• If you dare, come and take the walk through the 1/4 mile Carter Caves Haunted Trail and experience thrilling scenes and haunts that will have you shivering with fear! Our past trail survivors consider Carter Caves Haunted Trail one of the best-haunted attractions in the region. Admission is $10 per person. Concessions will be available at the beginning of the trail. The trail is not recommended for young children. The park will provide transportation to and from the trailhead. Ticket sales are each event night from 7:30-10 p.m. at Carter Caves Public Pool. Call 800.325.0059.
OCTOBER 21-23, 28-30
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has three scheduled fun-filled Camper Halloween weekends. A full schedule of events includes: site decorating contest, costume contests, pumpkin carving contest and cakewalk. Fun and games for everyone with Saturday night trick or treating for campers only.
• The Chamber Board of Directors Meeting, will be October 18, 5:30 p.m., at the City Building.
• The Grayson Chamber Christmas Parade theme contest deadline is at noon on Oct. 21. ONly five entries per person will be accepted.
• Where’s Rudolph? Does your business want to be a part of the Rudolph Scavenger Hunt this year? Each business is required to give one door prize or gift certificate to be part of this event. Deadline is at noon on Oct. 21. Contact the chamber office to register.
• Truth & Consequences: The Choice is Yours - for 9th and 10th graders will be held Friday, Oct. 21 at East Carter High School, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. The 10th grade will participate in the morning and the 9th grade in the afternoon. If you would like to volunteer to help during this event, call 606.316.7719.
West Carter High School will have the same program in the spring.
OCTOBER 28 - 29
• Carter Caves State Resort Park invites campers to come to the park’s 12th annual Halloween Campout Celebration! Some of the special activities include site-to-site trick or treating, pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, and a campsite-decorating contest. It’s a spooktacular time so we hope to see you lurking around the campground on this fun filled weekend! Call 800.325.0059.
• Sarah’s Place- 5K Run will be Saturday, October 29, in Grayson. Contact: Ashley Traylor at 606-783-4270 for more information.
• Visit Cascade Cave at Carter Caves State Resort Park for an evening of fun and entertainment as we show you a family friendly spooky flick inside the cave! The movie has not been selected. The price is $5 per person at the door and seating is not provided, so it is BYOC (Bring your own chairs). Popcorn and drink concessions will be available at the cave on a cash only basis. Call 800.325.0059 for details.
• Action Tire and Services will host a Trunk or Treat Car Show on Oct. 29, 4 p.m. For more information, call 474.4063.
• General Election Day (the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November). Polls will be open 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. County boards of elections to be in session all day. Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the clerk before 6 p.m. County boards of elections to meet at the county clerk’s office at 10 a.m. to count absentee ballots.
• Grayson Chamber monthly meeting at noon, Nov. 8 Guest speaker Delaney Stephens with Central Rural Development.
• Angel Pope Holiday Photo Fundraiser for Carter Christian Academy is set for Saturday, Nov. 15. $50 will reserve you spot and will be applied to your final order. Packages range from $50 - $150. Limited spots are available. Contact Angel Pope to reserve your spot.
• The Carter County Board of Education will meet at the East Carter Middle School on Thursday, November 17, 6 p.m.
• The Carter County Board of Education will meet at the West Carter Middle School on Thursday, December 15, 6 p.m.
In the world of MUSIC
Dulcimer Concert and Workshops planned
The Olive Hill Center for Arts and Education is continuing its efforts to bring art to Olive Hill, this time in the form of music with a concert and two workshops!
The Center will host a dulcimer concert, featuring Anne MacFie and Stephen Seifert, on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the show.
Both musicians will host workshops on Saturday, Nov. 12. MacFie will provide a beginners workshop, $15, starting at 10:30 a.m.
• Anne’s “Babes-in-the-Woods” workshop for those who are entirely new to the dulcimer. The workshop will include information on tuning and handling the instrument, fretting one-string melodies and rhythmic strumming, picking out tunes by ear, and simple multi-string chords. A limited number of dulcimers will be available for those who don’t have one.
Seifert will host a more a workshop for those who are more experienced with the instrument are, $15, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
• A Master class for the experienced dulcimer player. Stephen teaches students ear training and dramatic dynamics, and the use of unconventional rhythms with familiar tunes. Known as “Dulcimerdom’s best thrasher,” his superb technical skills will provide a great learning experience.
To register for this event: visit the Shoppes on the Hill 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday or call 286-5505, or register online here. Tickets for the concert may also be purchased at the door. General Admission only.