What 2 Do – October 2014

There is so much to do in and around Western New York in the Fall! Here is a day-by-day list of some of the many events taking place throughout the beginning of October. Check back - we'll be adding the rest of the month soon! Scroll to the bottom of this page for even more lists of events (pumpkin farms, corn mazes, etc.).

Ongoing Events:

5th Annual Hamburg Presbyterian Pumpkin Patch.

177 Main Street, Village of Hamburg. Come pick out your favorite pumpkins and gourds and help support 4 local food pantries. We support Operation Good Neighbor in N. Evans, St. Peter and Paul's Outreach in Hamburg, Union Food Pantry in Blasdell and the Eden/N. Collins Food Pantry. It runs

Oct. 11-31; Weekdays 12-7 and Weekends 10-7.

Thru November 21: Meals on Wheels Wreath Sale Fundraiser. The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York is taking orders for its 3rd Annual Holiday Wreath Sale. Proceeds from each wreath help to feed the homebound elderly and disabled in the WNY area. Now thru Nov. 21 wreaths can be pre-ordered by contacting Kathleen Zastrow at (716) 822-2201 or by downloading an order form. All orders will be available for pick-up the 1st week of December at 2 different locations: Friday, Dec. 5, 3-7pm, in the Meals on Wheels for WNY Community Ctr. (100 James E Casey Drive, Buffalo 14206) OR Saturday, Dec. 6, 9am-Noon, at St. John's Lutheran Church (4536 S Buffalo Street, Orchard Park 14127). For details, contact Kathleen Zastrow (kzastrow@mealsonwheelswny.org or 716-822-2201).

13th Annual Frightworld. 1460 French Road, Depew 14043. Frightworld - voted as 2013 Haunted Attraction of the year by frighttour.com , ranked as one of the best haunts in the country, voted one of America's Best Haunted Attraction's by Hauntworld.com and featured in "Haunt World Magazine". For more detailed information, visit the Frightworld website or call 881-FEAR. Opens at 6:30pm on various nights in October thru Nov. 1 for scares, screams, thrills, and chills. General admission $25. $3 off coupons available at participating NOCO Express, Wendy's, Party City, Regal Cinemas, Dunkin Donuts, Coca-Cola, and Oogie Games. Get advance discount ticket from NOCO Express to avoid ticket sale lines or purchase your ticket online.

Wild Game Safari Tours. Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Rd, Varysburg 14167. Embark on a 1 hour guided trolley tour through our park and experience over 30 different species and 400 animals. Get up close with the wild as camels, zebras, wildebeests, emus and more come right up to the trolley. Open dates may be extended due to nice weather; check website for details. Admission includes a cup of grain to feed to the animals and admission into the Small Animal Adventure where you can interact with friendly smaller animals. Tours run through the last weekend in October (weather pending Nov.). Adults $18; Children 3-10 $14; Children 2 & under FREE; Seniors (65+) $16 Mon.–Fri. ONLY. Wild Game Safari Tours run Sundays-Thursdays, 10am-5pm and Fridays & Saturdays 10am-7pm.

River Region Scarecrow Expo. Artistic interpretations of Scarecrows will welcome and enchant visitors along the main streets of our four quaint communities: Lewiston, Youngstown, Ransomville and Sanborn. October 1-31

Wednesday, October 1

2-4pm: Artwork on the Forest Lawn Canvas Trolley Tour. Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209. Hear the interesting stories behind many of the sculptures and statues created by such famous artists as Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Larry Griffis and Charles Cary Rumsey that grace our beautiful grounds. $20/person. Order tickets online or call 885.1600.

5:30-6:45pm: Yoga at the Gardens. Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo 14218. Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne at 864.1194 or crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go online. $15 individual class; free to eligible BlueCross BlueShield members.

Friday, October 3

10-11:30am: Gatehouse Tour. Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209. This unique 1.5-hour walking tour begins at our Main Street Gate, where you'll view the interior of our gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. View a historic 1930s home funeral parlor exhibit before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of our permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street Gate. Cost $15 per person. Call 716.885.1600 for information.

Salamanca's Falling Leaves Festival. Jefferson Street Park, 9 Broad Street, Salamanca 14779. Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. Native Roots Artist Guild: Baskets, Beadwork, Painting and more. Cultural Demonstrations. Savor traditional Seneca food. Also, carnival, farmers market, live music, food vendors, contests and more! October 3-5.

8th Annual Jamestown Audubon's Enchanted Forest. Looking for a non-scary, educational Halloween event for your children? You found it! Here's how it works: Make a reservation and pay for your tickets. Pre-registration IS required no later than Fri., Sept. 26. Show up at your appointed time and make your way to the backyard to wait by the campfire until your turn. Walk with one of our "Fireflies" around a short, illuminated trail stopping at several stations to learn about animals of our region. The walk takes about 45 minutes. (You won't need flashlights.) After your walk, come on inside for crafts, and snacks.

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.), ending October 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456. October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19- and 24-26.

Saturday, October 4

8th Annual Jamestown Audubon's Enchanted Forest. Looking for a non-scary, educational Halloween event for your children? You found it! Here's how it works: Make a reservation and pay for your tickets. Pre-registration IS required no later than Fri., Sept. 26. Show up at your appointed time and make your way to the backyard to wait by the campfire until your turn. Walk with one of our "Fireflies" around a short, illuminated trail stopping at several stations to learn about animals of our region. The walk takes about 45 minutes. (You won't need flashlights.) After your walk, come on inside for crafts, and snacks.

Salamanca's Falling Leaves Festival. Jefferson Street Park, 9 Broad Street, Salamanca 14779. Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. Native Roots Artist Guild: Baskets, Beadwork, Painting and more. Cultural Demonstrations. Savor traditional Seneca food. Also, carnival, farmers market, live music, food vendors, contests and more! October 3-5.

9:30-10:30am: Clifford's First Autumn - Interactive Literacy Lesson. Stutelage Innovations, 6725 Transit Road, E. Amherst 14051. Join us as we visit our favorite big, red dog Clifford as he experiences his very first autumn with Emily Elizabeth! We will be making shaving cream swirled leaves, sorting leaves by shape and color and exploring different uses for leaves in autumn! October 4th. 9:30-10:30am. Suggested Ages 3-5. Minimum: 4 students. $10.

10-11:30am: Gatehouse Tour. Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209. This unique 1.5-hour walking tour begins at our Main Street Gate, where you'll view the interior of our gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. View a historic 1930s home funeral parlor exhibit before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of our permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street Gate. Cost $15 per person. Call 716.885.1600 for information.

9am-3pm: Hot dog and pet tote sale. Valu Home Center, 123 Grey Street, E. Aurora 14052. Volunteers from Pet Connection Programs, a nonprofit special care maternity shelter for homeless animals in Marilla, will be grilling up Sahlens hot dogs on a Costanza roll and selling new Halloween pet totes as a fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the animals at the shelter.

