February 29, 2024
The Howl-O-Ween Harvest Household Pageant combines Halloween-themed crafts for youths, trick-or-treat stations, and animal meet-and-greets. Picture courtesy Helen Woodward Animal Middle

The Helen Woodward Animal Middle will kick off its ninth annual Howl-O-Ween Harvest Household Day with a “frighteningly enjoyable” day of hands-on animal encounters, trick-or-treat stations, crafts, and a journey by way of a Creepy Vet Clinic.

The occasion — which will probably be held subsequent Saturday and Sunday as effectively — runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. within the animal heart’s Training Constructing, 6461 El Apajo Street.

“That is one in all my favourite occasions of the yr for 2 causes: one, everybody has a good time, and two, it’s an ideal approach to deal with some widespread misconceptions about among the creepier critters and educate children in regards to the fantastic issues they supply for the environment,” mentioned Haylee Blake, affiliate director of the Woodward Middle’s teaching programs. “Although the theme is spooky and creepy, we really get to assist children recover from their fears of those misunderstood creatures.”

For the primary time, the occasion will probably be open to particular person households, as an alternative of simply to lecturers and scout troop leaders.

The fee is $13.75 per little one — which incorporates animal interactions, all actions, and a mini pumpkin to take house. Accompanying adults prices $7. Guests can plan their arrival time round assembly and greeting their selection of favourite critters. Go to www.animalcenter.org for extra data.

–Metropolis Information Service