Saturday carnival at UMC followed by party Sunday at armory.
Halloween is coming up next week but the fun will get going already this weekend. First, on Saturday, Oct. 27, there will be a Halloween Carnival for kids at the University of Minnesota, Crookston from 12 to 4 p.m. in Bede Ballroom. Children can take part in various types of games, coloring and face painting and there will also be door prizes. The event is free for ages 2 to 12 years old. It is being hosted by Delta Theta Sigma with assistance from the Animal Science Association, Black Student Association, Pre-Vet Club, Peer connections and Ag-Arama.
• Coming up on Sunday is the Crookston Community Halloween Party held at the Crookston National Guard Armory from 2 to 4 p.m. Trick-or-treaters fourth grade and younger accompanied by a responsible adult are welcome to attend and wear costumes. Bring a canned food item to help the CHS Leo Club with its food drive. Also on Sunday, there will be Halloween Fun at the Maple Lake Pavilion from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be snacks, roller skating, hay ride and more. Bring a non-perishable food donation. The event will be sponsored by the Faith Lutheran youth group and Royal Neighbors of America.
• Finally, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, there will be several different events. At the AmericInn, kids will be able to trick-or-treat from 4 to 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. At RiverView, the third annual Treat Walk will be held in the Heritage Hallway from 6 to 7 p.m. RiverView Care Center residents will have lots of treats. Trick-or-treaters in costume are asked to use the Rehab Services entrance on the south side.
• Another Halloween party for kids will be held upstairs at the Eagles from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Kids can play games, have hot dogs and chips and get a treat. Kids under 12 are free and admission for kids over 12 is $1.
• Also on Oct. 31, at UMC, there will be a Haunted Red River Cemetery put on by UMC students and staff from 6 to 10 p.m. north of Centennial Hall on campus. It's a walk-through spooky cemetery scare. Parking will be in Lot G near the Kiehle building. Admission for the public is $4 and those who donate a non-perishable food item will be able to receive half-price admission. Proceeds from admission will support the Polk County Humane Society. The event is suitable for children that are 8 years and older.
• On Halloween night, the CHS Leo Club will be going door to door collecting food items for the Crookston food shelf/food bank. Leo Club members will be wearing pins to identify themselves. If your house is missed, call Linda Morgan at the high school (281-2144), and arrangements will be made to pick up your food items.