B.Y.O.P.: Bring your own pumpkin to "Ladies Night Pumpkin Painting" with Stacy Roth of Harbor Arts 6-9 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History, 329 Bayshore Blvd., Oldsmar. Paint supplied, bring your own carving tools. Cost is $15 and includes wine and cheese. Call (727) 726-1668.
Spooktacular evening: This party features trick-or-treating, magic show, tarot card readings, a tribute to the Rocky Horror Picture Show and food and drink for all 6-8 p.m. at Clearwater Center, 1270 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 443-7639.
Halloween event: Features a graveyard, clown room, mad scientist room and more 7-9:30 p.m. today and Friday at the Tarpon Springs gymnasium and Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. $3. Haunted house not recommended for children 8 and younger. Call (727) 942-5628.
Going ape: The Haunted Ape Escape, presented by the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary and the Tarpon Springs Business Alliance, will take place today through Sunday. The fundraiser, held after regular hours, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the sanctuary, 4600 Alt. U.S. 19, Palm Harbor, includes scary scenes and props along a Halloween trail, food and goodies. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $4 and available at the gate. For information, log onto: www.suncoastprimate.org.
Halloween In The Park XI: "Terrors Through Time," a safe alternative to trick-or-treating, will be 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Honeymoon Island State Park, at the west end of Curlew Road (State Road 580), Dunedin with tours, games, food and fun. $10 per carload includes 10 free game tickets. Call (727) 469-5492 or visit www.floridastateparks.org.
Fun for all: North Pinellas Branch YMCA of the Suncoast will host its fifth annual "Not So Scary Haunted House" for all ages 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 4550 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor with a costume contest, carnival games, candy and prizes. Free. Call (727) 772-9622.
Judgement House: An eight-scene, interactive walk-through drama about four individuals who don't know they have only 59 minutes to live. Audience members walk through heaven and hell 7-10 p.m. Friday, and 2-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, 110 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. May not be appropriate for ages 10 and younger. $5 per person. Call (727) 441-1581 ext, 141 or visit www.59minutestolive.com.
Halloween carnival: A haunted hayride and trail, trick-or-treating and crafts for all ages at Palm Harbor Community Center's fifth annual Halloween carnival, 6:30-9 p.m. at 1500 16th St. Refreshments available. Call (727) 771-6000.
Free fun & safety fair: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs gymnasium and Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave., featuring a costume contest, Chinese Lion Dance demo, health and safety information, police canine unit, and games. Free cookies and lemonade. Call (727) 943-3600.
Halloween event: Spooktacular costume contest and Halloween festival 1-3 p.m. at Largo Mall, at Ulmerton Road and Seminole Blvd. with trick or treating, DJ, games, balloons and face painting. Visit www.largomall.com.
Free ski show: The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team will perform a special Halloween show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 1 on Tower Lake off Douglas Road in Oldsmar. Concessions available or bring your own picnic. For directions and team information, visit www.tampawaterski.com.
Family Halloween fun: Come in costume to the 14th Annual Halloween Spooktacular 4 p.m.-10 p.m. in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, with a trick-or-treat path, inflatables, slides, games, activities and concessions, teen area, circus arts performers and more. Wristbands are required for most activities at the following costs: $5 in advance w/ Largo Rec Card; $6 in advance w/out Largo Rec Card; $7 at event. No pets, coolers or alcohol permitted. Call (727) 587-6775 or visit www.largoevents.com.
Poppin' pumpkins: Bring a small pumpkin to decorate for the season using markers and stickers 10:45-11:45 a.m. or make a coffee filter flower wreath 1-2 p.m. at East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road. All ages welcome, registration is required. Call (727) 773-2665.
A "haunting" evening: Halloween fun for all ages 5:30-10 p.m. at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, includes haunted hayrides, a moonwalk, train and pony rides, food, snacks,. Proceeds benefit the "Dunedin For Youth Fund." Call (727) 812-4530.
"Trunk or Treat": All pirates and princesses are invited to grab some treats from decorated trunks, enjoy a bounce house and tour the pumpkin patch 4-7 p.m. at East Lake United Methodist Church, 2801 East Lake Road. Call (727) 784-9250.