Dying for fun? Scary stories, creative crafts and games for the whole family are among this year’s festivities for the Halloween season. The Red & Black compiled a list of events to celebrate this spooky season while also having a “gourd” time.
When: Oct. 15, 6 p.m.
Where: Lay Park Community Center
Bring the little ones out to Lay Park for an evening of Halloween-themed family fun hosted by Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services. Crafts, games and a hunt for candy-filled mini pumpkins are included in admission. Pre-registration is required.
One Spooky Night: Vintage Halloween Carnival
When: Oct. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Athens-Clarke County Library
Ghost stories, shadow puppetry, crafts, games and more await all who attend the Athens-Clarke County Library’s 20th Halloween celebration. Attendees can explore the haunted Storyroom and go trick-or-treating throughout the library in their best costumes.
'Ghosts of Athens' Ghost Tour and Book Signing
When: Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Graduate Athens
Ghost story junkies and thrill seekers, beware. Join author Tracy Adkins for a book signing of “Ghosts of Athens,” and learn about the haunted histories of more than 30 Athens locations including the Morton Theatre, The Foundry and the Old Athens Cemetery. Attendees will also tour locations around the Graduate Athens Hotel property featured in the book.
Trick-or-Treat and Pumpkin Carving Contest
When: Oct. 26, 12-2 p.m.
Where: J&J Flea Market
It’s time to dust off that book of pumpkin carving stencils — J&J Flea Market will feature its first pumpkin carving contest, as well as trick-or-treating throughout the market. Pumpkins must be carved prior to arrival.