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Plenty of Halloween happenings for boys and ghouls

October 27, 2010
It's that time of year again to dress up in spooky, wacky costumes and stock up on loads of candy.

While trick or treating may be the biggest and best part of Halloween for many kids, they will be happy to know that the days leading up to Halloween are also filled with parties, parades, costumes, and of course, lots of candy.

The Mug restaurant in Center Harbor is hosting its annual children's Halloween party from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28.

On Friday, Oct. 29, the Meredith Library will hold a "Spooky Costume Tea Party" from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and from 5-7 p.m. that evening, Cackleberries Garden Center will hold their first ever "Spooky Palooza," a walk through the gardens in Halloween costumes.

Also on Friday, Moultonboro Recreation will host the annual Halloween Party at MCS. The fun begins at 5 p.m. There will be a costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, pizza, snacks, ghoulish games and a lot of great family fun. The cost is $2 per person.

Friday through Sunday, the Inn and Spa at Mills Falls will host "Creepy Carved Creations," a pumpkin carving event at Church Landing.

On Saturday night, Forestview Manor will hold a coloring contest from 2-4 p.m., and a "Jack-o-Lantern Fest" will also be held at the Practice Room yoga center. Pumpkins must be carved before they're submitted.

In Sandwich, a pumpkin lighting will be held at Remick Park on Saturday night, the 30th, at 6:30 p.m. and then on Sunday night the 31st volunteers will be staffing the center of town for trick or treating beginning at 5 p.m. and wrapping up around 7 p.m.

A Halloween Bash will be held Sunday at the Center Harbor Fire Department from 6-8 p.m. Free pumpkins will be handed out to the first 50 kids.

A little further away, from 6-8 p.m. on Friday night, the Tanger Outlet Mall in Tilton will offer free trick or treating to children and their families. Trick-or-treat on Main Street will be held prior to that, from 4-6 p.m.

At 7 p.m. children ages 0-12 can enter in the annual costume contest hosted at the Nike Factory Store located in the outlets. Prizes will be based on the following age brackets: 0-4, 5-9, and 10-12.

Also, the seventh Annual Haunted Hike and Hayride at 142 Calef Hill Road in Tilton, sponsored by White Tiger Karate, will be held Oct. 29 and 30, with a rain date of Oct. 31. The time for both days is 5:30 to 9 p.m. and the cost is $3 for children, $4 for adults or $10 for a family of four ($3 for each additional member). Organizers encourage families to bring young children before 7 p.m. and hardier of heart after 7 p.m.

Littleton Chmber
Varney Smith
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