Week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Friday

9 a.m., Seventh Annual Douglas County Area Good Life Fair, Tuscola Community Building, 122 W. North Central Ave., Tuscola, https://dchealthdept.org, 217-253-4137

10 a.m., Toddler Time, Mattoon Public Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, http://mattoonlibrary.org, 217-234-1717, jasmine@mattoonlibrary.org

10 a.m., Totally Untidy Tots, ages 2-5 with an adult, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

10:30-11:30 a.m., Wits Fitness Brain Exercise, Cumberland County Life Center, 507 E. Main St., Toledo, www.facebook.com/cumberlandcountylifecenter/, 217-849-3965

1-3 p.m., White Elephant Bingo for Adults, Lovington Public Library, 110 W. State St., Lovington, www.lovingtonpld.us, 217-873-4468, lovingtonpld@gmail.com

3:30-5:30 p.m., National Chemistry Week Celebration: Geology-Themed Chemical Demonstrations, Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St., Urbana, http://urbanafreelibrary.org, 217-367-4069, administration@urbanafree.org

5-8 p.m., Trunk or Treat, Downtown, Broadway Ave. between 15th-17th St., Mattoon, 217-235-5786, matchamber@consolidated.net

5 p.m., Annual Halloween Celebration, Community Park, 201 E. Commercial St., Strasburg, www.strasburgil.com

5-11 p.m., Haunted Trail, General Dacey Trail, N. Ninth St., Shelbyville, 217-774-3951

5:30-8 p.m., Zombie Prom VI: Thriller on Elm Street, teens only, school or photo ID required, Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St., Urbana, http://urbanafreelibrary.org, 217-367-4069, administration@urbanafree.org

6-9 p.m., Ashmore Mentoring Program, Ashmore Community Center, 211 S. Illinois St., Ashmore, 217-382-5560, 217-349-8606, www.facebook.com/pages/Ashmore-Mentoring-Program-AMP/267027276725352

6 p.m. or 8 p.m., Halloween Percussion Concerts, Millikin University, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W. Main St., Decatur, www.millikin.edu, 217-423-3189

6:30 p.m., Spooky Kooky Night, call 618-483-6856 to register, Ballard Nature Center, 5253 E. U.S. Highway 40, Altamont, www.ballardnaturecenter.org, ballardnc@frontiernet.net

7 p.m., Mattoon Fire Dept Costume Party to Benefit Operation Sleighride, American Legion Post 88, 1903 Maple Ave., Mattoon, 217-273-8723, jamieueleke@live.com

7 p.m., Holiday Trivia, proceeds benefit Special Olympics Illinois, for questions or to reserve a spot please call Chris 217-343-6707 or Tim 217-690-9442, American Legion, 200 W. Washington St., Effingham

7 p.m., Girls Next Door performs, 18+, Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, http://canopyclub.com, 217-344-2263

7 p.m., Trent Harmon and Kalie Shorr perform, The City Center, 505 S. Chestnut, Champaign, www.citycenterchampaign.com, 217-954-0556

7:30-9 p.m., An Evening with Comedian Don Friesen, Lake Land College Theatre, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, http://backlandradio.com/concerts, 217-929-8657, thewhip@backlandradio.com

7:30 p.m., Gala Homecoming Concert featuring UI Wind Symphony, UI Wind Orchestra, and the Marching Illini, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, www.krannertcenter.com, 217-333-6280

8-11 p.m., Halloween Bash, Tuscan Hills Winery, 2200 Historic Hills Dr., Effingham, www.effinghamwinery.com, 217-347-9463

8 p.m., Warrant performs with special guest Steelheart, Effingham Performance Center, 1325 W. Outer Belt, Effingham, http://the-epc.org/, 217-540-2788

8 p.m., Comedian Trevor Noah, State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., Champaign, www.statefarmcenter.com, 217-333-2923

9 p.m., Wreckless Halloween, Infusion Bar & Banquet Center, 2882 N. Dineen, Decatur, http://infusiondecatur.com/bar/, 217-875-2416

Saturday

8 a.m.-noon, Effingham Farmer's Market, Effingham County Courthouse Square, 100 E. Jefferson St., Effingham, http://facebook.com/effinghamfarmersmarket, 217-663-2234

