Page 1

12 n WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2010 / “it’s alive! It’s alive!” — “FRANKENSTEIN”


((((((((((((( THE PULSE

Halloween 2010

What’s what, where and when in NW Ohio

Compiled by Whitney Meschke Events are subject to change.

The Corn Maze at The Butterfly House Sixteen acres devoted to Northwest Ohio’s Idol — yup, a corn maze of Crystal Bowersox. 3-10 p.m. Thursdays, 3 p.m.-midnight Fridays, noon-midnight Saturdays and noon-8 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, Butterfly House, 11455 Obee Road, Whitehouse. $7-$8. (419) 877-2733 or

Country Lane Tree Farm Fall Festival A “Twilight: Eclipse” corn maze, haunted hayrides (Saturdays) and Twilight Trail of Terror (Saturdays), farm tours and pumpkin patch offer seasonal scares and experiences. 4 p.m.-dark weekdays and 10 a.m.-dark weekends Oct. 31, 3525 N. Bolander Road, Genoa. $1-$16. (419) 461-1298 or

Fleitz Pumpkin Farm Corn and straw bale mazes will confound young and old, and animals will be available for children to meet. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, 7133 Seaman Road, Oregon. $1$2. (419) 836-7613 or

Ghostly Manor A haunted house and Ghostly Gauntlet are open for fun, along with 3-D movies. 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7-10 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, Ghostly Manor, 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky. $7-$17. (419) 626-4467 or

HalloWeekends Haunted houses include Club Blood, Eerie Estate and Happy Jack’s Toy Factory; a variety of less frightful attractions are offered for kids; and indoor and outdoor shows will be staged. 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays, noon-midnight Saturdays and noon-9 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, Cedar Point Amusement Park, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky. $20-$46. (419) 627-2221 or

Leaders Family Farms In addition to a corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides and kids’ activities, attractions will include a haunted house and cornfield. 7-10 p.m. Fridays, 2-10 p.m. Saturdays and 2-9 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, Route 24 and County Road 16, Napoleon. $1-$20. (419) 599-1570 or

Riehm Barnyard Fun and Corn Maze A five-acre labyrinth will confound the unprepared. 4-7 p.m. Fridays, noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, and 2-6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, Riehm Farms, 7244 N. Route 53, Tiffin. $7. (419) 992-4392 or

TerrorTown Haunted attractions include House of the Dead, the 120foot Black Hole. Nightmare (Alice Cooper tribute) will perform Oct. 29-30. 8-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 31, Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. $10$25.

Northwest Ohio Railroad Quarter-scale train rides are offered using either a diesel or steam engine, and model trains are laid out in the museum. (419) 423-2995 or O Train of Terror & Haunted Engine House: For teens and adults only. 8-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 30; $7.

Toledo Zoo 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 3854040 or O Halloween Vineyard Adventure: Adults are welcome to disguise themselves for this wine tasting. Oct. 30, $40. Reservations: (419) 385-5721, ext. 3092. O Pumpkins for the Animals: Playing with your food is not just a human pursuit. The zoo’s residents will devour or carouse with the seasonal gourds. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30-31.

Halloween Boo Cruises A 30-minute boat ride will feature fun without the frights. Costumes are welcome. 5, 5:45, 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Oct. 27-29; Noon, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15 p.m. Oct. 30, Sandpiper, departing from the Jefferson Street dock in

Promenade Park. $5. Reservations: (419) 537-1212 or

Who’s That Masked Kid? Scary, silly, animal and clown — all types of masks will be made and represented. 4 p.m. Oct. 28, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395 or

Spooktacular Halloween Magician Andrew Martin will lead “Count Wakula’s Funny Fest.” toledolibrary. org. O 4 p.m. Oct. 28, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 2595330. O 2 p.m. Oct. 30, Huntington Meeting Room Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5207.

Horror Stories

games, creepy crafts and a costumed parade. 11 a.m. Oct. 30, Borders, 5001 Monroe St. (Sylvania Avenue side of Westfield Franklin Park). (419) 474-3704 or www.

