Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween on Amelia Island

Haunted Happenings From ghost tours to Halloween parties to fall festivals, 'tis the season to get spooky. Here's a list of what's going on in Nassau County: Ghost tours The Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., is offering special ghost tours during the month of October (except for Sundays). It will also host a Haunted Museum Tour on Oct. 28. Guests interested in making reservations for six or more people can call Thea Seagraves at 261-7378, ext.105 for times and dates. For additional details, visit Howl-O-Ween Pawty The second annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Pawty will be held at the Nassau County animal shelter on Oct. 15. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the judging at 11:30 a.m. This is a free event. All pets must be leashed or in a carrier. First place will be awarded in the following Cat-a-Gories: Most Adorable; Best Look-a-Like (human and pet); Scariest; Most Macho; Best Non-Store Bought Costume; and Best Pet Trick. For information call the shelter at 491-7440. Fall Festival Postponed due to weather, the Fall Festival at Amelia Island Montessori School will now be held Oct. 15. Community yard sale with loads of children's and home items begins at 8 a.m.; festival with carnival games, food and drink and Halloween Costume Corner runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Performances by Kinderstudios and Dance Trance plus $5 unlimited bouncing in bounce houses. Call 261-6610 for information or to participate as a vendor. Visit Holler for a Dollar The Florida State College Nassau Outdoor Education Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee will host the Ninth Annual "Holler for a Dollar" Haunted House Oct. 22, 28, and 29, from 7:30-11 p.m. each night. In addition to the Haunted House, there will be a Haunted Hayride and Haunted Forest. Admission is $2 per event or $5 for all three. "Ghoulish Treats" will be available to purchase. All proceeds will be donated to Take Stock in Children, United Way and United Communities, and the Baptist Medical Center Cancer Research Institute. The events are appropriate for ages 9 to 99. For information call 548-4490. Fall Festival Memorial United Methodist Church will host a Fall Festival Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Central Park with food, pony rides, horse-drawn hayrides, a bounce house and carnival-style games with school supplies as prizes. The entire community is invited. Call 261-5769 for information. 'Haunted Hour' The West Nassau High School Drama Department, 1 Warrior Drive, Callahan, will present two one-act plays and a radio show, the Haunted Hour, on Oct. 21 and 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 at the door. All are welcome. Call (904) 879-3461 or email for information. Halloween Hoopla The ACT Teen Theatre Troupe invites you to bring young kids for some Halloween Fall Fun Oct. 23 from 3-6 p.m. The main stage theater lobby will be turned into a small fall festival with game booths and a $1 ticket raffle for a Halloween basket of treats. The ACT Teen (ZOMBIE) Troupe will present a Halloween-themed musical performance at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per child 12 years and under. Adults accompanied by a child (and people over 12) pay $2. The $5 children's ticket includes admission to all the game booths. For information email Bethlehem Marketplace Springhill Baptist Church announces its annual Fall Festival, Bethlehem Marketplace, Oct. 28 from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy activities, games, prizes and rides. Admission is one non-perishable food item to help re-stock the community food pantry. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks will be available at low prices. Please, no scary costumes. Springhill Baptist Church is located at 941017 Old Nassauville Road. Call 261-4741. Pet parade Dress your pet in their favorite Halloween costume and join the fun for Omni Amelia Island Plantation's annual pet parade and costume contest, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. Donations benefit Rescuing Animals in Nassau. Prizes will be given for best costume. Call the Nature Center at 321-5082 to pre-register, or register at the Spa and Shops from 4:30-4:45 p.m. the day of the event. Fall Festival Join Community Baptist Church, 85326 Winona Bayview Road, Yulee (off Radio Road) for a free Fall Festival Oct. 29 beginning at 4 p.m. The event, open to everyone, features games, prizes, food, horse and wagon rides, a bouncy house and an Old Tyme Country Store with old-time prices. Booths open at 5 p.m. For information contact Sandra Kennison, (904) 521-4068 or 225-5430. Story created Oct 17, 2011 NewsLeader - 06:08:30 PDT. John Holbrook - Realtor Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach & Yulee, Florida Cell: 904-415-0171 Email: Web:

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