The summer doldrums are over, and it's getting cool enough to venture out of the air conditioning! Halloween is coming up, and there will be all sorts of outdoor activities in the following weeks.

Here are a few events on the schedule, including times for trick-or-treating in the area.

Trick-or-treating: In the City of Lake Charles, Trick-or-treating will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31. The city asks that parents have their kids home by 8 p.m. unless they are attending an organized function for Halloween.

Harvest Festival:  The Harvest Festival is a free event, and you'll find a little something for everyone. You don't have to wear a costume, but it will certainly add to the fun! The kids will love the variety of games, train rides, arts and crafts, bounce house jumps, face art designs and balloon characters. The Harvest Festival will be from 5-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive. For information, call 337-491-1280.

The Lost Hollows: The Lost Hollows opened up a few years ago and was an instant success. The Lost Hollows is open from 6 p.m.-midnight Sept 29- Oct. 31. Get together with your friends in the parking lot of Spirit of Halloween, 3413 Derek Drive, and ride a shuttle to the trails. Tickets are $7-35 and group rates are available. For more information, visit www.thelosthollows.com.

Prien Lake Mall: Trick-or-treat at the mall from 5:30- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Sulphur
Trick-or-Treating: The City of Sulphur will observe Halloween 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.