9 a.m.-noon, Pumpkinfest, The Fields Church, 900 Dewitt Ave. E., Mattoon, www.thefieldslive.com, 217-234-2795, info@thefieldslive.com

9-11 a.m., EVS Conservation Day: Warbler Woods, Daileyville Rd. (Co. Rd. 1470 N.), Charleston, www.embarrasstewards.org, 217-549-1555, thorsenhutton@gmail.com

10-11 a.m., Story Time, ages 3-7 with adult, EIU Booth Library, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, www.library.eiu.edu, 217-581-8442, mkmcdaniel@eiu.edu

10 a.m.-noon, Fall Festival, Mattoon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 2121 S. Ninth St., Mattoon, 217-235-7138

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monroe Fall Festival, Monroe Art Studio, 708 Monroe St., Charleston, www.facebook.com/monroeart708/, 217-348-1514, monroeartstudio@gmail.com

Noon-6 p.m., Kids Paranormal Day, Ashmore Estates, 22645 E. Co. Rd. 1050 N., Ashmore, www.hauntedashmoreestates.net, 888-271-4000

1 p.m., Third Annual Photography Contest Awards Day, Douglas County Museum, 700 S. Main St., Tuscola, www.douglascountymuseum.org, 217-253-2535, douglascountymuseum@hotmail.com

2 p.m., Intermediate Chess Class, all ages, registration required, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

2-4 p.m., A Spooktacular Family-friendly Halloween Event, Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil, Champaign, www.orpheumkids.com, 217-352-5895

3-5 p.m., Doggies in Disguise, all proceeds will go to the Douglas County Animal Shelter to help with spaying and neutering costs, The Vault Art Gallery, 100 N. Main St., Tuscola, www.facebook.com/VaultArtGallery/, 217-599-1215, thevaultarts@gmail.com

4:30-8:30 p.m., Halloween at Evergreen, Evergreen Hollow Park, 1201 N. Maple St., Effingham, www.effinghamparkdistrict.org/facilities/evergreen.aspx, 217-342-4415, office@effinghampd.org

5-8 p.m., Trunk or Treat Family Night, Grace Fellowship Church, 2220 Western Ave., Mattoon, http://gracefellowshipmattoon.org, 217-234-6064, gracefellowshipmattoon@gmail.com

5 p.m., Halloween Harvest Parade, Stewardson Community Building, 108 S. Pine, Stewardson, www.stewardsonil.com, 217-682-5710

5-8 p.m., Kidd Kaddilac's Annual Halloween Bash, Infusion Bar & Banquet Center, 2882 N. Dineen, Decatur, http://infusiondecatur.com/bar/, 217-875-2416

5-8 p.m., Nightmare on Grove Street, Douglass Community Center, 512 E. Grove St., Champaign, https://champaignparks.com/project/ages-13-18/douglass-community-center/, 217-398-2573, tiffany.white@champaignparks.com

5:30-7 p.m., Trunk or Treat, Downtown Martinsville, 217-276-7578

6 p.m., Walk-Thru Costume Contest, Jackpot Joe's Bar & Gaming, 1919 Western Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/jackpotjoes/, 217-234-9531

6 p.m., St. Mary School PTG Fourth Annual Trivia Night, Immaculate Conception Parish Center, 1920 Richmond Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/stmaryPTG/, 217-235-0431

6-8 p.m., Trunk or Treat, Moose Lodge, 1212 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/Mattoon-Moose-Lodge-803-746016192098025/, 217-235-5290

6-9 p.m., Torchlight Halloween Hike, Pumpkin Carving Contest & Wiener Roast, Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, 420 S. Lincoln Hwy., Lerna, www.lincolnlogcabin.org, 217-345-1845, lsff@lincolnlogcabin.org

7-9 p.m., Alex Walker performs, Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.jacksonavenuecoffee.com, 217-345-5283, dan@jacksonavenuecoffee.com

7-9 p.m., Mackville Bluegrass performs, Old State Road Christian Church, 13982 Old State Rd., Charleston, www.disciplesofchrist.org, 217-345-3003, osrccsecretary@consolidated.net

7-9 p.m., Asa Creek performs, Old Country Church, 108 N. Main, Findlay, 217-756-8852, wotsport@frontiernet.net

