Virtual Halloween fun
From movies to haunted houses, there's something for everyone
You don’t have to leave your house to join in the Halloween fun in 2020. Check out these events local organizations (and a favorite family entertainer) are hosting virtually.
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Haunted open house
Manchester Community Music School is hosting a haunted open house that features a costume contest, games, scavenger hunt, giveaways and virtual tour of the school. For complete schedule, go to the website.
When: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020; 2 to 4 p.m.
Halloween scavenger hunt
The Family Support Council of Community Crossroads is hosting a virtual scavenger hunt that will be Halloween-themed. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link.
When: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020; 1:45 to 3 p.m.
A night with Kathy Najimy of ‘Hocus Pocus’
Get into the Halloween spirit and spend the evening with Mary Sanderson from the Halloween classic, “Hocus Pocus.” Join actress Kathy Najimy live via Zoom for a moderated discussion where she’ll be sharing behind the scenes stories and answering your questions live and sharing clips from the fan-favorite holiday movie of the season. Presented by the Capitol Center for the Arts.
When: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020; 8 p.m.
Virtual children’s program: Halloween fun
Miss Jennifer of the Leach Library in Londonderry will share her favorite Halloween books, a pumpkin song and craft, and a monster game. Check the Leach Library’s Facebook page on Monday, Oct. 26 for the link.
When: Monday, Oct. 26, 2020; 10 a.m.
‘The Addams Family’ watch party
Join Granite State Home Educators for a virtual Facebook Party on Friday, Oct. 30, to watch the 2019 animated movie, “The Addams Family.” Tune in to this event here to watch the show together. No need to preregister. The Addams Family may be more suitable for pre-teens and olders, so families should use their judgement to determine if it’s appropriate for their children.
When: Friday, Oct. 30, 2020; 3 p.m.
Wicked Virtual Film Festival
Two of New England’s ghoulish ghost writers are assembling a motley crew of spooktacular documentaries and films for a 13-hour film fest. For the lineup of films, go to https://paranormalrewind.com/filmfest.
When: Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 31, at 8 a.m.
Halloween family concerts with Laurie Berkner
All dressed up with nowhere to ghost? Legendary children’s musician Laurie Berkner will give the season of costumes, candy, and jack-o’-lanterns a “BOO-st” with two live, virtual family concerts. To join in the fun, fans of all ages should plan to grab their superhero capes, their instruments (or noisemakers), their dancin’ shoes, and a stuffed animal (for their heads)! Halloween-y stuffed animals like cats, bats, or even friendly monsters would be great for kids to bring to this show. A fun-filled virtual lobby will feature pre-show music and videos, Halloween games, and fun pumpkin coloring pages to bring to the concert.
When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020; noon and 5 p.m.
Halloween storytelling event
Have you had unexplained encounters with the supernatural? Do you enjoy hearing about the macabre? Do you know any good spooky stories? Join Warner and Hopkinton Historical Societies’ online Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Our ancestors told some pretty hair-raising stories about witches, ghosts and supernatural events of all sorts. We’ll share a few historical spooky tales on Halloween. We want to hear your favorite scary stories, too. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the zoom link for this free event. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Some stories may not be suitable for young ears.
When: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020; 7 p.m.