Halloween Happenings this Week (end)
Monday, October 22, 2007
MONSTER MASK MAKING
When: Friday, October 26, 4 " 5:30 PM
Where: Fairfield Museum and History Center
Create a large mask inspired by all kinds of creatures using cardboard, glue, collage materials, tapes and natural materials.
Workshop is for ages 7-11.
$45 for museum members, $60 non-members
For more information, visit Fairfield Historical Society.
The Audubon's Enchanted Forest
When: Friday, October 26, 5:30 " 8 PM
Put on your costume and join the Connecticut Audubon Society for a guided walk through their Enchanted Forest discovering the creatures that are awake at night. This annual Halloween event is a fun, safe and low-key way to celebrate the autumn season. Before or after your walk, go inside for games, crafts, refreshments.
Guided walks leave on the half hour starting at 5:30 p.m.(5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 p.m.). Call to reserve your space: 203-259-6305, ext. 109. Program held rain or moonshine. All proceeds support our education programs. Pre-registration is required. Payment required at time of registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $8/child, $6/adult CAS Members, $12/child, $10/adult Non-members.
Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street, #259-6305 www.ctaudubon.org
ENCHANTED CASTLE IN FAIRFIELD
The Enchanted Castle, will be held at the Burr Mansion in Fairfield from October 20th through the 30th. Children and their families are invited to tour six fantasy theme rooms where they will interact with costumed characters.
The event is fully accessible for children of all abilities ages 2-9 with an adult. (No strollers, please). For dates and times, please check the calendar below or call 203-336-7364. This event is sponsored by The Auxiliary of Ahlbin Centers, a non-profit organization.
Admission is $5/person.
If you have a school group or play group and would like to reserve a time to visit the Enchanted Castle, please write:
When: Wednesday, October 24 - Friday, October 26, 4 - 7 PM Saturday, October 27, 10 AM - 5 PM; Sunday, October 28, 12N - 5 PM
Grab a wagon and head into the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin. Hay rides and apple cider add to the fun.
When: Mon " Fri 10 AM " 6 PM, Sat "Sun 9 AM " 6 PM
Where: Greenfield Farms, 3763 Congress Street, Fairfield
STEW LEONARD'S ANNUAL HAYRIDE SPOOKTACULAR
Fifteen-minute family-friendly hayride 25 different vignettes, ranging from scenes of popular movie and TV characters to traditional holiday settings, which illuminate to a choreographed musical light show. Event runs thru October 28th. The Garden Shop becomes a sea of orange, as 50,000 Connecticut-grown pumpkins arrive, along with Halloween decorations, corn stalks and hay bales. Every Friday night Stew Leonards will show a Halloween move in the outdoor "Hay Bale" Theater and serve free hot chocolate, warm apple cider and popcorn. No cost to attend and movies start at 7 PM.
On Halloween, children can trick or treat in the store and receive free ice cream if they are in costume.
Located on Westport Avenue in Norwalk. Cost for the hayride is $1 per person.
"SOMETHING IS WICKED IN WESTPORT"
A haunted house to benefit the Westport Historical Society
When: Friday and Saturday, October 26 & 27, 7 PM - 10 PM
Where: Located in the Post Plaza in Westport (next to Barnes and Noble), this promises to be the experience of an 'after-lifetime.' Ghouls and fiends alike abound in ghastly event not to be missed.
Appropriate for adults and children over age 10. Admission to this house of terrors is $10. Not recommended for younger children. For information, call 203-222-1424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds support the educational programs of the Westport Historical Society.
FAMILY PUMPKIN FUN AT PEQUOT LIBRARY
When: Saturday, October 27th, 1:30 - 3 PM
Where: Pequot Library, Southport
Come carve your family pumpkins on Pequot Library's Great Lawn because the Library cleans up! Bring your own pumpkins and a sharp knife to cut the lids. We'll provide the carving tools and stencils " plus snacks and 'spooky' songs.
This event cancels in bad weather. www.pequotlibrary.org Phone: (203) 259-0346
When: Saturday, October 27, 10 AM
Where: Fairfield Public Library ( Main branch Children's Room)
Who: Children ages 4-6
Come enjoy a selection of favorite Halloween themed books, and make a fun related craft!
Registration by phone or online. To pre-register your child please call: 256-3161
BOO AT THE ZOO
When: Sunday, October 28t, 12:30 - 3 PM
Where: Beardsley Zoo
Free admission for children under 12 in costume accompanied by their (paying) families. The event will feature a magician, music, candy, games and crafts. www.beardsleyzoo.com
When: Saturday, October 27, 4:30PM
Where: Fairfield Museum and History Center
Ghosts, witches and muggles are invited to follow a costumed guide through Fairfield's legendary Town Green and the Old Burying Ground. Learn about the myths, legends and superstitions of lore including stores of Fairfield's witches. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are encouraged to come in costume! $5 per person, FREE for children 7 - 12. Pre-registration required, please call 203-259-1598
When: Saturday, October 27, 4 PM
Where: Borders Fairfield
Come for a costume contest, spooky stories and activities. The first 25 kids will receive a glowstick, while supplies last.
1499 Post Road, Fairfield
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR AT WESTPORT PLAYHOUSE
When: Saturday, October 27th, 11 AM
Where: Westport Playhouse
Come in costume and celebrate the spookiest holiday of all! Why did the goblin cross the road? He wanted to hear Artistic Director Tazewell Thompson read spooooooky stories and tell spooooooky jokes in our spooooooky Halloween extravaganza. Join in a Halloween Costume Parade while dancing to songs like Monster Mash and Ghostbusters.
POST-Show Activity: Monsters, Power Rangers, and Princesses " Oh My! Start your Halloween early with Trick-or-Treating in our lobby and garden.
FREE. Reservations Required. General Admissions
RSVP to the box office at 203.227.4177 www.westportplayhouse.org
HAUNTED HAYRIDES IN SHELTON
Give those kids a scare before Halloween. Fairview Tree Farm in Shelton offers four nights of Haunted Hayrides through the twisted pumpkin patch.
When: October 26 and 27; Continuous rides from 7 - 10 PM
Where: Fairview Tree Farm, 486 Walnut Tree Hill in Shelton
For more information, call 203-944-9090.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH
When: Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, 6-8 PM
Where: Stepping Stones Museum, Norwalk
Celebrate Halloween with live animals, art activities, nibbles, games, dancing and storytelling.
Admission: Members: $10/person. Non-members: $12/person.
Call 203-899-0606 ext. 247 for reservations