News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 18, 2012

Organizations, venues offer up Halloween events, activities

The Tribune-Star

---- — Attend ‘Little Museum of Horrors’ Halloween Party

The Terre Haute Children’s Museum will be transformed into a not-so-scary building filled with ghostly fun, games and activities during the “Little Museum of Horrors” Halloween party from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27.

Children and the young at heart are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes for a night filled with kid-friendly Halloween entertainment.

Guests will get to participate in fun games and spooktacular crafts. Venture through the un-haunted tree house to discover a variety of Halloween-related creatures found in nature. There will even be a mad scientist performing eerie demonstrations. There will be a variety of activities available that the whole family can enjoy.

Admission to the “Little Museum of Horrors” Halloween party is $5 for members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and $10 for non-members.

Admission prices are for children ages 2 and older and adults. Children under 2 are free.

The museum also offers a variety of costumes that are perfect for Halloween and continued, imaginative pretend-play all year long in its Old National Bank Science Store inside the museum.

The museum, 727 Wabash Ave., is at Eighth Street and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute. For more information about the “Little Museum of Horrors” Halloween Party, museum membership or the Science Store, visit or, email or call 812-235-5548.

Monte Carlo Masquerade at The Ohio Building

Play casino-style games, dance to the music of Octane, bid on silent auction items, and enjoy appetizers and a cash bar during the Monte Carlo Masquerade from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 27 at The Ohio Building.

Costumes are not required, but are welcome. All proceeds remain in the Wabash Valley to serve the Council on Domestic Abuse’s mission of making a difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence.

Tickets are $40 each, or $300 for a package of eight.

For more information, visit or call 812-232-1736.

Masquerade Ball to benefit Toys for Tots

A Victorian/Renaissance Masquerade Ball to benefit Toys for Tots is scheduled 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 27 in Excalibur Banquet Hall at 212 W. National Ave. in West Terre Haute.

The event, titled Masque Of The Red Death Charity Ball, will feature entertainment by DJ Gigante and drinks provided by Ambrosini’s in Terre Haute.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, if available.

This event will have security.

For more information visit

Temple of Terror at Zorah Shrine

A haunted Halloween costume party, Temple of Terror, is scheduled 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 27 in Zorah Shrine Temple at 420 N. Seventh St.

Brad Anderson & FanFare will provide music. Cost is $20 per person and includes appetizers and snacks. A cash bar will be provided. Proceeds will benefit the Zorah Shriners.

For more details call 812-232-8233.

A night of spooky fun coming up at Masquerade at the Hall

The Harlan Hall Entertainment Committee is planning a night of spooky fun and enjoyment on Oct. 26 at Harlan Hall, 603 Locust Street in Marshall, Ill.

Masquerade at the Hall will include DJ music and dancing, cash prizes for the top three costumes, food and fun treats, a 50/50 raffle and a cash bar. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. CDT, and the DJ plays from 8 to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and include food and snacks served buffet style. Call Ken at (217) 826-2498.

Harlan Hall is a restored 1872 historic building originally built to house a livery stable on the first floor and an opera house on the second. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a locally significant building associated with the important grassroots trend in American culture and entertainment history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Harlan Hall is currently being used as a community center and special event venue.

Proceeds from the event will be used to help bring other quality entertainment to Harlan Hall.

Toyota of Terre Haute plans Trunk or Treat

Toyota of Terre Haute is planning its second annual Trunk or Treat event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. The community is invited for a free and frightful evening of Halloween activities, with lots of candy and prizes. Bring a decorated trunk for family friendly and safe trick-or-treating, or compete in the costume and pumpkin carving contests. For more information visit Facebook at Toyota of Terre Haute or call 812-299-8371 ext. 103.

Toyota of Terre Haute is 3.5 miles south of Interstate 70 on U.S. 41.

Sign up now to participate in City of Marshall’s Trunk or Treat

The Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat event at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 27 in conjunction with the city-sponsored Downtown Frolic in Marshall, Ill.

