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Guide to a spooky 2011 Halloween

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Columbus

1st Annual Arthritis Foundation Bone Bash

Date: October 27, 2011

Time: 7 pm

Location: The River Miller Event Centre

More information: Put on your best costume and dancing shows and join us for a night of fun with live music by WHiskey Bent. Enjoy a specialty bone bash drink, a silent auction, and food from Jamie Keating.

This is a unique and new opportunity to increase awareness for the Arthritis Foundation and raise money needed for research and local programs and services.

Over 100+ of the local professionals will be attending. The evening will be filled with witches, goblins, fortune tellers and much more! So enter if you dare! (Must be 21 or older to attend)

IHOP Count Spatula Scary Face Pancake Giveaway

Date: October 28, 2011

Time: 7 am - 10 pm

Locations: Columbus, Phenix City and Auburn

More information: Celebrate IHOP's "No Tricks - Just Treats" all October long! Kids 12-and-under will receive a free IHOP's Scary Face Pancake 

Springer Opera House

Date: October 24, 25, 26, 30, and 31.

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Springer Opera House

More information: Tours start at 7pm until 10pm, $10 a person. Tickets are limited, so get one now! Buy them online at springeroperahouse.org or call 706-327-3688

Grand Opening Celebration and Harley Halloween Costume Ball

Dat: October 29, 2011

Time: 9 am - 10:30pm

Location Chattahoochee Harley-Davidson

More information: Costume ball starts at 6 pm. Come outfited in your favorite costumes. Prizes will be awarded for best couples, sexiest, scariest, funniest, best male and best female. Adults only.

Howlin' Halloween at PAWS Humane

Date: October 29, 2011

Time: 4 pm - 7 pm

Location: PAWS Humane at 4900 Milgen Road., Columbus, GA

More information: With Trick-or-Treating throughout the shelter, Snacks & Crafts, and Games Galore- Beanbag Toss, Wheel Spin, Cupcake Walk, Go Fish, and Lucky Haystack to name a few. The Pet Costume Contest will be held at 5:30pm – all pets are welcome to enter the contest and prizes will be given for Scariest, Most Original, Best Matching Pair, etc. pawshumane.org

10th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Festival

Date: October 29, 2011

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: 1000 and 1100 blocks of Broadway

More information: Sign up for the costume contest from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the following age categories: Ages 0-2, Ages 3-5, Ages 6-8, and Ages 9-12. Contest is limited to the first 25 participants in each age group, so be sure to get to the stage early to sign up! The Costume Contest will take place at 6:15 PM and First and Second place winners will be awarded in each category.

Monster's Ball 2011

Date: October 29, 2011

Time: 9 pm - midnight

Location: Columbus Museum

More information: Guests will enjoy spooky cocktails, trick-or-treat snacks and a wicked good time. Disguise yourself in your best costume and prepare to dance the night away. Tickets are $25 for non-members and can be purchased by calling 706-748-2562 Ext 542.

Country's annual Halloween party

Date: October 31, 2011

Location: All three Country's Barbeque locations

More information: For kids under 12, in costume HalloWeiner & fries, P-NutButter sandwich & chips or Macaroni and Cheese. Apple Bobbin and Treat bags after 5 pm. Hay rides at Country's north after 5 pm.

Ft. Benning

Hoowwll-O-Ween at the Dog Park

Date: October 28, 2011

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Fort Benning's Dog Park II (by Blue, French and Green Fields)

More information: Free to attend and open to all ages (under 18 must be accompanied with parent.) Dogs must be registered on post. Refreshments available. Pet and owner costume competitions. benningmwr.com

Phenix City

Chick-fil-A Phenix City 3rd Annual Fall Festival

Date: October 27, 2011

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Chick-Fil-A Phenix City

More information: Kids wear your Halloween costumes! FUn, games, prizes and activities for the entire family. Buy any combo meal and get a free kids 4 count nugget meal.

Auburn

Orange Fest 2011

Date: October 30, 2011

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Trinity united Methodist Church of Opelika, 800 2nd Avenue, Opelika

More information: Free admission, activities, food! Featuring Trunk or Treat! Donations of non-parishable food to benefit the East Alabama Food Bank welcome.

11th Annual Downtown Trick or Treat

Date: October 31, 2011

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Downtown Auburn

More information: This FREE, community event features candy and giveaways - courtesy of downtown merchants, live music, and children's activities. Downtown Trick or Treat offers children 12 years and younger an excellent alternative to door-to-door trick or treating. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Downtown streets will be closed during the event.

(SOURCES: BONEBASHCOLUMBUSGA. ORG, SPRINGER OPERA HOUSE, PAWS HUMANE, FT. BENNING MWR, IHOP, CITY OF AUBURN, AUBURN OPELIKA TOURISM BUREAU, CHATTAHOOCHEE HARLEY-DAVIDSON)

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