Attention, Little Spooks: Halloween Activities for Kids Abound in Flint & Genesee

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Looking for some Halloween fun for your little ghosts and goblins? Right this way!

On Saturday, Oct. 25, Genesee Valley Shopping Center will host its free Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash from 10 a.m.-noon. Kids 12 and younger can enjoy safe indoor trick-or-treating at the mall, along with live family-friendly music, a spooktacular comedy show, storytelling, crafts, raffles and more.

Trick-or-treat bags and a list of participating stores can be picked up outside of the Genesee District Library, located in the Sears wing of the mall, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint.

Kids should come in costumes, but please: No face covering masks or weapons.

For-Mar Haunted Trail

For the older kids, For-Mar Nature Preserve presents its Haunted Trail this weekend.

Be prepared to be scared as you travel through the haunted trails with plenty of thrills and chills around every bend at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton.

Trails are open 8-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25. The cost is $5 per person. This event is recommended for ages 10 and older.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 20-26

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Seasonal Fun

October 20 – 26: Spicer Orchards “Corn Maze and Weekend Fall Fun”, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Corn Maze open until 6 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring hayrides, fruit picking, a cider making process, a large farm play area, pony and train rides, large inflatables, donut production, a bee keeping display and more. On weekends, enjoy additional fall fun with activities for all ages. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s Corn Maze!

 

October 23 – 26: Country Corn Maze, 450 N. Vernon Road, Corunna * (989) 743-6899 * cornmazefun.net

  • (Open Thursday & Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Spend a day at the farm while working your way through four professionally designed corn mazes including a fun maze for kids. Also, enjoy a corn cannon, pumpkin patch and apple cider and donuts.

 

October 23 – 26: “Exit 13” Haunted House in Mt. Morris, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris (1/4 mile south off of I-475) * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Open at 7 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, the pig man, chainsaw man and more.

 

October 23 – 26: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum and 13 Feet Under” at Playland Fun Center, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Box Office opens 8 p.m.) Rated Flint’s top haunted house, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5 miles of underground tunnels.

 

October 24 & 25: “Haunted Trail” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Be prepared to be scared as you travel through the haunted trails at For-Mar with plenty of thrills and chills around every bend. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

October 24 – 26: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours”, 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open Friday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Take an enchanted 200 acre hayride on an old-fashioned wagon while enjoying many unique displays of your favorite childhood characters. Stop at the Pumpkin Patch and find that perfect Halloween pumpkin. After the tour, stop by the campfire for some hot dogs, s’mores, apple cider and freshly made donuts.

 

October 24 – 26: “The Crypt” Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house featuring live actors and state of the art effects that will leave all visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt!

 

October 24 – 26: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Join Crossroads for some silly Halloween fun when the Village becomes filled with friendly witches, happy ghosts and some of your favorite spooky friends. Find your way through an amusing straw maze and an enchanted forest where trees have eyes. Watch an old-fashioned magic show and take a 40-minute ride on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express! There are trick-or-treat stations throughout the Village with plenty of doughnuts and candy for everyone. It is highly recommended to purchase train tickets in advance as seats do sell out.

 

October 25: “Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash” at Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint * (810) 732-4000 * geneseemall.com

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Enjoy indoor, and safe, Trick-or-Treating at Genesee Valley Center along with live family-friendly music, a spooktacular comedy show, storytelling, crafts, raffles and more. Trick-or-treat bags can be picked up, along with a list of participating stores, outside of the Genesee District Library, located in the Sears wing. This is a free event for ages 12 and under. (Please, no face covering masks or weapons.)

 

October 25: “Flint Horror Convention – Part 4” at Flint’s Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Center West, Flint * flinthorrorcon.com

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Get spooked out at this ultimate terror convention that’s fun for the whole family featuring vendors, movies, costume contests, scary fun, entertainment and lots more. Special celebrity guest appearances by Daniel Roebuck and Chuck Williams (Bubba Ho-Tep), Bob Elmore (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Tom Sullivan (FX Artist the Evil Dead), Lucifer Fulci (Musician, Author, Actor) and Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist). Also, get a photo with the Green Goblin Prop from Maximum Overdrive. To read more about this horror event visit http://www.fromdusktillcon.com/content/interviews/166-interviews-showcase/2247-interview-chris-ringler-flint-horro-con.

