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U.S. National Whitewater Center Fright Nights

7 p.m.-midnight. 820 Hawfield Road. $18; $5 to park. www.usnwc.org/frightnights.

The Center is transforming its grounds into a haunted attraction that includes a 40-foot climb in complete darkness, a zip line over a haunted graveyard and a raft trip to a zombie-filled island.


Halloween Hoot ‘n Howl

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. $5-$7. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org.

Participate in costume contests, paint pumpkins (or have your face painted), see raptor presentations, take a hayride and have a treat.


Spooky Spiders and Creepy Crawlers

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road. 704-372-6261, ext. 605.

A spooky but not-too-scary event. Eat Halloween treats and hear about creepy-crawly animals. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.


Manolo Blahnik Trunk Show

10 a.m. (also noon Sunday). Neiman Marcus, 4400 Sharon Road. 704-442-7900.

View the new collection by Manolo Blahnik, a shoe brand popularized by “Sex and the City” and coveted by fashion-forward women.



2-5 p.m. Canine Café Charlotte, 1447 S. Tryon St. $10. 704-588-3647.

Includes food, nonalcoholic drinks, goodies for your pet, a silent auction, and “just-for-fun” and various Halloween costume contests.


‘The Relief Concert of the Century'

6 p.m. Cricket Arena,

2700 E. Independence Blvd. $15. (704) 372-3600; www.ticketmaster.com.

Featured artists include gospel singers Kim Burrell, David and Tamela Mann, John P. Kee & New Life, Anthony Hamilton and more.