Mysticism, festivals and treats are just some of the spooky events taking place in Paris this week and into Monday.
Dressed-up kids and parents will need to watch the weather forecast as heavy rain expected on Friday has caused a flurry of cancellations across the region.
This year, there are several options, with the city of Reno, the First United Methodist Church and the Paris Pediatric Clinic hosting events that will be giving away candy from cars.
There are several festivals, too.
Here’s a quick rundown of what’s going on:
Paris authorities had planned to give out free candy during an event from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Love Civic Center, but due to heavy rain forecast for the region, the city event was postponed to an unannounced makeup date.
The ad encouraged visitors to visit the police and all city departments.
Paris Pediatric Clinic, 3150 Clarksville St., is hosting its first annual meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, which promises a night of games, prizes, candy and fun.
The Paris Public Library, 326 S. Main St, is hosting a Monster Cakes Saturday at 2 p.m.
Parish Church of God, 1400 Bonham St., hosts its Fall Carnival from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, featuring candy, an obstacle course, food and games.
Paris United Pentecostal Church, 5075 SE Loop 286, is hosting a fall festival from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, featuring games, snacks and prizes.
First United Methodist Church of Paris, 322 Lamar Ave., is giving away candy at its trunk or treat from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday.
Paris Elks Lodge 2433, 2110 36th St. NE, is hosting a Halloween party and costume contest with cash prizes at 8 p.m., Saturday.
Local country band Stacy Musgrove and the Stoney Creek Band provide musical entertainment for the evening.
Local downtown business Sun Dream Collective is hosting what it calls the Space Collective Mystic Fair from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Wade Park, 2400 E. Price St.
The ad said the public could learn about crystals, tarot, astrology and more.
Quality Care ER, 2675 41st St. SE, is holding an event from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
The ad encouraged the public to bring their goblins, ghouls and children for a special treat.
Calvary United Methodist Church in Paris, 3105 Lamar Ave., hosts an event starting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, with church members passing out candy to children.
Children’s Clinic of Paris, 345 Stone Ave., is hosting an event from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday.
The city of Reno hosts its annual Monster Mash Extravaganza from 12:00 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday at the Reno Kiwanis Park, 6820 Pine Mill Road.
The magic and balloon show starts at 1:00 p.m., and the trunk or treat starts at 4:00 p.m. The costume contest runs from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Taylortown Volunteer Fire Department, 10187 FM 1498, is hosting a pancake supper and harvest festival fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages seven to 12, and free for children six and under.
The ad advertised a free house, hayrides, a costume contest, cake, a raffle and games.
The giveaway is for a Mossberg Patriot Vortex .308 Win Bolt Action rifle with scope and walnut stock. Tickets for the 6:45 p.m. drawing are $5 each or five tickets for $20.
Cooper Lake State Park’s Doctors Creek Unit is hosting a nighttime evening walk at 7pm on Saturday at Pelican Point Parking Lot, 1664 FM 1529 S.
The list of events called for interested participants to see the night neighbors; like raccoons, skunks, bats and owls; and hear coyotes calling all night long.
The list recommends bringing a red flashlight with a filter, bug spray and a water bottle, and dressing for the weather.
Park programs are free to the public with a $5 park admission fee for ages 13 and older. Children under 12 are always free.