Thursday, October 24, 2013

Places to wear your Halloween costume!

There is a lot brewing in the Upper Valley this year for Halloween.  We've got the listings on all of the upcoming Halloween fun! These are just some of the Halloween howls happening around town.  You can look under the Halloween category in the resources section of the site or browse the site by day and look for the big orange pumpkin and yellow background marking Halloween events.  So if you want to get the most out of your halloween costume this year, check out some of the following:

Saturday, October 26th, 2013:

TMO Spooky Saturday Morning Out
Families and children of all ages are invited to a Halloween party to benefit Toddler’s Morning Out. Wear your costume and come to enjoy live acapella music, games and crafts, lunch and healthy treats, and the bouncy house!
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Richard W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon Street, Hanover, NH

Family Halloween Festival
Halloween carnival games appropriate for all ages. Haunted house for children age 5-12. Sponsored by Dartmouth College Greek System.
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kappa Kappa Kappa House, Webster Avenue, Hanover, NH

Hallowen Party
Games, crafts and stories for all ages. Costumes allowed.
Time: 12:00 PM -
Weathersfield Proctor Library, 5181 Route 5, Ascutney, VT

Customer Appreciation Halloween Party
MONSTER REFRESHMENTS – SPOOKY HORS D’OUEVRES – KIDS GAMES – COSTUME CONTEST AT 5PMSpread the word and bring your family!Facebook event page:
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Allen Pools & Spas, 1255 VA Cutoff Road, White River Junction, VT

A Spooky Halloween
A cemetery tour, skits and living history portrayals explore the dark side of Woodstock. Author Michael Bell discusses the history of New England vampires at 7 p.m.
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm St., Woodstock, VT

Peeps & Squeaks
Our special Halloween event designed for those ages 5 and under. From 4:30 to 5:30pm, participants will enjoy crafts, stories, and games themed around some of our favorite Halloween creatures.Come in a costume or just be part of the fun!Peeps & Squeaks participants are welcome to also join us at our...
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
VINS Nature Center, Route 4, Quechee, VT

9th Annual Hoots & Howls at VINS
This fun, educational and non-scary Halloween event is great for families and people of all ages. Guided tours lead you along trails lighted by pumpkins as you enjoy storytelling, live animals, skits, activities and more! Wrap up the evening with yummy Tricky Treats and the chance to meet a bird up...
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
VINS Nature Center, Route 4, Quechee, VT

Halloween Festivities
Activities include trunk-or-treating, a haunted back yard, costume parade, a movie and a haunted hayride through a cemetery. Appropriate for all ages. Sponsored by Friends of West Hartford Library.
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Everett and Allegra Hathorn House, 5001 Route 14, Hartford, VT

12th Annual Halloween Egg Haunt, Parade & Q Ball
Hartford Parks & Recreation and the Rio Blanco Social Club will host the Annual Halloween Egg Haunt, Parade & Meat Ball for all to enjoy.  All ages are invited to join in the fun for the "Egg Haunt" from 6:00-7:00 pm in Veterans Park opposite the Main Street Museum on RR Row. Hunt for eggs and Hallo...
Time: 6:00 PM -
Downtown White River Junction, White River Jct, VT

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

20th Annual Family Halloween
Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont's rural heritage, will host the 20th Annual Family Halloween on Sunday, October 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Children in costume will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult (adults pay the regular admission fee).There'll be horse-drawn wagon r...
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Billings Farm, Route 12 & River Road, Woodstock, VT

Children's Pumpkin Carving Contest
Prizes awarded for carved, painted and decorated pumpkins. Music with Bill Brink.
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Windsor Farmers Market, Town Green, State Street, Windsor, VT

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Tots & Tea *all-age* playgroup at St Thomas church in Hanover is having a Halloween party and parade in its regular Tuesday afternoon slot (3:15-5PM) on October 29th. We'll be joined by *Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate *starting at 4 PM ( - come and join the fun! Wear a costume and bring a Halloween treat to share.

