Lots of fun and family-friendly activities celebrating Halloween or offering alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating are scheduled in the Harker Heights area. The following is a list of several upcoming events:

Halloween party

The Harker Heights Public Library is offering a full day of spooky activities on Oct. 27.

Classic scary movies will be shown from 1 to 5 p.m. in a “Black and White Festival.” A children’s Halloween party with indoor trick-or-treating, crafts, games and a live-action mystery will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Costumes are encouraged.

The library is at 400 Indian Trail in Harker Heights. For more information, call the library at (254) 699-5008.

Haunted house

The Central Bell County Fire and Rescue Volunteer Fire Department will host a haunted house featuring trick-or-treating, games, food and a bounce house from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27, at the Nolanville Fire Station, 100 N. Main St.

Admission is $5. For more information or to volunteer, call (254) 698-6891.

Fall festival

Trinity Baptist Church will have its annual fall festival from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the parking lot at 403. E. Farm-to-Market 2410, Harker Heights.

Costumes are allowed and admission is free to everyone in the community. Guests are asked to bring a canned-food item to be donated to the Harker Heights Food Care Center.

“There are loads of games, hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and a free cake walk,” Ethel Mize, publicity chairman, said.

Baskets of goodies will be sold in a silent auction, with proceeds going to the food care center. For more information, call the church at (254) 699-0529.

Halloween Hoopla

The City of Harker Heights is sponsoring the seventh annual Halloween Hoopla, an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.

“Last year’s event was a big success and we look forward to a grand event this year”, said Nichole Broemer, recreation and events coordinator.

The Hoopla, a free event, takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Carl Levin Park, 400 Miller’s Crossing. Broemer encourages families to dress in costumes and bring their cameras.

Wagon rides and a “ghost hunt” for toddlers ages 2 to 4 are joining the Hoopla lineup this year, which also includes inflatables, games and lots of candy. Concessions will also be available for purchase.

If the weather is bad, the Hoopla will be moved to the Recreation Center. For more information, call (254) 953-5465.

If you know of other Halloween-related events or fall festivals, email the information to kristij@kdhnews.com or call (254) 501-7548.

Contact Kristi Johnson at kristij@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7548

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