By Caroline Hollingsworth
If you’re looking for an extra festive and spooky Halloween season this year, you’ll find several different right here in East Greenwich this month! Halloween at EG’s Old Jail takes place on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the old jail on 110 King Street. For $10 per person, you can enjoy games, stories, crafts, fortune-telling and a bit of history about the building. Along with these family-friendly activities, Mrs. Everlin Smith, the jail keeper from a hundred years ago, will be showing off her cells, which are rarely available to the public. Tickets are sold both at the door and online at www.eghps.org and are free with the purchase of a family membership to the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society (a family membership includes two adults and up to three children and costs $37.50).
The Greenwich Odeum is screening two Halloween-type movies on Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of Rhode Island Monthly’s “Classic Films” series. In the afternoon, take the kids to Monsters Inc., which starts at 3. Or come without the kids for An American Werewolf in London, which starts at 8. Both shows cost $7 per ticket, and doors will open an hour before the movies begin.
Earlier that same day (Oct. 26), wear your best costumes for the Town of East Greenwich’s 26th Annual Halloween Parade & Party! The parade starts at Academy Field promptly at 10 a.m. and is immediately followed by an egg hunt. That’s right, a Halloween egg hunt! At 10:30, the trick or treating fun begins! Kids and parents will be walking around Main Street to get candy from all participating shops (look for shops with pumpkins in their windows). At 10:30 to 12:30, take a seat and enjoy your well-deserved candy on a hayride leaving from the Main Street municipal parking lot! At this time, fun activities will also be starting at Town Hall. Don’t forget to bring some donations of canned goods to Academy field or Town Hall. For any additional information, you can visit www.eastgreenwichri or call (401) 886-8626.
Have an awesome and spooky Halloween!
Caroline Hollingsworth, a senior at East Greenwich High School, writes for EG News.