This is the last weekend before Halloween and a lot of animal related events going on, so hopefully Fido has his costume ready to go!
Halloween Meowvie Nights! (Frankenstein)
7-9 pm @ Gem City Catfé ($10)
Enjoy the Halloween spirit by watching classic horror movies with us in the cat lounge the week of Halloween! Pajamas and blankets welcome! Wine + specialty cocktails available for purchase for those 21+.
The full schedule is:
Fri, Oct 26 (7- 9 pm) Frankenstein
Mon, Oct 29 (6-8 pm) House on Haunted Hill
Tues, Oct 30 (6-8 pm) Nosferatu
Wed, Oct 31 (6-8 pm) Night of the Living Dead
GCP&T Pumpkin Glow
7-10 pm @ Russ Nature Reserve (FREE)
Join us for a night of family fun for the Pumpkin Glow! The Russ Nature Reserve will be filled with the glow of hundreds of uniquely carved pumpkins on display! The first 100 kids get a free treat bag. We will have a live owl presentation from Glen Helen Raptor Center on Friday, Oct. 26. Try our Pumpkin Sling Shot, participate in Trick-or-Treat and observe a demonstration from Rock Ice Pumpkin Carving! (Also runs Saturday night.)
Spook-tacular Aerospace Fun
9 am – 3 pm @ the National Museum of the US Air Force (FREE)
Learn fun aerospace principles through Halloween-themed activities. Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, and those who participate in activities will receive goody bags (while supplies last). Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy.
This month visitors will have a variety of aerospace stations to choose from, including a chance to learn about density by “bobbing” for apples, and an activity that teaches about sound waves with screaming cups and balloons. Participants also can try their hand at Halloween Skee-Ball and a jack-o-lantern cornhole game. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to listen to Halloween stories and then make a Halloween-themed craft to take home. There will also be a Halloween-themed informational scavenger hunt available, and the afternoon Aerospace Adventure will allow visitors to build and fly a Halloween ring glider.
11 am – 1 pm @ Kettering Rec Center (FREE)
It’s back! Come celebrate Halloween with us and your furry friend! We will have trick-AND-treating set up for your dog, participate in the Walk and Wag course and enter the pet costume contest. Activities include pet adoptions, dog vendors, off leash play zone, dog toy craft station, obstacle course elements to play on and costume contest! Participants will receive a complimentary “doggy” bag.
KidX Boo Bash
2-4 pm @ Dayton Mall (FREE)
Get your ghoul on with KidX at Dayton Mall’s Boo Bash in Center Court from 2-4PM! There will be frightfully fun games, activities, treats from Great American Cookies and more. Plus, BOOgie on down as DJ Jason spins the hottest Halloween hits. So, grab your witch’s broom and zoom on down to Dayton Mall!
Floofs & Frights
3-7 pm @ Gem City Catfé ($20)
Come out and paint a pumpkin, decorate cookies, and cuddle cute cats! Purely Sweet Bakery will be present and their experienced decorator will help you make the most beautiful cookie! The pumpkin painting and cookie decorating will take place upstairs with classic Halloween films streaming in the background.
1 pumpkin to paint
2 cookies to decorate
30 minutes in the cat lounge
Add to the Halloween fun with one of our fall drink specials: Pumpkin Spice, S’mores or Toasted Marshmallow Latte, Cinnamon or Caramel Apple Cider!
Yoga with Cats
9-10 am @ Gem City Catfé ($10)
Start your Sunday with the purrfect way to relax – Yoga with Cats! We’ll have a light, beginner class in our upstairs art gallery taught by local Yogi Matt Turner and accompanied by rescue cats, including Wilpur and Meowrville Wright.
Victorian Afternoon Tea
2 – 4 pm @ Patterson Homestead ($20 member/$25 non)
Join us for an authentic three course tea service served by costumed interpreters and learn about the Patterson family.
Spook-tacular Halloween Organ Concert
3-4:30 pm @ Dayton Art Institute ($8 museum general admission)
Enjoy “thrills and chills” with a special Halloween concert on our Skinner pipe organ! Five area organists – Matt Dierking, Lynn Mishler, Priscilla Acuff, Mary Ellen Clinard and Daniel Yoder – will offer up “scary music” combined with film clips to celebrate the Halloween season. Who knows, maybe our “auditorium ghost” will make an appearance!
I hope you all have a great weekend. As always, let me know what you’re up to!