Thursday, October 8, 2009

October 31st Halloween Event

For Immediate Press Release

The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum and The Fields Pond Audubon Center will be partnering for a Halloween event for kids on October 31 from 10AM-2PM at their locations adjacent to each other at 372 & 216 Fields Pond Road, between Orrington and Holden. Make sure that you come in costume because we will be handing out prizes for the scariest and the most imaginative ones. At the Audubon Center’s You must be BATS! program, kids and parents can learn about bats, bat lore and bat biology. They can play bat games and build a bat box to take home. At the Curran Homestead’s A Not-So-Scary Halloween for pre-school and elementary school age kids, there will be pumpkin decorating, drawing and games of make believe and skill. There will be an ongoing demonstration of apple cider making that kids can participate in, a large bonfire maintained by the Orrington Fire Department ( they will have an engine there for kids to climb on), and rides available on a 1917 Model T pickup truck. Make your way through an outdoor maze and a seemingly endless journey through a barn filled with creatures of the night and day. Also, you can see a blacksmith bending and pounding red hot metal at our new onsite smithy. At 12PM at the Curran Homestead, there will be a 45 minute presentation of live owls to experience and learn about from Birdsacre, a wild animal rescue sanctuary. Enjoy cider, donuts, and baked goods too. Patrons can park their car at either event site and walk from one to the other. The cost is $10 per child and accompanying parents are free ( $20 maximum for families); this fee gives you access to programs at the Curran Homestead and Fields Pond Audubon Center. Come join us for some fun and learning! For more information visit:, or contact: Robert Schmick at (207) 843-5550, email: