5K run, craft fair, festivals among the activities
Trick-or-treating hours for Halloween have been scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday for residents inside Havelock city limits.
Craven County does not set specific times for trick-or-treating.
Parents are reminded that children going out trick-or-treating should go in groups and go to houses within their neighborhood with which they are familiar. A parent or guardian should accompany children
Trick-or-treaters should carry a flashlight or glow stick and wear a reflective costume that can be seen by drivers. Residents are urged to drive carefully, especially in neighborhoods where children will likely be walking near and on streets between houses.
Residents who would like to welcome trick-or-treaters should leave their front porch lights on. Children who see that a house’s front porch light is not on should skip that house and go to the next one. Children should not eat candy until it can be inspected by an adult.
Any suspicious activity or vandalism can be reported to the Havelock Police Department at 447-3212.
Run Witch Run
The WRNS Run Witch Run benefit has been scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday at Walter B. Jones Park in Havelock.
The seventh annual event raises money for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
The event includes a 5K and 10K race as well as a one-mile run or walk.
Runners and walkers can participate by wearing their Halloween costumes. Prizes will be awarded for the best individual costume as well as the best team costume.
Prizes will also be given away for the top fundraising teams.
The cost is $30 per runner and $10 for children ages 12 or younger.
Registration can be done in advance through the WRNS website at www.wrns.com.
Annunciation Catholic Church
Annunciation Catholic Church in Havelock has scheduled a Halloween Fun Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday.
The event will feature games, costume contest, cake walk, a bon fire, S’mores kits, a 50/50 raffle and a Haunted House by Annunciation middle school students for $1.
Barbecue dinner plates will be sold for $8, with other food including hot dogs, sodas and water available for purchase.
Annunciation Catholic Church is located at 246 East Main St. across from Havelock City Park.
For more information, call the church at 447-2112.
Township Six Fire Department
The Township Six Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled its Halloween Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at its station on Carolina Pines Boulevard just west of Havelock.
The event is for children ages 12 and younger, and candy will be given away.
For more information, call the fire station at 447-2700.
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church in Havelock has scheduled its Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The event includes a bounce house, cake walk, games and candy. Free hot dogs, nachos and cheese, popcorn, cotton candy and funnel cakes will also be provided.
First Baptist Church is located at 111 Hollywood Blvd. in Havelock.
For more information, call the church office at 447-8478.
Spookacular Craft Fair
The Children’s Miracle Network committee of the Havelock Walmart has scheduled a Halloween Spooktacular Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Havelock Family Moose Center.
Proceeds go to support the Children’s Miracle Network.
The Havelock Family Moose Center is located at 1007 East Main St. between Pizza Hut and Bojangles.
For more information or to get an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victory Chapel Church and Extreme One80 are scheduled to put on a theatrical production of Sleepy Hollow Friday and Saturday at Extreme One80 in Havelock.
Admission is free for both shows. Doors are scheduled to open at 7:30 p.m. with the productions beginning at 8 p.m. The shows are rated PG-13.
ExtremeOne80 is located at 126 Trader Ave. between Miller Boulevard and West Main Street.
For more information, call 876-1759.
Candy buyback program
Dr. Gerald Coates of Stonebridge Dental Associates in Havelock is scheduled to participate in the Halloween Candy Buyback program this year.
The event is designed to help reduce gingivitis, tooth decay and cavities among youth by rewarding children with cash by paying them $2 for one pound of excess Halloween candy.
The office will be collecting the candy from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, with each child eligible to receive $2 per pound for all unopened candy.
Stonebridge Dental Associates is located at 92 Stonebridge Trail just off U.S. 70 in Havelock.
For more information, call Stonebridge Dental Associates at 447-3100.