Halloween week hosts ghoulish talks and mysteries

Samantha Hill

Fans of fantasy and people happy for horror can look no further this week with several Livingston venues hosting a variety of Halloween-related events.

Starting Thursday at the Livingston-Park County Library is speakers from the Livingston Supernatural Society on the topic of “Do ghosts exist?” According to library information, Peggy, Joseph, and Justin Weisgerber will talk about the tools they use, findings and warnings of the supernatural. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Library, 228 West Callendar Street. For information call 222-0862.

On Friday, there will be a special skate night brought to you by Livingston Recreation Department. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. early childhood skaters, second grade and younger are encouraged to skate. From 6:30 to 9 p.m. it is open skate for everyone at the Livingston Civic Center.

On Saturday, there are events from sun up to sundown.

The day starts with the Downtown Trick or Treat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Critters in costumes may receive candy at Katabatic Brewing, Thrift Weis, Mainstreeter Emporium and Livingston Center for Art and Culture.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the library, teens and tweens can take part in the Halloween Mysterium. Young Adult Service Librarian Lisa Sukut said this event will be a series of puzzles and ciphers in order to win prizes.

“Fans of Sherlock Holmes will really like this,” Sukut said.

She said the library will be set up after-hours with candles and other decorations to give it a spooky vibe.

Participating sixth through 12th graders must sign-up prior to the event by calling the library at 222-0862.

For adults and children alike looking to party this weekend, Ratatattooz is celebrating a year of business at the Civic Center Saturday night with a party and multiple musical guests.

Twizzy with GGC will be headlining the event along with DJ Hipikritic, along with 15 other artists. There will also be face painting and a raffle at the the center.

Tickets are $15 at the door and $12 with a costume. A portion of the proceeds go to the Red Cross and the Firefighters Fund.

On Sunday, runners and walkers can support the Livingston Education Foundation by participating in the fifth annual Livingston Education Foundation 5K Zombie Run. Participants get the opportunity to run away from zombies as they wear their Halloween costumes.

Registration is available at runsignup.com.

The event is starting one hour later this year. The festivities will kick off at 10 a.m.  

The Park County Fairgrounds as well as local bars will hold Halloween day attractions.

Thursday’s events calendar will show a list of events happening this weekend.