Trick-or-treating times for Columbus, Phenix City, Fort Benning

October 31, 2012 

Trick-or-treating times: The Columbus Police Department suggests an 8 p.m. cutoff for trick or treating tonight. The Phenix City Police Department recommends trick or treating from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Fort Benning residents may trick or treat 6-8 p.m.

Trick or Treat at the Library: Wear Halloween costumes and visit each department in the Columbus Public Library for a sweet treat 4-6 p.m. today. A spooky story time will begin at 4:30 p.m.

‘Night of the Living Dead’ screening at the Springer: The classic horror film screens at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Springer Opera House. The Saloon opens for snacking and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. An after party will include a costume contest.

Fall Ball at the Mall: 5-8 p.m. today at Peachtree Mall. Candy, games, door prizes and costume contests. Bring a trick-or-treat bag. Register for the costume contests and door prizes in the corridor near the Food Court between FYE and Cinnabon. Costume contests are 6 to 6:30 p.m. for 2 to 4 year olds, 6:30 to 7 p.m. for 5 year olds to third graders and 7 to 7:30 p.m. for fourth to sixth graders. Contestants must arrive at least 30 minutes before their contest begins to register.

Haunted Yard: Visit the Beaver family’s Haunted Yard 7-10 p.m. at 4021 Savannah Drive. Attractions include a maze of illusions, flying ghost, a scene that will remind guests of the movie “Hostel,” a toxic zone, zombies, snakes, a life-size Jason, a floating grim reaper, a 16-foot moving spider, hanging cages, fog, a chain saw massacre character and clowns. Donations will be given to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Pope’s Haunted Farm: Discover four separate attractions — a haunted barn, a haunted hayride, a haunted forest and a 3-D clown maze — in Salem, Ala. Hours are 7:30-10 p.m. today and Oct. 30-31. Tickets cost $12 for one attraction, $20 for two, $25 for three and $5 for the 3-D haunted house. Get directions at PopesHayride.  com  . Haunted Forest and Haunted Barn are not recommended for kids younger than 10.

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