Houses aren't the only places that are haunted. "Ghouls and Goblins in the Garden" is a family-friendly event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Events include a Trick or Treat Trail, face painting, music and Pumpkin Palooza display. Costumes are encouraged. Cost is $5 for ages 13 and older; $3 for ages 3-12; free for 2 and under. After noon on Friday, cost is $10 for ages 13 and older. The arboretum gate fee applies and is $12 for ages 13 and older; free for ages 12 and under; free for members. To register, go to or call 612-625-9456.

Ar-BOO-retum is all day Oct. 31 in the Oswald Visitor Center with activities such as storytime and "spooky" tunes. Free admission for anyone wearing a costume. 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska. Call 952-443-1400.

Spruce up your front steps

Learn how to design and plant a spruce-top container with seasonal materials at a Bachman's design workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, 6010 Lyndale Av. S. Cost is $40 and includes a container and supplies. Go to or call 612-861-7311 to register.