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What: City of Terre Haute trick-or-treating
When: Through 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
What: Free family fun with trick-or-treating and a parade
When: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Honey Creek Mall, participating stores in the mall
Note: Enter at any mall entrance and visit participating stores for candy and treats. Additional information on event specifics can be found at HoneyCreekMall.com.
What: Halloween Book Give-away
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Main and West branches of the Vigo County Public Library
Note: Costumed kids are invited to stop by for the best treat — a new book.
What: Halloween light show set to music
When: From dusk to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and dusk to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday.
Where: 2242 Washington Ave. (23rd and Washington streets)
Note: Lights move to the music of nine songs with a minute break in between. Donations are appreciated; a barrel will be available for nonperishable food items for 14th and Chestnut Community Center.
What: “A Haunting on Westfield,” haunted garage
When: 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
Where: 2 miles west of West Vigo High School on Sarah Myers Drive in Westfield Subdivision; look for the signs.
Note: The haunt is in its fourth year. This is a free haunted house, however donations for the junior class at West Vigo High School are appreciated. All children are given a treat even if they choose not to walk through the haunt.
What: Castle Lorey
Where: 1815 S. 29th St.
When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
Note: The haunt is free and is mainly for ages 1-16. Parents are always welcome.
What: The Sophomore-Freshman Leadership Council from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will be hosting a Children’s Halloween Bash.
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: LeFer Hall at SMWC.
Note: Children’s games and trick-or-treating are part of the festivities.
What: An outside “yard haunt” and trick-or-treating destination that will include animatronic characters, interactive props, a graveyard, an electric chair, a 10-foot-tall animatronic grim reaper, fog machines, strobe lights, lights synchronized to music, and several actors in costume.
Where: 1924 S. Seventh St.
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
Note: All are welcome, but only those in costume will receive candy.
What: Shattered Nightmares Haunted House
Where: 1011 Third Ave. (the building will be lit up in green lights)
This is our third year and we have changed a lot and added many new scares.
When: 7 p.m. to midnight today through Sunday and again on Wednesday.
Note: Admission is $8.
What: Monte Carlo Masquerade
When: 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday
Where: The Ohio Building
Tickets: $40 each, or a package of eight for $300
Note: Play casino-style games, dance to the music of Octane, bid on silent auction items and enjoy appetizers and a cash bar. Costumes are not required, but are welcome. All proceeds remain in the Wabash Valley to serve the Council on Domestic Abuse. For more information, visit www.codaterrehaute.org or call 812-232-1736.
When: Through Nov. 10
Where: A Place in Time Event Venue
Note: For more information call 812-240-9588 or email email@example.com.
What: Yard haunt
Where: 811 E. Southport Drive
What: Haunted Happenings
Where: Deming Park
When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Note: Take a haunted train or hayride for $2 per person. Glo products and fall treats will be available for purchase. For more information contact the Torner Community Center at 812-232-0147.
What: Halloween laser show at planetarium
Where: Allen Memorial Planetarium at Terre Haute South Vigo High School
When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for age 12 and younger.
Note: Doors will open 30 minutes before the show. Proceeds from the show will support the programming at the planetarium. For more information contact Holly Hudson at 812-462-4272.
What: Shadow Asylum Haunted House
When: 7 p.m. to midnight Friday through Sunday
Where: 949 N. 10th St.
What: Frightmares Haunted House
When: Friday, Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Where: 688 A St. NW, off Indiana 54 in Linton (across from Pizza Villa)
Note: Kid-friendly trick-or-treating will be offered before the haunted house opens Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information visit www.LintonFrightmares.com.
What: Montezuma Park Board will host Ray Bockhold Memorial “Pranks in the Park”
When: From 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday
Where: Reeder Park, Washington Street in Montezuma
Note: Cost is $5 per person and includes a haunted or unhaunted hayride, a meal and drink.
What: Phoenix Asylum Haunted House
When: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Auto Complex Building, across from York Chevrolet, west of Brazil on U.S. 40.
Note: Cost is $7; proceeds will benefit cancer patient Jenni Watson.
