Weekend What’s Up: Fright Night, Halloween Bash and spooky 67’s hockey in the Glebe
Don your creepiest mask, grab your biggest candy sac and get ready for a night of frights at Lansdowne this weekend.
It’s a ghoulish weekend in the Glebe filled with enough sweet activities to give your entire family a mouthful of cavities. You’ll be busy racing pumpkins, trick or treating, watching hockey and trying to survive at GNAG’s “really freakin’ scary” Haunted House.
The weekend wakes up early this week with a networking event for the ages. United Way’s Schmoozefest takes over the Horticulture Building Thursday night for a night of hobnobbing, networking and mingling with some of Ottawa’s most exciting entrepreneurs, philanthropists and change makers. Eat, drink and socialize. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. Click here for tickets.
The Abbotsford Seniors’ Community Centre is hosting an important event Thursday for caregivers and loved ones who are Dealing with Dementia. The Dealing with Dementia workshop features trainer and certified motivational interviewer Martha Wiggins. The event is free for caregivers and their loved one. The workshop runs Thursday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Click here for details.
On Friday night, the Horticulture Building will be transformed into a sculpture gallery for the Sculpture EXPO 2019. Browse scores of sculpted works by local artists from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sculptors, both professional and amateur, as well as collectors are welcome to attend. Click here for details.
The Ottawa 67’s may have had a slower start than they did last year, but it looks like the Barber Poles have finally returned to form, as they have won three of their last five games and are just four points behind the league-leading Peterborough Petes. They’ll look to continue their winning ways Friday night when the Kitchener Rangers show up for an evening tilt at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets. Go 67’s!
Also kicking off Friday night is the Seventeen Voyces presentation of the 1926 F.W. Murnau silent classic film Faust. The film will be projected on a large screen with live choral music by Ottawa’s premier Chamber choir with organ virtuoso Matthew Larkin. The show runs Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Matthews Anglican Church.
Get your costumes out this weekend, because Halloween hits the Glebe early for Lansdowne Fright Sunday. Kicking things off is the 5th Annual Lansdowne Pumpkin Derby, where pumpkin car designers will race down a ramp to see whose is the fastest, funniest and the most epic crash. Need help? Sign up for one of the Pumpkin Derby workshops early Sunday and build your car just in time for the afternoon race. Click here for more details.
Lansdowne Fright continues all day with trick or treating at Lansdowne shops and the annual afternoon Ottawa 67’s Halloween game vs. the Sarnia Sting. Kids can trick or treat at more than 10 different locations throughout Lansdowne (see map above) before and after the game. Make sure your kids put on their best costume, because there will be an in-game costume parade for the kiddies to show off their superhero muscles, princess dresses and ghoulish masks. Bring your skates as well, as their will be a spooky post game skate for fans. If anyone in your house is a fan of Stranger Things, you’ll have to check out the blinking Christmas lights wall in section 20, where employees have already reported getting several eerie messages from the upside down. Don’t miss this spooky event. The game kicks off at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets.
If you’re still up for a bit more Halloween howling, head to the Glebe Community Centre after the game for their annual Hallowe’en Party. The early evening bash features face painting, bouncy castles, cookie decorating a Kinder Fun House for the little ones and a “really freakin’ scary” haunted house for those who date to enter. The community party gets going at 4 p.m. and runs until 6:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.
Enter the Glebe at your own risk. Muhahahahaha!