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Be Ready Freddy, Halloween is Around the Corner

We Double Dog Dare You to Visit the Haunted Forest at Damascus Community Recreation Center

The ghouls are back at it! Bring your bravest friends and family members and come explore your wildest childhood fears! This haunted trail features over 50 creepy characters, more than 20 scare ‘stations’, and lots of spooky surprises. Register today because this ghostly trail is only open for a few nights in October. Check out last year’s story in the Gazette! Fee is just $13 per person. For more information call 240-777-6840.

358909 Friday, October 11 from 7:30 – 10:00 pm

358910 Saturday, October 12 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

358911 Friday, October 18 from 7:30 – 10:00 pm

358912 Saturday, October 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

358913 Thursday, October 24 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

358914 Friday, October 25 from 7:30 – 10:00 pm

358915 Saturday, October 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm


MORE Halloween Fun Around the County

Spooktacular Costume Dance for Therapeutic Friends

Teens and adults ages 15 and up with disabilities can enjoy a safe, positive and festive Halloween celebration. Costume prizes will be awarded, so dress to win! We might even have special guests join including Spiderman, Snow White and Snoopy.

Course# 360768 – $8.00
October 26 • 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Holiday Park Senior Center

3950 Ferrara Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Call 240-777-4999 for more information


Halloween Extravaganza in Silver Spring

Families of kids in kindergarten through grade 5 are invited to celebrate an early Halloween with us. Tons of activities including games, prizes, face painting, costume contest, crafts and more! Call 240-777-8090 to register. Free.

October 26 • 12:00 – 2:00 pm

East County Community Recreation Center

3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904


Halloween Happening at Marilyn Praisner Community Recreation Center

Kids ages 12 and under will delight in this ghostly evening filled with games, crafts, music, dancing, and we might even have a few tricks (or treats) up our sleeves! Parents: please bring an unopened bag of candy with you.

Call 240-777-4970 for registration. Free.

October 25 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Marilyn Praisner Community Recreation Center

14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866


Halloween Club Friday at Lawton Community Recreation Center

Join us November 1st from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and please come in costume! Fee is free for Club Friday members or $5 for guests and we’ll have tons of fun for kids in grades 3 –6.

Call 240-777-6855 for more information.

Lawton Community Recreation Center

4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Halloween Puppet Show at Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center

Kids in grades K – 6 are invited to join in the magic of a spooktacular puppet show to kick off Halloween night! Show is free.

Call 240-777-8050 for more information.

October 31 • 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center

18529 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860


Harvest Festival at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center

Halloween day we’ll kick off a good old-fashioned harvest festival. Festival is Free.

Call 240-777-8055 for more information.

October 31 • 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center

14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905


Haunted House at Long Branch Community Recreation Center

Course #366208 – Free

October 25, 2013 • 7:00 pm

Call 240-777-6965 for more information.

Long Branch Community Recreation Center

8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20912


Halloween Party at Clara Barton Community Recreation Center

Sunday October 27 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm we’ll be celebrating Halloween a little early. This free event is perfect for families with kids ages 2 to 11.

Call 240-777-4910 for more information.

Clara Barton Community Center

7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD 20818


Countdown to the Thanksgiving Parade

It’s almost time for one of the most exciting events of the season! The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade will take place in Silver Spring on Saturday, November 23 stepping off at 10:00 am. Be sure to add this to your calendar and take public transportation if possible. The whole family will delight in watching the community comes together with displays, marching bands, and huge balloons and inflatable characters. Emcee Brian Van De Graff of ABC 7/WJLA will announce the parade from the grand stand. The parade will be televised on Channel 8 for those who can’t watch in person. The parade heads south on Georgia Avenue from Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street, ending at Silver Spring Avenue.

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Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

About Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

Multimedia Bilingual Rec Specialist at Montgomery County Recreation, loves videos, flowers and dogs. Winner of the “Poder Con Ganas” award from the Hispanic Democratic Club of Montgomery County .


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