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Calendar of Events F a l l /Wi n t e r 2 0 1 1 28-29 Friday and Saturday

HALLOWEEN TWILIGHT TOURS Are you afraid of the dark? Join a Legends & Lanterns walking tour at Old Salem… if you dare! During the tour, a costumed guide will light the way by lantern through Salem’s nighttime streets. Visit several haunting stops in the historic district, and experience vivid tales of local ghostly legends and events. 6–9 pm (tours are sched- uled every 15 minutes and last 45 minutes to one hour). Check-in at the Old Salem Visitor Center. Adults: $20; children $15. Friends of Old Salem $18 for adults and $13 for children. Participation is limited, reservations for tour times recommended. Call 800- 441-5305 to reserve your space. Tour content is suitable for all ages, but does require extensive walking on streets and uneven brick sidewalks. Visit www. for more information.

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MUSEUM CLASS: JOINER’S TOOL KIT Participants will make tools found in early woodworkers’ tool chests, includ- ing a square, ruler, marking gauge, and bevel gauge. Ages 18 & up. 9 am–5 pm. Historic Trades Backshop (845 S. Poplar Street). $125/$112 Friends of Old Salem. Pre-registration required, call 800-441-5305. Visit www.

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JACK-O-LANTERN CARVING CONTEST Show off your carving creativity and imagination at this outdoor contest at the Horton Museum Center Loggia and Meadow (924 South Main Street). Friday 5–7 pm; Saturday 10 am–4 pm. FREE. Pumpkins provided; bring your own knives and patterns. Prizes in vari- ous categories, carved pumpkins will be lighted and displayed on the Salem Square fence on Sunday, October 30, during trick-or-treating for the public from 6–9 pm. Winners will be announced on Old Salem’s Facebook page and will be notified. Participants can take their jack-o-lanterns home after 9 pm on October 30. All children must be supervised by a parent, guard- ian, or other adult. No pets, please. For more information, call 336-721-7300 or visit tern-carving-contest.


TRICK-OR-TREATING IN OLD SALEM Old Salem Museums & Gardens will again host a trick-or-treating event for children on South Main Street, from Salem Square to the Horton Museum Center. 6–9 pm. FREE. Volunteers will be stationed at the doors of the his- toric buildings giving out candy while the supply lasts. Some residents on South Main Street will be participating. Young spooks must be accompanied by responsible adult and wear light- colored costumes and clothing. South Main Street will be closed to traffic. Off-duty police officers will be stationed at some street intersections to direct traffic. No pets, please. Call 336-721-7300 or visit www.oldsalem. org/trick-or-treat-in-old-salem.


All Month EXHIBIT: “OUR SPRITED ANCESTORS: THE DECORATIVE ART OF DRINK” From imported Madeira at mahogany tables to local whisky sipped from stoneware jugs, antebellum southern- ers drank to their health in the com- pany of family, friends, and strangers. This exhibit explores the furniture, silver, and ceramics that helped to enliven the days and nights of the early American South. Wilson Douglas, Jr. Gallery, MESDA. Free. See page 23.

PUPPET SHOW: A CHEESY TALE WITH A SHRED OF TRUTH The farmers and cows of Cheshire, Massachusetts work together to make something very spe- cial for President Thomas Jefferson. 10:30, 11, 11:30 am, 12:30, 1 pm. Heirloom Puppet Theater, Horton Museum Center. Included in an All-in- One ticket or $2 per person.

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GARDEN WORKSHOP: HERBAL BODY CARE Learn to create lotions, soaps, skin cleansers, and other body care products using fragrant and healing herbs from your garden. Taught by Elizabeth Morgan, herbalist and owner of Dandelion Soap & Herb Shop. 10 am. Horton Museum Center. FREE. Pre-registration required, call 336-721-7384.

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SCOUT DAY: CORN, BEANS & SQUASH, A FALL HARVEST Learn recipes in Old Salem’s kitchens; make a corn husk doll to keep; play the Cherokee Bean Game; learn about heir- loom corn varieties and much more! Old Salem Council patch will be avail- able for purchase. A limited number of discounted Scout tickets available with registration and payment made through October 28: $8.00 child /$10 adult. Call 800-441-5305 to register.

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MUSEUM CLASS: MORAVIAN BOARD BENCH Build a Moravian six-board bench using mortise-and-tenon con- struction. Focus on traditional hand tools, techniques. 9 am–5 pm. Trades Backshop (845 S. Poplar Street). $160/$145 Friends. Pre-registration required, call 800-441-5305. Visit

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