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This Way to Spookytown: Join the City for a Variety of FaBOOlous Halloween Events and Activities

Oct 12, 2016

Looking to add a little fun to your Halloween this year? The City has you covered with a number of terrorifically-themed programs, frightful events and ghostly activities that truly celebrate the spirt of Halloween. From scary movies, mysterious tree plantings, eerie cemetery tours, sinister skates and bike rides, there are a ton of ways to celebrate this hauntingly bootiful occasion all month long in Mississauga.

THIS WAY TO SPOOKYTOWN: LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS

ALL OF OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER 20

Museums: Event details – Culture.mississauga.ca/museums
• Death Becomes Us: Expressions of Loss and Mourning
Delve into the spooky, sombre, and spiritual aspects of death.
Bradley Museum – 1620 Orr Rd.
Benares Historic House – 1507 Clarkson Rd. N.
All Ages
General Admission
Wednesday to Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.

Museums: Event details – Culture.mississauga.ca/museums
• The House of the Devil (1896): The Film that Launched the Horror Genre
This film by Georges Méliès is considered to be the first silent horror film and runs only three minutes.
Benares Visitor Centre –1507 Clarkson Rd. N.
All Ages
Free
Wednesday to Sunday Noon to 4 p.m
.

Museums: Event details – Culture.mississauga.ca/museums
• Before I Die: Community Activated Public Art Chalkboard Wall
Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public spaces, started by Candy Chang.
Bradley Museum – 1620 Orr Rd.
All Ages
Free
Wednesday to Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Museums: Event details – Culture.mississauga.ca/museums
• Walk Back in Time | Halloween Tour of Springcreek Cemetery
Learn about the lives, deaths and tombstone traditions of early residents of Clarkson.
Springcreek Cemetery – 1390 Clarkson Rd.
10 years old or older
Free
7 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

Recreation+ Library: Event details – Mississauga.ca/meadowvale
• Reopening of Meadowvale Community Centre and Library
Decorate cookies, enjoy an outdoor pumpkin patch; participate in sports and library activities, demonstrations and crafts.
Meadowvale Community Centre and Library – 6655 Glen Erin Dr.
All ages
Free
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Museums: Event details – Culture.mississauga.ca/museums
• 1812 Militia Muster
In partnership with Thompson’s Company experience life in an 1812 Militia camp. Live musket firing, military drills, historic food demos and games.
Bradley Museum – 1620 Orr Rd.
All Ages
Free
Noon to 4 p.m.

Museums: Event details – Culture.mississauga.ca/museums
• Pride in our Past, Faith in Our Future – Exploring Cultural Stories of Mississauga’s Silent City
Led by Urban Planner Nicole Hanson, this tour focuses on the growing importance of forming diverse and accessible spaces for death and memorialization within Mississauga.
Streetsville Cemetery – 786 Bristol Rd. W.
10 years old or older
Free
1 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

Museums: Event details – Culture.mississauga.ca/museums
• From Parlor to Grave: 1884
A Victorian funeral re-enactment and graveyard procession. Wear black and dark purple and let out your inner zombie.
Benares Historic House – 1507 Clarkson Rd. N.
10 years old or older
Free
12:30 p.m.

Library: Event details – Mississauga.ca/library
• Special Program:  Halloween Howl
Join us for a fun-filled evening of Halloween stories, songs and activities.
Lorne Park Library – 1474 Truscott Dr.
All ages
Free, Drop in
4:30 to 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

Cycling: Event details – Mississaugacycling.ca
• Halloween Community Night Ride
A Halloween-themed community bike ride.
Eden Cemetery – 2830 Derry Rd. W.
All ages
Free (Registration required)
7 p.m. (bike helmets are mandatory)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Library: Event details – Mississauga.ca/library
• Tween Scene Halloween
Wear your favourite costume and join us for some scary stories and games.
Central Library – 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
9 to 12 years old
Free, Drop in
6 to 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

Parks and Forestry: Event details – Onemilliontrees.ca
• Trick or Trees
This family-friendly event features tree plantings, spooktacular activities, Lofty the Magician and fun for all ages. Volunteers should wear weather-appropriate Halloween costume (outdoor clothing) and proper footwear. The City’s Forestry team will provide gloves, shovels, tools, water and sweet Halloween treats.
Thornlodge Park – 2405 Homelands Dr.
All ages
Free
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Library: Event details – Mississauga.ca/library
• Special Program: Halloween Family Storytime and Dance Party
Join us for some scary stories and Halloween fun.
Cooksville Library – 3024 Hurontario St. #212
All ages
Free
11 to 11:45 a.m.

