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It’s October, and that means we are boiling over with fall activities. (P.S. they can still be fall activities even if the weather still thinks it’s summer. Just believe harder.) See below for all that we’re offering!

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration is every year from September 15 to October 15. The MLK Jr. Rec Center will celebrate the first Hispanic Heritage Month event on Saturday, October 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. The theme is “Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future.” The keynote speaker is Dr. Roxanne Del Rio, Dean of Students and Outreach at North Central Texas College, Corinth Campus. The event will also feature entertainment and activities for children. Sponsors for the event include the Denton chapter of LULAC and photographer Alexandra Martinez.

WeHike Wednesdays at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center beginning October 13 from 9-10 a.m. On Wednesdays in October, free guided hikes will be offered for individuals looking to start trail hiking or join a small group. Every first Wednesday is WeHike Women’s Wednesday.

Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest hosted by North Lakes Rec Center, registration begins October 1. Families may pick up pumpkins beginning October 2 and return them by October 16. The pumpkins should be decorated but not punctured or carved in any way. Voting will take place in person and on Facebook October 18-29. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

The Halloween Harvest Festival at Denia Rec Center is scheduled for October 16 from 4-6 p.m. This outdoor event will feature festival games, concessions, bounce houses, a costume contest, hayrides, and story-telling from Tejas Story Tellers.

The Fall Movie in the Park will be “Hocus Pocus” at Quakertown Park on October 29 from 6-10 p.m. Families, and individuals are invited to bring their chairs and blankets out for a costume contest, food trucks, giveaways, and more. The movie will begin at sunset and will be near the Civic Center Pavilion.

The Halloween Carnival and Haunted House at MLK Jr. Rec Center is on October 30. The Halloween Carnival is 10 a.m.- noon and includes vendor tables, carnival games, and a costume contest. The Haunted House is 6- 9 p.m., and the center will be transformed into a “Silent Night” themed haunted house.

Stargazing at Clear Creek will include two stargazing sessions at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center on October 30, beginning at 9 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. This program is offered in partnership with UNT who will lead participants in informed skygazing observations.

Source: City of Denton

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