See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of November 7-13

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

Tuesday, November 8: “Let’s Hike It Baby” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Get outside, get active and explore! This event was designed to help encourage a love of the outdoors at a young age. Meet at For-Mar’s Visitor Center for stretching and a story before hitting the trails. Dress for the weather. Recommended for parents with toddlers and up.

Friday, November 11: “Treehouse Story Time: For the Birds” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Sprout the love of reading and nature in For-Mar’s treehouse. Come share books, sing songs and make a craft. Recommended for children 2 and up.

Friday, November 11: “Ladies Night Out” in Downtown Fenton, Fenton’s Downtown Entertainment District * fentonchamber.com

  • (Event runs 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) The evening will consist of Ladies’ Night specials at participating businesses, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, a “punch card” to be stamped by each participating store for prizes and more.

Friday & Saturday, November 11 & 12: Flint Firebirds Hockey at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Games begin Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m.) The Flint Firebirds will play against the Peterborough Petes Friday, hosting Military Appreciation Night, and the Windsor Spitfires on Saturday. The Firebirds are part of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and represent a continuation of Flint’s rich hockey tradition.

Saturday, November 12: “Every Child Ready to Read Super Saturday Storytime” at the Flint Public Library/Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Drop-in at the Children’s Room for some great Storytime. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages

Saturday, November 12: “Pokemon Go! Let’s Catch’em All” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.) With 9 Pokestops and 2 Gyms, For-Mar is full of Pokemon and is the perfect place to catch them. For-Mar will be dropping lures, hosting Pokemon contests with prizes and telling stories about the real life animals that many of the Pokemon are based on. Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

Saturday, November 12: “Michigan Food, Beer & Wine Festival” at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Festival runs 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Sample some of Michigan’s best beer, wine and food while strolling through a park-like setting complete with sod, live music, a free photo booth, lawn games and a food truck alley offering food from great local restaurants. Vendors will be competing for bragging rights and Gold, Silver or Bronze medals will be awarded in the food, beer and wine categories. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and 10 sample tickets along with everything mentioned above.

Saturday, November 12: “Flint Symphony Orchestra’s November Classical Concert” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Concert begins 7:30 p.m.) The Flint Symphony Orchestra, with Conductor Enrique Diemecke, performs an evening of music with guest artist Jane Bunnell.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 31–November 6

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Seasonal Fun

Monday, October 31: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours”, 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the children and enjoy a 30 to 45-minute hayride tour through a decorated trail with nothing scary, just good family fun. After the tour, pick that perfect pumpkin, shop for hard to find items and great gifts, enjoy some cider and freshly made donuts and more. All hayride tours include complimentary apple cider and donuts. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday, October 31: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Make your way to Crossroads Village for one of autumn’s greatest traditions: Halloween Ghosts & Goodies. Enjoy treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From an Enchanted Forest to the magic show at the Colwell Opera House or the straw maze and 20 candy stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put all in the spirit of the season! Don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40-minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express.

Monday, October 31: Clio Manor Haunted House, 4403 Clio Road, Flint * (810) 620-5167 * scareclio.com

  • (Located inside Cru Paintball at Exit 15, 1½ miles south off of I-475, Open 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Lizzy Barlow, a once nice girl, was kept captive in her room by her parents. Insanity and evil grew within her until one day she murdered her parents and everyone inside the Manor with an ax. People say that anyone who enters the home of the Barlow’s will likely become insane and lost. Come try and make it out alive or become another helpless victim! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday, October 31: “Exit 13” Haunted House, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Located ¼ mile south off of I-475, Doors open 8 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, pig man and chainsaw man. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday, October 31: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum” at Playland Park, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Open 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Rated one of the top five haunted attractions in the Midwest by Forbes Magazine, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5-miles of underground tunnels. Contact Playland to also find out about their new “Escape The Zombie” Outbreak hands-on game. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday, October 31: The Crypt Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * (810) 742-2260 * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house with live actors and state of the art effects that will leave visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 31–November 6: Almar Orchards, 1431 Duffield Road, Flushing * (810) 659-6568 * almar-orchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Michigan’s premier organic orchard and home of JK’s Organic Scrumpy Hard Cider with 5 varieties, Almar’s offers 300 sprawling acres of organic fruit trees, meadows and pastures for the whole family to enjoy along with farm animals, a playground, a farm market and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 31-November 6: Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 6036 Lobdell Road, Linden * (810) 735-7676 * muellersorchard.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) A “Fun, Family Farm Tradition” featuring a farm market, pumpkin patch, weekend events and activities, tours and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 31-November 6: Porter’s Orchard Farm Market, Cider Mill and Corn Maze, 12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-7156 * portersorchard.com

  • (Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Bring the whole family out for hayrides, inflatables, pony rides, pumpkin blasters, u-pick, harvest treats, a corn maze and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 31-November 6: Spicer Orchards and Corn Maze, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Farm Market open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Pick-Your-Own runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m./Winery open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring wagon and train rides, a cider playground, old fashioned tractors, a winery, donuts, fudge, fruit picking and more. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s “Test Your Revolutionary Knowledge” corn maze! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

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On the Big Screen: November at the Flint Institute of Arts

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As part of the 2016-17 season, the Flint Institute of Arts is screening a variety of independent, international and classic films within the comforts of its 330-seat theater.

