The 16th annual Darien Nature Center Halloween Hoot and Howl event is on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. The not-too-spooky Halloween party will feature festive outdoor play, magic shows, children's campfire stories, crafts, refreshments, face painting, games with prizes, s'mores, animal encounters, and more! Costumes are voluntary. There will be an early opening at 3:30 pm for special needs families! Door sales will be cash only. The fee is $5 per person, kids under 1 are free.