Monroe Women’s Club’s October schedule starts with a Halloween costume fundraiser

Monroe Women's Club members attend a Christmas party in 2019.

MONROE, CT — The following is the October schedule of Monroe Women’s Club’s events and fundraisers, which assist in the nonprofit’s many contributions to the town.

Night of Magic

The Monroe Women’s Club is hosting a Night of Magic with Magician Bill Hoagland at Monroe Social, 494 Main Street in Monroe, on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 11 p.m. The event consists of a Buffet Dinner with Strolling Magic and a Magic Show in Monroe Social’s Party Room.

Hoagland has been performing throughout New England for over 30 years. His routine includes audience participation and humor, while amazing his guests with both new and popular tricks. He is a regular at many campgrounds around the state and Spinnato’s Magic Matinee at Mohegan Sun Casino.

Hoagland performed for the Monroe Women’s Club at an event in 2018 and is back by popular demand.

Tickets to the event include a buffet dinner and Magic Show. Adults tickets are $60 per person, $35 for children age 13-17, and $25 for children age 5-12. The Halloween-themed evening will also include a cash bar and a silent auction of baskets and gift certificates with door prizes.

Tickets may be purchased online at For information, email the club at [email protected] or call 203-218-9314 or 203-331-6662.

Boo Bags

The third annual Boo Bag fundraiser will continue the old tradition of “booing” someone with a bag of treats during the Halloween season. The recipient can return the favor by “booing” the same person or someone else.

Boo Bags, which are 8”x10”x4”, are delivered to the recipient’s home secretly (Monroe homes only) and may be sent with your name or anonymously. The cost is $20 for adults and teens, and $15 for children age 3 to 12.

Adult and teen bags contain one of the following gifts: Halloween themed mug/socks/kitchen towel and soap/scented candle, small Halloween decor and two treats of your choice: candy corn/caramels/pumpkin seeds/caramel corn.

Children’s bags contain a coloring book, crayons, small toys and Halloween candy with the option to include additions such as $5 gift cards (Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts
and Mcdonald’s).

A Boo Bucket is included for children age 3 to 5.

Additions to an order include gift cards, boo buckets, gnome signs & spooky flamingos.

The fundraiser will be held from Oct. 3 through the 27th. Order forms are available at For information call 203-218-9314.

Spooky Flamingos

In October, the club’s black and orange flamingos replace the pink flamingos brought out every summer. A flock of Spooky Flamingos (three black and three orange) are $20 for a two day stay at the recipient’s mailbox, complete with a you’ve been Boo’d sign.

The Spooky Flamingos are $10 for a two day stay when you order a Boo Bag. Reserve them by ordering on or call 203-218-9314 for information.

The last day for Spooky Flamingo placement is Friday, Oct. 28 — Monroe homes only.

Halloween Costume Drive

The club will accept Halloween costumes (new and gently used) outside of Union Savings, 411 Monroe Turnpike, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Halloween accessories and dance costumes will also be accepted.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The club will put up a Breast Cancer Awareness display at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, 733 Monroe Turnpike, for the month of October.

The display will include free pink ribbon pins, pencils and Cancer Health
Awareness flyers. A pink wreath will be displayed on the door of Monroe Town Hall that says “Hope” to commemorate the month.

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