Week 43

Monday, October 24th:

4 – 5pm and 6 – 7pm: Halloween Workshop: No Tricks, Just Treats! Today we will decorate Halloween themed cookies and create our own personal pumpkin patch dirt cups! Ages 2-12. $10 per child.

6:30 – 8:30pm: Yarn Class – Pumpkin Loom knit your own patch of adorable pumpkins. Supplies not included. Cost of supplies up to $27

Monday, October 24 – Tuesday, October 25th:

2 – 3pm or 3:30 – 4:30pm: Halloween Party! Wear your costumes, but please leave face paint, masks, and tights at home. We will have Halloween themed games, activities, and rides! Parties are designed for children 6 and under only (older siblings will not be permitted on the gym floor). Since space is limited – you must register to attend, we expect these parties to fill up quickly! $10 per child.

Tuesday, October 25th:

9:30 – 10:30am: Winding Trails Little Brooke Trail Runners Club Whether you are a novice or a comfortable trail runner this club if for you. Even if you can only run-walk, you will be taught how to build up your stamina and eventually run longer. Running trails is easier on the joints and works all muscle groups all while building up your cardio fitness. For the beginners, you will learn how to navigate the trails and have fun. Run with trail runner expert, Andrea Buono, each week to help you sharpen your skills. This club is about having fun, enjoying nature, meeting new trail runners, building friendships and learning the joy of trail running. Each week Andrea will teach you a new skill on how to better your running. All abilities are welcome. No special equipment required. We run in all kinds of weather. $25 for the series. Discount for members. Reoccurs until November 15.

9:30 – 10:30am and 11:30am – 12:30pm: Halloween Cupcakes! Let’s create some spooky cupcakes to get in the spirit of Halloween! Today, we will decorate four Halloween themed cupcakes as well as a candy corn punch! Then, we will each create a silly monster hand puppet to take home! $15 per child (adult must accompany child). Ages 2-5.

4 – 5pm and 6 – 7pm: Halloween Workshop: Candy Apples! Join us as we create our very own candy apples! Each child will get to hand dip 3 whole apples and decorate them in a variety of toppings! Ages 2-12.  $10 per child.

4 – 5:30pm: Trick-or-Treat with the Stew Leonard’s Characters Children are invited to dress in their costumes and come to Stew Leonard’s in Newington to go trick or treating. Children can come with their own bags or Stew Leonard’s will provide one for them. Stew Leonard’s famous characters, including mascot Wow the Cow, will be available for taking photos with the children.

6:30 – 8:30pm: Floral Class – Holiday Wreath Get ready for the holiday with a shimmery wreath. Supplies not included. Cost of supplies up to $47.

Tuesday, October 25th – Sunday, November 30th:

Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday – Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder! Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical! Coming direct from New York, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic said he’d “Never laughed so hard at a Broadway Musical,” Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea. Not recommended for those with large fortunes and distant heirs or for children under 10. Tickets $27.50-91.

Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday – Saturday at 8pm, Saturday – Sunday at 2:30pm: Relativity In 1902 Albert and Mileva Einstein had a baby daughter. After 1904, she was never seen or spoken of again. When a young reporter confronts Einstein years later in Princeton, Einstein must face his greatest challenge: his past. Relativity explores the bonds of family and the cost of genius. To be a great man, does one first need to be a good man? From the playwright that brought you Freud’s Last Session, Dance Lesson and Becoming Dr. Ruth. Runtime: 90 minutes (no intermission). Seats: $60-75, student rush $15. Runs until November 13th.

Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday – Saturday at 8pm, Saturday – Sunday at 2pm and Sunday at 7:30pm: The Piano Lesson In August Wilson’s powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, a fractured family comes together to consider the legacy of their father, as his grown son and daughter argue over the heirloom he left behind.  A ghost story with traditional African-American songs, The Piano Lesson exposes the family’s struggles as they attempt to exorcise the demons of the past and bring forth a new hope for the future. The Piano Lesson represents the 1930s decade in Wilson’s “The American Century Cycle” of 10 plays, each one representing African-American life over a decade in the twentieth century. Other titles include Fences, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Two Trains Running, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and Seven Guitars. Wilson died in 2005. Ticket prices: $25-90. All Regular Season Student Seats $20. Runs until November 19th.

Wednesday, October 26th:

8am – 3:15pm: 12th Forest Forum & 28th CT Urban Forest Council Conference How are Your Woods and the Trees Along Your Street Being Challenged by Environmental Change? Policies, Plans, and Practices for the Changing Forest. Speakers include Aris Stalis, CUFC Vice-Chair, Leslie Brandt, USDA Forest Service Research, CFPA’s Executive Director, Eric Hammerling, and many more. Registration is $65 in advance or $75 at the door and includes parking, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited so register early.

4:45 – 6:30pm: Dance Classes for Children on the Autism Spectrum Students learn the basic elements of dance technique including alignment, musicality and rhythm, discovering their relationships to space and time, while growing emotionally, socially, physically, and cognitively. Class is specifically designed for children on the Autism Spectrum. Runs until November 23rd.

5 – 7pm: Special Needs Trick-or-Treat Night Join IEA for a fun evening of “Trick-or-Treating” through our classrooms! Enjoy fun activities including pumpkin decorating, sensory fun and more! Meet wonderful service providers & organizations! Enjoy pizza and other seasonal treats! Admission is just $5 per family. Siblings welcome!


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Thursday, October 27th:

9 – 10:30am: Adult Nature Walk Come join Miss Judy for a casual exploration as we walk along some of our many trails. We’ll talk about what we see or some nature topics in the news. Sometimes we’ll stop to gawk at an interesting find alongside a trail. A different route and topic is planned for each day. Always dress for the weather and wear a good pair of walking shoes. $18 per person for series.

10 – 11:30am: Mommy and Me Messy Halloween Cupcake Baking and Decorating Kids will have a blast making their very own batches of egg free, nut free pumpkin cupcakes and decorating them with Halloween themed cupcake decorations.  We’ll play and decorate a pastry box while the cupcakes bake! All ages. $30 per child.

1:30 – 3pm: Creepiest Halloween Cupcake Challenge Kids will bake their  own pumpkin cupcakes and then use Halloween themed decorations to try to make the creepiest cupcake. Ages 3-5. Drop-off class. $30 per child.

4 – 5pm and 6 – 7pm: Pumpkin Painting and Decorating! Today, each child will be able to decorate a large pumpkin to take home! A variety of supplies such as paint, glitter, glue and gemstones will be provided. Ages 2-12.  $10 per child.

5 – 7:30pm: An Old Fashioned Halloween for Children The museum will be transformed into a spooky labyrinth for this special Halloween event for the younger set! Open the creaky door and enter a Halloween maze of spooky sights, sounds and experiences…listen to a story in the dungeon…meet ghostly characters…try your hand at tricks and grab a treat! Be sure to wear your costume! For children ages 12 and younger.

5:30pm: Riverfront Recapture’s Big Mo’ takes you back in time and into the future at Goodwin Square and the Goodwin Hotel, with footprints in three centuries. Enjoy good conversation, light fare, and Mo’tinis in the iconic atrium as we celebrate the region’s mo’mentum from 1881 to 2016. Tours will showcase various stages of renovation in both the hotel and office tower. The Big Mo’ dress code is business casual – heels are not recommended. Proceeds from this event bring the mo’mentum home – supporting Riverfront Recapture’s parks, free public events and youth programs and enhancing the quality of life for all who live, work, stay and play in MetroHartford. $150 per person.

