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October 31, 2018 Events in Nacogdoches

10 AM – 5:30 PM – Spooky Portraits

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Reserve your spooky spot at
https://houseofphotography.as.me/spookyportraits

A LOT of fun, and just a little bit spooky! A little bit of spooky fun with a heart toward feeding those in need. Spooky Portraits is a 15 minute portrait appointment with immediate same-day viewing, value-packed packages starting at only $25, and super fast turn-around. Along with amazing photos, its one of our many efforts to give back to our great community. With Spooky Portraits, we are collecting canned goods and ask that with each appointment you consider a donation of four or more. Awesome photos AND helping others!

Reserve your spooky spot
https://houseofphotography.as.me/spookyportraits

2:00 p.m. – Costume Contest & Ducks

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Just $1 to enter the costume contest and $2 per guess for the ducks.

Our 2nd annual costume contest is now official! Come dressed for Halloween in your favorite costume! Your peers will judge your costume and pick a winner at the end of the night.
Guess the number of ducks! How many rubber ducks are in the store? Hmmm… Let’s guess! Just $2 per guess, a winner will be chosen at the end of the night! We also have the adopt a duck. Pick a duck from the store, we will put a number on its butt. Keep your duck and get your number put into a pot. Both guess the number of ducks and adopt a duck will have cool prizes for the winners.

4:00 p.m. – D&D Dungeon Crawl

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Just a $15 per table entry, enter as many tables as you like if you don’t survive the 1st, 2nd or even 3rd!

Welcome to our annual Halloween D&D Dungeon Crawl One Shot event! This year we are packing Halloween with an amazing tournament for all you role players and some who have never role played! Muuuhhahahhaaa….. Just come and join us for this crazy adventure through dark realms, poisoned rooms, scary monsters and I almost forgot to mention… try to SURVIVE!! That’s right… just survive your DM’s haunting creation and receive amazing prizes at the end! There will be several tables that you could randomly be assigned to. Just a $15 per table entry, enter as many tables as you like if you don’t survive the 1st, 2nd or even 3rd! Premade characters will be assigned to you by the DM of that table. No need to bring your own. Please do bring a pencil and 7-set of dice if you have them or they will be available for purchase. Remember to think outside the box and have fun!

4:00 p.m. – Pauper Commander Tournament

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Pauper commander tournament! Pauper commander has an uncommon creature as your commander and the other 99 must be commons only. Including your lands! There is a small ban list that is posted in store. Make sure to check it out. $10 entry fee. Pods of 4. Starts at 4 pm. We will kick another off at 8 pm for those that do not want to do the dungeon crawl. Prizes will include a playmat, dice and/or booster packs!

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. South Nacogdoches Fire Dept. Trick or Treat

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Come out to the fire station bring your kids and get candy and also kids can get on our trucks and see us

6 – 9 p.m. – Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing

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Trick-or-Treat with the Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing!
Halloween night, Wednesday October 31.
6pm to 9pm

$5 per person, age 3 and under free.

Alcohol-Free, Family Friendly.
Parking at the Rebellion Barn property (Formally the Flea Market).
RAIN OR SHINE.

This is sure to be “The Spot” for Halloween! So much fun stuff for the entire family to enjoy: Food from Shali’s Indian Kitchen on Wheels and Chambers Smokehouse BBQ.
Dr Rainbow will be out doing all his amazing things including Balloon Animals and a Fire show. We also have a Pet Costume Contest, Hayrides, Magician, Headless Horseman, Fortune Teller, Face Painting, Caramel Popcorn, Games, and of course Ghosts & CANDY!

6 – 7:30 p.m. – Trunk or Treat

(Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church)
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First UMC and Perritte Memorial UMC partner together to give families a safe place to Trick or Treat on Halloween night. The FREE festivities will last from 6:00 until 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 31.

6 – 8 p.m. – Fall Fun Night

(University Baptist Church)
https://www.facebook.com/events/274516346506611/

UBC will be hosting a Fall Fun Night on October 31st beginning at 6:00 p.m.
We will have a Chili Cook Off, games, and of course, CANDY!!

