Besides the usual trick or treating, residents of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality have a variety of activities to help celebrate the spooky season.
On Saturday, October 29, from 1 pm to 4 pm, The Old Sydney Society presents their Children’s Halloween Party at the Lyceum on Sydney’s George Street. Among the games and fun, prizes for the best costume will be awarded. Admission is $3 for OSS members and $5 for non-members.
The Frenchvale Volunteer Fire Department presents The Creepy Creek Haunted House at Frenchvale Fire Hall (756 Frenchvale Road, Frenchvale) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (October 28 to 30) from 7 pm to 10 pm, rain or shine. Tickets are available at the door for $4 per person and all proceeds benefit the the Frenchvale Road Volunteer Fire Department.
On Sunday, October 30, 9 am, the 5K Pumpkin Run, the last race of the 2011 Cape Breton Roadrunners Points series takes place in Petersfield Park, Westmount. Entrance fee is $10 with costume and $15 without costume (but presumably wearing something else). Registration is at 9 am and the race starts at 10 am.
And families on a budget should visit the McConnell Library in Sydney on Saturday and Sunday.
The Saturday October 29, event at 2:30 pm is a special Halloween puppet show featuring the Cape Breton Regional Library Puppet Group.
The next day on Sunday, October 30, from 2 pm to 4 pm, (and how often do you get to visit the library on a Sunday?) the McConnell host “Discover Halloween @ The Library”.
The Library invites everyone to come in costume and join in the games, crafts, face painting, stories (featuring the CBRL’s new Storyteller In Residence), and a short Halloween movie. Paws to Read dogs and their owners will also be visiting during the afternoon.
And for everyone who brings in their pre-carved pumpkin there will be a contest for the funniest and scariest pumpkin.
And the treat is: both days’ activities are free of charge and that’s no trick.