Get into the Halloween spirit at LI events with a ghoulish, or not-too ghoulish, vibe

While I’m not someone who enjoys screaming in fright, I do like to participate in a little bit of spooky fun this time of year. Here are four events I’ve chosen, with some appealing to the faint of heart, like me, and some for those more daring.

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Holiday-decorated mansions at Planting Fields and Bayard arboretums on view

Find more than “a little Christmas” at the seasonally decorated Tudor-Revival Coe Hall Mansion, set among the gardens and hiking trails at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay; and the Manor House at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, nestled on the shore of the Connetquot River, in Great River.

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There’s a 100th birthday party going on and a camellia fest, too

The Camellia House at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay just turned 100-years-old; wow! And, to pay tribute to this milestone, a birthday party celebration is being held at this year’s Camellia Festival, showcasing the camellia blooms of more than 200 camellia shrubs and trees and featuring an array of activities throughout the arboretum’s grounds, on Feb. 19.

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