6 -8 p.m.– Fall Festival

(Calvary Baptist Church)
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Join us for this FREE event at Calvary on October 31st. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy games, food, and fun. Come between 6:00pm-8:00pm in the front parking lot of the church. See you there.

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Fall Fest

(Fredonia Hill Baptist Church)
https://www.facebook.com/events/561114561008352/

Join us for an evening of family fun! We’ll have games, inflatables, food, and trunk-or-treating. Come dressed up and ready to have a great time! We’ll kick off at 6:30pm. We hope your family can join us! All are welcome! Be sure to invite your friends!

*Free Admission*

March 3 – Community Open-Mic Night

At The Bosslight in downtown Nacogdoches

Calling storytellers,
poets,
short-story writers,
singers,
magicians,
comedians,
jugglers,
hula hoopers.

Community Mic Night is your chance to get up and do your thing.

* come by and sign up ahead of time, so we have some idea what you’re planning.
* music must be 100% acoustic. No worries, the room will make you sound great!
* comedians, please be funny. And no inappropriate material. Sorry!

More info at the FB event page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/195870190999435/

Library Events – August 2016

AUGUST 2016

All events are subject to change.
Please call the Library for updated info and any recent changes.
More info: Call 936-559-2970




EPIC RELAYS
August 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
All Ages.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

In keeping with our summer reading program theme “On your mark, get set, read!” and in preparation fo rthe summer Olympics, we will be hosting our on set of competitions, relay style.

TECH TALK
August 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Walk-in workshop for anyone who needs some help with learning to use your tech device, such as digital
camera, tablet, laptop, etc. Please bring the device with you.

LIBRARY OLYMPICS
August 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-reg required by August 8, 2016. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Celebrate the games of the XXXI Olympiad. Establish your own country, design your own flag, and then compete in the official Judy B. McDonald Public Library Olympic Games. Please be aware – pre-reg is required for this event, so be sure to sign up by August 8, 2016.




BRAIN FOOD TRIVIA
August 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-reg is required. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Bring your own team or join with new friends on the spot to take each other on in general trivia. Winners get bragging rights and a special prize. Pre-reg is required. Please call today.

THE PUZZLE ROOM
August 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

What if you were locked in the Library with only your wits to help you find your way out? Find out how you’d do at the Puzzle Room event at the Library.

ADULT ART SERIES
August 15, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Drop-in workshop for adults (18+) for a creative outlet in an adults-only environment. This is an ongoing series and each session will focus on a different technique. Please call the Library to find out the technique for a particular session.

GAMES FOR SENIORS
August 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
(Regular event on the 3rd Tuesday)
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Join your friends for some friendly competition in Spades, Dominos or whatever you’d like.

VORTEX AIR CANNONS
August 17, 2016 at 5:30
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Help us build a giant vortex air cannon and learn how to build a smaller one at home. Great crowd-pleasing fun!

CHOCOLATE TASTING
August 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

For all you chocolate lovers out there, exercise your taste buds and learn about the different types of chocolate as well as ways to incorporate it into your favorite recipes.

END-OF-SUMMER EVENT
August 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Chocolate! Games! Drawings! Prizes!

The Summer Reading Prize Winner will also be announced.

HOW TO START A GARDEN
August 20, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Learn the basics of setting up your fall garden. Beginners welcome!




Celebrate Diversity Community Rally

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Celebrate Diversity, Celebrate Community at the rally event planned for Saturday, November 8th in downtown Nacogdoches.

Bring a friend (or several) and meet a lot of new ones as a group gathers to help spread the word about one of the most positive aspects of the Nacogdoches community – diversity. Through many, one, and let’s stand up and speak out for a positive, welcoming, and vibrant community where everyone feels welcome.

SCHEDULE

3:30 at the Courthouse, bring your own positive-message sign as the group will spread out through downtown and on North Street & Main Streets to show our support.

5:00 (ish) – Walk to Eugenia Stern Park for a candle-light (or candle-app) vigil, with time for special speakers Dr. Paul Sandul, Reverend Leonard Sweat and Joanna Lovejoy and others.

