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Halloween Happenings in Norton

Festive events going on in town.

Friday, Oct. 12 (ongoing)
Haunted Alliance on behalf of Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary is returning in October 2012 with its scarier than ever R rated trail. This trail is not recommended for children. Parking for the R rated trail is at 23 Eddy St. The price for admission is $13. There will also be a child-friendly trail. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Age appropriate Halloween movies will be shown on the big outdoor screen. The trails will be open every Friday and Saturday in October, as well as Sundays, Oct. 21 and 28. Adult trail open 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays. The kid’s trail will be open 6 to 8 p.m. On the following dates and times, the woods will be filled with more horror than you can handle.

Frenzy will have a Halloween room set up every day they are open for toddlers and preschoolers. Have fun with toys, activities and crafts!

Saturday, Oct. 13 (ongoing)
Paint pumpkins and enjoy refreshments at Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 28 noon to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Book Explorers at Norton Public Library will learn about chocolate 4 p.m. Take a learning adventure with Gina McGarrigle of CFCE and Ms. Leslianne. Enjoy reading, crafts and activities. For grades kindergarten through 3. Register in advance at the library.

Thursday, Oct. 18
Norton Public Library will host Dr. Junglestein’s Halloween Madness at 2 p.m. Enjoy magic, ghostbusters, balloon sculptures, a dance competition, Jack-O-Lantern basketball and more. Jungle Jim's mad scientist alter-ego offers a heap of fun with a focus on Halloween Safety. This afternoon program, on elementary early release day, is for kids ages 3 - 10. No sign-up is required. Come in costume!

Saturday, Oct. 20
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to the Y's Norton Outdoor Center for hayrides, pony rides, carnival games, face painting, a pumpkin patch and more fall family fun through the day. Once the sun goes down, venture through the haunted trail through the woods … if you dare! Rain date will be Saturday, Oct. 27. For more information or to volunteer contact Tim Killion at tkillion@attleboroymca.org or 508-409-0756. All proceeds benefit the Y's Best Friends Campaign, which supports the Y's scholarship programs, camperships and other community outreach programs.

Monday, Oct. 22
Norton Public Library will host a Parent-Child Book Club 5:30 p.m. This month’s book is “Mummies in the Morning,” by Mary Pope Osborne. Sharing and snacks for kids around grades 2 through 4 and their parents. Pick up your copy of the book at the Norton Public Library today to start reading...together!

Wednesday, Oct. 24
Second-chance story time will be held 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at Norton Public Library. Today’s theme is silly old monsters. Join in for stories, songs and fun for all ages.

Thursday, Oct. 25
In the spirit of Halloween, McMahon’s Countryside Grille is hosting Costume Karaoke. There will be prizes for the most original, scariest and funniest costumes. There will also be a special discounted menu that night.

Saturday, Oct. 27
Stop by Frenzy 6 to 9 p.m. for a Halloween party for kids ages 11 and older. There will be games and prizes. Costumes are strongly encouraged.

Sunday, Oct. 28
The Chartley Halloween parade will start at noon at the Norton/Attleboro line and will end at St. Mary’s Church. Come dressed in your costume and catch candy from the floats that go by! Route 123 between that stretch will be closed to traffic at 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 30
Teen Movie Night will show “Beetlejuice” at Norton Public Library 3:15 p.m. A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. This movie is rated PG and is 92 minutes long. Although the movies are rated PG, Teen Movie programs are only for kids in grades 6 through 12. No registration is required.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton will welcome back longtime historical presenter Pat Perry for a Halloween show at 2:30 p.m. Perry is a historical interpreter and re-enactor from Sneak Peek Productions. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 508-285-3355.

Halloween is the theme of today’s second-chance story time at Norton Public Library 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Stories, songs and fun for all ages!

Looking for a fun and safe alternative to Halloween?  Come join New Testament Baptist Church and Christian School for the annual Trunk or Treat event 6 to 8 p.m. Trunks will be "tricked out" with lots of fun games and activities - not to mention candy! The Fire Department may be on hand for kids to get an up close and personal look at a fire truck, plus other fun surprises. This event is free. For more information call 508-285-9771.

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