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Celebrate a Safe Halloween In Your Neighborhood

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2015

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities offers a variety of options for celebrating a safe Halloween in Alexandria October 23-31. Join in the fun with friends in your neighborhood at one of the upcoming programs:

Friday, October 23:

  • Charles Barrett: Family Fall Festival, 6-8 p.m.
    All Ages. Come out and enjoy pumpkin painting, bingo, cookie decorating and more! Free.
    Charles Barrett Recreation Center, 1115 Martha Custis Dr.
  • Chinquapin: Family Fun Spooktacular, 6-9 p.m.
    All Ages. Floating pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, floating obstacle course, and swimming. $4 each.
    Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, 3210 King St.

Friday, October 30:

  • Cora Kelly: Fright Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    All Ages. Join us for a bootiful evening of fun while zombies and goblins roam throughout the Haunted House and Exhibit rooms. $5 each.
    Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 West Reed Ave.
  • William Ramsay: October Fest, 5-8 p.m.
    Ages 5-12. Haunted house, arts & crafts, spooky musical chairs, face painting, scary movies, dance and other fun activities. $7 each.
    William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Ave.
  • Mount Vernon: Family Masquerade Ball, 6-9 p.m.
    All Ages. Enjoy dancing, photo opportunities, a costume contest and refreshments. $9 each.
    Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave.

Saturday, October 31:

  • Nature Center: Bats & Owls & Snakes! Oh, My!, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    All Ages. Learn about the animal myths associated with Halloween. Free.
    Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave.
  • Charles Houston: Trunk or Treat, 5-8:30 p.m.
    All Ages. Come and celebrate Halloween as we “Trunk or Treat” for a scary good time! Free.
    Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.
  • Nannie J Lee: Trunk or Treat Block Party, 5-7:30 p.m.
    12 and under. Come party with us and have a ghostly time trunk or treating and engage in fun activities for everyone! Free.
    Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St.
  • Charles Houston: Nightmare on Wythe Street, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Ages 6-15. Enjoy storytelling, sing-a-longs, a costume contest and an indoor Haunted House sponsored by ARHA. $5 each.
    Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.

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