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.