Aina Haina School:
"Dark Discoveries" takes a "slightly spooky" look at the New World with stories of early explorers of North America and Hawaii, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at 801 W. Hind Drive. Halloween-themed games, stories and food available. Admission is $2 for adults; $1 for children. Proceeds support the school's library programs. Call 377-2419 or e-mail email@example.com
Easter Seals Haunted House: Easter Seals transforms one of their Ewa plantation homes into a haunted house as a fundraiser for their Adult Day Care program, 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28. Face-painting and craft-making are among the activities. Admission is $4; free for keiki 4 and under. Call Charles Cruz at 681-0747 for volunteer opportunities.
"Haunted Plantation 2006": 7:30 to 11:45 p.m. Oct. 27 at Hawaii's Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St. Cost is $7. For ages 10 and up. Ages 13 and under must be with an adult. Call 277-9923.
TRICK OR TREAT
6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Look for balloons at participating stores. Call 732-7736.
Koko Marina Shopping Center: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Look for "Trick or treat here" signs.
Pearlridge Center: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Confetti the Clown paints faces from 3 to 5 p.m., and Chris da Clown offers entertainment at 7 p.m. at Uptown Center Court. Call 488-0981.
Windward Mall: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Entertainment at Center Court featuring Dizanne, "Sorceress of Halloween," keiki face-painting, magic shows and more. Call 235-1143.
TRICK OR TREAT ALTERNATIVES
Annual Holiday Faire:
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Highway. Keiki games and crafts, baked goods, country store, silent auction and more. Costume parade for keiki ages 2 to 6, 10 to 11 a.m. Call 595-6341.
"Circus, Circus" Keiki Carnival: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at Kailua Church of Christ, 400 Maluniu Avenue. Free hot dogs, candy, games, prizes and more. Call 262-5227 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trunk-R-Treat: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Cornerstone Fellowship, 95-1080 Ukuwai St. Candy will be distributed from trunks of cars. Free refreshments, games and more. Call 626-7719.
Hawaii Doggie Bakery:
Compete for prizes in eight different "dog-agories" including prettiest pooch, scariest dog, cutest canine, best local costume, and matching dog and owner. Contest begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Free doggie goodie bags for the first 100 dogs to register. Call 521-7297.
Kahala Mall: Registration 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 by Banana Republic. Contest begins at 3 p.m. at Center Court. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each age group: most original, judge's choice, and funniest/cutest costume. Age groups: under 1 year, 1 year old, 2 year old; 3-4 year olds, kindergarten/first grade, grades 2-3, grades 4-6. Call 732-7736.
Salt Lake Shopping Center: Check in at 10 a.m. to register for the following categories: most original, most scary/funny, and judge's choice. Judging at 11 a.m., winners named at 12:30 p.m. Call 735-8822.
Windward Mall: Movie-themed costume contest sponsored by Regal Cinemas, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the theaters. Hosted by Lina Girl of KCCN FM100. prizes will be awarded to kids, teens and adults. Visit www.WindwardMall.com for details.
Hawaiian ghost stories presented by local storytellers at Outrigger hotels, Oct. 27, 30 and 31, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27: Keala Ching and others share tales at the Keahou Beach Resort on the Big Island. Oct. 30 and 31: Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and the Outrigger Reef on the Beach feature Woody Fern and more. Free for hotel guests. For more on the Big Island event, call Kahea Green at (808) 324-2553; for Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, call Ethan Chang at 921-9731; for Outrigger Reef on the Beach, call Luana Maitland at 924-6007.
Bishop Museum's Treat Street:
5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Students from UH's School of Architecture design a neighborhood of house fronts for trick-or-treating for ages 12 and under. The "Creepy Crawly Roach Race" and a costume contest are among the highlights. Free admission, but donations are welcome. Call 847-3511 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org
Halloween Extravaganza: An inflatable haunted house, costume contest, trick-or-treating, pumpkin patch photo opportunities, games, food and more, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at Salt Lake Shopping Center. Proceeds from the event benefit Moanalua High School project graduation. Call 735-8822.
Keiki Fall Festival: Free petting zoo, pony rides, rock wall climbing, make-and-take crafts and family photos. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at Wahiawa Shopping Center.
"Magical Halloween" Event: 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at Mililani Shopping Center. Featuring a comedy magic show with Chris da Clown, balloon twisting and a costume parade and trick-or-treating led by Stevo the Clown at 4 p.m. Call 234-0404.
Monster Museum: 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 28 at the WWII tunnels in Kailua, 221 Iliaina St. View the Ancestral Art Gallery, a Monster Mortuary, the Witch 'n Kitchen, Franc & Crac's Pub and living quarters complete with a baby vampire. Cost is $30. Live bands, a silent auction and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Hawaii Animal Sanctuary, Hawaii Cat Foundation and Wild Bird Haven. Call Gina Lay at 595-6202 or send checks to Monster Museum Fundraiser, P.O. Box 25574, Honolulu 96825.
Pumpkin Patch: Pumpkin picking, hayrides, jumpers, food and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22; and Oct. 28 and 29 at Aloun Farms in Kapolei. Visit www.alounfarms.com or call 677-9516.
Trick or Trees: Halloween-themed fundraiser features music, dancing, a silent auction, food and more, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28 at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Tickets are $100; table sponsorships are available for $2,000; $4,000 or $6,000. Proceeds benefit the Outdoor Circle. Visit www.outdoorcircle.org, call 593-0300 or e-mail email@example.com.