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October 25, 2013

Don't get spooked -- parties and events abound this Halloween

It’s not Oct. 31 yet, but local Halloween activities are already getting started. Here is a look ahead at all the spooky, fun and festive events coming up: 


PARTY: The Oneonta Moose Lodge will host a children’s Halloween party from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The event will include games, a costume contest and refreshments.

DANCE: The Arc Otsego will present a “Halloween Hop” dance from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn in Oneonta. Admission will be $2, and music will be provided by DJ Tom King. For information, call 432-8595.

HARVEST FEST: Hartwick College will host its annual community Halloween Harvest Fest from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Golisano Hall on campus. The event will include activities, games, refreshments, a costume contest and guided trick-or-treating in college residence halls. For information, call 431-4853 or email

PARTY: The Oneonta Boys and Girls Club will host its family Halloween party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The party will include a costume contest with prizes, as well as activities and refreshments. For information, call 432-1133.

CARNIVAL: SUNY Oneonta’s Order of Omega will host a Halloween carnival for children from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The event will include face painting, pumpkin bowling, arts and crafts, and a costume contest in the Hunt College Union on campus. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children, to benefit Opportunities for Otsego. From 6 to 8 p.m., the college will offer guided trick-or-treating in college residence halls. For information, call the SUNY Oneonta Office of Residential Community Life at 436-2514.

TRICK-OR-TREATING, PARADE: Main Street Oneonta will present trick-or-treating at downtown businesses from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Participating businesses will be marked with an orange Halloween poster in the front window. The Halloween parade will follow at 7 p.m. For information, call MSO at 432-8871, ext. 208.

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