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Have a spooktacular Halloween weekend with these events

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Renee Dinino is back and she has a ton of fun Halloween events for you and the family this weekend!

This Halloween weekend there are so many fun events from 21 and older specials to all ages Trunk or Treats and even Halloween fun for our pets.

Tonight all aboard the chocolate train for Halloween at the Railroad Museum of New England at 242 East Main St. Thomaston. The train departs at 6 p.m. Ghosts and goblins and everyone else board the train to head to Fascia's Chocolate Station where local businesses will be in providing treats for all costumed riders. Inside Fascia's riders enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and apple cider and take home a special treat. Call (860) 283-7245 to reserve a spot, but don't delay.

On Halloween don't miss the Halloween Pumpkin Spectacular at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa as they honor Halloween 2015 with a spectacular pumpkin festival along the shores of the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook on Saturday, October 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hundreds of locally-grown, hand-carved and illuminated jack-o-lanterns will light up the terrace and marina docks of Saybrook Point during this second annual Halloween extravaganza. Guests will enjoy a Trick or Treat Trail, hayrides, carving demonstrations, farmer's market, DJ music, and seasonal food delights expertly prepared by Fresh Salt's award-winning culinary team. Admission is free to the daytime event and open to all ages.

For guests, 21 years-of-age and older, Saybrook Point is also hosting a fun "Pumpkins On The Point After Party" in the Waterfront Ballroom beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31.

Leaps & Bones HOWL - O - Ween! From noon to 2 p.m. at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor. Costume contests with prizes, giveaways and so much more! Dress your pooches up and have a blast with Renee Dinino as Emcee and Donna Velardi, The Pet Psychic will be here. Vendors will have informational booths set-up and we will be supporting some great causes that day!

Saturday night, remember UB40? Red, Red Wine? They're playing the Grand Theater at Foxwoods. Formed in 1979, UB40 helped define reggae music for a generation. They've earned multiple Grammy nominations, sold over 70 million records and will perform such hits as Red, Red Wine, I Can't Help falling in Love and more! 

All weekend it's Haunted Miniature Golf at Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor, 1048 Farmington Ave., Farmington. Costumed Witches, ghosts and goblins of all ages are welcome to play 18 ghoulishly, fun holes of miniature golf, with treats and surprises including the "donut dangle," face painting, refreshments, and a haunted graveyard. Admission is $10.

Starting on Sunday, November 1st it is New Haven Restaurant Week. Click here for more details.

We've had almost 1000 entries for our iHeartCommunities & Better CT 1,000 Charity Contest. Three nonprofit charities will each win 1,000 from our friends at The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. You must be 501c3, you can nominate a charity as many times as you like and we'll announce the winners here on Better CT on November 13th! Last year’s winners were Out To Pasture, Take a Vet Fishing and The American Liver Foundation.

This weekend, it may not be based on Halloween, but you can still get dressed up for Mamma Mia at The Bushnell. The ultimate feel-good show that combines ABBA's greatest hits, with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it's your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!