7-10 p.m., Just Country performs, Pla-Mor Danceland, 1300 E. Third St., Pana, www.facebook.com/PlaMorDanceland, 217-823-5535 or 618-283-1314, pla_mor_danceland@yahoo.com

7 p.m., Ladies Of The '80s: Debbie Gibson, Lisa Lisa, and Jody Watley, Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, 800-982-2787

7:30 p.m., BritBeat, Millikin University, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W. Main St., Decatur, www.millikin.edu/kirkland, 217-423-3189

7:30 p.m., Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, www.krannertcenter.com, 217-333-6280

8-11 p.m., Halloween Party Featuring Sister Kate, American Legion Post 88, 1903 Maple Ave., Mattoon, www.legionpost88.com, 217-234-7155, raylwayne@yahoo.com

8 p.m., Champaign Ladies Amateur Wrestling: A Benefit Show for Three Spinners, 18+, Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, http://canopyclub.com, 217-344-2263

8:30 p.m., Halloween Party, Suite Dreams Hotel, 300 Broadway Ave. E., Mattoon, www.suitedreamshotel.com, 217-234-8600

9 p.m., The Castle's Creepshow, The Castle, 1828 Olive Ave., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/CastlePubGaming/, 217-235-4841, castleinnlounge@gmail.com

9 p.m., A Night to Dismember, Windsor's Pub, 1000 Maine St., Windsor, www.facebook.com/WindsorsPub, 217-240-8396

9:30 p.m., Halloween Party: Miles Over Mountains performs, Macs' Uptowner, 623 Monroe Ave., Charleston, www.facebook.com/macs.uptowner, 217-345-4622

10 p.m., The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Effingham Performance Center, 1325 W. Outer Belt, Effingham, http://the-epc.org/, 217-540-2788

10 p.m., Brushville Halloween Bash, The City Center, 505 S. Chestnut, Champaign, www.citycenterchampaign.com, 217-954-0556

Sunday

8 a.m., Run for the Beads 5k & 1 Mile Crawfish Crawl, St. John's Lutheran Church, 200 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.stjls-mattoon.com, 217-234-4923, office@stjohns-mattoon.org

Noon-1 p.m., Fall Centerpiece Workshop: Succulent Pumpkins, pre-registration required at http://delightflowerfarm.com/product/fall-centerpiece-workshop-succulent-pumpkins-at-riggs/, Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S. High Cross Rd., Urbana, www.riggsbeer.com, 217-718-5345, gail@riggsbeer.com

1-4 p.m., Fall Harvest Festival, Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, www.maconcountyconservation.org, 217-423-7708

2-5 p.m., Black Magic Johnson Blues Band performs, Willow Ridge Winery, 1796 N. 1475 East Rd., Shelbyville, www.willowridgewinery.com, 217-738-2323

2-4 p.m., Halloween Parade, Maple Street parade route, Effingham, www.effinghamsunriserotary.com, 217-347-5181 or 217-342-4147, nearnest@westcpa.com

2-4:30 p.m., Canvas & Corks Orchard Painting Party, Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, 3902 S. Duncan Rd., Champaign, www.facebook.com/CanvasAndCorksStudioPaintingParty/, 217-841-6374, heatherart1976@yahoo.com

3 p.m., UI Low Brass Spooktacular, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, www.krannertcenter.com, 217-333-6280

3-5 p.m., Celebrate All Soul's Day, Beads N Botanicals, 117 N. Broadway Ave., Urbana, http://beadsnbotanicals.com, 217-365-9355, beadsnbotanicals@gmail.com

4 p.m., Kids' Halloween Party, American Legion Post 88, 1903 Maple Ave., Mattoon, www.legionpost88.com, 217-234-7155, raylwayne@yahoo.com

4-6 p.m., Free Trunk or Treat, American Legion, 8 E. Strain St., Sullivan, www.smysercc.org, 217-752-6896, smyser@smysercc.org

6 p.m., Fright Night Featuring the Eastern Symphony Orchestra, EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/doudna/, 217-581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu

Monday

8-11 a.m., Hay and Livestock Auction, Arthur Sale Barn, 1204 Vine St., Arthur, 217-543-3255

9:30 a.m., Monday Morning Makers, Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 W. Water St., Sullivan, www.sullivanil.us/library/library.html, 217-728-7221

10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., or 5:30 p.m., Preschool Story Time, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