5:30 – 7:30pm: Policing the Police: How Can Communities Transform Law Enforcement? As the Black Lives Matter movement raises awareness about police misconduct, a national conversation is emerging about police reform. What does police reform look like? And how can communities play a role? Join the conversation with featured guest David McGuire, Legislative and Policy Director & Interim Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and Bishop John Selders, Amistad United Church of Christ and Trinity College.

7 – 8pm: One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America’s First Witch Hanging Book Talk and Signing Her imprint upon the historical record is slight but the shadow she leaves is long. Decades before Salem’s witch hysteria, Windsor’s Alse (or Alice) Young was the first person to be executed for witchcraft in the American colonies. How could this have come about? Decades before Salem’s witch hysteria, Windsor’s Alice Young was the first person to be executed for witchcraft in the American colonies. For her 2015 publication, now in its second printing, author Beth Caruso combed land and vital records to build an evocative picture of Alice and the world she inhabited. $6 adults, $5 students.

Thursday, October 27th– Sunday, October 30th:

Thursday – Friday from 4 – 9pm, Saturday 11am – 9pm and Sunday from 11am – 8pm: Our 9th Annual Haunted Miniature Golf Event to benefit the Farmington Valley Visitor Association features: 19 holes of Halloween fun! Wander through a Haunted Graveyard, visit Dracula’s Fountain and the Haunted Pirate’s Tavern, and try to catch a mysterious moving doughnut at the 18th hole.

Friday, October 28th:

9:30 – 10:30am and 11:30am – 12:30pm: Halloween Cupcakes! Let’s create some spooky cupcakes to get in the spirit of Halloween! Today, we will decorate four Halloween themed cupcakes as well as a candy corn punch! Then, we will each create a silly monster hand puppet to take home! $15 per child (adult must accompany child). Ages 2-5. – Newington

10 – 11:30am: Halloween Costume Dance and Play Party! We’ll enjoy lots of fun snacks, an art project, dancing, bubbles, play and more.  We’ll even have a prize for the best costume! Al ages. $25 per child.


3 – 6:50pm: Halloween Party Join us for our Epic Halloween Bash and this year we have decided to go all out and throw the Halloween party of the century. Complete with trick or treat stations, hay rides, spooky zip line rides, games, puppet shows, dancing, snacks, your favorite My Gym teachers in costume. We will have 4 different party spots starting at 3pm and running until 6:50pm, running every hour on the hour for 50 minutes each. Non-members pay $15 per child. Member and sibling discount.

5 – 8pm: Halloween Kid’s Night Out It’s time for our annual Halloween Kid’s Night Out!  Kids will come dressed up and do crafts, dance, make dinner, play and more! Ages 4-9. $45 per child.


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6 – 8pm: Halloween Dance Party Come dressed in your Halloween best and join us for a dance party! Children 10 and under will enjoy live music, a costume contest, games and a special treat!

6:30 – 8pm: Annual Halloween Bash Charter Oak gets spooky for our annual Halloween Bash, a fun family-friendly evening of music, treats, games an art activities for the kids. This year, we’ll even have a special trick-or-treat path through the building… so come dressed in your spookiest costume and have a blast!

7pm: Halloween Hay Bale Theater Stew’s Garden Shoppe will be transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show a free children’s Halloween-themed movie! For movie titles and additional information, please see in-store. The movies begin at 7pm, with seating opening at 6:30pm. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Kids can also dance to Halloween music with their favorite Stew’s characters before the movie starts!

7 – 9pm: Monster Mash This event if for our friends with special needs, high school and older. Come back for a 2nd round of spooky fun celebrating Halloween at ECC! The tricks will be few and the treats plentiful so put on your costume and be ready to dance to DJ Paulie spinning the tunes. $14 per person.


