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Fall action guide brings fall spooks and holiday treats

August 22, 2018

As the weather cools and the days get shorter, residents have no shortage of autumn-themed activities coming up — highlighted in The Woodlands Township’s Parks and Recreation Department the fall action guide Thursday, released in mid-August.

“There’s so many great programs and an amazing variety,” said township Community Relations Director Nick Wolda.

A big push reflected in the guide this season, Wolda said, is an effort to move more events to and have more activities available at Rob Fleming Park. The site, which includes a recreation center, sat dormant for months and is being touted by the township as a new home for creative programs.

Bingo

Following the growing trend of Bingo nights around the country, officials with the Parks and Recreation Department announced a series of activity nights this fall in the township.

Receration Superintendent Pamela Woods said the department has hosted a few so far, and decided to capitalize on the success by making the bingo nights more regular. The future bingo nights are set for Sept. 14, Oct. 5 and Nov. 9 at the Rob Fleming Recreation Center.

Also due to the high demand, Woods added, is a holiday-themed bingo night on Dec. 14.

Labor Day

Summer may be over, but the fun is just beginning with Labor Day fun at Waterway Square on Sept. 2.

Residents and visitors will enjoy live music from Blended Blues and Sawdust Road, a kid’s zone, activities and a spectacular fireworks show at 8:55 p.m.

New Halloween fun

A new spooky event is on the agenda for fall’s creepiest month — the first Monster Mash Trick or Treat Stop will be held at the Rob Fleming Recreation Center on Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Monsters, princesses, astronauts and everyone in between are invited to make a stop at the park or stay the whole time to enjoy the inflatables, face painting, games, crafts and costume contests.

“It’s an awesome thing that’s new for us and we’re excited to offer those activities,” Wolda said.

Another outdoor haunt is also open all month long in October for the older, harder to spook revelers.

The annual Haunting at Bear Branch’s theme this year is “The Psycho Path.” Guests — or rather, patients — will be admitted to a crazed hospital created in the park’s trails. The attraction is open Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 12 to 27.

Holiday treats

The township’s celebration of the most wonderful time of the year is no different this winter.

In addition to the holiday favorites Breakfast with Santa, Feliz Navi Dog, Milk and Gingerbread House Making, the holiday season in The Woodlands is expanding its calendar at the Rob Fleming Rec Center — including Elf Tryouts, North Pole Bakery, Ugly Sweater Making and the Santa Social round out the month of December.

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