Family-friendly Halloween activities dominate today's selection of things to do in Casper. But reminders that another holiday is on its way are also on day's agenda.
Here is a summary, as provided to the Star-Tribune.
Spooky and not-so-spooky stories just right for little ghosts and goblins will be told at the Natrona County Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Kids of all ages are invited to don their Halloween costumes for the special storytime event.
Rocky Mountain School of Dance presents its second annual Haunted House from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 736 N. Glenn Road. The scary and fun time is appropriate for all ages. A $5 admission each night includes a goodie bag.
The Elks Family Halloween Party starts at 6:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Elks Lodge. Pulled pork sandwiches will be provided. Take a side dish or dessert to share. Dance to GTO. Games and costume contests will be held. Members, significant others and guests accompanied by a member are welcome.
The Casper Children’s Theatre holds its eighth annual Haunted Theatre from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at the Casper Children’s Theatre in the Commissary Mall, 138 S. Kimball St. Tickets are $5. The Haunted Theatre is not recommended for children under the age of 10 years.
"Nightmare on South Wolcott," the 2010 Haunted House, is open for older children and adults from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight and Sunday at 450 S. Wolcott St.
The White Room and the Suffocation will return, along with new fear features and, of course, Freddie Kruger. Tickets are $10.
For younger children and the faint of heart, the Haunted House will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Tickets are $5. Proceeds will help support Poverty Resistance self-sufficiency projects.
Downtown Trick or Treat, sponsored by the Downtown Merchants & Professionals Association, is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dress the youngsters in costume and join in the fun! Participating businesses will have an orange pumpkin poster on their window or front door.
While trick or treating downtown with your children on Saturday, visit the Scholastic Book Fair at the First United Methodist Church, 332 E. Second St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The selection of children's books can get you started on your Christmas shopping and provide quality books for your family.
The Alternative Gift Fair at the First United Methodist Church is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Gift cards are available in honor of a family member or friend to support many local charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Wyoming Dementia Care and Central Wyoming Hospice.
Crafts include olive wood nativity sets and carvings from Bethlehem, handcrafted Appalachian gifts from the Red Bird mission in Kentucky, African baskets, jewelry and carvings from Sierra Leone and Kenya and handmade goods by local crafters. Fair trade coffee, tea and cocoa will also be available. Grocery cards to support homeless schoolchildren in Natrona County are also available for purchase.
Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming for a Fall Festival Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greater Casper Branch, 1701 E. K St. The event includes fall activities, snacks, a costume contest, bobbing for apples and pumpkin carving. It is open to all, member or not. A free lunch will be served at noon.
Skate and Bounce at the Wagon Wheel Roller Rink tonight from 7 to 9 p.m., or 9 to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 31, 1 to 3 p.m., or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wear costumes for prizes and get roll-back admission price of $3 with own skates; $5 with any skate rental. Add to the fun with free bounce and a drink.