Fossil Night at Morill Hall -- 5-8 p.m. Oct. 25. Families are invited to attend a night with activities digging in to the work of palentology, kids can wear costumes and go on the trick or treat trail, Mueller planetarium will be showing "Super Volcanoes," 6-7 p.m., members free, $6 adults, $3 kids, age 4 and under free, $13 package gets two adults in with dependent kids ages 5-18, Morrill Hall, 14th and Vine streets. More information: http://museum.unl.edu or 402-472-3779.
Hurts Donut Run — 8 a.m. packet pick up, 10:00 a.m. race starts, Oct. 27, event is open to all ages, you can run or walk the course, this year's theme is 80's retro, come in costume, enter to win prizes, enjoy donuts, coffee and additional refreshments at the finish line. More information: https://picatic.com/event, search hurts donut run.
Apple Roofing 3rd Annual Trick or Treat — 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26, 4833 N. 32nd. 402-475-0098.
Bark at the Moon — noon, Oct. 28, Doggie trick or treating event, Paws 4 Fun Indoor Dog Park, 222 N. 44th St. 402-802-1738.
Boo at the Zoo — 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26-30, 40 trick or treat booths with candy, coupons, all proceeds from the night go to support the zoo animals. Lincolnzoo.org. 402-475-6741.
Carve Up for Lead Up — 4-7 p.m. Oct. 26. Register to win prizes and decorate your pumpkin to be on display, live carving, pumpkin decorating demos, prizes for top Jack and best in patch, $25 entry fee to compete; additional days for viewing decorated pumpkins on display are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 27, and noon-5 p.m. Oct. 28, Gateway Mall, 6100 O St. shoppinggatewaymall.com/live360/Carve-Up-for-Lead-Up.
2nd Annual Trick or Treat Yourself — noon-3 p.m. Oct. 27, coffin photo booth, beauty samples, in store specials, Basin at the Williamsburg HyVee, 402-421-2462.
3rd Annual Trunk or Treat — 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Southview Baptist Church, 3434 S. 16th St. 402-423-5062.
16th Annual Cooper YMCA Halloween Party — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, $1 goodie bags for kids, games, prizes, balloon drop with prizes, and $3 hot dog, chips and drink meal, 6767 S. 14 St., Ymcalincoln.org or 402-323-6400.
Halloween Block Party — 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 28, First Plymouth Church, 2000 D St. 402-476-7565.
Halloween Carnival — 4-6 p.m., Oct. 28, event for youth age preschool to fifth grade and their families. Show off your Halloween costume, play games for great prizes, all kids must be accompanied by an adult, free, Air Park Rec Center, 3720 NW 46th St. 402-441-7876.
Halloween in the Haymarket — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free (first 200 kids get free pumpkin). Trick-or-treating, pottery pumpkins to paint from Paint Yourself Silly, spooky storytelling, giant bubble entertainment, miniature horse photo opportunity, hayrack-themed rides (pulled by pedicab), games and prizes. Iron Horse Park, Seventh and Q streets.
Halloween Pumpkin Party — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Bounce houses, 15-foot inflatable slide, obstacle course, and carnival games, costumes are welcome but not required, Free admission. Suggested donation: canned food for the Food Bank of Lincoln, Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 S. 70th St. firstname.lastname@example.org. or 402-483-6512.
Halloween Party Trick or Treat — 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27, HyVee, 5010 O St. 402-421-2462.
Halloween Spectacular — 7-8 p.m. Oct. 26, Connection Point, 1333 N. 33rd St. 402-413-0017.
Halloween Spooktakular — 3-5 p.m. Oct.28, Lincoln Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. 402-475-6702.How to Scare a Ghost — 11 a.m. Oct. 27, kids storytime and get a coupon from the cafe for a grilled cheese sandwich and milk for $4, Barnes and Noble, Southpointe 2910 Pine Lake Road. 402-421-7979.
Howl O Ween — 2-4 p.m. Oct. 28, Doggy costume contest, Blueblood Brewing Co., 925 Robbers Cave Road. 402-477-2337.
Kids Trick or Treat in the Cave — 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Trick or treat in Robbers Cave for candy and prizes, Blueblood Brewing Co., 925 Robbers Cave Road.
