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Pinellas County Halloween events

Today

Trick or Treat at the Library: Dress up in your costume and be treated to candy. 3 p.m. Free. North Greenwood Library, 905 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970; www.clearwater-fl.com/CPL/index.asp.

Spooktacular For Kids: Children ages 12 and younger are invited to dress up, play games and go trick-or-treating at a free Halloween Spooktacular from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 669-1914.

Health-O-Ween: This free family-friendly health event with a Halloween twist includes health screenings (hearing and hand screenings), information on available health care services, costume contest for kids up to age 12, pumpkin decorating, face painting, jack-o'-lantern bean bag toss, miniature golf, spider ring toss and a duck pond matching game. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Bardmoor Outpatient Center, 8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. (727) 253-4183.

Dunedin Haunted House: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. $10 wristband; haunted house and hayride $5 additional each; parking $2. Highlander Park, Michigan Boulevard and Culbertson Avenue, Dunedin. (727) 812-4530; www.dunedin gov.com.

Rotary Haunted House: Check out the Dunedin Waterside Rotary Club's "Dunedin Death Row — A Prison Ward Gone Wrong" haunted house. It benefits the Dunedin for Youth Scholarship Fund to send area kids to camp. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 683-9920.

Oldsmar Halloween Carnival: Spooks come alive in the haunted house and there's games and hayrides both days. Friday only is a costume contest for kids up to age 12 and trick-or-treat candy. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Cypress Forest Recreation Center, 650 Pine Ave. N, Oldsmar. (813) 749-1260.

YMCA Haunted House Event: The North Pinellas Branch YMCA will host its seventh annual Haunted House event. Families can enjoy the "Not So Scary" Haunted House (6 to 7 p.m.) and the "Scary" Haunted House (7:30 to 9 p.m.), carnival games, prizes, night movie theater, face painting, candy, concessions and costume contests for ages 3 to 13. 6 to 9 p.m. $1 donation per person to tour haunted house. YMCA (North Pinellas), 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. (727) 772-9622.

Visit Haunted Houses: Jump on the shuttle for frightening haunts at five area haunted houses. The first stop is the Community Center for the Tarpon Springs Recreation Haunted House. Next, the shuttle takes you to downtown Tarpon Springs for three haunted houses by ScareCo.com. The final stop will be at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary. Tickets can be bought at the Community Center, the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce or online at Haunted ApeEscape.com. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $20. Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628.

ScareCo. Haunted Block: Tour three scary building with three different frightful haunted themes all within a few feet of each other. 7 to 11 p.m. $6 per house, $15 all three. ScareCo., E Tarpon Avenue and Hibiscus Street, Tarpon Springs. (727) 437-2343; www.scareco.com.

Second Annual Haunted Ape Escape: Stroll amongst the primate residents and other "creatures" on the Haunted Forest tour. 7 to 10 p.m. $4. Suncoast Primate Sanctuary, 4600 Alt. 19, Tarpon Springs. (727) 485-6663; www.HauntedApeEscape.com.

Asylum and Other Zombie Encounters: The Eckerd Theater Company presents a scary tale of a world suddenly infected with a disease causing the dead to come back to life. A screening of the film Night of the Living Dead follows. 7:30 p.m. $22, $15 with student ID. Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

The Bloody Butcher Bus: Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 8 and 10:30 p.m. $20. Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Suite 2096, Clearwater. (727) 667-4997; westfield.com/countryside.

Saturday

Wanda the Wacky Witch: A fast-paced Halloween-themed musical for children ages 4 to 12. 10 a.m. $10, $5 ages 12 and younger. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilson playhouse.org.

Halloween Dodgeball Tournament: The city of Largo Athletics Department will host a dodgeball tournament, "So Don't go Crying to Your Mummy." Coed teams with six to 10 players ages 18 and older only will show off their 5-D skills (dodge, dip, dive, duck and dodge). The Cultural Center's portico will be turned into a spooky lounge for awaiting victims, where teams can listen to music and purchase food and beverages. Halloween-themed uniforms or dodgeball-friendly "costumes" encouraged. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $75 per team. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 366-3910; www.LargoSports.com.

25th Annual Halloween Fun & Safety Fair: Includes a costume contest (12:30 p.m.), games with prizes, a safety fair, demonstrations by the Tarpon Springs Aquarium and police and fire departments, a jump house, DJ and spooky crafts. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission; food/beverages available for purchase. Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5628.