Halloween Skate Costumes are welcome at this frozen frightfest. Skate rental, hot dog and drink are part of the deal. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 30, Tam-o-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $5. (419) 885-1167 or

Goblin Gallop Students in sixth grade and younger have a chance to sprint a mile or two. 9 a.m. Oct. 30, Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania. $7. Registration due by Oct. 22: (419) 882-1500 or www.playsylvania. com.

Fall Fest Games, including bingo, and crafts will be featured, along with a “trunk or treat” event for kids and steak fry. 3-6 p.m. Oct. 30, Epworth United Methodist Church, Central Ave. $4-$8 for dinner. (419) 531-4236 or

This program will look at some of the classic stories and mythologies civilizations associate with the stars. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or

Olander Park Halloween Hike

Family Halloween Train

Halloween Ghostly Get Together

The family can don their costumes to try to win a contest, plus try doughnuts, cider and games. 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Old Road Dinner Train’s depot, 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. (888) 467-2451 or

Halloween Alternative Friendly ghosts, skeletons and witches will offer children 12 and younger games, activities and treats. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 29, Owens Community College Student Health and Activities Center, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2569 or

Halloween Thriller Jam Dance and Party

Costumes are optional, but only those who come dressed to impress can win the masquerade contest. 8 p.m. Oct. 29, Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. $10. (800) 937-4616 or

Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl

“Zombies only please. Vampires, ghosts and werewolves will be torn limb from limb and have their brains eaten like soup.” 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 from Wesley’s Bar & Grill, 1201 Adams St. (419) 255-3333.

Kids 12 and younger will take over the park for their nefarious purposes, namely collecting candy. Costumes welcome, of course. 6 p.m. Oct. 30, Olander Park. $1. Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. (419) 8828313 or A costume contest with $150 prize, plus free appetizer buffet, will mark the holiday. 8 p.m. Oct. 30, Treo Restaurant and Bar, 5703 Main St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2266 or

Spooktacular Halloween Magician Andrew Martin will lead “Count Wakula’s Funny Fest.” 2 p.m. Oct. 30, Huntington Meeting Room Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5207 or

Halloween Bash Music, treats and a costume contest are set to scare up some fun. O 6 p.m. Oct. 30, Claddagh Irish Pub, Sylvania Avenue side of Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 472-1414 or O 8 p.m. Oct. 30, the Event Center, 23 N. Summit St. $8. (419) 283-8200 or

Halloween Bash Yung Prof, Tha Fif Element, Hitashi and Hize will perform; costumed attendees could win money and will save two buck on admission. 10 p.m. Oct. 30, Days Inn, 1800 Miami St. $3-$5. (419) 666-5120.

Moonlight Masquerade Masks will be required, either predecorated versions or created by the wearers, for this Italian dinner, followed by dancing to music by Swingmania. 7 p.m. Oct. 30, Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 E. Second St., Perrysburg. $25.

“War of the Worlds” Oregon Community Theatre will re-create Orson Welles’ panic-inducing radio play about a Martian attack. 8 p.m. Oct. 29-30, Challenger Learning Center of Lucas County, 4955 Seaman Road, Oregon. $5-$8. (419) 691-1398, or

Terror at TMA 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or O “The Mummy” (Boris Karloff) awakens when a member of an archaeological expedition reads an invocation from a sacred book aloud in an ancient tomb. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Little Theater. O “The Phantom of the Opera” (Lon Cheney) haunts his love, an ingenue in a Paris musical theater company. Live organ accompaniment by organist Brian Bogdanovich. 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Peristyle. $15; call the Toledo Symphony for tickets, (419) 246-8000. O Halloween at the Museum: The galleries will come alive with mummies, fortunetellers, princesses and more and a holiday “treasure” hunt. Costumes are welcome. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 31.

Devil’s Night Out The Valentine Theatre will host two not-too-scary movies (“Bride of Frankenstein” and “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein”), plus a DJ will spin tunes and snacks will be available. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 400 N. Superior St. $7.50. (419) 242-2787 or www.

