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Datebook: October, 2013

by Chris Massari

Halloween Hoot-E-Nanny
Take your little trick-or-treater on a fun-filled, happy Halloween haunted adventure to the Garden State Discovery Museum’s Halloween Hoot-E-Nanny. Activities include everything from crafts, dancing, exhibits, and even trunk or treating in the parking lot to entertain your little monster. Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Garden State Discovery Museum, (856) 424-1233, 2040 Springdale Road, Suite 100, Cherry Hill, DiscoveryMuseum.com, $11 for nonmembers, $8 for members

Little Monster Adventure
Someone has been capturing all of the monsters and the only one who can save them before Halloween are the Littlest Ghost, Littlest Witch and the Littlest Pumpkin during The Broadway Theatre’s performance of The Little Monsters Big Halloween Adventure. Also don’t miss out on a guest appearance by Mr. Halloweenster. Oct. 25, 10 a.m., and Oct. 26, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Broadway Theatre of Pitman, (856) 384-8381, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman, TheBroadwayTheatre.org, $9

Medford Halloween Parade
Started in 1946, growing from a few floats and a fire engine into more than 10 marching bands, 40 floats and hundreds of costumed marchers, the Medford-Vincentown Halloween parade returns. It began as an alternative to mischief night for young post WWII teens and has become a local tradition you don’t want to miss out on. Oct. 26, 7 p.m., (609) 953-7600, Main Street, Medford, MedfordHalloweenParade.com, free

Living History
Visit historic Red Bank and witness reenactments of 18th century America and the Revolutionary War. Experience living history with everything from food to demonstrations and displays, plus the Jonas Cattel 10-mile run. Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., (856) 251-6710, Red Bank Battlefield, National Park, co.gloucester.nj.us, free

Conquer Epilepsy
Join Moorestown seventh-grader Kacie Liebman and her sister Alexandra as they raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation in honor of their friend, Paige Holland, who passed away last year due to complications from the disorder. There’s no registration fee for the event, held during National Epilepsy Awareness Month, but donations of any amount will be accepted their first-ever 5/10K walk, called Paige’s Green Dream. Nov. 3, registration begins at 9 a.m. at Moorestown High School, 350 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown, PaigesGreenDream.org

One Track Celebration
For all you traniacs out there, for two days only, The Camden Children’s Garden celebrates one of America’s favorite modes of transportation: trains. This festival will include displays, crafts, a reading of the Polar Express, a permanent G-Scale display and train rides. Nov. 9-10, 1 to 4 p.m. at The Camden Children’s Garden, (856) 365-8733, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, CamdenChildrensGarden.org, $6, free for 2 and under

Summer Fun in Fall
Have all the fun of a hot summer’s day at the water park this fall at Sahara Sam’s Special Needs Evening. If you have a special needs child and you are looking for a fun, judgment-free evening out, then Sahara Sam’s is the place to be for this exciting and entertaining experience for the whole family. Nov. 15, 6 to 9 p.m., (856) 767-7580, Sahara Sam’s Water Park, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, SaharaSams.com, $15

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 8 (October, 2013).
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