METAIRIE PUMPKIN PATCH: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, is operating its pumpkin patch from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31. For information, call (504) 835-7357 or visit www.stmepiscopal.com. An area is decorated to take holiday photos and each family receives a free brochure of pumpkin-carving tips and recipes. Also, Oct. 23-25, photographer Marianne Sabrier will be taking free photos, sent by email, in a joint project with Second Harvest Food Bank. In return, participants are encouraged to make either a monetary or nonperishable food donation to food bank. The photographer will be available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
HARVEY PUMPKIN PATCH: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3245 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, is operating its pumpkin patch through Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Homemade pumpkin bread, candles, gourds and Halloween items will be available. Pumpkin sales benefit the Navajo Indians of New Mexico and St. Mark’s local outreach programs. To schedule school field trips or for further information, call (504) 366-0123 from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays, or leave a message.
TRUNK OR TREAT: The Our Lady of Divine Providence Parents Club will hold a Trunk-or-Treat event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday on the blacktop at the school, 917 N. Atlanta St., Metairie. The event will include a costume contest, space walks, a cube maze, best trunk decoration, a DJ, refreshments, trick-or-treating and a Halloween movie. The community is invited. Bracelets allowing trunk-or-treating will be sold for $5. Pizza, soft drinks and desserts will also be available. To participate as a “trunk,” call the school office at (504) 466-0591.
NEW ORLEANS COUNCIL ON AGING: The New Orleans Council on Aging will hold a masquerade fundraiser from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Corpus Christi Community Resource Center, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Tickets are $20 per person, which covers food, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and entertainment. A costume contest will also be judged. T-shirts will also be sold to support Friends of the New Orleans Council on Aging. Proceeds will help to support NOCOA programs including Meals on Wheels, Homemakers, SenioRx/Aging and Disability Resource Center, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, Senior Companion Program, Orleans Parish senior centers, Power to Care Utility Assistance Program, and advocacy and legal services. For more information or to buy T-shirts, contact Elise Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michelle Brown at email@example.com.
SPOOKTACULAR FALL FEST: A fall festival will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive. This free family fun event will feature spooky and spontaneous games, delightful delicacies, costume contests, crafts and more.
TRUNK-OR-TREAT: Tulane-Lakeside Hospital and the Jefferson Parish Library will hold a Trunk-or-Treat Halloween event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday- in the parking lot of the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. All ages are welcome to attend this event. It is open to the public and is free of charge. Registration is not required. The purpose of the event is to provide a safe environment for children and pediatric patients to participate in Halloween activities. During the event, children will trick-or-treat at various cars located throughout the parking lot that have candy in the trunks and are staffed by local businesses. Children who participate in this event are entered into a raffle for prizes. There will be live music and dance and costume contests. There will also be children’s activities inside the library. For information, call Chris Smith at (504) 889-8143.
FALL FEST: A Fall Fest Trunk-or-Treat event will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday- at Little Farms United Church of Christ, 135 Sauve Road, River Ridge. There will be pony rides, face painting, a space walk and a fire truck to admire. Trunk-or-Treat will be at 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Donations of nonperishable food for Thanksgiving baskets will be accepted. For information, call (504) 737-5858.
HALLOWEEN DECORATION JUDGING: The French Quarter will be at the height of its spooky glamour on Tuesday beginning at 5:30 p.m., as members of the Patio Planters group judges Halloween decorations, traveling through the Quarter in an open-air school bus.
BERNIE BAXTER’S BASH: Bernie Baxter’s Traveling Sideshow, an Algiers-area home haunted attraction, will celebrate 10 years of scares with Bernie Baxter’s Bash, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 29-31 at 44 Vivian Court, New Orleans. Admission to this celebration of the neighborhood haunt’s greatest villains and storylines is free, but donations are appreciated. The main haunted attraction is not meant for children, but there will be trick-or-treating and a kids area on Halloween night. For information, visit www.berniebaxter.com.
TRUNK OR TREAT: A free Trunk-or-Treat event for children will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3245 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. For information, call (504) 366-0123 from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays, or leave a message.
OPERATION GRATITUDE: Trick-or-treaters with excess candy may bring it to Dentistry By Design and receive $1 for every pound of candy, up to $5 per child, and a ticket for a prize raffle for a bicycle. Dr. LaKica Amos and her staff will collect the candy from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at 3301 Canal St., at Rendon Street, New Orleans. Once collected, the candy is then shipped to Operation Gratitude in Van Nuys, California, where it is then sent to deployed troops. For information on the local project, call (504) 875-2762.