Plenty of Halloween options for families

Central Albertans have many choices over the next week to celebrate Halloween.

Central Albertans have many choices over the next week to celebrate Halloween.

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum hosts a Family Night on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Games, family-oriented activities and museum interactive displays are scheduled.

Admission is $10 for up to six people with each additional person $2.

Penhold’s Family Spooktakular is Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. at Memorial Hall. Admission is $3 with a food bank donation or $5 without, while a family of four pays $10 with four food bank donations or $15 without. Children under two are free.

Red Deerians can explore nature’s spookier side with games, hands-on activities and meeting some creepy critters at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Innisfail Downtown Association’s Pumpkins on Parade Festival goes Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. The municipality’s revitalized Main Street grand opening kicks things off before kids can trick or treat at downtown businesses or take in a haunted house and indoor carnival. Riding mowers and small tractors will also drag race. A community barbecue is free with a food bank donation. Participants can bring carved pumpkins to add to those along Main Street.

The Mary C. Moore Library in Lacombe marks Halloween with a party on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Activities include stories, crafts, songs and prizes. The event is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Stettler Recreation Centre and Stettler Public Library co-sponsor a Run For Your Life Zombie Run on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Runners will tackle an obstacle course while chased by zombies. The event is free with a food bank donation. Register to be a runner or a zombie by calling the library at 403-742-2292. The library’s Halloween parade Oct. 30 begins at 6:30 p.m. with games and snacks.

On Sunday, Town of Sylvan Lake hosts a free Spooktacular Extravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. at the community centre. Games, bouncy castles, facepainting, crafts and a costume contest are among the activities with free photos available for a food bank donation. Volunteers are still needed and can call 403-887-2199 to step forward.

Best Body Fitness in Sylvan Lake will have its inaugural Zombie Run on Saturday. Participants can register as a runner or as a zombie in the three-km obstacle course, The entry fee is $76.19. The deadline is midnight on Friday. Zombies receive a discount on the entry fee. For more information go to

in Red Deer, Parkland Mall hosts a Halloween Spooktacular from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Trick or treating from merchants and other activities are planned.

Bower Placing Shopping Centre’s event goes from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31, with photography available from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a fee. The mall’s haunted house is open from 4 to 8:30 p.m. with admission a food bank donation.

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