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Saturday, October 29th Events

Book Signing and Workshop

Time: 11:00 AM
Place: Toadstool Book Shop, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Join us at The Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, NH, Saturday, October 29th as we hear the forgotten tale of Professor von Junk and the first pumpkin carving. “Scooped” written and illustrated by Keene’s own Author/Illustrators, Kevin and Rebecca Kelly, takes you and your children on a delightful journey to discover how the first pumpkin carving came to be. Dive into this wonderfully rhythmic voyage and learn how Professor Junk and his repulsive assistant E. Gore work their magic and not only bring joy to the villagers, but invent the jack-o‚-lantern as well. Join us for our "Scooped" workshop where we will immerse ourselves in the wonderful world of Professor Junk. We will begin with a reading of "Scooped"; The Forgotten Tale First Pumpkin Carving. Directly following the reading, the illustrator will demonstrate how he created the whimsical characters that inhabit this unique tale and then work with the children to create their own character. Signed books will be available for purchase.

Hike with Harris Center

Time: 9:30 AM-3:00 PM
Place: Piper gates, Gilsum Rd.
Price: Free
Ages: Older crowd (5 mile hike)

Join Roger Sweet and Eric White for this hike looping through the Alison Nims Piper and Olsen Forests in Sullivan. Destination - Giant’s Cradle, one of the interesting glacial features. Meet at the Piper gates on Gilsum Road at 9:30 a.m. for this moderately strenuous, 5 mile hike on blazed trails, crossing 3 small streams and climbing somewhat rugged terrain in beautiful forest land. Return ~ 3 p.m. Co-sponsored with the Forest Society (SPNHF)
847-3463 for more information.

Halloween Costume Contest

Time: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Place: Allyson's Orchard, 57 Alyson's Lane, Walpole, NH (about 12 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Dress up in costume and come to Alyson’s Orchard for apple picking, Halloween activities and a fun Costume Contest.  Judging will be at 1 pm.   There will be prizes in a number of categories such as  “silly,” “scary,” “most unique,” “people’s choice” and “best couples costume.” (We want Mom & Dad to dress up too!)  A great time for kids of ALL ages!

Ghost Walk through the Cemetery

Time: 5:30 PM
Place: Meet at the Chesterfield Public Library, 524 Rt. 63, Chesterfield, NH (about 10 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Meet at the library for a spooky stroll through Chesterfield Center Cemetery to to meet some of the men and women who figured prominently in the history of our town.

Spookfest at Stonewall Farm

Time: 1:00 PM-10:00 PM
Place: Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH
Price: Contact for details
Ages: All

Prepare yourself for one of the spookiest events of the year! Creepy crawlies, haunted hay-rides, 
ghost stories and freaky farm adventures will haunt you for years to come. The first part of the day will be a an all ages spook fest, but when dusk falls the farm will get haunted. 603-357-7278.

Halloween Campfire Celebration

Time: 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
: Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, 99 Millers Falls Road (Route 63) Northfield, MA (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Ages: All

Around the campfire with Roger Tinckenell.
This 25+ year-old celebration of Halloween through songs, stories and dance is led by locally loved singer/songwriter Roger Tincknell.
Roger is a two-time Parents' Choice Award-winning recording artist with numerous CD's for children and adults. Imagine a group of young witches, fairies and aliens in the glow of the firelight spellbound by a slightly spooky story - or waltzing around in small family groups to Roger's beautiful music and you can get some sense of the delight this evening brings. 

Wholesome snacks also served. Dress WARMLY, bring blankets to cuddle up with, flashlights and chairs or for seating. In case of poor weather, the program will be held inside the cozy yurt. This event is FREE. No registration required.

Farmers & Foragers

Time: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Place: Alstead (contact for more details)
Price: Contact for details.
Ages: 11-14

Mary Castriotta leads the program. Includes maple sugaring, greenhouse planting, building, teamwork and farm life. 603-835-2495

Family Fall Festival

Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Place: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 125 Goodell Avenue, East Swanzey, NH (a few miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Cornerstone Baptist Church will host it's 3rd annual free Family Fall Festival. There will be a fall theme, games, prizes, candy, face painting, and a bouncy house. For more details, visit www. or call 603-357-1229.

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