SHOCKTOBER PARTY: Jefferson College will host its annual Shocktober Halloween Party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday inside the student center cafeteria on the Hillsboro campus, 100 Viking Drive. The event will feature a haunted house, hayride, games, music, costume contests and prizes. Admission and parking is free. There is a nominal cost for some games and activities. Information: call Laura Grentz at 636-797-3000 or 942-3000 ext. 231.
Saturday, Oct. 24
TRICK OR TREATING: The Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch, will host trick or treating from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at 5680 State Road PP, High Ridge. Children age 1 to 11 can wear their costumes to trick or treat through the library. There will be face painting and other activities in the children's section. Advanced registration required. Registration: 636-677-8186.
SPOOKY SATURDAY: Boo at the Zoo Spooky Saturday will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park. The free event will feature safe and free trick-or-treating, a Halloween costume parade, live entertainment, crafts and games. Information: visit http://www.stlzoo.org
or call 314-646-4771.
TRUNK OR TREAT: A community Trunk or Treat will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at Cedar Hill Lutheran Church, 8600 Silver Lane, Cedar Hill. Information: 636-274-4802.
GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: The Downtown Twin Cities Business Association will host the Great Pumpkin Festival from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 31 Merchants displaying a pumpkin in their windows will hand out candy to children accompanied by an adult. The Festus/Crystal City Kiwanis will judge costumes starting at 10 a.m. outside Metro Office Supply, 102 E. Main St., Festus. Judging will be done by age group in 15-minute intervals. Information: 636-937-7757.
HALLOWEEN NIGHT: The Herculaneum Fire Department will hold its annual Halloween night from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at 151 Riverview Plaza Drive. Trick-or-treaters will be given candy, glow-in-the-dark bracelets, fire safety literature and a trick-or-treat bag. A Halloween-themed movie will be shown on the outdoor cinema screen. A Halloween "Egg Hunt" will begin at 7 p.m. for children age 12 and under. Registration for the egg hunt will begin at 6 p.m. Food, chips and drinks will be provided.