Post Christmas Decorating

I’ll be honest.  I like decorating for Christmas season , but now I am more than ready to declutter the house. The extra home decor can become overwhelming to me.  Here is what I will be doing this weekend to get our home ready for the New Year!

Declutter

I always feel that urge to organize and declutter after Christmas. This weekend I will be purging, minimizing , organizing and transitioning into winter decor.  So I will go around the house and pack up any Christmas decor that will not work for winter.  I will also donate any thing we no longer use and throw away anything broken.   Less stuff always feels good.

Removing the red berries

Red berries to me scream Christmas.  I will be replacing the red berries with green leafy stems.  If you like the farmhouse look,  magnolia stems work perfectly in the winter.

Add rustic touches

Birch candle holders can be transitioned into winter decor by removing the greenery and red berries for a more subtle look.

Keep the Cozy

Just because winter is over doesn’t mean we need to put away the cozy throws and pillows.  Winter is just starting.  Fur blankets, velvety blankets and  chunky wool  blankets are  all here to stay until Spring.

There are no rules to follow to decorate your home for winter.  It always feels so good to get the house back in order and with a few simple changes you can transform your home from Christmas  to winter decor.

We’d love to hear when you take down your Christmas decor and what you do to decorate for winter.

 

Quick & Easy Tips to save Money on your Home Energy Bills

Hopefully you have been enjoying the first few weeks of fall and the cooler temperatures.

Although the cooler temps feel great now, we will  be wearing extra layers and waiting as long as possible to flip the switch to heat, because as soon as we do, our utility bills will for sure go up.

I  thought I would share  a few ways I have found  to cut bills by making small affordable adjustments to our habits.

  1. Program the thermostat to go up or down a few degrees when you are not home.
  2. Change your air filters.  Dirty filters slow down air flow, making your furnace and AC work harder.  Filters should be changed every 3 months.
  3. Flush your hot water heater and insulate it to keep heat from escaping. Minerals and sediment can build up inside your tank. Flushing once or twice a year will allow the water heater to run more efficiently.
  4. Install low flow bath fixtures to reduce water usage.
  5. Run appliances like, dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer at night.  Electricity doesn’t always cost the same.  Avoiding the use of heavy energy appliances during peak times will help reduce your bill by hundreds of dollars a year.
  6. Wash your clothes in cold water, which gets them just as clean and uses half the energy of hot water.
  7. Don’t over stuff the dryer. Extra large dryer loads will not save you time and energy. Filling the dryer more than two-thirds full doesn’t leave enough room for the air to circulate, which causes  increased drying time and will make your bill go up.  Use dryer balls in a half full dryer instead of dryer sheets.  The sheets have a film that reduces the efficiency of the dryer, while dryer balls can speed up drying time.
  8. More efficient use of the dishwasher, like running it when it is full and at night will definitely save you money. Also, consider letting your dishes air dry,  If your dishwasher does not have an air dry setting, just prop the door open after the final rinse.
  9. Replace light bulbs, even if just a few, can be one of the easiest ways to cut down on your electric bill.  LED, CFL, and halogen incandescent bulbs can be a little more expensive, however they are cheaper over the life of the bulb.
  10. Plug your electronics into Smart Power Strips. Smart power strips work to reduce your power usage by shutting down power to products that go into standby mode.  If you use a regular power strip, just turn the strips off a night before you go to bed.

If you are ready to find a new home that is more energy efficient, please let us know; we would be happy to assist you in your search!

The RED Team – Kim, Terra & Kiley
Keller Williams Central Oklahoma
10 E Campbell
Edmond, OK 73034
Office: 405.330.2626 l Cell: 405.474.4242 l Fax: 405.330.2627
www.realestateinedmond.com

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Spooky Sales Tips to Market Homes at Halloween

Spooky Sales Tips to Market Homes at Halloween

 

If you are selling your home this Halloween season, you can attract potential buyers by capitalizing on increased holiday traffic in your neighborhood. It’s also an excellent opportunity to talk with your neighbors about friends who are interested in moving into your neighborhood.

Be generous with the candy and use the following techniques to market:

  1. Distribute treats & info – Children love the treats that Halloween brings. Be prepared to hand out candy to kids along with passing out water bottles or adult beverages to parents. At the curb and near your front door, have fliers about the house along with information on any “open house” events you plan to host.
  2. Be conservative with décor – Don’t go overboard when it comes to Halloween decorations. A few festive touches are fine but leave the inflatables and over-the-top décor for another time. A Halloween wreath and mums and pumpkins on the porch are some great ideas.
  3. Remove decorations in a timely manner – Once Halloween is over, make sure to take your decorations down promptly. Leaving decorations up for weeks after Halloween could devalue your home and make it look unkept.

Ask Terra Myers with The RED Team for more marketing tips! She will be more than happy to offer advice on staging your home to make the most of the Halloween season. If you are interested in purchasing a home or refinancing, call me to discuss your financing options.

