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Halloween carnival, Athens. Haunted trick-or-treat tour of Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Park, 293 Gran Ellen Drive, Athens. $2 per person; for age 12 and younger. 706-613-3580 or Athens-Clarke County Leisure Service holiday events.

Fall festival, Gainesville. Pony ride, rock wall, Eurojump, inflatables and games. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Lakeview Academy, 796 Lakeview Drive, Gainesville. Two tickets for $1 or unlimited-use wrist band for $25 - most games cost two tickets. 770-531-2609.

HallowSCREAM, Gainesville. Live DJ, dancing, haunted house, costume contest and prizes. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, East Hall Community Center, 3911 P. Davison Road, Gainesville. Parental registration required; for age 12 to 15. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 770-535-8280.

Halloween activities and crafts, Gainesville. Make your own mask or trick-or-treating bag. Through Friday, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. $4 per person for admission; additional costs for materials. Kids are invited to wear a costume on Oct. 31. 770-536-1900.

Fall festival, Jefferson. Hot dog and marshmallow roast, hot chocolate and trunk or treat. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Maranatha Baptist Church, 65 Ebenezer Church Road, Jefferson. 706-367-4383.

Trick-or-Treat on the Square, Gainesville. 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, downtown Gainesville. Main Street Gainesville.

Hometown Halloween on the Square, Blairsville. Trick-or-treat. Friday, downtown Blairsville. 706-745-5789 or Downtown Development Authority of Blairsville.

Trick-or-treating, Buford. For age 12 and younger in costume; no masks. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. 678-482-8788.

Hallelujah Harvest, Lula. Food, games, music, moonwalk, hayride, candy and prizes. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Upper Field, Rafe Banks Ballpark, 5831 Athens St., Lula. Free. 770-869-7632.

Day Off School Fall Spooktacular, Athens. Halloween-themed crafts, snacks, stories and games for elementary school students. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Memorial Park, 293 Gran Ellen Drive, Athens. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 706-613-3580 or Athens-Clarke County Leisure Service holiday events.

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