Happy HalloWeekend!

Howdy Friends. Can.t believe it is Halloween already and this weekend it is all about kids, dress up and candy. Remember, if your kids are trick or treating, flashlights are a must and reflective tape on the back of costumes isn.t a bad idea either. Safety first peeps! We think we have something for everyone listed below and hope you have a great weekend. Boo!

KIDS, FAMILIES & COSTUMES…OH MY!

Thursday night is the Hometown Halloween Parade sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Everyone should gather at the plaza next to the library by 5 pm. The Princeton University Band will lead a parade through Palmer Square, where the party begins. A performance by Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band, free treats and pumpkin decorating on the green in front of the Nassau Inn. Sport your best costume and get ready for some fun….it.s free for all….and often a free-for-all! Fun, Fun! Check out http://bit.ly/21onT9 for more details

Saturday afternoon at 1pm go see Princeton Football and watch the Tigers take on Cornell. A great event for families as there will be candy, a bounce house, face painters, mini tattoos, visits from the Princeton Tiger and a chance for all to meet the Princeton Cheerleaders. Fun for all. All kids in costumes will be invited onto the field at halftime to show off their Halloween costumes. Tickets at http://www.goprincetontigers.com/tickets

Perfect for your littlest guys who won.t make it out for late night candy hunting. Stop by the Princeton Presbyterian Church on Saturday from 2-4 for a Trunk-or-Treat, their Trick-or-Treat alternative where children can collect candy from decorated car trunks as they travel through the parking lot. For ages 3 and up, free, you don.t have to be a member of this (or any) church to attend all are welcome and no registration necessary! Take Route 1 South:Exit Alexander Rd. East, Turn right at Bear Brook Rd. (opposite train station access),Turn left on Meadow Rd. and the Church is on the right.

Sunday . Get your Spanish on with the El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead Celebration) by the Arts Council of Princeton on Witherspoon Street from 3-5 pm. This Festival has music, bilingual story telling, and hands-on art workshops. El Dia de Los Muertos is the holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints’ Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls’ Day which occurs on November 2nd. Free., www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

STAY HEALTHY

With all the Swine flu panic in the air it might be a good idea to learn how to ‘Boost Your Immune System’ at Onsen For All, 4451 Route 27, 609-924-4800 ‘Natural Alternatives’ lecture by by Andrew Appello. Register. $15 If you haven.t heard about Onsen yet it.s a brand new wellness center that has opened in Kingston that has soaking hot tubs and bodywork. Check it out here: http://www.onsenforall.com

FOR GROWNUPS WITH COSTUMES

Friday night head over to the Masquerade Ball @Rats Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-584-7800 Ghosts, goblins, witches, bats and rats… lots and lots of rats! With candlelit rooms and an entire staff in costume, Rat.s Restaurant transforms itself for a delightfully eerie evening complete with dancing to a live band. Price is $59 per person (plus tax and gratuity) which includes hors d’.uvres, buffet dinner and dancing. Cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. The festivities begin at 6pm. This year’s musical guest is area favorite, Kindred Spirit. Reservations are required for this event and cannot be made online. For additional information or to make a reservation, please call (609) 584-7800. http://www.ratsrestaurant.org

FOR THOSE WITHOUT COSTUMES (but a wardrobe full of black!)

Friday night you might check out the .Sexy Black Halloween Soiree. thrown by the Princeton Elite Club at Marsha Brown’s, 15 South Main Street, New Hope, PA, 609-454-8183 Doors at 8:30 p.m., Open bar and food. Prizes for sexiest black attire. Costumes not required. For singles and couples. Tickets are$65/pp or $120 per couple. www.princetoneliteclub.com for tickets. PLEASE NOTE: You cannot buy tickets at the door must purchase online in advance like NOW! Kari (Princeton Elite.s owner) promises a good time will be had by all. Questions? Email kadams@princetoneliteclub.com

SHOPPING TIP

Mention the Arts Council of Princeton when you shop at any of the 45 participating Hometown Princeton merchants and a portion of the weekend.s purchases will be donated back to the Arts Council. http://hometownprinceton.com

BUMMER OF THE WEEK:

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Saturday night. Turn those clocks back people and give up the hopes that your kids will sleep in when the sunlight starts hitting the windows at 6:29 a.m.

HAVE A SCOOPTACULAR WEEKEND!


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