11am-4pm: 3rd Annual North Tonawanda Fall Festival. Christian Academy of WNY (former Gilmore Elementary School), 789 Gilmore Ave., N. Tonawanda 14120. A fun family fall themed event filled with something for everyone! Craft and vendor area; fire truck tours, kids corner-face painting, bounce houses, coloring contest, crafts, Child Safety ID Program, pumpkin activities, youth games, K-9 demonstrations, live entertainment, food trucks, chowder, bake goods, flu shots, more! Food/coat drive for the NT Interchurch Food Pantry. Attendance is free; food and some activities/events will require the purchase of tickets. Bring non perishable food items or gently used coats and receive free game tickets. For more info contact Alex (695-8520 ext. 5510 or adomaradzki.recreation@yahoo.com). Festival, sponsored by NT Youth & Recreation Dept. & Christian Academy, held rain or shine (it will take place inside the building if needed due to weather, with most events still running).

1-4pm: Wilderness Survival Skills. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo 14203. Can you survive in a Hunger Games post-apocalyptic world? Ditch technology for a day and hone your wilderness survival skills of finding food, water, shelter, and more during an introductory hands-on outdoor workshop. For ages 8-18. Non-Members: $8. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397.

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.) thru Oct. 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456. October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26.

Sunday, October 5

Salamanca's Falling Leaves Festival. Jefferson Street Park, 9 Broad Street, Salamanca 14779. Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. Native Roots Artist Guild: Baskets, Beadwork, Painting and more. Cultural Demonstrations. Savor traditional Seneca food. Also, carnival, farmers market, live music, food vendors, contests and more!

Walk to Benefit RSD and the Children's Institute. Outwater Park, Lockport 14094. Registration 10am; Walk 11am. Hot Dog and Drink per walker. $10/person; $35 Family maximum. Basket Raffle, 50/50. What is RSD? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), commonly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a progressive neuroinflammatory disorder characterized by intense severe pain, swelling, and hypersensitivity to touch. The CRPS/RSD pain is experienced 24 hours/seven days a week, is described as intense, stabbing, and burning, and is much fiercer than would be expected for the type of injury that occurred.

12-4pm: BNAC Fall Festival. Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, W. Seneca 14224. Entertainment, refreshments, basket raffles, nature, craft and gardening exhibits, critters and pets, activities for children.

1:30-3:30pm & 3:30-5:30pm: The Famous Forest Lawn History Trolley Tour. Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209. Join Forest Lawn for our entertaining, ever popular 2-hour trolley or walking tours through our historic and beautifully landscaped grounds. Learn about our local, national and international history, our art, architecture, trees, waterways and wildlife. Learn more about the many unique stories of some of Forest Lawn's residents – and meet them along the way! $30/person. Order tickets online or call 716.885.1600.

5-8pm: 3rd Annual Oktoberfest. Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle (McKinley Pkwy. at Whitfield Ave.), S. Buffalo. Authentic German Food. Hot Dogs Available for the Kids. Desserts, Entertainment by Buffalo's Premier German band, The Auslanders. Tickets: $13 – Dinner & Entertainment. $2 Beer & Wine (suggested donation). Children 4 & under free. Ages 5–12 - $7. For tickets, call church office (824-2787). Pre-sale tickets recommended; limited tickets available at the door.

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.) thru Oct. 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456. October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26.

October 7

5-8pm: Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square! Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street, Buffalo 14210. Every Tuesday thru Oct. 28. Featuring a variety of Buffalo and Rochester based Food Trucks, Live Music, Healthy Choice Options offered at all the Food Trucks. Beer, wine and other beverages offered as well! Free and open to the public. Free parking.

October 8

5:30-6:45pm: Yoga at the Gardens. Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo 14218. Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne at 864.1194 or crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go online. $15 individual class; free to eligible BlueCross BlueShield members.

7-8:30pm: Full Hunter's Moon Stroll. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo 14203. Venture on to the dark trails of Tifft and listen for nighttime creatures that scurry through on their nightly prowl in preparation for the coming of winter. For adults only. Non-Members: $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required; call 825-6397.

Thursday, October 9
4:30pm: Como Lake Girl Scout Fall Program. Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway, Lancaster 14086. Join our Girl Scout program! Girls will learn about Girl Scouts and participate in crafts and games. This is a 4-233k program for girls in K-1st grade. Thursdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23.

Friday, October 10
10-11:30am: Gatehouse Tour. Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209. This unique 1.5-hour walking tour begins at our Main Street Gate, where you'll view the interior of our gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. View a historic 1930s home funeral parlor exhibit before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of our permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street Gate. Cost $15 per person. Call 716.885.1600 for information.

6-9pm: Enchanted Forest. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, N. Java 14113. An evening visit with the animals (portrayed by costumed interpreters) who call Beaver Meadow home. Fun for the whole family, the Enchanted Forest is an experience you will remember for a lifetime! Reservations required. $8 Admission, $7 Members 585-457-3228.

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.) thru Oct. 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456. October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26.

7:30-9:30pm: Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street. Jump on the scariest hayride in WNY! Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings.Nightmare Hayride is a 25 minute tractor drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures. Haunted Barn with Vortex Tunnel, New Barn with Gothic Chamber, Wooden Haunted Maze, Haunted Hayride with loading/unloading being done inside. $17 admission; under 5 years old FREE. Group Rate: 25 or more is $15 each if one person pays for the entire group. For more information on this event please visit the website.

Saturday, October 11

Ellicottville's Fall Festival. Ellicottville's oldest and largest Festival takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color! Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, an art and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more. October 11-12.

Harborcenter Fall Festival
. Harborcenter and Canalside are teaming up to host an inaugural 3-day Fall Festival. Everyone is invited to come down to the waterfront to enjoy a pumpkin patch, a bounce house, hay maze, carnival rides, live music and seasonal food and drinks. October 11-13.

9am-12pm: Community Volunteer Fair & Basket Auction. Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway (behind Audubon Library), Amherst 14228. 24 participating organizations will be on hand for the public to visit and discuss volunteer opportunities. This is a great opportunity for all ages, from high school students to older adults, to learn about many different community organizations that are seeking volunteers. In addition, there are over 85 gorgeous baskets on display beginning Oct. 6. The basket auction is open to the public during regular Center hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30am–4:15pm. Tickets are $5 for 1 sheet or $20 for 5 sheets. There's also artwork to bid on in the Silent Auction. Basket drawing will be held at 11:30am on Sat.; winner need not be present to win. Live music will be provided by "Friends of Harmony Quartet" at 10:30am. The Audubon Café and Center Gift Shop will be open for business during the event. For more information on Volunteer Fair inquiries, call 636-3050 ext. 3126 or for Basket Auction inquiries ext. 3107.

9:30-10:30am: How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? - Interactive Literacy Lesson. Stutelage Innovations, 6725 Transit Road, E. Amherst 14051. Let's let our imaginations fly as we read How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor. Children will use their imaginations to brainstorm what they would do if they had the world's largest pumpkin and will enjoy activities including exploring a pumpkin, singing "The Five Little Pumpkins" song and making pumpkin paper plate artwork! Suggested Ages 3-5. Minimum: 4 students. $10.

