Mon-Stir Bash: Noon to 4 p.m. today at the V bowling alley, 3375 Oak View Drive. Momaha, The World-Herald’s parenting website, and Party Pals entertainment are hosts. The free family-friendly event features one hour of bowling for up to six people per lane (includes free shoe rental for children), free pizza and refreshments, haunted laser tag, photo booth, haunted house, boo movie theater, trick-or-treat stations, costume contests and more.
Halloween Meet & Treat: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the southeast police precinct, 25th and Vinton Streets. There will be music and dance, candy from the officers, games and the “Haunted Precinct.” This is a free event at which children can see officers in a fun and friendly environment.
Spooktacular: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today and Sunday at Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. Purchase tickets in advance for $7 per person for zoo members or $8 for nonmembers. Children 2 and younger are admitted free. Costumes are welcome. For tickets, visit Guest Services at the zoo or omahazoo.com.
The Haunted Trail: 5 p.m. to 10:20 p.m. today at Cunningham Lake. Guided haunted trail tours will explain the “strange events” that have taken place over the years by the lake with frightful characters and scenes along the way. Admission: $13 for adults, $8 for kids (ages 6 to 12). There will be a $1 discount for a donated canned good, with a maximum of three cans per person. All cans will go to the Salvation Army food pantries. For more information, visit www.hauntedtrailomaha.com. Hosted by Omaha Parks and Recreation Department.
Trick-Or-Treat Trail: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Cunningham Lake. A family-friendly, candy-filled trail and other activities such as a rock wall, face painting and costume contest. Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for kids, with $1 discounts offered for a donation of three cans. All cans will go to the Salvation Army food pantries. For more information, visit www.hauntedtrailomaha.com. Hosted by Omaha Parks and Recreation Department.
Halloween Party: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at Sump Memorial Library, 222 N. Jefferson St. in Papillion. A party featuring stories, games and crafts for children ages 2 to 8. Costumes are welcome.
Benson Boo Bash: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Start by checking in at the Benson Community Center, 6008 Maple St., then walk up and down Maple Street, spooking the store owners who have candy and treats along the way.
Teen Halloween: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. today at Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road. Teens take over the library for a horror movie festival. Four different movies will be shown, and snacks and pizza will be available. Parents must sign a permission slip at the library because some of the movies will be rated R.
Growl-O-Ween: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Midtown Crossing. Three Dog Bakery and Spaw sponsor Omaha’s seventh annual Halloween costume party for dogs and dog lovers to benefit the Nebraska Humane Society. Canine keepers are invited to show off their own and their dogs’ costumes, go trick-or-treating and meet new friends. Besides the contest, expect games for dogs, such as Bobbing for Beagle Bagels and Candy Corn Catch. For every pound of pet food you bring, you’ll receive one raffle ticket. Donations will help fill the Nebraska Humane Society Food Pantry.
Halloween and Fall Festival: 6 p.m. to midnight, today and Sunday at Peony Park, 1620 County Road L, East of Wahoo, Neb.
Unity of Omaha Trunk or Treat: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Unity of Omaha, 3424 N. 90th St. Free trick-or-treating for families.
YMCA Harvest Party: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Downtown YMCA, 430 S. 20th St. Free and open to the public. Kids and their parents are encouraged to wear their costumes. Expect candy, pumpkins, crafts and games.
Symphony Spooktacular: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Expect Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” “Ride of the Valkyries” and music from “Star Wars.” Children and their families are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for the contest. Omaha Symphony members will be in costume, too. Come early for the preconcert activities. After the hourlong concert, children can trick-or-treat in the orchestra level lobby. Tickets — $10 for children and $12 for adults in advance, and $3 more at the door — are available at omahasymphony.org and 402-345-0606.
Kids at the Castle: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Joslyn Castle. Halloween activities include apple-biting and costume contests, face painting, pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunt, themed attic tour (on the third floor of the castle), and other Halloween games for kids to play and win prizes. Concessions will be available for sale. The cost is $5 per person. Children 2 and under are free. Purchase tickets online at www.joslyncastle.com, by calling 402-595-2199 or at the gate.
