Think October – SNJ Today

Are you ready for fall – the fresh air, fall colors and all kinds of great events for children and families in Cumberland County? One of the biggest upcoming events is the WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft on October 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at WheatonArts, 1501 Glasstown Road. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $7 for students. Some 125 to 150 artist-jurors have booths indoors and outdoors showcasing an astonishing range of arts and crafts. There will be several artist demonstrations and hands-on family art activities. Live music will abound with specialty food vendors and a beer and wine garden. Of course, the Glass Pumpkin display will be huge and perfect for any collector!

Hopewell Day is scheduled for October 1 at the Bridgeton Amish Market on Route 49. It’s a free event with vendors and artisans and plenty of delicious food and drink. The rainy date is October 8. For more information, call 856-455-1230, ext. 118.

From October 1-28, the City of Millville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two Halloween decorating contests: a home decorating contest and a window decorating contest. Call to register: 856-825-7000, ext. 7394.

On October 14 and 15, the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High Street, will host “Haunted RRCA” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is perfect for families. A mini-maze for children will be set up for the youngest. There will be Halloween arts and crafts with the help of artists and volunteers. A costume contest will take place towards the end of Saturday’s event (October 15) which will be judged. There will be treats and no tricks!

The Shoppes at Dragon Village (formerly Dutch Neck Village) will host a Halloween Village on October 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 609-381-4462 for more information.

New Jersey’s annual Lighthouse Challenge will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 15-16. You can start at East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville. The Lighthouse Challenge is a two-day, rain or shine, opportunity to visit 10 land-based lighthouses, a museum and three lifeboat stations. Attendees begin by paying a $4 entry fee at their first stop, where they will receive a clear, pocketed postcard holder. Challengers will need to be at each venue by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday to officially complete the Challenge and collect all postcards. Everyone who completes the Challenge will have their name entered into a raffle where one lucky person will win a basket of prizes worth over $500.

On the third Friday, October 21, New Exhibits will have artist receptions, live musical performances, and refreshments in galleries and shops from 6-9 p.m. The Levoy Theater will have Kashmir, the Led Zeppelin show live.

On October 29, the Town of Millville will host the Pumpkin Extravaganza from 2-4 p.m. on Pine Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Trick or Treat in Millville will take place from 4-7 p.m. citywide. An adult must accompany each group of trick-or-treaters. Call the city at 856-825-7000, ext. 7394 for information and questions.

Later on October 29, the film’s annual screening, Rocky Horror Picture Show, will begin at 9 p.m. This is a very entertaining “cult classic” for adults. Come do the “Time Warp” with Shadow Cast from Transylvanian Nipple Production and The Levoy. Costumes are encouraged. Outside prop bags are not permitted, as official prop bags will be on sale prior to the show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Bar Vaudeville will serve from 8 p.m. Visit the website for more details:

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