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5 Things, October 24: Haunted Happenings in Stoughton

Five Things You Need to Know Today: With Halloween just a week away, we look at some of the fun Halloween events planned in Stoughton.

"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. Go Trick-or-Treating...at Stoughton High School?

The Stoughton High Student Council is holding its first Trick-or-Treating event for Halloween. It takes place Friday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Stoughton High. It starts in the cafeteria.

Wear your costumes and get ready to go trick-or-treating (trick or treat rooms will be sponsored by SHS clubs and groups). There will also be all sorts of activities and games.

It's geared for elementary school aged children and younger. A parent/guardian must accompany children at all times.

The event is free but the Student Council will be accepting donations for Cradles to Crayons.

2. Haunted House at the Stoughton YMCA

Come walk the haunted halls of the Stoughton YMCA (445 Central St.) during its third annual Haunted House night.

There will be haunted happenings in the center, as well as fun games and activities. Dress to impress the ghostly gang. Food and refreshments will also be available for purchase through Peppercorns Café.

The event is geared for children ages 6-13

It takes place Friday, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Cost is $5 per child (member price) and $8 per child (non-member price).

3. Go Trick-or-Treating with the Police

Join the Stoughton Police for the 2012 Safe Sight Trick or Treating Tours, departing from the police station at 26 Rose St. and visiting some great locations in the nearby area.

It takes place Sunday, October 28, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The event is free but the SPD will be accepting donations for the Stoughton food pantries.

4. The 7-1-5 Haunted House

The Haunted House run by the Mutascio Family at 715 Central St. features live actors, lifesize mannequins and animatronics, professional lighting, sound, smoke and projection effects.

"The 7-1-5 Haunted house is the perfect place to come and face your nightmares. All while gaining a few new ones."

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday night (October 26-28) are the last nights of the Haunted House this year. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $8.

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5. Horror Films Program at the Stoughton Public Library

On Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. the Stoughton Public Library will be hosting a Horror Films Program (free of charge).

If you haven’t had your fill of scary images, join Frank Mandosa for “Vampires, Monsters, Aliens, Masked Killers and Zombies: A Look at the History and Impact of the Horror Film.”

Mandosa has taught courses in cinema at Project Contemporary Competitiveness and in the high school classroom. This is his second film program at the library. Call 781-344-2711 with questions.

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