Wednesday, October 23, 2019

There will be pirates, princesses, ghosts and maybe even a few real spirits during celebrations of Halloween set throughout the area during the next few days.
Here are a few of the upcoming thrills and chills planned.

Ghost Hunt tomorrow
The Westland Historical Society will host an Adult Ghost Hunt at Westland Historic Village from 7-11 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 25. The event will take place at 857 N. Wayne Road in the Westland Historic Village Park.
Members of the Great Lake Ghost Hunters will conduct a public investigation looking for spirits. Tickets are limited and  all sales are final. Visit .

Candy Loop in Van Buren
The Annual Van Buren Parks and Recreation Candy Loop is set 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Quirk Park, 46425 Tyler Road in Van Buren Township.
The free spooktacular event will include candy and treats for little ghouls and goblins and a live DJ will provide eerie entertainment.
For more information, call (734) 699-8921.

Museum ghosts are sought
There will also be a Ghost Hunt at the Wayne Historical Museum with the Great Lakes Ghost Hunters of Michigan, sponsored by the Wayne Historical Society from 8 until 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
Visitors must be 18 to attend this event.
Tickets are $25 but there is a special membership price for those who join the Historical Society for $15 a year.
The museum is located at One Town Square in downtown Wayne. For information, call (734) 722-0113.

Young Frankenstein on stage
Inspire Theatre will present the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein weekends through Nov. 3 at the Westland Center for the Arts, 33455 Warren Road in Westland.
The play is rated PG 13 and is not suitable for all audiences.
Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, and 26 and Nov. 1 and 2. Performances are planned for 3 p.m. Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 2 and 3.
Tickets are priced at $18 and available at
For more information, call (734) 751-7057.

Northville Street Treats planned
A Northville tradition will take place beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 26, in Town Square when the Street Treats event begins with the welcome of the Tooth Fairy from Preservation Dental.
Her arrival will begin downtown trick or treating presented by the Northville Chamber of Commerce and the Northville businesses along with Downtown Northville. Children can trick or treat at local businesses and treat stations until 11:30 a.m. Visitors can also enjoy the skeleton sculptures placed around the downtown.
The event is free, through the generosity of sponsors Tom Holzer Ford, the Downtown Northville and Preservation Dental and  Northville Christian School, TDR Specialists in Orthodontics - Novi, Northville Parks and Recreation, Remerica Hometown One.. Home Ownership Rocks!, Michigan Bath Solutions, and MascoCorp.
For more information, contact the Northville Chamber of Commerce at (248) 349-7640 or for additional information or to sponsor at treat station.
That this is a family friendly children's event and costumes should not be too scary so that all participants are able to have an enjoyable time.

Maybury Corn Maze is open
The 10-acre Maybury Farm Corn Maze is now open. This year, the farm will also offer a Kids Maze that is approximately 1 acre and will take an estimated 20 minutes to complete.
The Maybury Farm corn maze is open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for those brave enough to attempt to find their way through in the dark with just the moon to guide the way.
Admission to the Maybury Farm Corn Maze is $9 per person and includes farm admission and a tractor-drawn wagon ride to and from the maze.  Children under 2 are admitted free with an adult. Accommodations for groups of 25 or more can be scheduled at (248) 374-0200. Maybury Farm also offers bonfires that are available during regular business hours or as part of a group reservation.
Maybury Farm is located at 50165 Eight Mile Road in Northville.  To learn more about all of the autumn activities at the farm, visit

Mad Science show at library
The William P. Faust Public Library of Westland will host a Halloween Fire and Ice Show presented by Mad Science from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Audiences will interact with the Mad Scientist and experience foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and a Mad Science burp potion, all to amaze and teach lessons about chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter.
The program is designed for all ages and pre-registration is available at the library.
The library is located at 6123 Central City Parkway in Westland. For more information, call (734) 326-6123.

Trick or Treat Parade in Canton
Little princesses and pirates, as well as other ghouls and goblins are expected at the Canton Leisure Services annual Trick or Treat Parade from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, inside the Summit on the Park.
Children of all ages can attend the family-friendly event in costume and follow the not-so-scary trail from room to room, each filled with special surprises and little goodies. Parade participants will enjoy seeing the Summit decorated for this spooktacular event. Younger trick-or-treaters will enjoy the trail, as it passes a variety of themed-stations which will allow them to visit with family-friendly characters, including: Lilo & Stitch; Winnie the Pooh; Unicorns; Lion King characters; Nightmare Before Christmas; Toy Story; Lego Batman; Baby Shark; plus some favorite Disney princesses.  For those who dare, a spooky Haunted House will be available in the Summit gymnasium, which is scarier than ever. This interactive experience may be too intense for small children.
Tickets will only be sold in advance of the event until Oct. 29 for $6 per child for Summit on the Park Members, $7 per child for Canton residents and $11 per child for non-residents.
A limited number of Fast Pass tickets for designated timeslots will be available for an additional $1 fee. 
Tickets are now available for purchase online at or at the Summit Front Desk, located at 46000 Summit Parkway; while supplies last. All ticket sales will end at 10 p.m. Oct. 29.  Those of all ages planning to trick or treat and collect goodies during the event must have a ticket/collection bag. Proof of residency will be required to purchase tickets and there is a 10-ticket limit per person.
“Canton's Trick or Treat Parade continues to grow and remains one of the most beloved events that we host each year,” said Laura Mortier, recreation specialist. “We are so proud of this great family-friendly event that is perfect for children of all ages. There's even a 'spookier experience' for the older kids inside our special Haunted House, where they'll have plenty of chances for chills and thrills if they dare to stroll through our gymnasium.”
Sponsors this year include: Advance Orthodontics, Atchinson Ford, Brightside Dental, Central City Dance, Community Financial Credit Union, Drs. Nolan and Guest Orthodontics, The Goddard School of Early Childhood Development, IHOP, Lombardo Homes, Pro Martial Arts, and Zap Zone Canton.  Additional supporters of this annual Canton tradition include Dancin' Feet and D&M Art Studio.
Parents are responsible for the direct supervision of children during this special event. For more information, call (734) 394-5460 or visit