Howl and Prowl Three

‘Howl and Prowl’ Costume Contest for Dogs and Owners Raises $$ for Adoptions

On Sunday Oct. 28, the annual Howl & Prowl, featuring a costume contest for dogs and their owners, will take place from 1  to 4 p.m. in the parking lot by the Havemeyer building, 290 Greenwich Ave., (next to Greenwich Commons). — This article originally was published by Greenwich Free Press. “Now in our 11th year, we are so happy that we have been able to build an annual tradition in the Greenwich community that raises money for such a good cause,” said Pet Pantry Vice President Joshua Roth. “Howl and Prowl has been a big part of an initiative that has allowed us to raise well over $100,000 for Adopt-A-Dog.”

Pet Pantry created Howl and Prowl in 2008, and the event has become a staple town event ever since.

Spiderman Maritime Aquarium Halloween 2015

Last-Minute Parent Planner: Halloween Events

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Here’s what’s going on this weekend for Halloween, for those still figuring out what to do:

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See also: Halloween Safety Tips & Reminders from Darien Police

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HALLOWEEN, SATURDAY, Oct. 31

Halloween Hayride — Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk — 3 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends — “Prior to picking the perfect pumpkin, families can hop on Stew’s Halloween Hayride Spectacular which features entertaining displays created by Stew Leonard’s team members. The Halloween Hayride is available only at the Norwalk Stew Leonard’s location.”

Free Ice Cream at Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk — “On Halloween day all children who come to Stew Leonard’s in costume to trick-or-treat will receive a free ice cream cone. Stew’s Ice Cream Parlor is featuring pumpkin fudge and pumpkin ice cream throughout the Halloween season.”

Costumed Kids Get Free Admission to Maritime ‘Aqua-Scarium’ on Halloween — You can bring your kid in his or her Halloween costume to the Maritime Aquarium on Halloween and do some safe trick-or-treating in the aquarium, which will be transformed into the “Aqua-Scarium.” And it won’t cost any more than a normal aquarium visit — it will cost less. Your visit will be discounted, with each kid from 3 to 12 years old getting in free for each paying adult that accompanies the child.

Bear Pumpkin

Halloween Safety Tips & Reminders from Darien Police

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In order to assist our community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the Darien Police Department has compiled the following Halloween safety tips for children, parents, motorists, and homeowners:

Tips for a Safe Halloween
 
PARENTS
• Always escort your children and carry a flashlight. • Be familiar with the neighborhood where your children will be trick-or-treating. • Set a specific time for your child/children to be out. • Always know who is trick-or-treating with your children. • Walk on the sidewalks and not in the middle of the street.

Trunk or Treat for Kids this Halloween

Join in Trunk or Treat, a free, annual family event: Bring candy, kids in costumes and even decorated cars to the Noroton Presbyterian Church’s newly paved/designed parking lot on Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be free goodie bags for all children. Click here for more information. Fill your trunk with treats, decorate it (if you so wish), bring the kids and go trick or treating from car to car.  No crossing streets, long dark driveways and LOTS of fun!  All we ask is to keep the costumes and decorations appropriate and not scary.  Questions?  Contact Liz at 203-309-5619 or liz.morelli@norotonchurch.org. “Trunk or Treat” had its inaugural date after Hurricane Sandy downed Darien’s power wires so severely that “Halloween Trick or Treating” in Darien was cancelled.

DHS Save the Children Club Halloween Event 2015

Halloween Party for Darien Pre-Schoolers at DHS

“Darien High School Save the Children’s Club (formerly Invisible Children) is once again holding their Halloween event for the preschoolers of the Darien Community on school grounds,” according to an announcement sent out by the group. The event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Darien High School courtyard (enter through the archway near the auditorium). Donations are encouraged: $7 per child and $15 per family of three or more. If you have any questons, please call (203) 655-3981 ext.

Halloween Hoot and Howl 2015

Halloween Hoot & Howl at Darien Nature Center

Darien Nature Center’s “Halloween Hoot and Howl” event on Sunday includes a magic show, hay rides, refreshments (including s’mores), crafts, a Fall hike, story telling, live animals, crafts and face painting. The cost is $5 per person and no advanced purchase or registration is necessary. Tickets are available at the door.

Halloween Party for Darien Pre-Schoolers at DHS on Wednesday

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“Darien High School Save the Children’s Club (formerly Invisible Children) is once again holding their Halloween event for the preschoolers of the Darien Community on school grounds,” according to an announcement sent out by the group. The event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Darien High School courtyard (enter through the archway near the auditorium). Donations are encouraged: $7 per child and $15 per family of three or more. If you have any questons, please call (203) 655-3981 ext.

Parent Planner: Halloween Events

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It’s the Halloween Season, with events planned for a week before the holiday itself. Here’s a list to help you keep it all straight. We’ve included two “Rocky Horror Picture Show” events for much older kids (the film is rated R and has, ah, a very adult theme.)

[UPDATE: At the bottom of this list is a list of safety tips published (pretty early) by Norwalk Police on Facebook.]

[Correction: The children’s Storytime event at Darien Library takes place Thursday, not Tuesday.]

Most events are in Darien (we’ve added some extra events, sometimes very much like the events in Darien, in case you’ve got a schedule conflict):

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Halloween Hayride — Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk — 3 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends — “Prior to picking the perfect pumpkin, families can hop on Stew’s Halloween Hayride Spectacular which features entertaining displays created by Stew Leonard’s team members. The Halloween Hayride is available only at the Norwalk Stew Leonard’s location.” SATURDAY, Oct.

Darien EMS-Post 53 Haunted House

Three Levels of Scary at Post 53 Haunted House from 2 to 4 PM Sunday

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Three different levels of fright are offered for children of all ages at Darien EMS-Post 53’s haunted house on Sunday. Once again, the Halloween event will have games, treats and crafts for all. There’s something for parents and other members of the community as well at the annual event: It’s also an open house for the community, featuring ambulance tours and the opportunity to learn hands-only CPR. It’s all free (donations are welcome), and takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 at Post 53 headquarters, 0 Ledge Road.

Maritime Aquarium Halloween Spider-Man

Costumed Kids Get Free Admission to Maritime ‘Aqua-Scarium’ on Halloween

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You can bring your kid in his or her Halloween costume to the Maritime Aquarium on Halloween and do some safe trick-or-treating in the aquarium, which will be transformed into the “Aqua-Scarium.” And it won’t cost any more than a normal aquarium visit — it will cost less. Your visit will be discounted, with each kid from 3 to 12 years old getting in free for each paying adult that accompanies the child. Kids can also meet and pose with Spider-Man. Kids can also get a bit of fun education: “Aquarium educators will invite guests to touch or hold a live bearded dragon, one of the nine species of dragons displayed in the ‘Dragons: Real or Myth’ exhibit,” the aquarium announced.