ATTENTION TRICK OR TREATER’S: The Thompson Free Library will be taking part in Halloween on Tuesday, October 31st from 4 to 6:30 PM. The spooky librarians, Michelle and Val will have the original front entrance open to hand out books and candy to kids who dare to enter. For more information, contact Thompson Free Library at 207-564-3350, email@example.com, or on Facebook. The Library is located at 186 E Main Street.
PAGES FOR PUMPKINS: The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) will be holding Pages for Pumpkins that officially began on Friday, October 6th and will continue through Friday, October 20th. Children ages 2 to 12 can get a free pumpkin from Bradstreet Farms for reading books. Here’s how it works: for every book a participant reads, they get a piece of a paper pumpkin from the NCC (five pieces total). When they have all the pieces, they can take it to Bradstreet Farms in Newport, and they will get to pick-out a pumpkin to take home. Children ages 2 to 6 will get a piece of the paper pumpkin for every book they read (or an adult reads to them). Children ages 7 to 12 will get a piece for every 25 pages they read. Limit one pumpkin per child. The books need to be checked out from the Newport Cultural Center. Every child in the RSU #19 district can sign-up for a free library card regardless of the town they live in. Books that are required reading for school are not eligible. Stop by the NCC for more information, or to get started. The NCC is located at 154 Main Street. For more information contact the Library at 368-5074.
TRICK OR TREAT STORYTIME: Trick or Treat Storytime will be held on Friday, October 27th at 10 AM. Children and their parents will have the opportunity to do some early trick-or-treating. Come along with the NCC as the groups visits a number of area businesses for some pre-Halloween treats. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and join in the fun. The NCC is located at 154 Main Street.
HAUNTED HOUSE: A Haunted House at the Newport Cultural Center (NCC) will be open on Friday, October 27th, Saturday, October 28th, and Tuesday, October 31st from 6 to 8 PM. Celebrate Halloween at the NCC as children 12 and under are invited to experience a haunted house where ghosts, witches, zombies, and other spooky creatures will be waiting to surprise you at every turn. Entry fee is $5 per family of four, plus $1 for each additional person. All proceeds go directly to the Newport Cultural Center children's programs. The NCC is located at 154 Main Street.
HALLOWEEN PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST: The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) will be holding a Riverwalk Park Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31st. Check-in opens at 5 PM and the contest begins at 6 PM. Come dressed in your most ghoulish costumes, and help the NCC celebrate Halloween as a community. The NCC is located at 154 Main Street.
HALLOWEEN PARTY: Patriot Riders of American, Maine Chapter 3 will be hosting a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 21st from 8 to 11 PM. Keep in mind, this is a 21 and over event. The cost per person will be $10 or $15 per couple. Tickets will be available from any Patriot Riders member or at the door. Prizes for best costume and raffles will be available. Music will be provided by Musical Memories 4 ME. The party will be held at the Sebasticook Community Center.
TRUNK OR TREAT: The Patriot Riders Club of America, Maine Chapter 3 and the Newport School PTO will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 28th from 4 to 6 PM. This is a safe and fun family event with free admission. Trunk or Treat will be located at the Newport/Plymouth Elementary School.
HAUNTED 5K RACE: The Athens Community School’s 8th grade class will host a Haunted 5K Race on Sunday, October 29th at 2 PM. The race will be held at the Sites Farm on 98 Joaquin Road. There will be ribbons awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in 5 categories, including walking. Wear a costume and get a ticket for a prize drawing. The cost for adults will be $5 and children under the age of 18 will be $ 3. This is a fundraiser to earn money to visit the Boston Museum of Science.
KID’S HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Parkman Grange is having their annual kid's Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th from 1 to 3 PM. There will be lots of tricks and treats, pizza, games, costume contest and prizes. Donations accepted for the MS Society. The grange is located on Highway 150 and North Dexter Road. For more information contact 277-3942.
MEXICO’S DAY OF THE DEAD: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft will celebrate Mexic’s Day of the Dead on Sunday, October 29th beginning at 9:30 AM. This multi-day national holiday focuses on gatherings with family and friends who come together to pray for and remember loved ones who have died. All are welcome to join the celebration as participants build an “ofrenda” or altar of remembrance. Everyone is encouraged to bring photos, memorabilia, food, flowers (marigolds are preferred), candles and decorated skulls and skeletons. Part of the genius of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is the way it mixes celebration and mourning, both affirming life and giving individuals an opportunity to share their grief. The celebration will conclude with a potluck luncheon. Everyone is asked to bring a favorite Mexican food to share. The church is located on Main Street.
HALLOWEEN STORYTIME: The Abbott Memorial Library in Dexter will be holding a special Halloween Storytime on Friday, October 27th at 11 AM. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their trick or treat costumes. Activities will include pumpkin decorating. The library is located at 1 Church Street. For more information contact 924-7292.