halloween

What seems to be every college student’s favorite holiday is quickly approaching as October comes to an end. Halloween-themed events will be happening all around campus and in the Greater Lansing area to get students in the spirit of the candy-centered and spooky celebration.

The Michigan State University Activities Board will be hosting Paint-A-Pumpkin on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7-9 p.m. MSU students are allowed to bring one guest. The event will be held at the Union. Mark Velez, University Activities Board director, said “this event has been extremely successful in the past and yields higher attendance rates than most craft nights.”

The Michigan State University Theatre Department will put on their seventh annual Haunted Aud: “The Underworld.” The event will take place in the auditorium building on the corner of Auditorium Road and Farm Lane on Thursday, Oct. 29; Friday, Oct. 30; and Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight. All proceeds benefit student organizations. Tickets are $15 per person and you can buy them at the door.

The University Activities Board will also host a “Spooktacular” movie event in the B-wing of Wells Hall from 8-11:45 p.m. on Oct. 30. A costume contest will be held for those dressed in their costumes. There will be games, apple cider, donuts, cookies and candies from all over the world. They will be showing “The Shining” at 9 p.m. in room B115 and “Halloweentown” will play at 9 p.m. in room B117. MSU students get in free and are allowed to bring one guest.

For more classic Halloween movies, check out Campus Center Cinemas on Oct. 31. They will be showing “Sleepy Hollow” at 7 p.m. and “Frankenstein” at 7:15 p.m. in the B-wing of Wells Hall.

Outside of campus, several other events are happening to get you geared up for Halloween.

The Greek community will have their annual Safe Halloween event on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6-7 p.m. Safe Halloween is a street carnival event that includes costume contests, trick-or-treating and games for free between Burcham and Elizabeth Street. A DJ will be playing music and local businesses will be at the event presenting free candy and food.

A Halloween bake sale and greeting card sale will be held in order to raise money for scholarships given to students participating in global medical outreach at 10 a.m. on Oct. 30. The sales will be held in East Lansing outside KRC Association Management and Mid-Michigan Orthopaedic Institute (DMC) lobby. The event is sponsored by the International Osteopathic Medicine Organization. For more information, click here.

According to Lansing City Pulse’s website, Bestmaze is hosting a 20-acre corn maze and a separate “Trail of Terror”, complete with fog, strobe lights, monsters and more from now until Nov. 1. It’s seven to ten dollars per person with group rates available at 3770 Noble Road in Williamston from Friday through Sunday.

The Boy Scout Troop 63 will put on a Haunted Firehouse on Oct. 29; Oct. 30; and Oct. 31 on 627 E. Grand River Ave. in Williamston. The admission is three dollars and all proceeds will benefit the troop.

The City of East Lansing’s annual Great Pumpkin Walk will be on Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m. More than 50 merchants in the downtown area will be passing out candy. Goers are encouraged to show up in full costume.

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is hosting the ArachnoBROADia in conjunction with the Great Pumpkin Walk. See their newest exhibits, make crafts, eat snacks and play games. The MSU Bug House is also showcasing a learning session about their creepy crawlers.

Happy Halloween!

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