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Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12, 2013:

Our 20th Annual Event!!!

Milwaukee Recreation’s “natural alternative” to the usual haunted houses is returning for another year. Family Fun at Halloween Glen encourages youth to learn about nature through a fun and interactive program in the outdoor setting of Hawthorn Glen, Milwaukee Recreation’s 23-acre nature center at 1130 N. 60th St. The program, now in its 20th year, will run every half hour beginning at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. This year, an additional session has been added for 5:30 on Saturday. Please call (414) 647-6050 with any questions.

“Families that attend Halloween Glen should expect a fun outdoor experience with an educational twist,” says Assistant Recreation Supervisor Nicole Sponholtz. “We’ve hired actors to dress up as wild creatures, but they won’t be scaring anyone. Instead, this talented group will present interactive skits at eight elaborately decorated stations along the luminaria-lighted trails of Hawthorn Glen at night."

This year's theme is Nature's Engineers. Find out where some spectacular structures have their roots. Meet an old-school web designer, and get to know some problem solvers that use 'trowel' and error.

After your journey, you can watch some Halloween cartoons on the big screen or make a craft to take home. Refreshments, including pretzel bones, witches' brew, and hallow-weenies, will be sold for goblin!

Listen to a skit from last year's event:

Listen to what some of our past guests said about Halloween Glen:

Families with children between the ages of 4 and 12 will enjoy the program most, but everyone is welcome to attend for $5.00 per person (children 3 and under may attend for free). Participants must register in advance by completing the registration form in Milwaukee Recreation's Activity Guide. Because parking is limited at Hawthorn Glen, all participants must park at MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet St., and use the free shuttle service to and from the event. Please note: walk-ups at Hawthorn Glen are not permitted. All participants must take the bus.

Call (414) 647-6050 for more information.

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