Bump in the night

When night settles on creaky old buildings during the scariest time of the year, you never know what you may bump into. Children 8 to 12 may enjoy a spooky evening on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 7:30, at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road.

During a candlelight walk through dimly lit period rooms, and up and down groaning stairs of the 1740 Betts House and the 1772 Fitch House, they will hear stories of the families who lived there. They will wend their way to the Burt Barn, where deep in the darkest chamber they will hear scary Halloween stories told in the dark. The evening will conclude with games, cider and donuts. Halloween costumes are optional.

Parents may drop their kids off, but are invited to enjoy a glass of hard cider while waiting. The evening is co-sponsored by Kiwanis.

Registration is required. The cost is $15 per child for members, maximum $30 per family, and $25 per child for non-members, maximum $50 per family. Reserve a spot by emailing info@wiltonhistorical.org or calling 203-762-7257.