Hallow-Palooza promises fun events at Heritage Park

going-placesc    Heritage Park is the place to be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct 28, when Taylor will celebrate Hallow-Palooza with fun activities for all ages from trick-or treating to the screening of a scary movie.

The park is at 1211 Pardee, between Goddard and Northline roads. Admission will be free for Taylor residents or $5 for non-residents.

Preregistration is suggested at the Taylor Recreation Center, 22805 Goddard.

Trick-or-treating is planned throughout the park until 7:30 p.m., when the movie “Hotel Transylvania 2” will be screened under the sponsorship of the Taylor Petting Farm. Lawn chairs and blankets are suggested.

In addition, a pumpkin-carving contest will offer prizes for the best designs by individuals and groups. Pumpkins are available for $1 at the Recreation Center.

Entries must be carved prior to the event and dropped off between 4 and 5 p.m. at the Sheridan Center in Heritage Park the day of Hallow-Palooza.

A haunted house and car show also are planned, and city officials, police and firefighters will be on hand to meet and greet attendees. Snacks, hot dogs and beverages will be available for purchase.

Sponsors of the event are Taylor Mayor Rick Sollars, the city’s Rotary Club and the Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For additional information, email cnunnally@ci.taylor.mi.us or call 734-374-8900, Ext. 2, Opt. 3.

Coming up . . .

Oct. 26 — The Great Tailgate Event, the largest indoor tailgate party in Michigan; 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort St., Southgate; celebration of the rivalry between the Michigan and Michigan State football teams; benefit for the Chad Tough Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network of Lansing and Rotary Children’s Charities; tickets, $50, include pig roast, kielbasa, hotdogs, hamburgers, salads, desserts and two drink tickets; for more information, call Crystal Gardens at 734-285-2210

Oct. 27 — Paint with a Pro party; 7 p.m. in the main gallery of the James R. DeSana Center for Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte; a professional member artist of the Downriver Council for the Arts will guide participants through the steps of creating his or her own painting; supplies will be included in the cost of $30; to register, call the DCA at 734-720-0671.

Oct. 23 — Anthony Bourdain presents “The Hunger Tour”; 7 p.m. at the Fox Theatre; tickets, $45, $55.50, $65, $125 and $500, VIP, are available at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. or by calling 800-745-3000; for more information, call 313-471-6611.

Nov. 1— Screening of film clips from “Hollywood’s Golden Age of Movies,” part of the series “Knowing the Score: Great Films and Film Music”; 7 p.m. at the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center of Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline; refreshments will be served; no charge.

Nov. 1 Play, “The Book of Mormon,” returning by popular demand at the Fisher Theatre; tickets, $39 to $99 (includes parking) are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787 and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

Nov. 6 — Five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band will perform in the musical revue “100 years of Hollywood” at 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Fox Theatre; the cast includes Detroit native Sandra Joseph , best known for her starring role as Daae in “The Phantom of the Opera”; tickets, $19.50, $29.55 and $44.50, VIP, are available at OlympiaEntertainment.com and all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000; for more information, call 313-471-6611.

Nov. 15 — Annual Nutcracker Luncheon & Boutique fundraiser of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Volunteer Council; 10 a.m. at the Detroit Athletic Club; tickets, $90, $175 and $500; reservations deadline is Nov. 7; for more information, call 313-576-5154; Ballet America of Taylor is on the program.