What: The Sullivan County Community Hospital Foundation Monster Dash 5K/3K/2 Mile Walk
Where: On the Sullivan County Community Hospital Campus, 2200 N. Section St.
Note: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K/2 Mile at 9 a.m. and the 3K at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costume for adults and children, top male and top female in the race as well as the top performers in each age group. Door prizes and refreshments will be available. For more information visit wvrr.org/new/entryforms/2012/monstersullivan.pdf.
What: The YMCA of Clay County Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run and Family Fun Night
When: Saturday (6:30 p.m. race time)
Where: YMCA, Indiana 59, north of Brazil
Note: Chili will be served in the community room from 4 to 6 p.m. by the “Chili Witch.” T-shirts and race numbers for all runners may be picked up the day of the race from 5 to 6:15 p.m. The number of T-shirts will be limited. The first 100 runners will receive medals. Awards for best male, female and couple costumes will be given out. All proceeds will go toward purchasing fitness equipment. Visit wvrr.org/new/entryforms/2012/ccmd.pdf.
What: 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.
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday
Note: Children and the young at heart are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes for a night filled with kid-friendly Halloween entertainment. Admission is $5 for members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and $10 for non-members. Call 812-235-5548.
What: Masquerade Ball to benefit Toys for Tots
When: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday
Where: Excalibur Banquet Hall, 212 W. National Ave., West Terre Haute.
Note: 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.
What: Temple of Terror at Zorah Shrine (costume party)
When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday
Where: Zorah Shrine Temple, 420 N. Seventh St.
Note: 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.
What: Masquerade at the Hall
When: 7:30 p.m. CDT Friday
Where: Harlan Hall, 603 Locust St., Marshall, Ill.
Note: 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. Tickets are $10 and include food and snacks served buffet style. Call Ken at (217) 826-2498.
What: Toyota of Terre Haute Trunk or Treat
When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Toyota of Terre Haute is 3.5 miles south of Interstate 70 on U.S. 41.
Note: 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.
What: Marshall Trunk or Treat (in conjunction with the city-sponsored Downtown Frolic in Marshall, Ill.)
When: 6:15 p.m. Saturday
Where: South Sixth Street between Archer Avenue and Locust Street
Note: For more information call 217-826-2034.
What: Trick or Treat at the Trail
When: 4 to 7 p.m. today
Where: Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill.
Note: The college will be open for public trick-or-treating in its three main buildings. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free.
What: Campground Haunted Trail
Where: Horseshoe Lakes/Thousand Trails campground (12962 S. 225 West, Clinton)
When: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday
Note: 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 can participate in crafts and activities. The fee is $10 per car load.
What: “Bats and Boo…ks” celebration
When: 6 to 8 p.m. today
Where: Clinton Public Library
Note: Children are invited to come in costume for a night of not-so-scary stories. Guests 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.
What: Young Adult Department Halloween Party
When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Clinton Public Library
Note: There will be a movie, games and refreshments. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
What: Howl at the Moon (10K night trail run)
When: Beginning at 6:30 p.m. CDT Saturday (spook walk begins at 7:30 p.m., the 10K run at 8)
Where: Mill Creek Park, west of Marshall, Ill.
Note: A one-mile spook walk is planned for the timid. For those who choose to run in Halloween costumes, there will be awards for the best male and female costume. An awards ceremony, refreshments and entertainment will be at the finish line. Visit clarkcountyparkdistrict.com or call (217) 889-3901 for more information.
Trunk or treats
What: Trunk or Treat
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Full Gospel Assembly of God, 7205 N. Clinton Road
Note: There will be candy, prizes, face painting and a hayride. The event is open to all ages and free to the community. Drinks (hot chocolate, cider, water) will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to the Full Gospel Building Fund. For more information call the church office at (812) 234-5020.
What: Trunk or Treat
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Union Christian Church, 5350 E. Hulman Drive
Note: For more information call 812-877-1187.
What: Trunk or Treat
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: South Campus of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 3050 Davis Drive.
