Haunted hayride at Braintree Municipal Golf Course, 101 Jefferson St., Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m. $10, $6 children, free for 3 and under. Rain date is Saturday. 781-794-8901.
Boo Bash at South Shore Plaza Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Festivities on Level 1-Center Court.
Walk-in craft night for children 5 and up at East Library Branch, 54 Kingman St., Thursday, 5:30 p.m. 508-580-7892.
Costume parade Sunday, 1 p.m., beginning at Bank of Canton parking lot and ending at Canton High School. Marching bands, DJ, and refreshments. 781-821-5030.
Halloween bedtime story Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Blue Bunny, 577 High St. Kids can dress up and bring candy to donate to area homeless shelters.
Halloween parade Saturday, 4:30 p.m., on town common, 40 South St. Gathering at 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall parking lot. Trick-or-treating and costume prizes.
Hanover Woman’s Club annual Halloween parade Saturday, 1:15 p.m., at Town Hall. If rain, parade begins at Center School. Registration $2 per child. www.hanoverschools.org.
Costume party Friday at 4:30 p.m., at Town Hall, 26 Evergreen St. Preschoolers can enjoy holiday-related activities, music, and refreshment in the lower hall. Children in grades K-4 will party with a DJ in the upper hall. Costumes necessary for entrance. Tickets $5. 781-585-0533.
Haunted House, at the Ted Williams Camp, 28 Precinct St., open Oct. 28 and 29. Outdoor tours 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets $13. Parental discretion advised for children 10 and under. www.LakevilleHauntedHouse.com for $3 coupons off admission.
South Common parade Sunday, 2 p.m. All ages welcome. Costumes encouraged. Event is free, rain or shine.
Marion Art Center Halloween parade Monday 4 p.m. Meet at Marion Music Hall, 164 Front St. The Sippican Elementary School Drum Corps will lead the parade. www.marionartcenter.org.
5k Run-walk Monster Dash Saturday at noon. 1k for children. Begins at The Deck on Green Harbor, 239 Dyke Road. Cost $25, $11 children. Proceeds go to youth and high school baseball programs. www.eclipsemultisport.com.
“Witches: Salem and Beyond” at the Ventress Memorial Library Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Free event for adults, costumes encouraged. Handicapped accessible. 781-835-5535 or ww.ventresslibrary.org.
Haunted River Paddle Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. at Union Street Bridge. Tickets $5 for children 10 and up. Costumes required. Paddle, dress up, sing, and hand out candy. Pre-register at www.nsrwa.org.
Monster Dash 5k Saturday at 1 p.m. Annual event held in memory of Sam Chichello, a Tucker Elementary School student who died following a playground accident in 1999.
New Hope Chapel harvest party on town green, 673 Main St., Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Dipped apples, games, pumpkins, and more. Free. 781-659-2575.
Pumpkin festival today, 3:30 p.m., at Civic Center. Cost $5. Also, today is last day to enter your home in the spooky house decorating contest. Details on Recreation Department pages at norwoodma.gov.
Plymouth High School 5-mile road race and 2-mile walk Sunday at 10 a.m. beginning at 70 Manomet Point Road. Proceeds to high school lacrosse program. www.active.com/running/plymouth-ma/plymouth-lacrosse-monster-dash-2011 to register.
Quincy Symphony performs a Halloween concert at Quincy High School performing arts center Sunday 2 p.m. Conductor Yoicho Udagawa conducts 58th season. Pieces range from Harry Potter and Fantasia to movements by Faust and Lizt. Suggested donation $10. 617-770-7940.
Recreation Department Halloween party Saturday, 1 p.m. Children 10 and under wear costumes. Games, feeling stations, and more. LaLiberte Elementary School, 777 Pleasant St.
33d annual Halloween parade from Town Hall on South Main Street. Sunday, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wear costumes and bring candy bags. No registration required.
Fourth annual haunted hay ride by community events committee. Saturday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cedar Hill Golf Course. Admission $3 for arts and crafts workshop, which will include ceramic pumpkins.
Compiled by Meena Ramakrishnan, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org