On Sunday, October 28, the Camden Children's Garden will present Goblins in the Garden. Special Projects Coordinator Linda Doty told SouthJersey.com, "This kid's style Halloween event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will include free Halloween crafts and games, prizes and treats, pumpkin painting and performances by the Camden City High School for Creative Arts Dancers. Kids can take a run through the "more silly than scary" Haunted Maze, have their "good" fortunes told, or take a ride on our Haunted Train, where the bandits hold up the train to give kids goodies! Costumes are welcomed." Most activities will continue until 4:00 PM, and are included with general admission.
The Camden Children's Garden is located at 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey, adjacent to the New Jersey State Aquarium.
While your at the Camden Children's Garden, you may want to pop on over to the New Jersey State Aquarium for the annual celebration of Halloween with haunted dive shows and ghoulish activities. Kids can travel through the haunted halls of the Aquarium and participate in games and contests. Children in costume receive a special discount. This event takes place on Sunday October 28th from noon-5 p.m., programs and shows will be interpreted into American Sign Language for our hearing-impaired visitors.
For more information, call the New Jersey State Aquarium at: 856.365.3300
Still looking for more? Well why not join Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Bass Levin on Sunday, October 28th for the Cherry Hill Pumpkin Festival? This will be an afternoon of Halloween fun and free activities for the entire family. There will be pumpkin painting, holiday crafts and even the classic Haunted Root Cellar. Also included in the day's activities are Child Photo ID and Fingerprinting, a Costume Parade beginning at 2:30 pm, cookie decorating and gobs of spooky activities for everyone who attends! This year's entertainment includes Cherry Hill's own Janet Scarloff and the band One Way Express.
For more information, call 488-7868.
Just incase that wasn't enough for you, here are a few more events taking place this weekend:
Voorhees Middle School theatre: The Voorhees CER Arts and Entertainment Council will host hypnotist/mentalist Russ Peak for two performances of his "Sleight of Mind" show in Voorhees Middle School theatre. The shows are scheduled for 1 and 8 p.m., Saturday, October 27. The show will also perform a family matinee at 1 p.m. featuring a Halloween costume parade and spooky treats. For tickets and more info, call 856.795.5566, ext. 5800
Costume Pet Parade: Fri. 10/27 Village Greene, Historic Smithville. Dress your pet for Halloween. Donations benefit Humane Society. 2pm. 748-7110.
Dancefest: October 28. This is the perfect opportunity for dance students to perform in front of an audience to compete and show off their hard-earned skills. All dancers receive a participation ribbon. The school that brings out the most people will receive the Studio Spirit Award. Call 732-928-2000 ext. 2850 for information on group savings.
Ghost Research demonstration/lecture: On October 28th, the South Jersey Ghost Research will be showing videos, photos, talking about their cases and giving equipment demonstrations. Q&A with the ghost researchers. Call 856.964.3333 for more information.
The Civil War: First regional production of The Civil War in NJ! A concert-style musical, this uplifting collage of historical and fictional personalities struggling in America's bloodiest conflict is told in a rousing country and gospel score. Call 856.424.8836 for more information.
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