Wednesday, June 20, 2018
News Roundup

Halloween events in Pasco County

Family fun

Haunted house: A free sneak peek of the Haunted House on U.S. 41 is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The attraction is open 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and admission is $1. Some scenes may be too intense for young children. For information, call (813) 929-1229.

Haunted Festival: This fest features a haunted house, hay rides, games, bounce houses and snacks from 5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the San Antonio Civic Center, 11609 Boys Village Drive. Proceeds benefit AIM, a nonprofit youth theater organization in Pasco County. For information, call (813) 748-0138.

Trunk or Treat party: 6-8 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. Features prizes for best decorated car and costume, plus refreshments and games. Admission is a nonperishable food item. For information, call (727) 597-3652.

Fright Night: The Filipino American Social Club's costume party potluck is from 6-11 p.m. Saturday at the Regency Park Civic Center, 10240 Regency Park Blvd., Port Richey. Members and nonmembers of all ages are invited. Includes music and dancing, costume contests for kids and adults, plus door prizes, raffles and games. Bring a dish to share, and nonperishable food items and toiletries to be donated to the homeless during the holiday season. $12 for nonmembers, $10 for members, free for kids 13 and younger. For tickets, call (727) 376-3680.

For grown-ups

Halloween Fling Costume Party: Features entertainment, food and prizes for best costume. 5-10 p.m. Saturday at Elks Lodge 2284, 7201 Congress St., New Port Richey. $10. For information or tickets, call (727) 846-8012.

Halloween party: The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Holiday Post 10167 has planned a Halloween party for 3 p.m. Sunday at the post, 4619 Bartelt Road, Holiday. Shepherd's pie, salad and dessert will be served at 4 p.m. Features dancing to music by T.K. plus prizes for the three best costumes. $6. For information, call (727) 938-5977.

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