Library: Event details – Mississauga.ca/library
• 25th Anniversary of Central Library
Programming begins with a special Happy Birthday Family Storytime at 11:30 am. Don’t forget to wear your favourite costume.
Central Library – 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
5 years old and up
Free
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mississauga Celebration Square: Event details – Mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca
• Halloween Monster Mash
Lace up your skates, throw on your costume and head to Celebration Scare for a Monster Roller Jam on the rink. Get down to the beastly beats of DJ FLOz spinning live tunes. Trick-or-Treat around the Square or if you dare explore the Spooktacular Maze. The little ones can check out the Little Critter Club with balloon shows, face painting, spooky story time and giant play blocks.
Celebration Square – 300 City Centre Dr.
3 years old and up
Free
Noon to 3 p.m
.

Cycling: Event details – Mississaugacycling.ca
• Zombie Community Daytime Ride
A zombie-themed community bike ride.
Streetsville Cemetery – 299 Queen St. South
All ages
Free (Registration required)
1 p.m. (Bike helmets are mandatory)

Recreation: Event details – Mississauga.ca/clarkson
• Halloween Haunt
Come out and join us for a family fun afternoon, we have crafts, games, pumpkin and face painting; most importantly don’t forget to wear your costume.
Clarkson Community Centre (Gymnasium) – 2475 Truscott Dr.
All ages
Free
1 to 3 p.m.

Library: Event details – Mississauga.ca/library
• Special Program: Spooky Fun for Everyone
Not so scary stories for every member of the family.
Port Credit Library – 20 Lakeshore Rd. E.
All ages
$2
2 to 3 p.m.

Library: Event details – Mississauga.ca/library
Special Program: Halloween Spooktacular
Join us for some scary, Halloween fun.
Erin Meadows Library
2800 Erin Centre Blvd.
5 years old and up
$2
2 to 3 p.m.

Library: Event details – Mississauga.ca/library
• Special Program: Happy Halloween  (Hosted by TAG)
Decorate cookies and pumpkins; participate in activities and crafts.
Mississauga Valley Library – 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.
12 years old and up
Free (Registration required. Space is limited)
2 to 4 p.m.

Library: Event details – Mississauga.ca/library
• Halloween Spooktacular
Put on your costume early and come enjoy spooky Halloween entertainment for the whole family.
Courtney Park Library –730 Courtneypark Dr. W.
All ages
Free
2 to 4 p.m.

Recreation: Event details – Mississauga.ca/erinmeadows
• Messy Hands Spooktacular
Witches, ghosts and spiders – oh my! Join us for some fun and messy Halloween-themed arts and crafts that child will enjoy.
Erin Meadows (Multi-room A&B) – 2800 Erin Centre Blvd.
All ages
$5.50 for 2 hours
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Museums: Event details – Culture.mississauga.ca/museums
• Tales from the Crypt: Songs Full of Horror
Songs and crafts for the whole family. Wear your costumes and enjoy free Halloween fun.
Benares Historic House –1507 Clarkson Rd. N.
All ages
Free
Noon to 4 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Museums: Event details – Culture.mississauga.ca/museums
• Park Your Pumpkin Parade
Stroll along the pumpkin lit pathways enjoying hot cider and music into the evening.
Bradley Museum
1620 Orr Rd.
All ages
Free
6 to 8 p.m.

Too scared to go out and would rather stay at home?
Did you know that the Library’s InstantFlix service has a Halloween and Zombie channel with scary movies for your favourite holiday. InstantFlix Rbdigital.com/mississaugaon/service/indieflix offers free Halloween movies with your valid Library card.

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Media Contact:
Karen Flores
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 5053                                            
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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