Halloween Spooktacular Kids will help decorate pumpkins, other gourds and cutout bats and bake pumpkin seeds. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 30, University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, Mich. $7. (734) 6477600 or

Have a Spooktacular Time “Ming the Magnificent will incorporate ancient Chinese magic, music and storytelling into this spellbinding performance.” 2 p.m. Oct. 30, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250 or

Annual Halloween Spooktacular Kids ages 3-8 are invited for scary story time, spooky

Perrysburg concert This community band will perform a program of kidfriendly classics. 2 p.m. Oct. 30, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $3-$5.

The Moonwitch This program will discuss various aspects and facts of moon lore. 1 p.m. Oct. 30, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or

Kidtoons Youngsters and their parents can watch “Spookley the Square Pumpkin,” Noon Oct. 30-31, Rave Franklin Park 16, 5001 Monroe St., second floor, Sylvania Avenue side. $3.50. (419) 891-5039 or

Imagination Station Summit and Adams streets. $6.50-$8.50. (419) 244-2674 or O Spooky Science: A science show will highlight the fright and the Science Studio will offer eerie activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 30 and noon-5 p.m. Oct. 31. O Halloween party: Costumed attendees will get $2 off admission. Oct. 31.

Miss Spider Halloween Tea

ably over 800,” she said. “This year, we’re expecting anywhere from 800 to 1,000 people downtown.” Businesses giving out treats will display an orange pumpkin in their window or outside. In addition to candy, some businesses give out coupons or other small items from their store. Gibson said The Flower Basket will give out carnations to moms who are with their kids. Grounds For Thought coffee shop and bookstore will also be giving out books. Gibson said she looks forward to the trick or treat because it is a great way to give back

The Blarney Irish Pub 601 Monroe St, Toledo, OH (419) 418-2339 Oct. 29 & 30 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. live band: “The Bridges” $4.50 Guinness drafts

Chuck’s on Monroe

4477 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH (419) 720-3370 Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.; Saturday noon - close; Sunday 1 p.m.-close Oct. 30 “Thriller on Monroe” Thriller dancers DJ and huge sound system $3 cherry and grape bombs $1 draft $2 bottles

Claddagh Irish Pub

5001 Monroe St., Toledo, OH (419) 472-1414 Oct. 30 DJ by Quillen Entertainment from 9 p.m. - midnight $200 cash prize for best costume at midnight No cover $3.50 Long Islands $2 Shot special $2 Bud and Bud Light bottles


309 West Alexis Rd. # 3, Toledo, OH (419) 476-2883 11 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Oct. 30 7 p.m. - close Halloween Party Costume contest: cash prizes given away at midnight 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), and 3rd ($50) Free pool, free food $1 Domestic beer: bottles and cans $1 12 oz. draft $2.50 BooBerry bomb

Easy Street Cafe

822 Washington St., Toledo, OH (419) 255-0010 Oct. 30 Halloween Party 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Live music Drink specials

Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl Oct. 29 begins at 8:30 p.m. at Wesley’s. Bars are listed in order of the crawl.

Wesley’s Bar and Grill 1201 Adams St., Toledo, OH (419) 255-3333 3 p.m. - 2 a.m. Oct. 29 Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl

Manhattan’s Restaurant

1516 Adams St., Toledo, OH (419) 243-6675 11 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Oct. 29 Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl “Zombie Beach Party” Spook-tinis and Boo shots Oct. 30 Live jazz/soul band: “It’s Essential” Costume contest with prizes

The Attic on Adams

1701 Adams St., Toledo, OH (419) 243-5350 Oct. 29 Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl Walk around magic by Martin Jarret from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free Halloween munchies Haunted Patio Drink Specials:

Spike & Muddy’s

38 South St Clair, Toledo, OH (419) 2438224 Wednesday Friday 1 p.m. - close; Saturday and Sunday noon - close Weekend specials $2.50 Holiday shots $1 PBR cans $2.50 Coors Light and Miller Light cans $1.50 Miller High Life cans $1.25 Miller Genuine Draft bottles