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

UVAC Halloween Parade
Kids come show off your costumes and parade around the center.Tricks & treats at each stop! Need more info email Brittany or Zooey.RSVP appreciated but not required.
Time: 3:30 PM -
Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Lane, White River Junction, VT

And, finally, Halloween!  Thursday, October 31st, 2013

UVAC Halloween Parade
Kids come show off your costumes and parade around the center.Tricks & treats at each stop! Need more info email Brittany or Zooey.RSVP appreciated but not required.
Time: 10:00 AM -
Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Lane, White River Junction, VT

Pre-Halloween Party
Do you need help doing your kids hair and makeup for their Halloween costume? Stop by from 2pm-4pm on Halloween and have us do it for you! We will be providing FREE hair and makeup for kids under 12! All kids will get a Halloween goody bag!
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vivo Salon, 119 Mechanic St, Lebanon, NH 03766

Trick-or-Treat at Genesis Health Care
Safe and fun trick-or-treating for all ages.
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lebanon Center Genesis Health Care, 24 Old Etna Road, Lebanon, NH

Norwich Halloween Celebration
Come in costume • Refreshments • Face & nail paintingFun & Games • A family event – All Welcome !Co-Sponsored by the Norwich Inn and Recreation CouncilNote that if it is pouring rain, we regret we will have to cancel.
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
In front of the Norwich Inn, Main Street, Norwich, VT

Halloween Funfest
Enjoy a free evening of Halloween  celebration activities around Colburn Park! Stories in the Great Pumpkin Patch, pumpkin painting, and photos with your favorite storybook characters! This year a new character is coming to Fun Fest!  Try some pumpkin bowling, during the Trunk and Treating Tailgate...
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Colburn Park, Lebanon, NH

Trick or Treat at the Powerhouse Mall
Free trick or treating at the Powerhouse Mall for all ages.
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Powerhouse Mall, Glen Road, West Lebanon, NH

Haunted House
Visit The Haunted House if you dare FREE & Open to all ages, however…Parental accompaniment suggested/needed for young childrenSponsored by the American Legion–Lyman F. Pell Post # 8 & Boy Scout Troop # 253, as well as community members
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Grange, Main Street, Norwich, VT

Pumpkin Lighting
Bring your jack-o-lanterns! Pumpkins will be lit throughout the evening and must be picked up at the end of the night.
Time: 5:30 PM -
Norwich Library, 368 Main St., Norwich, VT

As always, feel free to share if you know of other events.  Send an email to or use the "Submit a Listing" tool on the site. Have a fun and happy Halloween!

Friday, March 22, 2013


If you haven't noticed, we're not updating or camp section under resources this year.  We've decided camps are special enough they need their own section.  So, in the menu on the top right you'll see a new link, camps.  Clicking this will bring you to a page full of camps many I'd never heard of before creating this list.  I'm still working hard to find and add more, but it's somewhere to start if you're trying to plan out the summer.  Some have rolling registrations and some have deadlines coming up and some are filling up.  You can use the filters on the left side to filter by organization, the week the camp is being held or an age.  It's still a work in progress, but hopefully it'll be somewhat helpful!  As always, I'd love to hear any feedback or ideas you have while using it.


Weekend fun!

There is a lot going on this weekend!

Starting tonight with  Middle School fun night at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center.

It's open house weekend for Vermont and NH Maple Sugar Houses.  Many sugar houses will be open all weekend long for visitors to come and view the process.

Easter begins Saturday with the CCBA's annual easter egg hunt.  There are other opportunities to see the Easter bunny this weekend.  Saturady at Elizabeth Park in Bradford and the Easter bunny will be skating at Great View Roller Skating rink both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Also on Saturday, Hopkins Center is hosting The Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia while they put on performances of "Guess How Much I Love You" and "I Love My Little Storybook"

And on Sunday...
The Norwich Regional Animal Hospital is hosting an open house with activities for the kids such as face painting, bandaging up a stuffed animal or making Dog treats to bring home and bake.  They also have scheduled performances by search and rescue dogs and the VT state police K9 officers.

The Howe library is host to the Howel classic mini-golf extravaganza.  This sounds like a blast.  For $5 you get to play mini-golf in the library and enjoy pizza, burritos and treats!

Enjoy and happy spring!

Happy Easter!

Happy Spring!  Happy Easter!

Here's the quick list of local Easter events in our area this weekend.  Full details can be found on our website.

Saturday, March 23rd

CCBA Easter Egg Hunt
CCBA, Lebanon, NH
10:15 am - 11:30 am

Bradford Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt
Elizabeth Park, Bradford, VT
1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Saturday, March 30th

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt
Enfield Community Building, Enfield, NH
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast
Quechee Club, Quechee, VT
9:00 am

Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt
Arrowhead Lodge, Claremont, NH
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Easter Egg Hunt and Pictures with the Easter Bunny
Grantham Village School, Grantham, NH
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Billings Farm Baby Animal Day
Billings Farm, Woodstock, VT
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Egg-Stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt
Hanover, NH
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sunday, March 31st
Ride the Easter Bunny Express Train
White River Jct, VT
10:30 am - 12:00 pm