On Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th, the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Pennsylvania will host the popular special event, A Golden Girls Mystery: The Halloween Caper. This spine-chilling event allows the audience to become a part of the action during a 90-minute murder mystery. Guests will be playing detective and tasked with following clues, interrogating suspects and more. The show on October 7th starts at 8:00pm and the show on October 8th starts at 2:00pm, with doors opening 30 minutes before the start of each show. Tickets are on-sale now for $35.00, and available online through Without A Cue Productions. Tickets will not be available for purchase at Mohegan Pennsylvania.
The Golden Girls are at it again! Miami’s Fab Four are planning their annual Halloween Shindig, and the goblins and ghouls have all come out to play. As Rose dresses the room in traditional St. Olaf Halloween decorations and Blanche dons her cat ears, Dorothy eagerly anticipates a surprise guest…but the surprise might be on her when things don’t work out the way she hoped and Sophia shows us her Psycho side. In the end, all we can say is…thank you for being a fiend!
There will be several opportunities to take selfies with the characters (and a fun race to see who can get them all first), hidden clues, and even an opportunity to get a mugshot taken. Once the performance begins, guests will become part of the action as they play detective and try to solve the mystery.
This fun-filled event will not serve dinner, but cocktails and other drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, guests can visit WithOutaCue.com.
A Golden Girls Mystery: The Halloween Caper is an event recommended for guests ages 13 and up. Please note, most areas of Mohegan Pennsylvania, including the hotel, are restricted to ages 21 years and older. All minors attending the show must enter through the hotel entrance, proceed directly to the event and be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older at all times.
Halloween is just around the corner and it’s crunch time for spooky ghosts and goblins! With trick-or-treating given the green light in most areas, preparations are in full swing. While trick-or-treating is generally regarded as a fun-filled night with children running door-to-door and absconding with candy galore, Halloween can be less than accessible for individuals with disabilities. The Human Resources Center of NEPA has a few tips to help ensure a more inclusive Halloween for all!
Tip #1: Sit at the end of your driveway with the candy bowl. This helps individuals in wheelchairs, walkers or with ambulation difficulties to participate in trick-or-treating — plus, it might even help those who are a bit more socially anxious!
Tip #2: Keep outdoor lights on for those who may be visually impaired.
Tip #3: Describe the candy you’re giving out. Some individuals may struggle with sight, while others may have dietary or sensory restrictions that prevent them from enjoying certain kinds of candy.
Tip #4: Be mindful of bright, flashing, or loud Halloween decorations. Individuals that experience processing disorders, seizure disorders and/or increased sensitivity may find these decorations overwhelming.
Tip #5: Withhold judgement. Individuals who are trick-or-treating without a costume may have sensory limitations and not be able to tolerate a costume. Trick-or-treaters who appear “too old” may experience an intellectual or developmental delay. Individuals who don’t excitedly announce, “trick or treat,” at your door may be nonverbal.
In general, HRC would like to encourage everyone to be kind this Halloween. This holiday and it’s fun is for everyone regardless of age, ability, or level of participation. Have a wonderful Halloween!
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter will host its inaugural Wag-O-Ween 5K and Pet Costume Parade Saturday, Oct. 16, at McDade Park, pavilion 1, 1 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton. Registration and check-in are from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., and the race begins at 10.
At the event, runners are invited to wear their favorite Halloween costume or running gear as they dash through a 5K course designed by Scranton Running Company. The top male and female runners in each age category will receive a medal. The runners who compete in costume also will vie for the scariest, funniest, best superhero, and most unique costume prizes. All runners will receive a complimentary Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Wag-O-Ween 5K and Pet Costume Parade t-shirt. Registration is $35 and can be completed at www.runsignup.com/griffinpond.
Following the race at approximately 11:30 a.m., Griffin Pond will host a Halloween pet costume parade. Parade participants should check in at 11 a.m. at pavilion 1. During the event, pet owners will escort their pets as they contend for the funniest, cutest, most creative, and most unique costume prizes. Parade registration is $15. The shelter also has numerous sponsorship options available which are great advertising vehicles for businesses or a way to honor someone. To register for the parade or as a sponsor, please visit www.griffinpondanimalshelter.com/wag-o-ween-5k.
All proceeds will benefit the shelter’s canine and feline enrichment program.
For more information, please contact Jackie Galvin, M.S., development and communications director, at 570-586-3700, ext. 522 or email@example.com.
The Greater Scranton YMCA is inviting families from across our community to join us for our free Hoot & Howl Halloween Party at the Y on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The event will feature a costume contest, DJ, magician, Family Haunted Walk, refreshments and more. The celebration will begin at 12:00 p.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m.
“We are thrilled to offer a free Halloween event at our facility that welcomes all members of our community,” said Trish Fisher, President & CEO, Greater Scranton YMCA. “Following more than a year of social distancing and disruptions to seasonal celebrations, we are proud to provide children and families with some excitement!”
Children of all ages are welcome. Costumes are optional. While pre-registration is not required, it is preferred. For more information or to RSVP, contact Brandon Whipple, Health & Wellness Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 828-3116.
CaPAA will host their annual Enchanted Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 30. A safe alternative to trick-or-treating including games, activities, food, and entertainment for a well-rounded fun family outing.
Individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to become trunk hosts or volunteers for this event. Contact Carole at 570-435-9012 for more information.