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Blood Orchard at Red Orchard
The annual Blood Orchard event is from 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October at Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky St. The Haunts for Hire group have set up 13 rooms in the lower barn that are designed to frighten those who visit the park. Enjoy a chilling movie on the barn while you wait to enter the barn. Take a picture in the electric chair that will be sure to give a jolt of fear. Admission is $10, and the exhibit is not suitable for young children. For more information, call 633-5059.
Halloween event in New Castle
The Locker in New Castle will host a night of Halloween classic movies and games on Friday at 24 S. Main St. Food will be served from 6 to 8 p.m., and the menu will include hot dogs, $1; bowl of chili, $1.50; and drinks or water, $1. All proceeds will go to the projector fund. Games will begin at 6:30 p.m. A costume contest and bobbing for apples will be for newborn to 5-year-olds, 6-to-10-year-olds, and 11-to-15-year-olds. Pumpkin carving contest will include the category of 16-year-olds and older. First-, second- and third-place prices will be awarded in all games and categories. Every child who enters will receive a prize. For more information, call 502-845-5750.
Fall festival at Dover Baptist
Dover Baptist Church will host a free fall harvest festival beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at 7327 Dover Road. Chili, hot dogs, soups and desserts will be available. There will be a Trunk or Treat for the kids, and a hayride for everyone, ending with a bon fire and s’mores for those who are kids at heart. Anyone wishing to dress up (children or adults) should keep the costumes within reason. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring family and friends. For more information, call 633-0502.
Halloween event at library
The Shelby County Public Library will host a family fun day to make origami Halloween figures, from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Hudson Room, at 8th and Washington Streets in Shelbyville. Figures include a bat, jack o’lantern, mummy and skull. This is a free event for the whole family. For more information, call Sarahbeth Farabee at 633-3803.
Cropper fall festival
Cropper Baptist Church will host a fall festival and chili supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The event is free.
Graveyard tales at library
“Graveyard tales” will be from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 24 among the tombstones on the Shelby County Public Library’s front lawn, at 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The event will be presented by Thomas Freese, master storyteller, artist and author. Bring a blanket or chair or both. Stories are suited for all ages. In case of inclement weather, stories move to the Hudson Room. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween party at Red Orchard
A kid-friendly Halloween party for children ages 11 and younger will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Red Orchard Park. There will be crafts, special guests and treats to get everyone in the Halloween mood. Let the kids wear their costumes and have some old fashioned fun. Free event, donations welcomed. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or email@example.com.
‘Light the night’ corn maze
Mulberry Orchard will host a “Light the Night” corn maze from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at 1330 Mulberry Pike. The cost is $5 per person, with children 5-years-old and younger free. Supervision of youth is mandatory, one adult per five youth, minimum. Flashlights are required. For more information, call 502-655-2633 or visit www.MulberryOrchardKY.com.
Halloween bash at JCTC
The 10th annual Halloween bash/trick or treat will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Jefferson Community and Technical College, 1361 Frankfort Road. Wear a costume to trick or treat. For more information, send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simpsonville Christian ‘treats’
Simpsonville Christian Church will have a “Tailgate Treats” event from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26.
Trunk or treat at First Christian
Trunk or treat fall festival will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike. There will be inflatables for the kids, treats from trunks, free hotdogs, chips, cookies and drinks, face painting, a cupcake walk, cotton candy, popcorn, pumpkin patch and ending the evening with a Halloween movie and bonfire. Bring chairs. For more information, contact the church office at 633-3345.
First Christian event
Trunk or treat fall festival will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at First Christian Church. There will be inflatables for the kids, treats from trunks, free hotdogs, chips, cookies and drinks, face painting, a cupcake walk, cotton candy, popcorn, pumpkin patch and ending the evening with a Halloween movie and bonfire. Bring chairs. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.
Fall festival in Elmburg
Elmburg Baptist Church will have a fall festival beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 with trunk-or-treat. The event will be followed by a chili supper and men’s bake-off to support the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.
