Thursday October 11, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- Trick-or-treating may still be a few weeks away, but Halloween is coming early. This Sunday, from 1 to 7 p.m., you can experience the magic of "Enchanted Halloween" at the Neighborhood Schoolhouse.

This unique event includes a forest labyrinth with a real wizard, a mystical pumpkin patch with fairies, tarot card reading, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, a bouncy house, face painting and a seriously spooky haunted house in the Solar Hill mansion.

Wander the woods and gardens of the Neighborhood Schoolhouse campus and enjoy live music from local musicians. An all-for-one entrance fee gives access to every activity. Soups, baked goods, fresh apples and cheeses will be for sale.

Now in its third year, Enchanted Halloween is the major fundraiser for the Neighborhood Schoolhouse -- a small, independent, progressive preschool, kindergarten and elementary school.

Tickets are $5 for kids, $8 for adults. No family pays more than $25. If you can’t attend, you can still support the school and donate tickets to children or families who could not otherwise afford to come. Scores of donated tickets are being distributed through Youth Services in Brattleboro, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Boys and Girls Club and the Morningside Shelter.

Neighborhood Schoolhouse is located at 231 Western Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 802-257-5544 or e-mail