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Halloween actvities in Northwest Indiana

Hebron Haunted House: 4:30 to 6 p.m. kids’ time Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26, $1 per person; 7:30 to 10 p.m. lights out for adults, $5 per person, Hebron Middle School, 307 S. Main St., 996-5777

Black Cat’s Meow Adventure: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, 2800 Colorado St., Lake Station. Includes Cat in the Hat costume party and Walking Riddle Show. Call for admission prices, 963-2070

Healthy Start’s Safe and Healthy Halloween Spooktacular: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, St. Francis Xavier Church, 2453 Putnam St., Lake Station; wear costumes, 989-3939

Wolf Mansion Halloween Tours: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28; 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 31, Wolf Mansion, 423 W. County Road 700N, Valparaiso, $15, reservations and advance payment required, 364-8102

Merrillville trick or treat for ages 5 and younger: 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Town Hall, 7820 Broadway

Trick or treat in downtown Chesterton: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, parents and children should look for orange fliers in the windows of participating businesses in Chesterton and Porter. Visit the Chamber of Commerce, 220 Broadway and receive canvas trick or treat bags loaded with special goodies for the first 200 children, 926-5513

Spooky spaghetti gourmet dinner and silent auction: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 740 River Drive and Calumet Avenue, Hammond, costumes encouraged, $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under, must be purchased in advance, call 931-5284 for more information

Halloween at Orchard: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, County Line Orchard, 200 County Line Road, Hobart, with free trick or treating, music, games, bounce house, corn maize, wagon rides, story telling, pick apples, farm animals, 947-4477, Ext. 306

Haunted House: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, American Legion Post 101, 959 W. Indiana St., Kouts, $3 admission, 766-9919

Haunted Trail: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, begins and ends at Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road, not for children under 8 or faint of heart, $3 per person, 762-9622

Hobart Jaycees haunted house: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28; Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 31, 18 E. Old Ridge Road, admission is $6 per person or $5 with a donation of a canned good for the food bank, 682-7638

Dogster Mash: Grand opening Perry Ferrini Dog Park, 91st and Matthews, Schererville, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 5k fun run; 9 a.m. grand opening and ribbon cutting; 9:15 costume contest, 2k dog walk after the contest, prizes awarded for best dressed owner and dog combination costume and best-dressed dog and winners in each run category, call 865-5440, www.scherervilleparksfoundation.org

Make a Difference Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 17th annual photo event, County Line Orchard, 200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, $25 includes two 5x7 photos and eight wallet-size, children dressed in Halloween costumes or fall attire in a seasonal setting, no appointments necessary, benefits St. Jude House, call 662-7066 Ext. 17

Jack O’Lantern Jog 5k/5k9: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Road, Highland, $25 to run and $20 to walk, registration forms available at the Highland Chamber Office, 8536 Kennedy Ave., participating area businesses, highlandchamber.com and at the event on race day, online registration available at www.signmeup.com/86527, call 923-3666, info@highlandchamber.com

Three Halloween parties: Dress as a Holy Saint or Infamous Sinner and win prizes Saturday, Oct. 27 at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church Hall, 2201 Davidson Place, Whiting, cost $2 entrance fee for all three events; The Children’s Party, noon to 4 p.m.; All Saints Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Adult Party, begins at 7 p.m., cash prize for costumes, selection from 9 to 11 p.m., cash bar for wine and beer, food available for purchase

Boo at the Zoo: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City, rain or shine, $3 nonmember adults, $2 nonmember children, $1 members, 873-1510

Bieker Woods night walk: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Community Park, 8601 Calumet Ave., Munster, $5 adults, $3 children, sponsored by Munster Parks; adults must accompany children under 8

Haunted hayrides: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Twin Oaks Park, Grand Boulevard and Tyler Street, New Chicago, $1 per person, all children must be accompanied by an adult, sponsored by New Chicago Park Department

Captain’s Crypt Halloween costume and dance party: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, T.J. Maloney’s Authentic Irish Pub, 800 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville, $10 at the door, (219) 769-6311

Trunk or treat: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Immanuel United Church of Christ, 2201 Azalea Drive, Highland, children are encouraged to bring a canned good for the food bank mission, 924-9100

Trunk or treat: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Ave., Portage, 762-2673

Trunk or treat: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Cedar Lake United Methodist Church, 7124 W. 137th Place; 374-7312.

All Hallows Eve blessing of trick or treaters: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, St. Mary Church, 525 N. Broad St., Griffith; children in costume accompanied by an adult receive a special blessing and a reflective trick or treat bag and candy, 922-2277

Trunk or treat: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, First Baptist Church, 1 N. Pennsylvania St., Hobart, with lots of cars and candy and chili for the adults, 455-1873



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