Paint a Pumpkin: You bring the pumpkin and the library provides paint and fun games. Costumes and preregistration required. 10:30 a.m. Free. East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 773-2665.

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration: Casa Tina's has expanded its Dia de Los Muertos celebration to a two-day event with a Catrina exhibition, ofrenda contest and community altar, children's activities, food and arts and crafts. Mariachi, Ballet Folklorico, latin jazz trio, kids crafts and pinatas, family parade (5:30 p.m.), Frida Kahlo lookalike contest (9 p.m.), dress up in your favorite Dia de Los Muertos outfit and march in a candlelight procession with 18-foot tall Frida and Diego puppets (10 p.m.). Noon to 11 p.m. Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. (727) 642-2523.

Witchstock 2010: Woodstock and Halloween meet in this festival with live music by the Defendants, Terry Premru and Rumorhazzitt, pet/children/adult costume contests, family- and pet-friendly psychic readings, food and craft vendors. Benefits Old Palm Harbor Main Street. 3 p.m. to midnight. Free. Oak Trail Books/Witch's Brew, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 483-9210; www.witchstock.com.

Trunk or Treat: Adults dress up in nonscary costumes and fill their decorated trunks full of goodies. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 407 S. Saturn Ave., Clearwater. (727) 446-7718.

Oktobierween! Organizers say this is the "beeriest Halloween Costume Party ever." Everyone wearing a costume gets a free beer! Prizes for best male and female costume. 5 p.m. Free. Lagerhaus Brewery & Grill, 3438 E Lake Business, Palm Harbor. (813) 343-2449; lagerhausbrewery.com.

Dunedin Haunted House: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. $10 wristband; haunted house and hayride $5 additional each; parking $2. Highlander Park, Michigan Boulevard and Culbertson Avenue, Dunedin. (727) 812-4530; www.dunedin gov.com.

Rotary Haunted House: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 683-9920.

Trunk and Treat: A family event with jump and bounce activities, snow cones, a costumed parade and trunk-and-treating for lots of candy. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Holiday Community Fellowship Church, 5144 Sunray Drive, Holiday. (727) 944-4773.

YMCA Haunted House Event: Families can enjoy the "Not So Scary" Haunted House (6 to 7 p.m.) and the "Scary" Haunted House (7:30 to 9 p.m.), carnival games, prizes, night movie theater, face painting, candy, concessions and costume contests for ages 3-13. 6 to 9 p.m. $1 donation per person to tour haunted house. YMCA (North Pinellas), 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor. (727) 772-9622.

Library's Haunted House: The library's Youth Advisory Board invites you to try to escape the "Creepy Hospital." Benefits the Youth Advisory Board for youth programs. 6 to 9 p.m. $1 donation. Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor.

Halloween Carnival: Free costumed trick-or-treating for kids, haunted hayrides and a haunted trail for bigger kids and adults. Snacks and concessions available. 6:30 p.m. Free ($1 hayrides, $2 haunted trail). Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. (727) 771-6000; www.phrec.org.

Second Annual Haunted Ape Escape: 7 to 10 p.m. $4. Suncoast Primate Sanctuary, 4600 Alt. 19, Tarpon Springs. Sponsor: Nick Ruiz. (727) 485-6663; www.HauntedApeEscape.com.

ScareCo. Haunted Block: 7 to 11 p.m. $6 per house, $15 all three. ScareCo., E Tarpon Ave. and Hibiscus St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 437-2343; www.scareco.com.

Halloween Party: Live tropical acoustic music by Michael Nichols and a costume contest. 7 to 11 p.m. No cover. Crabby Bill's (Beachwalk), 333 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. (727) 608-2065; www.crabbybills.com.

Halloween Hootenany: Guitarist and singer Dave Wladaver leads an old-fashioned sing-along with folk hits. 7:30 p.m. $12, $10 members/students. Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs. (727) 937-0686; ci.tarpon-springs.fl.us/tourism/heritage.htm.

Asylum and Other Zombie Encounters: 7:30 p.m. $22, $15 with student ID. Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Second Annual Halloween Howl Party: Costume prizes, live entertainment. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m. $10 per person. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. (727) 726-1161, ext 7100; safety harborresort.com.

