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Spooky Sundays

Oct 5, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 Sundays 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.
Teens, join us for Spooky Sunday Movies at the library! Starting October 5, the Marathon County Library Wausau Headquarters will show a spooky movie based on a book each Sunday in preparation for Halloween. Showtimes are from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.
Spooky Sunday movies are restricted to teens (grades 6-12), and all films have a PG-13 rating. All of the movies are based on books. The film schedule is:
October 5: “Coraline”
October 12: “The Haunting”
October 19: “The Mothman Prophecies”
October 26: “I am Legend”
The event is free and open to teens.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.

Healthy Halloween Hoedown

Oct 24, 2014 5pm - 8pm

Central Wisconsin Children's Museum 1100 Main Street, Stevens Point, Wi 54481
Put on your Halloween Costume and Join us Downtown at the Children's Museum for a night of Halloween Fun!

We will have LIVE Hoedown music, FUN Carnival games, MAD Science activities, SCARY Stories, TASTY Healthy Food, LIVE Critters, COOL Raffle prizes, CRAZY Face painting and MORE!

There will also be Trick-or-Treating with our downtown business neighbors from 5-7pm! Also, each child will receive a pail of goodies to take home!

The Healthy Halloween Hoedown is a safe and healthy way to enjoy the Holiday in a child/family friendly and fun-filled environment!

Tickets are available at the door for $5 per person and children under 1year are FREE.

If you have any questions, would like to donate money, time, supplies, or want to purchase group tickets in advance, please contact Joe Schoenberg at 715-344-2003 3# or

Proceeds from this event directly benefit our community programming and educational exhibits.

For more information contact Joe Schoenberg at 715-344-2003 3# or

Six Spooky Words Contest

Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 Entries Accepted October 1 - 26

Any Marathon County Public Library location
Can you write a scary story in just six spooky words? For the Halloween season, the Marathon County Public Library will run a contest for patrons and other community members to submit a six-word horror story. The library will accept entries from October 1 through Oct. 26. The winning entries will be shared with the public via a poster in the library and through social media. Entries can be submitted on paper at any Marathon County Public Library location, or online by emailing The winning entrants will have their choice of several MCPL prizes.
The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Oct 11, 2014 1pm - 5pm

10094 HWY 70 WEST MINOCQUA, WI 54548
Join us for our 8th Annual Zoo Boo Family-Friendly Halloween Event. Zoo Boo is a merry-not-scary Halloween celebration. Trick or treat your way around the zoo brought to you by local businesses with plenty of treats and sweets, while participating in games, crafts, music, and a costume contest at 3 P.M. sharp. This is a safe and unique Halloween party you won’t want to miss. All proceeds go toward Wildwood’s Animal Winter Feed Fund.

Judy Domaszek 715-356-5588

Trick-or-Treat Maze for Children Ages 6-10

Oct 26, 2014 1pm - 3pm

Willow Springs Garden, 5480 Hillcrest Drive, Wausau, WI 54401
A trick-or-treat maze for children ages 6-10. Come dressed in costume (or not) and collect candy from ghouls (not so scary!) in the maze. Cost is $3/child

Willow Springs Garden, 5480 Hillcrest Drive, Wausau,WI 54401

Haunted Corn Maze

Oct 23, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014 Thursday & Friday 7pm - 10pm, Saturday 6:30pm - 10pm

Willow Springs Garden, 5480 Hillcrest Drive, Wausau,WI 54401
Be entertained and scared by over 80 volunteer goules located throughout the Haunted Corn Maze and Round Barn. Concession waiting area with warming fires and entertainment start your journey into the maze. Recommended for ages 10 and up. $8/person. Dress for the weather. Tickets sold only at the entrance.

Willow Springs Garden, 5480 Hillcrest Drive, Wausau, WI 54401

"Haunted" Hodag Howl

Oct 25, 2014 6:30pm

Quality Inn, 668 W Kemp St. Rhinelander, WI 54501
Hodags on Parade feature Hodag sculptures beautifully painted by local artists. The next Hodags will be auctioned at the “Haunted” Hodag Howl on October 25, 2014. This full-filled event will be held at the Quality Inn beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to come in costume. There will be refreshments, raffles, games, music and dancing, as well as the Hodag auction.

Downtown Rhinelander, Inc