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Weekender Briefs: Watch Halloween movies, play paintball

Friday, Oct. 29

Halloween Movie Night at Eclipse Company Store, 11309 Jackson Dr., will start at 6 p.m. and show three movies throughout the night. The outdoor event welcomes those of all ages and will feature The Nightmare Before Christmas at 6 p.m., Beetlejuice at 7:20 p.m. and Ghostbusters at 8:50 p.m. Take the short drive down the road for some good food and Halloween spirit.

Admission: Free

A Bobcats of the Shelter Dogs Tabling Event will take place outside Baker University Center’s 4th floor from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is hosted by Bobcats of the Shelter Dogs and they will be selling both regular and spooky-themed items, including wood decor, signs and more. All proceeds will go to the Athens County Dog Shelter, so stop by to help out!

Admission: Free

Trunk or Treat will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Christ Community Wesleyan Church’s parking lot, 6275 Kennedy Memorial Lane, rain or shine. The event will include candy, costumes, inflatables, pony rides, Kona Ice and prizes throughout the night. 

Admission: Free

Vaccination Clinic will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 191 W. Union St. The Athens City-County Health Department is hosting the event, and is now offering booster doses of all three vaccines along with both first and second doses of Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Appointments are preferred, and they can be scheduled online

Admission: Free

Saturday, Oct. 30

90s Night With DJ BARTICUS at 8 p.m. at The Union, 18 W. Union St. will be a fun night full of 90s throwbacks. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this exciting themed night that may be a break from the Halloween weekend festivities. 

Admission: $7 for those under 21, $5 for those 21 and older

Hocus Pocus will play at 8 p.m. at Donkey Coffee, 17 W. Washington St. Come watch the Halloween classic for all ages and enjoy what the store has labeled “the best Halloween movie ever.” 

Admission: Free

Howl-o-ween Woof-tacular from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PetSmart, 743 E. State St., is a great way to connect with loving shelter dogs in need of homes. Friends of the Shelter Dogs is hosting the event for anyone interested in giving a dog a forever home, or simply stopping by to give them some love and help get the word out. 

Admission: Free

Sunday, Oct. 31

Gina Kruzel: Paranormal Investigator will be speaking at Chosen Pathways from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Chosen Pathways to watch the paranormal investigator speak about her experiences as a real-life ghostbuster. Come spend your Halloween afternoon learning about the things that go bump in the night.

Admission: Free, donations welcome

Halloween Shoot Out from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bigfoot Hollow Paintball Park, 11950 Black Road, will be a paintball battle for the ages. Those who come in costume will get 100 free paintballs with the price of admission, and both single players and groups are welcome. To battle it out, anyone 8 years old and over is asked to RSVP on Facebook.

Admission: Packages start at $29.99

Trick or Treat will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. throughout Athens. Hand out candy to the kids of Athens by leaving your porch light on to signal to trick-or-treaters that your home is welcome for them to stop by. Drivers are encouraged to take extra precautions during this time and be careful of the many children who will be parading around. 

Admission: Free


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