Dwight Wilcox will present scary tales at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Nordic Center at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, at the intersection of County Roads 19 and 10, one mile north of Interstate 94, in Lake Elmo. The program is free; parking is $5 per day. For details, call 651-430-8370.
Halloween activities got off to a running start last week in Woodbury and Afton. Events kicked off Friday at Woodbury High School when District 833 Early Childhood Family Education held its annual Monster Mash event, which featured games, crafts, music, dancing, bounce houses and costumes. Halloween-themed events hit their stride Saturday morning, where a large crowd gathered at Colby Lake Park for the “Boo Dash” 5K race, where proceeds went to a Middleton Elementary playground fund.