- CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS:Noon to 6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. For more information, visit http://www.cathaven.org.
- SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.
- THE 13TH GATE AND NECROPOLIS 13:6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., 813 St. Phillip St. Haunted house and mock New Orleans-style cemetery. 13th gate, $25; Necropolis 13, $30; both attractions, $35. (225) 389-1313 or http://www.midnightproduction.com.
- HAUNTED HIKES:7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 North Oak Hills Parkway. The fee is $6 per person and the event is open to all ages. Registration is not required. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. Staff members do not use scare tactics during this program and participants are welcome to come in costume if they choose. All participants should bring a flashlight. Because this program runs at night, an adult must accompany all children. (225) 757-8905.