4th Annual Marathon Scarathon
The Marathon Jaycees Junior Chamber is proud to host the 4th Annual Marathon Scarathon on Saturday, Oct. 23 beginning at 9 pm.

Expect the usual revelry for which this event is known…dancing, drinks, munchies and of course prizes for the best costumes!

Entry is $10 for anyone 21 and over, $15 includes free drinks all night for active members and $52 to sign up as a new member earns free drinks all night, too!

Proceeds from the Scarathon benefit Marathon Athletics, MHS Band, Take Stock in Children, Relay for Life and Habitat for Humanity.

Monster Mash 2010
The American Legion Post 154 in Marathon proudly announces plans for the Monster Mash 2010 slated for Saturday, Oct. 23 beginning at 7 pm. DJ J.R. Jones will provide the music for the evening, with a dinner buffet beginning from 7:30-9 pm when the costume contest begins. Cash prizes and a mystery gift are up for grabs for the winners! There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 drawing.

Tickets for the fun-filled evening are only $7 with proceeds from the event benefiting Education and the Girls State program. American Legion Post 154 is located at 4115 Overseas Highway in Marathon. For more information, call (305) 743-4783.

Stanley Switlik’s Annual Halloween Carnival
What:  Stanley Switlik Elementary School’s Annual Halloween Carnival

When:  Sunday, October 24, 2010 1pm – 4pm

Where:  Stanley Switlik Elementary, 3400 Overseas Highway, Marathon

What to do:  Fun for all ages, costume parade, games, prizes for all kids, food, drinks,
cakewalk, silent auction, dunking booth, TJ Tito, Trunk or Treat for the kids

This is the biggest fundraiser for Switlik’s PTO.  The money raised goes to help fund activities for the children at the school.

Please come and be a part of a very fun afternoon!

We are still looking for donations of any items to silent auction, baked goods, white sheets, canned sodas, bottled water and any costumes you may have laying around.

Haunted Hammock at Crane Point
Crane Point Museum and Nature Center proudly presents their 6th annual Haunted Hammock on Friday, October 29 at Crane Point, 5550 Overseas Highway, Marathon.

The Halloween Spook-tacular, begins at 6 pm and continues through 9 pm. This year’s event promises to bigger and better than ever. The Crane House will showcase ghouls, goblins, ghosts and monsters as part of the fright-night festivities.

Join us at the annual Haunted Hammock for a night of fun and entertainment that includes haunted hay rides, the Pirates of the Marquesas, frighteningly good food by Centennial Bank and a mystery chef who will serve her scrumptious grave yard cake. Come for supper, stay for screams and dress in your best, scariest, funniest, prettiest or ugliest costume to be eligible for one of many prizes.

Admission is $5 per person, and kids 6 and under are free.

Please contact Audrey at Crane Point, (305) 743-3900 or by e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information about Marathon’s best Halloween extravaganza.

Pumpkin Carving at Tavernier DQ
The Dairy Queen restaurant in Tavernier will hold their annual carved pumpkin contest on Friday, October 29, at 7 pm.

There is no fee to enter the contest, and pumpkins will be judged in the following categories:  Best of Show, Scariest Pumpkin, Funniest Pumpkin, Largest Carved Pumpkin, Smallest Carved Pumpkin, Most Artistic Pumpkin, Best Florida Keys Theme, and Best Movie Theme.  Keys Spirit awards will be given to all participants.

“This event is fun for the entire family,” said Scott Stoky, DQ manager.  “Everyone’s a winner,” Stoky said. “To participate, just bring your carved pumpkin to DQ by 7 pm, and fill out the onsite entry form,” said Mary Demeritt, DQ General Manager, “and win your prize.”

During the contest, DQ will be serving Halloween themed blizzards and will be holding random raffles for both participants and spectators, throughout the event.

For more information please contact the staff at Dairy Queen in Tavernier (305) 852-2219.

‘Trick or Trunk’ and Carnival in Key Largo
In lieu of The Haunted House, this year the Marine Mammal Conservancy is holding a

A family themed event for two nights only, Oct. 30 and 31 from 5-9 pm, at Marr Properties MM 99 Bayside!

Designed to be fun for the entire family, young and old alike, activities include, “Decorate Your Own Candy Apple”, “The Wonderland Cake Walk”, “The Bimini Ring” with face painting, and trick or treating from place to place.

We are hoping to have at least 20 cars, each decorated by the owner in a Halloween theme.  The little Princesses, Ballerinas, Ghouls and Goblins get to visit each spooky vehicle and get treats!!!

Decorated cars must be pre-registered to attend.

Please join us in this wonderful and safe way for our kids to Trick or Treat!!! A grand prize will be given to the best-decorated vehicle, so go overboard!

There are many free activities and of course, Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be available for purchase, so bring your friends, your appetite, and your community spirit!!!

For more information or to register your car, contact Sandra Crumb at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Haunted Robbie’s
Visit Robbie’s Marina for ghoulishly fun time during their free Halloween themed event on Oct. 28 and 29. Haunted boat tours to the underworld, costume contests, games, prizes, food and drink specials. Located at MM 77.5, from 6 pm to 9 pm each night.

For more information, call 877-664-8498 or visit www.robbies.com.

FREE Captain Morgan / City of Key West SAFE RIDE Shuttles Sat. Oct. 30
Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and the City of Key West Department of Transportation are proud to announce the return of the Safe Ride Captain Morgan shuttle bus program this year. The shuttles provide free public transportation on Saturday, October 30 from 5 pm-2 am for the Fantasy Fest parade event. The free shuttle provides service to all areas of Key West and the Lower Keys, from Key West to Marathon. 

The City of Key West and Captain Morgan started the Safe Ride shuttles in 2005, and have provided thousands of consumers with safe rides to and from the Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade. They make it easy to avoid worrying about parking, traffic or drinking and driving. 

Safe Ride buses will be available throughout Key West and the Lower Keys with continuous service starting at 5 pm, Saturday, October 30, and ending at 2 am, Oct. 31. 

Please remember the last departure from Key West with return trip services to the Lower Keys areas will depart Key West at 12:30 am. Buses have limited seating capacity, so don’t wait for the last bus out.

Buses will be marked as Captain Morgan Safe Ride with services centralized at Fausto’s Food Palace on Fleming Street. 

Additional information will be available October 15 at the Key West Department of Transportation office, 627 Palm Ave., Key West or at (305) 809-3910.

Captain Morgan reminds consumers to drink responsibly.  Captain’s Orders! 

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