Halloween events: Oct. 24, 2012

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‘Witch Tales’ at library
Witch Tales, presented by Thomas Freese, a master storyteller, artist and author, will be at 6-7:15 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the Shelby County Public Library. Bring a blanket or bring a chair. Stories are suited for all ages. If there is bad weather, the stories will be moved to the Hudson Room. For more information, call 633-3803.
VFW Halloween dance
The Frankfort VFW will host a Halloween dance party at 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday at 104 East Second St. Costumes are optional but encouraged. Prizes will be given for the best costumes. The cost is $10. Call for table reservations for groups of six or more (seats 10). Half of proceeds go to the cancer fund. For more information or reservations, contact Rita at 502-229-7966, the VFW at 502-227-2483 or Betsy at 502-382-7913.
Fall festival
Fall Festival will be on 6 p.m. Friday at Elmburg Baptist Church with trunk-or-treat followed by a chili supper and men’s bake-off. The church is located at 11307 Elmburg Road.
JCTC Halloween bash
Jefferson Community and Technical College will have its annual Halloween Bash at 5-7 p.m. Friday at 1361 Frankfort Road. All children are encouraged to dress up for this free event that includes trick-or-treating and games. For more information, contact pamela.larkin@kctcs.edu or call 502-213-3645.
Howlin’ party at Simpsonville Elementary
Simpsonville Elementary School will host the annual Howlin’ Halloween party at 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday. A chili supper is at 5:30-7:30 p.m. and other events include a cake walk, a chance to put your friends in the Bobcat Dungeon and an auction for two tickets to Justin Beiber’s concert at Louisville and other items.
Blood Orchard
Blood Orchard Darkness Reborn at Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky St., is at 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The cost is $10 per person. Not recommended for children under 10. The ghost-filled spectacular moves to the trails of Red Orchard Park, as people brave a haunted hayride in the dark of the night. For more information, call 633-5059.
Trunk or Treat at First Christian
Trunk or Treat will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the First Christian Church parking lot. In the event of rain, it will be in the auditorium. The church is located at 1000 Eminence Pike.
Halloween zombie run
A “Scream and Run” will be at 5 p.m. during the Halloween festival on Saturday at the Kentucky Renaissance Faire, 955 Elm Street in Eminence. Check-in begins at 4 p.m. This is a zombie 5K race to survive the zombie apocalypse. Entrants will wear three flags around their waists and dodge the zombies as they try to grab the flags (lose one, you’re bitten; two, you’re wounded; three, dead). You must complete the race and survive (end with at least one flag) to win placing awards. Registration is $15 per entrant by Tuesday and $20 after that. Early entries are guaranteed a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt (others are first come, first served on race day). For more information or to register, contact Christina Jimison at 502-494-5550 or christina.jimison@eminence.kyschools.us.
‘Howl-O-Ween Pawty’
The animal rescue coalition 5Rescues.org will sponsor a “Howl-O-Ween Pawty” costume and dance fundraiser at 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. Must be 21 years of age, and costumes must be “tasteful.” Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at www.5rescues.org or by calling JoCarol McGavic at 502-647-2160.
Trunk or treat family festival
Graefenburg Baptist Church will host the annual Trunk or Treat family festival at 6 p.m. Saturday. The church will hand out candy to the kids and serve soups, hot dogs and chips to the whole family inside the fellowship hall. The church is located on U.S. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line.
SMART trick-or-treat
Shelbyville Downtown Merchants will host trick-or-treating in downtown stores on Saturday.
Graefenburg fall events
Graefenburg Christian Church will host a fall festival at 1-4 p.m. Saturday at 5900 Louisville Road in Frankfort. Events include a carnival for the children to cornhole and snacks for adults. Stop by the church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Halloween night to pick up some candy during the church trunk-or-treat event and show off your costume. For more information, E-mail Andrew Messinger at akmessinger@gmail.com or call 859-797-6046.
Fall festival at Burk’s Branch
The youth of Burk’s Branch Baptist Church will host a fall festival at the church on Sunday It will include a chili supper, games and tentatively a hayride. Trunk or Treating will be held from 6:30-7 p.m. in the church yard. The event will be the first of several fundraisers for the youth as they plan a mission trip to Haiti next summer, July 20-27.
