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The Norcross Weekend Planner

Check out Norcross for all the Halloween-themed events happening this weekend and more.

It's Halloween weekend, and Norcross has a bunch of treats, and possibly tricks, in store.

It's the city's first BOOfest, which is a combination between Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrations. On Friday, Vargas & Harbin Gallery Studio is debuting its artistic skull exhibition called "Day of the Dead." On Saturday, Norcross has a whole day of events lined up for everyone of all ages. From mask-making, face-painting, kids activities and even a parade, BOOfest Saturday is all over downtown and has something for the whole family.

For the full schedule on BOOfest, check out the article on Patch.

All weekend, historian Sally Toole is continuing her Haunted History Walks of Norcross. Learn a little bit about Norcross and hear some spooky tales on this guided tour. 45 South Cafe is the starting point on Friday and Saturday, and tours start at 7 p.m.

Friday is the last day for the "Beauty of Africa" workshops, and The Nest is hosting a day of Swahili classes. Workshops are offered from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. and 6 p.m.-7 p.m. and they're $20 each. For more information or to RSVP for the classes, contact Doris Mukangu at doris.mukangu@gmail.com.

Now ready for some more Halloween? Christ Church Episcopal is having its Halloween for Haiti Carnival and Haunted Trail opens to the public this Saturday at 4p.m. where everyone will have access to kids' activities, treats, a costume parade with prizes, cake walks and ghost stories.

Kingdom Now Ministries is hosting its Third Annual Fall Festival, which will have free games, food, entertainment, and even health screenings and school supplies. The event is this Saturday and is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Need a break from the Halloween spirit? The Kiss A Pig Fundraiser is having a handmade jewelry event to benefit Annadale Village in Suwanee. Held at the Norcross Welcome Center on Saturday at 4 p.m., the event will have complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres that patrons can have while shopping for jewelry.

Also at the Welcome Center but on Sunday, check out "Gullah Tales," a film and lecture at the Norcross Welcome. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., guests will be able to learn about the Gullah people, how they lived throughout the South's "Lowcountry" and are deeply rooted in African and Creole heritage.

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