10-11:30am: Gatehouse Tour. Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209. This unique 1.5-hour walking tour begins at our Main Street Gate, where you'll view the interior of our gatehouses, built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. View a historic 1930s home funeral parlor exhibit before heading out onto the grounds to learn about some of our permanent residents. No reservations required, simply meet at the Main Street Gate. Cost $15 per person. Call 716.885.1600 for information.

11am: Spooky but Silly Halloween Show. Boston Free Library, 9475 Boston State Road, Boston 14025. Charlie and Checkers' famous Halloween magic, humor and music - highly interactive family show! For kids and adults of all ages. Call 941-3516 to register.

2pm: Jeff Musial "The Animal Guy" Live! Mainstage Theatre, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, Buffalo 14260. See live exotic animals! As seen on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. $47.50 VIP ticket (includes upfront seating, post-show Meet & Greet and picture with Jeff Musial and one of his Animal Friends); $27.50 front orchestra, $22.50 back orchestra & loge, $17.50 balcony.

2pm: Halloween Crafts with the Cheektowaga Y.E.S. Anna Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga 14225. Ages 3-5. Must register. 892-8089.

2pm: The Amazing Spiderman II. Lancaster Library, 5466 Broadway, Lancaster. Join us for a viewing of the movie "The Amazing Spiderman II". This movie is rated PG13. Brign your own treats with a comfy pillow and blankets. Stop in or call 683-1120 to register.

2-4pm: Artwork on the Forest Lawn Canvas Trolley Tour. Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209. Hear the interesting stories behind many of the sculptures and statues created by such famous artists as Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Larry Griffis and Charles Cary Rumsey that grace our beautiful grounds. $20/person. Order tickets online or call 885.1600.

6-9pm: Zombieville. Central Avenue & West Main Sts., Village of Lancaster 14086. Bring the whole family for an evening of Zombie fun! ZOMBIE MAZE, ZOMBIE SPRINT, HISTORIC GHOSTLY WALK, "THRILLER" PERFORMANCE, Food & Fun!

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.) thru Oct. 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456. October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26.

7:30-9:30pm: Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street. Jump on the scariest hayride in WNY! Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings.Nightmare Hayride is a 25 minute tractor drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures. Haunted Barn with Vortex Tunnel, New Barn with Gothic Chamber, Wooden Haunted Maze, Haunted Hayride with loading/unloading being done inside. $17 admission; under 5 years old FREE. Group Rate: 25 or more is $15 each if one person pays for the entire group. For more information on this event please visit the website.

Sunday, October 12
Ellicottville's Fall Festival. Ellicottville's oldest and largest Festival takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color! Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, an art and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more. October 11-12.

Harborcenter Fall Festival. Harborcenter and Canalside are teaming up to host an inaugural 3-day Fall Festival. Everyone is invited to come down to the waterfront to enjoy a pumpkin patch, a bounce house, hay maze, carnival rides, live music and seasonal food and drinks. October 11-13.

3:30-5:30pm: The Famous Forest Lawn History Trolley Tour. Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209. Join Forest Lawn for our entertaining, ever popular 2-hour trolley or walking tours through our historic and beautifully landscaped grounds. Learn about our local, national and international history, our art, architecture, trees, waterways and wildlife. Learn more about the many unique stories of some of Forest Lawn's residents – and meet them along the way! $30/person. Order tickets online or call 716.885.1600.

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.) thru Oct. 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456. October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26.

7:30-9:30pm: Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street. Jump on the scariest hayride in WNY! Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings.Nightmare Hayride is a 25 minute tractor drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures. Haunted Barn with Vortex Tunnel, New Barn with Gothic Chamber, Wooden Haunted Maze, Haunted Hayride with loading/unloading being done inside. $17 admission; under 5 years old FREE. Group Rate: 25 or more is $15 each if one person pays for the entire group. For more information on this event please visit the website.

Monday, October 13
9:30-11:30am: Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo 14203. Enjoy an autumn morning exploration at Tifft with your little tyke! Crafts, games, outdoor investigation and more help to foster the nature explorer in your child ages 3-5. Healthy and kid-friendly snacks provided too! $8 per child with adult, $4 additional children with same adult. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397.

10am-2pm: Kids Day! Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo 14218. Happy Columbus Day! Celebrate Kids Day at the Gardens with free admission for kids ages 4-12. Stop by the Wegmans Family Garden and stations throughout the Gardens to participate in fun activities and meet some of the amazing plants that live here! Visit our website or call 827.1584, ext. 291.

Harborcenter Fall Festival. Harborcenter and Canalside are teaming up to host an inaugural 3-day Fall Festival. Everyone is invited to come down to the waterfront to enjoy a pumpkin patch, a bounce house, hay maze, carnival rides, live music, a 5K road race (impact sports) and seasonal food and drinks.

12–4pm: Fall Fair Fun. Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson Street, N. Tonawanda 14120. Come by the Carrousel Museum for some old-time fair fun!! Try your hand at some popular midway games, then make some fair-themed crafts to take home!

Frightworld: Come celebrate 13 years of FEAR with us. ONLY $13 on October 13! 1460 French Road, Depew 14043. For more detailed information, visit the Frighworld website or call 881-FEAR. FRIGHTWORLD opens at 6:30pm on various nights in October thru Nov. 1 for scares, screams, thrills, and chills.

Tuesday, October 14

10:30am: Early Fall Preschool Story Time. Clarence Library, Three Town Place, Clarence, 14031. For children ages 3-5. Stories, songs, crafts, and other fun activities with Miss Amy. Children are expected to be able to attend the program on their own; parent or guardian must remain in the library while their child attends.

1pm: Library Craft Time. Clarence Library, Three Town Place, Clarence, 14031. Children ages 5-12 are welcome to come free of charge to participate in making fun and exciting crafts with youth volunteers. No registration required.

4:30-7pm: Chicken n Biscuit dinner. Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union Street, Hamburg 14075. Chicken n Biscuit dinner, salad, and dessert (with a beverage in house). Adults $8.95; Children age 5-12 $4.95; under 5 FREE. Takeout available.

5-8pm: Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square! Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street, Buffalo 14210. Every Tuesday thru Oct. 28. Featuring a variety of Buffalo and Rochester based Food Trucks, Live Music, Healthy Choice Options offered at all the Food Trucks. Beer, wine and other beverages offered as well! Free and open to the public. Free parking.

7:30PM: The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir. UB Center for the Arts. Company of 15 singers and 4 traditional Senegalese Drummers direct from Dakar, Senegal! The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir was founded in 1950 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's Ambassador Artist for Peace, Mr. Julien Jouga (1931-2001). The ensemble, now led by Music Dir. Ambroise N'Diong, is composed of St. Joseph's of Medina's chorale. The voices - to which drums, guitar, and kora are occasionally added - celebrate the country's rhythms and music traditions.

