From staff reports
Are you looking to have your pants scared off or just a safe trick-or-treating venue for the kids?
Area groups and organizations are offering a variety of spook houses and events for kids this year that are designed to scare up a good time for all ages.
“Frightmare — It’s Just a Bad Dream, Or Is It?” is now open.
When: Open at dusk today through Sunday, and Friday through Sunday, Oct. 27-31.
Where: On 20th Street, 3.6 miles east of Range Line Road (look for the sign).
Information: (417) 317-1048.
The Gates of Hell spook house features two stories of “pure evil.”
When: Open nightly beginning at 7 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 4.
Where: Go west on 32nd Street from Schifferdecker Avenue seven-tenths of a mile to Crane Drive, turn left on Crane Drive and go one-half mile south.
Cost: $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under. Large-group discounts are available.
Information: (417) 768-0306.
What you’ll find: The spook house features a two-story slide, and is not recommended for children under 7. A special event for children 12 and under will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Kids can see how the spook house is set up and participate in a costume contest.
Wolfman’s House of Screams will benefit the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital.
When: 7 p.m. to midnight today and Saturday; 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7 p.m. to close on Friday and Saturday; 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31.
Where: Go north on Highway 43 from Stone’s Corner, west on Highway 96, north on County Road 260, then west on King Lane.
Cost: $8 per person.
Information: (417) 825-2005 or (417) 437-5306.
JASPER, Mo. — The Jasper Junior Commerce Club is sponsoring Barns on Haunted Hill.
When: 7 p.m. today and Saturday and Oct. 27-31.
Where: 23162 Maple Road; at the junction of highways 43 and 96, look for signs.
Cost: $7 a person.
What you’ll find: The spook house features more than 60,000 square feet of terror that will make one's skin crawl. It features three chilling barns and two deathly trails.
The Children’s Miracle Network will sponsor Freeman Kids Day 2006.
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Where: Northpark Mall.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Information: (417) FHS-6639.
What you’ll find: The event is a safe, fun Halloween activity for children up to age 12. There will be candy, games, a costume contest and more.
The Residence Hall Association at Missouri Southern State University will sponsor a safe trick-or-treating event.
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Where: McCormick Hall.
Information: 659-4460 or 659-4190.
What you’ll find: The event will feature indoor trick-or-treating in the residence hall. Adults can walk with their kids, or wait as the children are escorted by a student leader.
“Nightmare Target Range” is sponsored by the Abundant Life Christian Center.
When: Today and Saturday, Oct. 27, 28, 30 and 31. The hours are 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Where: 6863 Newman Road, southeast of the Four Seasons Sports Complex.
Admission: $3 for 30 rounds.
Information: 624-7500 or www.abundantlifejoplin.com.
What you’ll find: Test your aim on the things that go bump in the night. The target range features a 12 paintball target ranges and live targets. All paintball supplies sponsored by Underground Paintball. A concession stand will be available. Live music will be provided on Oct. 30.
LAMAR, Mo. — The Barton County Chamber of Commerce and AOK (About Our Kids) will sponsor a Halloween Hullabaloo.
When: Events will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 31.
Information: (417) 682-3595.
What you'll find: Activities will include trick or treating on the square at 4 p.m., a costume contest at 4:30 p.m. and hay rides at 5 p.m. The Optimist Club will offer a hot-dog roast.
NEOSHO, Mo. — The Freeman Southwest YMCA will host “Halloween at the YMCA.”
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Where: 4701 Chouteau Drive.
Information: (417) 455-9999.
What you’ll find: The event will feature games, treats, music, prizes and crafts.
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