18 Tuesday

Halloween Spooktacular: This celebration will feature spectacular chemical reactions, fantastic forces and bubbling potions. Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee. 5 to 5:45 p.m. mpl.org

Villard Square Library Harvest Fest: This family event will feature crafts and live entertainment by "Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals." Villard Square Library, 5190 N. 35th St., Milwaukee. 5:30 to 7 p.m. mpl.org

20 Thursday

Neighborhood Night: Celebrate the Muskego Way Neighborhood: Free admission on the third Thursday of every month. This month there will be resource booths hosted by community agencies and organizations from the Muskego Way neighborhood. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 5 to 8 p.m. 414-390-5437. bbcmkids.org

Slightly Spooky Special Effects: As part of Wisconsin Science Fest, kids will get the chance to learn about special effects in haunted houses and even experiment with them. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and 2 to 4 p.m. Included with admission. 414-390-5437. bbcmkids.org

21 Friday

Halloween Legends and Lore: This event features mazes, puzzles and storytelling that embrace Wisconsin's history. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle. 5:30 to 9 p.m. $10/adults, $7/children ages 4-17, Free/children 3 and under. 262-594-6301. oldworldwisconsin.org

Halloween Spooktacular: Children can trick-or-treat throughout the zoo and march in the Halloween parade, as well as enjoy other family-friendly activities. Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee. 6 to 9 p.m. Free with admission. milwaukeezoo.org

Slightly Spooky Special Effects: See October 20 listing.

Spooky Sussex: A not-so-scary, but oh-so-fun family event will include food, caramel apple station, pumpkin decorating, a craft, games, face painting, wagon rides and a haunted trail. The activities are geared for ages 10 and younger. Pre-registered guests will receive a food ticket, pumpkin, craft, wagon ride ticket and a haunted trail ticket. Sussex Village Park, W244 N6100 Weaver Drive, Sussex. 5 to 8:30 p.m. $6. villagesussex.org

Three Pillars Halloween Haunted Woods: A free community trick-or-treat event for children in sixth grade and under and families. Begins at Dousman Elementary with free shuttle bus to and from Three Pillars on Highway 67. Bring a nonperishable food donation for the Kettle Moraine Food Pantry. 6:30 to 8 p.m. threepillars.org

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