Halloween festivities abound

A number of Halloween celebrations will be held in Wilton in the next week.

Volunteer at ‘Prowl’, Oct. 24

Though the Woodcock Nature Center’s annual Howl Prowl event has been sold out, the nature center is still looking for volunteers for the evening.

The event, which was sold out last year as well, will start with a hayride down the nature center’s driveway at 56 Deer Run Road.

Families will then be able to partake in a flashlight scavenger hunt in the woods, a trip out on a raft to spot night animals, a fireside s’more station in the pavilion, a craft station where children can make an owl mask to take home, and the opportunity to meet and greet some of the center’s resident animals.

If you would like to volunteer at the event, call the nature center at 203-762-7280.

Halloween Bash, Oct. 25

The Wilton Newcomers will also host a free, adults-only “Halloween Bash” on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the home of a Newcomers member.

“Costumes are highly encouraged but entirely optional,” the club says.

Information: WiltonNewcomersClub.com.

Pumpkin Parade, Oct. 25

The Wilton Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “safe and well-lit” trick-or-treat celebration on Saturday, Oct. 25, in Wilton Center.

“This annual community event celebrates creativity and imagination,” the chamber says. “Admire the scarecrows displayed on Wilton Center lampposts as you collect your Halloween goodies.”

The event begins at noon. Participants may meet at the gazebo downtown.

Information: wiltonchamber.com.

Halloween Hustle 5K, Oct. 26

The Wilton Chamber is also hosting a running race on Sunday, Oct. 26, as part of its Halloween celebrations.

The “fast and fun” 3.1-mile race will begin at 10 a.m. in Wilton Center, and will continue to Merwin Meadows and the Wilton High School complex.

Participants are encouraged to run in costume. Awards will be presented for the best individual and group costumes.

Information: wiltonchamber.org.

Pumpkin Carving, Oct. 29

BYOP — Bring Your Own Pumpkin to carve and decorate from 4 to 5 at Wilton Historical Society’s 1860 Abbot Barn. For ages 8 and up, the society will supply carving tools, craft materials, cider and cookies. Not a drop-off program. $5/members, $10/non-members.

Register: education@wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.

Halloween Crafts Oct. 31

Children of all ages are invited to make spooky crafts at the Wilton Library from 10 to 5:30 on Friday, Oct. 31. The program is free, and no registration is required.

Information: 203-762-3950 or wiltonlibrary.org.

Hope Church Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31

On Halloween evening from 5 to 7:30, Hope Church of Wilton hosts an annual “Trunk or Treat” program that helps kids on long, spread-out roads experience a bit of holiday spirit.

Residents and parishoners decorate their cars’ trunks and hand out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters. The church hosts more than 400 local families every year.

Hope Church is located at 240 Wolfpit Road.