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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Putting the ‘Spook’ in ‘Spooktober’

Rockville Hosts Loads of Family-Friendly Events to Celebrate Halloween

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 4 – Rockville has packed October full of family-friendly, fun, Halloween-themed events. Register using course numbers where indicated, at rockenroll.rockvillemd.gov.

Pumpkin Carving and Trick-or-Treat Bag Decorating. Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave., 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15.

Carve your pumpkin or decorate your Halloween bag for the big night. Pumpkin carving is $25 per family and includes one pumpkin and carving supplies, cookies and punch. Bag decorating is $15, which includes a pillow case and decorating supplies, cookies and punch. Pay at the door.

Haunted Gingerbread House Workshop. Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 (Course #56344); 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 (Course #5634).

Build your own gingerbread house for Halloween. Fee is $45 for residents and $50 for nonresidents and includes a gingerbread house and all the decorating supplies. Working conditions include plenty of cookies and drinks.

Tiny Tot Halloween Spooktacular. Thomas Farm Community Center, 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Oct. 18.

This special event is designed just for tiny children and their parents. Wear costumes and enjoy a morning of crafts, games, refreshments and Halloween fun. Preregistration is encouraged. Course #56349 to register for adults: $6 residents, $8 nonresidents. Course #56350 to register for children: $2 per child.

Monster Mash Family Dance. Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway, 7-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28.

Wear a costume and enjoy pumpkin decorating, crafts, a DJ and refreshments, sold by the Twinbrook Elementary PTA. The cost is $3 per person at the door. All ages are welcome.

Halloween Haunt. Thomas Farm Community Center, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29.

Wear your costume for an afternoon of Halloween fun with D’s Magic strolling magician and magic show, Squeals on Wheels petting zoo, a kid-friendly haunted room, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, crafts, games and more. $4 per person at the door. Children 1 and younger are free.

Trick-Or-Treat. Thomas Farm Community Center, 6-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31.

Stop by while out Halloween trick-or-treating. Visit the kid-friendly haunted room. $1 per person.

Croydon Creek Campfire: Spooky Stories. Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, 7-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15.

A campfire provides the perfect setting for child-friendly spooky stories and a delicious treat. Register for course #56411. Space is limited. All participants must register, including adults. $5 for residents; $6 nonresidents.

Croydon Creep. Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, 6-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21.

Enjoy a spooky nature trail, magic show by D’s Magic, crafts and activities. All ages are welcome but the program is geared towards children under 10. Must be accompanied by an adult; $5 per child at the door. Adults are free.

“Shrek the Musical.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29; 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30.

Halloween craft activities and treats in the lobby one hour before curtain for all ticket holders. Tickets $22/$20 for seniors/students. Buy tickets at www.rockvillemd.gov/fitzgerald.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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