The Suggestion Box: Halloween Fun And More On Tap
Busy weekend folks and while the staff at N3 World Headquarters and Roadside Orphaned Shoe Spotting Society may be currently sequestered in the great state of Wyoming we nevertheless are committed to bringing you many of the options available in our home region.
Of course word of the recent snowfall hit us on a day when it was 75 degrees and sunny in the West, an unusual late October heat wave. Being a nurse and all, our Lifetime Spousal Companion and traveling partner was...
...well prepared having brought adequate clothing for any possible meteorological event including perhaps the unlikeliness of a Great Plains hurricane.
Myself? Well outside of packing one pair of pants several socks and a reasonable amount of underwear along with some t- shirts. and a hat, my lone sweatshirt and the sandals I wore while driving will just have to do, although I found a rather crumpled Hawaiian shirt that I must have tossed in the back during a clothing change this past summer I don’t readily recall so I think I’ll be ok. Wish I’d remembered shoes though since hiking is big on the agenda for the next few days.
But back to area events.
Halloweekend takes place Friday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00–5:00 p.m. at beautiful Camp Newaygo, located at 5333 Centerline Rd., Newaygo. Activities include:“not-too-spooky” cabin tours, Halloween crafts, scarecrow making, photo booth, donut making, face and pumpkin painting, a genuine cider press, a petting zoo, trolley rides, and much more.
Our columnist and comedic savant Ms .Megan (no, her last name is not Again) Wirts wrote a sparkling review of Trail Of Terror so we will repeat this recommendation and guide you to take in her piece on the experience which will provide details on how to get yourself into the Halloween spirit in a big way. Just go to http://www.nearnorthnow.com/features-and-fun/reviewtrail-of-terror-yields-a-five-scream-rating and then call for tickets because after perusing her review you will want to take in T.O.T’s final weekend of the season.
Another opportunity to get in the Halloween spirit is the chance to walk along the trail at Michigan’s Heritage Park on Friday and Saturday and find out what frightened Michigan residents throughout history.
This new special event at the Lakeshore Museum Center site in Whitehall will examine the legends, myths, and ghost stories from the 1600s through the early 1900s. Over a dozen actors from the Muskegon Civic Theatre will be stationed at the historic stops along the half mile trail creating a historic haunted atmosphere. Guides will take visitors along the trail in groups of 15 leaving the Visitor Center every 15 minutes.
The time periods explored along the trail are the 1600s at the Wigwam Village, the 1700s at the Fur Trader’s Post, the 1830s at the Settlers Cabin, the 1860s at the Civil War Camp, the 1880s at the Lumbering Camp, and the 1900s at the Farmhouse.
The event is recommended for ages 13 and over and the experience along the trail will be about 45 minutes long. There is no electricity along the trail, so it will be dark.
Along with actors, the volunteers from the Muskegon Civic Theatre will assist with makeup and provide technical assistance with sound and lighting.
The Haunted Trail will be Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 7 to 10 pm with the last group starting the tour at 9:45 pm. Admission is $15 and tickets may be purchased in advance from Ticket Tailor from the Lakeshore Museum Center website calendar or Michigan’s Heritage Park Facebook events page. https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/64296/chk/c518 Tickets will also be available at the event.
For more information, call 231-894-0342 or visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org
Football! - Two local teams will be trying to advance in postseason tournament play Friday night but both will mean a little traveling time. Grant plays at Muskegon Oakridge and Hesperia travels to Pewamo Westphalia. P-W is in eastern Ionia County and the Panthers will certainly appreciate the Hesperia faithful who can make the trip. Grant’s game is a little closer to home so it should be an easier trek but both the Tigers and Panthers deserve a boatload of support so make the road trip a part of your weekend plans. Both games begin at 7pm.
Interested in seeing if any ancestors were Wiccan or perhaps dabbled in the black arts? Well, I don’t know if this will help with those types of details but there’s a free genealogy workshop Saturday from 11-2 at the Terry Wantz Historical Center in Fremont.
Sportsman’s Bar in Newaygo always puts on a great costume party this time of year and Saturday you can enjoy some Halloween fun and maybe even take home a C-note if you win first prize in the contest. Even if you go costume-less it’s fun to see the creativity involved in some of the get-ups.
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