Greenfield Village offers Halloween events, dinner

going-placescA visit to Greenfield Village is fun, but it’s especially fun this month, when Halloween events Oct. 20 to 23 and 27 to 30 will include vaudeville acts, dramatic presentations and much more.

Visitors will follow a mile-long path illuminated by hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns, and meet costumed characters, dancing skeletons, witches, sword swallowers and a headless horseman along the way.

In addition, there will be live music, treat stations, a hot beverage and snacks.

Tickets for the rain-or-shine event are $16, adults and youths. Children younger than 2 will be admitted without charge.

On the same dates, for an additional charge, a special Halloween candlelight supper will be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the village’s Eagle Tavern.

Nineteenth-century fun is planned, along with music and classic parlor games. A harvest menu will include breast of chicken, pork loin with sausage dressing, roasted squash, pickled vegetables and pumpkin Bundt cake.

The cost is $61 (children under 2 are free). Included is admission to the Greenfield Village Halloween events.

For reservations, call 313-982-6001.

Family Fun Day slated at college

Plans are being completed by the Taylor campus of Wayne County Community College District for its sixth annual Halloween Fun Day Oct. 29 at the Heinz C. Prechter Center for Educational and Performing Arts.

The program will begin at 1 p.m. with workshops, window and face painting and trick-or-treating.

At 2:30 p.m., the Wild Swan Theatre will present the play “The Ugly Duckling,” by Hans Christian Andersen, live on stage.

The play is about an ugly duckling who is the victim of verbal and physical abuse by others in the barnyard where he lives. After enduring solitude and hardships, and much unhappiness, the duckling eventually matures into a beautiful swan to the delight and surprise of others.

A spokesman for the college said the event is for all ages, and encouraged audience members to wear costumes, as a costume parade will be held on the stage after the performance.

There is no charge for attendance, but tickets (general seating) are required. Reservations are being accepted at 734-374-3200 or online at

The Taylor campus is at 21000 Northline.

Coming up . . .

Oct. 22 — Dance workshop in creative movement and choreography titled Leap Creative Kids “On the Move”; 10 a.m. to noon for boys and girls 7 to 12 years old; at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte; the cost is $20 in advance, $22 online, or $25 at the door; to register, go to; for more information, call 734-720-0671.

Oct. 25 — Annual benefit dinner of Downriver Focus on Life, with Central Wayne County Right to Life as host; 5:30 p.m. at the Orlando Familia Banquet Center, 15001 Sibley Road, Riverview; Lisa Gigliott will be the keynote speaker, and Christopher Gawel the master of ceremonies; for tickets, $25 to $375,

Oct. 26 — Hands-on workshop for all ages and skill levels in hand lettering and drawing for creating a Halloween greeting card and pumpkin to take home; 6:30 p.m. at the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte; calligrapher Leah Moss will work with each participant; a $50 registration fee, which includes all supplies and refreshments, is due by Oct. 22; to register or for more information, call 734-720-0671 or go to

Oct. 29 — Hungarian cooking class, “Cooking with Love, with Elizabeth Krajcz; at the American Hungarian Reformed Church, 9901 Allen Road, Allen Park; participants will learn to make stuffed cabbage and kifli, which will be served for lunch; the cost is $35, prepayment only; for more information, email or call 248-763-1617.