It's time to fall into fall with a weekend brimming with fun festivities, ghouls and goblins and a chance to contribute to some good causes, to boot.

Kicking off the mania is the annual Fossilmania show and sale that starts Friday at the Somervell County Expo's exhibition hall (see related story on page 10A). Doors open at 8 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. on the weekend. The show is free.

Some of the smallest, cutest equines hoof it to Glen Rose this weekend for the American Minature Horse Registry "Spooktacular." It trots into the Expo on Friday and runs through Sunday.

This also is the last weekend for "The Promise" passion play about the life of Christ at the Texas Ampitheatre.

One of the city's biggest fall events also unfolds Saturday when First United Methodist Church hold's its annual Lord's Acre celebration from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. It includes an auction, lots of food and a sale.

The Somervell County Citizens Center will auction quilts, host a cake walk, bake sale and other activities as it raises money to buy automated difibrulators. The fundraiser begins at 3 p.m.

Then kids can trick or treat their way around the square during Project Safe Treat from 4 to 6 p.m.

On top of all that, the Glen Rose/Somervell County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a costume contest on the "green carpet" next to the chamber at 3:30 p.m And don't forget to visit the Pumpkin Patch at Storiebook Cafe from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

That night join the spooky fun with the eighth annual Haunted Hike at Dinosaur Valley State Park from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The park store will host a Dino Dig and costume contest at 6 p.m. Tickets for the hike are $5 a person and can be purchased at the park store. Call 897-4588 for more information.

Dinosaur World also is open free for kids on Halloween. Children ages 3 to 12 in costume receive free admission when accompanied by a fully paid adult.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!