Little Monsters Halloween — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Gateway Mall, 6100 O St. 402-464-3196.
Merry Halloween — 3-6 p.m. Oct. 27, Kidspark, 5633 S 16th St, Suite 100. 402-413-8849.
North Hyvee Halloween — 1-3 p.m., Oct. 27, First 100 kids get a free Halloween bag, plenty of goodies to get throughout the store for trick or treating, stop by the craft stations for a free coloring activity, cookie and pumpkin decorating, 1601 N. 48th St. 402-467-5505.
Trunk or Treat — 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St. 402-474-1505.
Trunk or Treat — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27, free hot dog lunch, free admission, 30 cars lined up, wear your costume, Holy Savior Lutheran Church, 4710 N. 10th St. 402-434-3325.
Trunk or Treat — 1-3 p.m. Oct. 28, treats, games, face painting and hayrack rides, Independence House, 5500 S. Coddington Ave.
Trunk or Treat — 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 24, Church members will have decorated cars for kids to visit and get their treats, First Mennonite Church, 7300 Holdrege. fmclincoln.org.
Trunk or Treat — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, candy, wear your costume, hot dog chips and water meal for $2, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St. 402-477-6951.
Trunk or Treat — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, treats and games, Southpointe Mall, 7010 Helen Witt Drive. 402-421-2114.
Kids Escape Rooms — 10 a.m. Saturdays in October. Three 45-minute escape rooms to choose, up to six people per room, $15 members, $20 non-members, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.
Spooktacular — 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily, Oct. 6-27, and 28, Families are invited to bring their kids to an evening including admission to Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium after hours, trick or treating, illuminated pumpkins, an inflatable train obstacle course, ring-the-pumpkin, pitch-the-pumpkin, story book lane, enchanting princesses and courageous superheroes provide a fun photo opportunity, live music from Mighty Magic Pants and Omaha Street Percussion, 3701 S 10th St., Omaha. More information: omahazoo.com.
Super Hero day — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Guests are invited to wear a costume, trick or treat around the museum and view the planes and trains on display; conductors and auto owners will be handing out treats from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Super Heroes from Midwest Heroes will entertain guests, Museum's trick or treat event $11 senior and military, $12 adults, $6 kids ages 4-12. Strategic Air Command museum, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland. 402-944-3100.
Nearby seasonal orchards and farms
Arbor Day Farm — Through Oct. 31, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., kids 3-12 $11, adults $12, kids 2 and under are free. Apple and pumpkin picking, corn maze, discovery ride, historic mansion, tree adventure, discovery ride and sunset & s'mores, Saturdays 8-10 p.m., Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City. More information: arbordayfarm.org or 402-873-8717.
Helgoth's Pumpkin Patch — Through Oct. 28, Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-7 p.m., $7 per person, free for 2 and under, u-pick pumpkin patch, fresh produce, hayrides, train rides, trike track, petting zoo, pony rides, zip lines, mini golf and concessions. More information: helgothspumpkinpatch.com or 308-379-4275.
JK's Pumpkin Patch — Through Oct. 29, Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., $10 per person. Barn yard, corn maze, combine slide, pumpkin picking with admission and wagon rides, 757 Bluff Road. More information: JKspumpkinpatch.com or 402-430-9135.
Roca Berry Farm — Through Oct. 31, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., (farm closes after everybody gets through); Sundays Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 14, 21 and 28, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (farm closes after everybody gets through). Admission prices $11.50 daytime admission; you can upgrade your same $11.50 daytime ticket at the customer service window to a Roca Scary Farm Nighttime Frights ticket for an additional $12. Roca Berry Farm, 16531 S 38th St., Roca. More information: email@example.com or 402-421-2933.
Vala's Pumpkin Patch — Through Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 50 attractions in the haunted village, apple orchard, pumpkin patch, rides, slides, mazes, watch stage shows and ride in the pumpkin fields, 12102 S. 180th St., Gretna. More information: valaspumpkinpatch.com or 402-332-4200.
Worstrel Family Union Orchard — Open year round, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, visit the fields with farm fresh apples, pumpkins, squash, other gourds, concessions, wine tasting, and baked goods, 2405 South Nebraska 75, Union. More information: Union Orchard.com or 402-263-4845.