Halloween Happenings

Haunted Hayride & Shockwalk, thru Oct. 30, Sundays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 6:30-10 p.m.; Fridays, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Midway opens at 6:30 p.m. First hayride departs at dusk (approximately 7:45 p.m.) Additional attractions include costume shop, Shock-Walk and Little Screamer’s Not So Scary Hay Ride (Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. only.) Dracula’s Forest, Clarks Summit. $5-15 hayride; $5 shockwalk. 587-2323 or www.draculasforest.com.

Trails of Terror, thru Oct. 30, Sundays, dusk to 10 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays, dusk to 11 p.m. $5. Proceeds benefit the West Wyoming Fire Department. West Wyoming Fire Department. 760-3489.

Old Mauch Chunk Ghost Walks, Oct. 7- Dec. 17, Fridays-Saturdays. The one-mile round trip is led by a costumed storyteller with lantern and last about an hour, unless the spirits have other ideas. Multiple walks held in October. Times change with season. Inn at Jim Thorpe. 325-2346 or www.jimthorperotary.org.

Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Hayride, thru Oct. 31, Sundays, Fridays-Saturdays, 6:30-11p.m. Additional attractions include, "Pitchblack," an indoor walk-through scare, and a campfire. Food is available for purchase. No cameras, cellphones, or weapons permitted. Closed, flat shoes required. Reaper’s Revenge, Scott Twp. $15 hayride; $5 pitchblack or $18 combo. A $2 parking fee. 253-4746 or reapersrevenge.net.

Hotel of Horror, thru Oct. 31, Sundays, 7-10p.m.; Fridays, 7-11p.m.; Saturdays, 6-11p.m. Not recommended for children younger than 10. Open rain or shine. The Hotel of Horror, Saylorsburg. $20. hotelofhorror.com.

Gravestone Manor, thru Oct. 31, Sundays, 7-9:30 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays, 7-11p.m. Proceeds from this annual volunteer-run haunted house benefit the United Way of Wyoming Valley. Not suitable for very young children. Trion Warehouse, Plains. $10. 821-6500 or www.gravestonemanor.org.

Brokenharts Asylum, thru Oct. 31, Sundays, 7p.m. – midnight ; Fridays, 7-noon ; Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. A self-guided walk through haunted house open every weekend in Oct. New features for 2011 include a "moving room." Sponsored by Screamin’ Demons Haunted Attractions. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Proceeds benefit the Harveys Lake Fire and Ambulance Company. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Dallas. $10; $5 for immediate repeat. 760-8027 or www.screamindemonshaunts.com.

Carnival of Souls, thru Oct. 31, Sundays, Fridays-Saturdays, 6-11p.m. This interactive haunted attraction boasts a carnival theme. American Legion Post 781, Mountain Top. $10. 261-0333 or www.trufearproductions.com.

Hollenback Cemetery Tour, Oct. 8, 11a.m., Oct. 8, 1p.m. Presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society. Limit 30 participants. Reservations required. Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. $10 or 7 members. 823-6244.

Into the Dark, Oct. 13-23, Sundays, 2p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 8p.m. This eerie evening of experimental theatre created by the Touchstone Ensemble features a "chilling cast of characters, suspenseful stories, and haunting vignettes explore the depths of terror that lurk within the human soul." Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem. $15-25. (610)867-1689 or touchstonetheatre.org.

Spooky Glass Etching, Oct. 13, 10a.m. – 1p.m. Create your own set of distinctive drinking glasses for the Halloween season in this one-day workshop with Iraina Caramelli. PoconoArts Community Cultural Center, Stroudsburg. $15-35 plus $20 material fee. 476-4460 or poconoarts.org.

Forty Fort Cemetery Tour, Oct. 15, 11a.m., Oct. 15, 1p.m. Presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society. Limit 30 participants. Reservations required. Forty Fort Meeting House. $10 or $7 members. 823-6244 or www.fortyfortmeetinghouse.org.

Ghost Tours, Oct. 15-29, Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Hear tales of the staff’s ghostly encouters on this historical tour. No children younger than 12 admitted. Old Jail Museum, Jim Thorpe. $7-10. 325-5259 or www.theoldjailmuseum.com.

Afternoon Book Club, Oct. 19, 2p.m. Adults are welcome to participate in a discussion of the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley classic Frankenstein. Abington Community Library, Clarks Summit. 587-3440.