Taylor Ortiz
Sr. Loan Officer
OK# MLO10171
Phone: (405) 509-1064

2575 Kelley Pointe Pkwy., Suite 180
Edmond, OK 73013
https://taylorortiz.net/

   
 
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OKC 2019 Fall Fun Guide

Pumpkin Patches & Fall Farms

Now – Oct. 31

Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch (720 Henney, Arcadia) features hay rides, a cornfield maze, fun fort, petting zoo, hay rides, pony rides, fire pits for roasting, picnic areas and more. Cash or check only. General admission, $9; Thursdays, $8; kids (2 and under), free. Cash or check only. Thursday, 1-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m. 315-7392

Now – Nov. 4

Sunshine Shelly’s Pumpkin Patch (7110 N Harrison, Shawnee) features u-pick-em pumpkins and ornamental gourds for sale, four-acre corn maze, hay rides, a kiddie train, corn cannon, haunted maze on the weekends, small petting zoo, rubber duck races, fire pits, picnic areas and more. Adults, $7; seniors (65 & up); kids (2-12), $5; kids (1 & under), free. Some activities require an additional fee. No admission charged to pick pumpkins. See website for hours of operation.

Now – Oct. 31

Wizarding World of Tiger Safari at Tiger Safari Zoological Park (963-S Frisco Rd, Tuttle) features up-close encounters with animals, themed photo stations, pumpkins and hay rides. Guests are encouraged to come in costume. Prices vary. Tuesday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Now – Oct. 13

WINGS: A Special Needs Community Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch (13700 N Eastern, Edmond) features pumpkins, pony rides, a pumpkin train, hay rides, hay slide, corn maze, bounce houses, games and more. $5; kids (2 & under), free. Operating hours are Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 242-4646


Now – Oct. 27

Pumpkin Patch at Kenny Farms (205562 E County Rd 40, Woodward) features pumpkins, a petting farm, corn pit, pony rides, pumpkin barrel train, pumpkin sling shots, pedal cars, yard games, bounce house, tractor play set and more. Admission is $10. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. Kiddie Days offer half price admission on Tuesdays & Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 714-3453


Now – Nov. 2

Rustic Roots Pumpkin Patch (105340 Greer Rd, Lamont) features pumpkins and fall decor as well as a corn maze, petting zoo, corn cannon, hay maze, jump pad, hay fort, concessions and more. The corn maze is haunted after dark! $8-$12. Tuesday & Wednesday, by appointment only; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 580-716-3608


Now – Nov. 9

Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western) features hay rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze and fun fall activities. Some activities may require additional fees like the Zombie Apocalypse Paintball, offered on select days. New this year, Farm After Dark is a fun, new way to experience Farm activities.Weekdays, $11.95; weekends, $15.95. Kids age 2 and under are free. Packages and season passes available. See website for hours of operation. 799-3276

Now – Nov. 1

The Busy Bee Pumpkin  Patch (10005 US 77, Lexington) features a variety of pumpkins for sale while supplies last. Families can explore the farm, browse the selection of gourds and snap a few photos. Free admission. Open seven day a week, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Now – Nov. 2

Wild Things Farm (700 Beaty Ave, Pocola) features a corn maze, flashlight maze, petting zoo, pony rides, jumping pillow and pumpkin patch. $12-$15; kids (under 18 mos), free. Thursday & Friday 2 – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 6 p.m. Night Maze open select days. 918-626-4053.


Now – Nov. 3

 at Chester’s Party Barn & Farm (5201 Cimarron Rd, Piedmont) features a petting zoo, giant slide, pony rides, hay rides, 3-acre mystery maze, games and more. Admission includes one pumpkin per paid guest while supplies last. Annual memberships are available. Ages 1-10, $10; ages 11 – 64, $6. Infants 11 months & under and seniors ages 65 & older are free. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 373-1595


Now – Oct. 31

St. Matthew United Methodist Church Annual Pumpkin Patch (300 N Air Depot, Midwest City) features story time, garden shop, pumpkins of all sizes and picture opportunities. Proceeds benefit local missions and non-profits. Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 13. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 8 p.m. 732-6831.

Now – Oct. 30

The Pumpkin Patch at Woodbine Farms (5109 Kings Rd, Ardmore) features pick-your-own pumpkin patch, animals, tractor-pulled hay ride, duck races, and more. $7 for ages 2 & up.  Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 – 5 p.m. 580-226-4052.

TG Farms Newcastle (1580 NW Highway 37, Newcastle) features tractor-drawn hay rides, petting zoo, hay maze, hay jump and slide, corn maze, tricycle race track, duck pond, pony rides, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, concession stand, general store and more. $10 per person plus tax on weekdays and $12 per person plus tax after 3 p.m. and on weekends. Kids under walking age are free. Season passes available. Open daily, 9 a.m.-dark. 387-3276. Additional location at 4335 W Highway 9 in Norman.

