Carnegie Hall has partnered with the Greenbrier Historical Society to celebrate Halloween with a week’s worth of special family fun events and classes. Running from Oct. 23 through Oct. 28, Carnegie Hall-O-Ween offers exciting and informative opportunities to get you ready for Halloween and Trick or Treat.
First, Carnegie Hall would like to announce the Needle Felted Halloween Friends workshop on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Karen Leland leads this fun and creative class learning the basics of how to create felted animals. Using locally sourced wool, basic sewing skills, and a few custom accents students will learn how to make miniature creations perfect for Halloween decorations. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers and all materials are provided.
For Carnegie Hall-O-Ween week, the Historic Candlelit Cemetery Tours are back on Monday, Oct. 23, Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Friday Oct. 27. Tours leave at 7, 7:30, and 8 p.m. Registration is $13.
All Things Pumpkin Culinary Contest will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. Enter your best sweet or savory pumpkin recipe and have the public vote for the best recipe. Winner takes home bragging rights and the Golden Pumpkin Award.
On Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. there will be a lecture and catered buffet titled Dying To Try That: Funeral Foods And Traditions From Appalachia And Beyond. Cost is $13 to register.
On Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. New York Times best-selling author, Sharyn McCrumb, shares her historical insights and the investigative techniques that lie behind the writing of The Unquiet Grave. This special event will be followed by a special guided candlelit tour to the Greenbrier County Courthouse at 8:30 p.m. The cost for the lecture is $20. The cost for the special tour is $13.
Carnegie Hall-O-Ween will also feature these classes and workshops – events, including Altered Art: 3D Cemetery Dioramas on Monday, Oct. 23, Mad Scientists Lab on Tuesday, Oct. 24, Make a Cobwebber Broom on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Monster Bowls and Mugs on Saturday, Oct. 28.
For more information on Carnegie Hall-O-Ween or for a complete list of classes and workshops and to enroll visit carnegiehallwv.org/classes-and-workshops or pick up a Classes & Workshops brochure at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg.