Ghost Stories Night set for Oct. 27

A spooky annual tradition will rise from the grave again in Parkville this year — Parkville Nature Sanctuary’s Ghost Stories Night will be Saturday, Oct. 27.

The fund raiser event —all tickets cost $5 each — will run from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Parkville Nature Sanctuary, located at Highway 9 and 12th Street. Guests can hike the haunted trail, listen to scary tales, enjoy music and hang out at the campfire, complete with s’mores.

Hot dogs and chips will be provided and guests can take night hikes on the various trails – bring a flashlight. Mike Fraser and Tenley Hansen will provide music. Courtesy of Bentley Guitar, guests can listen to and try out a ukulele.

Volunteers are needed to carve pumpkins for the trail starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the pavilion in English Landing Park. Carvers must be of high school age or older. Pumpkins, tools, cookies and cider provided.

The event has grown in popularity over the years, with sanctuary director Joe Ryan reporting at the Oct. 2 board of aldermen meeting that almost 1,000 tickets were sold for the event last year.

Also in the Parkville area, the public is invited to Park University’s Fright Night. The annual Halloween celebration will run from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Copley Quad residence hall. Admission to the event is free and children of all ages are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes.

Fright Night will include trick-or-treating for children throughout the residence hall and booths will be set up for face painting, crafts and carnival-style games.