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Looking for Fun Events in Bethel? So Many Choices!

Choose from: Harvest Hayride and Mini-Maze, and Artist Talk, Open House Art Receptions, Halloween Pancake Breakfast, Youth Wrestling Clinic, College Financial Planning Workshop, Film Fest 52, Community Choices Workshop, a special author event at LaZingara, a Candlelight Ghost Tour of Downtown Bethel, and Halloween Trick or Treat Street!

Report by Paula Antolini
October 23, 2015 10:32AM EDT

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Photo above: Bethel Historical Society Halloween Ghost Tour.

 

Looking for Fun Events in Bethel? So Many Choices!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015:

    • Harvest Hayride & Mini-Maze for young children– Friday, October 23, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Red Barn at Tarrywile, 70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, CT- A fall adventure designed for young children, Pre-K and Kindergarten. Hay Ride, Mini Hay Maze, Story Time, Pumpkin Patch, Cost $5 per child/adult (teachers and aides ride free).
    • Shared World’s Artist Talk– Friday, October 23, 2015, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Danbury Public Library, 170 Main St., Danbury, CT. Like the art at the store? Like Redding Roasters Coffee?  Come to the artist talk and see my art work on display at Danbury Library and have Redding Roasters Coffee and some snacks while asking me why the heck there’s a giant snapping turtle sculpture stuck to the library wall.
    • Open House Art Reception featuring Steve Bean -Friday, October 23, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.  The Sweet Spot, 60 Railroad St. New Milford CT.  It’s a costume party! Celebrate Halloween early and come in costume. All guests in costume will receive a discount on art or a sweet treat!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015:

    • Halloween Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-noon,  Stony Hill Fire Department, 59 Stony Hill Road (4 Corners), Bethel, CT. Come in your Halloween costumes! The Halloween Pancake Breakfast will be a super fun time for you and your family with raffles, games and an awesome breakfast! Plus a chance to ride on a  fire truck! $7.50 adults, $5 children, $20 family. All proceeds benefit the volunteer fire department.
    • Opening Reception- “In Our Chosen Words”– Saturday, October 24, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Bethel ArtSpace, 91 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT. Multi-artist photography exhibit at the Bethel Artspace from October 24th to December 5th. Opening reception October 24th from 6:00-9:00p.m. Photographers:  Kristin Jensen, Bethel, CT; David Emberling, Weston, CT; Peter Lerman, Bethel, CT; Gary Stanford, Bethel, CT; H. John Voorhees III, Bethel, CT; Justin Hurgin, Bethel, CT; Robert Jacobsen, Milford, CT; Elisabeth J. Levy, Bethel, CT; Dr. Burton Goldfarb, Simsbury, CT; Paula Chandoha, Cambridge, MA; Ray Flanigan, Bethel, CT.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015:

    • Youth Wrestling Clinic – Sunday, October 25, 2015, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m., Bethel High School Wrestling Room, Bethel High School. Free clinic for kids grade K-8th grade.  No equipment or experience required.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015:

    • College Financial Planning Workshop – Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT. We will discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive! Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost efficient basis without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances. Due to the popularity of our free workshops, seats fill up quickly. Reservations are required.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015:

    • “Poor Man’s Feast” by Elissa Altman at LaZingara, October 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.  Byrd’s Books brings New York Times bestselling author Elissa Altman to a very special author event at LaZingara Ristorante. The cost for the evening is $50.00 per person, which includes a farm fresh meal from LaZingara, an author talk from Elissa Altman, a signed copy of the newly released paperback edition of “Poor Man’s Feast” and a recipe card from the book to take with you. Beverage is a cash bar. This is a registration only event so be sure to save a spot early by clicking here.

    • Film Fest 52: Good Ol’ Boy– Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT.  The feel-good, coming-of-age story of Smith, a 10-year-old boy from India growing up in Small Town, America in 1979. As the boy’s family tries to straddle the fine line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, we watch our awkward little hero sneak out for a taste of Kentucky Fried Chicken (even though his family is vegetarian), don a ‘Saturday Night Fever’ costume, and contend with his parents as they send him to school with a yellow squash instead of a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. And as Smith falls head-over-heels in love with Amy, the girl-next-door, he finds in Amy’s father Butch the all-American cowboy he wishes his own father could be. But alas, when Smith goes on a hunting adventure with Butch, Smith’s father Bhaaskar fears Smith will lose any hope of remaining a respectable Indian boy and banishes him back to India. Nineteen years later Smith will return to America, back to a place he once called home.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015:

  • Community Choices Workshop on October 29, 2015. Save the date! Bethel Forward – A plan for downtown Bethel.  (Time and location coming soon.) Community Choices Workshop takes those initial visioning process to collect ideas and explore issues and identifies priorities.  Because you care about the prosperity of downtown, choices for living, shopping, and the vitality of neighborhoods, these meetings are for you.  We encourage you to attend each of these meetings, they are open to everyone.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015:

  • Signup for Bethel Historical Candlelight Ghost Tour of Downtown Bethel on October 30, 2015.  Our annual ghost tour through Bethel, led by storyteller Marty Bishop. Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Second Meeting House, 40 Main Street, Bethel, CT.  You’ll go on a haunted walking tour around downtown. The evening winds down with cider and donuts. Reservations required by October 28th – we suggest early reservations as this event fills up every year and there is a limit to the number of participants.  $10 for BHS members, $12 non-members.  $6 for children 5-12. To reserve a space, call 203 743 5893.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015:

  • Halloween Trick or Treat Street.  Get ready for some Halloween Fun!   11:00 a.m. Danny Diamond Magic Show proudly presented by Bethel Parks and Recreation,
    12:00 p.m. Halloween Party on the Lawn of the Municipal Center, Costume Contest, Dance Party, Games, & Inflatables, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Trick or Treat Street along Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT.

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