Now – Oct. 31

Hay Maze at Brown Ranch (Hwy 77, Ardmore) features a hay maze, campfires for roasting, kiddie cow train, an educational hay ride, hay slides and a kid’s corral with pedal cars, scooters, diggers, playhouses and more. $10; kids (3 & under), free. Thursdays & Fridays, 5 – 9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 – 9 p.m.

Now – Nov. 2

The Patch at Silver Wind Farm (16315 N MacArthur Blvd, Edmond) features farm games, petting zoo, tortoise & hare races, inflatables, pony rides, pop-up shops, pumpkins and more. Some activities not included in general admission.  3 & up, $10. FREE adult ticket with the purchase of a child admission. Friday, 4 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 – 7 p.m. 834-0411


Now – Oct. 27

 at the Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno) celebrates pumpkins and all things fall. Thousands of pumpkins are on display along with scarecrows and a variety of activities. Free admission for members and kids 2 & under. Non-members, $8. Open daily, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 445-7080


Now –  Oct. 31

Pumpkin Patch at Gate Church (7700 N Council Rd) features a variety of fall fun including pumpkins, photo areas, games and more. Admission and activities are free. Pumpkins available for purchase (price varies by size). Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m – 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 – 6 p.m. 728-7700, www.thegatechurch.tv

Local Mother’s Day Specials

This weekend is a special time for moms and their children to spend time together.  Whether your kids are young or old, it does not matter.  Whether you go out for a nice Mother’s Day Brunch, cook  at home or order take out, it does not matter.  What does matter is the time you spend together celebrating the love you have for each other!

Some of us mom’s may enjoy a day fishing, hiking or going to a local park.  I prefer to just be with my family, so a day grilling out,  fishing and planting flowers is how we plan to spend Sunday. Some may want a day out of the house exploring our local attractions, so we have put together a list of Oklahoma City attractions that are offering specials for moms this weekend.

  • Orr Family Farm – This weekend, moms can enjoy a special day with the family at Orr Family Farm Saturday, May 13 from 10 am to 5 pm. The Orr Family Farm will be hosting a special Mother’s Day Celebration with free Farm admission for all moms.
  •  Myriad Gardens where each mother will receive free admission Sunday, May 14 from 11 am to 5 pm. After you finish exploring the Crystal Bridge and have walked the garden grounds, Scissortail Gifts at Myriad Gardens will also be giving out a free Bedre chocolate rose with the purchase of an item.
  • Oklahoma River Cruise for your mother this Mother’s Day! On May 13 and May 14, moms ride free on all public ferry cruises. Be sure to check the cruise schedules before making plans.
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial – Head to the Oklahoma City National Memorial this Mother’s Day where mothers get free admission with one paid admission.
  •  National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – Mosey on over to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum where every mom will receive free admission this Sunday. The Museum will also be hosting a Mother’s Day Buffet from 11 am to 2 pm in the Sam Noble Special Events Center.
  • RIVERSPORT Rapids– Take mom on a wild, outdoor adventure this Mother’s Day at the RIVERSPORT Adventure Park in the Boathouse District where moms get a free admission with the purchase of a regular day pass.
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art – If mom has an eye for art, you have take her to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art where they are offering free admission for all moms. Discover one of the world’s largest collections of Chihuly glass and visit “The Unsettled Lens” and “After the Floating World: The Enduring Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints,” before both exhibits are gone.
  • Science Museum Oklahoma – After exploring the Science Museum Oklahoma, kids can participate in Hand Bouquet Painting at the Gardens for a special, handmade gift for mom. Kids can create a bouquet for free with their museum admission Saturday, May 13 from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • iFLY – For moms who are a little more daring, save $50 on select packages from iFLY for an experience she’ll never forget!

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

Let the Sunshine In!

Now that winter is finally over spring cleaning is on lots of minds. What better way to let in those rays of sunshine than to make sure windows are squeaky clean!
What you use, how you clean and when you clean are all important to getting the shiny results you want. Here are a few window cleaning tips for spring.
First, choose a dry, cloudy day when the sun is not blazing, then the cleaner will not dry fast onto the hot windows before you have a chance to rinse and wipe them dry. If you really get the urge to clean your windows on a sunny day, make sure to start on the shady side of the house.
Second, remove loose soil and vacuum the sill and sash before cleaning the glass. If you skip this step you will have a muddy mess from all the liquid running down the window frames.
Third, spray your window with your cleaning solutions. There are many cleaning products available on the market. You can choose from concentrate, aerosols or ready to use sprayers, just make sure to use enough solution to dissolve the dirt so it can be easily wiped away. If you skimp on the amount of cleaner you’ll end up with streaks.
Fourth, dry the window. Time is of the essence in this step to ensure that those rays of sunshine can pour through a streak-free surface. Some like a squeegee tool, a microfiber clothe, newspaper or paper towel. A combination of using squeegee and microfiber clothe will decrease the time to complete the job. Dry the glass horizontally on the inside and vertically on the outside, so that if there is a streak, you’ll know which side it is on.
Spring is here, so let’s get out there and clean the windows so everyone can feel the warm rays of sunshine!

Spring Black Friday

What is Spring Black Friday?

Home & Garden Stores run their biggest sale in the Spring and call it Spring Black Friday This year the sale starts April, 4th.

During Spring Black Friday 2019, you can get the lowest prices of the season on outdoor furniture, mulch, flowers, pressure washers, mowers , ladders and more.  Some stores offer daily “Special Buys of the Day”.

Now is a great time to start cleaning up the outside or your home. Planting some flowers in bright colored pots and putting down a clean bright door mat always makes your entry look welcoming.

Check out the links below for some of our local Home & Garden Stores.

https://www.homedepot.com/c/spring_black_friday

https://www.lowes.com/l/spring-black-friday-deals.html

https://www.theblackfriday.com/ace-hardware-blackfriday.shtml

https://www.tractorsupply.com/landing-pages_events_spring-black-friday

https://www.theblackfriday.com/spring-black-friday/walmart-spring-blackfriday.php

Tornado Prepared

Tornadoes can happen any time of year in Oklahoma, but tornado season officially started March 15th and runs through June 15th.

Especially during severe weather it is a good idea to downloaded a weather app that will alert you when to take shelter. You should also have a family plan and put together an emergency kit.

The emergency kit should have enough supplies for each member of your family to survive on for 3-5 days . If you have a storm shelter or safe room, you could put some of the following items in a plastic container and store them in the shelter.

Here is a list of suggested items to keep in your emergency kit:

  • One gallon of water per person, per day
  • Around 2,000 calories of non-perishable food per person, per day
  • A mechanical can opener
  • First-aid supplies to handle minor injuries, including splints, suture kit, antibacterial creams, bandages, and antihistamine
  • Hand-crank or battery-operated radio, preferably a NOAA weather radio
  • A week’s worth of all prescription medications
  • Hygiene items such as toothpaste, shampoo, and feminine products
  • Copies of important documents in a waterproof container; be sure to include driver’s licenses, birth certificates, social security cards, and insurance cards
  • Blankets
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Cell phone charger
  • A minimal amount of money in small bills
  • An extra credit card
  • Emergency contact list, including names, telephone numbers, and addresses
  • If you have children, include items to entertain them, such as coloring books, cards, or board games
  • If you have an infant, be sure to include diapers, formula, and anything else you’ll need
  • If you have pets, their leash and/or carrier and pet food & water
  • Spare set of keys to vehicles

While nothing can guarantee your safety during a thunderstorm or tornado, being prepared can make all the difference. Before and after severe weather it is understandable to experience panic, but being prepared and staying calm will help you respond quicker, help you make the right decisions, and possibly save lives.

Christmas Cleanup

Cleaning up after Christmas is over is always a bittersweet event.

On the one hand, it’s sad to say goodbye to the magic of the holidays. But on the other hand, it always feels really good to reclaim our space, although it can be a daunting task. Whatever your feelings are, it’s a task that inevitably needs to get done. All the decorations were hung with care, but putting them away, especially after cleaning up all the other stuff that comes with the holiday often just means stuffing everything back into boxes as quickly as possible. Let’s not think of it as a chore, but as a way to be better prepared for a successful decorating season for next Christmas. Check out these tips to making the most out of your holiday cleanup.

Donations

Keep a box where you can put things that got replaced over the holidays (like decorations, toys, clothes, etc.) Use the “get one, toss one” rule, if you could use some decluttering. Be realistic about what you want to keep. Don’t put away unnecessary items you won’t need next year. Donate anything you didn’t love this year and toss anything that is chipped or broken.

Do Your Dry Cleaning 

Take any holiday sweaters, dresses, and linens that need cleaning to the dry cleaners. Hang tablecloths, quilts, napkins and placemats from pants hanger,s covered in clear plastic bags, in a closet. You’ll be glad you did next year when you’re setting the table.

Christmas Cards

Go through the cards and make a list of who sent/gave them to you. Use this as your thank-you list or the start to your Christmas card list for next year. This is also a great time to update your address book. Then recycle cute cards by cutting the images, attaching string and using them as free gift tags.

Ornament Storage

Ornament storage boxes are great for keeping your ornaments safe during the year, but you don’t need to go out and buy one! If you have a regular storage tote, you can easily turn it into a storage box for your ornaments. Line the bottom of the box with plush stockings and your tree skirt, then wrap ornaments in tissue paper or wrapping paper.

Wrapping Paper, Ribbons & Gift Tags

A long and shallow storage bin makes a great storage solution for your holiday-themed gift wrap. The wrapping paper will stay safe and dry for next year, and you can slide the bin right under your bed or wherever you have a bit of extra room. Ribbon spools can be stored in a row in a clear plastic shoe bin. File gift tags, greeting cards, tissue paper and wrapping paper remnants in baseball card holders and sheet protectors in a three-ring binder.

Lights

Wrap each string around a separate paper towel roll or empty wrapping paper tube, placing the plug ends inside the rolls. Spare bulbs and parts can go in sandwich bags stored in the same box as the lights.

The Tree

Double check to make sure you got all the ornaments out of the tree.  Artificial trees are a little easier because the tree usually gets disassembled and packed away, but it can be tricky to be sure you got everything down from a real tree! Rolling your tree around on your lawn can help any hidden ornaments fall right out!

If you’ll be disposing of a real tree after the holidays, hit the web to find out when and how your city collects trees to be composted.

Wreaths

Slip the wreath’s hoop over the neck of a coat hanger, then cover with a plastic dry cleaning bag to prevent dust from building up. Hang in a closet or from a beam in your attic.

Candles

Putting tights or old socks on candles can protect them from getting damaged. Then, wrap them in tissue paper to prevent dents or scratches, and stow away from heat or pressure, which can melt or warp the wax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Events in the OKC Metro Area!

Are you looking for ways to entertain your kiddoes the next few days or enjoy the Halloween holiday a little more? Here are few exciting, family friendly and some FREE events happening in the Oklahoma City and Edmond metro area this week leading up to Halloween! 

Oct. 23 – 30

Storybook Forest at Arcadia Lake (7200 # 15th St, Edmond) features a fun, not-scary trail filled with roaming characters. Additional activities include hayrides, games and a campfire for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Weekdays, $8; weekends, $10. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 24

FREE Fall Bash at SpringHIll Suites OKC Quail Springs (3201 W Memorial Rd) features trunk-or-treating and activities for kids as well as an art show. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

FREE Mall-O-Ween at Penn Square Mall (1900 NW Expressway) features indoor trick-or-treating at participating retailers and a costume contest. Costumes are welcome but only during event hours. 6 – 8 p.m.

Oct. 25

FREE Escape Transylvania at the Midwest City Library (8143 E Reno Ave, Midwest City). Discover clues, solve puzzles, and open the lock to escape Dracula’s castle. For ages 12 – 18. 4 – 5 p.m.

FREE Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Festival at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman). Explore the galleries while hunting for prizes, snap a photo with props at the photo booth, get your face painted or create the perfect fall craft. Kid-friendly costumes are encouraged. 4 – 7 p.m.

FREE Fall Festival at Crow’s Corral at Lake Thunderbird State Park (13101 Alameda Dr, Norman) features face painting, games with prizes, popcorn, cotton candy and other treats. 5:30 – 7 p.m.

FREE Trick or Treat at Oklahoma City University’s Walker Hall (1829 Noble Dr) features a free indoor trick-or-treat alternative. 6 – 8 p.m.

Haunt the Harn at Harn Homestead (1721 N Lincoln Blvd) features trick or treating, face painting, pumpkin bowling, a cupcake walk, hay ride and more. $5 in advance or $7 at the gate. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

OSU Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween Pops Concert at The Seretean Center for the Performing Arts (132 Seretean Center for the Performing Arts, Stillwater) features music from Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean and Wicked. Attendees can also enjoy an instrument petting zoo and a costume contest. $10; students & seniors: $7. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 & 26

Scary Tales at the Henry Overholser Mansion (405 NW 15th St) features spooky stories about Oklahoma history. This tour also explores areas of the mansion not typically open during daily tours. This event is family-friendly, but ghost stories will be told. $25. 7 – 9 p.m.

Oct. 26

FREE Autumn Jamboree at Infant Crisis Services (4224 N Lincoln Blvd) features free food, games, raffle prizes, and a petting zoo as well as a performance by Spaghetti Eddie. Costumes encouraged. 1 – 3 p.m.

FREE Fall Fest at Westminster Presbyterian Church (4400 N Shartel Ave) features Features trunk-or-treat, games, half-mile costume walk and food. In the event of rain, activities will be held in the basement of the church. Costume walk, $5. 5 – 7 p.m.

FREE Fall Festival at Church of the Servant (14343 N MacArthur) featuresa trunk-or-treat, carnival games, a costume contest, inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, a cake walk and more. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display. A hot dog dinner, cotton candy and popcorn will be available for minimal cost. Children should bring their treat bags to collect candy and prizes. Dress up encouraged, but no scary costumes please. Families are encouraged to bring donations of diapers or wipes for Infant Crisis Services. 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE Halloween Movie at the Norman Central Library (225 N Webster Ave, Norman) features a screening of the classic 1982 horror film Poltergeist, written by Steven Spielberg. Movie is rated PG. 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE Fall Fest in Downtown Norman (Main St, Norman) features trick-or-treating, costume contests for adults, kids and pets, moon bounces, activities and more. 6 – 9 p.m.