Members of the community are encouraged to dress in costume and decorate the trunk or back of their vehicles to provide a safe family environment for trick-or-treaters.

Participants will pass out candy from their trunks for one hour on South Sixth Street between Archer Avenue and Locust Street.

For more information contact Jennifer Bishop at the Marshall Chamber office at 217-826-2034. Registration deadline to participate is Tuesday.

Lieber State Recreation Area Gobble-uns Weekend this Saturday, Sunday

Lieber State Recreation Area will host Gobble-uns Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Activities will take place at the campground entrance. In case of rain, some programs may be moved to the hilltop shelter.

Saturday activities include:

• Hayrides from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.; cost is $1 per person; meet at the campground parking lot.

• Pumpkin decorating with markers at 10 a.m.; cost is $1 per pumpkin.

• Leaf printing T-shirts at noon; bring your own shirt.

• Pumpkin rolling contest at 1 p.m.

• Decorate a trick-or-treat bag at 2 p.m.

• Halloween crafts at 3 p.m.; one per child.

• Trick-or-treating in the campground from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

• Campsite decorating contest judging at 6:30 p.m.; winners announced at 7.

On Sunday, hayrides will be available from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $1 per person, and participants should meet at the campground parking lot.

The standard entrance fee of $5 for in-state vehicles and $7 for out-of-state vehicles will be charged.

Lieber State Recreation Area is at 1317 W. Lieber Road, Suite 1, Cloverdale, IN 46120.

Youth invited to College’s Trick or Treat at the Trail

Youth are invited to trick-or-treat in a safe atmosphere at the 11th annual Trick or Treat at the Trail Oct. 25 at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill.

The college will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. for public trick-or-treating in its three main buildings. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free.

Youth in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade are also invited to participate in the college’s Halloween coloring contest. Entries, to be displayed at the Oct. 25 event, are available at LTC and area schools. The deadline to submit entries to LTC Community Service is Friday. Prizes will be delivered the week of Oct. 22.

The event is co-sponsored by the Lincoln Trail College Foundation, with donations, candy and booths provided by area businesses. Food will be available for purchase in the college cafeteria.

For more information call 618-544-8657. Also visit LTC at or

Campground plans Haunted Trail

Horseshoe Lakes/Thousand Trails campground is planning a Haunted Trail from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 27.

The fee is $10 per car load.

Visitors to the haunted trail will start with ghost stories around a bonfire at the Family Center, take a hayride to the beginning of the Haunted Trail, walk the 1/2 mile of the trail with a guide, and take a hayride back to the Family Center/bonfire area.

Small children that may be too scared to walk through the Haunted Trail can stay at the Family Center with a responsible adult and participate in some crafts like pumpkin painting and watch a kids movie. The Snack Shack will be open, serving hot chocolate or coffee, soda, nachos with cheese, pretzels with cheese, corn dogs and popcorn.

Inclement weather could affect the event. For more information call 765-832-2487 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The campground is between Clinton and St. Bernice on Geneva Hills Road (County Road 1300). The physical address is 12962 S. 225 W. Clinton, Indiana 47842. Look for the a big “Thousand Trails” sign at the entrance to the park.

Clinton Library offers fall activities for kids, teens, adults

Activities for all ages will take place this fall at the Clinton Public Library, starting with a Young Adult Craft Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Teens and adults are invited to make a Halloween decoration, as shown on the YA Department’s Facebook page. Another Craft Day on Nov. 10 will feature a fall harvest decoration.

There is no charge for the crafts, but advance registration, by phone or in person, is recommended, to guarantee enough supplies.

The Children’s Department will stage its annual “Bats and Boo…ks” celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25. Children are invited to come in costume for a night of not-so-scary stories. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and are asked to bring one carved or decorated pumpkin per family, to be judged as funniest, scariest, prettiest, most creative and most unusual.

There will be a costume contest as well, along with a movie, crafts and treats.  

The Young Adult Department Halloween Party takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 with a movie, games and refreshments. Costumes are encouraged but not required.