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Halloween events planned throughout Hernando County

The following Halloween celebrations are planned:

• Wild n' Wicked Nights, 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Includes Freak Show, performed by the Weeki Wachee mermaids; costume and scream contests; hayrides; a pirates quest for the Fountain of Youth; a carnival; a bazaar; the "Final Destination Tour" (bus/boat ride); haunted mazes; a haunted forest, and a presentation of The House of Horrors by John Leggio. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 592-5656.

• Sons of Italy Friendship Lodge 2728 Halloween Dinner Dance, 6 p.m. Oct. 22, Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., Hudson. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., dancing to Marty and the Nice Guys will follow. Costumes are optional. Tickets are $18 per person. Call Charlotte, (352) 688-9637, or Doreen, (352) 686-7479.

• Filipino American Social Club's Halloween Fright Night "Spooktacular," 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 22, New Lakes and Regency Park Hall, 8330 Civic Drive, Port Richey. There will be a DJ, raffles, games and prizes for best costumes. Bring a dish to share. The cost is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers; children 13 and younger admitted free. Call Lani Knapp, (813) 996-4758; Brenda Madery, (352) 942-9199, or Lucia Rodgers, (352) 345-0116.

• Trunk or Treat, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St., Brooksville. Includes a band, inflatable games, hayrides and treats such as popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs, chips, cookies and soft drinks, as well as candy. The event will also feature a mobile theater in the parking lot of the Methodist School Center that will include games such as laser tag. Armbands to participate in all games and activities cost $5. The cost for food and drinks is $3. Call (352) 796-3363.

• Hernando Heritage Museum's Haunted House and Halloween Bash, 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28-29, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. All ages are invited for the annual Halloween bash and haunted house. The event includes fireside stories, a marshmallow roast, a palm reader, children's games and face painting. Food and drinks will be available. The haunted house tours are not recommended for young children. Call (352) 799-0129.

• Spring Hill Domino Club Halloween Party, 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 28, 15120 County Line Road, Spring Hill. There will be a costume contest and a cash bar will be available. Admission is $3 per person. Call (352) 346-6337 or (352) 585-8238, or send e-mail to springhilldominoclub@yahoo.com.

• The Arc Nature Coast Halloween Dance, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28, Arc Nature Coast Education Center, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Includes door prizes, a DJ and food. Prizes will be awarded for scariest, funniest and most original costumes. Admission is $3.50 per person. Call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or send e-mail to nstubbs@thearc-naturecoast.org.

• Haunted Tram Rides at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. There will be a children's haunted house, a costume contest, clowns, face painting, souvenirs, refreshments and games, such as the Sorcerer's Bouncy House, a 25-foot climbing wall and a 15-foot dry slide. Refreshments include food, cold drinks, popcorn and other treats. Cost for the tram ride is $5 for ages 13 and older, and $3 for children 12 and younger. The Haunted Jungle is $2, the climbing wall is $5 and the bouncy house and 15-foot slide are $2 each. For information, call weekdays at (352) 628-5343.

• Horror High, 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 29, Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The high school will be transformed into 11 scare zones with six main characters. Regular admission is $10; a "slash-pass" is $15, which allows guests to cut the line. Call (352) 797-7010.

• Haunted Hayride and Trails, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29, Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Admission to the park is $3 per vehicle. Call (352) 793-4781.

• Regency Oaks Civic Association's Adult Halloween Costume Party, 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. Includes Halloween doo-wop and oldies music, as well as traditional party music provided by DJ Rich "The Music Hitman." There will be door prizes. Guests should bring snacks for their table. Desserts, ice and coffee will be provided. Tickets are $7 and must be purchased by Oct. 22 (no tickets sold at the door). Call Joyce at (352) 597-1405, Shirley at (352) 597-2988 or Terry at (352) 596-9213.

• Heather Property Owners Association Halloween Dinner Show, 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Featuring singer/comic/impressionist John Timpanelli. Tickets are $22. Call (352) 596-5028.

• Friends of Crystal River Preserve's Haunted Halloween, 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28-29, Crystal River Preserve State Park, State Park Street, Crystal River. Includes a Terrifying Tram Tour, pirate boat ride and a Zombie House for teens and adults for $5. A free children's Halloween party is 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 for ages 11 and younger. The party will include pumpkin decorating, games, a costume contest and a free hot dog. Call (352) 563-0450.

• Trail of Treats, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building A, 10051 Country Road, north of Weeki Wachee. Includes inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn and candy. Admission is free. Call (352) 596-1388.

• Trick-or-Treating at Forest Oaks of Spring Hill, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, 8055 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Parents and children can go door to door for treats. For information, call Mona at (352) 683-3323.

• Shiloh Problem Solvers present Trunk-A-Treat, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, South Brooksville Community Center, 601 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville. Vendors are welcome to participate. RSVP to Maria by Oct. 21 at (352) 540-6005.

• Harvest Fest, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Christian Life Assembly of God, 13065 Jacqueline Road, Spring Hill. Includes games, inflatable activities, a maze, a dunk tank, hayrides, food, clowns, candy and prizes. There will also be a drawing for door prizes. Free admission. Preregistration for the event will be accepted Oct. 24-28. Call (352) 597-1139.

• Trunk-or-Treat, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville. Includes candy, games, hayrides, bounce castles, hot dogs, soda, popcorn and snow cones. Free. Call (352) 796-8331.

• Haunted House, 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 31, 2322 Meadow Lark Road, Spring Hill. Free.

• Boy Scout Troop 442 Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call (352) 686-4612.

• Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Buy Back, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5, Wexler Orthodontics, 1222 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Get paid $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds) for unopened Halloween candy. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude in Van Nuys, Calif., which ships holiday packages to U.S. troops in war zones overseas. Visitors may also bring a thank-you letter or a picture to send to the soldiers. Call Wendy at (352) 688-0331.

Halloween events planned throughout Hernando County 10/14/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 14, 2011 9:17pm]
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