Note: A meal will be served that includes hot dogs, chips and dessert. The event will benefit the 14th and Chestnut Community Center with donations of new socks and underwear. Donations will also be accepted through voting for your favorite pumpkin at the pumpkin decorating contest to benefit the center’s “Keep the Fires Burnin’ fund” to help offset heating costs.
What: Trunk or Treat
When: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: North Campus of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave.
Note: Treats will be given to participants and a free short-menu dinner will be served in the church. In case of inclimate weather, treats will be distributed inside.
TERRE HAUTE —
What: City of Terre Haute trick-or-treating
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Schedule of Events
‘Someday at Christmas’ with Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack coming to ISU Dec. 11
Sandy Hackett’s famous Rat Pack is coming to Terre Haute to ring in a swingin’ holiday season with its critically acclaimed show “Someday at Christmas.”
Hailed as “extremely strong and hugely entertaining,” “Someday at Christmas” blends the classic charisma of the golden age of Las Vegas with some of Ron Miller’s greatest Christmas hits.
Community Theatre offers up family show ‘Babes in Toyland’ in December
Community Theatre of Terre Haute celebrates the season with the holiday musical, “Babes in Toyland,” based on the operetta by Victor Herbert & Glen MacDonough. It opens this Friday and continues through the weekend.
‘Celebrate the Holidays’ Dec. 7 with Terre Haute Symphony and Solly Burton
Two-time Winfield National Mandolin Champion Solly Burton will play popular carols with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Tilson Auditorium. The program also will include the Rose-Hulman Chorus, directed by Daniel Tryon. Mayor Duke Bennett will narrate the Clement C. Moore classic poem, "‘Twas the Night Before Christmas," while the orchestra plays.
Christmas Chocolate Sale coming up Dec. 12, 13
The Paris Community Hospital Volunteers will host their annual Christmas South Bend Co. chocolate sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13, near the FMC rotunda entrance.
Kiwanis annual ornament sale begins Dec. 6; find them around town
The third annual Kiwanis Club ornament sale will take place in December at various locations. This is one of three major fundraisers the club runs to raise money to pay for its projects.
‘Everyday Earth’ program to enhance NASA Exhibit in December at Marshall library
Holly Hudson, director of Allen Memorial Planetarium in Terre Haute, will present “Everyday Earth Phenomenon in the Universe” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Marshall (Ill.) Public Library. This program is intended to enhance the traveling NASA science exhibit, “Here, There, and Everywhere: Science through Analogy, Near and Far,” which is on display at the library for the public through Dec. 30.
Christmas in Parke County Dec. 6-8
Celebrate Christmas in Parke County at the following locations:
Dec. 7 Rockville home tour among holiday activities in Parke County
The Art Gallery in Rockville’s annual home tour will feature styles of architecture from the early 1800s to present. The tour will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Many renovations have been completed on the homes to adapt to modern living, but the main character of the houses remain.
- Concert listings: Dec. 5, 2013
Lunsford to sign copies of ‘A Windy Hill Almanac’ Dec. 8
Local writer Mike Lunsford will be signing copies of his newest book, “A Windy Hill Almanac,” this Saturday at the Vigo County Library and Kadel’s Hallmark in Terre Haute. The author will be at the library as part of its “Author Accolades” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and will sign at Kadel’s Hallmark at North Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Theater listings: Dec. 5, 2013
River City highlights pen and ink artist in December
River City Art Association and the Vigo County Public Library are showcasing artwork by Mike Bender of Terre Haute throughout December in the library at Seventh and Poplar streets.
Window shop on Wabash Dec. 8 at Historical Museum
The Vigo County Historical Museum is offering an opportunity to “magically” window shop on Wabash Avenue. The past will come to life in this year’s holiday exhibit called “Christmas on Wabash Avenue,” which will feature two large department store windows decorated as those which attracted shoppers for so long.
Red’s Rockin’ Christmas Show Dec. 12 at VU
Tickets are on sale now for Red’s Rockin’ Christmas Show on Dec. 12 at Vincennes University’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The evening features a 7:30 p.m. performance by Terry Lee and Rockaboogie Band playing holiday favorites from the 1950s and ’60s.