Wednesday, October 15
2-4pm: Artwork on the Forest Lawn Canvas Trolley Tour. Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209. Hear the interesting stories behind many of the sculptures and statues created by such famous artists as Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Larry Griffis and Charles Cary Rumsey that grace our beautiful grounds. $20/person. Order tickets online or call 885.1600.

2:30 & 7:30pm: Film Series: White Zombie & Night of the Living Dead: No More Mr. Nice Zombie. Lancaster Opera House. White Zombie: Bela Lugosi stars in the very 1st Zombie movie ever and anywhere! The classic Voodoo Zombies were invented in this early sound thriller that created a widespread interest in zombies and massively influenced the horror film genre. Director: Victor Halpern; 67 minutes. Night of the Living Dead: No more Mr. Nice Zombie. George Romero's ground-breaking indie horror classic takes the gloves off of the formerly spooky and lurching zombies and turns them into flesh-eating maniacs! Come see it on the Big Screen. 96 minutes. $5.

Thursday, October 16

4-5:30pm OR 6:30-8pm: LEGO Explorers' Club. Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga 14227. For children 6-12 years old. Registration required for each session. Stop in or call 668-4991 to register.

4:30pm: Como Lake Girl Scout Fall Program. Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway, Lancaster 14086. Join our Girl Scout program! Girls will learn about Girl Scouts and participate in crafts and games. This is a 4-233k program for girls in K-1st grade. Thursdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23.

6:30pm: The Spooky & Silly Halloween Show with Charlie and Checkers. Clarence Library, Three Town Place, Clarence 14031. Join us for a performance by the amazing team of charlie & Checkers. They juggle, ride a unicycle and perform magic - fun for the whole family! Registration required.

Friday, October 17
Spooktacular Days at the Buffalo Zoo. 300 Parkside, Buffalo 14214. Something for everyone at this friendly, not frightful event! Activities will run from 4-7pm on Friday and 12pm-3pm on Saturdays & Sundays. For $5 plus the cost of Zoo admission, guests can enjoy indoor treat stations, free train and carousel rides, games, apple cider and donuts. Children under the age of 24 months admitted for free. Tickets on sale online or calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets are also available for purchase at the gate each day of the event. This event offers an early, safe and fun Halloween experience for children of all ages! Oct. 17-19, Oct. 24-26.

5:30pm–8pm: Spooktacular. Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson Street, N. Tonawanda 14120. The most non-scary fun you can have!! Our annual spook-free Halloween party is great for even the youngest members of the family! So put on your favorite costume and come join us for games, crafts, snacks – and carrousel rides!! Charlie and Checkers will astound you (and make you laugh!) with their comedy magic show at 7pm. A great way to get into the Halloween spirit! $6/person ($5/person for Carousel Society members). Sorry, no passes or coupons accepted for this special event.

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.) thru Oct. 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456. October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26.

6-9pm: Haunted Hollow. 6105 Fairlane Drive (off Clarence Center Road just north of Goodrich Road), Clarence Center. This is the largest home haunt in WNY! A very family themed "haunt" - no gore or inappropriate displays. No admission price but donations are accepted. Many things to see and do including a Halloween Light Show that runs every day (6-9pm) and can be viewed from your car the nights we're closed by tuning to our radio station ( stated on the signs in front). Many interactive characters in the outdoor displays as well as the displays and maze that is in our very large garage. Many of our guests tour the grounds for 2 hours. Most volunteers are from high school. Open Oct.17-19, Oct 24-26, & Oct. 28-31st. Last year this event (which started in 2001) raised over $6,000! All proceeds will be donated to the new Children's Hospital.

7:30-9:30pm: Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street. Jump on the scariest hayride in WNY! Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings.Nightmare Hayride is a 25 minute tractor drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures. Haunted Barn with Vortex Tunnel, New Barn with Gothic Chamber, Wooden Haunted Maze, Haunted Hayride with loading/unloading being done inside. $17 admission; under 5 years old FREE. Group Rate: 25 or more is $15 each if one person pays for the entire group. For more information on this event please visit the website.

Saturday, October 18

8:30am-12pm: 5th Annual Monster Mash Breakfast. Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls.

9am-4pm: Apple Festival. Knowlesville United Methodist Church, 3622 Knowlesville Road, Knowlesville 14479. Our annual (40+ years) Apple Festival, featuringcrafters (inside/outside), produce market, homemade apple pies, apple butter, freshly made apple cider, over 300 mystery boxes, Kutter's cheese, Pie & gift shop, Beef on Weck, hot dogs & more! New this year is a Fun Photo Booth! The mystery boxes contain various gift items with values of ?? and above, all selling for $1 each. Our crafters come from many different areas and offer a wide variety of handmade goods.

10am-3pm:

Fall Celebration

. Park Place Market, 630 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. Park Place Market will be celebrating Fall with food, visiting vendors for shopping, baked goods and treats, fresh produce, pumpkins, mums, books, and our coffee hut will also be open! Also on hand will be the Niagara County SPCA with adoptable animals and merchandise. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, fifty cents from all chili and pumpkin sales will be donated to a Niagara County treatment center.

10am-5pm: Mums. Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo 14218. Celebrating over 100 years at the Gardens. Enjoy all the colors of the fall season with many different varieties of mums!

10am-6pm: 30th Annual Apple Festival. Clarence United Methodist Church, 10205 Greiner Road, Clarence 14031. Stop by to purchase homemade apple pies, apple crisp, fresh apples, apple cider, and more. There will be a Rummage Sale, Kids Korner, Old Time Country Store, and live entertainment. Plus, visit local and global mission and charity tables sharing information and goods for purchase. Lunch and snacks will be available to buy starting at 11am; Chiavetta's BBQ Dinner will be on sale from 12-6pm. For more information, call the church office (759-8921). All proceeds are donated to missions and charities.

1pm: Haunted Library Tour. Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo 14203. Investigated by local and national ghost hunters the Downtown Central Library has been the site for many strange and unusual occurrences. Join us for a haunted library tour as staff members recount stories about paranormal experiences in the exact location of the library where they happened. The tour ends with a brief movie documenting the investigations of PRONE (Paranormal researchers of Niagara Erie). Tours begin at Fables Café near the Washington Street entrance of the Central Library.

2pm: Mr. J Pumpkin Patch Wow Event! Julie Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, S. Cheektowaga 14227. Come to the library and join Mr. J in celebrating some fall and Halloween fun with a magic show, pumpking search, petting zoo and scarecrow build! For all ages! Registration required.

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.) thru Oct. 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456. October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26.

4-7pm: Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner. St. Francis of Assisi Social Center, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Hamburg. Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for children under 10. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, coffee, tea or pop and dessert. Food generously donated by Chef's Restaurant.

