Which brings me to things we might consider doing on Halloween here in town. This day is always a hoot around the Fort Lauderdale area. If you have kids, one thing you might consider is the big Halloween event at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. I'll be part of this open house party again and it's always a delightful time for the family. Lots of candy, lots of entertaining stuff for children, even some helpful information. All in a safe place - and it's free. To learn more, check out this link: http://www.jdch.com/html/homerun-kids/events/2014/10/jdch-halloween-open-house.html.
The Museum of Discovery & Science has a bash happening from 6 - 9 pm on Halloween, with a costume contest and jelly bean tasting and even some edible bugs, plus their own mad scientist and more. Details at this click: http://www.sunny.org/includes/calendar-of-events/Trick-or-Treating-at-MODS/18795/. Of course, you may not have kids. Or you may want something to do after you drop the kids off with their grandparents or whatever. Your more adult options this year include the Hoodoo Voodoo Halloween Blues Ball at the Downtowner Saloon in Fort Lauderdale. I've loved the Downtowner for many years, a funky relaxed spot to meet friends and enjoy live music. In 2014, they have a big lineup of bands, with costumes encouraged. Find out more here: http://www.sunny.org/includes/calendar-of-events/Hoodoo-Voodoo-Halloween-Blues-Ball/19054/. Or just hang out in downtown Fort Lauderdale, maybe on Las Olas or along the Riverwalk somewhere. You're bound to bump into some spooky things in the night, for sure. As it happens the world's largest boat show also coincides with Halloween. I'll tell you more later this week about the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which spreads out through several locations near the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean from October 30 - November 3. Some thoroughly awesome vessels will be tied up for you to drool over, with plenty of salespeople on hand to help you make a purchase. Come to think of it, the boat show might be the scariest option of all on Halloween. Just bring your checkbook and ask the price of one of those thoroughly awesome vessels. If the answer doesn't give you goosebumps, I don't know what will.