This story has been revised since its original posting to add Halloween at The Village.
While it's true that Halloween is more than a week away, this weekend has plenty of costumes and candy to be had:
Dinosaur Hill's Halloween Hoot
Dinosaur Hill's 31st Annual Halloween Hoot happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Tickets are $7 and must be purchased in advance. As of Wednesday afternoon there were still limited tickets available. The time slots with the most tickets are Friday 8-8:30 p.m. and Sunday 6:50- 7:20 p.m. Admission includes cider and a donut, guided walk with skits and a campfire with entertainment.
Groups of 25 people enter the woods every 10 minutes for a 45 minute guided walk through the luminary-lit nature preserve. Skits are performed throughout.
Costume-wearing is encouraged for young attendees. The event is family-friendly.
For tickets, call Dinosaur Hill at 248-656-0999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trick-or-Treat Downtown with Costume Parade
Over 50 downtown businesses will participate in trick-or-treating Saturday afternoon from 4-5 p.m. Participating businesses will be marked with balloon decorations.
At 5:15 p.m. children can join the Costume Parade with a police car and fire truck. The parade starts at the public parking lot on the corner of Water Street and University and ends at the Rochester Fire Department.
Spaghetti Dinner and Fire Department Open House
The Rochester Fire Department is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Open House to benefit Rochester Area Youth Assistance. The dinner is open from 4-8 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door and cost $10 for adults and $5 for chidlren 10 and younger.
Halloween at The Village
The Village of Rochester Hills is hosting a Halloween celebration Sunday to support Gleaner's Food Bank.
There is a five canned-goods donation (or $5 cash donation per child, maximum of $10 per family) entrance fee. With the entrance fee children receive a wrist band that allow them to participate in the following activities:
- Trick-or-treating at participating stores
- Ghost craft
- Pumpkin bowling
- Face painting
- Waterless tattoos
- Pumpkin bounce house
- Handpaint art
- Obstacle course
- Decorate pumpkins
At 2 p.m. Lozier Music will perform kid-friendly songs in the Festival Park gazebo. At 2:30 p.m. a Kid Parade will start at Eddie Bauer and end at Whole Foods with donuts and cider. Activities begin after the parade.