Boo! It’s getting close to Hallowe’en and this week theHumm’s calendar is full of haunted happenings and amazing events.

First up, local author Jake Berkowitz has a new book and it is out-of-this-world. The Stardust Revolution explores the story of humanity’s origin in the stars. Jake interviews and tells the stories of a new breed of scientists—astrobiologists and astrochemists— who are taking the study of life into the space age. Join Jake at the Barley Mow on Thursday, October 25, for his book launch.

You do not need to be brave to attend Almonte in Concert‘s first concert of the 2012-2013 season on

 Friday, 26 October, 2012  at 8pm at the Almonte Old Town Hall. Bravura features three of Canada’s finest baritone leading men from musical theatre, jazz and opera, in a programme ranging from classic Broadway and pop, to Italian folk and classical. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students.

On Saturday, October 27, Carleton Place is definitely the place to be. Start the day off with a visit to the Harvest Craft Show taking place at the Carleton Place arena. With 40 tables of crafts from eastern Ontario and the local area, featuring charcoal art, pastel and pencil drawings, jewellery, photography, quilted items, handmade bags, assorted teas and spices, candles, Christmas decorations, stained glass, chocolates, honey, jams, garlic, emu products and much more, you are sure to find an early Christmas gift or two. Once the sun goes down, CP gets spooky. Get your costume on and check out the annual Maskeraid Halloween Parade which starts at 7pm. Sponsored by the CP BIA in support of the Lanark County Food Bank. Since you are already in costume, why not head over to the CP Canoe Club to keep partying at the Spooktacular Halloween Party. All proceeds go to benefit LAWS and costumes are mandatory.

On Sunday, Almonte’s got it all going on. Standing Room Only will be hosting another of their very popular Big Band Tea Dances, at the Almonte Old Town Hall from 1 to 4. Combine a scenic Sunday afternoon drive with a ‘tea dance’ featuring Almonte’s 15-piece big band in an authentic period setting. 1920s-40s dress is optional. The cost is a mere $12 at the door (cash only please). Sunday evening, the Valley Voices community choir shows their scary side with The Song of the Machine – a concert of heavy metal music. Scary indeed! The show starts at 7:30pm at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.