HALLOWEEN PARTY: Parkman Grange Halloween Party will be on Saturday, October 29th from 1 to 3 PM. There will be lots of tricks and treats that will make this a fun party for local kids. For more information contact Susan Manchester at 277-3942. Parkman Grange is located at the four corners.
TRICK OR TREAT STORYTIME: The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) will be offering Trick or Treat Storytime on Friday, October 28th at 10 AM. Children and their parents will have the opportunity to do some early trick-or-treating. The NCC will be visiting a number of area businesses for some early Halloween treats. So, come dressed in your finest Halloween costume and join in the fun. The Newport Cultural Center is located at 154 Main Street. For more information contact 368-5074.
HALLOWEEN PROGRAM: The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) will be holding a Mad Science Spooktacular Halloween Program and Slime Making Booth on Friday, October 28th at 6 PM. Participants will create a foaming Jack O'Lantern while listening for the wail of the banshee. Cauldrons of frothing witches brews, releasing ghosts from bottles and warlock potions will complete your experience with the most "maddening" and scientifically spooky Halloween ever. After the program, join in the fun as attendees take part in a slime making booth, take home your own canister of glow in the dark slime that you created. Pre-registration is required for this event. Each child will receive a ticket to this event. The ticket must be presented upon arrival. Tickets are free but are limited to 50 and are available on a first-come, first served basis. Stop by the NCC to pick-up ticket(s). Tickets will be available starting Tuesday, October 4th. Tickets are not required for parents/guardians. This event is sponsored by a grant from Better World Books. The Newport Cultural Center is located at 154 Main Street. For more information contact 368-5074.
HAUNTED HOUSE: Stop by the Newport Cultural Center’s (NCC) Haunted House on Monday, October 31st from 5 to 8 PM. Children 12 and under are invited to a spooky haunted house where ghosts, witches, zombies and other spooky creatures can surprise you at every turn. The entry fee of $5 per family will be considered a donation that goes directly to the Newport Cultural Center Children's Programs. The Newport Cultural Center is located at 154 Main Street. For more information contact 368-5074.
TRUNK OR TREAT: The Newport/Plymouth PTO’s 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 2 to 4 PM. Decorate your trunk and pass out candy to the children. The event will be held at the Newport Elementary School at 142 Elm Street. If interested in participating or volunteering contact Jessica Bowie at 416-9197.
MEXICO’S DAY OF THE DEAD: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft will celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead on Sunday, October 30th. Day of the Dead is a very important multi-day national holiday which focuses on gatherings with family and friends who come together to pray for and remember loved ones who have died. Music, color and merriment abound for all. The public is welcome to join the celebration as and help build an “ofrenda” or altar of remembrance. Willing participants are encouraged to bring photos, memorabilia, food, flowers (marigolds are preferred), candles and decorated skulls and skeletons. Part of the of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is the way it mixes celebration and mourning, both affirming life and giving individuals an opportunity to share their grief. The celebration will conclude with a potluck luncheon. Everyone is asked to bring a favorite Mexican food to share. The service will begin at 9:30 AM. The church is located on the corner of Main and Church Streets.
HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Brown Memorial Library will be holding their Halloween Party on Friday, October 28th beginning at 6 PM. There will be stories, games, activities, party favors and refreshments. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact 426-8686. The library is located at 53 Railroad Street.
HARVEST POTLUCK SUPPER: The Garland Community Baptist Church will be holding a harvest potluck supper and talent night on Saturday, October 29th at 5:30 PM. Keep in mind, to bring a dish to share. Contact Sheril at 717-3955 to participate in talent program or for more information visit www.garlandcbc.com.
HALLOWEEN BASH: The Hartland Public Library will be having a Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 29th starting with regular storytime at 10:30 AM. Children are encouraged to come dressed in Halloween costumes to listen to some Halloween theme stories, make a Halloween craft and at the end receiving a bag of candy, which will be handed out to attendees. Then from 5 to 10 PM, anyone over the age of 12 can stop by the library for a Halloween Spooktacular Party where there will be Halloween theme treats and candy, watch Halloween movies, and a halloween costume contest, so make sure you wear your costumes because there will be prizes for best individual costume. The library is located at 16 Mill Street.
OCTOBERFEST PARTY: The Ripley United Methodist Church will be holding an Octoberfest Party on Saturday, October 29th from 9:30 AM to 12 PM. Bring a pumpkin to decorate and a non-perishable food item for the Food Pantry in St. Albans. Activities include, pumpkin decorating (remember bring your own), who-done-it scavenger hunt and pin the tail on the black cat. The church is located at 12 West Ripley Road.
HALLOWEEN MAGIC SHOW: Wes Booth and Donna will bring their award winning magic to the Pittsfield Theatre for one show only at 2 PM on Saturday, October 29th. The duo will perform their family friendly magic all throughout Maine and beyond. A special opening act will be performed by Lucky the Magic Clown. Tickets for this fundraising event will be $6 and are available at the Pittsfield Town Office at 487-3136, at the Theatre Box Office, or at the door the day of the show. Proceeds to benefit the Pittsfield Community Theatre. The theatre is located at 137 Main Street.
MONSTER HOUSE: Monster House, rated PG, will be shown on Sunday, October 30th at 6 PM. Doors will open at 5:15 PM. This is a by donation event as the proceeds will benefit the Pittsfield Community Theatre. Children ages 3 to 13 are encouraged to dress up in a costume. The movie will be shown at the Pittsfield Community Theatre on 137 Main Street.
FIRE DEPARTMENTS WELCOME TRICK OR TREATERS: The Pittsfield and Detroit Fire Departments would like to invite area youths to stop by the Pittsfield Fire Station on Monday, October 31st to celebrate Halloween. Both departments have teamed up and will open their doors to trick or treaters starting at 5:30 until 8:30 PM for children of all ages. There will be candy, popcorn, and other treats handed out during the evening. The Pittsfield Fire Department will be serving its famous doughboys free of charge to children under 14 and by donation for children 15 and over. The Detroit Fire Department will be serving ice cream sundaes while supplies last. So, stop by the Pittsfield Fire Station located on Middle Street and hang out with local fire personnel. For more information contact 416-8998 or 487-5229.
HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES: The Pittsfield Public Library will be offering a number of Halloween activities on Saturday, October 29th at 10:30 AM. There will be spooky stories and activities for all ages. The event will be held in the children’s area at the library located at 110 Library Street.
STORYTIME/TRICK OR TREATING: There will be a Halloween theme storytime for toddlers on Monday, October 31st. This event will be held at the Pittsfield Public Library. Children are encouraged to come dressed in costume. Then there will be Trick or Treating at the library after 4 PM with a spooky photo op at the library. The library staff will be dressing up to celebrate Dr. Seuss books. The library is open until 6 PM. The library is located at 110 Library Street.
HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION: The Pittsfield Town Office will have candy for children and employees will be dressing up to celebrate Dr. Seuss books on Monday, October 31st. The Town Office will be open until 5 PM. The Town Office is located at 112 Somerset Avenue.