New Brunswick Happenings October-November 2018

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

New Brunswick is in a Fall bloom! Check out these events around the province.

Fredericton

Saturday, October 6

Fall Festival of Colours at Crabbe Mountain
Bring the family up to the mountain! At the lodge from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be music, pumpkin carving, face painting, a haystack playground, wagon rides, a photo booth, a craft fair, food, and beverages in the Thirsty Boot. Guided hikes and mountain bike rides leaving the lodge from 1 p.m. -- Hike down to the bottom of the mountain, take in the beautiful fall colours and get a ride on the chairlift back to the top! The Fall Festival of Colours is $10 a person, $5 for kids 12 and under, and free for 2018-19 ski pass holders! For more information, email gm@crabbemountain.com

10th Annual Fredericton Zombie Walk and Food Drive
Zombies from all over come to Officer’s Square at 2 p.m. bearing non-perishable food items for Greener Village Food Bank. The theme: PARTY! Greener Village wants to see those party hats and half chewed noise makers like you just came from a zombie attacked-birthday party! Event fee is a non-perishable food item and is open to all ages.

The Fredericton Strong Concert with Host David Myles
The Fredericton Strong Concert is being held to salute our city’s first responders and come together as a community in the aftermath of August’s tragic shooting. Headliners for the October 6 concert are Matt Mays, Matt Andersen, Neon Dreams, Classified, Tristan Horncastle, and more. Tickets are $74.75, on sale at the Aitken Centre website at http://auc.unb.ca and at the Aitken Centre box office, open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Saturday, October 20

YMCA Strong Kids Spin-A-Thon
YMCA Strong Kids is the Y’s annual fundraising campaign focused on raising much needed resources to give children, adults and seniors the opportunities they need to live healthier, happier lives! Strong Kids is about accessibility to the Y, for those in need, through Membership and Camp Scholarship Assistance. This means giving a family a place to get active with a Health and Fitness membership, helping a youth learn to swim, or providing children with the chance to experience the magic of YMCA day camp! Register now at the Welcome Desk or by contacting: Shawna.white@ymcafredericton.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1752076698238686/

Wednesday, October 31

Trunk or Treat at Corbett Avenue Wesleyan Church
You're invited to bring your family for a safe and fun way to Trick or Treat. The parking lot at Corbett Avenue Wesleyan Church will be full of decorated trunks with lots of candy for the whole family. This event is FREE! https://www.facebook.com/events/272764200024896/

Friday, November 2

Enbridge-Sponsored Performance: Fortunate Ones at Fredericton Playhouse
This Juno-nominated folk-pop duo has played more than 300 shows together since they formed five years ago. In concert, Fortunate Ones brings these anthemic melodies to life with guitar, accordion, piano and percussion, celebrating the resilience of the human spirit with a seemingly effortless union of voices in harmony. For tickets, see http://www.theplayhouse.ca/event/fortunate-ones/

Friday, November 23

Fergusson Foundation Gourmet Food and Wine Adventure
The Honourable Margaret McCain, C.C., O.N.B. presents the Fergusson Foundation Gourmet Food and Wine Adventure. This five course gourmet dinner showcases culinary and wine paring skills of the Master Chefs and Sommeliers and is held during November - Family Violence Prevention Month. A limited number of tickets are available for $150 each (charitable receipts will be given) to support prevention and elimination of family violence. Contact the foundation for more information.

Moncton 

Saturday, October 13

Fall Record Expo at Moncton Lions Club
Vendors from all around the Maritimes and Montreal descend upon Moncton for the 15th Annual Fall Record Expo, the biggest one yet with the largest selection of vinyl in New Brunswick. Over 25,000 records to choose from, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Moncton Lion’s Club, 55 Mark Ave.

Saturday, October 20

Boo at the Zoo 2018 at Magnetic Hill Zoo.
A Halloween themed fund-raiser for children of all ages (and their parents too)! Boo at the Zoo runs October 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. There will be Halloween venues catering to three levels of scary! Scaredy-Cats 1 for ages 0 to 7, Scaredy-Cats 2, which is moderately scary for ages 8 to 13, and Scaredy-Cats, which is VERY scary for ages 14 and over. Play on the zoo’s playground and inflatable playsets and take pony rides. $12 general admission, $11 for seniors, $9 for children 4-11, $40 for a family of for, and toddlers aged 0-3 get in for free!

