Thursday, October 27, 2011

Trick-or-Treat Street

Saturday, October 29th from 11am - 2pm Eastridge rec center will be transformed into Trick-or-Treat Street.  The event is $1 per person.  Local businesses will be giving out candy.  They also have a pumpkin patch where your child can get a free pumpkin to take home! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Haunted Hayrides

Stockton's Plum Creek Stables are offering Haunted Hayrides on October 28th and 29th from 5:30pm - 9:00pm.  Rides run every 30 minutes.  Admission is $11 per adult and $8 per child, (children must be accompanied by adult).  Register in advance at any HRCA rec center or by calling 303-791-2500.  This event is a fundraiser for 4-H.  For more information, check out Stockton's Plum Creek Stables website.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scare on the Square

A fun night out for adults looking to get into the Halloween Spirit!  Saturday, October 28th from 6pm - 9pm at Town Center North.  Along with live music there will be a performance of Michael Jackson's Thriller, Games, and Classic Horror Films.  Costumes are encouraged :)  Adult beverages available for purchase.  Admission is free. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Freaky Friday

Nature Ed-Ventures is the new name of the Metro District’s nature programs offered for kids and families.  The program was previously called Environmental Education Programs.  Metro District park rangers lead participants on different Ed-Ventures throughout the year designed to generate excitement and interest in nature.  Freaky Friday is on Oct. 28 from 7pm - 8:30 p.m.  Kids ages 6 to 11 will listen to scary stories, learn about nocturnal creatures, take a night hike and decorate their own trick-or-treat bags.  Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.  All classes meet at the Highlands Ranch Metro District’s Parks, Recreation & Open Space Service Center at 3280 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch.  Register for the classes online at and click the Recreation tab, or call 303-791-2710.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Fall is officially here, and this weekend will be a great time to enjoy the local activities and pick out a pumpkin!  The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield (8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road) has their annual pumpkin festival from 9am - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 8 & 9).  Admission is $6 per adult, $4 per child, children 2 & under are free, and children in a Halloween costume are admitted free :)  Some of the many activities offered at this festival include a super fun corn maze, live music, amusement rides, pony rides, a train ride, and tons of pumpkins to choose from.  (The picture above is from last year's Pumpkin Festival.)

The Littleton Museum is having their annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 8th from 10am - 3pm.  Along with the historic farms and many animals at the museum, there will be a medicine man show, a mock county fair, and a straw bale maze. There is no admission price for the museum (they do however accept donations) and the festival is free, but there will be hay rides, food, and pumpkins available for purchase.   This is also a great location for photographs so be sure to bring a camera.