8 – 11pm: 10th Annual Halloween Bash Please join us, if you dare, for our 10th Annual Halloween Bash; the most spooktacular party in the state of Connecticut! Witches and wizards, monsters and magicians—all are invited to haunt our galleries and special exhibitions, dance to local musicians and DJs, and unwind with other young professionals in a creative environment. The 10th Annual Halloween Bash will feature tracks spun by DJ zErp and DJ Jon Eastman, bites available for purchase from local food trucks, and a reading by Beth M. Caruso from her novel One of Windsor: America’s First Witch Hanging, a story based in Windsor, Connecticut. Admission includes entrance to the Museum, beer, wine, entertainment and activities. – New Britain

Friday, October 28th – Saturday, October 29th:

5 – 9pm: Haunted Corn Maze Our two-acre Corn Maze will be transformed for Halloween to include a ghoulish theme and frightful props with costumed creepies ready to greet you with a good scare. Don’t miss this perfect Halloween combination of trick and treat. A mini-scare for the younger ghosts and goblins takes place 5-6pm. The full scare takes place from 6:30-9pm.

6 – 7:30pm: Halloween Cupcakes Join us for one of our most popular cupcake classes! Tonight we will be creating four ghoulish cupcakes to get in the spirit of Halloween! In addition, kids will make a Halloween rice krispy pumpkins and will decorate a box to take home. A Halloween punch and snack will be served! $20 per child. Ages 6-12.

6 – 10pm: Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours We reprise our popular Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours for Halloween month fun. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story. On these tours participants will hear all these creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain’s own interest in the supernatural. Filled with haunted history, dark tales and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Prior to the tour, we’ll be showing the short film Ghost Tour, which was filmed in The Mark Twain House.

6:30 – 9pm: Flashlight Maze Join us this fall for another not so spooky adventure through the night maze! If you thought the maze was difficult in the daylight try your luck in the dark! $10 per person.

6:30 – 9:30pm Trail Side Tales Take a guided lantern walk through our nature trail to hear stories of Connecticut legends! Not a scary hike. Great for kids of all ages!

7 – 10pm: Haunted Hayride World famous spooky Halloween hayride! With a cast of 100 creepy characters trying to scare you! Raindate is Sunday.

7:30 – 9:30pm: Spirits at Stowe: An Otherwordly Tour Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe attended séances and visited mediums to communicate with departed family members? Like many 19th-century Americans, she had an open mind about connecting with those who were no longer living. Stowe’s interest in spiritualism helped to ease the pain of losing four of seven children during her lifetime. The paranormal occasionally showed up in her writing as well; she included a ghost story in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, her most famous work written in 1852. During the “Spirits at Stowe” tour, an interpreter will share stories about the famous author and describe unexplained events from past and present, all conducted in the dark by flashlight. Visitors will learn about the five reported deaths in the 1871 Gothic Revival home in which she lived for 23 years. Stowe herself died in an upstairs bedroom in 1897 at age 86. In one small room off the main hall, battery-operated candles will illuminate photos of Stowe family members, as if a séance was about to begin. A “planchette,” which pre-dates the ouija board, will be set up to show what Stowe and her fellow spiritualists used to receive what they believed were messages from the dead. This is a 45-minute tour and is recommended for ages 12 and up.

8pm: Rocky Horror Show Do the Time Warp Again at Trinity-on-Main! It was a dark and stormy night… Straight-laced all-American lovebirds Brad and Janet are driving down a deeply-wooded road when their car gets a flat near the foreboding castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. They knock on the door seeking help and discover that the mad genius is having a party. But this is no ordinary party, no ordinary night. This is the unveiling of the doctor’s greatest creation: Rocky; A man-made Adonis who is designed to give…absolute pleasure. It is a night that both Brad and Janet will remember for a very, very long time… whether they want to or not! The Phoenix Production of Rocky Horror is a traditional interpretation of the stage and screen cult classic including all of the audience-participation of the movie with the fun and excitement of a live stage show! Rose-tint your world and Let’s Do The Time Warp Again! The Rocky Horror Show is back at Trinity-on-Main for three weekends in October! Complete with three midnight shows! Don’t miss your chance to see this cult classic live!

