October events provide local activities
By BRITTANY FHOLER
The festivities abound for families this month, whether it is to celebrate the spooky season or the season of pumpkin spice.
This Saturday, families can gather at the Copperas Cove Boys and Girls Club Annual Day for Kids Car Show at 206 Laura Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be a Scary Skele-bration at the Paintball Course at BLORA (N. Nolan Rd and Liberty Hill Rd) this Saturday, October 14, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a 5K run, a haunted cabin and carnival style games. Popcorn, cotton candy and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, visit https://cavazos.armymwr.com/calendar/event/scary-skele-bration/6225594/83274.
Central Texas College is hosting its fall carnival and haunted house on October 20 and 21, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. This event is open to the public. The Trunk or Treat will be that Friday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will also include the screening of Haunted Mansion in the Mayborn Science Theater, Building 152. Tickets for the haunted house are $5 per person. For more information on the event, contact Student Life at 254-526-1258.
The City of Copperas Cove’s Parks and Recreation will be hosting its annual Fall-O-Ween Festival on Saturday, October 28 at City Park from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a costume contest at 6 p.m. at Fester’s Stage. The event includes a trick or treat line with dozens of candy vendors, food trucks and a pop-up market. The cost is $5 for parking. Registration for the costume contest ends on October 27.
Fairview Community Church is hosting a Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 28, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will include a hot dog and chips fundraiser, games, treats, popcorn and more. The event benefits the Fairview Community Soup Kitchen. The church is located at 1202 Veterans Avenue, next to Fairview/Jewell Elementary School.
In Killeen, Familia Ink Tattoos (913 W. Rancier Ave) is hosting a Boooth Walk, which is a family friendly trick or treat event, where the tattoo artists are decorating their booths and handing out candy while they compete for the best Halloween station. This event will be Saturday, October 28, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For families of DOD ID holders, the USO Fort Cavazos is holding a Trunk or Treat in partnership with H-E-B Operation Appreciation on October 27, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Phantom Warrior Stadium on base. This event will include a trunk or treat booth contest, face painting, live music and entertainment, games, prizes and treats, including chopped BBQ sandwiches by H-E-B and H-E-B Creamy Creations ice cream. Register for this event at https://brnw.ch/21wDnm2.