Here’s the lineup for November:

Purple Rain (Nov. 3, 5-6)
The late, great Prince stars in this edgy musical drama about a young musician whose star begins to rise amid personal and professional conflict in his life. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Admission: $2

Captain Fantastic (Nov.4-6)
A father who has raised his six children in an environment of self-reliance and withdrawal from the outside world is forced to re-enter the society he despises, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Resurrecting Black Wall Street: The Blueprint (Nov. 10)
This inspirational documentary explores how the residents of a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, overcame tragedy in the early 20th century to create one of the most prosperous African American communities in history. 7 p.m.

Our Little Sister (Nov. 11-13)
In a life-affirming comedy-drama, three siblings who live in their late grandmother’s house after the departure of their parents are unexpectedly united with their 13-year-old half-sister.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Nov. 18-20)
Sam Neill stars in an adventure comedy-drama about a rebellious kid and his foster uncle, who prompt a national manhunt when they go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

Weiner-Dog (Nov. 25-27)
In a quirky comedy, a dachshund passes from oddball owner to oddball owner and impacts all of their radically dysfunctional lives. The well-populated human cast includes Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, and Greta Gerwig.

Unless otherwise noted, general admission is $6 and show times are Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

For more info, visit http://www.flintarts.org/films.

See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 24–30

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Seasonal Fun

Monday-Sunday, October 24-30: Almar Orchards, 1431 Duffield Road, Flushing * (810) 659-6568 * almar-orchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Michigan’s premier organic orchard and home of JK’s Organic Scrumpy Hard Cider with 5 varieties, Almar’s offers 300 sprawling acres of organic fruit trees, meadows and pastures for the whole family to enjoy along with farm animals, a playground, a farm market and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 24-30: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours,” 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the children and enjoy a 30 to 45-minute hayride tour through a decorated trail with nothing scary, just good family fun. After the tour, pick that perfect pumpkin, shop for hard to find items and great gifts, enjoy some cider and freshly made donuts and more. All hayride tours include complimentary apple cider and donuts. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 24-30: Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 6036 Lobdell Road, Linden * (810) 735-7676 * muellersorchard.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) A “Fun, Family Farm Tradition” featuring a farm market, pumpkin patch, weekend events and activities, tours and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 24-30: Porter’s Orchard Farm Market, Cider Mill and Corn Maze, 12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-7156 * portersorchard.com

  • (Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Bring the whole family out for hayrides, inflatables, pony rides, pumpkin blasters, u-pick, harvest treats, a corn maze and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 24-30: Spicer Orchards and Corn Maze, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Farm Market open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Pick-Your-Own runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m./Winery open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring wagon and train rides, a cider playground, old fashioned tractors, a winery, donuts, fudge, fruit picking and more. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s “Test Your Revolutionary Knowledge” corn maze! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 27-30: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum” at Playland Park, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Open Thursday & Sunday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Rated one of the top five haunted attractions in the Midwest by Forbes Magazine, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5-miles of underground tunnels. Contact Playland to also find out about their new “Escape The Zombie” Outbreak hands-on game. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 27-30: Clio Manor Haunted House, 4403 Clio Road, Flint * (810) 620-5167 * scareclio.com

  • (Located inside Cru Paintball at Exit 15, 1½ miles south off of I-475, Open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Lizzy Barlow, a once nice girl, was kept captive in her room by her parents. Insanity and evil grew within her until one day she murdered her parents and everyone inside the Manor with an ax. People say that anyone who enters the home of the Barlow’s will likely become insane and lost. Come try and make it out alive or become another helpless victim! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 27-30: “Exit 13” Haunted House, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Located ¼ mile south off of I-475, Doors open 7 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, pig man and chainsaw man. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29: “Spooky Trails Nightmares” at Spooky Trails Farm, 8266 Baldwin Road, Swartz Creek * (810) 407-3035 * spookytrails.com

  • (Open dusk to 11 p.m.) Get spooked at three nighttime haunts – a Haunted Hayride, a Zombie Hunter Hayride (interactive hayride) and the Un-Dead Field of Fear (haunted cornfield). Hayrides are recommended for all ages and the cornfield is recommended for ages 6 and up. The farm opens on Saturday, and Sunday, with a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking, The Blaster (closes at 10 p.m.) and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29: The Crypt Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * (810) 742-2260 * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house with live actors and state of the art effects that will leave visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29: 2nd Annual For-Mar Enchanted Forest, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Come out and stroll the pumpkin lit trails of For-Mar and meet the many different critters of the night while gathering goodies along the way. Don’t forget to dress in your Halloween best! Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Friday-Sunday, October 28-30: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Make your way to Crossroads Village for one of autumn’s greatest traditions: Halloween Ghosts & Goodies. Enjoy treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From an Enchanted Forest to the magic show at the Colwell Opera House or the straw maze and 20 candy stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put all in the spirit of the season! Don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40-minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express.

