Halloween celebration set for families at village

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Spooky characters, including witches, wizards and dancing skeletons, will greet families at the annual Halloween in Greenfield Village celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 26.

More than 1,000 hand-carved lighted jack-o’-lanterns will illuminate a mile-long path at the party, which will feature live music, treat stations, hot beverages and snacks.

The celebration will take place rain or shine, with umbrellas and rain gear suggested, just in case. The cost of tickets is $15, adults and chldren 2 and up; children under 2 are free.

In addition, tickets are available for 19th century-style candlelight harvest dinners to be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 at the village’s Eagle Tavern.

The menu includes roasted chicken breast with apricot glaze, stuffed pumpkin, Greenfield Village smoked sausage, beefsteak pie, corn relish and pumpkin bundt cake with a cinnamon glaze. Live music and parlor games are on the program.

The cost, $55.50 (children under 2 are free), includes admission to the Halloween in Greenfield Village celebration.

For additional information, go to www.Thehenryford.org.

Halloween Fun Day scheduled
Wayne County Community College District Downriver has scheduled its fourth annual Family Fun Day for Oct. 25 at the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performance Arts Center, 21000 Northline, Taylor.

Activities will get under way at 12:30 p.m. with children painting windows at the college. A mask-making workshop will take place at 1 p.m., with registration required at 734-374-3200.

At 2 p.m., the Wild Swan Theatre will present “Peter Rabbit.” The program will close with a costume parade and trick-or-treating.

There is no charge for the program.

Coming up . . .
Oct. 21 – Nov. 16 — “Motown the Musical,” the story behind the fight by Berry Gordy, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and the Motown family to create the soundtrack of change in America against odds; tickets, $39 to $95 (including parking), are available at all Ticketmaster locations, 800-982-2787, www.tickemaster.com and www.broadwayindetroit.com; for more information, go to www.BroadwayinDetroit.com or www.MotowntheMusical.com.

Oct. 23, 24 — Open auditions by the Moscow Ballet for ancillary roles in the “Great Russian Nutcracker”; 5 p.m. in Northville and Shelby Township; the performance will take place on Dec. 21 at the Fox Theatre; a $50 casting fee is required; Olga Aru, considered a rising star of the ballet, will visit Children’s Hospital prior to the performance to autograph posters; for more information, call 248-349-1111 or email frontdesk@performersedgedanceco.com.

Oct. 24, 25, 30 and 31 — Musical comedy, “The Rocky Horror Show”; Wyandotte Community Theatre and Wyandotte Jaycees fundraiser for Chive Charities; at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte; tickets, $25, and more information are available at www.rockyinthedotte.com.

Oct. 23, 24 — “Evil Dead: The Musical”; 8 p.m. at the City Theatre, in the Hockeytown Café, next to the Fox Theatre; tickets, $29.50, are available at all Ticketmaster locations and tickemaster.com, or by calling 800-734-3000; for more information, call 313-471-6611 or go to www.theringwald.com.

Oct. 26 — Fashion show, “The Looking Glass,” featuring fall designs for ages 2 to adult by Cheryl Zemke of C. Creations and jewelry designs by Rima Adomaviene; a charity raffle will benefit the Guidance Center Kids Talk-Children’s Advocacy Center; 11 a.m. at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture; 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte, tickets, $15, are available by calling 734-740-1292.