6-9pm: Haunted Hollow. 6105 Fairlane Drive (off Clarence Center Road just north of Goodrich Road), Clarence Center. This is the largest home haunt in WNY! A very family themed "haunt" - no gore or inappropriate displays. No admission price but donations are accepted. Many things to see and do including a Halloween Light Show that runs every day (6-9pm) and can be viewed from your car the nights we're closed by tuning to our radio station ( stated on the signs in front). Many interactive characters in the outdoor displays as well as the displays and maze that is in our very large garage. Many of our guests tour the grounds for 2 hours. Most volunteers are from high school. Open Oct.17-19, Oct 24-26, & Oct. 28-31st. Last year this event (which started in 2001) raised over $6,000! All proceeds will be donated to the new Children's Hospital.

7:30-9:30pm: Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street. Jump on the scariest hayride in WNY! Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings.Nightmare Hayride is a 25 minute tractor drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures. Haunted Barn with Vortex Tunnel, New Barn with Gothic Chamber, Wooden Haunted Maze, Haunted Hayride with loading/unloading being done inside. $17 admission; under 5 years old FREE. Group Rate: 25 or more is $15 each if one person pays for the entire group. For more information on this event please visit the website.

Sunday, October 19

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.) thru Oct. 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456. October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26.

10am-1pm: Monster Scramble 5K/10K: Buffalo. Holy Cross Cemetery, 2900 South Park Ave., Lackawanna 14218. The Monster Scramble 5K, 10K, and 1 mile family-fun walk is just what you've been waiting for – a Halloween-themed, certified 5K or 10K run through one of our spooky sites. It's sure to make your heart (and feet) race! If running isn't your speed, choose to stroll along the 1 mile family-fun walk route, collecting Halloween goodies along the way. We encourage all participants to dress up and have fun. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 500 run registrants. Prizes awarded to top fundraisers, top overall performers, and best in each age group. All proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and support local programs and research to find a cure for MS. Register online or download a race application today!

9:30am-3:30pm: The WNY Guitar Show & Swap Meet. Marriott Hotel, 1304 Millersport HWY, Amherst 14221. The fall WNY Guitar show & swap meet! Thousands of musical instruments for sale or trade!! Tables are booking now and are going fast! Call 716-868-6961 or visit our website (above) to reserve your spot! It's gonna be a huge show!

2-4pm: Spiders, Bats & Snakes, Oh My! Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo 14203. Media loves to portray spiders, bats and snakes as creepy crawlies that are not so nice, but everything in nature has a good side. Join us as we discover the facts (and fiction) about some of these not-so-beloved creatures! $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required; call 825-6397.

Spooktacular Days at the Buffalo Zoo. 300 Parkside, Buffalo 14214. Something for everyone at this friendly, not frightful event! Activities will run from 4-7pm on Friday; 12pm-3pm on Saturdays & Sundays. For $5 plus the cost of Zoo admission, guests can enjoy indoor treat stations, free train and carousel rides, games, apple cider and donuts. Children under the age of 24 months admitted for free. Tickets on sale online or calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets are also available for purchase at the gate each day of the event. This event offers an early, safe and fun Halloween experience for children of all ages! Oct. 17-19, Oct. 24-26.

2pm: Movies @ The Reg - How To Train Your Dragon 2. Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, 116 East 3rd Street, Jamestown 14701. It's been 5 years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to 100's of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Rated PG. 105 minutes. All seats $5. Tickets may be purchased at box office 1 hour before show time. Concession items are available individually at full price or 5 for $5.

6-9pm: Haunted Hollow. 6105 Fairlane Drive (off Clarence Center Road just north of Goodrich Road), Clarence Center. This is the largest home haunt in WNY! A very family themed "haunt" - no gore or inappropriate displays. No admission price but donations are accepted. Many things to see and do including a Halloween Light Show that runs every day (6-9pm) and can be viewed from your car the nights we're closed by tuning to our radio station ( stated on the signs in front). Many interactive characters in the outdoor displays as well as the displays and maze that is in our very large garage. Many of our guests tour the grounds for 2 hours. Most volunteers are from high school. Open Oct.17-19, Oct 24-26, & Oct. 28-31st. Last year this event (which started in 2001) raised over $6,000! All proceeds will be donated to the new Children's Hospital.

7-9pm: Musical Concert at Hamburg UMC. Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union Street, Hamburg 14075. Presents: The Buffalo Chips, an all male A Capella group from the University of Buffalo. $10 admission.


7:30-9:30pm: Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street. Jump on the scariest hayride in WNY! Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings.Nightmare Hayride is a 25 minute tractor drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures. Haunted Barn with Vortex Tunnel, New Barn with Gothic Chamber, Wooden Haunted Maze, Haunted Hayride with loading/unloading being done inside. $17 admission; under 5 years old FREE. Group Rate: 25 or more is $15 each if one person pays for the entire group. For more information on this event please visit the website.

Monday, October 20
3pm: UNYTS Blood Drive. Concord Library, 18 Chapel Street, Springville. Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) will be holding a blood drive in the parking lot of the Hulbert Library. Walk-ins are welcome. If you would like to make an appointment, call UNYTS at 512-7940. Donors must be at least 17 years old, 16 with a signed parental consent form. Weigh a minimum of 110 lbs. and be in good health the day of the drive. *Photo Identification Required*

6pm: Edventures Mad Scientist Lab. Town of Collins Public Library, 2341 Main Street, Collins 14034.

Tuesday, October 21
1pm: Haunted Library Tour. Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo 14203. Investigated by local and national ghost hunters the Downtown Central Library has been the site for many strange and unusual occurrences. Join us for a haunted library tour as staff members recount stories about paranormal experiences in the exact location of the library where they happened. The tour ends with a brief movie documenting the investigations of PRONE (Paranormal researchers of Niagara Erie).

5-8pm: Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square! Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street, Buffalo 14210. Every Tuesday thru October 28. Featuring a variety of Buffalo and Rochester based Food Trucks, Live Music, Healthy Choice Options offered at all the Food Trucks. Beer, wine and other beverages offered as well! Free and open to the public. Free parking.

Wednesday, October 22
4:30pm: Halloween Craft. Lancaster Library, 5466 Broadway, Lancaster 14086. For children 5-12. Join us as we create a fun Halloween craft! Presented by the Lancaster youth Bureau. Stop in or call to register.

6:30pm: Mr. J Pumpkin Patch Wow! Anna Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga 14225. Petting zoo, pumpking find, magic show fun, more! All ages! Must register. 892-8089.

5:30-6:45pm: Yoga at the Gardens. Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo 14218. Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne at 864.1194 or crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go online. $15 individual class; free to eligible BlueCross BlueShield members.

7pm: Witches Brew. Lancaster Opera House Production at Ripa's, 4218 Walden Avenue, Lancaster 14086. A quirky Halloween Cabaret with more than 20 popular modern hits and songs from famous Broadway shows, cleverly woven into key scenes of the storyline. From a faraway, mystical land of midnight shadows and starry skies comes a story of the Witch of Halloween. Determined to complete her brew that will turn every day into Halloween, she beckons three lost souls to aid in her sorcery. You'll tap your toes and sing along. Oct. 22-24. Tickets $48, includes dinner, dessert, coffee and tea, tax and gratuity. Cash bar available.

