Your family is invited to join the friendly ghosts and howling goblins at the free Halloween Hoopla.
This free event is designed to kick off your Halloween trick or treating and is for all ages. There will be the Bubble Bus, games, lots of kids activities and fun for all. Bring your little pumpkins to Frontier Park in St. Charles, where the fun will be set up between the Jaycee Stage and Katy Depot. Free and open to all. No reservations are necessary.
3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
More information: stcharlesparks.com
Kids and teens ages 8-15 can learn the basics of using a potter's wheel to make functional clay pieces and non-functional sculptures in Clay Class: Wheel Throwing at Laumeier Sculpture Park. They'll study the fundamental techniques of wedging, centering and raising cylindrical forms such as bowls, cups and vases.
Science gets spooky at the Saint Louis Science Center's Halloween Science Spooktacular! Get ready for science thrills at this no-cost, candy-free event packed with Halloween-themed festivities for the entire family.
At the Historic St. Charles Pumpkin Glow you and your family can bask in the glow of carved pumpkins throughout the historic district while the merchants along Main Street stay open late to offer scary good deals, and the street will be illuminated with hundreds of eerily glowing pumpkins. This is not a trick or treating event.