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Spooky (and not so spooky) Weekend Fun!

by Christy Taylor

Rake The Town
Friday & Saturday
Rake the Town serves individuals over the age of 60 who are not financially or physically able to do the work themselves. Registrations are being taken now. To register to have your lawn raked, call 336-6722. More than 1,000 volunteers will be needed for this community wide event.

31st Annual Fall Tour Autumn Festival: An Arts and Crafts Affair
Friday to Sunday @ Sioux Falls Convention Center
Features vendors selling handcrafted home decor and gifts, arts and crafts and more.

Stampede Hockey
After five straight games on the road, the Stampede (6-2-1) finally return home to the Sioux Falls Arena this Friday and Saturday night

Friday Stampede vs Waterloo 7:05pm
Stampede players will be wearing special white and pink jerseys during the game. Fans can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the game worn jerseys. Winners will be drawn during the game and receive their jerseys from the Stampede players immediately following the game!  Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Saturday Stampede vs Fargo 7:05pm
Fans of all ages can come dressed in their favorite Halloween costume and enter our costume contest for a chance to win a special Stampede prize. Plus, kids 8 and under can register to participate one ice during the "Candy Dash." Don't miss the big Halloween Bash this Saturday!

Antiques and Collectibles Show
Fri & Sat @ W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
Items for sale in the Armory include antiques, collectibles, glassware, vintage advertising, stoneware, jewelry, furniture and primitive items

Newsboys: Restart Tour
Friday 7pm @ The Corn Palace
Multi-platinum selling band, Newsboys, are bringing their Restart Tour to Mitchell

7th Annual Sioux Falls Zombie Walk and Boo Falls Halloween Parade
Saturday 11am to 11pm Downtown Sioux Falls
Parade Starts at 5pm, Zombies meet at 4pm behind Skelly’s

Halloween Night Hike
Friday & Saturday @ Custer State Park
Participants take a guided one-mile night hike along a path lit only by jack-o-lanterns during this festive educational event. The event is geared to expose families to the interesting and humors sights, sounds, and night life of Custer State Park. Hikes take place every 15 minutes from 5:30-8 p.m

Halloween activities: Spooky Science: Time Machine and More
Fri 5:30-8:30pm & Sat 10am to 8:30pm @ Washington Pavilion
Halloween fun: Travel through time and places by entering the Spooky Science Time Machine, with stops in ancient civilizations, the Renaissance, the era of Sir Isaac Newton and the Space Age. Hands-on science experiments and activities for all ages will bring the discoveries of these fascinating times to life.

Zoo Boo
Friday to Sunday @ Great Plains Zoo
Fri 5:30-8:30pm
Sat 3:30-7pm
Sun 3:30-7pm

Haunted Heartland Country Corn Maze
Fri & Sat 6-9:30pm
Navigate through this 11-acre corn maze in the design of two swans. With maze map and questions, find checkpoints containing answers. Find hidden checkpoint for free treat. Bring flashlights for after-dark fun

4th Annual Haunting of Keystone
Fri to Sun 7-11:15pm, Keystone
Holy Terror Days Association, a non-profit organization in Keystone who funds families in need throughout the community and develops affordable events for its residents and the traveling public is holding its fourth annual Haunting of Keystone, a complete community celebration of Halloween. It includes one Haunted Attraction, the School from Hell, this year only because of the snow storm and the recent flooding

Jaycees Haunted House
W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
Open 7pm daily

Escape from the Zombies at the Birdcage
Fri & Sat 8-11:30pm
The Sioux Falls Canaries will terrify visitors at Zombie Apocalypse at the Birdcage, a haunted house at the Birdcage

Jesse James Players Spooky Trail: Fear Factory
Fri & Sat 7-10:30pm @ Corson
The Fear Factory is a haunted house and maze outside of Corson. Wind your way through a guided maze of terror where all your nightmares are being created. Ages 10 and younger must have a parent.

Trick or Treat Trail Run
Saturday 10am @ Pasley Park
The trail run will include a 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run, and youth candy dash. All events will take place at Pasley Park. Free event

Beethoven’s Symphony No 7
Sat 7:30pm & Sun 2:30pm @ Washington Pavilion

Special Olympics South Dakota Bowling Tournament
Saturday @ Village Bowl, Mitchell
More than 200 athletes from Brandon, Brookings, Mitchell, Parkston, and Sioux Falls are expected

Make a Difference Day & Tree the Town
Saturday @ Washington Pavilion
Volunteers needed! You can join neighbors helping neighbors for Make A Difference Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers can help with a variety of Earth-friendly projects for the entire family.

New Movies:
The Counselor (R)
Michael Fassbender stars as a lawyer whose hubris leads him to enter into what he assumes will be a one-time drug deal, only to have it go horribly wrong. Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz also star.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (R) Johnny Knoxville plays 86-year-old Irving Zisman, who goes on a journey with his 8 year-old grandson, Billy (Jackson Nicoll), and encounters a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens.