1. On Oct. 19 in Greensboro, the Greensboro Science Center will be holding its final free Trivia Bee of the season at LeBauer Park, located at 208 N. Davie St. From 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., “Learn about the exhibits, wildlife, and happenings at the Greensboro Science Center while playing for a chance to win prizes and giveaways,” the Facebook event page states. There is no registration required and there can be teams up to four people. (The first round will include Harry Potter trivia questions.)
2. On Oct. 19 in Greensboro, head to GreenHill for Art On The Rocks from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This party and fundraiser will include art activities, a scavenger hunt and curated cocktails/mocktails at three different stations. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be sold for $5 each. For more information, visit GreenHill’s website.
3. On Oct. 19 in Greensboro, the Halloween tradition of Ghost Stories at Blandwood Mansion continues from 7 to 8 p.m. at 447 W. Washington St. According to the Facebook event page, the Blandwood has stood for 200 years, and “has witnessed the passage of time, historic events, and the lives of its occupants.” Storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown will be telling “spine-tingling stories, historic legends and fanciful tales about North Carolina.” Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and guests will be charged $5 each. Space is limited to 30 attendees all children must be accompanied by an adult.
4. On Oct. 20 in Greensboro, YES! Weekly’s Second Annual Triad Margarita Wars will take place in The Worx/Fat Tuesday parking lot at 120 Barnhardt St. Attendees will enjoy an unforgettable fall day of tasting some of the best-concocted margaritas from Triad restaurants and bars as they battle it out to be voted as “The Triad’s Best Margarita.” There will be 18 local restaurants/bars on-site with each serving one signature margarita, and ticketholders will vote on their favorite. In this week’s paper, we put the recipes of all the competing restaurants/bars out there for our readers to view. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $40 for VIP admission. For more information, visit the Facebook event page and to buy tickets, visit ticketfly.com.
5. On Oct. 20 in Winston-Salem, get ready for Dark in the Park at the Historic Bethabara Park, located at 2174 Bethabara Rd. According to the Facebook event page, the movie “Coco” will be showing in the visitor center auditorium, the gift shop and bathrooms will be open. There will be haunted tours every 15 minutes starting at 6 and ending at 8:30 p.m. (and maybe 8:45 p.m. on demand). Hayrides are first-come-first-serve, and the line starts behind the barn. Trick or treating will take place at the Log House and there will also be free face painting next to the barn. There is also a Day of the Dead mask craft activity provided by Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology. There will also be food available for purchase from Zeko’s 2 GO Foodtruck’s & Catering , Patriot Pretzel Co., and $0.25 ice cream cones for sale at the Log House. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
6. On Oct. 21 in Winston-Salem, fuel up for some family-friendly Halloween fun and check out Truck & Treat BOOsted at Kaleideum North, located at 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd. Members and non-members can come and enjoy spooky science shows, FrankenSTEM, maker activities, laser shows in the planetarium, face-painting, balloon artists and more. Tickets are $5, and for more information, visit the website.
7. On Oct. 21 in High Point, from noon to 4 p.m. bring your pets and children to the sixth annual Spooktacular hosted by Northwood Animal Hospital, located at 507 Eastchester Dr. According to the Facebook event, “In 2017 this event attracted over 350 pet lovers, young and old, small and big, 2 legged and 4 legged. We had over 30 local vendors on-site offering an array of things for the whole family, what a great way to start your Holiday shopping while helping out homeless pets in our community. Together we were able to raise cash donations and pet food and supplies!” Children under 15 are free and adults are $5 (or by bringing pet food or pet supplies at the entrance). There will be food, pet contests, games and a chance to help fundraise for local rescue groups (who will be hosting an adoption fair on the same day). All proceeds go to this year’s main recipients, Ruff Love Rescue Davidson County Animal Alliance and Francis, Florence and Friends Equine Rescue. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Oct. 21 in Greensboro, don’t miss the 2018 Greensboro Pride festival in downtown Greensboro. The festival is from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is free and family-friendly and includes over 200 vendors, a kids zone sponsored by Stonewall Sports, food trucks, speakers and drag entertainers. Check out our cover story on Greensboro Pride for all of the festivities and performers online and in the print issue.