• A play-within-a-play retelling of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will be performed at 7 p.m. through Saturday at Stars Theater and Arts Center, 123 E. Vance St., Fuquay-Varina. Tickets are $12; $8 for seniors and students. www.starstheaterandart.com.
• The Mims House will host a haunted house from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and on Oct. 31 at 100 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs. Donations of $10 accepted. 919-434-1057.
• The Haunted Trolley will run at Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. The trolley will feature a tour of Raleigh’s most haunted places. The hour-long tours are offered from 6 to 7 p.m., 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. 919-857-4364.
• Koka Booth Amphitheatre will show “Hotel Transylvania”at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5; free for children 12 and under. For tickets, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com
• Fuquay-Varina will host trick-or-treating for children from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday on historic Main and Broad streets. Visit www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
• Tour the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery by candlelight from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Flashlight and walking shoes recommended. Tickets are $15 per person. 919-942-7818.
• Fifth Annual Spooky Trail at Lakemont Swim Club in Midtown Raleigh. Milder scares 4-5:30 p.m. and full-fright version 7:30-9:30 p.m. $2 per trip around the trail or $3 for a combo pass that lets you experience both versions. Lakemont Swim Club, 409 Harvard St., Raleigh.
• “Monsters, Inc” will be shown for free at 6 p.m. and “Beetlejuice” at 7:30 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Bring a blanket or chairs.
• Halloween Fun Run and Walk will take place at Clayton Community Park, 1075 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. The run and walk will start at 9:30 a.m. A costume contest will take place at 9 a.m., with prizes awarded. Registration costs $25 for adults and $20 for children. www.smithfieldrescue.org.
• SPCA of Wake County will hold its Howl-O-Ween from 1 to 4 p.m. at the SPCA office, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh. The event will include crafts, treats, games and SPCA dogs modeling Halloween costumes. The costume parade will take place at 3:30 p.m., and a Halloween Storytime will take place at 2:30 p.m. www.SPCAWake.org/Halloween or 919-772-2326.
• Halloween costumes and storytime at 10:30 a.m. at Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough.
• The Haunted Mordecai Festival will be from 5 to 10 p.m. at Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. The event will feature Halloween-themed fun, including food, music, games, crafts and costume contests. A paranormal investigation troop will reveal findings from the Mordecai House and answer questions. 919-857-4364.
• Confederate Lantern Walk will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. Tickets are $6. 919-832-6077.
• 2013 Masquerading Angels Ball will be 6 p.m. to midnight at TPC at Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh. The event will feature celebrity guests, music, a casino, silent auction and more. Formal wear is required. Tickets are $100, and proceeds benefit CHERUBS to help families of babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. www.cdhangelball.blogspot.com.
• Kids and families will trick or treat from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Salem Street in downtown Apex. www.facebook.com/apexdba.
• The Halle Cultural Arts Center will host the Goblins Groove Halloween celebration from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 237 N. Salem St., Apex.
• Koka Booth Amphitheatre will show “Sleepy Hollow”at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5; free for children 12 and under. For tickets, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com
• Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve will be from 2 to 8 p.m.on the Performance Green at the corner of Academy Street and Kildaire Farm Road. Pumpkin patch and carving stations will be open 2-6 p.m. Pumpkin lighting will be 6-7 p.m. Family-friendly Halloween TV specials will be shown 7 to 8 p.m.
• Triangle Paranormal Investigations and the Society of Paranormal Investigation and Research will explore haunted North Carolina with ghost-hunters and other stories of the supernatural at 7 p.m. at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. 919-463-8500.
• Tricks & Treats Halloween Bash for families with kids ages 3 to 8 will feature games, not-so-scary stories and a hayride from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. Tickets are $1 per person.
• Haunted Twilight Tour of Downtown Cary will be at 6, 7 and 7:30 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. The $15 tour for ages 13 and older will include legends and tales with ghosts and apparitions from the past presented by the Cary Players. 919-460-4963 or www.caryplayers.org
• A hayride will begin at 10 a.m. at the Loblolly Shelter of the Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill. Participants will meet for apple cider and pumpkin carving after the hayride. The program costs $5 per family or $3 per person; pumpkins cost an additional $5. 919-387-4342.
• The New Hope Valley Railway’s annual Track or Treat Halloween train rides will be at 4 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. at New Hope Valley Railway, 3900 Bonsal Road, New Hill. There will be scary and not-so-scary additions to the interactive Halloween scenes on the train ride and haunted cabooses. Tickets cost $10 at www.TriangleTrain.com.
• Kids and families will learn about bats, snakes, spiders and other “creepy crawlies” with crafts, a scavenger hunt and spooky stories from 3 to 7 p.m. and a haunted hike from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville. Registration is required for the hike. 919-460-3390.
• A free family-friendly Spooktacular Haunted Trail will be from 6 to 8 p.m., and a trail for ages 10 and older will be guided through a haunted circus from 8 to 10 p.m. at Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway.
• Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh will have its Kooky Spooky Halloween Party from 6-9 p.m. Activities include costumes, a mad scientist lab, a Ghoul School and a not-so-creepy Hollow. Advance tickets are available at the museum or online for $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Tickets may also be onsite the day of the event (if available) for $13 for members and $15 for non-members.
• White Plains United Methodist Church’s Fall Festival will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. There will be a chili cook-off, games, kids’ activities, a costume contest, a Puppet Ministry performance and trunk-or-treating for kids and parents.
• Triangle Paranormal Investigations and the Society of Paranormal Investigation and Research will present “Exploring Haunted North Carolina” at 7 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave. in Raleigh. 919-856-6710. A separate discussion in Apex will be at 7 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. 919-387-2100.
• Showing of “Monsters University” at 2 p.m. at Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough.
• Clayton will hold its annual Halloween Parade from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Main Street. The parade will begin at Horne Square and end at Town Square.
• Garner’s Trick-or-Treat the Trails will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at White Deer Park, 2400 Aversboro Road. Participants are invited to trick-or-treat their way around the park trails and collect treats from local community organizations and businesses.
• First Baptist Church of Cary will host Festival 31, a festival for kids in fifth grade or younger and their families, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 218 S. Academy St. There will be food, kids’ activities and trunk-or-treating.
• A Safe-N-Sane Halloween Celebration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cary Towne Center, 1105 Walnut St. Dress in a costume for trick-or-treating in the mall, story telling, sing-a-longs, a magic show and a costume contest. 919-771-1295.
• A free Halloween sundae social for preschoolers will be from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 320 S. Main St. To register, call 919-552-1430.
• Duke Chapel will host its annual All Hallows’ Eve candlelight worship service at 10:30 p.m. 401 Chapel Drive, Durham.
• Costumes and spooky stories at Orange County’s Carrboro Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill.
• 25th Annual Hallow-Eno from 6-9 p.m. at West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Participants will enjoy treats, face painting, arts and crafts, hayrides, campfire stories and songs. Bring flashlights.
• 2013 Carrboro Halloween Carnival from 6 -8:30 p.m. at the Town Commons at 300 West Main Street.
• The Cary Town Band will play in a concert with a “Menacing Music” theme at 7:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.