Halloween Carnival at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School (5000 N Grove St, Warr Acres) features carnival games, haunted house and food. All activities take place indoors. Free to attend. 6 – 9 p.m.

Halloween Forensic Night at Skeletons: Museum of Osteology (10301 S Sunnylane Rd) features hands-on activities to learn to “read” the features of a human skull to determine: age, sex, physical trauma and/or illness. Detective costumes encouraged. All Forensic activities involve replica human skulls cast from real trauma cases. Personal discretion is advised. $35. 6 – 9 p.m.

FREE Fall Carnival at Crossings Community Church (14600 N Portland Ave) features inflatables, a trackless train, food trucks, a jitterbug swing, a mega cakewalk, face painting, tattoos, games, candy and more. Family friendly costumes are encouraged. 6 – 9 p.m.

Family Fun Night at Tot Town (841 SW 119th St) features pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, a monster dance party followed by a family friendly movie. Pizza dinner options available. Preregister. $10 per child; pumpkins, $2; pizza, $1 per slice. 6 – 9 p.m.

Moonlight Masquerade Family Dance at the 12th Avenue Recreation Center (1701 12th NE, Norman) features a special night for families to celebrate Halloween together. Costumes encouraged and refreshments are included. Preregister. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $10. Two dances: 6 – 7:30 p.m. and 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Late Night Labs: Haunted Whodunnit at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl). There’s a mystery in the museum that needs to be solved! The group will solve the crime using fingerprints, blood types and other clues. Attendees can also explore Science Live and Kirkpatrick Planetarium shows and all of the museum’s permanent exhibits. Family-friendly costumes are welcome. Members, $18; nonmembers, $20. 6 – 10 p.m.

Trail of Fears at Little River Park (700 SW 4th St, Moore) features a haunted trail through the woods of Little River Park with terror lurking around each corner. Best suited for kids 12 and up. Children 11 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $7.50. 8 – 11 p.m.

Oct. 27

FREE Spooktacular in Downtown El Reno (Main St, El Reno) features a costume contest, trick or treating, prizes and more. 9 – 11 a.m.

Turn the Town Upside Down at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features fantasy and imaginative, kid-friendly activities including sampling sarsaparilla in the Silver Dollar Saloon, visit the Fleming Mercantile for peppermint sticks and salt water taffy and more. Costumes encouraged. $5. Museum or Oklahoma Children’s Theatre’s members, free. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Halloween on the Green at Will Rogers Gardens (3400 NW 36th St). Take a walk down a faerie tale trail with fun characters handing out candy. After the trail, attendees can decorate sugar skulls, get their face painted and pot a plant. No registration required. All ages welcome. $5. 10 a.m  – 2 p.m.

FREE Bethany Boo Bash at the Bethany City Hall (6700 NW 36th St) features live music, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, trick or treating, and more. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Trick ORR Treat at the Farm at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave) features trick or treating, a screening of The Great Pumpkin movie and bonfires in addition to the farm’s attractions. Costumes encouraged. FREE with admission.10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Gypsy Glam Roadshow Fall Festival at Tony’s Tree Plantation (3801 S Post Rd) features  trick-or-treating for children and dogs, a pooch parade with prizes, make and take art, cake walk, clowns, balloons, face painting, pumpkin decorating, games, prizes, animal rescues, food trucks and shopping with local Oklahoma businesses. Admission and parking is free. Costumes encouraged for children and pets. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FREE Treats at the Square at the Châtenay Square (10600 S Penn Ave) features trick-or-treating, bounce houses and face painting. Costumes welcome. 2 – 4 p.m.

FREE Trick or Treat City at the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (Reno Ave & Douglas Blvd, Midwest City) has a Candy Village and a carnival featuring crafts, games and inflatables. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Candy Village, FREE; carnival tickets available for purchase. 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Spooksville at the Yukon Community Center (2200 S Holly Ave, Yukon) features a dog costume contest, kids costume contest, carnival area with games, clowns, magicians and lots of treats. Costumes encourages. Kids, $3; adults, free. 2 – 6 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at Variety Care’s Britton Health Center (721 W Britton Rd) features decorated trunks along with games and refreshments. Family-friendly costumes are welcomed, and treat bags will be provided. 3 – 5 p.m.

FREE Kings & Queens Special Needs Fall Festival at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (8140 NW 36th St, Bethany) features a sensory-friendly Bible walk, a sensory room, a glow in the dark room and other games.  Costumes are welcome.  Preregister. 3 – 5 p.m.

FREE Haunt the Library at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore) feature an exhibit from the Museum of Osteology, crafts, snow cones, photo booth, games and more. All ages welcome, costumes encouraged. 4 – 7 p.m.

FREE Haunt Old Town in Moore (Broadway Ave, Moore) features family fun activities including trick-or-treating, inflatables, games, music & candy. 4 – 7 p.m.

Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Party at Unpluggits Paint & Play (575 Enterprise Dr, Edmond) features egular Unpluggits activities plus face painting, Halloween games, prizes and crafts.. Costumes encouraged. $5. 4 – 7 p.m.

Northwest Optimist Fall Festival at Dolese Youth Park (5105 NW 50th St) features free trunk-or-treating as well as a costume contest, bounce houses, carnival games, face painting and free popcorn and cotton candy, while supplies last. All activities included in the wristband can be purchased individually. Trunk or Treat, free; activity wristband, $5. 4 – 8 p.m.

FREE Festifall at Southmoore Baptist Church (3801 S Broadway St, Moore) features inflatables, carnival games, prizes and hot dogs for the first 200 guests. Costumes welcome. 5 – 7 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat in the Park at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features decorated vehicles and candy for kids in a safe & fun environment. Costumes encouraged. 5 – 7:30 p.m.

FREE Fall Fun Night at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (8140 NW 36th St) features a Bible Walk, trunk-or-treating, games and pumpkin chunkin. 6 – 7:30 p.m.

FREE Tractors & Treats at First Southern Baptist Church (6400 S Sooner Rd) features a treat trail for the whole family with candy, prizes and costumes. Costumes encouraged. Activities with take place indoors. 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE Hall-o-ween Extravagnza at Central Presbyterian Church (5101 N May Ave) features a night of indoor trick-or-treating, Halloween games, and a FREE chili dinner, while supplies last. Please, no scary costumes. 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE Outdoor Movie at RIVERSPORT Adventures (800 Riversport Dr) features a screening of Hocus Pocus. Kids can enjoy free s’mores and Halloween candy. 7 p.m.

Spook N’ Roll Halloween Party at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features a costume contest with prizes, festive decorations, music and more. Costumes encouraged. $12. 7 p.m. – midnight.

Red Dirt Halloween Drive-in Extravaganza at the Beacon Drive-In (2404 S Division St, Guthrie) features the showing of Halloween movies on a huge 40’ movie screen, drive-in style. Attendees can also enjoy raffles, music, concessions, pre-movie activities, vendors, costumed actors and prizes. Benefits the 6th Annual Red Dirt Film Festival. $5-$65. 7 – 10 p.m.

Oct. 27 – 28

Haunt the Zoo at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features photo opportunities, fantasy-themed booths & trick-or-treating. Costumes encouraged. Adults can dress up too but nothing too scary, please. Trick-or-treat bags, $7; members, $6. Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Halloween Train at the Oklahoma Railway Museum (3400 NE Grand Blvd) features a Halloween train ride, moon bounce and miniature golf. Smiley O’Riley from Dental Depot will be handing out goodie bags to all of the children. Costumes encouraged. Train rides: 13 & up, $12, kids (3-12), $5; kids (under 3), FREE. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Oct. 27 – 31

HallowMarine at the Oklahoma Aquarium (300 Aquarium Dr, Jenks) features an indoor trick-or-treat trail, games, inflatables, PeeWee Pirate Zone, treasure hunt and mermaid and pirate dive shows plus, all the exhibits are open. Children (3-12), $7; adults, $10; kids (2 & under), FREE. 6:30 – 9 p.m. nightly.

Oct. 28

FREE Day of the Dead Festival in the Plaza District (1745 NW 16th St) features a festive tribute to the Latino holiday. Activities include a parade, art, dancing, music, vendors, food, group art show, annual La Catrina Procession and more. 1 – 7 p.m.

FREE Magic Lantern Celebration in the Paseo Arts Distrtict (Paseo Ave). Children of all ages are invited to “come as they are” and transform themselves with the help of local artists and join in on a costume parade on the labyrinth painted on the street. 3 – 6:15 p.m.

Fall Festival at Winners Church (16000 N Western Ave, Edmond) features games for all ages, decorated trunks full of candy, costume contest, classic car show, music and giveaways. 4 – 6 p.m.

Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Party at Unpluggits Paint & Play (575 Enterprise Dr, Edmond). Enjoy regular Unpluggits activities plus games, crafts, slime and color lab, face painting and prizes. Costumes encouraged. $5 at the door; current passholder, free. 6 – 7 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at Crown Heights Christian Church (4020 N Western Ave) features trunk or treating, candy, cake walk, bounce house and more. 5 – 6:30 p.m.

FREE Fall Festival at Nichols Hills United Methodist Church (1212 Bedford Dr, Nichols Hills) features a Chili Cook-off, hayrides, games, s’mores and more. 5 – 7 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (10600 N Council Rd) features moon bounces, cupcake walk, police cars and fire trucks as well as trunks filled with treats. 5 – 7 p.m.

FREE Tractors & Treats at First Southern Baptist Church (6400 S Sooner Rd) features a treat trail for the whole family with candy, games, prizes and more. Costumes encouraged. Activities will take place indoors. 5 – 7 p.m.

