Time to start listing off Wellesley Halloween activities. Please touch base if you come across others that we should share with our readers: theswellesleyreport[email protected]
*Wellesley Dental Group annual community Halloween Party
Thursday, October 25th from 4 to 6 p.m., 5 Seaward Road, Wellesley
This festive costume party will be a fun afternoon for kids, full of games and prizes, and a costume contest (judged by The Council on Aging). Everyone will walk out a winner.
It’s time for the Annual Howl-o-ween Party! Kids of all ages are welcome to join us and our Reading Buddies for a Howling Good Time!! We’ll have spooky stories from 2:30-3:00 p.m. then crafts and photo ops from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Come dressed in your Halloween best! Sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.
*Haunted Forest on Whittier Road
The Thames family of Wellesley will be making their house at 67 Whittier Rd., in the Poets’ Corner district, super scary for some pre-Halloween fun this year. The theme: Haunted Forest. Dangerous trails, haunted woods, rabid animals, a special water graveyard and zombie lumberjacks that chop more than just trees will be among the attractions.
Check it out on Oct. 27 from 6-10pm. Donations for this year’s event will be for the benefit of the Schofield Elementary School 5th Grade class and Girl Scout Troop #73226.
*Dana Hall School of Music Second Annual Halloween Open House
Oct. 28, 2-4pm, 103 Grove Street, Wellesley, MA
Join us for the Second Annual Halloween Open House at Dana Hall School of Music. We are throwing our doors open to families for this “spooktacular” event. Children of all ages are invited to put on their Halloween best and trick-or-treat through the four floors of our music school. Each door hides a musical surprise with a different instrument featured in each studio. Join in the musical scavenger hunt. Find all the instruments and receive a special treat (no tricks!) Try out an instrument in our percussion play-room. Gather around for a chilling (but not too chilling) Halloween story and song circle.
*Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs Haunted Tower
Oct. 28, 4-6pm, Galen Tower on Wellesley College Campus
Will be playing spooky music and handing out candy while dressed in Halloween costumes. Music will include “Funeral March of a Marionette” and songs from the Addams Family, Harry Potter, and Young Frankenstein.
*Wellesley Hills Congregational Church Pumpkin Patch (1st deliveries arrive Oct. 10)
207 Washington St.
*Bates Pumpkin Fair
Saturday, Oct. 13, 10am-2pm
Bates Elementary School, 116 Elmwood Rd.
This community-wide event for children and adults features games, prizes, moon bounces, raffles, haunted house, craft activities, lots of goodies, auction and pumpkins for sale. Admission is free but tickets can be purchased and redeemed for the many games and activities. The Pumpkin Fair is an annual fundraiser for the Bates PTO. Money raised allows the PTO to offer fantastic creative arts programs, books for the library, the latest teaching technology, classroom supplies and more. For more information on the Bates PTO or the Pumpkin Fair visit us online at www.batespto.org, find us on Facebook or Follow on Twitter @Bates Fair.
*1st Annual Wellesley Kiwanis Pumpkin Race
Sunday, Oct. 21, 9:30am-12:30pm, Calvin St. Parking Lot at Wellesley Middle School
The official rules include that your Pumpkin Race Car must consist of a single pumpkin; you need to insert 2 independent axles through the pumpkin to attach wheels; no pre-fabricated chassis allowed (such as roller skates, strollers, toy trucks); and no explosives or pyrotechnics (darn!). As for the race itself, no pushing on the car is allowed and note that the Mallet-O-Justice will be wielded on cheaters’ pumpkin cars.
The entry fee is $10 and proceeds go to the Doug Garron Toy Fund at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Awards will go to most creative pumpkin, best pumpkin crash and the top 3 racers.
*Spooky Plants at Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Sunday, Oct. 21, 1-4pm, Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
We all know animals eat plants … but some spooky plants eat animals! Meet our carnivorous plants; learn spooky tales of other strange plants. Plant a spider plant to take home. Wellesley Greenhouse Visitors Center, Wellesley College Campus. Free and open to public.