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closing in on halloweenClosing in on Halloween you’ll find more Halloween themed events this weekend.  From a scary trip to Ravenscroft Manor to a Haunted Forest in Tenafly, ghosts and goblins are in store for you this weekend.  Add in food trucks, Dutch settlers, nature festivals and a 5k run for a wide variety of events.

I’d also like to mention a suburban driving tip.  This time of year falling leaves and rain combine to make streets especially slick.  For those of you coming in from city streets, please keep this in mind.

Ravenscroft Manor

Come to the Mahwah Elks Club (1 Foxwood Ave) Saturday night for  a Ravenscroft Manor very scary the Ravenscroft Manor live performance.  Performaces are 7 to 11 and CDC protocols are strictly observed.  Because this is a live fundraiser for the local Girl Scout Troop, Scouts help in the background both helpin and learning about how a live production is put on.  Tickets are $10 and can be ordered on the website.

Since this is a very scary live show, childen under 10 are not permitted.  So very popular, it was brought back again this year and sold out last weekend.  Be sure to get your tickets ASAP.

Tenafly Nature Center

The Tenafly Nature Center has 2 truly terrific events this weekend – All About Owls and The Haunted Forest.  Don’t wait to get your tickets because these are extremely popular events.  Click on the links I have for you to get your tickets now.

Saturday – All About Owls all about owls

You’ll learn everything about owls on Saturday from 2-3 because the Tenafly Nature Center has it’s All About Owls class then.  As well as hearing about owls, you’ll get to meet one in person too.  Tickets sell out quickly so book yours now.

Sunday – Annual Haunted Forest

The Tenafly Nature Center Haunted Forest sells out fast.  This is a Bergen County favorite that people look forward to every year.  Ongoing 15 minute slots are held from 3:30 to 6:30 on Sunday.

Flat Rock Brook Walkathon & Fall Festival Flat Rock Brook

Flat Rock Brook in Englewood is a 150 acre nature preserve and education center.  You have over 3 miles of walking trails in this beautiful sanctuary for both animals and vegetation.  There are 2 fund raising events – a Walkathon from todary through the weekend and their Great Fall Festival.

The Great Fall Festival is from 1 to 4 on Sunday and features a barbecue, Bluegrass music, birds of prey exhibition, nature walks and more.  It’s a fun day especially for children that is always a big hit.  Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for ages 6-17 and free for children 5 and under.  You’ll find the Walkathon donation levels on the Flat Rock Brook website.

Paramus Food Truck Festival

Do you love to sample food at food truck festivals?  Then come to the Paramus Park shopping mall grounds this Sunday from 11 to 6.  There will be 20 food trucks, a DJ, all sorts of vendors, pony rides, petting zoo, beer & margarita garden, face painting and more.  Admission is $5 and please bring at least 1 non perishable food item for the Paramus Food Bank.

Wortendyke BarnWortendyke Barn in Park Ridge

Enjoy Bluegrass music and apple cider while you’re taking in the museum at the Wortendyke Barn (13 Pascack Rd, Park Ridge) this Sunday from 1 to 3:30. The Wortendyke family were Dutch settlers who built this barn in 1735 and farmed their 500 acres of land here.  Today it’s a wonderful Bergen County treasure showcasing how 18th century Dutch seT Sanctioned Run.  This annual run is a fund raiser for the Mahwah Schools Foundation and also features a 2k walk and children’s run.  Known as the Thunderbird Run this popular event attracts runners from all over.  You’ll find all the information you need on the their website.  This event begins and ends at Mahwah High School (50 Ridge Rd).

This is what we have coming up as we are closing in on Halloween.  It’s less than 2 weeks away.  If you have children, check with your local school and recreation department to see what’s scheduled.  I’ll never forget the look on my mother’s face when I told her the 3rd grade costume parade was tomorrow.  Needless to say, she hadn’t figured out my costume yet.

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