‘Soup’er supper at Rockbridge
Rockbridge Methodist Church will have a “Soup”er Supper and free movie on Oct. 26. Soup will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 7. The church is located at 5317 Rockbridge Road at the intersection of Rockbridge and Hempridge roads (use the basement entrance). Donations will be accepted. For more information, call 829-0454.
Graefenburg Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 26. Soups and hot dogs will be served to families inside the church.
Centenary host ‘Trick or Trunk’
Centenary Methodist Church will host “Trick or Trunk” from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in the church parking lot at 5th and Washington streets in Shelbyville. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be furnished. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place in the church’s fellowship hall.
Tomb Raid at Simpsonville Baptist
The Great Tomb Raid Fall Festival will be at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 30 for children through fifth-grade. Visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
A pumpkin party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at Shelbyville First Baptist Church. There will be games, food, candy, fun, plus a pumpkin-decorating contest. Pumpkins need to be carved ahead of time, and judging will take place at 7:30 p.m. The cost is a large bag of candy per family.
The Children’s Ministry will have a Trunk or Treat Harvest Party from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Finchville Baptist Church. Candy, food and games will be available. “Dress” your trunk as your favorite Bible story. Prizes will be given for the best trunk. For more information, contact the church at 502-834-7973 or visit www.finchvillebaptist.com and click on Youth News.
Trunk/treat at Christiansburg
Christiansburg Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the church, with soup and sandwiches served.
Bagdad Baptist Trunk or Treat
Bagdad Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Our dump truck full of candy will be featured again this year. There also will be food, games and photos.
Haunted house for animals
A haunted house will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 on Vernon Ave. in Eminence. The free event is organized by 11-year-old Brandon Graves for all ages. Donation bins will be set up to collect items for local animal shelters and rescue centers to help the four-legged friends as the weather turns colder. Items recommended are food, leashes, collars, cleaning supplies and treats. No cash will be accepted.
Fall festival at Highland
Highland Baptist Church in Shelbyville will have a fall festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be game booths, treats and more.
Trunk-or-Treat at Holy Cross Lutheran
Holy Cross Lutheran church will host trunk-or-treat from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Besides candy and treats, there will be a bounce house, hot dogs, crafts, door prizes and movies. Everything is free! The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike. For more information, call 647-3696.
Pigeon Fork trunk-or-treat
Pigeon Fork Baptist Church will host a “trunk-or-treat” from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy. There will be games, a cake walk, face painting and food (chili, soups, hot dogs and desserts). Dress up in a favorite costume.
Halloween with Mount Eden Saddle Club
The Mount Eden Saddle Club will host a Halloween dance and costume contest on Nov. 2 at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club grounds. Silver Wings band will entertain from 8 p.m. to midnight. The cost will be $5 for adults, children 6-years and younger and members are free. There will be a contest for scariest, funniest and cutest kid’s costume for those younger than 12. Proceeds from the dance will be used to buy Christmas gifts for community children in need. The 2014 officer elections will be at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Chasidy at 502-680-0497, Leslie at 502-321-8166 or Sharon at 502-738-9741.
Community fall festival
A community fall festival will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3850 Frankfort Road. Events include a chili supper, hay rides, games, cake auction and concessions. For more information, visit www.CCAofKY.org.
Jack-O-Lantern trail at Iroquois Park
Local artists will carve more than 5,000 pumpkins, which will light a trail the length of five football fields at the base of Iroquois Park. Produced for the first time in Louisville, the Jack-O-Lantern spectacular will take place nightly starting at dusk through Nov. 2. The trail opens at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and tickets for adults are $12, seniors (62+) $10, children (3- to 12-years) $9; Friday through Saturday adults are $15, seniors (62+) $13, children (3- to 12-years) $12. Individual tickets may be purchased daily, starting at 9 a.m., for use the same evening at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office or online at www.jackolanternlouisville.com. Groups of 25 or more can be purchased in advance by calling 502-363-7766 or in person at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will benefit Louisville Metro Parks Foundation and Kosair Charities. For more information, contact Erika Nelson at 502-456-3253 or Erika.Nelson@louisvilleky.gov.
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