THURSDAY: Ghoulish history
Before you venture out for Halloween, learn about how ghostly and haunted this state really is, with a new "Carolina Stories" documentary airing Thursday night on ETV.
"Ghosts and Legends of South Carolina II," hosted by Gullah storyteller Aunt Pearlie Sue, takes a spine-tingling look at more of the Palmetto State's bizarre phantoms and lore, including a spinster ghost who haunts a Charleston restaurant and a mystery inside the bell tower at Newberry College.
The show airs at 9 p.m. on ETV stations, followed by the first "Ghost Stories," which features stories about other legends, including Lizard Man.
FRIDAY: For doll lovers
The Southeastern Doll EXPO 2009 opens Friday and runs until Sunday at the Embassy Suites on Greystone Boulevard.
The expo will include antique and modern dolls, one-of-a-kind dolls and artists' dolls, as well as doll clothes, furniture and accessories and lots of doll artists such as Berdine Creedy and Linda Rick.
You also can attend workshops, a luncheon, high tea and a Halloween ball. For registration to workshops, see www.knightshows.com.
SATURDAY: Free skate
Carolina Skate will host the Pumpkin Carve Halloween Skate noon to 6 p.m. in front of the Blatt PE Center on USC's campus. Skaters can compete in contests for beginners and advanced boarders. The after-party is at Salty's, 912 Harden St.
Blatt is on Wheat Street between Pickens and Sumter streets. The event is free, and costumes are encouraged.
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