TERRE HAUTE —
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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‘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.
Heightened Sense of Place: Educators’ efforts helped put geography back on map in schools
Geography transcends dots on a map.
Teachers traveling abroad alongside Terre Haute geographer Dorothy Drummond have experienced the real-life cultures, atmosphere and people existing within those dots. An educator herself, Drummond has organized affordable geography tours of foreign lands for Wabash Valley schoolteachers for many years. The journeys involved more than sight-seeing.
Fade to Black: A few local theaters among last to part with century-old 35-mm film
The projectionist behind the first movie shown in the Indiana Theatre nearly 92 years ago would likely feel right at home in that same booth today.
HEALING WATERS: Team River Runner offers inspiration, opens doors for wounded veterans
Some people say the fun of boating on the Wabash is dealing with unexpected challenges such a big body of water can present on certain days; others delight in the wild beauty at Terre Haute’s doorstep, from bald eagles soaring above trees lining the banks of the Wabash to the panorama of the river itself as it curls through woodland in many places reminiscent of primeval splendor seen hundreds of years ago.
Leaving ‘footprints on the sands of time’
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Had I taken the time to read a street map, I would have been able to walk through Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s historic home four years ago. My daughter, Ellen, and I spent the better part of a day hiking over the grassy hillsides of historic Mount Auburn Cemetery, just a few blocks away from the great poet’s house, and never knew we were that close.
‘Abraham’s Family’: New musical illuminates common ground, value of respect the three Abrahamic faiths can share
At a table inside a Denny’s in Terre Haute on a July night in 2012, a trio of theatrical writers conjured a bold idea.
They considered creating a musical based on the story of Abraham, a religious figure to whom three faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — trace their ancestries.
Musical explorer: Quest to see the world is a full-circle journey for Marshall native Chris Bennett
Marshall lies 5,553 miles away from the mountains of Tahiti, far too distant to see from the French Polynesian island paradise.
The small Illinois town can’t be spotted from Germany, either. Or Los Angeles. Or Croatia.
Chris Bennett has performed in all those far-away places, and many others, but her heart needs no GPS to locate her hometown.
Legends of the Valley: Region has its share of spooky stories and paranormal tales
“It’s creepy and it’s kooky, mysterious and spooky, it’s all together ooky,” the Wa-bash Va-al-ley!
Believe it or not — words similar to the old “Addams’ Family” TV show theme song are not far from truth in describing this region that seems to have a high concentration of the paranormal in its legends and modern-day stories — from documented bigfoot sightings, to a long-distance phone call made from inside a tomb, to a ghost at a cemetery you meet after climbing 100 steps — if you dare to count them!
‘Writing is an act of faith ...’ Visiting writer E.B. White, in Brooklin, Maine
BROOKLIN, MAINE — This town of 820 souls sits in the middle of a wonderful nowhere, its craggy toes dangling from rock ledges that hover above the blue Atlantic. For a place that doesn’t seem to have much going on, it has plenty to see, so one day this summer, my wife and I, a week or so into our New England journey, hoped to find the home of writer E.B. White, who lived nearby for over half a century.
Lessons of the Holy Land: New book explores geographic impact of small, but significant place
The appeal of a book based on the geography of a small stretch of land 4,000 years ago might seem limited.
The key is location, location, location, as a real-estate agent might say.
The focal point of a new release involving Terre Haute authors and editors is a place 50 miles wide and 145 miles long — about 10,000 square miles total, or the size of Vermont. The story of that state in 2000 B.C. might garner a niche audience.
River of inspiration: Adventurous spirit leads artist to paint sights up, down the Wabash
Nancy Nichols-Pethick slogged through knee-deep mud in the woods near New Harmony last month. Her quest was to find the ideal view of the Wabash River and sketch the scenery.
Practical knowledge: Retired Parke County resident dedicated career to values, educational bent Extension offers
Being a “guide on the side” with a desire to serve others recently garnered Parke County resident Mark Spelbring the Indiana Extension Educator’s Association’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Award.
‘The road less traveled’: The Indiana National Road Association encourages exploration, preservation of ‘the road that built America’
Its significance cannot be overstated. Its past is our past. Our future will be a product of the opportunities it provided. In a young, thriving nation, it loosened the dam on economic development and provided a route for the open floodgates of prosperity. It was the great migration route west. It holds 200 years of history to be uncovered and discovered.
“It” is the Historic National Road, the nation’s first “superhighway.”
Visiting Emily: 'New feet within my garden go...'
In an early stillness that belied the busy streets just outside the door, my wife and I stood in the cool back porch of poet Emily Dickinson’s imposing old house. It was a humid June morning, one that had turned warm after an overnight rain, and there were few visitors to the home of the strange woman who once said, “I sing, as the boy does by the burying ground, because I am afraid.”
Points of interest along the Wabash: Small towns along southern stretch of river offer peaceful sights, historic stops
A drive along highways running parallel to the Wabash River’s southern miles offers peaceful sights.
Points of interest along the Wabash: A few public access points provide unique peeks at river communities
While giving a presentation on the Wabash to a gathering of Indiana State University’s Osher Lifelong Living Institute in June, river enthusiast Brendan Kearns asked how many people in the audience had been “on the river.”
Points of interest along the Wabash: Parks, diners, nightspots — even ice skating — surround Wabash at Lafayette
LAFAYETTE — Lafayette and West Lafayette share the liveliest riverfront on the Wabash.
The most compelling sights depend upon a visitor’s tastes.
Points of interest along the Wabash: Small northern Indiana towns display Wabash front-and-center
BLUFFTON — A quest to see the white limestone bedrock that gave the Wabash River its name requires tenacity.
The Miami Native American tribe labeled the waterway “waapaashiki,” meaning “water over white stones,” describing the clear river they witnessed in its upper reaches in northern Indiana. Their moniker morphed to “Ouabache” by French fur traders to the pioneers’ Anglicized “Wabash.” The river water appeared clearer in those Native Americans’ days than now, thanks to a murky tint from sediment and nutrients.
Walk of a Lifetime: Writer discovers views fit for a painting while walking the cliffs of Prout’s Neck, home to famous artist Winslow Homer’s seaside studio
Editor’s Note: Today, we continue the New England Journal as Mike Lunsford writes of a day walking the Maine seacoast in search of the great artist, Winslow Homer. Join Mike in January for the fifth installment of this series as he visits Edna St. Vincent Millay’s rural New York farm, Steepletop.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Sustainability hubs will leave the world a better place
There is something powerful that happens when people ban together for greater good. In many cities throughout the United States there are sustainability hubs. While each one is uniquely different, they all have the common theme of leaving the world better than when they entered into it.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: You can’t tell there’s Velveeta in this fudge
At Christmastime we make sweets, candy, cookies, etc. When we were in State Soil and Water, we would bring cookies and candy for the last night at the meetings. A friend of mine, Marie Bunting, brought this fudge recipe and samples.
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.
GRAPE SENSE: ‘Today’s Bordeaux’ campaign features more affordable wines
There is an old saying among wine enthusiasts: “The more you drink wine, the more you gravitate toward the French.”
And if you haven’t heard that one, certainly you’ve read and heard people talk about expensive French Bordeaux wines.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A good bread for dishes like spaghetti or lasagna
I have made this bread for many years. It is wonderful with spaghetti or lasagna. I’m not sure where the recipe came from. We all love garlic bread. If you are just starting to make bread, this is a good one. I have taken this bread to the field, carry-in dinners, just about everywhere.
Comedienne Chonda Pierce coming to Indiana Theatre
Southern charm blended with some sass, wit and a woman’s view of the world’s quirks produce comedienne Chonda Pierce’s “Girl Talk.”
Music, cookies and Santa Nov. 23 at ‘Christmas at the Cecilian’
The Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra concert “Christmas at the Cecilian” sets the mood for the holidays with music, punch and cookies and a visit from St. Nicholas. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Saturday in Cecilian Auditorium at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
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