Halloween events

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Thursday, October 29

How I Became a Pirate

AARRRRGH! Who doesn't want to be a pirate? Based upon a multi-award winning book, join Braid Beard and his crew of pirates as they invite young Jeremy Jacobs aboard on their trip to bury treasure! Jeremy lives the dream of every young boy and learns all about being a pirate: how to sing chanteys, to throw food across the table and his manners to the wind! A heartwarming comedy of adventure and finding one's own heart a path that can't be found on a treasure map. The play is showing on October 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m.; October 24 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; and October 25 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $11 and are available by calling (614) 224-6672. The play will be held at Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. For more information visit www.colschildrenstheatre.org

Friday, October 30

Haunted Trail

Your middle schoolers and older children can join us for a frightening night along a haunted trail. Creepy thrills and crawly chills guaranteed. The cost is only $5 per person. The trail is at Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave. from 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Call (614) 901-6500 for more information.

Saturday, October 31

Lee Plaza Trunk-or-Treat

Come join us on Halloween night for a safe and fun Trunk or Treat at Lee Plaza, located at the corner of Schrock Rd. and Cleveland Ave. in Westerville. There will be games, prizes and fun for all ages. Get your pictures taken in costume. The Truck or Treat is from 7- 9 p.m. For more information visit www.migunwesterville.com.

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Haunted hayride

Thursday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.

A haunted hayride and costume contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Wyman Woods shelter house.

The costume contest will be held in several categories, including 2- to 4-year-olds, 5- to 7-year-olds, 8- to 10-year-olds and families.

Hot chocolate, hot dogs, cookies and other goodies will be served.

Grove City's Boo on Broadway

Thursday, October 29, 6-8 p.m.

Grove City's town center will be transformed into a spooky destination from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, for Boo on Broadway.

This family-friendly alternative to beggar's night is presented annually by the city department of parks and recreation. Area children can dress in costume to safely collect candy and other goodies from local business owners. Broadway will be closed from Grant Street to Grove City Road and Park Street will be closed from the library to the first driveway west of City Hall. There will be no parking on these streets beginning at 3 p.m. Streets will close to traffic at 5 p.m. and will reopen at 9 p.m. Traditional trick-or-treating will also take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Grove City's Parks and Recreation Department will present a free screening of the movie "The Goonies" at dusk Saturday, Oct. 31, in Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road. Pack a lawn chair and blankets. Some concessions will be sold. Participants may bring snacks and beverages. There is no rain date. For cancellation information the day of the event, call (614) 277-3060.

Tuttle Rec Center Halloween party

6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

BOO! All are invited to the center's Halloween party, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. Enjoy games, prizes, snacks and fun.

For more information about the programs listed here, call the Tuttle Recreation Center at 645-3602. The center is located at 240 W. Oakland Ave. Hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 to 6 p.m. Saturdays. The center is closed during OSU home football games.