Yukon’s Mummy & Son Masquerade at the Jackie Cooper Gym (1024 E Main, Yukon) features carnival games, costume contest, hot dogs, spooky music and lots of candy for boys ages 4-12 & their “mummies.” $4 in advance; $5 the day of the event. 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at New Covenant United Methodist Church (2700 S Boulevard, Edmond) features a family friendly evening with plenty of candy, decorated trunks, games, inflatables, music and free food. Costumes encouraged. 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at Lake Overholser Church of the Nazarene (3900 E Overholser Dr, Bethany) features decorated cars, games, inflatables, popcorn, candy and more. 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at St. Matthew United Methodist Church (300 N Air Depot Blvd, Midwest City) features trick or treating, story time in the pumpkin patch and more. 6 – 8 p.m.

Oct. 29

FREE Brick or Treat in Bricktown (Reno & Mickey Mantle) features trick or treating at more than 40 Bricktown businesses, a pumpkin-painting station and SNL photo booth. 4 – 7 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at Quail Springs United Methodist Church (14617 N Penn Ave) features trunk-or-treating, pumpkin decorating and costume contests, candy, games and a chili cook-off. Costumes encouraged. All ages welcome. 6 – 8 p.m.

Mummy & Son Masquerade at Jackie Cooper Gym (1024 E Main St, Yukon) features a fun evening of carnival games, costume contest, hot dogs, spooky music and lots of candy for boys ages 4 – 12 & their mummy. $4 in advance, $5 day of. 6 – 8 p.m.

Oct. 30

FREE Halloween Story Time at the Moore Library (225 N Howard Ave) features themed songs, stories, crafts, music and more. Costume welcome. 10 – 11 a.m.

FREE Dress Up Party and Parade at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122 St). Kids can play dress up and join in on a parade. Attendees can also enjoy a story and fall crafts. Wear your own costume or try on one of the library’s. Best suited for ages 5 & under. 10 – 11 a.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at J.D. McCarty Center (2002 E Robinson St, Norman) features a free trunk-or-treat event with cool cars. Costumes are encouraged. 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at Norman Parks & Recreation (201 W Gray St, Bldg C, Norman) features a family fun night of trunk or treating, food trucks and more. 6:30 – 8 p.m.

FREE Halloween Craft at Southern Oaks Library (6900 S Walker Ave) features crafts and family-friendly activities for all ages. 6:30 – 8 p.m.

FREE Norman North Spooktacular at Norman North High School (1809 Stubbeman, Norman) features 50 plus decorated rooms and free candy for kids up to 10 years old. Costumes welcome. 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Oct. 31

FREE Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival at Memorial Road Church of Christ(2221 E Memorial Rd Edmond, OK 73013) features decorated car trunks and treating. 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Join us for the annual Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat in the Summit Gym and the north parking lot of the Summit! Children 3 years through 6th grade can dress up and participate in carnival-like booths and a moon bounce. Trunk-or-Treat is in the parking lot directly outside.

FREE Spooktacular Storytime and Parade at the Downtown Library (300 Park Ave) features story time and a costume parade. Preregister. Best suited for age 5 & under. 10 – 11 a.m.

FREE Trick-or-Treat at Northpark Mall (122nd & N May). Select stores will be handing out candy. Costumes welcome. 3 – 5 p.m.

FREE Haunt the Hill On Calle Dos Cinco in the Historic Capitol Hill District (SW 25th St between Hudson & Robinson) features safe trick-or treating including business booths offering free games and goodies. 5 – 8 p.m.

FREE Halloween Arts Spectacular at The Station at Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a Halloween-themed art making time including drawing, painting, candy and treats. Costumes encouraged. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center (12716 NE 36th St) features a trunk-or-treat outside and haunted house inside. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at Wickline Church (417 Mid-America Blvd, Midwest City) features decorated trunks and treats. 6 – 7:30 p.m.

FREE Trunk-or-Treat at Western Hills Fellowship Church of God, Int’l (11501 N Western Ave) features games, a cupcake walk, candy and more. 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at McLoud Connect Church (1129 W. Broadway Ave, McLoud) features decorated vehicles and lots of candy. Costumes welcome. 6 – 8 p.m.

Fall Festival Hallelujah Party at Lincoln Park Senior Center (4712 Martin Luther King Ave) features an indoor event with games, prizes, giveaways, food, cakes, a moon bounce, face painting, music and candy. All ages welcome. 6 – 8 p.m.

FREE Trunk or Treat at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church (14700 N May Ave) features an evening of trunk-or-treating. Attendees can also enjoy hotdogs, chips, & drinks. 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Halloween Shindig at Skeletons Museum of Osteology (10301 S Sunny lane Rd) features a spooky, but not too spooky party with scavenger hunts, owl pellet dissection station, Halloween-themed crafts, live animals and trick-or-treating stations. The Oklahoma City Zoo will be at the museum from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Costumes encouraged. $6; dissection kits, $5. 6 – 9 p.m.