On Friday, October 19, the Verona Public Library will hold a Pumpkin Painting session for kids in grades four and up, beginning at 3:30 p.m. You have to register in advance online and space is limited.
On Saturday, October 20, students from H.B. Whitehorne Middle School will be painting Halloween scenes on the windows of many downtown businesses.
The following Saturday, October 27, the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona will once again hold Boo Fest, a costume dance party for kids. Boo Fest will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School gym (entrance located behind Terry’s Pharmacy). Admission is $5 per person (kids under 1 are free) and the price includes bagels, beverages, music and pumpkin craft. Prizes will be awarded to the best costume and best family costume. Halloween treats and mini photo sessions will be available for an additional charge. All proceeds will benefit the community service mission of the Verona Juniors.
Halloween day, Wednesday, October 31, is a half day at all Verona public schools. Children and parents are invited to don their costumes and venture into downtown Verona along Bloomfield Avenue from 2 to 4 p.m. for trick-or-treating at Verona businesses. Participating businesses will have a Trick-or-Treat poster displayed in their window and will be waiting to hand out treats!
The event will kick off from the Verona Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Ave., where the Junior Woman’s Club will have a table with a list of participating business, a gift basket to be raffled off to anyone who visits every business and their discount cards for sale. Sustainable Verona will also have information on the benefits of buying and shopping local and ways to donate unused candy. In addition to the treats, participating businesses may have various discounts and coupons available.