Haunted Theatre Party: Costume contest, haunted theatre tours, games, a spooky dance competition. 7:30 p.m. $20. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

"Bella Swan's Prom: Vampires and Werewolf Fantasy Fest": Scariest and sexiest costume contest, and a concert by Carnival of Crue (Motley Crue tribute band) and Destroyer (Kiss tribute). 7:30 p.m. $12 advance, $16 at the door. Bottles Up Sport Bar and Grill, 873 E Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (813) 546-2547.

Joll'Oween Bash: JolliMon's Grill is hosting a Joll'Oween Bash. Adults only. 7:30 p.m. Jollimon's Grill I, 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. (727) 735-0498; www.JolliMons Grill.com.

Hallo-Swing: Make sure to wear a creative costume to this swing dance. 8 to 11 p.m. $9 advance, $10 day of. Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW, Largo. (727) 518-3131.

Shephard's Outbreak: Two-day party with music by the Untouchables, DJ Ray, Apt. 9 and VJ Kidd. 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. $7 (Florida residents), $10 (others) Saturday; $10 (general), $3 (hospitality industry) Sunday. Shephard's Beach Resort, 601 S Gulfview Blvd. No. 619, Clearwater. (727) 441-6875; shephards.com.

Halloween Bash: The Venue says it's "Tampa Bay's Largest Costume Party and Contest." 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Free before 10 p.m. The Venue, 2675 Ulmerton Road , Clearwater. (727) 571-2222; thevenueclub.com.

The Bloody Butcher Bus: Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 10:30 p.m. $20. Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Suite 2096, Clearwater. (727) 667-4997; westfield.com/countryside.

Sunday

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration: Noon to 5 p.m. Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. (727) 642-2523.

Trick or Treat at Westfield Countryside: Stores throughout the mall will be providing treats. And parents can win a $1,000 shopping spree. 3 to 5 p.m. Free. Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Suite 2096, Clearwater. (727) 796-1070; westfield.com/countryside.

Halloween Fun at the Library: Wear your costume and listen to Halloween stories and trick-or-treat in the library on the second floor. 3 p.m. Free. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970; myclearwater.com/cpl.

Ozona Palm Harbor Community Fall Festival: A safe place for kids to trick-or-treat with free candy, ice cream and food, fun games, face painting, cake walks, temporary tattoos, cookie crafts, dunking booth and more! Live music by local band Kings Highway. 4 to 6 p.m. Free admission. First Baptist Church Ozona/Palm Harbor, 610 Pennsylvania Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-3711.

Fall Festival: Games, prizes, a dunk tank, moon walk, fire trucks display and trick-or-treat candy. There's still time for photos and picking from the remaining pumpkins in the patch. 5 to 8 p.m. Free (pumpkins additional). First United Methodist Church (Tarpon Springs), 501 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. (727) 937-3271.

Joll'Oween Bash: All ages welcome. 6 p.m. Jollimon's Grill I, 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. (727) 735-0498; www.JolliMonsGrill.com.

Halloween 5K and costume contest: The Dunedin House of Beer will host a 1-mile and 5K run, awarding prizes for the most creative and outstanding costumes. Free beer at the finish line. 6 p.m. $25 registration. Dunedin House of Beer, 927 A Broadway, Dunedin. (727) 226-7223 ; www.active.com/running/dunedin-fl/dunedin-house-of-beer-5k-hob-gobln-halloween-5k-and-1-mile-2010.

ScareCo. Haunted Block: 7-11 p.m. $6 per house, $15 all three. ScareCo., E Tarpon Ave. and Hibiscus St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 437-2343; www.scareco.com.

Shephard's Outbreak: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. $7 (Florida residents), $10 (others) Saturday; $10 (general), $3 (hospitality industry) Sunday. Shephard's Beach Resort, 601 S Gulfview Blvd. No. 619, Clearwater. (727) 441-6875; shephards.com.

Chic a Boo 9: Daddy Ga Ga serves as host for this "Spooky Cool" annual Halloween party with dancing to DJ Blizz and a $1,200 cash prize and other prizes for best costume, group costume and emcee's favorite costume. Registration required by 9 p.m. 9 p.m. $7 cover. Chic-A-Boom Room, 319 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 736-5284; kellyschicaboom.com.

Pinellas County Halloween events 10/27/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:39pm]

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