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Not trick-or-treating? Check out these events

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Updated: December 30, 2013 12:05PM



Today’s Halloween, so if you are not allowing your children to go door-to-door for treats here are a few family alternatives happening in the city.

The City of Gary Fall Harvest Festival happens later today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Brunswick Park, 700 Clark Road. There will be hayrides, games, snacks and activities where children can learn about recycling, fire safety, going green, dental health and more.

And the kids will get treat bags. For more information, call 881-1314 or visit www.gary.in.us.

LiveArts Studio, 4760 Broadway, is having a Halloween Art Party from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free but RSVP is required. Call 884-2770 for details or visit www.liveartsstudio.org.

St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W. 25th Ave., is hosting a Hallelujah Nite at 5:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall at 25th and Grant Street.

An alternative to celebrating Halloween, children are asked to dress as a Christian character. There will be games, a movie and refreshments on hand.

Put on your dancing shoes and participate in the “We Care” Friends of Northwest Indiana YWCA Volunteers’ Stepping for the Children event 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Genesis Convention Center, One Genesis Plaza.

Advance tickets are $10 each and $15 at the door. For more information about tickets, call the YWCA, 881-9922; Janice Hopkins, 712-2626; George Thompson, 741-3954, or the Genesis Convention Center, 882-5505.

Vendors are welcome and reserved tables are available. Music will be provided by Dwayne “The Hitman” Haliburton.

The Gary Literacy Coalition, in partnership with The Methodist Hospitals, presents its annual dinner theater, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Genesis Convention Center, One Genesis Plaza.

This year’s production is “Boxing Pandora,” an original production written by local author and playwright Ben Clement and directed by West Side Theatre Guild’s artistic director and founder of MAS 7 Productions Mark Spencer.

A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the play, featuring local actors. A donation of $100 or more will get you admission to the experience.

I’ve covered the last two dinner theater events and it is a sold out crowd every time. You have until Tuesday to call the Gary Literacy Coalition at 885-2229 for more information.



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