Event combines Halloween fun with outdoor education
Milwaukee Recreation’s “natural alternative” to the usual haunted houses is returning for another year. Family Fun at Halloween Glen encourages youth to learn about nature through a fun and interactive program in the outdoor setting of Hawthorn Glen, Milwaukee Recreation’s 23-acre nature center at 1130 N. 60th St. The program, now in its 19th year, will run every half hour beginning at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 (rain or shine).
“Families attending Halloween Glen should expect a fun outdoor experience with an educational twist,” says Assistant Recreation Supervisor Kevin Reed. “We’ve hired actors to dress up as wild creatures, but they won’t be scaring anyone. Instead, this talented group will present interactive skits at eight elaborately decorated stations along the luminaria-lighted trails of Hawthorn Glen at night. This year’s theme is Superheroes and Villains of Nature. For example, participants will meet the sun to learn about our solar system while enjoying some ‘light’ humor from the hottest superhero of them all.”
Following the program, families can watch Halloween cartoons and enjoy refreshments.
Families with children between the ages of 4 and 12 will enjoy the program most, but everyone is welcome to attend for $5.00 per person (children 3 and under may attend for free). Participants must register in advance by completing the registration form in Milwaukee Recreation’s Fall 2012 Activity Guide or registering online at www.MilwaukeeRecreation.net. Because parking is limited at Hawthorn Glen, all participants must park at MPS Central Services, 5225 W.Vliet St., and use the free shuttle service to and from the event. Please call (414) 647-6050 with questions.
Milwaukee Recreation is a department of Milwaukee Public Schools, established in 1911 to provide the entire community with affordable and enriching recreational activities.
For more information, visit MilwaukeeRecreation.net or contact Brian Hoffer ([email protected]) at (414) 475-8938.