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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Area HALLOWEEN Happenings

Beyond trick-or-treating, Washtenaw County is home to a plethora of Halloween activities and events. You'll find pumpkin carvings, haunted houses, puppet shows, scary movies, performances, concerts, parades, story times, and, of course, trick or treating! Pick your poison or pick a few!

Let's not forget about trick-or-treating. Here are the hours in various locations:

• Ann Arbor: 5-8 PM
• City of Ypsilanti: 6-8 PM
• Ypsilanti Township: 6-8 PM
• Saline: 6-8 PM
• Dexter: 5:30-7:30 PM
• Chelsea: 4-6 PM

Thursday, Oct. 27

Pumpkin carving 6 to 7:30 PM at the Ypsilanti District Library, Superior branch. Free, but registration is required: 482-4110 ext. 1391. Youth/teens.

"Nosferatu" with live organ accompaniment - The Michigan Theater presents the silent film classic NOSFERATU with live organ accompaniment at 7:30PM. Adult - $15.00; Student (with ID) - $12.00; Senior / US Veteran - $12.00; Michigan Theater Member - $10.00

Friday, Oct. 28th

Downtown Halloween Fall Festival 5 to 6:30 PM in downtown Ypsilanti. The Downtown Association of Ypsilanti is sponsoring its 15th annual evening of trick or treating for children 2-12 in historic downtown Ypsilanti. This year’s event will take place on S. Washington between Michigan Avenue and Ferris Streets and on the Library Park Plaza. The library’s Book Mobile will also be on hand. Andy the Ambulance will be around to “talk” with wee ones, too. 

Teen Halloween Party at the Dexter District Library. 4 to 5 pm. Free, but registration is requested at 734-426-4477. Grades 5-12.

EMU Halloween Concert at Pease Auditorium, 7:30 pm. Kevin Miller and the EMU Symphony Orchestra present an entertaining evening of astonishing surprises and spooky music. Come in costume!

11th Annual Halloween Concert at Greenhill’s School – 7 to 8:30 PM.

EMU Symphony Orchestra Halloween concert at Pease Auditorium - at 7 PM join the EMU Symphony Orchestra present an entertaining evening of astonishing surprises and spooky music. The audience is invited to come in costume!

Halloween Family Bash at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center – 6 to 8:30 PM. Register in person or online (Activity #53000). Pre-Registration is recommended as space is limited. $4 per person OR Family of 4 for $15 ($2 each additional child). At-The-Door (space permitting): $5 per person.

Maze of Terror at Bryant Community Center – 7:30 to 9:30 PM. The Bryant Teen Program presents: Maze of Terror! A horrifying, one night haunted house at the Bryant Community Center. Come out and support the Bryant Teen Program by taking a tour of the gruesome and ghastly house maze. It's the scariest Haunted House in Ann Arbor!

Storytime: Halloween Party at Ann Arbor District Library, Main Branch – 9:30 to 11 AM. Free. For Preschool To Grade 3.

Halloween Hullabaloo at Saline Recreation Center – 6:30 to 8 PM. Contact the Rec Center to sign your child up. (734) 429-3502.

Saturday, October 29th

Creatures of the Night: Nocturnal Animals at Ypsilanti District Library, Michigan Avenue, 11 AM. Free. Drop in.

Halloween Storytime at Nicola's Books. 11 AM. Free

Briarwood Mall Boo Bash - 5 PM. Free. Indoor trick-or-treating. Colors the Clown and her animals, activities from Ann Arbor Hands on Museum and lots of Halloween fun.

Kids Club Halloween Treat Trail at Whole Foods, Washtenaw Ave. Part of the Huron Village Plaza Halloween Happening 11am-3pm. Come in Costume and follow the Halloween Treat Trail through the store for a special treat in each department. Trick or Treat bags provided.

Trunk or Treat at Ypsilanti Free Methodist Church, 7 PM, 1800 Packard Road. Children pre-K through 5th grade.

Huron Village Plaza Halloween Celebration - 11 AM and 4 PM. 3255 Washtenaw Avenue. Area merchants in the Huron Valley Plaza. Come in costume and enjoy the fun!

Dreamland Puppet Troupe presents: "Children of the Corn" at there theatre. October 29th and 30th, 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 30th

Afternoon of the Undead at Ypsilanti District Library, Whittaker.  2 to 3 PM.  Learn the secrets of Zombie make-up from local movie make up artists.

Family Halloween Party at the U-M Exhibit Museum of Natural History. Noon to 5 PM. One of the favorites year-after-year because entertainment is combined with informal science learning. Come in costume and journey through the Museum, discovering special stations and displays full of hands-on activities.

Dexter Community Band All-Costume Halloween Concert – 3 PM. Free. Special guest artist: Jeffrey Zook, Flute & Piccolo, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, performing Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major for Piccolo and Band – all in the costume. Spooky music Children's Costume Parade.

University of Michigan Halloween Concerts at Hill Auditorium. TWO performances - 4 PM AND 7:30 PM. Join the University Orchestras (in costume, or not) for this holiday favorite. The concert includes a variety of spooky classical music combined with popular Halloween songs. Get out your scariest costume or come dressed as you are to enjoy this fun event for young and old alike.

Dreamland Puppet Troupe presents: "Children of the Corn" at there theatre. October 29th and 30th, 7:00 PM .

Monday, October 31st

Halloween Storytime/Halloween Party at Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown - TWO sessions: 10:30 AM to11:00 AM AND 11:30 AM to Noon. Preschool to age 3. Stories, songs and trick-or-treats in conjunction with Main Street Association's Trick-or-Treat Day.

Halloween Crafts at Ann Arbor District Library-Pittsfield . 4 to 5 PM. Preschool to age 5. Crafts and refreshments.

Main Street Area Halloween Treat Parade in downtown Ann Arbor – 11 AM to 5 PM. It’s the eleventh annual! Area merchants welcome your little costumed characters to the neighborhood with greets and treats. Look for the black and orange balloons and walk right in!

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