Trick or Trunk
The annual Trick or Trunk will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday in the Centenary United Methodist Church parking lot. The children and their families get to Trick or Treat from trunk to trunk, enjoy hotdogs, games, and special activities. We will award a gift card to the winner of the best decorated trunk. Watch for sign-up sheets to provide a trunk for trick or trunk.
Tailgate trick or treat
Quest Community Church will host the second annual tailgate trick or treat for the entire community at 4-7 p.m. Sunday at 2250 Old Lawrenceburg Road in Frankfort. There will be hayrides, a scavenger hunt, a bonfire with smores, and lots of candy for trick-or-treaters. For more information, contact Leslie Linwick at 502-229-8145 or E-mail jonandleslie@yahoo.com.
Rocket zombie run
Shelby County High School will host the Rocket zombie run at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Cross Country course across from East Middle. Pay $5 at the gate to run, walk, crawl or limp through the 5K course filled with zombies. Open to all ages. Concessions will be available and prizes will be given. For more information contact Sally Zimmerman at 633-2344.
Chili and hotdog dinner
A community-wide, free chili and hotdog dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 at Christiansburg Baptist Church. All children will receive bags of treats. Costumes (no devil, gobblin, or witch costumes please) may be worn by the children. The church is located at 1037 Frys Oldburg Rd., Bagdad.
Finchville event
Food, prizes and lots of candy make for a fun-filled family evening 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Finchville Baptist Church. A prize will be given for the best decorated trunk (voted by the children!) that illustrates the theme of “children’s movies.” For more information, contact the church at 502-834-7973.
Pumpkin party
The pumpkin party will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 on the front lawn at First Baptist Church, across from the Fairgrounds. Events include games, food, costumes, trunk or treat, fun, and so much more! Please, no scary costumes! Admission will be one bag of candy per family!
Fall festival at Highland
A fall festival will be from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31 at Highland Baptist Church. There will be booth games and treat bags for children and cookies and punch for parents.
Trunk-or-Treat  at Holy Cross
Holy Cross Lutheran Church will host a Trunk-or-Treat at 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Events include a bounce house, free food, crafts, raffle, and treats. The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike. For more information,  call 647-3696.
Pigeon Fork festival
The trunk-or-treat festival will be at 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Pigeon Fork Baptist. Wear your costumes; there will be games, candy, a cake walk, live music, free food and safe fun for the whole family. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The event will be at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road in Waddy.
Trunk-or-treat at Shelby Christian
Trunk-or-treat will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the main parking lot here on the hill at Shelby Christian Church. We invite all families to decorate their cars, fill them with candy and come celebrate a family fun night here at SCC. Trunk or Treat has become one of the biggest nights of the year around here. Lots of visitors come check us out. To help with TOT or to decorate your car and pop your trunk call the church office, 633-5975. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Trunk or Treat.” Prizes will be awarded to best costumes and best themed trunks.
Heroes unmasked
Heroes Unmasked children’s Halloween Event will be 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Simpsonville Baptist Church. Events include carnival games, candy and fun for all children through the fifth grade.
Haunted house on Main
Haunted on Main is hosted is located at 610 Main St. and runs through Oct. 31, at 6 p.m.-midnight on Thursdays and 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays. Special tours are available Monday-Wednesday. Tours are $10 for adults and $7 for children. Scavenger hunt for a group of five is $25. All groups must have at least one adult. For more information, visit http://www.mainstreetky.com/ or call 502-713-8136.
Village Plaza trick-or-treat
Village Plaza merchants will host afternoon trick-or-treating in plaza shops on Midland trail at 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31.
Halloween candy for troops
Dr. Lisa Daugherty Family Dentistry in the Hi Point Business Center is hosting a Halloween candy buy back at 3-6 p.m. on Nov. 1. Halloween candy will be collected and shipped to Operation Gratitude for care package distribution to troops serving overseas. Children and parents can exchange their extra goodies for cash and may register for prizes from local businesses. There will also be inflatable, face painting and a letter writing station for kids to write thank you letters to our troops. For more information, call 633-3900.

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