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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486

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SENIOR AUTUMN FEST
Put on your Halloween costume and join us for free food, music, a cakewalk, door prizes, and more!

Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Oct. 12 • 5-7 p.m. • American Pavilion at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex (3101 Harvey Road.)


ANNUAL FALL FEST & HAUNTED HOUSE
Put on your Halloween costume and join the fun and games! Activities include a family-friendly haunted house, carnival games, costume contest, and more. Refreshments and candy are available for children. 

All Ages • Free • Thu. • Oct. 20 • 5:30-8 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center


EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEONS • REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY BEFORE LUNCHEON
The Historic Preservation Committee and Parks and Recreation Department present monthly lectures about our community’s history. Attendance is free, but lunch is $7 per person. Lunch reservations are required by the Friday before the luncheon. Call 979.764.3486 or visit rectrac.cstx.gov or a parks facility to reserve your lunch. Payment is required at registration.

All Ages • $7/lunch • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Larry J. Ringer Library

Oct. 19 • "Gazing into College Station’s Crystal Ball” by Mayor Karl Mooney
Nov. 16 • “Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial: A Walk in the Park” by Stephen C. Beachy
Dec. 14 • “Bush Family Christmas Traditions” by the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

LICK CREEK PARK IN THE DARK • SOLD OUT
You don’t have to travel far to create fun memories with your friends and family. The Lick Creek Nature Center invites you to join us for a campout the night of Friday, Oct. 21. You’ll enjoy favorites such as a hot dog dinner, storytelling, S’mores, and a night hike. We will even help you learn camping basics.

The family-friendly event begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Campers must bring a tent, supplies, snacks, and drinks. Electricity won’t be provided, and don’t forget to pack a sleeping bag, flashlights, tent lantern, bug spray, and folding chairs.

Limited spots are available, and registration ends the Wednesday before camp. The cost is $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+), and pets aren’t allowed.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 
6 p.m. • Check-in & Camp Site Set-up 
7 p.m. • Hot Dog Dinner & Storytelling 
8 p.m. • Learn Camping Basics 
8:30 p.m. • Night Hike 
9 p.m. • S’mores 
10 p.m. • Quiet Hours Begin 
7 a.m. • Break Camp

All Ages • $8 • Fri.-Sat. • Oct. 21-22 • 6 p.m.-7 a.m.

EGGTOBER • REGISTRATION: AUG. 1-OCT. 20
A fun way to celebrate Halloween! From Oct. 27-31, we'll bring the fun to you with Eggtober, a crafty combination of Easter and Halloween. We offer two personal egg hunts for all ages. Each bundle is $15 for 25 eggs filled with nut-free candy, and you can purchase as many bundles as you like. 

FRONT YARD EGG HUNT (COLLEGE STATION RESIDENTS ONLY)
Staff will hide eggs in your front yard on the scheduled day/time. Availabilities are Oct. 27-31 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Hunt options include easy or medium.
 
DIY HUNT
The do-it-yourself option applies if you don't have a College Station address, would like to gift it to someone, or want to personalize the hunt. We'll provide the treat-filled eggs and door hanger, which you can pick up at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office at 1000 Krenek Tap Road. Pick-ups are available Oct. 27-31 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

NUT-FREE CANDY
Eggs will be filled with a combination of Skittles, Smarties, Dots, Ring Pops, Sour Patch Kids, Starburst, Laffy Taffy, Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Fruit Chews, Tootsie Roll Pops, Lifesavers, and Jolly Ranchers.

All Ages • $15 per bundle • Thu.-Mon. • Oct. 27-31 • Times vary 
• Front Yard Egg Hunt or DIY

FAMILY CREEPY CRAWL 2K FUN RUN & WALK
Ghosts, witches, and creatures of all ages are invited to join us for a Family Creepy Crawl 2K Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Wolf Pen Creek Park. The free fun-filled event will also feature a costume contest, children's activities, and health and wellness booths that families can enjoy together.

Registration for the fun run and costume contest starts at 7:30 a.m., and the run begins at 9 a.m. The costume contest will kick off at 11:30 a.m. and features prizes in age categories, including six and under, 7-12, 13-17, and 18 and over.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:30-8:45 a.m. • Fun Run & Costume Contest Registration
9 a.m. • 2K Fun Run & Walk
9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Activities & Booths
11:30 a.m. • Costume Contest

Guests may bring refreshments (coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller), but food vendors will be available for purchase. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed. Post Oak Mall offers convenient parking, and handicap parking is available on Colgate Street. Shuttles will not be available, and dogs are not allowed.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • Oct. 29 • 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Wolf Pen Creek Park

LIGHTS ON
Guests can continue the family tradition of viewing more than one million lights that will decorate the beautiful 47-acre Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. Admission is FREE and parking is allowed within the park. Don't forget to bring your wish list for Santa. Our staff has arrangements with his elves to accept letters for Santa in our North Pole mailbox outside the Central Park Office. Drop your letter off from Nov. 24-Dec. 24 to ensure safe delivery

All Ages • Free • Daily • Nov. 24-Jan. 1 • 6-11 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park


JINGLE BELL FUN RUN • REGISTRATION: AUG. 1-NOV. 13 • Late Registration ($5 late fee): Nov. 14-27
Join us for the one-mile, untimed Jingle Bell Fun Run through the lights to kick off Christmas in the Park event weekend. The race starts at 6 p.m. at the hayride line near the tennis courts. Part of the run is on an unpaved surface.

The entry fee is $15 and includes a shirt and jingle bells if you register by Nov. 13. The cost is $20 during the Nov. 14-27 late registration period. Jingle bells are included, but you are not guaranteed a shirt. Participants three years old and under are free.

Packet pick-up is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 30 and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office at 1000 Krenek Tap RoadNo parking is available in the park on the event day. Shuttles run from 4 p.m.-midnight from the Post Oak Mall parking lot (JCPenney side). Dogs are not allowed.

All Ages • $15 • Fri. • Dec. 2 • 6 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
Enjoy old-fashioned hayrides, cookies, hot cocoa, live entertainment, actual snow slides, photos with Santa, a children's train, and more! Guests may bring refreshments, but coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol, glass containers, and pets are not allowed. Admission is free.

Recreation Drive closes from 7 a.m.-midnight., and visitors are unable to drive through the park. Shuttles run from 4 p.m. -midnight from the Post Oak Mall parking lot (JCPenney side). Handicap parking is available at the Beachy Central Park softball complex, accessed from State Highway 6.

All Ages • Free • Sat. & Sun. • Dec. 2-3 • 6-10 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park


HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Enjoy holiday treats, browse information tables highlighting available programs, take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more. Light refreshments are provided.

Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Dec. 7 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Meyer Senior & Community Center

HOLIDAY PARTY
Put on your casual Christmas attire and join us for a night of holiday cheer with food, fellowship, and music. Refreshments will be served.

Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Dec. 9 • 6:30-10:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
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