Mata Montessori School hosts its annual community Halloween event with everything from pumpkin corn-hole to a hula hoop contests (for both kids and adults) to a haunted house.”Trunk or Treat” takes place this Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the school, 7420 La Vista Drive. Admission is free; food and carnival games priced individually.
If one school carnival is not enough, head over to Stonewall Jackson for the annual Halloween carnival complete with a cake walk, bungee trampoline, hamster balls, rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and tons of tasty treats. It all takes place from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday at the school, 5828 E. Mockingbird. Wristbands are $25 and include all rides and activities (basically everything but food), or individual tickets can be purchased for 50-cents each.
Robert E. Lee Elementary School is seeking volunteers to come work in its education garden this Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. Just head over to the school, 2911 Delmar, with your work gloves and lend a hand. If you plan to attend, email Ken Dawkins at everyone–firstname.lastname@example.org so organizers can make sure to have enough coffee available.
For its 30th anniversary, the Bath House Cultural Center is celebrating Dia de los Muertos by honoring some of the world’s famed artists, including Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, Prince, Freddy Fender, Juan Gabriel, Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe. To celebrate the Mexican holiday, which honors deceased loved ones, local artists have created a wide range of memorial artwork that will be on display through Nov. 12 and there is no cost to attend.
Catch a dramatic twist to the spooky story we know as “Frankenstein” at The Mix at White Rock Methodist Church (check out our feature on the unique church) any day of the weekend. White Rock Theater Project, filled with local thespians, will put on “Frankenstein’s Monster.” Tickets are $8 and on sale here. The first showing is this Thursday, with performances scheduled through Oct. 22, all at 7 p.m.
Prepare for retirement with Felicia Erwin-Sanders, a former social security administration supervisor and certified financial planner. Erwin-Sanders will review topics ranging from social security to retirement income to Medicare at 10:30 a.m. at the Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth St. There’s no charge to attend.
Celebrate Halloween and raise money for cancer at Rock the Red Door this Friday from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Granda Theater. Put on your best costume, rock out to the music of Emerald City and enjoy the In-N-Out food truck during this fundraiser for the Cancer Support Network of North Texas. Tickets are $67-100 and available here.
The Healing Hands Ministries Golf Classic raises funds for the organization’s nonprofit medical clinic. It takes place on Monday, Oct. 24, with a shotgun start at noon at the Lakewood Country Club. Registration is $165 and available here.
On Oct. 22 locals can support staying healthy by participating in the celebration of new adult fitness equipment donated to Tietze Park. The Parks and Recreation Department will be putting on the event at 10 a.m. at the park’s Plaza Area. The celebration will provide an opportunity for families to enjoy games with the Mayor’s Youth Fitness Initiative. Camp Gladiator will also be at hand with demonstrations as well as a free community class at 8 a.m. To learn more about the celebration visit the park’s website here.
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