10:30-11:30 a.m., Knot Just Knitting with Jan Voss, Lovington Public Library, 110 W. State St., Lovington, www.lovingtonpld.us, 217-873-4468, lovingtonpld@gmail.com

4-5 p.m., Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's Club Grades K-2nd, Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 W. Water St., Sullivan, www.sullivanil.us/library/library.html, 217-728-7221

5 p.m., Halloween Party, Community Center, 122 N. Central Ave., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

6 p.m., Charleston Chess Club, Bob's Bookstore, 303 Lincoln, Charleston, http://bobsbookstore.net, 217-345-2627

6:30 p.m., Kindness Rocks, Arcola Public Library District, 407 E. Main St., Arcola, www.arcola.lib.il.us, 217-268-4477, arcolaapl@consolidated.org

7 p.m., Uncorked Book Discussion: The Dry, Village Wine and Gifts, 109 S. Banker St., Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

Tuesday

10-10:30 a.m., Story Time, Mattoon Library, 1600 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, http://mattoonlibrary.org, 217-234-1721, joellen@mattoonlibrary.org

10 a.m., Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston, www.colescouncilonaging.org, 217-639-5150

10 a.m., Story Time, Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

10 a.m., Story Time, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

10:30 a.m., Toddler Time With Mother Goose, Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.marshallillibrary.com, 217-826-2535

10:30 a.m., Mother Goose on the Loose, up to age 3 with adult, Paris Carnegie Public Library, 207 S. Main St., Paris, www.parispubliclibrary.org, 217-463-3950, read@parispubliclibrary.org

4-8 p.m., Trick or Treat at Wabash Fire Protection District, 3287 Lake Paradise Rd., Mattoon, www.facebook.com/WabashFire/, 217-258-8404, wabash-fire@consolidated.net

4-5 p.m., Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's Club Grades 3rd-5th, Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 W. Water St., Sullivan, www.sullivanil.us/library/library.html, 217-728-7221

4:30 p.m., Bingo, Moultrie County Beacon, 401 W. Water St., Sullivan, www.mcbeacon.org, 217-728-7396

5-8 p.m., Open Mic Night, Common Grounds, 1612 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.mattooncommongrounds.com, 217-235-2877

5-6 p.m., Coloring for Adults, Tuscola Public Library, 112 E. Sale St., Tuscola, www.tuscolalibrary.org, 217-253-3812

5:30-7:30 p.m., Irish Music Circle performs, Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.jacksonavenuecoffee.com, 217-345-5283

5:30-9 p.m., Halloween in Marshall, City of Marshall, 201 S. Michigan Ave., Marshall, www.marshall-il.com, 217-826-8087, webadmin@marshall-il.com

6-7 p.m., Ukulele group, Mattoon Train Depot, 1718 Broadway, Mattoon, www.mattoonartscouncil.org, 217-258-6286

6-7:30 p.m., Bird Club, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 E. DeWitt Ave., Mattoon, www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644 or 217-218-6262

6 p.m., Game Night, Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.jacksonavenuecoffee.com, 217-345-5283, dan@jacksonavenuecoffee.com

7 p.m., Super Raffle Tuesday, American Legion Post 88, 1903 Maple Ave., Mattoon, www.legionpost88.com, 217-234-7155, raylwayne@yahoo.com

7-10 p.m., Horror Movie Trivia & Halloween Party, Decatur Brew Works, 101 N. Main St., Decatur, www.facebook.com/decaturbrewworks, 217-330-8683

7:30 and 9 p.m., "Fright Night" Halloween Laser Show, William M. Staerkel Planetarium, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, www2.parkland.edu/planetarium, 217-351-2568

Wednesday

8-9:30 a.m., Senior Bingo, County Market, W. Rt 16, Shelbyville, www.mycountymarket.com, 217-774-5555

9 a.m., National Novel Writing Month, all ages, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

10 a.m., Story Time, ages 3-5, Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 W. Water St., Sullivan, www.sullivanil.us/library/library.html, 217-728-7221 

10 a.m., Story Time, Arcola Public Library District, 407 E. Main St., Arcola, www.arcola.lib.il.us, 217-268-4477, arcolaapl@consolidated.org

10 a.m., Mothers' Group, Paris Carnegie Public Library, 207 S. Main St., Paris, www.parispubliclibrary.org, 217-463-3950, read@parispubliclibrary.org

