8 Non-Halloween Things to Do This Weekend

There's more to the end of October than ghosts and goblins.


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It's Halloween weekend and there are plenty of Halloween events around the Triad. But if you want a break from the ghosts and goblins, or need something to balance out the tricks and treats, here are our top-8 non-Halloween picks for this weekend.

Autumn Leaves Tour, Winston-Salem

Toby Bost, certified arborist, horticulturalist, author, and field faculty emeritus at North Carolina State University, will guide this trip and the discussion of the picturesque trees and leaves in Old Salem. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Market-Fire Engine House on Salem Square. Registration required. 

Beginning Birding, Greensboro, FREE

Families with older children enjoy a beginning birding class and then identify birds outdoors. 

Father Daughter Dance, High Point

Fathers grab your daughters for a night away, in Paris. Awesome door prizes. Great DJ. Professional photography. A night to remember. Dinner options also available.

Movies on the Lawn: "Goosebumps," Elon, FREE

Enjoy a free outdoor movie with your friends and neighbors. Tonight's movie is "Goosebumps," which tells the story of a teenager who teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware. Rated PG. 103 minutes.

"Sister Act," Greensboro

A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. This feel-good comedy smash is based on the hit film. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, this play will leave audiences breathless. Sunday matinee performances at 2 p.m. All other performances at 7:30 p.m.

Teen Cooking Class: Fast Food Favorites Reimagined, Greensboro

Using ingredients from the fall garden, participants will take a popular fast food meal combination and create a more nutritious version using a seasonal approach. On the menu: veggie sliders, crispy curly fries and pumpkin milkshakes. Ages 12-15. Registration required.

"The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe," Mocksville

This enchanting musical is based on C. S. Lewis' adventure story about four children of war-torn England who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. Recommended for kids in grades 1-7. Approximately one hour.

Winston-Salem Heart & Stroke Walk

One, two or four-mile pet-friendly walk. There will also be live music and fun activities. Registration required to participate in walk.

For more great family fun, check out our calendar!

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