Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 26, 2012

Plenty of seasonal delights on the vine this Halloween

Get ready for a spooktacular time


The park will open and registration will begin at noon. Contests will begin around 2 p.m. and run through the final bowl contest which will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Questions? Call 978-623-8241 or email

Creatures of the night - at wildlife sanctuary

Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield will hold its annual Halloween Happenings for families on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27.

Join the sanctuary for a safe, non-scary, fun-filled, guided family night walk through the forest to learn about the creatures of the night and explore some of the history and myths that surround Halloween.

Children and adults are encouraged to come in costume, but to dress warmly because they will be outdoors for about an hour. Allow about 1-1/2 hours total.

The event is recommended for children ages 5 through 10, accompanied by an adult.

The program begins in the barn with games and activities to keep kids entertained until their group goes out. Registration times are 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The walks are held rain or shine. Refreshments will greet participants at the end of the program.

Advance registration with payment is required. No walk-ins. Cost is $9.25 per person (adult or child), $8.25 Mass Audubon members.

To register, call 978-887-9264.

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