All about Halloween
Thursday, Oct. 25
Healthy Halloween will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Rock Gym in Newland. A variety of health-oriented services will be on hand, and the Red Cross Bloodmobile will also be on site from 1 to 5 p.m.
Roan Highlands Nursing Center Halloween Festival
Roan Highlands Nursing Center will host its annual Halloween Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at its location at 140 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, Tenn. The festival will include trick-or-treat bags, candy, games, food, a cakewalk and a haunted trail. For more information, call (423) 772-0161.
Friday, Oct. 26
Teen Halloween Dance
Mountain Expo will host a Halloween Spooktacular Dance from 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 26, at its Micaville location. Entry is $8 or $5 in a costume. A special gift bag will be available for the first 100 teens. The dance will include door prizes, costume contests and a $50 prize for the teen who sends the most Facebook invites. For more information, click to http://www.mountainexpo.com.
Saturday, Oct. 27
Beary Scary Halloween on Grandfather
Grandfather Mountain will host a “Beary Scary Halloween” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Grandfather Mountain animal habitats. Halloween activities are included with regular admission, but kids ages 4 to 12 in costume get in for half price. Children under 4 years of age always receive free admission. Activities will include cookie decorating, crafts, a special bat program, scary stories by storyteller Maggie Christenbury and a “creepy, crawly critters” program. For more information, call Grandfather Mountain at (828) 733-8715.
Trunk or Treat at Elk Park Christian
Elk Park Christian Church at 220 Old Mill Road, Elk Park, will host a Trunk or Treat from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Trunk or Treat will include treats, games and hot drinks.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Newland: Trick or Treat in Town
Newland Business Association is sponsoring Trick or Treat in Town in Newland beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Goodies will be available along Main Street and a costume contest with five age categories and prizes will begin at 6 p.m. at the Guy-Braswell Annex below Morrison Public Library.
Elk Park: Trick or Treat on Main Street
Elk Park is planning its inaugural Trick or Treat on Main Street for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. All businesses and individuals are invited to participate. Bring your car, a table and plenty of decorations. Once the event begins, Main Street will be closed for safety. For more information, call Elk Park Town Hall at (828) 733-9573.
Crossnore First Baptist Trunk or Treat
Crossnore First Baptist Church will host a Trunk or Treat celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The celebration will include fall festival games, a hayride and trunk or treating.