CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK: Nature discovery walk 9:30-11 a.m. at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. Learn about plant and animal life in the Congaree River floodplain. Free (803) 776-4396. nps.gov/cong
IRMO CHAPIN RECREATION COMMISSION: Parents Night Out 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, Seven Oaks Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Children ages 4-14 can participate in activities, dinner and games. $15 per child. (803) 772-3336
IRMO CHAPIN RECREATION COMMISSION: Halloween at the Park 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin. Event will include outdoor trick-or-treat trail, games, prizes, costume contest, scream contest, concession and more. $5 per child. (803) 345-6181
SESQUICENTENNIAL STATE PARK: Howl-O-Ween 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 9564 Two Notch Road. The event will include dog costume contests, prizes, booths and vendors. The event will be located near the dog park. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet. No preregistration necessary. (803) 788-2706; firstname.lastname@example.org; southcarolinaparks.com
Never miss a local story.
RIVERBANKS ZOO AND GARDEN: Homeschool Monday 10 a.m. Monday. Participants ages 5-13 can learn about raging rivers. $5 per participant plus admission for general public. (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org
RIVERBANKS ZOO AND GARDEN: Boo at the Zoo 6-9 p.m. through Halloween. Children 12 and younger encouraged to put on costumes and participate in the foam zone, a DJ dance party, a trick-or-treat trail and more. The event runs for 15 nights leading up to Halloween. $8 for Riverbanks Zoo members, $10 for general public and free for children 2 and younger. (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org
Submissions should be sent by 5 p.m. Thursday: calendars@the