 

October 25: “Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trail” at Kelly Lake Park in Burton, Munson Street, Burton (off Lapeer Road between Genesee and Center Roads) * burtonmi.gov

  • (Open 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Enjoy this Halloween family-fun tradition with hayrides, pumpkins, donuts and cider, bounce houses and more.

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Foodie Fave Friday: How About Steak & Brew This Weekend?

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We made it to another Friday, and that means Foodie Fave! Today, we’re recommending the beautiful Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery in Flint Township.

Whether you want to meet up with friends, dine with a date or impress a client, the Redwood Lodge has the ideal ambiance and menu. Offering casual upscale dining in a comfortable atmosphere, Redwood has award-winning beer, mesquite grill, fusion sushi, raw bar, woodfire pizza oven, wild game, fine wine cellar, wine bar and martini lounge, premium liquors, live music, outdoor dining and more.

Want a little nightlife after dinner? Located inside Redwood, the Sequoia Lounge presents live music every weekend. This weekend, catch the group Rhythm Gypsies performing Friday night and Two O’Clock High on Saturday. Entertainment begins at 9 each night.

Redwood is open 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday at 5304 Gateway Centre Drive.

Learn more about Redwood Steakhouse & Brewery here.

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Huey Lewis & the News Brings Hits to the Whiting on Saturday, Oct. 18

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The heart of rock ‘n’ roll will beat right here in Flint as the Grammy Award-winning band Huey Lewis & the News brings their classics to The Whiting on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Since 1979, Huey Lewis & The News has thrilled audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process and earning them a spot on the pop history map. Their contagious brand of music is as fresh today as ever.

You can catch them right here close to home at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint.

Huey Lewis & the News has written and performed such classic Top 10 Hits as “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Stuck With You,” “I Want a New Drug,” “If This Is It,” “Hip to Be Square,” “Do You Believe In Love,” and “Workin’ for a Living.” The group also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the hit film “Back to the Future.”

Click here for ticket information.

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Concerts Ready to Rock This Weekend at Flint’s Machine Shop

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If you feel the need to rock it out a little this week, Flint’s Machine Shop will host concerts Thursday through Saturday that just might scratch your itch.

Coming up at the Machine Shop Concert Lounge, 3539 S. Dort Highway, in Flint:

  • Thursday, Oct. 16: Thousand Foot Krutch will perform with special guests We as Human, Like A Storm and Righteous Vendetta.
  • Friday, Oct. 17: 711 Entertainment presents Autumn Showcase with Bro-Bot, The Fabulous Miss Wendy, 151, Sprout and Thundergrater.
  • Saturday, Oct. 18: Indi-Grace Promotions presents Metal Harvest IV, a food collection for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, featuring Come the Dawn, Until Solace, Chasing the Riots, Brothers in Theory and a Line of Confidence.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows. Find out more here.

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Here’s a Creepy Convention: Flint Horror Con is Saturday, Oct. 25

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Photos/Flint Horror Con

Flint-Horror-Con-2014-Event-PosterIt’s almost Halloween, and that means it’s time for all things horror. How about an entire convention?

The Flint Horror Convention is planned for noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. You can enjoy an amazing guest lineup, along with horror movies, vendors, costume contests, the “Miss Flint Horror Con Pinup Contest” and more!

Flint Horror Con is comprised of friends who are lifelong fans of horror, special effects, haunted houses and all the things that go bump in the night. Right along with their love for the creepier things in life is a strong love for Flint, where the convention is held annually.

Learn more about Flint Horror Con here.

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2-Day ‘First Frost’ Festival Will Bring Arts, Fine Crafts to Flint & Genesee

Photo: MLive.com

Photo: MLive.com

In the market for some cool art to call your own or give as a gift? Check out the First Frost Arts & Fine Crafts Fair this weekend. The works of about 50 artists will be featured as the fair returns to the Flint Institute of Arts for its ninth year.

The annual fair, organized by the Founders Society, will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, at the FIA, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint.

The two-day festival will feature works in mediums including glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, ceramics, paintings and more. It will also include glassblowing demonstrations, musical entertainment and a Festival of Trees and Wreaths, featuring the works of local designers, florists, community organizations and First Frost volunteers. Trees and wreaths will be available for purchase via silent auction.

Fair hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5; seniors 62 and older, $4. Children 12 and younger enter free.

Learn more about the First Frost Festival here.

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