Fri., Oct. 16, 7-8 p.m. - Things That Go Bump in the Night Hike at Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center - Join a Parks naturalist and explore the nature trails of Long Key and learn about the nocturanl animals that call the park hoome. Listen to stories, myths, and legends about these animals. Fee: $5/person. Preregistration is required. Call the nature center at 954-357-8797.
Fri., Oct. 23, 6-9 p.m. - Friday Night Family Hayride and & Campfire Series at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park - Enjoy a hayride around the park and a marshmallow roast around a campfire. Campfire and optional hayride take place across from the park office. For all ages. Fee: $3.50/person ages 3 and up for one hayride and one bag of s'mores fixings. Call 954-357-8811 for details.
Fri. & Sat., Oct. 23 & 24, 6-9 p.m. - Trick-or-Treat Through the Trees at Long Key Natural Area & Natue Center - Play Halloween-themed games, participate in group activities, and make craft projects at this program aimed at ages 3 to 10, which will also include a naturalist-led adventure through the forest. Fee: $5/person. Preregistration is required. Call 954-357-8797.
Sat., Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Hallo-Green Special Event at Anne Kolb Nature Center - Celebrate Halloween in a "green" way with environmentally friendly activities, games, arts & crafts, and more. For all ages. Fee: $2/person exhibit hall fee. Call 954-357-5161 for details.
Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 29 & 30, 7-8 p.m. - Spooky Woods at Secret Woods Nature Center - Experience the spooky side of Secret Woods with a thrilling and slightly chilling tour highlighting some of Fort Lauderdale's natural history. May not be suitable for young children. For ages 9 and up. Fee: $5/person. Preregistration is required. Call 954-357-8884 for details.
Fri., Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. - Ghosts & Goblins Family Fun Night at Fern Forest Nature Center - Enjoy a family-friendly Halloween event with crafts, games, and more. For ages 2 to 11. Fee: Free; nominal fee for crafts and pictures. Call 954-357-5198.
Sat., Oct. 31, 7 a.m.-noon - Spooktacular 5K Road Race at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee)Park - 5K road race through T.Y. Park. For all ages. Fee: Call for fees. Call 954-357-8811 for details.
Sat., Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Howl'oween Parade at Easterlin Park - Bring your four-legged friends in their best costume for this halloween parade. Event includes doggie parade, costume contest, and more. All dogs must be on a non-retractable leash no longer than six feet. Parade starts at 10:30 a.m.; costume contest begins at 11:15 a.m. For all ages. Fee: $10/dog plus applicable Florida sales tax. The park's regular weekend/holiday gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect. Call 954-357-8190 for details.
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Monsters of Nature at Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center - Drop by Long Key Nature Center's Discovery Room to learn about bats, spiders, toads, snakes, and other creepy creatures. Play nature-themed games, do a craft project, or hear a story. Various activities will occur throughout the day. For ages 3 to 10. Fee: $5/person. Call 954-357-8797 for details.