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EVENTS: This month, “The Walking Dead” meet Gatsby and Daisy in a mix of pre-Halloween events happening throughout October.

This month, the first thing you’ll see in any drugstore is a bunch of spooky Halloween decorations – whether they creep you out or just make you laugh, you know it’s that time of year. It’s also a great time to stock up on dorm-room candy with all the bulk sales.

It’s also that time of year where you can pull out that old witch costume rotting in your closet or start a new DIY project and transform yourself into a zombie. Or maybe you’re one of those “Mean Girls” types with the bunny ears.

Whoever you are and whatever you’re afraid of, October is all about having fun. That’s why the UP has compiled a list of local events for you to attend. If you’re an outgoing partier, there’s a dance party and a club you might want to go to. If you love a good scream, great: there’s a haunted house and a haunted nature trail right in Boca Raton. If you want to get fancy and rock your “The Great Gatsby” duds, there’s an auction and cocktail party going on too.

This list of events are arranged by date, but also lists the prices to help you sort out where you want to go, keeping in mind your college student budget.

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UPWEB_Halloween_Enigma01Event: Enigma Haunt “FAU Day”

What Is It: A haunted house located in Boca Raton giving all FAU students 30 percent off tickets on Oct. 17

What You Need: An Owl Card to buy your ticket at 30 percent off

Price: $18 if ticket is purchased online, $20 at event, $14 with FAU Owl Card

Where: 21069 South Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Dates: Oct. 17

Times: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Website: www.enigmahaunt.com

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Event: Halloween in the Hammock

What Is It: A haunted nature walk at night with a guide.

What You Need: Nothing

What You Should Have: A reservation (there’s limited space) and a costume if you want to dress up

Price: $9 reservation per member of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, $12 reservation per non-member, $17 reservation made day-of (without guaranteed space) and walk-ins

What You Need To Know: Reservations made before the day of the event need to be made by 4 p.m. Oct. 18 to get discounted price; if planning on bringing a younger child or sibling, they must be age 6 or older and accompanied by an adult.

Hosted by: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Where: 1801 N. Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL, 33432

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Website: www.gumbolimbo.org

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Event: Roaring 20s Cocktail Party and Silent Auction for Charity

What Is It: A cocktail party and auction for charity celebrating the first year anniversary of “Art Hive Magazine,” an entertainment and arts magazine. There will be hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a DJ, swag bags for the first 50 people to arrive, a costume contest and a silent auction for art, tickets to events, restaurant gift certificates and more.

What You Need: A 1920s themed costume and a ticket

Price: $10

Hosted by: “Art Hive Magazine”

Where: 1950 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Date: Friday, Oct. 25

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Website: www.arthivemagazine.com

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Event: HOWL

What Is It: A Halloween dance party at FAU featuring a DJ, free food, card readings, a costume contest and a scary movie.

What You Need: Your Owl Card.

What You Should Have:  A costume.

Price: Free

Hosted by: FAU Program Board

Where: FAU Wimberly Library

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Time: 9 p.m.

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