Thursday, October 23
4:30pm: Haunted Library Tour. Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo 14203. Investigated by local and national ghost hunters the Downtown Central Library has been the site for many strange and unusual occurrences. Join us for a haunted library tour as staff members recount stories about paranormal experiences in the exact location of the library where they happened. The tour ends with a brief movie documenting the investigations of PRONE (Paranormal researchers of Niagara Erie).

6pm: Cheektowaga Y.E.S. Presents: Halloween! Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga 14227. Come have some SPOOKY Halloween fun and make a craft! For children 6-10 years old. Registration required for each session. Stop in or call to register; 668-4991.

4:30pm: Como Lake Girl Scout Fall Program. Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway, Lancaster 14086. Join our Girl Scout program! Girls will learn about Girl Scouts and participate in crafts and games. This is a 4-233k program for girls in K-1st grade. Thursdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23.

5pm: Pumpkin Party. Concord Public Library, Springville. For ages 3-10 years old. Put on a costume, bring the kids and get into the Halloween spirit! This free, family-friendly event will include BINGO, mini pumpkin decorating with stickers and more!

6pm: Halloween Cheektowaga Y.E.S. Craft. Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga 14227. Come enjoy some Halloween fun at the library with the Cheektowaga Y.E.S. program! For children ages 6-10. Call or stop in to register.

7pm: Witches Brew. Lancaster Opera House Production at Ripa's, 4218 Walden Avenue, Lancaster 14086. A quirky Halloween Cabaret with more than 20 popular modern hits and songs from famous Broadway shows, cleverly woven into key scenes of the storyline. From a faraway, mystical land of midnight shadows and starry skies comes a story of the Witch of Halloween. Determined to complete her brew that will turn every day into Halloween, she beckons three lost souls to aid in her sorcery. You'll tap your toes and sing along. Oct. 22-24. Tickets $48, includes dinner, dessert, coffee and tea, tax and gratuity. Cash bar available.

Friday, October 24

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.) thru Oct. 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456. October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26.

Spooktacular Days at the Buffalo Zoo. 300 Parkside, Buffalo 14214. Something for everyone at this friendly, not frightful event! Activities will run from 4-7pm on Friday; 12pm-3pm on Saturdays & Sundays. For $5 plus the cost of Zoo admission, guests can enjoy indoor treat stations, free train and carousel rides, games, apple cider and donuts. Children under the age of 24 months admitted for free. Tickets on sale online or calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets are also available for purchase at the gate each day of the event. This event offers an early, safe and fun Halloween experience for children of all ages! Oct. 17-19, Oct. 24-26.

4-5, 5-6, or 6-7pm: Halloween Party. Rolly Pollies. 9630 Transit Rd., Suite 100, E. Amherst 14051 (689-6151) AND 4058 N. Buffalo Rd., Orchard Park 14127 (662-7424). Bring your princesses, superheroes, ghosts and pumpkins to show off your costumes during our Halloween play time! Each participant will take home a Halloween goodie bag! $12 per child per hour! Children up to age 9. Reservations required. Halloween Parties are always a sell-out; register early (see #s above)! NO facepaint permitted in the gym; costumes that pose a safety risk will be asked to be removed.

6-9pm:

Haunted Hollow.

6105 Fairlane Drive (off Clarence Center Road just north of Goodrich Road), Clarence Center. This is the largest home haunt in WNY! A very family themed "haunt" - no gore or inappropriate displays. No admission price but donations are accepted. Many things to see and do including a Halloween Light Show that runs every day (6-9pm) and can be viewed from your car the nights we're closed by tuning to our radio station ( stated on the signs in front). Many interactive characters in the outdoor displays as well as the displays and maze that is in our very large garage. Many of our guests tour the grounds for 2 hours. Most volunteers are from high school. Open Oct.17-19, Oct 24-26, & Oct. 28-31st. Last year this event (which started in 2001) raised over $6,000! All proceeds will be donated to the new Children's Hospital.

Dusk-11pm: Autumn's Gate Haunted Attraction. 1956 Galmer Road, Ransomville 14131. $5 admission to benefit Autumn's Gate Horse Club. Come and experience a 10,000 square foot graveyard! Walk along a trail "haunted" with ghosts! Ethereal Halloween musical performance. Walk along the huge "haunted" attraction. Open October 24, 25,26 and Halloween night, dusk- 11pm. This event is geared for individuals age 5 and older; children 16 and under should have a guardian with them due to 'ghosts' popping out, props and other scary things.

7pm: Mystery Dinner Theatre "Virtual Reality". St. Peter's United Church of Christ (Fellowship Hall), 1475 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca 14224. Guests are invited to follow the clues behind a mysterious death on board a space station and figure out "whodunit" along with their table mates! The evening features a sit-down dinner by Cenzo's Catering, basket raffle, and a cash bar. Doors open for the basket raffle at 6pm. Dinner and production begin promptly at 7. Tickets are available in advance only, and must be purchased by Oct. 14. Cost: $35 each or $250 for a table of 8 purchased with the same reservation form/check. Ticket reservation forms may be obtained from church members or the church office (674-1233). No reservations will be accepted without accompanying payment.

7pm: Witches Brew. Lancaster Opera House Production at Ripa's, 4218 Walden Avenue, Lancaster 14086. A quirky Halloween Cabaret with more than 20 popular modern hits and songs from famous Broadway shows, cleverly woven into key scenes of the storyline. From a faraway, mystical land of midnight shadows and starry skies comes a story of the Witch of Halloween. Determined to complete her brew that will turn every day into Halloween, she beckons three lost souls to aid in her sorcery. You'll tap your toes and sing along. Tickets $48, includes dinner, dessert, coffee and tea, tax and gratuity. Cash bar available.

7-10pm: Haunted Hayrides. Bowmansville Vol. Fire Association, 36 Main Street, Bowmansville 14026. $3 per person includes hayride, cider and donuts, coffee and hot chocolate. Costumes welcome. Featuring WNY's only handicapped/wheelchair accessible haunted hayride! Proceeds to benefit Cradle Beach and the Franciscan Center.

Saturday, October 25
10am: Sensory Friendly Film: Book of Life. AMC Maple Ridge 8, 4276 Maple Road, Amherst. Maple Ridge 8, in partnership with the Autism Society, brings Sensory Friendly Films to families affected by autism. The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe, accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing! Dates/films are subject to change.

9:30-10:30am: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything - Interactive Literacy Lesson. Stutelage Innovations, 6725 Transit Road, E. Amherst 14051. Get ready for some Halloween fun! This engaging book requires little learners to use their senses to fully experience the story. Children will love moving and making silly sounds, making their very own scarecrow and singing songs to accompany the story! Suggested Ages 3-5. Minimum: 4 students. $10.

