FRIGHTFUL: Dressed as a zombie, Mitchell Swafford, 13, reaches out of a casket at the Hanover Parks Department’s “A Haunting in Hanover” at the Hanover Community Building on Monday night. The event continues through the week from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today through Thursday and from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
FRIGHTFUL: Dressed as a zombie, Mitchell Swafford, 13, reaches out of a casket at the Hanover Parks Department’s “A Haunting in Hanover” at the Hanover Community Building on Monday night. The event continues through the week from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today through Thursday and from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
As Halloween approaches, spooky fun is planned throughout the area with events for children and adults. So bring the kids, get dressed up and be prepared for a week of scary fun.

Trunk or Treat: New Prospect Baptist Church will provide a safe place to trick-or-treat from car-to-car instead of from door-to-door from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 7007 South Majors Road in Hanover. Each truck will have a biblical theme. Kids may dress up, but costumes with blood, gore and demonic symbols are prohibited.

Fund-raiser: The Jefferson Community and Technical College Relay for Life team will host a fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Carrollton campus. Children can trick-or-treat and get their photo taken for $5. The campus is at 324 Main St. in downtown Carrollton, Ky.

Trick-or-treat: Carrollton, Ky., will have its annual trick-or-treating event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Madison, Hanover, Jefferson County and Trimble County, Ky. have designated trick-or-treat time from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Red, White & Boo! The eighth annual communitywide Halloween party in downtown Madison will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday outside the Brown Gym on Broadway. Prizes for costumes will be given for children and adults and various categories. Door prizes will also be given. The program is sponsored by the City of Madison and is free to attend.

Trick-or-Treat: Halloween Family Fun Weekend: Evening activities are open to the general public at General Butler State Resort Park's front entrance. An admission fee will be charged. Haunted train rides and 18-hole mini golf plus other haunting surprises. The weekend is scheduled from Halloween to Nov. 2. For more information call the park at (502) 732-4384.

Harvest Party: First Assembly of God, 1636 Clifty Drive, will host a harvest party, a family alternative to trick-or-treating, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Halloween. The event is free. The event will feature candy, inflatables, games, a cake walk, hot chocolate, popcorn and family-safe environment.

Shop and Treat: Shops on Main Street in downtown Madison will be treating all the little ghouls and goblins to fun and a spooky evening on Friday.

Halloween Parade: The annual Jefferson-Craig Fire Station Halloween Parade and trick-or-treating will be Friday. The parade lineup will start at 5 p.m. at the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park on Ferry Street. The parade will start at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for costumes and drawings for prizes will be available. Trick-to-treating will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. For more information or to register a float, call the Switzerland County Visitors Center at (812) 427-3237.

Classic Ghostly Tales: Shawe Memorial High School's fall play will be a combination of stories from W.W. Jacobs' play "The Monkey's Paw" and Edgar Allen Poe's classic poems, "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart." Performances will be at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 in the Father Meny Gymnasium at Shawe. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for Shawe and Pope John students. Tickets can be purchased at the door.