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Get Out: Trick or Treat, Wildlife at the Reserve and More

What's going on this weekend?

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these great local events.

Suburban Square Halloween Safety and Trick or Treat Event

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Where: Suburban Square Shopping Center
  • Why Go: Bring the kids out shopping in their costumes on Saturday. Suburban Square is hosting a Halloween safety event. Registration is in the courtyard where trick or treat bags and glow-in-the-dark bracelets will be distributed. Macy's is planning a Halloween craft event for their children's department on the 4th floor. They will have maps for all of the stores that are involved in trick or treating, including the Ardmore Farmers Market.
  • Cost: Free

The Apocolypsies Author Event

Autism Awareness Event

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 25 from 7:30 - 9 p.m.
  • Where: Lynnewood Elementary School 1400 Lawrence Rd, Havertown
  • Why Go: According to a study released in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, research found that 46% of the study sample of middle and high school students with an autism spectrum disorder told their parents they were victimized at school within the previous year.  In honor of National Bullying Month, The Rotary Club of Haverford Township in conjunction with the Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia present an autism information night focusing on Bullying and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Dr. Levy, Director of the Regional Autism Center (RAC) and Medical Director of the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Ms. Carolan-Tomkinson, a behavioral analyst and Psychology Associate in the Division of Child Development, Rehabilitation, and Metabolic Disease at RAC, will provide insights and information on this topic for approximately one hour followed by a half hour of questions from the audience.  
  • Cost: Free and Open To The Public

Monster Movie Marathon

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Haverford Township Free Library
  • Why Go: The Library will be screening old horror classics of the Universal Monster series! Frankenstein (1931) will start at 6pm, The Wolfman (1941) will begin at 7:20, and Dracula (1931) will begin at 8:40. Drop in for one or stay for all! Attendees are encouraged to come in costume—prizes will be awarded for scariest and funniest.  Spooky, scary Halloween-themed snacks and beverages will be served, but “bring your own snacks” will be allowed also.
  • Cost: Free

Saving Hubble

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Haverford College 794 College Ave, Haverford
  • Why Go: Haverford College is hosting a free public screening of the documentary Saving Hubble in the Stokes Auditorium.  The filmmaker and Dr. Nitya Kallivayalil from Yale will be present for a discussion after the film.  Weather permitting, the film will be followed by public observing on campus, including some amateurs that will be bringing their own telescopes.
  • Cost: Free

Birds, Bugs and Wildlife at the Reserve

  • When: Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Where:
  • Why Go: Part of their Green Sunday Series, this week meet at the CREC to discuss and look for different forms of wildlife at the Haverford Reserve. Local experts will identify the various species and their habitat and lead participants in a short search and identify tour along the trails. People of all ages are welcome including scout, church and school groups.
  • Cost: $5 or $12 for Family

Paddock Farms Civic Association's Oktoberfest

  • When: Sunday, Oct. 28 from 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Where: Paddock Park
  • Why Go: Gather at 2:45 p.m. in Merrybrook Circle for the parade lead by the Oakmont Fire Company to Paddock Park.  Feel free to wear your costumes! At the park, enjoy a magician performance, pumpkin decorating, candy scramble and music.  Adults will also enjoy a beer tasting.

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