Noon-1:30 p.m., Essential Oils, please register at www.eiu.edu/adulted/all.php, Bob's Bookstore, 303 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, 217-581-7415

1-3 p.m., Ladies Game of Pool, all ages, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston, www.colescouncilonaging.org/lifespancenter.html, 217-639-5150

5 p.m., Eric Gordon performs, Bement Country Opry, 201 State St., Monticello, www.bementcountryopry.com, 217-377-0550, brake4music@hotmail.com

7-10 p.m., Songwriter Open Mic Night, Village Wine & Gifts, 109 S. Banker, Effingham, http://effinghamvillagewine.com, 217-347-0477

7 p.m., Festival of South African Dance, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, www.krannertcenter.com, 217-333-6280

Nov. 2

7:30-9:15 a.m., "Our Town" Community Update Breakfast, Unique Suites Hotel, 920 W. Lincoln Ave., Charleston, www.mattoonchamber.com or www.charlestonchamber.com, Mattoon Chamber 217-235-5661 or Charleston Chamber 217-345-7041

9-10:30 a.m., Free Play Group for Moultrie County Toddlers, up to age 3, Beacon Bright Start, 203 S. Graham, Sullivan, www.mcbeacon.org/brightstart.html, 217-728-7396

9:30 a.m., Story Hour, Neoga District Library, 550 Chestnut Ave., Neoga, http://neoga.lib.il.us, 217-895-3944

10 a.m., Seniors with Attitude Group, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

10:30 a.m., Books and Babies, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, 712 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestonlibrary.org, 217-345-1514

Noon, Tech Assistance, registration required, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

4 p.m., After School Program, Arcola Public Library District, 407 E. Main St., Arcola, www.arcola.lib.il.us, 217-268-4477, arcolaapl@consolidated.org

4:30-6 p.m., Teen Book Discussion, ages 13-18, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464

5-7 p.m., Yuletide Tunes & Treats, Charleston Moose Lodge, 615 Seventh St., Charleston, http://lodge1388.moosepages.org, 217-345-2012

6-8 p.m., Ryan Hite performs, Macs' Uptowner, 623 Monroe Ave., Charleston, www.facebook.com/macs.uptowner, 217-345-4622

6 p.m., Bingo, American Legion, 8 E. Strain St., Sullivan, 217-728-4612

7 p.m., Open Mic Night, Jackson Avenue Coffee, 708 Jackson Ave., Charleston, www.jacksonavenuecoffee.com, 217-345-5283

7:30 p.m., Call to Duty featuring the EIU Wind Symphony and Concert Band, EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 Seventh St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/doudna, 217-581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu

Theatre

Mrs. Warren's Profession, Oct. 26-29, Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe, Charleston; Nov. 2-5, Mattoon Train Station, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon; www.charlestonalleytheatre.com, 217-345-2287, Charlestonalleytheatre@hotmail.com

Always A Bridesmaid, Oct. 27-Nov. 4, Charleston Elks, 720 Sixth St., Charleston, www.charlestoncommunitytheatre.com, 217-201-4785, ann@bruehler.net

The Addams Family, Oct.31-Nov. 4, Neoga High School, 790 E. Seventh St., Neoga, 217-254-3747

The Odd Couple (Female Version), Oct. 26-Nov. 4, Ron Diehl Center, 1906 S. Fourth St., Effingham, http://effinghamface.com, 217-342-2458, info@effinghamface.com

LIZZIE, Oct. 27-Nov. 12, Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, 1099 W. Wood St., Decatur, http://PDtheatre.org, 217-424-6318, info@pdtheatre.com

Ongoing

Haunted Hike Festival, Oct. 27-28, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 Dewitt Ave. E., Mattoon, www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

Fall Flea Market, Oct. 27-29, Cross County Mall, 700 Broadway Ave. East, Mattoon, www.crosscountymall.com, 217-235-3432, amy.davee@regisinc.com

Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Oct. 23-27, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 Dewitt Ave. E., Mattoon, www.dhnature.org/pumpkin-contest.html, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

Flashlight Tours, Oct. 27-31, Ashmore Estates, 22645 E. Co. Rd. 1050 N., Ashmore, www.hauntedashmoreestates.net, 888-271-4000

