Oct. 12-14: Fright Night, the Great Pumpkin, Bats and Pumpkin Painting

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Photo courtesy of Sociable Art
Paint a pumpkin this weekend at Cary's Food & Flea.

We’re well into October by now, and spooky activities are happening all over: Fright Night at Forest Hills Park in Durham, a showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at Coco Farm in Apex, learning about bats at Crowder County Park in Apex and painting a pumpkin at Cary’s Food & Flea.

Fright Night FREE

Durham Parks and Recreation is calling on all ghosts and ghouls to attend their Fall Festival and Haunted House Oct. 12 at Forest Hills Park. From 6-9 p.m., you’ll enjoy classic carnival games for all ages, a costume parade and haunted house that will have you “howling” with screams and laughter. Light refreshments will be provided and food trucks will be available if you’d like to purchase snacks. Admission for this event is a canned food donation of 1-4 cans from each family. The donations will benefit the Durham Rescue Mission. Be sure to wear your favorite costume!

photo courtesy of durham parks and recreation 

Movie Night: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

Gather friends and family this Oct. 12 at Coco Farm in Apex to watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” under the stars. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (free for babies 0-1) or $20 per carload and includes popcorn for everyone. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.

photo courtesy of coco farm 

Discovery Table: Bats FREE

Pop over to the Upper Playground at Crowder County Park in Apex Oct. 13 anytime between 1-3 p.m. to learn about bats. You’ll find out all sorts of interesting things about these useful creatures that come out at night. This is a self-guided program that will appeal to all ages. 

photo courtesy of crowder county park

Paint a Pumpkin

During Cary’s Food & Flea on Oct. 14, you and your child can paint a pumpkin for $5 or a canvas for $10. An artist with Sociable Art will be on hand to give sketching assistance if you need it or you can use a blank canvas. All supplies are provided for this outdoor activity. Reservations are suggested. The drop-in activity runs noon-4 p.m.

photo courtesy of sociable art


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