COLUMBIA — Many faith groups in Columbia are planning events to mark Halloween. Some options for children and families include fall harvest parties or 'trunk or treat' events where children make a circuit around a parking lot gathering candy.
Some of the events:
6 to 9 p.m., Grace Bible Church, 601 Blue Ridge Road
The event is billed as a children's candy parade.
8 a.m., Underground Cafe, 111 S. Ninth St.
Karis Community Church will be holding a day of service to benefit the Boone County Council on Aging. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the Underground Cafe. Participants will be split into work teams and go out to different sites where they will help elderly residents with yard and house work. In a news release, Karis leaders said the church hopes to take a day that is normally geared toward gathering treats and instead do good deeds for others. This project is part of Karis' Shalom initiative.
4 p.m., Broadway Christian Church, parking lot, 2601 West Broadway
Trick or trunk starts at 4 p.m., with a costume contest at 4:30 p.m. Hot dog, chips, and a drink provided.
5 to 7 p.m. Memorial Baptist Church, east parking lot, 1634 Paris Road
Visitors can receive candy and hot dogs.
5 to 7 p.m., Parkade Baptist Church, rear parking lot, 2102 N. Garth Ave.
Visitors can receive candy and school supplies.
5 to 7:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Christian Church, 2400 Blue Ridge Road
The Harvest Party includes a chili supper from 5 to 6 p.m, with games for children from 6 to 7 p.m.; a "Trunker-treat" will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m., with "dressed up" cars.
5 to 8 p.m., Christian Fellowship, 4600 Christian Fellowship Road
The Fall Festival is for children up to age 12, but they must be accompanied by an adult.
5:30 to 8 p.m., Oakland Baptist Church, 2345 E. Northwood Drive
The event includes a hay ride, bonfire, barrel train, treats and homemade apple butter.