If you’ve been putting off having some seasonal fun like I have, this is your last weekend to get into the Halloween spirit. And Golden Belt is here to help.
The creative community is celebrating the changing of the seasons with an afternoon of activities for both kids and adults from 11am-3pm this Saturday.
The plethora of activities outside includes wandering through a straw-bale maze and pumpkin patch, and joining in the pumpkin toss all hosted by Blend Café. Once you’ve picked and paid for your pumpkin (only an additional $5), head over to the pumpkin decorating station to get tips from Golden Belt artists. Kids can get their faces painted by the artists at Dogstar Tattoo, assemble fall crafts at the LabourLove Gallery table, enter costume contests and trick-or-treat. They’ll also have the opportunity to explore science and math on the Shodor Foundation's “Interactivate” site and check out the Durham Fire Department’s 65-foot-ladder truck and CPR demonstrations.
Festivities continue inside Liberty Arts, where kids can schedule a time slot for a nominal fee with George-ann Greth, who will assist them in making a small glass pumpkin. Upstairs, in Building 2, The Cotton Room is providing a cookie-decorating station, trick-or-treating stop and music by their DJ, All Around Raleigh, for the event.
Even your furry companions can get in on the fun. Bring your costume-clad pet to compete in the Triangle Pet Adoption Halloween contest.
Golden Belt will be donating all of the money raised from the suggested entry fee of $5 to help the John Avery Boys & Girls Club of Durham rebuild after a fire devastated their office buildings last month. You can’t go wrong with costumes, conviviality and a great cause!