All News News Posted October 12, 2017 By MAEDA


Fall into October in Marshall

What can we do in Marshall the month of October? Here are some suggestions…

October 12 is Girls’ Night Out with the theme “The Black Cat’s Meow” Sip, snack and stroll for this fun event. Enjoy games, special prizes and more from 5-8:30 p.m. After you are ready to drop from shopping, visit out eateries to enjoy dinner, a dessert and coffee or an adult beverage.

Cornwell’s Turkeyville
Every weekend in October Cornwell’s holds their family friendly “Haunted Adventures,” open from 12-6 on Saturday’s and 12-5 on Sunday’s. Some of the activities include a pumpkin patch, spooky hayride, and Haunted Barn. The Mid Michigan Railroad is scheduled to have their train rides running every weekend in October. This year’s theme is reminiscent of the things that caused your imaginary nighttime fear of monsters: shadows. All of the walls have spooky shadows thrown across them; but participants be warned, there are things lurking in the shadows, so prepare to be spooked. The haunts found in the barn are appropriate for even young children, and employees willing to help out the most scared of kids.

Third Annual Camping Extravaganza at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds
Bring your family and camp out at the fairgrounds from October 20 – 24, 2017.
Back this year is the Halloween Camping. Register today to reserve your spot. Camping is $35 per night with water, $25 for electric. Call the Fair Office for more information! 269 781 8161.
Halloween Themed activities for families!
*Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
*Apple Bobbing
*Chili Cook-off
*Costume Contest for all AGES
*Activities for children
*Corn Hole Tournament
*Trick or Treating
*Fire pits are allowed — no brush burning
*Pumpkin Carving
*Haunted Barn

Biscuit – The Little Yellow Puppy – Musical
Professional Theater – Designed for Children!
Little Girl is thrilled when she receives Biscuit as a birthday present, but will this rambunctious puppy learn how to behave and accept being part of a family? Based on the iconic series of books by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrator Pat Schories, ArtsPower’s popular musical features a frolicking little puppy who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. With over 17 million books in print, Biscuit is a modern classic!

Cinderella Kids
The Franke Center Children’s Theater presents Cinderella Kids. This timeless, “rags to riches” fairy tale becomes a new audience favorite in Disney’ Cinderella KIDS,  an adaptation of the treasured animated film that will charm its way into your heart and remind audiences that dreams really can come true.
Support the children’s theater grades k-5 in their production on October 12, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. and October 15 at 2:30 p,m. Cost $12 advance and $15 door.
The Franke Center for the Arts is located at 214 East Mansion Street Marshall, MI

Pumpkin Festival
Calhoun County Fairgrounds is excited to be launching a new event on our grounds!  There will be games, pony rides, arts/crafts with and without pumpkins, bingo, food, vendors, pet adoption, a straw castle and more.  Get in the fall spirit by attending the Pumpkin Festival where there will be something for everyone, including smashing pumpkins.  The activities will be taking place in and around the sheep barn.

Community Pumpkin Carve
Come to the Pine Picnic Pavilion at Binder Park Zoo on Tuesday, October 17 from 4 pm – 7 pm and carve a pumpkin!  Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided.  There will be cider and donuts for all!

John Bellairs Treasure Hunt Walk
Rediscover the history and mystery of John Bellairs’ novels on this revived, interactive tour. Walk the streets of Marshall — New Zebedee — and talk with the characters of John Bellairs’ stories. Learn about historical landmarks and follow Lewis Barnavelt’s footsteps, all the way to Mrs. Zimmerman’s chocolate chip cookies.  All ages are welcome. Participants are advised that the walk is approximately 1.7 miles long and will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Tours will begin at 3 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:30 pm, 3:45 pm and 4 pm. Registration begins September 23. Call 269-781-7821, ext. 10 to register.

“Blithe Spirit” by Noël Coward 
A lot can go wrong when a couple holds a séance with friends – especially when the ghost that appears is the husband’s first wife! Noël Coward’s shockingly witty comedy is as funny and surprising today as when it set audience records 70 years ago. Come see the hauntingly improbable farce directed by John C. Sherwood. October 19-21 and 26-28 at 7 p.m. at the Great Escape Stage Company at 110 East Michigan Avenue in Marshall: Matinees on October 22 & 29 at 2 p.m. See the special HALLOWEEN performance at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults and $14 Students Call 269.781.2700 for reservations.

Firefighters’ Halloween Parade Saturday, October 28
Bring your children to the Halloween parade sponsored by the Marshall Firefighters. Meet on the lawn at Town Hall at 323 West Michigan Avenue at 11 a.m. and you and your child will be escorted by fire truck through downtown Marshall. Afterward, trick or treat at the participating stores. Of course, costumes are a MUST.