Halloween events

By Times Satff Writer
Published October 30, 2007

Halloween carnival: Games, light refreshments and other fun activities 6-8 p.m. today at Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, 69 Bay Esplande. Game tickets are 10 for $1. Each game requires one ticket. Free. Call (727) 462-6138.

All Howlers Eve: Join in the extravagant pet/owners costume parade and wild and wacky pet costume contests 6:30-9 p.m. today at the Southwest Complex basketball courts, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. $5 per dog, $15 per vendor. Call (727) 518-3125.

Attention ghosts & goblins: Go trick or treating, bob for apples, get your face painted or tarot cards read, travel the haunted forest and enjoy food and music at 7:15 p.m. today at the Clearwater Center, 1270 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 443-7639.

Creepy critters: The whole family can learn about Halloween favorites like owls, spiders and bats, take a night hike and hear stories from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Registration required. Call (727) 453-6800.

Children's costume parade: Kids can wear their costumes and gather at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Youth Department of the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., for a parade and trick or treating around the library. Free. Call (562) 4970, ext. 5244.

Halloween alternative: The Upper Pinellas County Ministerial Alliance Family Fun Night is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Greenwood Panther Field on Holt Avenue, Clearwater, across from the old Martin Luther King Jr. Center. Free. Door prizes and live entertainment. Call Bethany C.M.E. Church at (727) 441-4689.

Daytime trick or treating: Shop, be entertained and go trick or treating at the final Downtown Clearwater Summertime Marketplace from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Clearwater City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. Choose from products including produce, pumpkins, gourmet coffees, clothing, smoothies, ice cream and more. Call (727) 461-7674.