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Spooktacular weekend for Downtown Oshawa

Story by Stephanie Cooper

Photo courtesy of RMG

There’s something for everyone in downtown Oshawa this Halloween weekend. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery has an event for children from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday called Halloween Fun Day. Children will be able to get creative designing and making creatures that go bump in the night and learn printmaking to design their own trick-or-treat bags. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and must be accompanied by an adult.

Anyone that is interested in going to the event must register by email, phone or online at the RMG website.

“We try to include everyone and provide something for every age group,” said Norah O’Donnell, the volunteer and special projects coordinator at the RMG. And if you missed out on some of the earlier Halloween events this month at the RMG, be sure to check out the First Friday event on Nov. 4.

Photo by Stephanie Cooper

Riley’s Pub and the Junction are hosting Fright Night tomorrow for anyone that wants music, liquor and good company to enjoy Halloween. There is a $5 cover to get into the club, but there will be a best costume contest where the winner will receive $500. Doors to Junction nightclub open at 10p.m. and DJ Storm will be playing the tunes.

If you’re looking for that chilling spine-tingling event to take your little ones to, you’ll want to check out the Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch at 65 Bagot Street tomorrow from 1 to 3 p.m.

The event is free and isn’t limited to just families and young children.  Families are required to check in at the children’s entrance of the library where they will be greeted with a free lollipop and a tour guide to take them down an eerie corridor into the haunted graveyard.

Zombies, ghosts and a werewolf will be stalking the library’s auditorium spooking anyone brave enough to enter. There will also be creepy music to set the scene and a coffin full of ‘guts’ for kids to reach inside and touch.

Tiffany Pahman, the Teen Services Librarian said the haunted house had over 300 visitors and they are hoping for a similar turnout this year.

Listen to Pahman talk about this year’s theme.

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