The weekend ahead: Events and entertainment in Mount Pleasant

Beal City 5k winner Angela Murphy and Kinley cross the finish line on Oct. 21 at the Doggy Dash 5k race.

It's the week before Halloween. Here are some events happening in Mount Pleasant to help you celebrate a couple days early. 

Thursday, Oct. 25

Pack the Pantry Party: The Community Compassion Network will host this charity event from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott. Games, vendors and an auction will be present. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from Carole Merwin at (989) 506-4223 or Anita Anderson at (989) 289-8921. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.

Legends of the Dark: The Haunted Campus Tours take place from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. beginning at the Down Under Food Court in the Bovee University Center. Tours begin every ten minutes and last an hour. Tours continue through Oct. 26. Tickets can be bought for $4 in advance at Trout Hall or for $5 at the door. For more information, visit the event's website.

Friday, Oct. 26

Wild Game Dinner: Bucks Run Golf Course will host a meal from 5 - 9 p.m. at its location. Tickets cost $28.50 per person. For more information, visit the business' website.

Quinn XCII: Central Michigan University's Program Board will host indie-pop artist Quinn XCII at 8 p.m. in McGuirk Arena. Tickets for students cost $10-20 and tickets for the public cost $15-25. Tickets can be bought on Ticket Central.

Somebody Scream Halloween Party: Hunter's Ale House will host a Halloween Party featuring a performance by Jedi Mind trip beginning at 9 p.m. at its location. For more information, call Hunter's Ale House at  (989) 779-2626.

Saturday, Oct. 27

 Fantasticon: Fantasticon will take place from noon to 7 p.m. at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort and will continue Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information on ticket prices and scheduling, visit the conference's website

Halloween Get-Down with Flexadecibel: This costume party will take place at 9 p.m. at Rubble's Bar. The event is 21+ and has a $5 cover charge. 

Doggy Dash: The CMU Pre-Veterinary Club will host the 5k run/walk at 10 a.m. beginning in Lot 56 behind the Education and Health Services building. Participants are encouraged to dress up with their pet(s). Registration costs $20 and may be completed online.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Barktoberfest: Pups at the Patch will be held from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at Papa's Pumpkin Patch. CMU's Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services department will host the pet costume competition. Registration is $3 per pet. All proceeds benefit Humane Animal Treatment Society. For more information, contact Emily Oakes at