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Halloween Activities, Fish & Chips Dinner Top Weekend Events

Friendship Circle Walk Sunday to benefit special-needs children.

State Scare Haunted Attraction

Today, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Also Oct. 27-28
229 Main St., Belleville
$20

All new this year, State Scare, located at State Fair Halloween Store, is the scariest indoor haunted attraction in New Jersey. Take a stroll down ‘Maim Street,’ a terrifying little thoroughfare built on the site of the old State Processing Factory, recently razed due to its evil activities. On Maim Street, you’ll find a creepy barber shop, butcher, pub, hotel and 5&10. Come and find out why shoppers are disappearing, and Maim Street isn’t quite what it seems. “Not So Scary Sunday Matinee” for kids, Sundays in October, from 4-6 p.m.

A Halloween Ghost Walk

TodayOct. 26, 5 p.m.
Grover Cleveland Birthplace
207 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell

The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association
 presents "A Halloween Ghost Walk." Guided tours by James Gardner will take you on a half-mile walk from Arlington Avenue to the Cloverleaf Tavern, revealing unbelievable but true stories about the neighborhood. Tours start at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. (7:30 tour sold out!) $10 adults, $5 for children under 13. Tours must be reserved in advance with full payment. Please show up 15 minutes before tour scheduled tour time to check in. Tickets may be purchased at the birthplace and at local merchants. 

Wacky Walkathon to End Loneliness

Today, Oct. 26, 5 p.m.
1 Normal Ave., Upper Montclair
$15

The Turn-A-Frown-Around Foundation, Inc. (TAFA) is
holding the first annual Wacky Walkathon to End Loneliness on the Montclair State campus on Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will promise a night of wackiness as walkers optionally dress in accordance with the Halloween theme. Contests, incredible theater, dance, and musical performances, food, prizes, Zumba and Drumba, an art show by Montclair students, a clown for the kids, crazy comedy, an arm wrestling championship, the Haunting and Healing Houses, the opportunity to become a Forever Friend, and more will fill the campus’s Recreation Center. For details and to register, click here or email wackywalkathon@gmail.com.

Fish & Chips First Presbyterian Church of Verona

Today, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.
The First Presbyterian Church of Verona
10 Fairview Ave., Verona
$15

The First Presbyterian Church of Verona is hosting its annual fish and chips dinner on Friday, Oct. 26. The cost is $15, with a choice of fish or chicken. Food preparation by Argyles Restaurant of Kearny. Sit-down dinners served between 6 and 7:30 p.m. and a take-out window will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling the church office at (973) 239-3561.

Vita and Virginia

Today, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Tomorrow, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.
Luna Stage 
555 Valley Road, West Orange 
$25 

Vita Sackville-West was a wealthy socialite and aspiring poet.
Virginia Woolf was of more modest means, and widely considered to be a
brilliant writer. Yet, these two women shared a long and complex
relationship. Told mostly through letters that sparkle with wit and
insight, Vita and Virginia sheds an intimate and provocative light on
these two visionaries as they negotiate what it means to be a sexual
woman in their respective worlds.

Some Else's Treasures

Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.
174 Holmes St., Belleville
FREE

Will you be Fall cleaning? Have things that you not longer want or can't use? Save your "gently used treasures" & consider donating them for this event. A tax deduction receipt will be supplied upon request. Contact Linda C. Hackling at (973) 768-3418 for drop off information.

Biggest Loser Challenge

Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.
395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
FREE 

Be the Biggest Loser! The latest challenge started Sept. 15. Private weigh-ins, support, free electronic body analysis, free wellness consult, with specific info designed to help you reach your weight-loss goals.

Friendship Circle Walk

Sunday, Oct. 28, 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
110 S. Orange Ave, Livingston

FCwalk (FCwalk.com) is an opportunity for individuals and teams to come together for a fun-filled event while making a difference in the lives of children and young adults with special needs. You and your teammates will take the 1 mile or 5K walk in a proud demonstration of community awareness, festivity and unity.

Comedy Sundays in Montclair

Sunday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.
136-138 Valley Road, Montclair
$15.00

Enjoy some of the area's best rising stars with Special Guests from Comedy Central, HBO, XM/Sirius radio, major comedy clubs, casinos, etc. Upstairs at Tierney's Tavern, 136 Valley Road. Seating 7:30 p.m., Show 8-9:45 p.m. Call (973) 731-2967 or email fourfourteen@comcast.net

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