The community has the chance get spooked and enjoy lots of treats this Halloween as several holiday-related events are happening in and around Rolla this weekend and next week, leading up to Oct. 31.
Missouri University of Science and Technology's Haunted Mine at the university's Experimental Mine located off Bridge School Road returns again this year.
Tours of the haunted mine began last weekend and will continue from 6 to 11:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26. The mine will also be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31.
Tickets are $10 for ages 11 and up and $8 for children under 10, S&T students as well as active military personnel and veterans with valid IDs.
Small children may visit from 5-6 p.m. this Friday and Saturday to walk through the mine with the lights on. The cost is $5 per child.
A $2 discount will be given to each person who brings three canned goods to be donated to the Russell House, a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. This event has been a fundraiser held every Halloween since 1997.
For more information about the Haunted Mine, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-341-4753.
'A Safe Trick-or-Treat Night'
The Rolla Downtown Business Association will host the annual "Have a Safe Trick-or-Treat Night" from 5-7 p.m. Halloween night in downtown Rolla. Several businesses will participate.
Central Federal Savings and Loan will sponsor their "Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest" on its parking lot to benefit the Phelps County Animal Welfare League. Christ Episcopal Church will have its hot dog and beverage giveaway on its parking lot.
Christian Drama Force will have performances on the John's Firestone Parking lot. The skit titled "A Toys Tale" is 20 minutes and is family friendly. It will be repeated throughout the evening between 5-7:30 pm and seating will be provided.
Trunk-or-treat at S&T
Missouri University of Science and Technology student organizations will hold a Halloween Trunk-Or-Treat from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Residential College parking lot next to the Dairy Queen on University Drive. The event is free and open to children in sixth grade or younger and their parents.
The event is sponsored by the Chancellor's Leadership Academy (CLA).
For more information about the event, contact Jerri Arnold-Cook at 573-341-7504 or email email@example.com.
• This Friday, Oct. 18, Stop Making Sense Improv, the comedy troupe in residence at Ozark Actors Theatre, will perform "The Wig Show," an improv comedy Halloween show at 7:30 p.m. at the Cedar Street Playhouse, 701 N. Cedar St., Rolla.
Tickets are $15 for general admission or $12 for students, children and active military personnel and are available at www.ozarkactorstheatre.org or by calling 573-364-9523.
Page 2 of 3 - • The Elks Lodge in Rolla will hold a Halloween party and haunted house Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26 and on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-10 p.m. Tickets for the haunted house are $1 or six tickets for $5. Halloween crafts and games will be free on Halloween night for ages 10 and under.
For more information, call Stacie Nash at 573-466-9312 or Janey Mentola at 573-201-1299.
• This Saturday is the Brayden Kress Tharp Foundation Halloween 5K Run at Rolla Lions Club Park. The race kicks off at 5 p.m.
There will be a Halloween celebration to follow with a dinner, silent auction and costume party at the Lions Club Den.
For more information, call 573-201-8302 or visit Brayden Kress Tharp Foundation on Facebook or www.blessingsfrombrayden.org.
• Haunted High will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6-11 p.m. at Rolla High School. Admission is $4 and proceeds will go to help muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. This event is sponsored by the leadership class at RHS with help from DECA and various organizations.
• Ridgeview Christian Church will host a harvest glow festival Sunday, Oct. 27. The event will start at 5 p.m. with a free chili supper.
There will be a brightest costume contest (entrees should be child-friendly), door prizes and a children's carnival that runs from 6-7:30 p.m. The church is located at 806 Ridgeview Road in Rolla.
• As part of the S&T Leach Theatre Family Film Series, the movie "Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King" will be screened at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Leach Theatre of Missouri S&T's Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
Admission is $3 per person. Tickets will be available at the Leach Theatre box office beginning at 10 a.m. that day.
After the film, lunch will be available in the Leach Theatre lobby for $3. There will be a special craft project available for $1, and other crafts, coloring sheets and activities are available for free.
For more information, visit leachtheatre.mst.edu or call 573-341-4219.
• The First Church of God located at 615 W. James Blvd. in St. James will have a trunk-or-treat Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. In addition to individuals handing out candy from their cars, there will be hayrides, cider and attendance prizes.
• Greentree Christian Church, located at 800 Greentree Road, will host a trunk-or-treat Halloween from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be a trunk line, concessions and games.
• The Rolla Multisport Club will host the Bonehead 5K race and walk, and 10K race Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 a.m. The starting line is at Seventh and Rolla streets in Rolla. A portion of the proceeds will benefit CASA. There will be prizes for the best costume. Register at split-secondtiming.com.
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