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5 Things, Oct 30: Only One More Day Until Halloween

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1. On this day in 1938, Orson Welles panicked a nation with broadcast of "War of the Worlds". An episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. It was directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds (1898). In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread  outrage and panic by certain listeners, who had believed the events described in the program were real.

2. Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Canton Public Library for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 1/2. No registration necessary. Location: Library Children's Room.

3. There's a knitting, embroidering and crochet class at 1 p.m. at the Canton Council on Aging. There's still time to make those scarves for Christmas and holiday gifts.

4. A portrait workshop will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Canton Public Library. Contact: Susan Kelley sk0566@aol.com. Location: Library Art & Activities Room.

5. Have you sent us your Halloween Photos yet? Well get going and enter our Patch Halloween contest for a chance to win $5,000.


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