This year a variety of LGBT and affirming organizations in Ferndale are hosting celebrations and fundraisers for the gayest holiday of them all: Halloween. Events for children and adults all ages are spread throughout the Ferndale area. Here’s a few.
Friends of Ferndale Library’s ’80s Prom’
The Friends of Ferndale Public Library will host an ’80s themed prom to benefit the library’s young adult literature and services. The prom’s ’80s theme will feature entirely era-appropriate music, dancing, decor, food and beverages including a Depeche Mojito and Pac-man Punch (pre-spiked). Admission: $25. 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Friends of the Ferndale Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-546-2504.
Together We Can Detroit’s ‘Monster Bash’
Together We Can Detroit will host a sober “Monster Bash” Halloween party at Drayton Ave. Presbyterian Church in Ferndale. Together We Can Detroit provides educational opportunities on substance abuse issues for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and allied communities. The event will raise funds for Alcoholics Anonymous sponsorships offered by TWC. Costumes are encouraged. Admission: $5. 9 p.m. Oct. 29. Drayton Ave. Presbyterian Church, 2441 Pinecrest, Ferndale. 248-838-9905. http://www.twcdetroit.com.
Ferndale Public Library’s ‘Halloween Spooktacular’
Dress up in your favorite costume and join the Ferndale Public Library’s Halloween celebration. Special appearance by Dan the Creature Man and his creepy crawlies. This is a special after-hours drop-in event for kids of all ages. Visit the Children’s desk to register or call 248-546-2504. Registration closes Oct. 24. Open 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-546-2504. firstname.lastname@example.org
Detroit Zoo’s annual ‘Zoo Boo’ celebration
Detroit’s Halloween themed half-mile trick-or-treat trail for children returns this year with spooky graveyards, haunted reptile houses, witches vampires and more. This Halloween celebration will include games, arts, crafts, hay mazes and pumpkin carving. Tickets are $7 per person. Celebration begins 6-8 p.m., Oct. 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30. 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak. 248-541-57167. http://www.Detroitzoo.org/zooboo.
Ferndale’s Downtown Development Authority, a non-profit organization focused on revitalizing the Ferndale’s downtown through promotion and community involvement, announced in September that the businesses of downtown Ferndale would hold pre-Halloween trick-or-treating for children. Early trick-or-treating begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. on Oct 29.