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Trek through woods for outdoor Halloween alternative activity

Children can learn while trick-or-treating at Elachee Nature Science Center

POSTED: October 17, 2013 1:00 a.m.

Children can experience a non-scary, natural alternative to traditional Halloween events at the annual Nightfall event in the Chicopee Woods.

Elachee Nature Science Center will provide a fun and educational event from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 19 by escorting participants through the woods to meet costumed naturalists with treats and stories to share.

During the “Trick or Treat” trek, storyteller Toni Hurst will spin funny and not-too scary stories by the light of an October moon. Other features include a Bird of Prey program with raptor expert, Monteen McCord, and a telescope tour of the night sky with Elachee astronomers. Free face painting, crafts, and other activities will be offered.

Pizza, soft drinks and more will be available for sale. Guests are invited to wear their favorite costume.

Admission is $5 for nonmembers. Elachee members and children younger than 2 may enter for free. Reservations are not required.

Call 770-535-1976 or visit www.elachee.org for more information.


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