9:30pm: Rails to the Darkside The museum is founded on the roadbed of the Old Hartford and Springfield Street Railway branch line that ran from Warehouse Point to Rockville. When the line was constructed in 1905, a small cemetery was moved to make way for the Trolley Line. This cemetery was located in the present location of the museum’s Newberry siding. The decision was made and the cemetery was purportedly moved to a location not far from the trolley line on a dry piece of land close to the dirt road that would eventually become Route 140. The cemetery after the move was always a bone chilling place and the locals soon abandoned the upkeep of the cemetery and nature reclaimed her own. When the museum was established in 1940, the land was available and purchased at a low price. Only recently during the construction of the visitor center was the old cemetery discovered hidden in the woods. The gravestones were found, but it was discovered that there were no coffins or bodies under the gravestones. The gravestones were moved, but the coffins and bodies never were. Now during the dark nights, the mournful cries of the abandoned dead are heard in the woods of East Windsor along the tracks of the museum. Come and experience Rails to the Darkside, beware. Not recommended for children.

Friday, October 28th – Sunday, October 30th:

Friday 10am – 3:30pm, Saturday 10am – 4:30pm and Sunday 11am – 4:30pm: Pumpkin Patch Enjoy a ride through the beautiful Connecticut countryside in the crisp fall air aboard one of our antique trolley cars. Then, hop out at the Pumpkin Patch and search for a pumpkin that’s just right for you. Every child admission includes a free pumpkin! Keeping your pumpkin safe on your lap, you ride back to the Visitor Center where you can participate in pumpkin decorating activities, contests, games, and other activities.

Friday – Saturday from 6 – 8:45pm and Sunday from 5 – 7:45pm: West Hartford Hauntings This October, West Hartford Hauntings, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society’s spooky theatrical cemetery tours, will once more take guests on a tour to meet those souls who met some of West Hartford’s strangest ends. Guests will be escorted through the stones by a dearly-departed guide, who will tell their own tale on the journey.


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Friday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm: The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script by Howard E. Koch  A Radio-Style Play Prepared to be scared with this radio theatre performance of H. G. Well’s classic “The War of The Worlds”!  Watch as the Capital Classics performers and a sound effect specialist put on a show made for radio right in front of your eyes. “The War of the Worlds” tells the story of an invasion of Earth by inhabitants of Mars. It was very famously done as a radio play for Halloween 1938, which caused widespread panic as many listeners thought the broadcast was relaying real events.  “The War of the Worlds” was also been made into a films in the 1950s and again by Steven Spielberg in 2005.Capital Classics, a non-Equity professional theatre company, was founded in 1991 to enrich the cultural environment of Greater Hartford through the theatre arts. Tickets are $20.

Saturday, October 29th:

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9 – 10am: Halloween Cupcakes! (Toddler Class) Let’s create some spooky cupcakes to get in the spirit of Halloween! Today, we will decorate four Halloween themed cupcakes as well as a candy corn punch! Then, we will each create a silly monster hand puppet to take home! $15 per child (adult must accompany child). Ages 2-5.

10 – 11:30am: Winding Trails Little Brooke Trail Runners Club Whether you are a novice or a comfortable trail runner this club if for you. Even if you can only run-walk, you will be taught how to build up your stamina and eventually run longer. Running trails is easier on the joints and works all muscle groups all while building up your cardio fitness. For the beginners, you will learn how to navigate the trails and have fun. Run with trail runner expert, Andrea Buono, each week to help you sharpen your skills. This club is about having fun, enjoying nature, meeting new trail runners, building friendships and learning the joy of trail running. Each week Andrea will teach you a new skill on how to better your running. All abilities are welcome. No special equipment required. We run in all kinds of weather. $25 for the series. Discount for members. Reoccurs until November 15.

