Halloween Happenings around Gainesville

Looking to expand beyond tooth decay on Halloween?  These local Halloween events around Gainesville just may fit the bill:

Friday, October 30 (in case one day is not enough)

Historic Halloween Haunt: Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Avenue (378-2280). Tours at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM.  The 5:30 PM tour is for children.  Trick-or-treat and learn about area history in historic downtown Gainesville. Treats, refreshments, palm readings and more.  Cost: $5

Dracuween Kids Party: 6 P.M., Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, UF campus (371-2986). A Halloween party put on by the Dance Alive National Ballet with punch, cookies and a costume contest. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $15

Saturday, October 31 (Happy Halloween!)

Boo at the Zoo: Santa Fe College’s teaching zoo will be decorated for Halloween, and zookeepers will be handing out more than 92,000 pieces of candy at 12 candy stations around the zoo. Bring one canned good per visitor for admission and a bag for candy, canned goods for local food banks, 3 to 7:30 p.m., Santa Fe Teaching Zoo, 3000 N.W. 83rd St. (395-5601)

Halloween Hauntings at Haile Horse Pasture: Haunted trail walk, games, treats and prizes. Admission is free, 4 to 8 p.m., Haile Horse Pasture, enter at west gate (338-0606 or 538-3067)

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