October is a busy time of year in our Patch communities—from hayrides, parties and parades to "Cemetery Tales" for the older set.
There are so many fall-themed or Halloween happenings, so we thought we'd bring them together for you in one place. Here's the list by community:
- Fall Festival: This fun, family event will take place from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 20 at Koenig Field. Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department, Edgewood Borough and the Edgewood Foundation present hayrides, crafts, apple cider, snacks and other family fun. And if you miss this Saturday's event, you can catch a second festival day from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27.
- Annual Halloween Parade and Party: Dress in costume and meet in the ballroom of the Edgewood Community House, 1 Pennwood Avenue, where the parade route around the C.C. Mellor Library starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 24. The parade is guided by the Edgewood Volunteer Fire and Edgewood Police departments. Afterward, everyone will meet back in the ballroom where storyteller Alan Irvine will enchant with fun Halloween stories. Pizza, refreshments and treats will be provided by Edgewood police. Call the library at 412-731-0909.
- Annual Hay-Ride: The event, sponsored by the Forest Hills Police Department, Forest Hills Fire Department and Forest Hills Public Works Department, will take place Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Forest Hills Westinghouse Recreation Center on Barclay Avenue. Free refreshments will be served in the lodge. Fun-filled evening also gives residents at chance to meet those who protect and serve the community. Skateboard helmets secured by police Chief Chuck Williams in the wake of the tragic death of Forest Hills teen Hank Woodhall in a skateboarding accident will be available for those youths without them.
- Children's Halloween Party—This annual event will be held from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 20 provides an afternoon of activites, crafts, games and goodies for the borough's children, who are encouraged to dress in their special costumes. The party will be held at the Churchill Borough Building.
- "Cemetery Tales: Pittsburgh Buried Art & History"—A curator from the Frick Art and Historical Center will present a slide show about "Pittsburgh's cemeteries transformed from simple burial grounds into grand park settings" from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 30. Those attending will learn about the art and design of tombstones and memorials and hear tales of the notable Pittsburghers who lie beneath them. A short reception will follow. No fee or registration is required.
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