The City of Huntsville will be putting on its 5th Annual Halloween Program this year with its Haunted Trails Event. Participants will trek this 1-mile course on foot through the twists and turns of an insanely wicked forest. Grab your friends, family, or anyone willing to have a screamingly good time and come on out to Kate Barr Ross Park! The trail is open from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Entry fee is $5. For the little ghouls and goblins not quite ready for a big scare we will have our antique firetruck rides for $3. Concession will be available for purchase as well; prices vary. For more information contact Penny Joiner at (936) 24-5708 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample ballots for all City of Huntsville election precincts for the November 6, 2018, election are now available at HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elections. Charter election info is at HuntsvilleTX.gov/CharterElection, & a voter's guide is at HuntsvilleTX.gov/CharterVotersGuide. Click here for more information.
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest is back. Entries are due at the Wynne Home Arts and Visitor Center, 1428 11th Street, by 6 p.m. Wednesday November 28. Entries will be accepted throughout the day for the contest. Prizes will be awarded at the reception set for Friday, November 30th. Awards will be named for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each age category. There will also be a non-judged category for professional artists and bakers. We can't wait to see your creative use of candies and other edibles to decorate your Gingerbread House! For more information, click here or call 936-291-5424.
The annual Day of the Dead exhibit and reception will be held Friday, November 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wynne Home Arts and Visitor Center, 1428 11th Street. Make plans to join in the tradition that will include refreshments, art activities for the kids and face painting. For more information, click here or call 936-291-5424.
The City of Huntsville's Solid Waste Division will be providing large dumpsters for FREE residential community-wide cleanup efforts December 3-8. For more information, call 294-5712.
Join the City on October 30 for the annual State of the City address! Meet with City staff, hear updates on City projects, and learn more about the upcoming Charter election. This is a great event to meet your neighbors and enjoy an evening getting to know your elected Councilmembers.
Come to Story Time – a fun early literacy program for kids 5 and under. Join Huntsville Public Library for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. Sign-up is not required. Story Time is held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45 a.m.
The City of Huntsville Solid Waste Services Division offers free, year-round recycling, for residential customers at the Recycling Drop-Off Center, located at 590 I-45 North from 7:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Other items, including oil filters, are recycled in specifically marked collection barrels. As they are flammable, neither gasoline nor diesel from lawn equipment or vehicles will be accepted for disposal or recycling. Unfortunately, due to disposal restrictions, the Solid Waste Services Division is not able to pick up liquids on a curbside basis. If you have any questions, please call 936-294-5743.
Get in on the fun! Play Texas 42 at the Huntsville Public Library. Texas 42 is a dominoes game similar in style to bridge and spades. It is held from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays at the Library. Studies show playing dominoes can be beneficial for the mind as attention to detail and strategy are essential to play. So, come to the Library each week and strategize your winning moves. We’ll supply the dominoes and refreshments. Games will be played weekly if 4 or more players register. This program is for adults 18 years and older. Please register in advance at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.
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Join Dance Fitness class on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Huntsville Intermediate School beginning at 5:30 P.M. $2 per class. Find more info. on the City's Parks & Leisure Dept. webpage at www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/Recreation