Here are some Halloween events in Durham and the surrounding communities:
HILLSBOROUGH – Shops and restaurants in downtown Hillsborough will pass out candy and other treats from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Put on your costumes and bring the entire family to enjoy the best of Hillsborough.
A free map of participating locations is available at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, in the Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St., or at www.visithillsboroughnc.com/content/hillsborough-halloween.
For more information call The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough at (919) 732-7741.
Walltown Children’s Theatre
DURHAM – Walltown Children’s Theatre will present “Thriller Kids Night Out” Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the theater, 1225 Berkeley St.
This supervised event will include games, music, dancing, a costume contest and more. Pizza will be served.
Admission is $22 for the first child, $13 for each additional child. This event is recommended for children ages 6 to 13. For information, call 919-286-4545.
‘Boo-tiful Halloween Concert’
DURHAM -- The Durham Community Concert Band will present “A Boo-tiful Halloween Concert,” a joint concert with the Sherwood Githens Middle School band program, Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Durham Central Park shelter area.
The 60-member Githens band program is directed by Patrick Blackburn. The Durham Community Concert Band is directed by Tom Shaffer, who is in his 22nd year of leading the program.
This concert features music depicting ghosts, goblins, witches and other mildly scary creatures. Some of the selections include “Night on Bald Mountain,” “Procession of the Nobles,” “Ride of the Valkyries,” along with similar music of John Williams.
Food trucks will be at the park. Children and adults are urged to come and bring costumes for the Halloween Parade. Decorations will be provided by the band members, but the audience is encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.
Audience members are encouraged to donate to the Durham Emergency Crisis Center.
DURHAM -- Durham Parks and Recreation will present the 10th Annual Hallow-Eno
at West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Road, Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activities include treats at the Mangum House, face painting at the mill, arts and crafts, hayrides, entertainment, campfire stories and songs, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This event takes place regardless of the weather.
For details, contact Beth Highley at 919-471-1623, option 1, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Village trick-or-treating
CHAPEL HILL -- Southern Village will hold its annual Halloween event for children Thursday at the Southern Village Farmers Market, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Festivities for children will include face painting, pumpkin painting, Halloween crafts, and trick-or-treating from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Families can stop at the information desk at the Farmers Market to pick up a listing of businesses participating in the Trick-or-Treat Trail.
Voting for the annual scarecrow contest continues through the end of business on Halloween Day. The public is invited to walk around the village to pick two favorites from the dozen or more scarecrow entries around Market Street. Town Hall Grill at 410 Market St. will have a supply of Scarecrow voting ballots.
Admission is free, but organizers are requesting donations to the Farmer Foodshare Donation Station, located at the Farmers Market. Go to www.farmerfoodshare.org for further information about this non-profit, which provides farm-fresh produce to hungry families.
Papa Mojo’s Halloween
DURHAM – Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse will hold its annual Halloween Party Thursday (admission is $15). Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos will perform, and there will be prizes for costumes.
Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse is in Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410-Y N.C. 55.
Fun Zone party
DURHAM – The Fun Zone, a child-care service at 104 W. Parrish St., will present its fourth Halloween Party Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their children dressed in their Halloween costumes for a parade around the Parrish Street Plaza.
The event will also have Halloween crafts, treats and the Bouncy House.
In case of bad weather, this event will be canceled. For updates, visit Fun Zone’s Facebook page.
--From staff reports