Volunteer at Friendship Garden, Thursdays, registration required, Friendship Garden, 1698 Lafayette Ave., Mattoon; Volunteer with the Conservation Crew, Tuesdays and Thursdays, registration required, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 E. DeWitt Ave., Mattoon; www.dhnature.org, 217-235-4644, douglashartnc@consolidated.net

Embarras Valley Film Festival, Oct. 25-28, EIU Coleman Hall, 502 N. Linn St., Charleston, http://castle.eiu.edu/~evff/

24th Annual Haiti Benefit Auction, Oct. 27-28, Otto Center, 1/2 mile south of Arthur, 217-268-4420

Lighted Pumpkin House, Oct. 24-31, Downtown Arthur, 138 S. Vine St., www.arthurfestivals.com, 217-543-2242

The Great Pumpkin Patch 29th Season, through Oct. 31, 1749A Co. Rd. 1900 N., Arthur, www.the200acres.com/thepatch/, 217-543-2394, thepatch@the200acres.com

Night Terrors of Effingham, through Oct. 31, Village Square Mall, 1910 S. Banker St., Effingham, www.nightterrorsofeffingham.com, 217-218-9019, hfproductions2010@yahoo.com

Gentle Yoga, Tuesdays; Duplicate Bridge, Wednesdays; Duplicate Bridge Intermediates, Thursdays; Ron Diehl Center, 1906 S. Fourth St., Effingham, www.effinghamparkdistrict.org, 217-342-4415

25th Anniversary Season, through Oct. 30, Pumpkin Works, 21788 E. Terre Haute Rd., Paris, www.pumpkinworks.com, 217-275-3327, paulandsherry@pumpkinworks.com

Fall Activities, through Oct. 31, Southfork Homestead Farms, 3000 N. 1200th St., Paris, www.southforkhomesteadfarms.com, 217-712-9735

Boo at the Zoo, Oct. 26-29, Scovill Zoo, 71 S. Country Club Rd., Decatur, www.decatur-parks.org/scovill-zoo, 217-421-7435

Ponies and Pumpkins, weekends through Oct., Shiloh Stables, 4095 W. Rock Springs Rd., Decatur, 217-620-7892, jcamp.shilohstables@gmail.com

Farmer City Haunted Forest, Oct. 27-28, Salt Creek Area 21 Campsites, 12853 Royal Rd., Farmer City, fchauntedforest@gmail.com

An Evening with Poe, Oct. 26-30, Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello, http://allerton.illinois.edu, 217-333-3287, brand@illinois.edu

Dallas & Company's Haunted Room, through Oct. 28, Dallas & Co., 101 E. University, Champaign, http://dallasandco.com, 217-351-5974

Midway of Madness Haunted Attraction, through Oct. 31, Champaign County Fairgrounds, 1302 N. Coler, Urbana, http://midwayofmadness.com, 217-202-4729, cuscared@comcast.net

Laser Metallica, Friday; Laser Zeppelin, Friday; Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (laser), Saturday; Pink Floyd's The Wall (laser), Saturday; Odyssey, Fridays and Saturdays through Oct.; William M. Staerkel Planetarium, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, www2.parkland.edu/planetarium, 217-351-2568

Toddler Tuesday, Tuesdays; Animal Encounters, Wednesdays and Fridays; DIY: Weekend Wizards, Saturdays; Orpheum Children's Museum, 346 N. Neil, Champaign, www.orpheumkids.com, 217-352-5895

Exhibits

Works of Photographer Tom David, through Nov. 30; Common Grounds, 1612 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, www.mattoonartscouncil.org, 217-258-6286, arts@mattoonillinois.org

2017 Art & Design Faculty Biennial, through Oct. 29; No More Mr. Nice Guy: Ben Venom, through Oct. 29; Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Japanese Prints from the Taubman Museum of Art's Permanent Collection, through Oct. 29; Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St., Charleston, www.eiu.edu/tarble, 217-581-2787

Booth Library: The Heart of Eastern's Campus, through Dec. 28; Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon, through Dec. 31; EIU Booth Library, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, http://booth.eiu.edu, Steve Brantley 217-581-7542 or jsbrantley@eiu.edu, Beth Heldebrandt 217-581-6064 or emheldebrant@eiu.edu