Saturday, October 29: “Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash” at the Genesee Valley Mall, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Join the Flint Public Library and the Genesee District Library for some family-fun Halloween festivities. Recommended for infants.

Saturday, October 29: “Halloween Glow Superhero Party” at the Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 W. University Avenue, Flint * (810) 767-5437 * thefcm.org

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) For Halloween, the Children’s Museum is combining two of its favorite things, glow in the dark and superheros. Join the fun with plenty of glow and superhero prizes and accessories along with pizza and candy! Food and beverages included with admission, which includes 2 pieces of pizza, a juice box and a cookie, per person, with additional pizza for purchase. Parents who attend the party in costume will receive free admission.

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4 Places to Get Artsy in Flint & Genesee

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Creating art is a known stress reliever. Studies show it can encourage creative thinking, improve attention and boost self-esteem. And – of course – there’s the added benefit of it being a fun thing to do. That said, why not try some of the following arts and crafts opportunities in Genesee County?

  • Create your own custom work of art at Painting with a Twist in Fenton. Local artists provide participants with step-by-step instructions on how to create a given painting, which changes based on the class. Students are welcome to bring along a bottle of wine or other non-alcoholic beverage. Classes range from $35 to $45 and include all painting supplies. Select family friendly classes are offered for $25.
  • Check out the Craft Academy, which is hosted every first and third Wednesday of the month at the Local Grocer in downtown Flint. Recent classes have included block printing, homemade laundry soap and more. All supplies and instructions provided Classes range from $5 to $20. For details, check out Flint Handmade’s Facebook page.
  • Learn from the best at the Flint Institute of Arts, which hosts a number of one-day workshops open to the public. Examples include Calligraphy for Special Occasions (Nov. 4) and Japanese Stab Binding (Nov. 19). Classes vary in price. To read the Fall 2016 catalog and registration form, click here.
  • Embrace your inner gardener at Wojo’s Garden Splendors in Davison, which offers several make-and-take workshops. For example, visitors can learn how to create a unique holiday porch pot on Nov. 10 and a beautiful one-of-a-kind wreath on Nov. 26. Both workshops are $30.

See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 17–23

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Seasonal Fun

Monday-Sunday, October 17-23: Almar Orchards, 1431 Duffield Road, Flushing * (810) 659-6568 * almar-orchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Michigan’s premier organic orchard and home of JK’s Organic Scrumpy Hard Cider with 5 varieties, Almar’s offers 300 sprawling acres of organic fruit trees, meadows and pastures for the whole family to enjoy along with farm animals, a playground, a farm market and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 17-23: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours,” 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the children and enjoy a 30 to 45-minute hayride tour through a decorated trail with nothing scary, just good family fun. After the tour, pick that perfect pumpkin, shop for hard to find items and great gifts, enjoy some cider and freshly made donuts and more. All hayride tours include complimentary apple cider and donuts. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 17-23: Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 6036 Lobdell Road, Linden * (810) 735-7676 * muellersorchard.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) A “Fun, Family Farm Tradition” featuring a farm market, pumpkin patch, weekend events and activities, tours and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 17-23: Porter’s Orchard Farm Market, Cider Mill and Corn Maze, 12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-7156 * portersorchard.com

  • (Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Bring the whole family out for hayrides, inflatables, pony rides, pumpkin blasters, u-pick, harvest treats, a corn maze and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 17-23: Spicer Orchards and Corn Maze, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Farm Market open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Pick-Your-Own runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m./Winery open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring wagon and train rides, a cider playground, old fashioned tractors, a winery, donuts, fudge, fruit picking and more. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s “Test Your Revolutionary Knowledge” corn maze! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum” at Playland Park, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Open Thursday & Sunday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Rated one of the top five haunted attractions in the Midwest by Forbes Magazine, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5-miles of underground tunnels. Contact Playland to also find out about their new “Escape The Zombie” Outbreak hands-on game. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23: Clio Manor Haunted House, 4403 Clio Road, Flint * (810) 620-5167 * scareclio.com