Sunday, October 21

4th Annual Moncton Historic Ghost Walk

A haunting walking tour throughout downtown Moncton, where Victorian dressed guides will regale you with tales of some of the city's most historic paranormal and spectral happenings. Don't miss this unique and eerie evening of history, mystery and lore! No admission without in-hand ticket. Don't forget dress warmly...it may be a chilling night! For tickets, see https://www.capitol.nb.ca/en/item/1152-moncton-historic-ghost-walk_1152

Saturday, October 27

Halloween Hop for Hospice at Days Inn
Music from the 50's to now with Entertainment Plus! Games, Prizes and more, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Days Inn & Suites,  2515 Mountain Rd.. Get your tickets at the Hospice Shoppe today (164 Collishaw St.)

Friday, November 9

Moncton Firefighters Charity Calendar – Ladies Gala Night
The Moncton Firefighters Charity Calendar is hosting a ladies night at the Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown for the 2019 edition of their calendar! Come meet the members of the calendar, grab a signature for your calendar and enjoy the amazingly hilarious show put on by Jason Cyrus, Canada's Stage Hypnosis King. The event will help the Moncton Firefighters Charity Calendar raise funds for this year’s charity of choice: Local 999 Burn Foundation. This charity has been providing funds to The Moncton Hospital Burn Unit as well as the Atlantic Burn Camp and more. Tickets are $40, contact MFDgala@gmail.com for more information.

Friday, November 23

Greater Moncton Progress Club’s Antler Breakfast
The Antler Breakfast kick’s off Greater Moncton’s Christmas season, welcomeing over 1,500 people sporting red antlers and savouring an early-morning breakfast served up at the Delta Beauséjour. This spirited and festive signature event welcomes everyone to a family and corporate-friendly atmosphere where the Club raises funds for local children's charities through ticket sales, sponsorship packages and on-site activities like teddy bear sales, a 50/50 draw and donations. For tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1152378884927424/

Saturday, November 24

Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade
Come join the excitement at the annual Royale Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade on November 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.! This year’s theme is A Child’s Dream of Christmas. Each year the Santa Claus Parade welcomes over 100,000 people -- building Christmas and Community Spirit and making Greater Moncton a wonderful place to work, live, grow and play.

Saint John

Thursday, October 11

4th Annual Scare To Care: Lost In The Woods
Do you have what it takes to make it through the woods? This year Scare To Care SJ presents Lost In The Woods, a haunted walk in support of Workers 4 Wishes. Over $40,000 raised for local charities since 2015! Lost In The Woods is open to brave souls ages 12 and up, and will run October 11-13, 18-20, and 25-28, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 621 Fairville Blvd. $15 a person.

Saturday, October 13

Spooktacular Pancake Breakfast at Seaside Park Elementary School
Join Seaside Park Elementary School for their Spooktacular Pancake Breakfast, in support of their planned Community Playground. Besides breakfast, there will be a Creepy Door Prize and a Ghostly Bake Sale! Adults $6 and Children $3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Friday, October 26

Harvest Kitchen Party in support of Fresh Start Services For Women/YWCA
A Harvest Kitchen Party at the Saint John Marina in support of homeless women and children, featuring Don Rigley and Michelle Daigle of Frantically Atlantic from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25, call (506) 635-4122 for more information.

Saturday, November 17

Ducks Unlimited Dinner and Auction at Lily Lake Pavilion
A fun filled evening with Auctions & Raffles, all in support of Ducks Unlimited's conservation work all over New Brunswick.  Tickets are $60, please contact kevin.harris@rogers.com or ashliecdimarco@gmail.com for more information

Wednesday, November 28

Enbridge-Sponsored Performance: The Ennis Sisters
The lovely Newfoundland trio kick-off Christmas at Imperial with an evening of gorgeous, traditional holiday songs. Show starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for subscribers and $15 through the TD RUSH program. For tickets, see https://www.imperialonline.ca/TheatreManager/1/online?performance=3777

Thursday, November 29

Enbridge-Sponsored Performance: The Celtic Tenors
The internationally acclaimed tenors return to the Imperial stage to charm us with holiday Celtic songs, classics, a cappellas, and some contemporary tunes. This is the Celtic Tenors’ 4th visit to the Imperial! Show starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $45 for adults and $40 for subscribers. For tickets, see https://imperialtheatre.ca/event/celtic-tenors/