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Halloween activities offer alternatives

Weather today is probably the biggest trick of all, and not much of a treat. But it won’t stop children – and many adults – from celebrating Halloween. Several events are planned this afternoon and evening, including:


Halloween Spook House

Oct. 31

Curley Cone, 12850 M-179, Highway, Wayland. Family-friendly “Wizard of Oz” spook house. Kids 16 and under receive free small soft-serve ice cream cone after going through the spook house. Saturday, Oct. 26, weather-permitting, showing outdoor family-friendly spooky movie, beginning at 7:30 p.m.


Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m.

Hastings. 56B District Court, Barry County Courts and Law Building, 206 W. Court St.,


Indoor trick or treat

Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m.

Hastings Church of the Nazarene, 1716 N. Broadway, Hastings. Lower level of church decorated in various themes, many candy stops. ADA-complaint and open to all; 269-945-9734;


Indoor trunk or treat

Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Hastings. Grace Lutheran Church, 239 E. North St. Cider, popcorn and other fall foods, along with candy and non-food gifts for the young at heart. Ten decorated rooms with costumed youth and adults welcoming children and handing out Halloween treats. (Teal pumpkins filled with peanut-free and gluten-free toys and treats.) Call 269- 945-9414 or visit


Trunk or treat

Oct. 31, 5:30-7 p.m.

Nashville. Highpoint Community Bank parking lot. Community outreach event hosted by Grace Church. Rain venue either fire barn or Grace Church.


TCU Boo!

Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Hastings. Thornapple Credit Union, 202 E. Woodlawn Ave. Rain or shine, Halloween fun includes trick-or-treating, photo booth, and for those who dare, and haunted hallways; 269-948-8369,


Trunk or treat

Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Lake Odessa. Lakewood United Methodist Church, 10121 Brown Road. Indoors and outside, food, games, trick-or-treating and fellowship. Prizes for best trunk decoration; 269-367-4161,


Trunk or treat

Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.

Middleville. First Baptist Church, 5215 N. M-37 Highway. Free indoor event will include games, candy, food and bounce houses; 269-795-9726,


Halloween celebration

Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.

Middleville. Peace Church, 6950 Cherry Valley Road. Includes giant inflatables, photo booth, doughnuts, trick-or-treating and more, 269-891-8119,

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