Bing Crosby’s “I’m Dreaming of White Halloween” never made the original record, but Thursday, with the recent snowfall, we’ll be dreaming of Halloweens like we used to know. But the cold and snow won’t stop these area Halloween events.

With over 25 stops, Bewitching in Westloop will again offer spooky fun in the Westloop Shopping Center from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Pick up a trail map in front of Bellus Academy to get stamped at each stop. Complete your card to enter to win prizes. There’s also a costume contest at 6 p.m. in front of Bellus Academy.

Downtown businesses will also be open for trick-or-treaters from 4 to 6 p.m. for Downtown Manhattan’s All Treats Day.

Then warm up at the Boo Party at the Manhattan Town Center. Get treats while supplies last from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the mall.

Not interested in getting candy in the snow? Then chill out to at the K-State music department’s Halloween Jazz Jam at 7:30 p.m. in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

Be sure to bundle up your little ghost and goblins and check out these area events this weekend.


Canvas & Cork: Haunted Moon, 6 p.m.

Also Kid’s Canvas: Pumpkin, 10 a.m. Saturday.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.


Tallgrass Tales: “Leaf Man” by Lois Ehlert, 10:30 a.m.

Youth ages 2-6 will enjoy a different story at each session and then participate in a simple activity designed to connect with the themes of the story.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

3s and 4s Storytime, 10 a.m.

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

International Coffee Hour: Bangladesh, 4 p.m.

International Student Center.

Pick Your Project Workshop: FriYay, 6 p.m.

Also DIY Doormat Workshop, 10 a.m. Saturday and SaturDIY, 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

To register, visit

Board and Brush.

Paint & Sip: Lakeside Sunset, 6:30 p.m.

Also Thankful Pumpkins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Aurora Forest at 4 p.m. Sunday.

To register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.

MAC Clay Classes: MAC Couples Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sign up at

Manhattan Arts Center.

UPC Film: “Us,” 7 and 9:45 p.m. Also Saturday.

All films are closed captioned.

Cost: Free for K-State students, $3 for non-students.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

Jon Wolfe and Randall King, 7 p.m.

For tickets, visit

The Hat.

Junction City Little Theatre presents “Oklahoma,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also November 8-10.

Set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl.

For tickets, visit

C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.

The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “Dearly Departed: A Columbian Theatre Murder Mystery,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Put on your detective hat, dust off your magnifying glass, and solve a case that will keep you guessing (and laughing) until the end.

For tickets and information, visit

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.

VOLK, 9 p.m.

Cost: $5.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Walk and Talk: Fall Birds with Chuck Otte, 8-10 a.m.

Cost: $3 for FHDC members, $4 for non.

Pre-register at

Volland Store Cellar and Barn Tours, 1-5 p.m. Also Sunday.

Tour barns around the Flint Hills on a guided bus tour.

For information, visit

FHDC Fundraiser: Bison, Beef & Bourbon, 6:30-9 p.m.

Featuring bison-inspired foods, a silent and live auction, musical entertainment, and more.

For tickets and information, visit or call 785-748-1275.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

BirdHouse Fine Acoustic Music Series: Ryanhood, 7:30 p.m.

For tickets, visit

Manhattan Arts Center.


Opening Reception for the annual Wrap It Up Exhibit and Sale, 1-3 p.m. for Friends of the MAC and 3-5 p.m. general public. Not a Friend of MAC? Join at the door.

For more than 20 years, Wrap It Up has been your local source for art perfect for the giving season.

Featuring over 90 artists with works in acrylics, pottery, oils, watercolor, glass, jewelry, textiles, and more with prices from $5 to $500.

Friends of MAC at the Aficionado level and up receive 10% of their purchase at the opening reception.

Exhibit is open daily from noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays from November 4 through December 24.

Manhattan Arts Center.

Open Trail Days at Prairiewood, 1 p.m. to dusk.

Cost: Free. No RSVP needed. The Gallery will be open for holiday shopping.

No pets. Campfire in the evening, at the Blue Sage Barn.

Check-in at the Blue Sage Gallery, 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.

Faculty Recital: John Kilgore, trumpet, 2 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.