Frightacular

Halloween activities come alive in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights

By SHERRI KOLADE
Times-Herald Newspapers

It comes once a year, a creepy, delightfully ghoulish time for children — and children at heart — to enjoy getting into their favorite costumes and dancing at parties or scurrying down leave-strewn streets to fill up their candy bags on Halloween.

Whatever tradition is celebrated, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights are getting into the spirit with several events and activities for people of all ages:

The Dearborn Public Library is hosting a few activities, including a Trick-or-Treat event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Henry Ford Centennial Library for grades pre-kindergarten and up.

Wearing a costume or makeup is required for trick-or-treating at stations throughout the second floor of the library.

Also at HFCL is a Tween and Craft: Monster Bash event at 2 p.m. Saturday for children in fourth grade and up.

The library will have two Halloween-themed movies scheduled on Oct. 29. For more information go to www.dearbornlibrary.org/

Dearborn firefighters are hosting a Halloween Fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at O’Kelley Banquet Hall, 23663 Park St., Dearborn. The event features buffet-style dishes, an open bar, a fire truck tour, door prizes, a 50-50 raffle, a tin can raffle, a photo booth, a costume contest and more.

Tickets cost $25 for early purchase and $30 at the door. All proceeds go to the Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive.

For more information or to purchase tickets call Jeff Powell at 313-743-8153.

The Dearborn Recreation and Parks Department is having its last Halloween weekend Friday through Sunday at Camp Dearborn in Milford.

Campers will receive one pumpkin at check-in to carve and enter in to a contest.

Campers are invited to take part in scheduled activities at no additional cost. Reservations are required.

Reservations can be made at the Camp Dearborn Offices by calling 313-943-2350 or 248-684-6000.

More information on Camp Dearborn can be found on the camp’s website, www.campdearborn.com.

The Henry Ford Estate Garden Volunteers present a “Children’s Halloween Trick or Treat” event from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct 29 at the estate, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn. The outdoor event begins in front of the historic garage and will follow a route with ten trick-or-treat stops in the gardens.

Admission is $5 per child; reservations and pre-pay are required. The event is tailored for children 10 and under. For more information or to make reservations, call 313-701-2240.

Dearborn Heights Eton Senior Center, 4900 Pardee Ave., is hosting a Halloween party at 11 a.m. Oct. 31. For more information or to make reservations call 313-277-7765.

For more information on Dearborn Halloween activities go to www.cityofdearborn.org. For more information on Dearborn Heights Halloween activities go to www.egovlink.com/dearbornheights/events/calendar.asp.