Here's a spooky way to start the Halloween season.

Entertainer Judy Cook will provide a free evening of Halloween fright and fun beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St., Moline.

Her performance includes age-old ballads, poems and songs of otherworldly beings accompanied by a backdrop of projected photos of ancient castle ruins and eerie paintings of the Appalachian mountains, plus lyrics of choruses, in which the audience is encouraged to join in singing.

Favorites include “The Cremation of Sam McGee”, “The Farmer’s Curst Wife”,  “The Ghost’s Bride” and “The Ballad of the White Seal Maid.”

She also provides the history behind the songs and poems she performs.

For more information, call 309-743 2701, or go to

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