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Family-friendly Halloween events offered

Statement issued Thursday by Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation:

The Punkin’ Path

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street

October 18 - 23

Visit our outdoor Punkin’ Path, where you can enjoy the fall surroundings and take seasonal pictures with your little ones. To provide fun photo memories, the path will be decorated with pumpkins, gourds, bales of straw – and gnomes! Gnomes are caretakers of land and animals; they are industrious, enjoy all kinds of games and, surprisingly, they love to travel! Watch for them along the Punkin’ Path. Sponsored by WLDE Fun 101.7 and Media 401. This exhibit is included in regular Conservatory admission: $5/adult, $3/child age 3-17, free for children 2 and under. For info, call (260) 427-6440.

Halloween Haunt

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Saturday, October 22, 2 – 5 pm

Downtown Fort Wayne becomes a haven for monsters, ghosts, vampires and zombies on October 22. Bring your little spooks and goblins to the Community Center for an afternoon of frightful entertainment. There will be games for kids and fun for the whole family. Enjoy Halloween cornhole, pumpkin relays, pumpkin bowling and Pick the Pumpkin. We will also have face painting, a scarecrow contest, a skeleton scavenger hunt and Scooby Doo movies. Seasonal crafts and refreshments as well. Best of all . . . it’s FREE

Pumpkin Zone

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street

Saturday, October 22, Noon – 5 pm

Pumpkins are one of the best things about the fall season and we’re going show you why! This squash family member was cultivated in Mexico as long ago as 7000 B.C. and is used today for decoration and food. Sample a tasty pumpkin treat. See creative things to make and do with pumpkins, get fun pumpkin facts, and watch pumpkin carving demonstrations. The Conservatory is proud to be a part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night festivities. Regular Conservatory admission applies: $5/adult, $3/child age 3-17, free for children 2 and under. For info, call (260) 427-6440. Sponsored by WLDE Fun 101.7 and Media 401.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street

Saturday, October 22

Doors Open 8 pm; Movie 9:15 pm

Let’s do the time warp agaaaaain! As a part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night, the Conservatory will once again spin the tale of Brad and Janet on a rainy night sheltered by the bizarre Dr. Frank N. Furter. The movie will be shown outside on the Terrace, weather permitting; please dress accordingly. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This movie is participatory in tradition and content may not be suitable for all audiences. Rated R; children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. No reservations necessary. Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1 FM, Boudoir Noir, and Media 401. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children through age 17. For info, call (260) 427-6440.

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