10am – 12pm or 1 – 3pm: Hobgoblin Fair What “critters” will appear on our trails this Halloween? Join us for our annual Hobgoblin Fair held the Saturday before Halloween. The Fair features the ‘Track & Treat’ Walk, children’s crafts, cupcake decorating, face painting, a Country Kitchen of yummy homemade items, and a delicious lunch of homemade soup, bread and apple cider. Children are encouraged to wear costumes IF suitable for walking in the woods and participating in the craft activities. Parents should plan to stay with their children. Please note that there are no refunds and participants should attend the session for which they register.

10:30am and 1pm: Toy Take Apart Come explore what makes your toys move, light up, make noise, and more by taking them apart. Use a variety of tools to take the toys apart and discover the inner mechanisms and circuitry behind many of your favorite toys. Youth registration includes general admission for the day. Drop-off is 15 minutes before the workshop start; pick-up is immediately following the 90 minute session. $20 per child in advance, an additional $10 the day of.



10:30am – 12:30pm: Halloween Stroll & Trunk Or Treat Our annual Halloween Stroll and Trunk or Treat! Bring your little goblins dressed up for some treats, live music and fun at Blue Back Square. WTIC 96.5 FM will be there along with candy and fun treats for the kids.

11am – 2pm: Chili Cook-Off Help Fight Hunger with ShopRite of Bristol and our local Heroes. 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off featuring our local Police Officers, Firefighters, Military Personnel and Medical Responders. Come vote for your favorite Chili and help fight hunger. All Proceeds to go towards our local food pantries and soup kitchens.

11:45am – 12:30pm: Dance with your Doll Your doll will be part of the class and participate like everyone else. Ages 4 and up. $10 per child.

12pm: Trunk or Treat is a fun, safe, interactive Halloween event! People gather in a large parking lot (Simsbury Farms!), go all out decorating the trunks of their car, and kids are able to trick or treat by going from trunk to trunk! Like trick or treating in your own neighborhood, but the houses are so much closer! Trick or Treating will begin at 1:30pm. This is a free event! Guests will be responsible for bringing candy for their own vehicles.

1 – 2pm: CFPA Ramble: Salter’s Pond Adventure Enjoy a slow to moderately paced hike with some historic commentary at this former millpond. Salter’s Pond got its name from Lorenzo T. Salter who, in partnership with Mr. Strong, founded the Salter and Strong Paper Mill, which became Lydall Paper Mill. The pond and adjacent land is owned by the Manchester Land Conservation Trust. Many “North Enders” learned to swim at this pond before the modern pool was built. Come enjoy a walk down memory lane. The walk may be wet depending on the weather, and hikers should wear sturdy waterproof footwear. The route is not mountainous, but does have stairs and bumpy spots, where roots stick out, so participants need to be agile. The walk will take about 1 hour round trip. No dogs, please.

1 – 2:30pm: The Art and Science of Bone Broth You’ve heard of the growing popularity of making and using bone broth. In preparation for cooler weather, come learn how to make this wonderful product and about it’s many health benefits. You’ll taste homemade broth – it’s nothing like the mass-produced stuff – and go home with a warm belly, new knowledge, and recipes to begin cooking. Fee is $10, paid at door.

1 – 3pm: Walking Tour of Memento Mori Cemetery Tour Farmington’s ancient burying ground and learn how this historical treasure holds the secrets to our town’s hidden history. Cider and donuts will be served at the conclusion of the tour.

2pm: Magic Show Pete and Chris return with a magic show that will delight and mystify children of all ages. These two high-energy goofballs will keep you asking, “How did they do that?!”Each event not only includes a performance, but an educational activity, workshop and interactive component. Activity: Families will learn magic tricks from Pete & Chris after the show. Tickets: $10 adults and $5 children.

