Around the Southeast for Oct. 12, 2017

Haunted Hikes

Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center’s Haunted Hikes for younger children are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 27. Cost is $6 per person.

Children can learn about snakes, insects, rats and other creepy critters at educational stations along the trail, track down costumed characters to receive treasures, trek the Swamp Graveyard and enjoy carnival games and Spooky Storytime in the Education Building.

Costumes are welcome. All children should bring a flashlight and must be accompanied by an adult.

‘Hocus Pocus’

Watch Disney’s Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” for free at 7 p.m. Friday in the outdoor plaza at the Main Library. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Louisiana Lemonade and Little Caesars will sell drinks and food on site.

Farr Park open house

The annual fall open house for Farr Park Equestrian Center, 6402 River Road, is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free activities for families and children of all ages include a petting zoo until noon, concessions, games, prizes, barn tours, hay rides and riding and vet demonstrations. BREC’s riding students will compete in English and Western classes.

Call (225) 769-7805 or visit brec.org/farr for details.

Falling leaves

A reading of “Fall Leaves Fall” by Zoe Hall and a decorative leaf suncatcher craft for children ages 2 to 5 are at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Call (225) 756-1160 to register.

Wreath party

A wreath making party for adults begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library. Bring a 12-inch chenille stem wreath base. Other materials will be furnished.

Call (225) 756-1150 to register.

Read for the Record

Children ages 3 to 7 can listen to a reading of this year’s Jumpstart Read for the Record selection, “Quackers” by Liz Wong, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fairwood Branch Library. After the story, kids will make a stand-up cat to take home.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Call (225) 924-9386 to register.

Splatter art

Twenty-somethings can design take-home splatter art at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the meeting room at Fairwood Branch Library. Supplies will be provided.

Book discussion

“Baton Rouge Cemeteries” author Faye Phillips is the featured guest at a free book discussion for adults at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Library. Phillips is a former associate dean of libraries at LSU and the author of several books about Baton Rouge.

The discussion, focusing on the history of some of Baton Rouge’s oldest cemeteries, is hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Special Collections Department.

Call (225) 231-3752 for details.

Boo at the Zoo

Merry-not-scary trick-or-treating for children is available Oct. 21-22 and 28-29 at Baton Rouge Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo. Zoo gates are open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with grounds closing at 5 p.m.

Costumed kids will have the opportunity to visit treat stations throughout the zoo, wander through a hay maze and explore the Enchanted Swamp.

Regular zoo admission applies.

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Article Around the Southeast for Oct. 12, 2017 compiled by www.theadvocate.com