MIAMI-DADE COUNTY


Happy Harvest Kids Sale
Oct. 1-2. Rake in the savings at The Five Ladybugs Happy Harvest Consignment Sale. Beat the heat and shop the indoor boutique for all your childrens needs. Or sell your unwanted items and receive up to 70% of the selling price. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 1 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 2. Sunrise Presbyterian Church, 18400 NW 68th Ave., Miami. 954-709-1996 or email thefiveladybugs@yahoo.com. House of Horror Amusement Park
Oct. 7-31. Attractions include a two-acre haunted house, heart-pounding amusement rides, carnival food and games, and a concert stage featuring the hottest acts in South Florida. 6 p.m.-midnight, Monday through Friday and 5 p.m.-midnight, Saturday and Sunday. Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave., Miami. 305-639-6000 or www.houseofhorrorpark.com. Adults, $22; Age 9 and younger, $15. Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 9-31. A charity event with lots of fun. Walk the grounds and see all of the animals and the butterfly garden. Take great photos of your family and friends. Purchase a pumpkin and receive a free pony ride. 3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Little Farm, 13401 SW 224th St., Goulds. 305-258-3186. Pumpkins, $4-$24; Pony Ride, $2; Petting Farm, $3; Scarecrow Kits/Harvest Décor, $2-$5; Refreshments, $1. Fairchild's Edible Garden Festival Featuring the Scarecrow Contest
Oct. 23. Fairchild's Edible Garden Festival features lectures, delicious food, cooking demonstrations, plant vendors and demonstrations on how to create a fruit and vegetable garden in your own home garden or as a container garden. Scarecrows will fill the garden as part of the festival. Enter your own original scarecrow in the scarecrow contest and help raise funds for The Fairchild Challenge Satellite Programs. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. 305-667-1651. A Family Halloween Concert
Oct. 24. Trout Fishing in America offers a musical and lyrical adventure that both children and adults can enjoy. This often goofy and always lively musical dup presents the world as kids see it. Get ready to dance, think and laugh out loud from the beginning to the end. 3 p.m. University of Miami, Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org. Adults, $12; Children, $10. Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash
Oct. 24. Whether families trick or treat their way around the Museum's 14 galleries, brave the haunted house, test their knowledge in the mad scientist lab or create crafts, families will have a bewitching time. Activities include: face painting, pumpkin decorating, haunted house, cookie decorating, costume parade and more. 1-6 p.m. Miami Children�s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway , Miami. 305-373-5437, ext. 142. $40 per person. Free Scary Face Pancakes at IHOP
Oct. 29. Participating IHOP restaurants nationwide will observe Halloween a little early this year in a fun, festive and flavorful way, offering free �create your own� Scary Face Pancakes to trick- or-treaters 12 and younger. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. For participating locations visit www.ihop.com. Halloween Dance Day
Oct. 29. Join the staff at Let'sDANCEStudio for a spook-tacular night as we get ready for Halloween. Come dressed in your costume for arts-n-crafts, candy and dancing fun. Light refreshments will be served. 7-10 p.m. at Let'sDANCEStudio, 6350 Bird Road, Miami. 786-208-6772. $8 per child; $5 for each additional sibling. Monster Splash Nighttime Bash
Oct. 29-31. Kids will have a spooky good time at this family-friendly nighttime extravaganza featuring trick-or-treating, Halloween themed animal shows, a haunted house and fun for kids. Monster Splash Nighttime Bash is a safe Halloween alternative for kids and their families. Kids in costume may collect candy and other goodies at trick-or-treat stations throughout the park. 5-11 p.m. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne. 305-361-5705, ext. 225 or www.miamiseaquarium.com. Adults, $24.95; Ages 3-12, $19.95.

Howl-o-ween at Fairchild
Oct. 31. This Howl-o-ween bring your dog to Fairchild. Your pooch is invited to Fairchild for a day of four-legged fun. For rules and regulations visit www.fairchildgarden.org. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. 305-667-1651.