Book Giveaway: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 11th and Howard Streets in the Old Market. Metropolitan Community College, the Old Market Business Association and Metro transit are collaborating for an “all treats and no tricks” Halloween book giveaway. The Books Are Treats event will bring books via a Metro transit bus to the Old Market. The public is invited to browse the books in a library-like setting on a Metro bus and take home up to three books for free. Fiction and nonfiction books are available for all ages and reading levels. As part of the event, children can stop by Old Market businesses to trick-or-treat.
Bellevue Boo Bash: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Bellevue West High School south gym. Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade can enjoy games, face painting, bounce houses and more. Come dressed in costumes and trick-or-treat. Cost is one canned food item per child. Food will be donated to the Bellevue Food Pantry.
Baseballoween at Werner Park: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Werner Park in Papillion. The Omaha Storm Chasers will host the free family-friendly event. Have your children’s picture taken with Stormy, Casey and Vortex along with trick-or-treating at Werner Park. There will be 6 p.m. costume contests for adults, children and pets. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt, musical chairs, pińata bash, balloon art and trick-or-treating. Food and drink specials will be available.
The GREAT HALL-oween Haunt: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Trick-or-treat with some curious and colorful figures from the past, learn how zombies keep their look fresh with makeup tips from the pros, and venture down the “fright” elevator to the home of the “Creepy Curator.” Don’t miss the opportunity to face your fears in “Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear.” Admission charged.
Boo Bash: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the school. Northwest Student Council will host the event, which is ideal for ages 5 to 10. Activities will include games, arts and crafts, contests and trick-or-treating throughout the school. Costumes are welcome. Admission is $1 per child or one canned or boxed food item per child.
City of La Vista Halloween Safe Night Event: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the La Vista Community Center. The event will feature trick-or-treating, free hot dogs courtesy of the La Vista Fire Department, hayrack rides outside the Community Center and a silent, spooky movie in the gym. An indoor family-friendly spook tent will feature a variety of Halloween surprises.
Halloween Party: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at Bess Johnson Library, 2100 Reading Plaza. Magician Jeff Quinn will entertain trick-or-treaters with tricks and a dash of humor. Wear your costume.
Saddlebrook Spooktacular: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at Saddlebrook Library, 14850 Laurel Ave. There will be activities, crafts, photo opportunities and fun. Costumes encouraged.
Halloween Storytime: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at Sorensen Library, 4808 Cass St. Celebrate Halloween, listen to stories and make a Halloween craft. Costumes encouraged. Suggested for kids in kindergarten through third grade.
Halloween Craft Party: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Willa Cather Library, 1905 S. 44th St. All supplies will be furnished.
Teen Halloween Lock-in: 6 to 10 tonight at Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road. Enjoy a costume contest, video games and other activities, plus pizza, pop and candy. Parental permission is required before or at entrance to the lock-in.
Teen Halloween Lock-in: 6:15 to 9:15 tonight at Millard Library, 13214 Westwood Lane. Expect a haunted meeting room, candy scavenger hunt, scary movie, games and more at this party. Dress in a costume if you want to compete in a costume contest; prizes go to the winners. Snacks and drinks will be provided. A parental release form needs to be signed before or at entrance to the lock-in.
Halloween Haunt Party: 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Florence Library, 2920 Bondesson St. A special Halloween-themed storytime. Enjoy refreshments, scary stories and activities especially geared for preschool and early elementary-age children. Children of all ages are welcome. Costumes encouraged.
Adam White Halloween Magic Show: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Abrahams Library, 5111 N. 90th St. Enjoy a fast-paced, educational magical program. Come ready to laugh and be spooked and amazed.
Halloween Evening for Children and Families: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at Peony Park, 1620 County Rd. L, East of Wahoo. $1 admission fee; all funds go to the Nebraska Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Spectacular Spooky Craft & Coloring Program: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road. Enjoy spooky crafts and coloring activities for the whole family. All supplies will be provided.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax and Kiley Cruse with World-Herald News Service