1. Princess Party
The 3rd Annual Princess Party is coming to Memorial Auditorium Saturday. Princesses — and princes — between the ages of two and 12 have the opportunity to come dressed in their best princess/prince gear. They will have the chance to sit at the Mad Hatter’s tea party, get a makeover at the Bippidi Boppidi Boutique, receive party favors and more. Tickets for the event are $30 per princess or prince, including one adult companion. Additional adult tickets are $5. Proceeds benefit Monarch Formals, which provides access to formal wear to individuals who may not be able to afford it it brand new. The Princess Party runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at the door the day of the event, or in advance by calling Memorial Auditorium.
2. Zombie Survival Run 5k
The living dead are taking over Lincoln Park, the Pittsburg Aquatic Center and Don Gutteridge Sports Complex this Saturday. The Zombie Survival Run 5k is in its second year, and the zombies have moved into Pittsburg. Participants will be fitted with three life flags and try to make their way through the route, dodging zombies along the way. All participants will get a finishing medal, even if their life flags all get snatched. Registration is $35 for adults, $25 for youths. People may register in advance by calling the Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Office, or the day of the event. People are also welcome to simply come spectate the event. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. and the race starts at 11 a.m.
3. Waco Schoolhouse Haunt
The Waco Schoolhouse is an abandoned schoolhouse built in 1934 with a treacherous past. This weekend is the last opportunity for a night filled with fright before the schoolhouse is chained shut again for another year. The schoolhouse haunt is open Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. It is located just outside of Asbury, Missouri. Not for the faint of heart. Enter at your own risk.
4. Wood Farms Pumpkin Patch
This is the last weekend to take advantage of the Wood Farms Pumpkin Patch — a great opportunity for fall family fun. The patch was closed last weekend because of wet weather, but is back open for the last weekend in October. Children can enjoy face painting, a combine slide and the corn crib. For a small fee, folks can launch pumpkins into the sky using a slingshot. This Saturday will feature live musical entertainment from Hannah Anderson between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. The patch is open noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.