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SAU Magnolia's Boo in the Barnyard offers games, a petting zoo, haunted hallway, face painting and other activities. (Source: SAU Magnolia) SAU Magnolia's Boo in the Barnyard offers games, a petting zoo, haunted hallway, face painting and other activities. (Source: SAU Magnolia)
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Trick-or-treating is still on around the ArkLaTex. While there may still be some sprinkles here and there, most of the storms are expected to have moved through by Thursday evening.

With that in mind, here is a look at some of the family-friendly events planned for Thursday:

THURSDAY, Oct. 31:

Shreveport:

Harvest Festival
Rose Park Baptist Church
5560 Buncombe Road
6-8:30 PM in the Activity Center.
There will be  food, games, and bouncy plays for the kids. Event is Free. 318-687-8272 or www.roseparkbaptist.org

Trunk or Treat
Temple of Vision Baptist Church
226 Oregon Ave.
Starts at 6 p.m.

Fall Freedom Festival
Willow Point Baptist Church
5500 Lakeshore Drive
Shreveport
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
In the gym at the back of the church

Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (City of Shreveport) want to help citizens of Shreveport celebrate Halloween with two events on Thursday, October 31, 2013:

Annual SPAR City-wide Halloween Party
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 15 community centers located throughout the City of Shreveport.
There will be games, contests, treats and much more. The event is free to the public. The community centers hosting parties include:

A. B. Palmer 547 E. 79th Street 318.673.5336
Airport Park 6500 Kennedy Drive 318.673.7803
Andrew Currie 1600 Norma Street 318.673.7805
Bilberry 1902 Alabama Street 318.673.5345
Bill Cockrell 4109 Pines Road 318.629.4185
Chris Hays 4300 Illinois Street 318.673.7813
David Raines 2920 Round Grove Lane 318.673.5342
Hattie Perry 4300 Ledbetter Street 318.673.7810
Hollywood Heights 4815 McDaniel Drive 318.673.7811
Lakeside 2200 Milam Street 318.673.7812
Mamie Hicks 200 Mayfair Drive 318.673.6416
Querbes 3500 Beverly Place 318.673.7816
Valencia 1800 Viking Drive 318.673.6433
Southern Hills 1002 Bert Kouns 318.673.7818
Sunset Acres 6700 Quilen Avenue 318.673.7825

The SPAR Therapeutic Division will host a Halloween Explosion at Riverview Hall from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be music, door prizes, bobbing for apples, Sandy the Clown, candy bags and much more. This event is targeted for those individuals of all ages in our community with disabilities.

Bossier Parish:

Mall-O-Ween: Pierre Bossier Mall, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Boo! at the Boardwalk: Louisiana Boardwalk, all stores: 6 - 8 p.m.*
*Unless it's raining

Fall Fest at Bellaire Baptist Church, 6 - 8 p.m.
Fall Fest at First Baptist Church in Benton, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fall Fun Fair at Central Assembly of God, 6 p.m.
Fall Fest at Cypress Baptist Church, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Family Fall Fest at Elm Grove Baptist Church, 6 - 8 p.m.
Trunk-or-treat at Waller Baptist Church, 6 - 8 p.m.
Fall Fest: Eastwood Baptist, Haughton, 6 - 8 p.m.

Texarkana area:

Fall Fest: Liberty-Elau Baptist Church
5605 New Boston Rd., 
6-8 p.m.

Liberty-Eylau Fall Festival
Located at intersection of Kings Highway and Buchannon Loop Rd.
5:30-8:30pm

Fall Fest: Church on The Rock
1601 Mall Drive
6-8:30pm

Trunk or Treat
Oaklawn Baptist Church
2918 New Boston Rd, Texarkana TX
6-8pm. There will also be face painting

Magnolia, AR:

SAU's Boo in the Barnyard

The fourth annual Boo in the Barnyard will offer a safe and fun place to trick or treat on Halloween night from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Southern Arkansas University Agriculture Center.

Hosted by the SAU Agriculture Club, the event offers games, a petting zoo, haunted hallway, face painting and other activities. The event has grown each year, and organizers estimated attendance last year at around 1,000 children.

"We started the Boo in the Barnyard event as a way to get to know the community and for the community to get to know the Agriculture Department. It provides us an opportunity to showcase our students and faculty and provides a safe, entertaining night of trick or treating for the youngsters," said Dr. Jeffry Miller, chair of the SAU Department of Agriculture.

According to Miller, the event was the idea of Carley Calico, who is now an SAU agri alum who is in graduate school pursuing a M.S. in Agriculture Education from the University of Arkansas.

Fouke, AR:

Red Cut Road Massacre

The Miller County Fairgrounds is featuring a haunted house on Thursday, October 31st at 7:30 p.m.

The fairgrounds are located at 202 East Red Cut Road across from Fouke High School. Admission for children is $6 and $8 for adults.

All proceeds benefit Boggy Creek, Fouke City and satellite volunteer fire departments.

Natchitoches:

Please note that the location for the Witch Way to Main Street Event scheduled for tonight has been changed to the MLK Recreation Center located at 660 MLK, Jr. Drive in Natchitoches. Witch Way to Main Street will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the MLK Recreation Center in Natchitoches. 

Children 12 years of age and under are encouraged to dress in costume to attend this trick-or-treat event. 

Sponsored by the City of Natchitoches and Main Street Program, Witch Way to Main Street and Ghoul School will feature sponsored booths, face painting, Sparky the Fire Dog, a Haunted House, tours of the "Haunted" Natchitoches Parish Library Bookmobile, games and more! Click here for more information.

If you know of a local Halloween event not listed here, tell us about it!

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