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FROM READERS: Halloween events for children, families

Friday, October 19, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

Gina Jolly writes a blog called Mid-Mo Kids Guide, a resource for mid-Missouri activities for families and children.

There is so much going on for Halloween in mid-Missouri! Don’t miss a minute of the fun with the Mid-Mo Kids Halloween Guide! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos (5-8 p.m.), Coloring Sheets Trick or Treat (5-8 p.m.), Parade (6-7 p.m.)

Holts Summit Haunted House 6 – 10 p.m.

Check out the Haunted House at the Holts Summit Lions Club (Behind the Fire Station). Cost: $5.00.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

HarvestFest at the Mansion 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Governor’s Mansion

There will be tasty kettle corn, a cider press and bluegrass music. Fun family event! Come in your Halloween Costume or your Saturday clothes, but come join in the day’s fun! Cost: Free!

Halloween T-Shirt Event 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Michael’s, Columbia

Make a Halloween t-shirt with the purchase of a t-shirt. Ages 3 & up.

I Need My Monster Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Barnes & Noble, Columbia

One night, when Ethan checks under his bed for his monster, Gabe, he finds a note from him instead: “Gone fishing. Back in a week.” This story is a unique monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers.

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos (12-5 p.m.), Coloring Sheets Craft (1-4 p.m.), Grab an Apple (1-3 p.m.)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Kids Fall Activity with Mid-Mo Kids Guide! 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

North Village Arts District Farmers & Artisans Market

Join us for creativity and fun and make a special fall activity!

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos (12-5 p.m.), Coloring Sheets Craft (1-4 p.m.), Scavenger Hunt (1-3 p.m.)

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Insomniacs Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Barnes & Noble, Columbia

When the Insomniacs move 12 time zones away for Mrs. Insomniac’s new job, the family has an impossible time adapting to the change. Venturing out into the dark, they learn there is a whole world still awake.

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos & Coloring Sheets (5-8 p.m.)

Tuesday, October 23 ,2012

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos & Coloring Sheets (5-8 p.m.)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Twilight Tours at Riverview Cemetery 5 – 7 p.m.

Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City

Stroll through history on a crisp October evening at the Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City! Guided tours will depart every half-hour. Self-guided tours (QR code reader necessary) are also available for the independent explorer. This event will not include any frightening content and is family-friendly. Please be sure to wear sneakers and bring your own flash light!

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos & Coloring Sheets (5-8 p.m.)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos & Coloring Sheets (5-8 p.m.)

Jack-O-Lantern Jam 6-8 p.m.

Student clubs and organizations at Jefferson City High School will host the annual Jack-O-Lantern Jam at the high school.  The event is for elementary-aged children and their parents or guardians.  The event includes games, treats and scares!  The event is free.

Halloween Visor Mask Event 6-8 p.m.

Michael’s, Columbia

Make a Halloween visor with the purchase of a visor. Ages 3 & up.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloweenie 4 -6 p.m.

The District, Columbia

Little ones can wear costumes & trick or treat in The District!

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos & Coloring Sheets (5-8 p.m.), Trick or Treat (5-8 p.m.), Parade (6-7 p.m.)

Halloween Clay Pot Craft Event 6-8 p.m.

Michael’s, Columbia

Make a Halloween clay pot with the purchase of a clay pot. Ages 3 & up.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

2012 BYOBW “Track or Treat” 9-10:30 a.m.

ARC, Columbia

Riders can bring their fanciest Big Wheel, tricycle, or other pedal powered vehicle and cruise the ARC Track! Halloween props will be set up for an exciting haunted ride and great photo ops for parents! Tons of prizes and awards will be given to all riders and mileage will be recorded. All equipment must be clean and approved by event staff before entering the track surface.  Absolutely no bicycles! Track is closed to walkers/joggers during event. Don’t forget the costume! Ages 2-6, Price $5

Orscheln Farm & Home Craft 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Make an itsy bitsy spider! Cost: Free

Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshop 10 a.m.

Build & Grow Workshop: Creepy Keeper.  Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project-themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.  Be sure to pre-register as space is limited. Cost: FREE

Halloween Storytime 11 a.m.

Barnes & Noble, Columbia

“The Monsters’ Monster” by Patrick McDonnell is our Halloween Storytime this year! Three rascals decide to build a monster of their own but he isn’t what the creatures were expecting. Come in costume and bring your treat bag!

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos (12-5 p.m.), Coloring Sheets Craft (1-4 p.m.), Grab an Apple (1-3 p.m.)

Haunted Museum (6-8:30 p.m.)

Pickard Hall, University of Missouri

Everyone is welcome to this event where children, students and grown-ups can tour the museum and see various artwork come to life! No preregistration is required.

Halloween Events 6-8 p.m.

Michael’s, Columbia

Duct Tape Pail or Tote Event w/ purchase plus face painting and a Halloween Parade. Ages 3 & up.

Family Ghost Stories 7 p.m.

Missouri River Regional Library, Jefferson City

Missouri storyteller Larry Brown spins an hour of family-friendly ghost stories at the library.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos (12-5 p.m.), Coloring Sheets Craft (1-4 p.m.), Scavenger Hunt (1-3 p.m.)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Creepy Carrots! Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Barnes & Noble, Columbia

The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch in this clever picture book parable about a rabbit who fears his favorite treats are out to get him.

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos & Coloring Sheets (5-8 p.m.)

Hy-Vee Kid’s Korner Spook-Tacular Treats 5-6 p.m.

Hy-Vee on West Broadway, Columbia

Get ready for Halloween with some sweet (and healthy) treats. Your kids will have a blast making spooky recipes and a Halloween craft. Registration is required so please call Jessica at 573-447-0133 or email her at jmyers@hy-vee.com. Hurry! Space is limited to the first 12 kids that sign up!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos & Coloring Sheets (5-8 p.m.)

Howlin’ Halloween Family Costume Party 7 p.m.

Missouri River Regional Library, Jefferson City

It’s an evening of Halloween fun at your library! Come in costume, and enjoy the activities and atmosphere in the gallery. All ages. No reservations needed.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Family Costume Party and Parade 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Missouri River Regional Library, Jefferson City

Wear your costume during story time, and join our costume parade through the library! All ages. No reservations needed.

Bass Pro Halloween Events: Photos & Coloring Sheets (5-8 p.m.), Trick or Treat (5-8 p.m.)

Tiger Night of Fun 6-8 p.m.

Hearnes Center, Columbia

Don’t miss the annual free alternative to going door-to-door for candy! Tiger Night of Fun will feature games, activities and plenty of treats. If your group or organization is interested in sponsoring a booth, contact Janel at 874-7700.

Mall Trick or Treating 6-8 p.m.

Capital Mall, Jefferson City

Stores will be handing out candy to all the little ghosts and ghouls.

We will even provide the trick-or-treat bags! Don’t forget your costume!

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