Halloween events around North Pinellas

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Haunted house and safety fair: The Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave., will be turned into a scary haunted house at 10 a.m. Packed with scary occupants, the house is not recommended for skittish adults or children age 8 and younger. $3 admission per person. A free safety fair also is planned from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with a costume contest, jump house, outdoor music and games, trick-or-treat bags and displays by the Tarpon Springs police and fire departments. Call (727) 942-5628.

Dunedin's haunted house: The Rotary Club of Dunedin Waterside is co-sponsoring a haunted house with Dunedin Parks and Recreation 6-10 p.m. at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Admission is $3 and helps support the Dunedin for Youth Scholarship Fund. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Call (727) 683-9920.

A HAUNTING IN TARPON: This is the final day to tour a 100-year-old former boarding house taken over by ghosts and other scary things from 7 to 11 p.m. above the Court of Two Sisters antique shop, 155 E Tarpon Ave., downtown Tarpon Springs. Purchase tickets at the door. A portion of the $7 admission will be donated to schools and clubs. May be too frightening for small children. Call (727) 437-2343.

Costume parade: Dress up, listen to Halloween stories and go trick-or-treating at 3 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free. Call (727) 562-4970.

East Lake Trunk or Treat: All pirates and princesses are invited for some treats 3-5 p.m. in the parking lot of East Lake United Methodist Church, 2801 East Lake Road. Participate in a contest for best-decorated trunk. Event includes a children's bounce house. The pumpkin patch will be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Call (727) 784-9250.

Witchstock 2009: A cross between Halloween and Woodstock, this event will be noon-midnight along Florida Avenue in downtown Palm Harbor and features costume contests for children, adults and pets, live music, lime-carving contest, psychic readings, and craft and food vendors. Call (727) 483-9210, e-mail info@thewitchsbrew.com or visit witchstock.com.

Dance party: Find out whodunit at a Murder Mystery Halloween dance party, 7-9 p.m. at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, in the Fountains Plaza, 34930 U.S 19, Palm Harbor. $10 per person, $7 if in costume. Call (727) 786-2224.

Free Trunk or Treat: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 407 S Saturn Ave., Clearwater, is hosting a trick-or-treating event in the church parking lot 4-6 p.m. Event includes a spooky garden and craft tables set up for fun. Call (727) 446-7718.

Kiwanis fall festival: The Kiwanis Club of Springtime City hosts its annual fall festival 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Celebration Station, 24546 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. $2 pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m.; free video games 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; unlimited rides 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for $7.99; a trick-or-treat golf trail noon-2 p.m.; and a costume contest. Call (727) 725-7549.

Halloween fun fest: Paint pumpkins, wear costumes and enjoy Halloween treats at 1 p.m. at East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road. Register by calling (727) 773-2665.

Halloween Happenings: This annual family event will be 5:30-10 p.m. in Dunedin's Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, and features carnival games, "Boo in the Zoo" for preschoolers, pony rides, storytelling, moonwalks, crafts, train rides, a costume contest, haunted hayride and haunted house. All activities require one to six tickets, at 50 cents each. Haunted house and hayride are $3 each. Call (727) 812-4545.

Halloween events around North Pinellas 10/30/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 30, 2009 6:54pm]

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