Fireside Tales — Enjoy a themed night of stories and s’mores under the stars with your family. There will be a story and a craft centered around the hallo-wiener theme. Have a doggone good time hearing not too scary stories, singing songs and making a monster. Even learn to tell a Jump Story to scare your friends and family. Be prepared to sing songs and have fun! This event is very accommodating to young children. Oct. 26 from 6:30-8 p.m., Simon Moon Park, 2710 E 171st St., Westfield. Free admission. For more, call 317-804-3184 or visit enjoywestfieldevents.com/fireside-tales-2.
Concerts on the Central Green — Give yourself something to look forward to on “humpdays” during lunch this month. Fishers Parks & Recreation for Concerts on the Central Green is presented by Meyer Najem Construction and provides entertainment while you enjoy a picnic with co-workers. Be sure to inquire about additional information concerning lunch discounts before the show. This is the last concert of the season. Oct. 26 from noon-1 p.m., 1 Municipal Drive, Fishers. Free admission. For more, call 317-595-3150.
Little Haunt on the Prairie ● Little Haunt on the Prairie at “Ghoul” Creek Park is fun for the whole family. Spooky yet age-appropriate Halloween activities will be offered for children of all ages and parents. You are welcome to come in your costumes and enjoy nature interpretation, entertainment, a hayride, food for purchase and activities as kids trick-or-treat their way through this Halloween event. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Amanda Strong Food for the Needy. Oct. 27 from 5-9 p.m., Cool Creek Park & Nature Center, 2000 E 151st St., Carmel. Admission $3 per person. For more, call 317-770-4400 or visit hamiltoncounty.in.gov/1151/Little-Haunt-on-the-Prairie.
Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie — Bring the entire family to Conner Scairie, a land inhabited by fun-loving ghouls and mischievous haunts. You’ll meet the cosmetics-loving witch named Beautisha, wanna-be stand-up comedian and resident expert in all things pertaining to the underworld named Dr. Acula, Ed the Mad Scientist, and more. You’ll also come face-to-face with the menacing Headless Horseman himself on your haunted hayride, if you dare. Oct. 27-30 from 6-10 p.m., Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. Free for members and kids under age 2, $12 for ages 2-12, $16 for seniors (age 65-up), $17 for adults. For more, call 317-776-6000 or visit connerprairie.org.
Beauty and the Beast at Grace Church — Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic transformation story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped in a magic spell. The Beast must learn to love and be loved by others in order to break his curse before time runs out. Grace Church’s presentation will especially focus on the power of love in transformation among the characters. Oct. 28-Nov. 6 at varying times, Grace Community Church, 5504 E 146th St., Noblesville. For more, gracechurch.us/theatre.
Hogwarts High Tea in the (Almost) Dark — Enjoy the third annual celebration of Halloween in Hogwarts style. The Sorting Hat, Butter Beer and some of Harry and Ron’s favorite foods will be featured. There are door prizes available for best dressed. Bookings are being taken early, so be sure to reserve a spot. Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m., Tina’s Traditional Old English Kitchen, 30 N Range Line Rd., Carmel. Cost $35. For more, 317-565-9716
Family Halloween Party — Celebrate everyone’s favorite spooky holiday as a family. Enjoy outdoor activities, various games, a hayride and dancing. Be sure to dress for the weather, but costumes are highly encouraged. Oct. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Forest Park, 701 Cicero Rd., Noblesville. Free admission.
Beards and Brews — It’s Hipstoric Noblesville’s signature event. There is no better way to declare your city “hipstoric” than by celebrating two trendy aspects of today’s pop culture: beards and local brews. A crisp, sunny, fall afternoon of local breweries on site paired with a spirited contest of beards will be the place to be. Enjoy live music and awards throughout the day. Oct. 29 from noon-4 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Ages 21 and up. Downtown Noblesville Hipstoric Alley/Lot, 839 Conner St., Noblesville. For more, 317-776-0205
Boo ‘N Brew — While adults enjoy a cold beer, kids can participate in the annual Malloween event – mall-wide, safe trick or treating. Children ages 10 and under will be able to trick or treat from store to store. Other fun activities include live entertainment, face painting, a balloon artist, hayrides and more. Oct. 29 from 2-6 p.m., Clay Terrace, 14390 Clay Terrace Boulevard, Suite 165, Carmel. Free admission. For more, call 317-818-0725 or visit connerprairie.org.
The Apple Store at Conner Prairie ● The Apple Store at Conner Prairie is a staple in the fall for many with a sweet tooth, and it has not disappointed this season. Today is your last chance to find new favorites, including the variety of bicentennial-themed goodies and toffee-dipped apples, as well as the classics, like hand-dipped caramel apples, cider slushies, apple butter, pies, donuts and fresh-from-the-orchard apples. Funds raised by the Apple Store support a variety of programs and exhibits at Conner Prairie. Oct. 30 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. For more, call 317-776-6000 or visit connerprairie.org.
Drawing Class — Learn to improve your artistic skills in this art class for all skill levels. Nickel Plate Studio Artists Bruce Neckar and John Reynolds will provide subject matter and provide tips. Nickel Plate Arts will provide graphite sticks, newsprint, and drawing boards, although participants may bring their own materials. Must be 15 or older. Beginners are welcome. Mondays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12 from 7-9 p.m., Nickel Plate Arts Campus, 107 South 8th St., Noblesville. Cost is $100/10 weeks. For more, call 317-452-3690 or visit nickelplatearts.org.
Day of the Dead at Nickel Plate Arts ● Featuring altar and calavera making, fortune-telling, face painting, and more, guests can enjoy learning about a different culture through this festive Mexican holiday. Its ancient roots honor and celebrate the memory of friends and family members who have passed away. Nickel Plate Arts amplifies the artistic aspects of Day of the Dead to appeal to people young and old, from a range of cultural backgrounds. Admission includes food, drinks, crafts, face painting and activities. No registration is required. Activities will include hands-on Mexican folk crafts, storytelling, live music, piñata smashing, and tasting of Mexican-inspired food and drinks. Nov. 1 from 4-9 p.m., Nickel Plate Arts Campus, 107 South 8th St., Noblesville. Cost is $6. For more, visit nickelplatearts.org.