Beacon Halloween news Oct. 27

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, at 7:31 p.m.

Haunted Walk

BELFAST — The Troy Howard Middle School eighth-grade students will present a Haunted Walk 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29, at the school. The walk will feature 30 minutes of spooks, scares and suspense on a trail of terror. The cost is $5. Proceeds will help fund an eighth-grade field trip or event.

Organizers say the walk is not for the faint of heart. It is suggested that children under 12 be accompanied by an adult.

A concession stand will provide refreshments and movies will be shown in the cafeteria for younger children and waiting parents or guardians.

For more information contact Tina, sixplace@fairpoint.net; Anne, theambrose5@yahoo.com; 342-2170; or Lisa, 589-3004.

Halloween Festival

LIBERTY — The town of Liberty, local businesses, organizations and residents will host a community Halloween Festival 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the town office. A costume dance will take place 9-11p.m. Activities will include hayrides — both haunted and haunt-free — games, carved pumpkin contest and more. The event is open to all.

Halloween Open House at the library

WASHINGTON — Predators: Nature in Balance, a special Halloween celebration, will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road. It includes a program about predators of Maine presented by the Chewonki.

Adults and children will enjoy the live animal program that includes owls, tarantulas and other predators.

The predator program is part of the Halloween Open House 4-7:30 p.m. at the library. Attendees are invited to wear costumes. Games and light snacks will be a part of the festivities.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 845-2663.

Halloween parade

ROCKPORT — Rockport Public Library and The Rockport Booster Club will present the annual Children’s Halloween Costume Parade and Party. Children and their families will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Graffam’s Seafood. The parade will travel down Union Street to the Rockport Opera House where games, prizes and treats await. The parade has been a tradition in Rockport Village for more than 30 years and is supported through the time and efforts of the Rockport Booster Club.

This program is free and open to all. Call the library at 236-3642 for more information or visit http://www.rockport.lib.me.us to see a calendar of events.

Alternative Halloween

SEARSPORT — Searsport Full Gospel Church will host Festival of Light 2011, a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for those of all ages, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the church. There will be a bounce house, games and prizes, a toddler room, a teen to 22 room and snacks.

A grand finale will begin at 6:30 p.m., featuring the Lord Family Ministry from Blue Hill with special music, puppets and door prize drawings for all age groups. Attendees ages 2 through 22 will leave with a bag of candy.

The Lord Family Ministry will extend its program to 9 p.m. for ages 15 and up, but all are welcome to stay. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult. Costumes are unnecessary due to safety precautions, but no one will be turned away. For more information, call 548-2447 or email sfcg@myfairpoint.net

Trunks of Treats

ROCKLAND — The third annual Halloween Party and Trunks of Treats will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 156 Lakeview Drive. There will be games, face painting, pumpkin decorating and goodies. Attendees are invited to wear costumes if they wish. The event is free.

Haunted House

ROCKLAND — The Knox Center for Long Term Care, 6 White St. will hold its seventh annual Haunted House, 4-8 pm. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the first floor Activities Room, just inside the main entrance.

Ghouls and goblins of all ages are invited, and costumes are encouraged.

The center also will welcome trick-or-treaters 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the center’s front lobby. Use the main entrance under the carport.

Haunted Trail

WASHINGTON — Halloween ghosts and goblins will be lurking along the Haunted Trail at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Washington Manor on Razorville Road. The fun includes lots of treats and a scary outdoor walk along a trail full of creepy characters and spooky surprises. This is Halloween fun for the entire family. The event is open to all.

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