Refreshments are not planned, so please feel welcome to bring your own snacks to stay refreshed during the event. (no alcohol, please).

Family-friendly, pets on leash, all that good stuff.

For final details and other info, please find the rally on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/376530815845638/

See more Events in the area at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar here.

 

 

Haunted Gardens

2nd annual “Haunted Gardens” at the SFA Mast Arboretum.

Entry to the haunted trail is located on Wilson Drive between the agriculture and art buildings.

Cost varies.

$2 for SFA students with ID

$3 for general admission.

Proceeds help provide professional training to members of the Horticulture Club.

See more events at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Halloween & Fall Festival Listings

More details at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

“Fall Festival”
Calvary Baptist Church
October 31
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“Trunk or Treat”
Austin Heights Baptist Church
October 31
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Trunk – n – Treat”
First Church of God
October 31
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing”
Millard’s Crossing Historic Village
(old-fashioned neighborhood trick or treating)
October 31
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Edible Decorations Workshop for Teens”
Nacogdoches Public Library
October 31
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

“Dia de los Muertos Fiesta”
Downtown Nacogdoches / Cole Art Center
November 1st
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

More details at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Skate-o-rama Update

If you have not been rollerskating at Skatorama logoSkate-o-rama in Nacogdoches for awhile, I would recommend visiting them again now. The renovations by the new owners are completed and the whole place has been completely remodeled and is absolutely fabulous!

Highlights – new carpet (bright and colorful), new ticket booth, new snack bar area (a lot more seating now), new wall around the skate floor, new decorations on the walls, new locker area, everything is just new, New, NEW!

Give roller skating a try for a refreshingly different type of night on the town. It’s cheaper than a movie or a bar, and healthier for you, too. Enjoy!

Skate-o-rama is also available for private parties and other events by arranging in advance.

SESSIONS / FEES

(Please note – all are subject to change, because the schedule may change, depending on other things going on in town. For example, during football season, Friday night is not usually available for skating.)

Please contact Skatorama directly for the most updated rates and schedule.

Skate-o-rama Website Here.

Sample / Approximate Schedule & Rates

Skate rental is not included in admission cost.
Skate rental is $3.00.

Saturday
12-7 p.m. is $6.00
8-11 p.m. is $7.00

Sunday
12:30- 5:00 is $5



Dia de los Muertos

Downtown Nacogdoches will come alive the evening of November 1st to celebrate the “Day of the Dead Fiesta” from 6-9 p.m. Everyone’s invited to attend this great event that has a lot to offer.

Activities will include a costume event, competition for best-decorated alter, food, drinks, live entertainment and prizes. There will also be art available.

This event is hosted by the Cole Art Center, Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Main Street program.



Free pancakes!

pancakesFree pancakes will be available for the hungry runners who are participating in the Homecoming 5K during SFA homecoming weekend.

For the rest of us, just $6.00 is all it takes to enjoy a buffet of flapjacks and special toppings to make your breakfast both bountiful and beautiful.

This delicious event will be held on October 25 (Saturday) at 8:00 a.m. right in front of City Hall, 202 E. Pilar Street, in downtown Nacogdoches. Come early to get a spot in line because these fantastic flapjacks won’t last long, I’m sure!

This is a fundraiser event for the SFA Alumni Association.

For more info, contact them at 936-468-3407 or visit their website here.



Early Voting Info

Vote now and you’ll avoid the rush and long lines and potential delays at the voting box on November 4, 2014. Why wait? Vote today!flags300

Early voting is ready and waiting for you at the Nacogdoches Courthouse Annex at 203 W. Main Street, Room 113.

HOURS / TIMES

8-5, Monday to Friday (Oct 20-24)

Noon to 5:00 on Sunday, (Oct. 26)

8-5, Monday – Wednesday (Oct. 27-29)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday & Friday (30th and 31st)

Saturday, October 25 – office closed, no early voting today

Interesting articles about voting from other sites:

Why should “young people” vote? Read article here.

Why do “old people” vote more often? Read article here.

Are more “black people” voting than ever before?  Read article here.

Are fewer “asian people” voting? Read article here.

Texans & voting – horrible news! Read the sad article here.