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Pasco churches host Halloween, fall events — minus the fright

If haunted houses give you the creeps but you love pumpkin picking, check out these Halloween events at Pasco County churches. Festivals and trunk-or-treats offer fun, minus the scare factor. Just remember, if you decide to go, avoid gory or frightening costumes.

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First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey, 5901 Indiana Ave., will host a free Family Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include face painting, activities, hayrides, a bounce house and a labyrinth. Marshmallow roasts will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 29. Trunk-or-treat will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. The church also operates a pumpkin patch during the season from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit fumcnpr.com or call (727) 842-7674.

Generations Christian Church, 1540 Little Road, Trinity, will celebrate fall with Trinity Fest, a weekend filled with activities Oct. 27 to 30. A midway carnival will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28, from 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29 and from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30, featuring food trucks and rides. Cost is $1 a ride Oct. 27, $20 for a wristband Oct. 28 and 29 and $15 for a wristband Oct. 30. There will also be a 5K and kids fun run Oct. 29. The 5K begins at 8 a.m.; registration begins at 6 a.m. A free community expo featuring face painting and activities will follow from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29. Trunk-or-treat will conclude the festivities from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30. For information, visit generationscc.com.

Hope Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., Hudson, invites the public to trunk-or-treat from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Oct. 27. Come dressed in your Halloween best. For information, call (727) 863-6446.

Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, invites the public to pick pumpkins at the church patch open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. Visit faithumchudson.org/news/pumpkin.

Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, will host trunk-or-treat at 4 p.m. Saturday. For information, visit www.discoveralc.com.

Heritage Church, 1854 Oak Grove Blvd., Lutz, will host Boo Bash "Light the Night" Halloween alternative event at 6 p.m. Oct. 31. The free event will include candy, inflatables, games and other activities. For information, visit yesheritage.com.

Harvester United Methodist Church, 2432 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, will host a pumpkin patch daily through Oct. 30. For information, visit harvesterumc.org.

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson, will host a free Halloween Celebration and Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 29, with carnival games, balloons, a bounce house, clowns, face painting and trunk-or-treat, as well as other surprises. Wear Halloween costumes. Refreshments and free hot dogs will be available. For information, call (727) 863-5646.

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Covenant Christian Church, 6814 Indiana Ave., New Port Richey, will host an arts and crafts festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5. The event will include vendors, live entertainment and a blood drive. For information, call (727) 842-4566.

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson, will host a sale at its thrift shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout October. The sale will include name-brand clothing, handbags and other items. For information, call (727) 237-9980. A fall festival will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 29. For information, call (727) 863-5646.

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, New Port Richey, will host a fundraiser for A Child's Hope, an organization benefiting foster children, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. For information, visit faithnpr.org.

Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey, will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

Pasco churches host Halloween, fall events — minus the fright 10/18/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:18pm]
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