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Halloween is creeping closer, and annual events designed to provide a scare or two are popping up on the calendar.
In addition to the Trunk Or Treat events that have become popular at churches around Shelby County, the annual scare-you-to-death fundraisers are now open.
Back for its fourth season, the Blood Orchard Curse is offering scary tours Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight at Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street.
The costs is $10 per person, and proceeds go to the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Department.
But that’s not all:
§ Thomas Freese and Brian Bush are back with more hair-raising storytelling of Civil War ghost stories at 6-7 p.m. Oct. 27 on the front lawn of the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street. First person accounts of ghosts encountered on the battlefields of the civil war, plus battlefield backgrounds and history will be presented. If inclement weather, this event will be held in the Hudson room. For more information call 633-3803, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.scplibrary.net.
§ Shelby Prevention is using the season to help spark a murder mystery party fundraiser it is having at 7-10 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Birch House in Clear Creek Park. The theme is a Halloween costume party, and appetizers will be served. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from Leesa Stivers at 647-1171 or Elizabeth Pulliam (437-0491).
§ And, if you don’t mind traveling a bit, Greenfactory, with the Central Kentucky Jaycees, presents Misery Manor, located at 109 W. Main Street in Frankfort. Gates open at 7 p.m. today, Saturday Thursday, Friday and Oct. 22 and 25-31. Tickets are $5, with proceeds going to charity. For more information visit miserymanoronline.com.