $6 for adults.FYI: Call (219) 659-3522.Night Walk | MunsterBieker Woods Night Walk will be Oct. 30 and 31. Munster Parks and Recreation, Munster Boy Scouts, Munster Girl Scouts and many local residents collaborate to transform Bieker Woods into a scary, yet fun

experience. Tour guides lead participants to new chills and thrills lurking around every turn. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. On-site ticket sales begin at 6 p.m. The line formation and ticket sales will be cut off at 8:30 p.m. Parking for this event will be on the west side of the Wilbur Wright Middle School in the back parking lot.FYI: Call (219) 836-7275 or e-mail jgrubbe@munster.org. SPOOK-N-BOUNCE | MunsterAn afternoon of fun for the entire family will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Ave. Wear a spooky costume for games, snacks and a bouncy house.FYI: Call (219) 838-3131.

FYI: Call (312) 747-0046.

Haunted House | Chicago

The Fear: Haunted House is from 6 to 11 p.m. now through Nov. 2 at Navy Pier. Admission is $20. Zombie Army Productions is opening the newest "adult theme" haunted attraction at the gates of Navy Pier. Visitors will go through a collection of the darkest creatures known from across the globe. Coupons are available at www.navypier.com. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

FYI: Visit www.navypier.com.

Fall fireworks | Chicago

Fall fireworks at Navy Pier are at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, now through Nov. 1. Navy Pier's popular fireworks continue to sparkle above the lakefront with breathtaking shows this fall season.

FYI: Visit www.navypier.com.

Blessing | Griffith

St. Mary Church, 525 N. Broad St. will hold its annual All Hallowes Eve Blessing of Trick or Treaters at 4 p.m. Oct. 31 in the church. Little ghosts and gobblins accompanied by their parents are invited to come receive a special blessing and also receive a treat and special reflective trick or treat bag.

FYI: Call (219) 922-2277.

Haunted hay ride | Hammond

A Haunted Hay Ride is from 6 to 10 tonight and Oct. 25 at Lost Marsh Golf Course, 901 129th St. Admission for adults will be $2 and children younger than 12 attend for $1.

FYI: Call (219) 659-7841 or (219) 853-6378.

Haunted house | Hammond

A haunted house will be from 6 to 10 tonight and Oct. 25 and 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 in the St. John Bosco parish hall at 7111 Columbia Ave. The St. John Bosco Youth Group will put together the two-story haunted house. It is not intended for children younger than 6. Fees are $8 for adults, $7 for high schoolers and $6 for younger children.

There will also be a kiddie haunted house from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight and Oct. 25 in the St. John Bosco cafeteria at 7111 Columbia Ave. Admission is free. FYI: Call (219) 844-9027.

Haunted house | Hammond

Edge of Insanity haunted house is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30 and from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 at Gavit High School, 1670 175th St. Presented by the Gavit High School Theatre and Performing Arts Departments, it features elaborate sets and lighting designed and built by the stage crew.

FYI: E-mail TRPogge@hammond.k12.in.us.

Spooky spaghetti | Hammond

Unity Church of Christ, 740 River Drive, will host Spooky Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 8 tonight. Costumes are encouraged. It's $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. There will also be a silent auction.

FYI: Call (219) 931-5284.

COSTUME PHOTOS | Hobart

Make A Difference Day benefits St. Jude House, a shelter in Crown Point for victims of domestic abuse. Master photographers Edda Taylor, William Eaton and Royce Chenore donate their time to take studio quality photos of children in their Halloween costumes or everyday clothing, or families, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at Westfield Southlake Mall on U.S. 30. Cost is $30, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting St. Jude House. Children also receive a bag of goodies.

FYI: Call Joy Heminger at (219) 662-7066, ext. 17.

Halloween show | Whiting

"SPELLBOUND! The Halloween Show II" is a Halloween musical set to popular music. It features George Rogers Clark students in full makeup and costumes dancing to songs like "Thriller" and "Beat It." Children and students are encouraged to come dressed in Halloween costumes and will receive a discount price. All children will receive a Halloween goodie bag after the show. Performances are at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 and 2 p.m. Nov. 2 in the George Rogers Clark Auditorium, 1921 Davis Ave. Ticket prices are $3 for students and senior citizens and $6 for adults.

FYI: Call (219) 659-3522.

Night Walk | Munster

Bieker Woods Night Walk will be Oct. 30 and 31. Munster Parks and Recreation, Munster Boy Scouts, Munster Girl Scouts and many local residents collaborate to transform Bieker Woods into a scary, yet fun experience. Tour guides lead participants to new chills and thrills lurking around every turn. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. On-site ticket sales begin at 6 p.m. The line formation and ticket sales will be cut off at 8:30 p.m. Parking for this event will be on the west side of the Wilbur Wright Middle School in the back parking lot.

FYI: Call (219) 836-7275 or e-mail jgrubbe@munster.org.

SPOOK-N-BOUNCE | Munster

An afternoon of fun for the entire family will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Ave. Wear a spooky costume for games, snacks and a bouncy house.

FYI: Call (219) 838-3131.

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