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Spooktacular holiday happenings

Halloween events at the library: The Hilmar Library will hold a Halloween Story Time at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. today at 2001 W. Falke Rd. Costumes are welcome.

The Turlock Library will hold special Halloween-themed Preschool Story Times at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday at 550 Minaret Ave. Kids are encouraged to dress in non-scary costumes and participate in the Friends of the Turlock Library's Trick-or-Treat Parade. A special craft will follow our Story Time. The parade and craft will follow both the 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Story Times. 

The Denair Library will hold a lollipop ghost craft class for kids at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at 4801 Kersey Rd.


Pumpkin Party:  The Carnegie Arts Center is holding a free pumpkin decorating activity, sponsored by Off Center Thrift & Gift, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at 250 N. Broadway in Turlock.


Move Your Bones Races: The 8th annual Move Your Bones 5K walk/run, 10K run, 1 mile kids run and 400m fun run for those under 6 will be held starting at 7 a.m. Sunday at Donnelly Park. Runners are encouraged to wear their costumes! For registration information, visit:


Trunk or Treat: First United Methodist Church will hold its 2nd annual Trunk or Treat event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at 1660 Arbor Way in Turlock. Cars will be decorated and treats will be handed out as children go car to car trick or treating.


Teen Halloween Party: All teens are invited to attend a Halloween Party hosted by Prodigal Sons & Daughters from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at 352 E. Olive Ave., in Turlock. There will be ghoulish games, freaky food and frightening fun. There will also be a costume contest.


Downtown Trick-or-Treat: Children are invited to come to Downtown Turlock from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to trick-or-treat at local businesses.


Hughson Trunk or Treat: The City of Hughson will hold its 5th annual Trunk or Treat event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lebright Park, 6937 Fox Rd., in Hughson.


Stanislaus State Halloween Gala: Stanislaus State Student Housing will once again welcome local kids for trick-or-treating from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. A long-standing Stan State and Turlock tradition, the students go all out with costumes, decorations and, of course, candy.