Archive for Monday, October 24, 2011


Halloween happenings

October 24, 2011


Looking for a thrill, chill or just some good ol’ family fun? Here are some events going on around town.

Paranormal Investigations presentation

5 p.m. Wednesday

Moose Lodge, 1901 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka

A tour and presentation will be made on the ghostly history of Moose Lodge by Ghost Tours of Kansas. There will be dinner at 5 p.m. for a cost; presentations to follow for free.

Final Fridays Family Fun Fest

5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday

Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

Family activities including open galleries, pumpkin carving for $5 per pumpkin, mask making and Halloween games.

Kansas University Symphony Halloween concert and costume contest

6:30 p.m. Friday

Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive

KU’s Symphony Orchestra will play host to a communitywide costume contest at 6:30 p.m., open to all ages: youth up to age 18; collegiate; and adults. A top prize will be given in each category. At 7:30 p.m., the concert begins with the theme “Cowboys vs. Aliens.” There will also be an instrument petting zoo. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students and seniors.

Pumpkins on Parade

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Oct. 31

The Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.

Artists are invited to showcase their carved or decorated pumpkins at The Eldridge Hotel. Anyone who wants to display a pumpkin must provide a battery-powered light; no candles are allowed. The display is open to the public.

Midland Railway Night Trains of Terror

6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Santa Fe Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City

Presented by Midland Railway and Baldwin City Community Theater. Tickets $17 for adults, $12 for ages 2-11,, 913-721-1211.

Haunted Haskell Ghost Tours

7 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday through Oct. 31

Stidham Union, Haskell Indian Nations University

Ghost tours for ages 13 and older, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Haunted hay rides, $2. Children’s activities for ages 12 and younger include face painting, pumpkin decorating and ghoul snack bar. Halloween night includes a costume contest with prizes for spookiest, funniest, most original and most technical, and a pumpkin-carving contest for previously carved pumpkins. For tickets, information or to volunteer, email or

Kids’ Night Out: Spook ‘n’ Splash

4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday

Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive

Costume contest, swimming, games, crafts, pizza and trick-or-treating for ages 5-12. Prizes awarded for the scariest, funniest, cutest and most-original costumes. $15, preregistration required by Thursday at any Lawrence Parks and Recreation facility or

Monday movie for teens: “Poltergeist”

4 p.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 31

Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Snacks provided. Open to seventh- through 12th-graders. Free.

Halloween Concert and Costume Contest

4:15 p.m. Oct. 31

Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

A performance of Halloween songs and stories for children followed by a costume parade. All participants receive a prize. Cost: $5.

Downtown trick-or-treating

5 p.m. Oct. 31

Downtown Lawrence

Merchants will provide candy and trinkets to trick-or-treaters.

Beggar’s Night

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31


Lawrence City Commission is expected to approve a proclamation Tuesday setting the city’s official hours for trick-or-treating.

Alpha Chi Omega Haunted House

7 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 31

Alpha Chi Omega sorority house, 1500 Sigma Nu Place

Trick-or-treating, haunted house, snacks and activities for families with children. Free.


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