Denton Parks & Recreation

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Families can enjoy the Halloween Harvest from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Put on your costume and take part in carnival games, black-light games, bounce house, $1 rock climbing wall and more. Register for the costume contest by 7 p.m. at the door. Winners will be announced at 7:15 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best baby, best toddler, best youth, best family and overall most creative costumes. Admission is free, and cheap concessions will be available.

Kids’ Pumpkin Patch Day will be 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Children ages 5-11 will visit a local pumpkin patch and enjoy a hayride, bounce house, petting zoo and maze. Activities and crafts are included. Cost is $20 per child. To register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Families are invited to a Halloween Carnival from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Come in costume, bring a camera and take a tour through the haunted courtyard. For more information, visit www.dentonparks.com .

Come to the Haunted House on Oct. 26 at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. The center will be transformed into a haunted asylum (and it may not be appropriate for children). Admission is $3 per person for the first trip through the haunted house, $2 for each trip after.

Join the Jack-O’-Lantern Jog on Oct. 26 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The 5K run and 1-mile walk is stroller-friendly. Participants will run on both grass and well-established paths. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $15 per runner. Register in advance by Oct. 23 by calling 940-349-7525 or visiting www.dentonparks.com .

Sign up for Les Mills Grit . The half-hour, high-intensity workout is similar to Crossfit and suitable for anyone looking to energize their exercise regimen. The following classes are offered at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive:

7:30 to 8 a.m. on Saturdays, $5 per class.

12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, now through Oct. 24 and Oct. 29 through Nov. 21.

5 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, now through Oct. 24 and Oct. 29 through Nov. 21.

7:30 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 30 through Nov. 25.

Weekday classes cost $50 per monthly session. For more information or to register, call 940-349-8287 or visit www.dentonparks.com .

Kids ages 3 1/2 to 5 can join Kindergarten Prep , a class that introduces counting, directions, recognizing numbers and letters, sharing, and arts and crafts. The class is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 28 to Nov. 22, and is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Cost is $125 per child. Call 940-349-8287 or visit www.dentonparks.com .

Teens ages 13-18 can take a creating writing workshop beginning Nov. 4 at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. The workshop focuses on fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction and is great for all skill levels. The four-week workshop is $30 per student. For more information, call 940-349-8287 or visit www.dentonparks.com .


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