Haunted House of Hamlin, Oct. 21-30, Sundays, Fridays-Saturdays. Hamlin Fire Hall. $10 or $5 for children 12 and younger (must be accompanied by an adult). www.hamlinfire.com.

Bonfire & Celtic Samhain Harvest Festival, Oct. 21, 8-11p.m. This Arts on Fire Harvest Festival Bonfire also offers live music by the Tom Petty Appreciation Band and traditional season activities including apple bobbing. Email artsculture570@gmail.com to register for the pumpkin carving contest by Oct. 17. Scranton Iron Furnaces, Scranton. $10 advance; $15 door. 963-4804 or artsculture570@gmail.com.

NEPA Philharmonic: John Williams Pops Spooktacular, Oct. 21, 8p.m. Featuring music from the Harry Potter series of films. Also songs from E.T., Jurassic Park, and Jaws as well as Halloween themed works, including Saint-Saens’ frightfully popular Danse Macabre. Costumes encouraged. Scranton Cultural Center. 344-1111 or www.nepaphil.org.

NEPA Philharmonic: John Williams Pops Spooktacular, Oct. 21, 8p.m. Featuring music from the Harry Potter series of films. Also songs from E.T., Jurassic Park, and Jaws as well as Halloween themed works, including Saint-Saens’ frightfully popular Danse Macabre. Costumes encouraged. F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. $15-60. 344-1111 or www.nepaphil.org.

Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Tour, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society. Limit 30 participants. Reservations required. Luzerne County Historical Society Library, Wilkes-Barre. $10 or $7 members. 823-6244.

Museum Mayhem, Oct. 22, 8p.m. – midnight This fundraiser for the museum includes food, beverages and activities. Creative Halloween attire suggested. Ages 21 and older only. Reservations requested. Everhart Museum, Scranton. $65 or only $50 for members. 346-7186 or www.everhart-museum.org.

Nightmare on North Washington, Oct. 22, 7-10p.m. The Greater Scranton Jaycees present a Halloween celebration featuring DJ music, dancing, and hors d’oeuvres in Shopland Hall. Costumes encouraged. Scranton Cultural Center. $30 or only $25 for members. 878-9079 or www.scratonjaycees.org.

Halloween Costume Dance Party, Oct. 22, 6p.m. – 9a.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Featuring dancing, dance contests, and a prize for best costume. The original 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead will be screened at 9:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Please arrive in costume. Save on purchase of a two-night ticket that includes Friday’s Rocky Horror Rock Show. New Visions Studio and Gallery, Scranton. $7. 878-3970 or www.newvisionsstudio.com.

The Tell-Tale Poe, Oct. 22, 6-7p.m. Daniel J. Kostelec presents the stories of Edgar Allan Poe including Annabelle Lee, The Bells, and The Raven for a teen audience (grades 7-12). Abington Community Library, Clarks Summit. Free. 587-3440 or www.lclshome.org.

Bunnicula, Oct. 22, 8p.m., Oct. 23, 2p.m. Arts YOUniverse and King’s College present a child-friendly holiday play about a vegetarian vampire bunny by Jon Klein adapted from the 1979 book by James and Deborah Howe. Directed by Angel Berlane. A meet-the-cast reception and Halloween costume contest follows the Sunday performance. Downtown Arts, Wilkes-Barre. $5. 905-7308 or www.artsyouniverse.com.

Haunted Illusions, Oct. 23, 2p.m. Celebrate Halloween with an afternoon of magical tricks and unforgettable treats. Family-friendly show incorporates comedy and audience participation. F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. $15.50-$25.50. 826-1100 or www.kirbycenter.org.

Children’s Halloween Party, Oct. 23, 1-3p.m. Patrick O’Malley presents his annual free party for children in pre-school through fifth grade. Enjoy pizza and ood from local restaurants as well as candy anmd a drink. Also includes photo op with "the Wicked Witch of the West" and DJ entertainment by Jason Miller of Extreme Entertainment. Reservations requested by Oct. 20. McDade Park, Scranton. Free. 346-1828.

SPRI Haunted Tours, Oct. 24, 6-8p.m. , Oct. 24, 8-9p.m. , Oct. 25, 6-8p.m. , Oct. 25, 8-10p.m. The Society of Paranormal Research and Investigation scours the Masonic Temple in search of evidence of paranormal activity. Scranton Cultural Center. 344-1111.

Make-It, Take-It Craft Time, Oct. 24, 3-5p.m. For ages 3-10. Make three owl projects to decorate your home for Halloween. Supplies will be provided. Abington Community Library, Clarks Summit. Free. 587-3440 or www.lclshome.org.

PEEC-A-Boo! Halloween Trail, Oct. 25, 3-9p.m. This enchanted trail event includes crafts, campfire stories, and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. $5 or free to children younger than 3. 828-2319 or www.peec.org.

Halloweed Wedding, Oct. 28-31 The Worthington Players present a holiday comedy by Brydie Jaques. In the play a couple checks into a haunted castle that happens to be owned by the infamous Dracula. Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee-On-Delaware. 421-5093 or www.theshawneeplayhouse.com.

Trolley of Terror, Oct. 28-30, 6p.m. and 8p.m. Includes candlelight walking tour through downtown Scranton and trolley ride. Not recommended for children younger than 12. Register 15 minutes prior to tour. $24 or $22 for Lackawanna Historical Society members. Catlin House, Scranton. 344-3841 or www.lackawannahistory.org.

Night with the Living Dead II: The 27 Club, Oct. 28-29, 7:30 p.m. Celebrating that famous group of musicians who all died tragically at the young age of 27, including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and most recently, Amy Winehouse. Uptown Music Collective students will perform highly polished, note for note renditions of select master works from each artist, infusing each with their own artistry. Proceeds from this concert fundraiser benefit the non-profit music school. Community Arts Center, Williamsport $10 advance; $15 door. 329-0888 or uptownmusic.org.

AFA Halloween Bash, Oct. 28, 8-11p.m. Featuring costumes, dancing, treats, music by DJ Walt Luke and more. The Afa Gallery, Scranton $10. 969-1040 or www.artistsforart.org.

Halloween Hoe Down w/Cabinet, Oct. 29, 10p.m. River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains $8 advance; $15 day of show. 822-2992 or www.riverstreetjazzcafe.com.

Pumpkin Stuffers: A Spooktackular Halloween Comedy, Oct. 29, 2p.m. and 7p.m. This Halloween comedy in 13 short scenes by the West Scranton Players features witches, zombies, Dracula, Frankenstein, werewolves, ghosts and other popular trick-or-treat characters. Tickets available at the door. West Scranton High School. $3-5 or free to children younger than three. 348-3616.

Catawissa Halloween Parade, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. Enjoy bands, floats and costumes at this 104th annual holiday parade. Main Street closes at 6 p.m. Downtown Catawissa. 356-2561.

Lights Out! Halloween w/Monsterz Under the Bed, Oct. 29, 8p.m. We’R Productions presents a musical Halloween glow paint party with sexy glow dancer,s candy making, art display. lazer and black light show, and six DJs. Eleanor Rigby’s, Jermyn. 876-3660 or eleanorrigbys.net.

Halloween Concert, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble will perform. Free to those in costume. Houlihan-McLean Center, Scranton. 941-7624.

Halloween Panked!, Oct. 29, 9p.m. October’s dance party is a Halloween costume extravaganza! Featuring music by DJs Conor McGuigan and Brian Langan. The Bog, Scranton. $5. 341-6761.

Drawing Socials Halloween Special, Oct. 30, 5-9p.m. This drawing group features a different ensemble of progressive and experimental musicans each week — the performers being the subject as well as the entertainment. Draw or just listen. All skill levels welcome. The Afa Gallery, Scrantonv $2-5. 969-1040 or ted@tedmichalowki.com.

Phantom of the Opera, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. The silent film will be screened with organ improvisation by Kevin O’Malia. First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Free-will donation. 586-6306.

Halloween: A Night with Poe, Oct. 31. The American Readers Theatre Company offers a dramatic reading of works by Edgar Allan Poe. Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford. 296-9630 or greytowers.org.

Annual Halloween Houdini Seance, Oct. 31. Scheduled to occur at the exact moment of Houdini’s death — 1:26 p.m. Also enjoy rare feature films and other surprises. Guest magician and inventor Devin Knight.will give a special lecture at 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. The Houdini Museum, Scranton $10-25. 342-5555 or www.houdini.org.

Halloween Costume Party, Oct. 31, 7-8p.m. Costumes are required for this Halloween Costume Party restricted to adults age 18 and older. Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. 823-0156 or www.osterhout.lib.pa.us.

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