Halloween Happenings

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Join us this October for spook-tacular fun. These not-so-scary events for kids, teens and adults are sure to be a scream!



Pumpkin IconS’mores Book Club: “Goosebumps” and other Spooky Books
Wednesday, October 25, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5

Join us for a snack and to discuss your favorite spooky books. Registration required. 

Pumpkin IconHalloween Happenings
Saturday, October 28, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a day of stories, crafts, a family dance party and much more. Come in costume for added fun! All ages, preschoolers with an adult.

Pumpkin IconTween Day of the Dead Craft
Monday, October 30, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6

Skulls, skeletons, and bright flowers are among the objects used in celebrating the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Registration required. 

Pumpkin IconTeeny Tiny Halloween
Tuesday, October 31, 10–11 a.m.
Want to enjoy the fun of Halloween without the scares? Join Mary Jane Haley for seasonal stories, rhyme and creative dramatics. Come in costume for added fun. All ages, preschoolers with an adult. 


Pumpkin IconSTEAM Punks Blinkybugs
Wednesday, October 4, 4 p.m.
Use LEDs to create some terrifying creepy crawlies! Registration required.

Pumpkin IconPumpkin Decorating Contest
October 9–23
Stop by the Vortex to decorate a craft pumpkin. The most creatively decorated pumpkin will win a basket of candy. Vote for your favorite October 24–30. The winner will be announced October 31. 

Pumpkin IconTeen Makers DIY: Haunted Light Box
Tuesday, October 10, 4:15 p.m.
Explore mechanical, electronic and coding topics during our monthly, project-based workshops. This month we'll make haunted light boxes for Halloween. Registration required.

Pumpkin IconMobile Media Lab: Spooktacular Photography
Monday, October 16, 4–5 p.m.
Stop by the Vortex to discover exciting gear you can use in Studio 300. This month we'll explore how to make spooky photos.
Pumpkin IconHow to Draw Mexican Sugar Skulls
Thursday, October 19, 6:30 p.m.
Make your own drawing using colorful Dia de los Muertos sugar skull candies as your inspiration. Registration required.

Pumpkin IconTeen Art Scene: Creepy Cemetery
Saturday, October 28, 2 p.m.
Join us for painting and snacks! Diane McAroy of Social Artworking will help you create an artistic masterpiece from start to finish. Registration required.

Pumpkin IconCostume Party and Monster Game Night
Monday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Dress up in your best cosplay and join us for board games and snacks! Part of International Games Week. Registration required.


Pumpkin IconSewing: Fabric Pumpkin
Wednesday, October 11, 10 a.m.
Get social while you sew! Please bring your sewing machine, thread, pins and scissors. This adorable pumpkin will look great on any table for the fall. Registration required. 

Pumpkin IconAfternoon & A.M. Artist Series: Rustic Pumpkins
Monday, October 16, 11 a.m.
Sunday, October 22, 2 p.m.
Diane McAroy of Social Artworking will guide you through a fun canvas painting you can proudly display in your home or give as a gift. All supplies are provided, and light refreshments will be served. Registration required.

Pumpkin IconDIY Pumpkin Vases
Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m.
Prepare your home for fall with an adorable pumpkin vases. Registration required. 

Pumpkin IconPhotoshop: Green Screen Techniques
Monday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Replace backgrounds and craft convincing composites. Come in costume for added fun! Registration required. 


Pumpkin Icon“Cupcakes” de Espanto
Martes, 24 de Octubre, 7 p.m.
En este programa le enseñaremos a hacer decoraciones de “cupcakes” muy simples y originales para su siguiente evento de “Halloween”. Registro previo.