4 – 9pm: Haunted Trails Calling all goblins, ghosts, and witches! Come join Winding Trails for the third annual Haunted Trails! Enjoy a 15 minute haunted hay ride in the trails. There will also be Halloween crafts, games, pumpkins to carve (until 6:30pm), a movie and some light refreshments in Garmany Hall. Please make sure you sign up for one session, and arrive a little before the start time. Sessions 1-5 will be in the daylight, for those that would not like to ride in the dark. $15 per person.

5 – 7pm: Thriller Please join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, and thriller dance! $3 for Child 3-12 years old. Parents are welcome with no charge.

7pm: Howl-o-Ween Join the Wolf Pack for some Howl-O-Ween fun. 20th Anniversary Trading Card Set 1: The first 2000 fans will receive the first of four Trading Card sets of the top 20 players in Wolf Pack History.

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7:30pm: Choreographers’ Showcase One evening presenting some of the best choreography in Hartford including Modern Dance, Contemporary Ballet and Hip Hop featuring Hartford premieres by internationally renowned choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women; Kate St. Amand, Co-Artistic Director of Syren Dance; new and fresh-on-the-scene choreographer, Maiya Redding; Lorelei Chang, Artistic Director of DancEnlight; and Arts Academy alum- Corrine Bates, and Rosanna Karabetsos in collaboration with Brandon Couloute. $15-20 Adult, $10-15 Student.

11:30pm: The Rocky Horror Picture Show $15 gets you in to watch the movie and a “participation bag” full of goodies & props for you to use during the screening! Doors open at 11:30pm, and the film will start at midnight.

Saturday, October 29nd – Sunday, October 30th:

10am – 12pm: Spooktacular Halloween Treats for Kids Menu: One-Eyed Monster Cookies, Chocolate Spider Web Cookies & Witches Fingers. In this special hands-on class, kids will enjoy working alongside classmates learning to create a variety of yummy Halloween sweets. Our instructor will walk your child through the steps of making cookie dough, rolling it out, cutting spooky shapes and decorating with delicious icing. This Halloween, treat your young chef to a fun and unforgettable cooking experience. Ages 8-14. $49 per child.

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Sunday, October 30th:

10am: Music for Little Ones In this class, children with their grownup will sing/hear songs and poems, use hand-held instruments and move about. Designed for little ones up to 18 months. $5 per class per child.

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12 – 2:30pm: Halloween Magic (Family Day) Bring your family, friends or come on your own.  Relax and enjoy an instructor-led painting class while you discover your muse and unlock hidden talents. Classes are approximately 2 – 2.5 hours and we provide all of the paint and supplies you’ll need to make your masterpiece. Our teaching artist will guide you, step-by-step, through the painting and will make sure that you stay on track and complete your masterpiece by the end of class. Doors open at 11:30am, instruction begins at 12pm.

1pm: Hike to Will Warren’s Den This hike to the rocky redoubt of Farmington’s most famous hermit lasts roughly 1 1/2 hours and includes some fairly strenuous climbing and scrambling, but the destination features rewarding panoramic vista of hills and valleys extending all the way to the Berkshires. Meet at the parking area on the south side of Route 6, east of Pinnacle Road and Reservoir Road.

5pm: Sea Tea Touring Company’s Family Show! This improv show is made up totally on the spot and great for all ages. Bring your ideas, suggestion, and laughs for intelligent, exciting comedy that everyone will enjoy. $10 per person, ages 12 and under $5.

7pm: Halloween Organ Recital He’s back….the Phantom of the First Church Crypt will be making a repeat appearance to celebrate Halloween with all of your organ favorites of the season. He’ll be joined by his merry band of players presenting selections from Little Shop of Horrors. The evening will end with The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Monday, October 31st:

5:30 – 7:30pm: Nightmare on Broad Street First Town Downtown and presenting sponsor Windsor Federal Savings invite you to Windsor Center for some ghoulish treats and fun at Nightmare on Broad Street! Windsor businesses will be giving out treats to the youngsters and more. Broad Street will be closed to traffic.

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