October Naturally Fun E-News
42nd Annual Senior Craft Fair
October 6, 2012, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Senior Recreation Center Eunice
1000 Eunice St., 76010
Senior Craft Fair

Love to shop for handmade and unique items? Looking for a special gift for someone, or even yourself? Start your holiday shopping at the 42nd Annual Craft Fair at Senior Center Eunice. This free event will include items ranging from quilts, to jewelry, to food products and more. While looking for that perfect gift, shoppers can also register to win one of several door prizes given away throughout the day.


For more information on the 42nd Annual Craft Fair call 817-277-8091 or visit naturallyfun.org.


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Family Fun Campout 
Friday-Saturday, October 12 & 13 from 4 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Veterans Park
3600 W Arkansas Lane, 76016
Family Campout

Join us for a camping adventure without ever having to leave the city at our annual Family Fun Campout in Veterans Park on October 12-13. The night will be filled with family-friendly activities such as pumpkin painting, tent trick-or-treating, hayrides, campfire sing-along's and more.


"Our campout is the perfect opportunity for local families to have a weekend get-a-way without the hassle of having to travel far away," said Yvonne Falgout, Center Programs Manager. "It's a really fun and inexpensive way to enjoy the great outdoors."


The annual camping event also includes a Tent Decorating contest and awards will be given to the most creatively decorated tents. Tent set-up starts at 4pm on Friday and all tents must be decorated on-site. Additionally, decorations and themes must be family oriented.


Once the tents have been set-up, participants will enjoy a hot dog dinner. Following dinner, the trick-or-treating activity will take place and kids are encouraged to wear costumes and bring candy sacks. Each tent will need to have pre-packaged treats that can be given out.


The evening will conclude with live entertainment and an announcement of the Tent Decorating Contest winners. On Saturday morning breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30am and tents will need to be taken down by 8am.


For more information on the Family Fun Campout or to register ($10 per camper / kids 2 and under FREE), call 817-277-5001 or visit naturallyfun.org.

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Tiny Tot Halloween Party
Friday, October 26 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dottie Lynn Recreation Center
3200 Norwood Lane, 76013

Calling all kids ages 1 to 5...join us for a festive good time at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center's Tiny Tot Halloween Party on Friday, October 26 from 10-11:30am. We will have games, crafts, treats and more!


"Halloween is such a fun time of year for school-aged kids and we like to make sure that the little ones get a chance to enjoy it too," said Whitney Chandler, Facility Manager. "Our tiny tot party is a great opportunity for kids ages 5 and under to dress up in a costume and come celebrate."


The party fun starts with Halloween themed games and activities. Participants will also enjoy dancing to music and decorating treats to eat. Additionally, there will be a costume parade and hayride.


For more details on the Tiny Tot Halloween Party or to register ($5 per participant) call Dottie Lynn Recreation Center at 817-277-5001 or visit naturallyfun.org.

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After Dark in the Park
Friday, October 5 - Sunday, October 7 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
After Dark in the Park

Join the River Legacy Foundation for a family-friendly festival featuring a pumpkin patch, unique games and activities, karaoke, storytelling, animal encounters, concessions and much more at the 16th annual After Dark in the Park. The festival takes place at the River Legacy Living Science Center from 5-9pm for three consecutive nights beginning Friday, October 5.


Participants can catch a hayride at River Legacy Parks and then ride to the event entrance. Admission is $7 and some activities have an additional cost. All proceeds benefit the River Legacy Living Science Center, River Legacy Foundation and River Legacy Parks.


For more information on After Dark in the Park call 817-860-6752 or visit riverlegacy.org.

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Halloween Bash at Ventana Grille
Friday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Ventana Grille at Tierra Verde Golf Club
7005 Golf Club Drive, 76001
Halloween Bash at Ventana Grille

Join us on Friday, October 26 for an exciting Halloween Bash at Ventana Grille! Enjoy live music by The Rumble Kings and food and drink specials. Costumes are encouraged! Visit ventanagrille.com to learn more.

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In This Issue
Senior Craft Fair
Family Fun Campout
Tiny Tot Halloween Party
After Dark in the Park
Halloween Bash
Volunteers Needed
Fall Naturally Funtimes
Taste of Germany
Follow-up Links


Arlington Parks & Recreation

Arlington Golf 

Athletic Leagues

Keep Arlington Beautiful

Naturally Funtimes

Online Registration

Parks and Trails

River Legacy Foudation

Ventana Grille


Tornado Tree Planting
Volunteers Needed!
Tree Planting
The Parks and Recreation Department is asking the Arlington community for their assistance in recruiting over 300 volunteers needed to re-plant damaged and lost trees across the tornado impact zone. Volunteers for the event will meet at Martin High School where they will be given their assigned areas and paired with city staff to drive to the affected locations and plant the trees. Once all the trees have been planted, volunteers are invited to return to the school for a tailgating party with complimentary hot dogs and soda from noon to 2 p.m.

Learn more at
Naturally Funtimes
Naturally Funtimes
The Naturally Funtimes is available free of charge at recreation centers, libraries, Parks Administration, Arlington Tennis Center and City Hall. An electronic version of the publication is also available at naturallyfun.org.

Taste of Germany
Taste of Germany
The Taste of Germany menu will be offered from 5-9pm, October 27. Guests will have several appetizers and main entrees to choose from. A special selection of beer and wine will also be available.   

"Fall is the perfect time to enjoy Germany's warm and hearty dishes," said Luigi Cinelli, Executive Chef. "Our menu for this event is full of robust flavors and German influence." 

Taste of Germany is part of the Ticket to Travel series that highlights a specific cuisine each month. The cuisine is based on a geographical region such as France, Mexico, Hawaii or the Caribbean. In November the cuisine will feature specialties from Florida. 

"The Ticket to Travel events have been extremely popular so guests are encouraged to make reservations in advance," said Cinelli. "The menu is only offered for one night and we always have a large crowd."   

For more information on Taste of Germany or to reserve your space call 817-548-5470 or visit ventanagrille.com.  

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