Halloween

But Wait, There's More! Halloween PARADE, Family Events Continued
But Wait, There's More! Halloween PARADE, Family Events Continued
This Halloween season, there is so much for the kids to do! So, let's get right to it! Here are MORE great Halloween events for the kids in Butte, Anaconda, and Deer Lodge. Plus, remember to see our recent posts for other family-friendly Halloween activities brought to you by Thriftway Super Stops! * We'll start it off with the awesome Butte America Foundation's Halloween PARADE! The parade gets underway tomorrow, Saturday, October 29th at 8 p.m. on the corner of East Granite & Arizona in Butte. From there the parade will head west on Granite to Main, then south on Main to Park Street. Bring the family as there will be plenty of colorful displays and costumes to check out!
Tickets Available ONLINE for 'Addams Family' Musical in Butte
Tickets Available ONLINE for 'Addams Family' Musical in Butte
The excitement of LIVE theater at the Orphan Girl Children's Theatre in Butte begins this week, so don't miss out on getting your tickets to 'Addams Family young@part the musical' now! Instead, head to ORPHANGIRL.ORG, and right there, you can select the day you would like to attend this wacky and fun performance by some incredibly talented local students. The show runs October 27th, 28th & November 3rd, 4th, & 5th at 6 p.m. and October 29th, 30th, and November 6th at 1 p.m. When you visit ORPHANGIRL.ORG, you'll see that tickets range from $15 to $20. The performance runs 80 minutes in length with a 15-minute intermission. 'Addams Family young@part' is the perfect anecdote this Halloween season and a great way to support local youth in the community.
Door-to-Door Halloween Treats...THEN & NOW
Door-to-Door Halloween Treats...THEN & NOW
Halloween is fast approaching, and trick-or-treaters have been excited about it for weeks! Near and far, kids will scope out businesses and special events on Halloween for delicious treats, while many will keep to the tradition of going door-to-door. Trick or treating, or "mummin" as remembered by many locals growing up, dates back to 16th century Scotland and Ireland. Over the years, it was considered "guising" because children would go house to house disguised in costume seeking food or money. In North America, the art of "guising" became popular in 1911 and eventually earned the name trick or treating. From a pagan ritual to a light-hearted festive party described in Roger's Tricking Halloween, the concept of acquiring goodies on this special night and then devouring the sweet treats for days has remained the same over the years. However, the main difference is that many of the HALLOWEEN TREATS that are popular now didn't exist years ago, and vice versa. If you grew up in the early 70s, common treats to make their way to your Halloween bag were popcorn balls, Cracker Jacks, Ring Pops that you could wear as jewelry, Bottle Caps (the root beer ones were the best), Pop Rocks that crackled and popped in your mouth, Necco Wafers, Zotz, and those d*mn candy wax lips and teeth that I admittingly chewed like a stick of gum moments after displaying them on my face. Occasionally, we would come across "that one neighbor" who thought it would be cool to pitch a can of soda on top of our beloved candy or throw in a caramel apple wrapped in wax paper. I even received a can of green beans in my Halloween bag one year. Looking back, it was certainly more of a trick than a treat for a youngster. Who knows what that was about? The bean giver must have been in a mood or did it for shock value. At that age, you didn't question the treat; you just made sure to continue to the next house and hope for the best.
Addams Family Musical Underway at Orphan Girl Children's Theatre
Addams Family Musical Underway at Orphan Girl Children's Theatre
this musical perfect for the Halloween season applauds the quirky and wacky scenarios that most families face from time to time. This best-selling Broadway musical tells the story of the princess of darkness herself, Wednesday Addams who falls head over heels for an intelligent and sweet youngster from a very defined and respectable family. Although Gomez is aware of Wednesday's love for this squeaky-clean mortal, Wednesday's mother, Morticia, is not. As the plot thickens, things begin to unravel for the whole family during a fateful dinner one evening for Wednesday's "normal" love interest.
'Pop Culture' Halloween Costumes and Other Tricks
'Pop Culture' Halloween Costumes and Other Tricks
Halloween will be here before you know it, along with plenty of frightful parties and scary bashes. Are you more traditional when choosing a Halloween costume, or are you a trendsetter and all about choosing costumes that tie into current pop culture? The online version of People magazine and Buzzfeed offer great lists of the most popular pop culture costumes of 2022. Of course, the typical witch, ghost, or serial killer costumes are always a hit, but if you'd like to dress up as your favorite movie or television character, then now is the time to find the perfect costume.