This is the last weekend before Halloween. Here are our weekend picks to help get you into the spirit. As always, be sure to let us know about your plans.
When/Where: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sewickley Academy.
Why Go: Faculty and students will be cooking and serving pancaks, sausage, juice and coffee. The family event supports local police and fire.
When/Where: 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Parade begins at Sewickley Municipal Building, 601 Thorn St., and makes a loop around town.
Why Go: Sewickley's annual Halloween parade is a can't-miss event for families, especially ones with small children.
When/Where: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Sewickley Public Library Children's Section, following the parade.
Why Go: Join the library after the parade for the third annual Pumpkin Patch Extravaganza. Make art using real pumpkin inspired crafts.
Price: $2 materials fee per family.
When/Where: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Mary Roberts Rinehart Nature Park in Glen Osborne.
When/Where: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Fern Hollow Nature Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Road.
Why Go: Enjoy spooky stories and s’mores around the bonfire with Fern Hollow and the Sewickley Library. Bring your flashlight for a night hike to search for some nocturnal creepy crawlies. Then kick back and watch the classic film “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” Please bring your own refreshments and blanket.
Price: $15 family/$25 non family.
When/Where: 7-9 p.m. today and Saturday, Oct. 27 at Sewickley United Methodist, 337 Broad St.
Why Go: This is the seventh year of scaring the Sewickley community since the Haunted House was resurrected in 2005. If you're brave enough, you will not want to miss it.
Admission: $7. Coupons available at the pumpkin patch.
When/Where: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Leetsdale Community Center, Broad Street.
Why Go: Enjoy crafts, food, entertainment and fun. New this year are face painting and animal balloons.