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2011-10-27

What To Do This Weekend - Frightful and Delightful Fun!

I'll tell ya one thing, folks: that cold rain and hard wind out there would sure make for a spooky Halloween Night! Thankfully, Monday night is not forecasted to be quite so fierce as the last couple of days have been...

source: examiner.com

But, we are getting ahead of ourselves!! We have a whole weekend of fun yet before Halloween is officially here! And believe me - there is plenty of frightful and delightful fun to be had (costumes pretty much recommended for everything ;-):

  • Halloween Howl - it's finally here! Bring your kids to the MUN Botanical Garden Saturday or Sunday for tons of Halloween fun & activities. Bonus: kids in costume admitted free!
  • CJ Moose's Halloween Bash at the Village - treats and crafts for the kids, at 11AM Saturday
  • Halloween Party at the Avalon Mall - a bewitching time including storytelling, photos and loot bags -12 noon on Saturday
  • Halloween Skate and Trunk or Treat at Jack Byrne Arena: Skate starts Saturday at 4, followed by the "Trunk or Treat" at 5 pm in the parking lot (visit various trunks of local business owners & get some Halloween treats)! Patrons are reminded to keep costumes safe/rink appropriate (no full masks, long clothing or long pointy objects, etc.) 
  • Boo-la-thon in support of Kids Help Phone on Sunday from 12 noon to 3 p.m, at Plaza Bowl - see calendar or visit www.boolathon.ca to register 
  • Trick or Treat Orienteering Event - a Halloween Map Quest?? This sounds like a ton of fun - starts at Butterpot, Sunday at 1:30 pm. Beginners and families welcome but you must preregister to ensure they have enough maps for everyone (preregister at www.sjoc.ca)
  • Free Halloween Swim for Ghouls & Goblins! Sunday 3:30-4:50PM at both the Mews Centre and Wedgewood Park, call 576-8499 for details

Also on the go:

  • 6 Craft Fairs / Farmer's Markets / Bake Sales: Anglican Cathedral, St. Mary's Church, Torbay women's Institute, First United Church, St. John's Farmer's Market and the CLB Armoury Flea Market
  • The Brick Bros. Circus - at The Rooms on Sunday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm: a complete tongue-in-cheek, miniature, one-ring circus, performed by highly trained building bricks (!) in itty-bitty sequined costumes. $5. 
  • Also at the Rooms: Family Fun, Sunday 2-4 - this week's theme is Creature Creations. Children will turn found objects into fabulous friends in this fun puppet workshop!
  • Fluvarium Kids
  • Halloween Pipe Organ music and Storytelling at the Anglican Cathedral

Have a hauntingly good time ;-)




For details on events in & around town, check my events calendar regularly - it is on the bottom of EVERY page :-) The Tely Go Guide published in Arts & Life section every Thursday is also a good source. 

If you have something to add to the Calendar, please let me know! Complete details can be found here and I welcome being added to any "Events Distribution list" your facility might have :-)

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