The Summit Hill Heritage Center has a full weekend of activities for those looking for something different this Halloween season according to SHHC President Debra Ranck, including a lecture, a game and a Halloween themed tea.

"We have several activities this weekend including an evening of ghost stories, an interactive lecture with prizes and a Halloween-themed tea with plenty of treats and perhaps a few tricks," Ranck said with regard to the Halloween weekend events.

The first activity is the conclusion of the Fall lecture series with an evening of ghost stories about the Summit Hill area and some special readings by local historian David Wargo and Kenneth Forrest. Wargo has investigated paranormal phenomena and published a manuscript several years ago containing folklore and ghost stories collected from the hilltop community over a period of ten years. He will be sharing those stories as well as answering questions about ghosts, investigations and the paranormal on Friday evening, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Forrest will be providing some dramatic readings as well.

Saturday afternoon the Heritage Center directors are holding an interactive lecture according to Ranck which will feature trivia questions centered around the month of October, a contest and opportunities to win tickets for upcoming events. Both the lecture and the game show lecture are free to the public.

The Sunday afternoon "Black Hat Tea" is hosted by the Center and features a high Victorian tea with several courses of finger foods, teas, desserts and fellowship with a Halloween theme. Attendees are encourage to wear their finest black hat and as an encouragement the best hat will win a savings bond. This is the latest in a series of tea parties held over the past few years and all have been greatly enjoyed by guests. There will also be some special treats and entertainment. For more information about this event, contact Ranck at (570) 645-9133.

The Summit Hill Heritage Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing social, educational and entertainment activities to the Carbon-Schuylkill areas. For more information about how you can volunteer, please call (570) 657-0792.