Scary times: The 2019 Horror Hotel Film Festival opens Thursday night and runs through Sunday at the Norwood Inn in Hudson. The festival will feature more than 100 independent horror and genre films from around the world, along with personal appearances, discussions and vendors. For more and ticket information, visit horrorhotel.net.

 

Critter talk: Outback Ray will be at Springfield Lakefront Pavilion at 2 p.m. The animal keeper will share fun facts, and kids can even get up close and personal with the critters.