The last weekend in October, my partner and I decided to visit Gettysburg and Centralia for a “Halloween” themed trip. We started in Johnstown to visit the incline and see some friends before heading to Gettysburg, the first stop on our tour of ghostly towns. After unpacking the car we drove around downtown marveling at […]
I am a scaredy cat and I enthusiastically avoid gruesome stories, whether in movies or in books. But I do love fantasy and pieces that flirt with the haunting realm of witches, vampires and ghosts. In the spirit of Halloween, things that go bump in the night and send a shiver down our collective spines, […]
Halloween is a great time to share STEM activities with children. Measuring out the ingredients for witches potions, exploring the shapes of spider webs and jack-o-lanterns, and concocting slime are just some of the spooky activities that can help children learn science, technology, engineering and math concepts.
(Warning: this post includes images of realistic special effects makeup that may be disturbing for some people) It’s October, which means it’s HALLOWEEN!! Well, not quite yet, but here are some spooky makeup looks to get your costume ready (if you’re still trying to think of a costume, check out these titles). First, let’s go […]
Samhain is a holiday that recognizes shorter, colder days and the dominance of night and invites self-reflection and quiet meditation. As the final harvest before the long winter, it is a time to take stock of what’s grown (literally and metaphorically) over the past year and contemplate the coming year. Practitioners decide what, if anything, they want to leave behind or stop doing (such as a bad habit or negative energy), and what they want to actively cultivate moving forward.
Halloween is here! We had a blast celebrating at CLP – Squirrel Hill. You can celebrate too, with these fun-filled and inexpensive activities for the whole family!
Every year I struggle to find books this time of year. I love Halloween, but I don’t care to be scared. I was always the kid who cried at the haunted house (and by kid I mean just last year). I try to look for books with the right ambiance for Halloween: dark, mysterious, possibly supernatural but not too frightening. This year I lucked out and found two books that have kept me entertained in the spirit of the holiday without actually causing me sleepless nights.
From Japan to New Zealand and back to the U.S., check out some of these great horror movies that you may have missed.