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Halloween events

By Times Staff Writer
Published October 25, 2007


Back to nature: All ages can celebrate Owl-O-Ween among nocturnal friends 6:30-8:30 tonight at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N, Largo. Learn about owls, take a night hike and roast s'mores. $4 per person. Call 727 518-3047 to register.

Barkoween: Bring your dog in costume to compete for the titles of scariest, funniest, most original, cutest and best look-alike 5:30-8:30 tonight at the Belleview Biltmore, 25 Belleview Blvd., Belleair. The $10 cover includes costume contest and trick-or-treat doggie bag. Proceeds benefit Stop Pet Overpopulation Together. Call (727) 545-3463 or register online at

Haunted house: Dare to be scared at the haunted house event 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and free 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. during the Safety Fair Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Community Center and Gymnasium, 400 S Walton Ave. Not suitable for children younger than 8. Adults $5, children $3. Call (727) 942-5628.

Haunting good time: All ages are welcome at the North Pinellas Branch YMCA's fourth annual haunted house 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 4550 Village Center Drive, East Lake. Costume contests, games and prizes. Free. Call (727) 772-9622.

Halloween in the Park: All ages will enjoy interactive games and activities, haunted trails, spooky storytelling, games, food and fortune-telling 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Honeymoon Island State Park, No. 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin. Costumes are not required, but comfortable shoes, insect repellent and a small flashlight are encouraged. $10 donation per carload.

Parent's Night Out: Children in kindergarten through eighth grade can enjoy ghostly crafts, the Frankenstein boogie, pizza and ghoulish prizes 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Morningside Recreation Center, 2400 Harn Blvd., Clearwater. $6 with Play Pass, $8 with rec card, $10 without. Call (727) 507-4064.

Halloween fun: Lakeside Community Church, 375 East Lake Road, Tarpon Springs, invites all to a Fall Festival 6-8 p.m. Friday. The event includes a petting zoo, games, trick or treat, hayrides, cakewalk and free cider and popcorn. Call (727) 942-0229.

Hocus Pocus Ball: Enjoy Halloween to its fullest at Old Palm Harbor's second annual Hocus Pocus Ball from 7-11 p.m. Friday at Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor, featuring food, music, costume contests, door prizes and psychic reading for $1 a minute, with proceeds benefitting Old Palm Harbor Main Street. $25 per person, $35 at the door. Call (727) 787-4700 or e-mail

Trail of Terror 5: Afraid of the dark? You might be after encountering this intensive interactive experience with dynamic audio, visual and special effects 6-9 p.m. Friday at Countryside Recreation Complex, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater. $2 per person. Parental discretion advised for children younger than 10. Call (727) 669-1914.

Free for kids: Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater, presents its Halloween Spooktacular for children 13 and younger with trick or treating, games, candy, and prizes for best costume, 6-8 p.m. Friday. Free. Call (727) 669-1914.

Enchanted Forest: Take a night hike along nature trails and learn about creatures of the night at 7 p.m. Saturday at Moccasin Lake Nature Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Later, enjoy s'mores and entertainment around the campfire. $6 for ages 13 and up, $4 ages 3 to 12, and $2 for 2 and younger. Call (727) 462-6024.

Halloween Fun & Safety Fair: This free community event includes pony rides, haunted house, costume contest, spooky arts and crafts, super slide, police and fire department exhibits and more 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs, Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. Call (727) 942-5628.

Haunted carnival: The Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., will transform itself for an evening of Halloween fun starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Children can trick or treat for free; walk the haunted trail, $2; go on a haunted hayride, $1; and jump all night on different inflatables, $5. General admission $3. Ages 8-18. (Not for young children who frighten easily.) Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 216.

Halloween party: American Legion Post 275's Halloween Party is Saturday at 360 Wilson St., Dunedin. Haunted house, costume contest, music and finger food. Call (727) 733-8153.

Scary scenery: Check out the Halloween display at the second annual Spooktacular at Regency Oaks Life Care Community, 2720 Regency Oaks Blvd., Clearwater, featuring thousands of miniature lighted and animated sights from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 31. Call (727) 252-0540.

Send in your events, kid photos

Do you have Halloween news to share? Here's how:

Events: E-mail event details to or fax to (727) 445-4119.

Photos: If your child has a special costume this year, send a high-resolution .jpg photo of your child in costume to northpin@sptimes Please provide the child's full name, age, hometown, grade, school and why the costume is special. One youngster per photo, please.


[Last modified October 24, 2007, 20:05:12]

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