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Halloween happenings in Pasco

If you're looking for some Halloween fun, there are plenty of events this year to delight princesses and goblins alike.

For the kids

OCT. 24

Halloween in the Park, a free outdoor carnival with games for children up to age 16, takes place 7 to 9 p.m. at Shady Hills Community Center, 15840 Greenglen Lane, (727) 856-7831. There also will be an indoor deejay party for older ghouls aged 11 to 16.

Spooktacular, a free outdoor carnival with games and refreshments, takes place 6 to 9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson, (727) 861-3033.

OCT. 24-25

• Scream Acres, featuring a haunted house, haunted trail and other scenes for visitors age 16 and up, will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Road, New Port Richey. This free event will also feature musicians, dance and performing arts groups. For more information call (727) 942-7439.

Halloween in the Woods, featuring kiddie games, hayrides, pony rides, face painting and an expanded "Spooky Trail" that will live up to the name, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, on Salt Springs Road behind Sears at Gulfview Square Mall in Port Richey. Costume contest at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 for kids age 12 and under. Admission $2 adults, $1 for kids 12 and under, with small additional fees for games, food and rides. For information e-mail Linda at kftracey@verizon.net, call park manager Toby Brewer at (727) 816-1890 or visit www.saltspringsalliance.com.

OCT. 25

• Kids Party, hosted by Pasco Pediatric Foundation, will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Monster Mini Golf, 6431 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey, (727) 849-4653. Come for fun, games and food; costumes are encouraged. Admission: $10, includes glow-in-the-dark golf games, food and prizes. For information call Shannon at (727) 480-6285 or visit pascokids.org.

Free carnival with games, refreshments, clowns, face painting, costume contest and music will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson, (727) 863-5646.

October Fun Fest, with games, prizes, deejay and a small haunted house for children 12 and younger, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the New Port Richey Recreation Complex, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. Event is free, but please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Volunteer Way food bank.

OCT. 31

A Halloween party providing safe trick-or-treating for children up to eighth grade will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sugarplum First Class Pre-School, 7800 New York Ave., Hudson, (727) 869-2598.

For the grownups

OCT. 25

• 6 p.m. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson, (727) 863-2520. Free admission, food available for purchase. Prizes for the best costumes. Music by Sweet Charlie.

• 7 p.m. VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton St., Spring Hill, (727) 856-1860.

• 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Adults Monster Bash. Pasco Pediatric Foundation's Monster Mini Golf Bash at 6431 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey, (727) 849-4653. Reservations required. Cost: $100 for two. Call Kristina Stream (727) 869-3975.

OCT. 31

• 10 a.m. Halloween bingo. Eagles Aerie 3153, 5446 Leisure Lane, New Port Richey, (727) 847-1090.

• 5 p.m. Costume dinner dance. Farrell Knights of Columbus, 2040 Grand Blvd., Holiday, (727) 934-8025. Cost: $11; dance only, $5. Music by Mario DeLeon.

• 5 p.m. Costume contest and dinner. American Legion Post 79, Veterans and Legion Way, New Port Richey, (727)842-8387. Fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Music from 7 to 10 p.m.

• 5 p.m. Dinner dance, with prizes for best costume. Father Ullrich Knights of Columbus, 5850 Knights of Columbus Drive, Port Richey, (727) 848-6566. Music by Triple Play. Cost: $12; dance only, $5.

• 5 p.m. Halloween dinner. Elks Lodge 2284, 7201 Congress St., New Port Richey (727) 849-5192. Cost: $10. Prizes for best costume. Music by Joey D.

• 7 p.m. Halloween bingo. VFW Holiday Post 10167, 4619 Bartelt Road, Holiday, (727) 942-3932.

NOV. 1

• 4 p.m. Halloween party. Larry Tawney Memorial VFW Post 4412, 9734 Dick St., Hudson, (727) 697-1602. Prizes for best costumes. Spaghetti and meatballs dinner at 6 p.m. for $6. Delta Aces Band from 6 to 10 p.m.

Halloween happenings in Pasco 10/07/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:10pm]
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