It’s a spooky time of year for the Tonawandas.
As the days tick down toward Halloween, a variety of holiday activities are scheduled for the area. They include:
• The Herschell Carrousel Museum will host its annual Halloween Spooktacular from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. The event costs $8 per child and $2 per adult.
Children are invited to visit the museum in their costumes. The family-friendly party includes games, crafts and treats, with a comedy magic show by Charlie and Checkers at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 693-1885, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit CarrouselMuseum.org.
• The annual Haunted Harbor event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Gateway Harbor Park in North Tonawanda and Tonawanda. The free event will include trick-or-treating at stations and boats around the harbor.
In addition, Young Street in the City of Tonawanda will feature a haunted house. Donations are welcome and costumes are encouraged.
• The City of Tonawanda Library, 333 Main St., will host a Not-So-Spooky Stories program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library. Ann Marie Jasen will share stories and refreshments will be served. Costumes are welcome. The program is for children ages 3-8 with a caregiver. Call 693-5043 with questions or to register.
• A Trunk or Treat Party will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. Mark Lutheran Church parking lot, 1135 Oliver St. in North Tonawanda. The event will include food, carnival games, a cupcake walk, haunted house, pumpkin decorating (bring your own pumpkin), candy and prizes. Admission is a nonperishable food item to support the NT food kitchen. For more information, contact Liz Hurst at 861-9911.
• Frontiersmen VFW Post 7545 will hold its first Trunk or Treat event from 1 to 3 p.m Oct. 27 in the parking lot of the post, 110 Elgin St., Tonawanda. The event is open to children up to age 12 and their parents or guardians.