Country Time Corn Maze and Haunted Hay Rides
Haunted hayrides, haunted woods and corn maze, today through Sunday. Hours are 5-10 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday. Haunted Woods tonight and Saturday. Directions: I-485 to Exit 44 (Mint Hill, Hwy. 218).Go east 6 miles. Left on Clontz Road. At the Corn Maze sign, follow signs to parking. $7-$10, some activities are extra. Country Time Corn Maze, Joe Lee Helms Road, Indian Trail. 704-580-0423;
UNICEF Halloween Carnival
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Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church's Halloween carnival to include indoor and outdoor games, a toddler room, costume and Jack-o-lantern carving contests. 5:30-8 p.m. today. Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, 1600 Mallard Creek Church Road East. 704-547-0038; www.mallardcreekpresbyterian.org.
U.S. National Whitewater Center Fright Nights
Escape from the Spire of Terror, Climb 2 R.I.P., and navigate your way through The Island of the Living Dead. 7 p.m. today. $18 per person or $60 for 4-pack; $5 parking per car. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 820 Hawfield Road. 704-391-3900; www.usnwc.org.
Rosedale Grounds Spirit Walk
Listen to tales about Rosedale's supernatural past. 7-8 p.m. today. Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St. $5. www.historicrosedale.org.
First Baptist Church Fall Festival
Festivities include children's games and prizes, as well as food for sale. Costumes are allowed provided they're not too scary. 6-8 p.m. today, First Ward Elementary School, 715 N. Caldwell St. 704-375-1446.
Creepy, Crawly, Critter-Ween
Dress up as your favorite creepy-crawly critter and learn about animals. 5-9 p.m. today. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road. 704-598-8857.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Hickory Community Theatre's sixth annual fundraiser screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Two showings: 9 and 11:55 p.m. today. $10, includes a prop bag for use with the film. Hickory Community Theatre, 30 Third St N.W., Hickory. 828-328-2283. www.hct.org.
Extreme Ice Center Halloween Fun
Win prizes for best pumpkin (bring your own) and costume during the center's public skate. Noon-2 p.m. today. 4705 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. $4.50-$6.50 (skate rental $3.50). 704-882-1830.
CAST “Monster” Mash & Halloween Extravaganza
Double Creature Feature of “Monster” and “Cirque de Morte,” two drinks, Mac's BBQ, cash prizes for best Halloween costume, a DJ and dancing. Tickets can be purchased on the Web at www.nccast.com or by calling the box office at 704-455-8542. 8 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Saturday. $40. Carolina Actor's Studio Theatre, 1118 Clement Ave.
The two-night event includes music from the Lights Fluorescent; a performance by Big Mamma's House of Burlesque: and a zombie fashion show. 8 p.m. today and Saturday. Amos' Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $25 in advance, $35 at the door. 704-377-6874; www.amossouthend.com.