Table Forty 4

610 Monroe St., Toledo, OH (419) 725-0044 Oct. 30 Halloween Party Costume contest: win two tickets to see John Krueger Mellencamp

Toledo Players Sports Bar

513 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, OH (419) 241-8080 Weekend specials $2 domestic bottled beer $3 22 oz. draft beer $3 bombs and shots $1 Jell-o shots

Treo Restaurant & Bar

5703 Main St., Sylvania, OH (419) 882-2266 Oct. 30 8 p.m. Halloween Bash Costume Competition: $150 for best dressed, $50 gift certificate to the runner-up Special potions Free appetizer buffet Half-off Halloween martinis

$5 Hot spiked apple cider $3 Monster punch $3 Zombie bombs $4 Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Scary movies Oct. 30 “Pirate Day” All costumes welcome Rum specials Haunted patio Scary movies Oct. 31 Bar trick or treat $3 Monster punch $3 Zombie bombs Scary movies

Ottawa Tavern

1817 Adams St., Toledo, OH (419) 725-LIVE (5483) Oct. 29 Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl

Bretz Bar

2012 Adams St., Toledo, OH (419) 243-1900 9 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Oct. 29 Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl Oct. 30 “The Wizard of Oz”: Shows with Deja D’Dellataro, Aaliyah Martinez, Moltyn Decadence and Infusion Crew Costume contest with cash prizes for 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), and 3rd ($50) Cover charge: $5 for over 21, $10 for under 21




Monroe, Mich.:

Bedford Township, Mich.:


Bowling Green:


6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Downtown shops, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28; residences, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31.


Halloween Spooktacular

6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

6-8 p.m. Oct. 28. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

Oak Harbor:

6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.


6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Ottawa Hills:


6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.


6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 30.

6-8 p.m. Oct. 30. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 30.



6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 28.


6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.



6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Ridgeville Corners:

6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30.


Parade, 2 p.m. Oct. 31; 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.


Springfield Township:





Grand Rapids:

Sylvania Township:

6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 31. 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

to the community. “People in the town keep our doors open and I am a firm believer in giving back to them,” she said. Downtown BG Director Barbara Ruland said the town gets a lot of help from the community to make sure the trick or treat goes smoothly. She also said there will be a photographer offering Halloween photo packages. “It’s a great event and a great way for BGSU students to come help out downtown,” she said. O — Andrew Farr

PNC Bank Building 405 Madison Ave., Toledo, OH (419) 246-3339 Oct. 30 7 p.m. Halloween Party 15% off food bill for costumes Free appetizers No cover 8 p.m. live performances by Bobby May and John Barile

Trick-or-Treat times

6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

Costumes are welcome at this frightful program of symphonic scares and a parade of disguised listeners. 3 p.m. Oct. 31, Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $10$25. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.

Ice Restaurant & Bar

Halloween bars specials

Attendees can dress in their costumes, make crafts, listen to a Miss Spider story and sip Witches Brew with some ghoulish snacks. 2 p.m. Oct. 31, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747 or

Downtown BG offers tricks and treats From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28, the annual Bowling Green Trick or Treat hosted by local businesses will draw hundreds into the downtown area for some early candy. Maryann Gibson, who owns and operates The Flower Basket, organized the trick or treat event almost 20 years ago. Gibson said probably 90 percent of the merchants in downtown Bowling Green participate. She said it’s a great way for kids to come out and trick or treat with their friends and family. “The first year we did it, there were maybe a hundred kids. Last year, there were prob-

Halloween happenings

5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 30; parade at 7 in front of fire station.

6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.



6-8 p.m. Oct. 28.


6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31.


6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.


6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30.


6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 28. 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Walbridge: Waterville: Wauseon:

Whitehouse: Woodville:

6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

The Pulse - Halloween 2010  
The Pulse - Halloween 2010  

What’s what, where and when in NW Ohio. From Halloween happenings to trick-or-treat times, STAR's The Pulse has it covered.