Ghostly doings

When night settles on creaky old buildings during the scariest time of the year, you never know what you may bump into.

That’s the point of Ghost Night, a spooky evening for kids ages 8 to 12 on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 6 to  7:30, at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road.

During a candlelight walk through the dimly lit period rooms, and up and down groaning stairs of the 1740 Betts House and the 1772 Fitch House, kids 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 classic 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 they are invited to enjoy a glass of hard cider while waiting. Co-sponsored by the Wilton Kiwanis Club.

Registration is required. Members: $15 per child; maximum $25 per family.  Non-members: $25 per child, maximum $35 per family.

Reservations: or 203-762-7257.