THE 'Scary Spiders and Creepy Creatures' workshop is sure to get boys and girls aged 8-14 into the Halloween spirit.
Taking place in Ballyearl Arts, 585 Doagh Road, Newtownabbey,on October 12, between 10am and 1pm, participants can get prepared to scare with their very own hand made creepy creatures, scary spiders and of course the season wouldn't be complete without creating a terrifyingly freaky mask.
The workshop costs £5 per person and booking is essential. Chidren also need to bring a snack and a drink. For more information call: 90 848287.
spooked out at the mill
A FREE evening of activities to mark Hallow'een is taking place at Mossley Mill from 6.30pm–8.30pm on October 31.
With fire performers; a fireworks display; fancy dress party; arts and crafts; face painters; dance performance and Cool FM Roadshow, the evening has something to keep everyone entertained.
Visit: www..newtownabbey.gov.uk or call: 90 34020 for more information.
THIS will be the fourth year of the north Belfast Lantern Parade. It promises to be bigger and more magical than ever.
Come along to the Waterworks park on October 30 and join in this magical evening filled with fun, fairies and fireworks.
Call: 90 742 255 or visit: www.newlodgearts.com for more information.
SHANKILL Road Library is hosting 'Celebrating Ulster-Scots', an opportunity to explore the potential of Ulster-Scots in poetry, creative writing and drama.
This free workshop, On October 24, at 6.30pm, will explore the background to the language, its links with Scots and its use today in Ulster.
The evening will, through poetry and storytelling, provide a flavour of Ulster-Scots, delving into words and phrases that are used in our every day speech.
Cavehill guided walk
GET to know Ballyaghagan Nature Reserve with Cormac Hamill's guided walk on October 19, from 10am–1pm.
Walkers should meet at the Hightown Road entrance. For more information call: 90 291357 or visit: www.cavehillconservation.org
Cave Hill walk
Belfast Castle estate, on the lower slopes of Cave Hill Country Park, is perfect for anyone wanting to enjoy the autumn colours and offers superb views of the city from a variety of vantage points.
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board recommends that walkers follow the blue waymarked 'Estate Trail' for a 2.4 mile for a walk through its woodland and parkland which will take in the Millennium Maze, the Volunteer's Well and Belfast Castle.
Charity bridal show
CRUMLIN Integrated Primary School teachers are taking to the catwalk to model new and old wedding wear at a charity fundraising night in aid of the children's cancer ward at the Royal Victoria Hospital – guests can come in their wedding dresses too.
Taking place at the school on Mill Road, Crumlin at 8pm on Friday, October 11, the event will also feature a display by Irish dancers.
Admission is £5, including a light supper.
Mr hullabaloo at library
CHILDREN aged 4-10 are invited to come along to this creative storytelling experience at Belfast Central Library on Saturday, October 12, from 2-3pm.
For more information call: 90 509150 or visit: www.libraries.org.uk
ANYONE who has a gambling problem is welcome to come along to Belfast Gamblers Anonymous.
The group is now meeting at 23-29 Little Patrick Street, Belfast BT15 1BA.
For details call: 90 249185 or visit www.belfastga.co.uk
new hearing loss group
ANYONE aged over 55 and living with hearing loss in the Belfast area is invited to join a new 'Hear to Meet' support group run by charity Action on Hearing Loss.
The first meeting of the free group will take place at 10am on Friday October 4 at Action on Hearing Loss, Harvester House, 4-8 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8GA. Contact Kathy McCannon: 90 239619 for more information.