21st annual Haunted Hike
Mike Greenwell's 21st Annual Haunted Hike, "The Carnage Begins at Dark," has begun at Greenwell's Bat a Ball & Family Fun Park in Cape Coral.
The "Carnage" continues Oct. 27, 30 and 31, with the 21st Annual Safe Trick or Treat planned for Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5-8 p.m. The event is for kids 12 and under.
Those youngsters attending are urged to dress in costume and bring their own goodie bags. It's free but a donation of pet food to be donated to local animal shelters will be accepted. A $2 donation is requested for onsite parking.
Mike Greenwell's is located at 35 N.E. Pine Island Road. For more information, call 574-4386.
Caloosa Nature Center
Haunted Walk continues
The Haunted Walk at the Caloosa Nature Center and Planetarium continues at 7 p.m.
The Haunted Walk runs through Oct. 31. Hours are 7-10 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays; and Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m.
Admission: $10 non-members, 13 and older; $8 members; children 12 and younger, $8. Organizers do not recommend that children younger than 8 attend the Haunted Walk but "bring them if you dare."
The Friendly Forest, which opened Friday, Oct. 26, and continues Oct. 27, 28 and 31, offers another Halloween alternative. Hours are 2-5 p.m. each day.
Admission: $10 non-members, 13 and older; members and their children, $5; children 12 and younger, $5, children 2 and younger free.
& Halloween Extravaganza
Pumpkins have arrived, the train villages has been transformed, scarecrows have been built, hayrides running and many more families will soon be lining up for the annual Fall Festival and Halloween Extravaganza at Lakes Regional Park located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive.
The Fall Festival and Halloween Extravaganza, which kicked off Oct. 19, runs daily through Oct. 31. Enjoy a seasonal train ride through the villages, visit the pumpkin patch, hop on the hayride, vote for your favorite scarecrow on display, and enjoy family friendly activities and games.
The pumpkin patch, hayride, scarecrows and games will be open Monday through Friday, 6-9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Halloween Express Train rides will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7-9:45 p.m; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7-9:45 p.m.; Sunday noon-4 p.m. and 7-9:45 p.m.
Visit www.leeparks.org or call (239) 533-7575 for more details regarding the Fall Festival and Halloween Extravaganza at Lakes Regional Park.
LMHS to hold blood drive
at Caloosa Nature
Center & Planetarium
Lee Memorial Health System Blood Centers will host a blood drive Saturday, Oct. 27, from 38 p.m. at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers.
All donors will receive $2 off admission to the Calusa Nature Center's Haunted Walk and a Halloween T-shirt.
All blood collected remains in the Lee Memorial Health System to serve your community. Lee Memorial Health System uses 800+ units of blood each week. With both The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida and the only trauma center within a five county area, the need for blood locally remains constant, and needs to be replenished daily.
All blood types are currently needed.
Call 343-2333 for questions about donating.
A pint of blood can be donated every 56 days
For more donor and age requirement information, visit Lee Memorial Health System: Blood Centers
The Gulf Coast Symphony will present A Haunted Halloween Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. This family concert is appropriate for children of all ages.
Beginning at 1 p.m., children and adults are invited to come in costume to participate in a costume parade with prizes, safe trick-or-treating, children's play activities, and experience the Gulf Coast Symphony's Musical Discovery Zone, where children are encouraged to meet and chat with the symphony musicians and play with instruments in order to learn more about first-hand how they work.
Prizes will be given for the most creative costumes.
At 2 p.m., the Gulf Coast Symphony will perform symphonic music that sets the mood for Halloween.
During the performance, children are invited to sit onstage, directly in front of the orchestra so that their visual experience with the Symphony is as meaningful and engaging as the music they hear.
Tickets to this Family Concert are $10 for adults and $7 for children.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Barbara B. Mann Box Office at 239-481-4849, in person at the box office, or online at www.gulfcoastsymphony.org
Pee Wee Halloween
A Pee Wee Halloween for tots 2-3 years old will be held at Four Freedom's Park from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 29.
Parents and their children can enjoy an hour of Halloween fun with story time, crafts, and a snack. Parent must attend with child.
Please call 239-574-0804 for additional information.