Get festive with 4 spooky fall events

By Darius Parker

Tis the season for trick-or-treating and jack-o-lanterns, so here are four things to do to keep your haunted spirits lifted.

1. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s free Halloween Concert

What better way to start the dawn of Halloween than enjoying some Halloween tunes by the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra?

Attend the concerts at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. today at the Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Make sure to partake in trick-or-treating in the Music Building at 5 and 7 p.m. Bring your heftiest bag to hold some of that candy and send a few pieces to the Northern Star office.

2. Outdoor Adventures Halloween Crate Climb

For all of my thrill-seekers and adrenaline enthusiasts, the Recreation Center will host its crate climb at 5:30 p.m. today.

Grab a harness and embark on the climb of your life. Your mission is to stack and scale crates as high as you can and see how far you can climb without toppling your stack. Sounds easy, right?

This event is free.

3. Jonamac Orchard’s Haunted Corn Maze

While venturing through what seems to be an endless field of corn, why not add ghouls, monsters and chainsaw-wielding murderers to the mix? For $13 per person, you and your apocalypse survival team can journey through the maze. Be warned: New spooks wait as the sun goes down and flashlights become prohibited.

Stop by the Haunted Corn Maze from dark until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

4. Amenti Haunted House

The Egyptian goddess of the underworld, Amenti, gives locals a glimpse into her world of fear at the Egyptian Theatre Amenti Haunted House, 135 N. Second St. Prepare for the spook of your life with 20 scenes on six floors of terror.

Check out the haunted house at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday for $13. Getting in is the easy part; good luck getting out.