The Van-Dells to hit Boot City stage Dec 7
The Van-Dells have been entertaining audiences of all ages with their unique blend of comedy, choreography and tight harmonies for more than three decades.
‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ Dec. 20-22 at Harmony Hall
On The Line Productions, a local nonprofit theater group, will celebrate the holiday season this year with its first Christmas production. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will come alive on stage with a cast featuring Robin Baer, Pete Ciancone, Cecilia Compton, Anna Dubois, Bailey Harrell, Matt Hutcheson, Alaina Keegan, Denise Keegan, Jennifer Kiger, Dave Landes, Jessica McGlynn, Laura Reed and Annie Whitman.
Event to fill downtown Paris Dec. 7 with holiday music, activity
Visitors can revel in the spirit of the holiday season while visiting downtown Paris, Ill., during the community’s “Christmas in Paris” event Saturday.
Dancers from across community to raise funds Dec. 7 for youth in need
Indiana State University’s Sparkette Dance Team is pairing with A+ All Star Productions/School of the Dance to ring in the holiday spirit and lend a helping hand to 14th and Chestnut Community Center at 10 a.m. Saturday on campus.
Toy train sale to support museum Dec. 7
An old-time toy train sale to support the Fire and Police Museum’s operation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the museum at 1728 S. Eighth St.
‘Rub of the Green’ author plans signings Dec. 7-8
Professional golfers throughout the years have had some out-of-the-ordinary characteristics and foibles, as well as others with notable achievements.
- MUSEUMS/EXHIBITIONS: Dec. 5, 2013
Usher in the holiday season with … ‘The Sound of Christmas’
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Hatfield Hall will usher in the holiday season with “The Sound of Christmas,” featuring Elisabeth von Trapp and the Carolian Brass, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Community School of Arts open house features steel sculpture
Indiana State University’s Community School of the Arts will host an open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Turman Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building, 649 Chestnut St.
The open house will present an opportunity to meet the teachers, learn more about spring 2014 offerings and register for classes and private music lessons. On display in the Turman Gallery will be artwork created by adult students participating in “Metal Sculpture” and “Digital Photography” classes and children participating in “Saturday Art Day.” There will be a special performance by the “Terre Haute Guitar Club,” and guests can enter a drawing to win a free spring arts class.
Bridgeton to host Country Christmas celebration this weekend
Bridgeton will host its annual Country Christmas celebration from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The shops will be open and full of gifts.
Pioneer Village Christmas Walk planned Dec. 6-7
The Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 30th annual Pioneer Village Christmas Walk at Fowler Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7. The public is invited to mingle with the Village Folk and park staff as they step back in time and prepare for the Christmas season.
Indiana Theatre to host Miracle on 7th Street events
In the spirit of the holiday season, downtown Terre Haute’s historic Indiana Theatre is opening its doors to the Wabash Valley community.
In conjunction with the annual Miracle on 7th Street and Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Indiana Theatre invites Valley residents to visit Dec. 6 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Christian author from Avon to sign books at Open Door
Author Rev. Philip Rigdon will be signing books at the Open Door from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. The Christian book store is at 3125 S. 3rd Place.
Rigdon, a resident of Avon, will be available to sign copies of his book, “Under the Bridge to the Seeds of Light.”
Shop United Dec. 6 in Parke, Vermillion counties
Area residents can help the United Way of the Wabash Valley and participating merchants during Shop United in Parke and Vermillion counties on Dec. 6.
The Shop United event benefits local economies and more than 90 programs in the United Way service area, according to Claudia Tanoos, event chairwoman. A $50 ticket, purchased from the United Way, covers the cost of breakfast, lunch and transportation for the 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. event.
Planetarium plans holiday light shows Dec. 6
The Allen Memorial Planetarium will present a holiday laser light show at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 13, and at 2 and 4 p.m. on Dec. 14. Tickets will be $4 for adults and $2 for ages 12 and under, sold at the door. Proceeds from the shows support planetarium programming.
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