The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Montgomery County Recreation Offers Fun Halloween Activities

Montgomery County Recreation is offering the following, safe and fun-filled age-appropriate Halloween alternatives for children and young teens during the Halloween season:

  • Halloween Happening – Friday, October 26. MarilynPraisner CommunityRecreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Features DJ, moon bounce, games, crafts and treats. For kids 12 and under.
  • Haunted Forest– Friday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 31. Damascus Community RecreationCenter, 25220 Oak Drive. 7 to 9 p.m. $12. Recommended for those who enjoy being scared; not recommended for children under 12.
  • Halloween Magic Show – Friday, October 26. Mid County Community RecreationCenter, 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. A high-energy magic and comedy show. Refreshments and craft activities after the show. Appropriate for all ages.
  • Halloween Extravaganza – Saturday, October 27. East County CommunityRecreation Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Games, prizes, face painting, costumes, crafts, candy counting contest, etc. For kindergarten through fifth grades.
  • Halloween Hoot Dance – Wednesday, October 31. Holiday Park SeniorCenter, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Silver Spring. 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Admission, $2 at the door. Music by the Night and Day Band; costumes welcome but not required. Ages 55+.
  • Fall Harvest Fest – Saturday, November 3 at the WheatonNeighborhood Recreation Center, 11711 Georgia Avenue. 3 to 6 p.m. Admission, $3 per person (five and under free). Family fun activities to celebrate autumn. Appropriate for all ages.

For more information about these activities, call 240-777-6840 or visit

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