Artwork of Stacey Zerrusen, through Nov. 30, Effingham Public Library, 200 N. Third, Effingham, www.effinghamlibrary.org, 217-342-2464, andrew@effinghamlibrary.org

63rd Annual Fall Show Juried Exhibition, through Nov. 10, Bicentennial Art Center and Museum, 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, www.parisartcenter.com, 217-466-8130

Artwork of Mitch Miller and Meredith Drum, through Nov. 11, Gaslight Art Colony, 516 Archer Ave., Marshall, www.gaslightartcolony.com, 217-293-1050, gaslightartcolony@gmail.com

Barb Stobaugh Photography and Curt Knapp Photography, through Oct. 31; David Castor Photography, Nov. 1-Dec. 31; Barn Colony Artists, Nov. 1-Dec. 31; Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, www.maconcountyconservation.org, 217-423-7708.

Love of Nature by Kellie Rae Theiss, through Nov. 22, Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N. Water St., Decatur, www.decaturarts.org, 217-423-3189

Coveting Nature: Art, Collecting, and Natural History in Early Modern Europe, through Dec. 22; Propositions on Revolution (Slogans for a Future), through Dec. 22; World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, through Mar. 24, 2018; Provenance: A Forensic History of Art, through June 2, 2018; Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Urbana, http://kam.illlinois.edu, 217-333-1861, kam@illinois.edu

Stepping the Mast: Rob Millard-Mendez, through Nov. 4, Parkland College, Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, http://artgallery.parkland.edu/, 217-351-2485

All in the Family, through Dec. 1, Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., Champaign, https://champaignparks.com/project/springer-cultural-center/, 217-398-2376, michelle.olden@champaignparks.com

Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150, through Dec. 21, 2018, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, www.spurlock.illinois.edu, 217-333-2360

On the Big Screen

Listings for Oct. 27-Nov. 2

MATTOON

AMC Showplace 10, 2509 Hurst Dr., Mattoon; 217-234-8898, 217-348-8884, 888-AMC-4FUN; "Blade Runner 2049" (R); "The Foreigner" (R); "Geostorm" (PG-13); "Happy Death Day" (PG-13); "It" (R); "Jigsaw" (R); "The Mountain Between Us" (PG-13); "My Little Pony: The Movie" (PG); "Only the Brave" (PG-13); "Thank You for Your Service" (R); "Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" (PG-13); view updates and showtimes at www.amctheatres.com.

CHARLESTON

LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., Charleston; free movies w/ popcorn and lemonade; Friday, "Ghostbusters (1984)" (PG); Tuesday, "Hocus Pocus" (PG); Wednesday, "Julie & Julia" (PG-13); Thursday, "The Proposal" (PG-13); Call 217-639-5150 or visit www.colescouncilonaging.org for more information.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

The Art Theater, Church and Neil, Champaign, 800-237-8752; "George A. Romero Double Feature: Night of the Living Dead & The Crazies" (R); "Loving Vincent" (NR); "New Art Film Festival" (N/A); "Night of the Living Dead" (R); "Smart n Spooky Kids: Halloween Shorts" (N/A); visit www.thearttheater.org for showtimes.

DECATUR

Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water, 217-422-8151; schedule not yet available; view updates and show times at www.theavon.com.

EFFINGHAM

RMC Cinemas, Village Square Mall, S. U.S. Route 45; "Geostorm" (PG-13); "Happy Death Day" (PG-13); "It" (R); "Jigsaw" (R); "The Lego Ninjago Movie" (PG); "The Mountain Between Us" (PG-13); "My Little Pony: The Movie" (PG); "Only the Brave" (PG-13); "Thank You for Your Service" (R); "Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" (PG-13); view updates and showtimes at www.rmccinemas.com

NEWTON

Drive-N Theatre, 16045 E. Hwy. 33, Newton, 618-455-3100; Closed for the Season; view updates and showtimes at www.driventheatre.com.

PARIS

The Paris Theater, 119 N. Central Ave., Paris, 217-465-6048; "Happy Death Day" (PG-13); "Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)" (R) Fri. only; "Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" (PG-13); view updates and showtimes at kjbtheaters.com/ParisTheater.

SHELBYVILLE

Boarman’s Roxy, 149 E. Main St., all shows $4: "The Stray" (PG); receive updates and showtimes at 217-774-ROXY (7699), www.boarmansroxytheatre.com.

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