The date at the bank this morning was set to October 28th, which was just fine until I began writing this and wrote the 28th, which couldn't be correct...Of course, the bank will probably use that error to post date my deposit, because that's how they roll....
At any rate, it's Halloween week! Raise your hand if the morning after Halloween on High Street is one of your favorite moments of the year! I like to get up extra early and watch the bedraggled and half-costumed stumble the walk of shame bright and early. It never fails, year after year. I'm sure that was me once upon a time.
Of course there are all sorts of scary things going on this week - get your costume on and get out there.
- Take a tour of the Haunted Santa Maria! I've never been to the Santa Maria before, haunted or otherwise. I should probably go sometime. Haunted tours take place at 7pm tonight through Saturday! Tickets are $5 - $12.50.
- I love Looney Tunes! Don't you? The Wexner Center welcomes cartoon historian Jerry Beck tomorrow night for a book signing along with a screening of some of his favorite cartoons.
- The Center Stage Players will be performing the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Axis for the next two weeks!
- Of course, Saturday night is the premier adult Halloween party and fashion event, Highball Halloween. I was just thinking the other day how I remember when the very first Highball was being planned, and now we're in the third or fourth year. Don't miss the fashion show! My friend Jenni Pink is one of the designers!
- Sunday is the Kids' Halloween Party at the North Market. The event, which is free to all costumed children, features trick-or-treating, crafts, face painting, a bounce house, and a creepy crawly visit from the Bug Man.
- Franklin Park will also have trick-or-treat this Sunday from 1-4pm.
- The Hocking Hills area is reputed to be full of ghosts - they even have their very own ghost town! There are a few cool events for those willing to make the short drive to the most beautiful part of the state - Thursday you can hear spooky tales at the (Hocking Hills) Historical Society with naturalist Pat Quackenbush, and you can see many more spoooky events here.
- If you are looking for Pumpkin Patches or Corn mazes, there is a great list on the Pick Your Own website.