Spooktacular Days at the Buffalo Zoo. 300 Parkside, Buffalo 14214. Something for everyone at this friendly, not frightful event! Activities will run from 4-7pm on Friday; 12pm-3pm on Saturdays & Sundays. For $5 plus the cost of Zoo admission, guests can enjoy indoor treat stations, free train and carousel rides, games, apple cider and donuts. Children under the age of 24 months admitted for free. Tickets on sale online or calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets are also available for purchase at the gate each day of the event. This event offers an early, safe and fun Halloween experience for children of all ages! Oct. 17-19, Oct. 24-26.

12-3pm: Spooktacular Pre-Halloween Kids day. Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart, Union Road, Cheektowaga 14225. Free activities focused toward children 3-16 years old. Most events include coloring, drawing, painting, creating, and day-of-purchase product discounts. Reservations requested. For info call 681-1666.

5-9pm: 7th Annual Homeless Veterans Benefit. Legion Hall, 533 Amherst Street, Buffalo (next to Wegman's). Sponsored by the Niagara Frontier American Legon Auxiliary Unit 1041. Tickets are $20 and include beer, soft drinks, sandwiches/pizza, snacks and one sheet of Chinese Auction tickets. The event also includes music by River Dogs, Theme Basket Raffles and 50/50. All funds remain in WNY and will be used to create a transitional home for female veterans in Buffalo and to benefit our male veterans who are in need of transitional housing as well. For tickets/more information contact Pat (875-9894) or the Post (875-9276).

4-7pm: Halloween Happenings. Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls 14301. The Aquarium of Niagara is a haunting good time with #11;tricks, treats, and fun! #11;Come celebrate the spookiest time of the year in a safe and fun environment!!

6-9pm: Haunted Hollow. 6105 Fairlane Drive (off Clarence Center Road just north of Goodrich Road), Clarence Center. This is the largest home haunt in WNY! A very family themed "haunt" - no gore or inappropriate displays. No admission price but donations are accepted. Many things to see and do including a Halloween Light Show that runs every day (6-9pm) and can be viewed from your car the nights we're closed by tuning to our radio station ( stated on the signs in front). Many interactive characters in the outdoor displays as well as the displays and maze that is in our very large garage. Many of our guests tour the grounds for 2 hours. Most volunteers are from high school. Open Oct.17-19, Oct 24-26, & Oct. 28-31st. Last year this event (which started in 2001) raised over $6,000! All proceeds will be donated to the new Children's Hospital.


Dusk-11pm: Autumn's Gate Haunted Attraction. 1956 Galmer Road, Ransomville 14131. $5 admission to benefit Autumn's Gate Horse Club. Come and experience a 10,000 square foot graveyard! Walk along a trail "haunted" with ghosts! Ethereal Halloween musical performance. Walk along the huge "haunted" attraction. Open October 24, 25,26 and Halloween night, dusk- 11pm. This event is geared for individuals age 5 and older; children 16 and under should have a guardian with them due to 'ghosts' popping out, props and other scary things.


7pm: Mystery Dinner Theatre "Virtual Reality". St. Peter's United Church of Christ (Fellowship Hall), 1475 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca 14224. Guests are invited to follow the clues behind a mysterious death on board a space station and figure out "whodunit" along with their table mates! The evening features a sit-down dinner by Cenzo's Catering, basket raffle, and a cash bar. Doors open for the basket raffle at 6pm. Dinner and production begin promptly at 7. Tickets are available in advance only, and must be purchased by Oct. 14. Cost: $35 each or $250 for a table of 8 purchased with the same reservation form/check. Ticket reservation forms may be obtained from church members or the church office (674-1233). No reservations will be accepted without accompanying payment.

7-10pm: Haunted Hayrides. Bowmansville Vol. Fire Association, 36 Main Street, Bowmansville 14026. $3 per person includes hayride, cider and donuts, coffee and hot chocolate. Costumes welcome. Featuring WNY's only handicapped/wheelchair accessible haunted hayride! Proceeds to benefit Cradle Beach and the Franciscan Center.

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.) thru Oct. 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456.

Sunday, October 26
10-11am & 11am-Noon: Halloween Party. Rolly Pollies. 9630 Transit Rd., Suite 100, E. Amherst 14051 (689-6151) AND 4058 N. Buffalo Rd., Orchard Park 14127 (662-7424). Bring your princesses, superheroes, ghosts and pumpkins to show off your costumes during our Halloween play time! Each participant will take home a Halloween goodie bag! $12 per child per hour! Children up to age 9. Reservations required. Halloween Parties are always a sell-out; register early (see #s above)! NO facepaint permitted in the gym; costumes that pose a safety risk will be asked to be removed.

12-6:30pm: 2014 Little Valley HallowScream Spooktacular. 2nd Annual HallowScream Spooktacular to take place with Monster Dash, Pumpkin Derby, pumpkin carving contest, costume parade, haunted house, trick or treat & activity trail for the little ones as well as storytelling, food & fun for all ages! The Indoor Trick or Treat Trail will have lots of treats for the little ones and the Haunted House is sure to test the bravery of even the adults. There will be craft vendors and food stands set up during the day as well.

Spooktacular Days at the Buffalo Zoo. 300 Parkside, Buffalo 14214. Something for everyone at this friendly, not frightful event! Activities will run from 4-7pm on Friday; 12pm-3pm on Saturdays & Sundays. For $5 plus the cost of Zoo admission, guests can enjoy indoor treat stations, free train and carousel rides, games, apple cider and donuts. Children under the age of 24 months admitted for free. Tickets on sale online, calling 1-800-838-3006, or available at the gate each day of the event. This event offers an early, safe and fun Halloween experience for children of all ages!

12:30-1:30pm: Trunk N Treating. Salem Lutheran Church parking lot, 10 McClellan Circle (McKinley Pkwy. at Whitfield Ave.), South Buffalo. Bobbing for Apples, hot dogs for the whole family. This is a free and safe event for children and open to the community!! For more information, call the church office, 824-2787.

2pm: Free Family Film Series. Shea's, 646 Main Street, Buffalo 14202. Films, dates, times, subject to change. Free movie but you must have a ticket; tickets available about 1 week prior to film date at Wegmans in Erie & Niagara Counties. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Please check back for updates regarding film selections. Films, dates, times, subject to change.

4-7pm: Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Ellicott Creek Ladies Auxiliary. 45 South Ellicott Creek Road, Amherst 14228. Sponsored by The Grapevine Restaurant on. Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for children at the door with takeout available for $8. There will also be basket raffles and a TV raffle.

Dusk-11pm: Autumn's Gate Haunted Attraction. 1956 Galmer Road, Ransomville 14131. $5 admission to benefit Autumn's Gate Horse Club. Come and experience a 10,000 square foot graveyard! Walk along a trail "haunted" with ghosts! Ethereal Halloween musical performance. Walk along the huge "haunted" attraction. Open October 24, 25,26 and Halloween night, dusk- 11pm. This event is geared for individuals age 5 and older; children 16 and under should have a guardian with them due to 'ghosts' popping out, props and other scary things.

