By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation has so many ways to celebrate the haunting season. Some are spine-chilling and some are educational but all are family friendly:

· Witches' Night Out is on Oct. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Rd. in Buford. Bring your friends and dress up for this be-witching soiree. Create a canvas masterpiece with a haunted theme while enjoying light refreshments. The event is for ages 16 and up, $15 per person. Pre-register by Oct. 10 online with code BOP41666 or call 678-277-0850.

· Ghostly Get-Together will be at on Oct. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. Guests can enjoy an evening of s'mores, hot cider and spooky stories around a campfire. This event is for all ages and $6 per person. Pre-registration is required online with code GPP41410 or call 678-277-0910.

· The Bicentennial Bus Tour will feature the cemeteries of Gwinnett on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. leaving from the Lawrenceville Female Seminary, 455 South Perry St. in Lawrenceville. Guests will explore historic churches and cemeteries of Gwinnett while learning the mysteries of Gwinnett's past. The event is for all ages, $10 per person. Pre-register online by Oct. 8 with code LFS48110 or call 770-822-5178.

· Not So Scary Night at the Museum on Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lawrenceville Female Seminary, 455 South Perry St. in Lawrenceville. Guests will listen to folktales and make fun crafts at this not so scary after-hours event. The event is free and for all ages. Must pre-register by Oct. 11 online with code LFS48104 or call 770-822-5178.

· Splish Splash Read will feature Spooky Night on Oct. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Rd. in Lawrenceville. In partnership with the Gwinnett County Public Library, the event will include a reading, interactive crafts, light refreshments and swimming. The event is for all ages and $6 per person. All pool rules apply, and pre-registration is recommended online with code BEP41110 or call 678-277-0880.

· Explore Every Day Folklore on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lawrenceville Female Seminary, 455 South Perry St. in Lawrenceville. Dive into the world of folklore, myths and tall tales. Guests will have the opportunity to spin with a drop spindle and make candles. This free event is for all ages. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 18 online with code LFS48101 or call 770-822-5178.

· Touch-a-Truck and Treat will be at Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Rd. in Buford. Dress in your favorite costume and experience a variety of cars and trucks while trick or treating. This event is for all ages and $4 per child, parents do not need to register. Pre-registration by Oct. 18 guarantees a goody bag. Register online with code BOP41620 or call 678-277-0850.

· Trick or Treat Trail is back this year on Oct. 20 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Rhodes Jordan Park, Pavilion #3, 100 East Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. This free event offers a hauntingly delightful time for the entire family. Wear your best costume, walk the trail, and collect candy at the haunted houses. The event is free but some activities may require a small fee. The event is for all ages, and pre-registration is recommended online with code RJP41600 or call 678.277.0890.

· Mummy and Son Bicentennial Birthday Ball will be on Oct. 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. This year, both Frankenstein and Gwinnett turn 200, and we are celebrating with our annual mother and son Halloween dance! Superheroes, pirates, and other cute critters are invited to dress up and enter the costume contest. The event is for ages 4 and up and $11 per person. Guests must pre-register by Oct. 16 online with code GPP41402 or 678.277.0910.

· Tales and Trails will be on Oct. 20 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Dr. in Buford. Guest will enjoy engaging stories and explore the various cultures within Gwinnet County as they hike the trails. This event is for all ages and free. Pre-registration is required online with code EHC14518 or call 770-904-3500.

· Walk Among the Stars will be on Oct. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rock Springs Park, 550 Rock Springs Rd. in Lawrenceville. Blast off at the nation's largest rally for out-of-school time while dressed in your best space costume. Celebrate National Lights on Afterschool with STEAM activities, inflatables, food vendors and more. This is a free event for all ages. Call 770-822-3197 for more information.

· "Dad"cula-Daughter Halloween Dance will be on Oct. 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Fathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or anyone with a special girl are invited to dress in their best costume and boogie to favorite spooky tunes! Enjoy a photo booth and light refreshments. Event is for all ages and $8 per person. Spaces are limited; pre-registration is required by Oct. 23 online code RJP41601 or call 678.277.0890.

· The Spook 'n Splash will be on Oct. 26 at Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Rd. in Lawrenceville. Have a splashing good time with a costume contest from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by crafts, photos and candy. The event is for ages 6 and up and $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult and all pool rules apply. Pre-register by Oct. 24 online with code BEP41101 or call 678-277-0880.

· Cape Crusaders event will be on Oct. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Rd. in Norcross. Join us for a fun-filled evening of games, snacks and a superhero movie. This event is for ages 3 to 12 and $15 per child, parents do not need to register. Pre-registration is required online with code LSP41610 or call 678-277-0860.

· Spookley the Clay Pumpkin story time and craft event will be on Oct. 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Berkeley Lake. Create your own square pumpkin out of clay in our studio, listen to the Spookley story and enjoy light refreshments. This event is for ages 4 and up and $9 per person to create a pumpkin or $2 to watch. Pre-registration is required online with code PVP41499 or call 678-277-0920.

· Super Hero Costume Party will be on Oct. 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at Lilburn Activity Building, 788 Hillcrest Rd. in Lilburn. Come dressed as your favorite hero for an afternoon of fun, games, music, refreshments and more. The event is for all ages and $6 per person. Pre-register online with code LAB41620 or pay at the door. Call 678-277-0875 for more information.

· Spooktacular Skate Party is back on Oct. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Pinckneyville Park Hockey Rink, 4758 South Old Peachtree Rd. in Peachtree Corners. Bring your skates and have a spooky fun time at with the Peachtree Booster Club. There will be a DJ, games, crafts, costume contests and more! Concessions will be available for purchase. The event is for all ages and $5 per person. Pre-register online with code PVP41480 or call 678-277-0920.

· Haunted Trail at Vines will be on Oct. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Vines Park, 3500 Oak Grove Rd. in Loganville. This new event will take you down the half-mile trail deep into the gardens of Vines Park. The event is for ages 10 and up and $3 per person. Pre-registration is required online with VIP41614 or call 678-277-0907.

· Goulash and Games Potluck will be on Oct. 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Rd. in Lawrenceville. Seniors ages 50 and up are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume, bring a potluck dish and prepare for some tricky game teasers. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 29 online with code BEP42908 or call 678-277-0179.

Published: 2018-10-06 01:40