  • (Located inside Cru Paintball at Exit 15, 1½ miles south off of I-475 – Open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Lizzy Barlow, a once nice girl, was kept captive in her room by her parents. Insanity and evil grew within her until one day she murdered her parents and everyone inside the Manor with an ax. People say that anyone who enters the home of the Barlow’s will likely become insane and lost. Come try and make it out alive or become another helpless victim! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23: “Exit 13” Haunted House, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Located ¼ mile south off of I-475 – Doors open 7 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, pig man and chainsaw man. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22: “Spooky Trails Nightmares” at Spooky Trails Farm, 8266 Baldwin Road, Swartz Creek * (810) 407-3035 * spookytrails.com

  • (Open dusk to 11 p.m.) Get spooked at three nighttime haunts – a Haunted Hayride, a Zombie Hunter Hayride (interactive hayride) and the Un-Dead Field of Fear (haunted cornfield). Hayrides are recommended for all ages and the cornfield is recommended for ages 6 and up. The farm opens on Saturday, and Sunday, with a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking, The Blaster (closes at 10 p.m.) and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22: The Crypt Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * (810) 742-2260 * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house with live actors and state of the art effects that will leave visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday-Sunday, October 21-23: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Make your way to Crossroads Village for one of autumn’s greatest traditions: Halloween Ghosts & Goodies. Enjoy treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From an Enchanted Forest to the magic show at the Colwell Opera House or the straw maze and 20 candy stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put all in the spirit of the season! Don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40-minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express.

Saturday, October 22: “Family Fun Costume Party” at the Flint Public Library/Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Calling all Monsters, Fairies, Super Heroes and Talking Animals! Come ready to dress up and dance in your favorite costume! Recommended for all ages.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 10-16

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Seasonal Fun

Monday-Sunday, October 10-16: Almar Orchards, 1431 Duffield Road, Flushing * (810) 659-6568 * almar-orchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Michigan’s premier organic orchard and home of JK’s Organic Scrumpy Hard Cider with 5 varieties, Almar’s offers 300 sprawling acres of organic fruit trees, meadows and pastures for the whole family to enjoy along with farm animals, a playground, a farm market and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 10-16: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours,” 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the children and enjoy a 30 to 45-minute hayride tour through a decorated trail with nothing scary, just good family fun. After the tour, pick that perfect pumpkin, shop for hard to find items and great gifts, enjoy some cider and freshly made donuts and more. All hayride tours include complimentary apple cider and donuts. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 10-16: Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 6036 Lobdell Road, Linden * (810) 735-7676 * muellersorchard.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) A “Fun, Family Farm Tradition” featuring a farm market, pumpkin patch, weekend events and activities, tours and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 10-16: Porter’s Orchard Farm Market, Cider Mill and Corn Maze, 12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-7156 * portersorchard.com

  • (Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Bring the whole family out for hayrides, inflatables, pony rides, pumpkin blasters, u-pick, harvest treats, a corn maze and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 10-16: Spicer Orchards and Corn Maze, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Farm Market open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Pick-Your-Own runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m./Winery open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring wagon and train rides, a cider playground, old fashioned tractors, a winery, donuts, fudge, fruit picking and more. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s “Test Your Revolutionary Knowledge” corn maze! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum” at Playland Park, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Open Thursday & Sunday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Rated one of the top five haunted attractions in the Midwest by Forbes Magazine, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5-miles of underground tunnels. Contact Playland to also find out about their new “Escape The Zombie” Outbreak hands-on game. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16: “Exit 13” Haunted House, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Located ¼ mile south off of I-475, Doors open 7 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, pig man and chainsaw man. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15: “Spooky Trails Nightmares” at Spooky Trails Farm, 8266 Baldwin Road, Swartz Creek * (810) 407-3035 * spookytrails.com

  • (Open dusk to 11 p.m.) Get spooked at three nighttime haunts – a Haunted Hayride, a Zombie Hunter Hayride (interactive hayride) and the Un-Dead Field of Fear (haunted cornfield). Hayrides are recommended for all ages and the cornfield is recommended for ages 6 and up. The farm opens on Saturday, and Sunday, with a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking, The Blaster (closes at 10 p.m.) and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15: The Crypt Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * (810) 742-2260 * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house with live actors and state of the art effects that will leave visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16: Clio Manor Haunted House, 4403 Clio Road, Flint * (810) 620-5167 * scareclio.com

  • (Located inside Cru Paintball at Exit 15, 1½ miles south off of I-475 – Open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Lizzy Barlow, a once nice girl, was kept captive in her room by her parents. Insanity and evil grew within her until one day she murdered her parents and everyone inside the Manor with an ax. People say that anyone who enters the home of the Barlow’s will likely become insane and lost. Come try and make it out alive or become another helpless victim! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Make your way to Crossroads Village for one of autumn’s greatest traditions: Halloween Ghosts & Goodies. Enjoy treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From an Enchanted Forest to the magic show at the Colwell Opera House or the straw maze and 20 candy stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put all in the spirit of the season! Don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40-minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express.

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