6-9pm: Haunted Hollow. 6105 Fairlane Drive (off Clarence Center Road just north of Goodrich Road), Clarence Center. This is the largest home haunt in WNY! A very family themed "haunt" - no gore or inappropriate displays. No admission price but donations are accepted. Many things to see and do including a Halloween Light Show that runs every day (6-9pm) and can be viewed from your car the nights we're closed by tuning to our radio station ( stated on the signs in front). Many interactive characters in the outdoor displays as well as the displays and maze that is in our very large garage. Many of our guests tour the grounds for 2 hours. Most volunteers are from high school. Open Oct.17-19, Oct 24-26, & Oct. 28-31st. Last year this event (which started in 2001) raised over $6,000! All proceeds will be donated to the new Children's Hospital.

5th Annual STARCC Raving Mad House. St. Andrew's, Building #1, Corner of Crocker & Gierlach Sts, Sloan 14212. A haunted house for all ages! Open every weekend (Fri.-Sun.) thru Oct. 31. Hours: Friday and Saturday 6-10pm; Sunday 5-9pm. Prepare for an exciting adventure! New attractions have been added with chilling scares around every corner. Come experience our 20 foot vortex tunnel that will blow your mind! Donation: Adults $5, children 12 & under $3. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission. For more info call 897-5456.

October 27

6:30pm: Family Movie Series. Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga 14227. Registration required; stop in or call to register; 668-4991.

Tuesday, October 28

5-8pm: Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square!Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street, Buffalo 14210. Every Tuesday thru October 28. Featuring a variety of Buffalo and Rochester based Food Trucks, Live Music, Healthy Choice Options offered at all the Food Trucks. Beer, wine and other beverages offered as well! Free and open to the public. Free parking.

6-9pm: Haunted Hollow. 6105 Fairlane Drive (off Clarence Center Road just north of Goodrich Road), Clarence Center. This is the largest home haunt in WNY! A very family themed "haunt" - no gore or inappropriate displays. No admission price but donations are accepted. Many things to see and do including a Halloween Light Show that runs every day (6-9pm) and can be viewed from your car the nights we're closed by tuning to our radio station ( stated on the signs in front). Many interactive characters in the outdoor displays as well as the displays and maze that is in our very large garage. Many of our guests tour the grounds for 2 hours. Most volunteers are from high school. Last year this event (began in 2001) raised over $6,000! All proceeds will be donated to the new Children's Hospital.

October 29

4pm: Happy Haunting - The Wondermakers. Niagara Branch Library, 280 Porter Avenue, Buffalo 14201. An interactive theater performance of folktales from around the world - fun for the whole family!

5:30-6:45pm: Yoga at the Gardens. Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo 14218. Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne at 864.1194 or crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go online. $15 individual class; free to eligible BlueCross BlueShield members.

6-9pm: Haunted Hollow. 6105 Fairlane Drive (off Clarence Center Road just north of Goodrich Road), Clarence Center. This is the largest home haunt in WNY! A very family themed "haunt" - no gore or inappropriate displays. No admission price but donations are accepted. Many things to see and do including a Halloween Light Show that runs every day (6-9pm) and can be viewed from your car the nights we're closed by tuning to our radio station ( stated on the signs in front). Many interactive characters in the outdoor displays as well as the displays and maze that is in our very large garage. Many of our guests tour the grounds for 2 hours. Most volunteers are from high school. Open Oct.17-19, Oct 24-26, & Oct. 28-31st. Last year this event (which started in 2001) raised over $6,000! All proceeds will be donated to the new Children's Hospital.

Thursday, October 30

Galleria of Treats!Walden Galleria Mall, Cheektowaga 14225. The Galleria mall offers a safe, fun trick-or-treat environment for kids of all ages. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Kids Escaping Drugs. Tickets $1; $2 day of event.

4-5:30pm: Afterschool Creepy Crafts. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo 14203. They Fly! They Crawl! They can be kind of spooky! Come learn about some our favorite creepy nature friends and make some fun take-home crafts. For ages 5 and up. $5 (adult free with paid child). Pre-registration required; call 825-6397.

6-9pm: Haunted Hollow. 6105 Fairlane Drive (off Clarence Center Road just north of Goodrich Road), Clarence Center. This is the largest home haunt in WNY! A very family themed "haunt" - no gore or inappropriate displays. No admission price but donations are accepted. Many things to see and do including a Halloween Light Show that runs every day (6-9pm) and can be viewed from your car the nights we're closed by tuning to our radio station ( stated on the signs in front). Many interactive characters in the outdoor displays as well as the displays and maze that is in our very large garage. Many of our guests tour the grounds for 2 hours. Most volunteers are from high school. Last year this event (began in 2001) raised over $6,000! All proceeds will be donated to the new Children's Hospital.

7pm: 5th Annual House on Haunted Hill & Spook Show Film. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster 14086. Run for your lives! Ghosts are haunting the Opera House and invading the audience! On Stage Live! The Mad Scientist and Frankenstein's Monster scare your blood cold! Vincent Price bets that you won't survive the night in William Castle's 1959 classic terrorfest House on Haunted Hill with EMERGO! Snacks! Produced by Buffalo International Film Festival. Tickets $10.

October 31

6-9pm: Haunted Hollow. 6105 Fairlane Drive (off Clarence Center Road just north of Goodrich Road), Clarence Center. This is the largest home haunt in WNY! A very family themed "haunt" - no gore or inappropriate displays. No admission price but donations are accepted. Many things to see and do including a Halloween Light Show that runs every day (6-9pm) and can be viewed from your car the nights we're closed by tuning to our radio station ( stated on the signs in front). Many interactive characters in the outdoor displays as well as the displays and maze that is in our very large garage. Many of our guests tour the grounds for 2 hours. Most volunteers are from high school. Last year this event (began started in 2001) raised over $6,000! All proceeds will be donated to the new Children's Hospital.

Dusk-11pm: Autumn's Gate Haunted Attraction. 1956 Galmer Road, Ransomville 14131. $5 admission to benefit Autumn's Gate Horse Club. Come and experience a 10,000 square foot graveyard! Walk along a trail "haunted" with ghosts! Ethereal Halloween musical performance. Walk along the huge "haunted" attraction. This event is geared for individuals age 5 and older; children 16 and under should have a guardian with them due to 'ghosts' popping out, props and other scary things.

10pm: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Lockport Palace Theatre, 2 East Avenue, Lockport 14094. Tickets $10. Rated R.

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... and don't forget to check out our other lists too!

PUMPKIN FARMS

CORN MAZES

CRAFT SHOWS

DISCOUNT MOVIES

FARMERS MARKETS (yes, some are still open thru October!)

RUMMAGE SALES/FLEA MARKETS


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