It's about to get a little spooky in the Lowcountry

Local calendar filled with fall events

abredeson@islandpacket.comOctober 17, 2011 

TODAY

  • "Scary Stories On The Screened Porch!": 6:30 p.m., Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503

  • THURSDAY

  • Third annual Haunted House and Trunk or Treat: 6-9 p.m., Bluffton High School, 12 H.E. McCracken Circle, Bluffton. www.blh.beaufort.k12.sc.us

  • FRIDAY

  • Haunted Library: All ages, 7-9 p.m., Lobeco library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Free. 843-255-6479

  • Exchange Club of Beaufort's 19th annual Ghost Tours: Evening walking or carriage ride tours Oct. 21-23 and 27-30, downtown Beaufort. Benefits Child Abuse Prevention Association of Beaufort County. Walking tours $12; carriage tours $20 but $10 for ages 3-11. Reservations requested. 843-524-4678

  • Enchanted Forest and Haunted Trail: Oct. 21-22, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Presented by Hilton Head Island Noon Lions Club to benefit the Lions Tail at Honey Horn and Lions services for the blind and vision-impaired. A non-scary Enchanted Forest Party for ages 3-6: 5-7 p.m., $5 with costume; $7 with no costume; Haunted Trail for ages 7-10: 7-8:30 p.m.; open to ages 10 and older: 8:30-11 p.m., $10 in costume, $12 if not. Susan Barnwell, 843-681-3575; Rick Johnson, 843-682-3829

  • SATURDAY

  • Second annual South Carolina Scarecrow Walkabout hosted by Sea Pines Montessori: Benefits Sea Pines Forest Preserve. 12:30-3 p.m., Sea Pines Forest Preserve Fish Island, Hilton Head Island. $5 a family and $5 for Sea Pines gate pass. 843-785-2534, www.spma.com

  • Habersham Marketplace's third annual Habersham Harvest Festival: Farmers market, food, art, music, crafts, hay rides, games, dog agility course, costume contest, various children's activities and entertainment by the Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band. Noon-6 p.m. Free. Food and drinks for purchase. www.haber shamharvestfestival.com

  • OCT. 24

  • "The Haunting" (1963): 4-6 p.m., Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503

  • OCT. 25

  • "Halloween Storytime": Not-too-spooky stories, creepy craft and ghoulish games, 11 a.m., Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510

  • OCT. 26

  • First Baptist Church of Hilton Head Island's "Light The Night With Jesus" Trunk or Treat Fall Festival: Games, hayrides, apple bobbing, face painting, trailer maze, candy, Hilton Head Fire and Rescue trucks and more. 6-7:30 p.m., back parking lot of church, 100 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. Hot dog meals $2. 843-785-4478, lhopkins@fbchhi.org

  • "Bedtime Storytime": Halloween favorites for kids, 6:45 p.m., Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510

  • OCT. 27

  • Halloween at Coligny: Pet costume contest, 5 p.m., Tail-Waggers; family costume contest, 5:30 p.m.; hot dog eating contest, 6:30 p.m., Hot Dog Harbour. Other activities include trick-or-treating, free photo booth, ghost stories by Yostie, giant shark slide, spooky tattoos, witches brew at Just Pasta, candy jar guess contest at Crazy for Candy, a monster discovery center at Bomboras Grille. 843-842-6050

  • Trick or Treat in Downtown Beaufort presented by Main Street Beaufort USA: 5-6:30 p.m., Bay Street, Beaufort. Free. 843-525-6644

  • Movie in the Park, "Beetlejuice" presented by Main Street Beaufort USA: 6:30 p.m., Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. Free. 843-525-6644

  • OCT. 28

  • Trick-or-Treat at the Library: 1-5 p.m., Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. 843-255-6510

  • Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" & Other Creepy Tales: 4-4:45 p.m., Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503

  • Halloween at The Sea Pines Resort: Wagon rides, 1 and 2:15 p.m. Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. Haunted wagon rides, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. Cost for rides is $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Reservations recommended. Pumpkin decorating, crafts, trick-or-treating and more. 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 30. 843-842-1979

  • OCT. 29

  • Church of the Palms United Methodist's annual Fall Bazaar: Silent auction, arts and crafts, homemade meals, free magic show, children's activities. Benefits the church's community outreach ministries and spiritual education projects. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 1425 Okatie Highway, S.C. 170 at Cherry Point, Okatie. 843-379-1888

  • Port Royal Baptist Church's Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat: 5-7 p.m., church located on Ribaut Road in front of the Beaufort Naval Hospital, Port Royal. Free. 843-521-1994

  • Old Fort Baptist Fall Festival: 5:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1544 Ribaut Road with yard sale, 5:30 a.m, fish dinners served starting at 11 a.m. Cost is $8 and will benefit church building fund. 843-524-4037

  • Hilton Head Presbyterian Church's Harvest Festival: Chick-fil-A Cow, parade of costumes, pie-eating contest, firetruck, chili cookoff, cake walk, corn shucking contest, performances by Bluffton School of Dance, races, bounce house. 4-7 p.m., 235 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Admission is one canned good per child. Hot dogs, chips and beverages $2. 843-689-6362

  • Spring Hill AME Church's Fall Festival: Games, candy, prizes, bounce house, horse rides, music, cake walk. Free hot dog, chips and drink; other food for sale. 5-8 p.m., church parking lot, 20 Paige Point Road, Sheldon. 843-812-3139, 843-846-6852

  • Red Dam Baptist Fall Festival: Cookoff, baked goods, hay rides, games, costume contest and more, 5-8 p.m., 488 Red Dam Church Road, Hardeeville. Free. 843-784-6083, www.reddam baptistchurch.org

  • Salty Dog's Haunted BBQ & Costume Contest: Games, prizes, food and candy. Kids' costume contest, 7 p.m. Haunted Village, 4-9 p.m. www.saltydog.com

  • "Make It and Take It" Craft Time: ages 8-12, 11 a.m., Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6510

  • Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat celebration: 5-7 p.m., Port Royal Baptist Church, Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Free. 843-521-1994

  • OCT. 30

  • The Enthusiastic Episcopalians' second annual Trunk or Treat: Prizes for best costumes and best decorated trunk. 4-6 p.m., Paris Avenue between 10th and 11th streets, Port Royal. 843-263-0056

  • Community Bible Church's annual Fall Festival: Games, hayrides, pie contest and more. Games start at 4 p.m., potluck supper at 5:30 p.m., Huspa Plantation, Sheldon. 843-525-0089 or cbcofbeaufort.org

  • OCT. 31

  • "The Haunting" (1963): 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bluffton library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. Free. 843-255-6503

  • Praise Assembly's Octoberfest: Games, prizes, pony rides, bounce house, mechanical rides, rock wall, food, drinks, candy. 6-9 p.m., baseball field in back of church, 800 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Free. 843-525-1121, www.LowCountryPraise.com

  • Spoken Word Outreach's Fall Festival: Games, art show, talent contest, bakeoff and chili cookoff. 4-9 p.m., 42 Keans Neck Road, Lobeco. Pastor Brian, 843-846-4835

  • Kids' costume contest: 4-9 p.m., The Smokehouse, Hilton Head Island. Kids in costumes eat free. $1,000 in prizes. 843-842-4227

  • NOV. 4

  • Parish Church of St. Helena Fall Bazaar Preview: 5-7 p.m., parish house, 507 Newcastle St., Beaufort. Silent auction bids will be accepted, but nothing will be sold Nov. 4. Actual bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5. 843-522-1712

  • NOV. 12

  • St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church's annual Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 20 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-4711
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