BROWARD COUNTY


Pumpkin Patch and Family Fun Days
Through October 31. All pumpkin sales benefit Fusion Youth Ministry and the Fusion Youth Missions projects. Cash only. Pumpkins will be for sale weekdays from noon-8 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Family Fun Days are Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Activities include a bounce house, face painting, storytelling, games, pumpkin carving, a photo opportunity, and more. First United Methodist Church, 8650 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs. 954-752-0333. River Ghost Tour
Sundays in October. Tour the house while listening to the results of the ghost teams investigations and the history of the people that lived here. The tour on the New River is narrated by Sea Dog John. You will hear about the colorful characters that once lived along the banks and occasionally come back to visit. Age 10 and older. Reservations required. 7:30 p.m. Historic Stranahan House, 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-524-4736. $20 per person. Young Frankenstein
Oct. 6-17. The classic Mel Brooks movie is alive�and you�ll have a monstrously good time at this new production. The cast will deliver all of your favorite moments from the film, plus brand-new show-stopping numbers for the stage. For showtimes visit www.browardcenter.org. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. $25-$69. Family Hayride and Campfire
Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4. Enjoy an evening with family and friends and take a hayride around the park. You can also roast marshmallows and hot dogs on the campfire and drink hot chocolate. Groups of 15 or more persons should call the park for reservations. Hayride: $3/person age 3 and older per ride, includes marshmallows, chocolate, hot chocolate, and graham crackers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. 954-360-1315. Parks gate entrance: $1.50 per person; children five and younger, free Fall Harvest Festival
Oct. 10. Walk through a pumpkin patch where you can hand pick your favorite pumpkin. Participants can enjoy a horse drawn hayride, games, arts and crafts, face painting, costume contest and more. The Florida Panthers will be on hand with rides, games and music. Register by Oct. 6. 3-5 p.m. Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44th St., Sunrise. 954-747-4600. Residents, $5; Nonresidents, $10. October Ghost Tours
Oct. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30. Docents dressed in mourning clothes will lead the group through the house telling the history of the Stranahans and relaying old customs and superstitions from days gone by. The parlor is staged with a Victorian funeral and the weeping widow tells the procedure for the home funeral. Age 10 and older. Reservations required. 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Historic Stranahan House Museum, 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-524-4736. $20 per person. Halloween Hall-a-Bal-O
Oct. 22. Trick-or-treat with the Y. This will be a fun, family event with a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, games and spooky fun. Open to the community. 6-7:30 p.m. Sheinberg Family YMCA, 20201 Saddle Club Road, Weston. 954-424-9622. A Family Halloween and Safety Festival
Oct. 23. The entire family can enjoy police and fire safety exhibits, carnival games and activities, inflatables, face painting, raffles and door prizes, candy and Halloween bags for children and a haunted house. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Plantation Community Center, 5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation. 954-797-2180. $2 per person. Fall Festival
Oct. 24. Celebrate fall with pumpkins, family photos, costume contests, puppy adoptions, cars from Infiniti, freebies from Boomers, food, music and more. All net proceeds donated to local charities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Waterway Shoppes, 7499 N. State Road 7, Parkland. Free. Ghosts and Goblins Family Fun Night
Oct. 29. Activities include a costume parade, games, arts and crafts, photos in the pumpkin patch and age appropriate story time. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Ages 2-11 with an adult. 6-8 p.m. Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road S., Coconut Creek. 954-970-0150. Free admission; nominal fee for crafts and photographs. Free Scary Face Pancakes at IHOP
Oct. 29. Participating IHOP restaurants nationwide will observe Halloween a little early this year in a fun, festive and flavorful way, offering free �create your own� Scary Face Pancakes to trick- or-treaters 12 and younger. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. For participating locations visit www.ihop.com. ArtsPark Boo Bash
Oct. 30. Children of all ages can enjoy a safe Halloween. 7-10 p.m. ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and US 1, Hollywood. 954-921-3500. Free. Monster Truck or Treat
Oct. 30. Children can enjoy a safe Halloween with treats while exploring enormous vehicles. Get aboard and up close to city vehicles from police, fire and parks departments and local trucking companies. Bob the Construction guy and kids games and activities crafts will round out the day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. David Park Community Center, 510 N. 33rd Court, Hollywood. 954-967-4236. Free. Story Time with the Good Witch
Oct. 30 and 31. Kids will love story time with friendly witches and their creepy pets. Kids can also participate in a costume parade, and other fun tricks and treats. Visit www.flamingogardens.org for a complete schedule of events. 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. 954-473-2955. Adults, $17; Ages 4-11, $8.50; Member and ages 3 and younger, free. Arrive in costume and receive half off admission. Scare Broward
Oct. 30-31. Have a scary good time at our Haunted House this year with live actors. A ghostly maze of terror awaits you. Don't forget to pick up some free candy. Age 10 and older. 8 p.m. Residential neighborhood, 2684 NW 94th Ave., Coral Springs. 954-261-9730 or info@scarebroward.com. Free. Trick or Treat Shop to Shop