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October 26th: Fall Family Fun Festival

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The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the annual Fall Family Fun Festival on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Glass Recreation Center located at 501 W. 32nd Street. This free event is designed for children ages 2 to 12 and will include: Entertainment Games Bounce houses Clowns Professional face painters Costume contest (starts at 6:30 p.m.) More! All attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. Concessions will be available for a small fee. The Glass Recreation Center is seeking new corporate sponsors and vendors as well as entertainment for this event. To learn…

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October 21st: “The Man Who Knew Too Much” at Movies in the Park

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Cooler fall temperatures mean the return of the Tyler Parks and Recreation’s popular Movies in the Park series. This season marks the thirteenth year for the outdoor film series, recognized locally as a budget-wise, family-friendly way to enjoy pleasant fall evenings in Bergfeld Park at the newly reconstructed amphitheater and Centene Stage. The last film of the season is: Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. – “The Man Who Knew Too Much” The classic Alfred Hitchcock film featuring Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day where American vacationers get caught up in an assassination plot. This movie is part of the Rose Festival Arts and Crafts Fair…

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“Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Liberty Hall

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Liberty Hall is hosting a variety of upcoming events - everything from concerts to classic musical sing-alongs and more. Liberty has something for all ages! Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. For more info or tickets go to libertytyler.com. Upcoming classic movies at Liberty are: October 19th - “The Thing” October 27th and 28th - “Rocky Horror Picture Show” October 31st - “Halloween” November 2nd - “The Big Chill” November 9th - “Almost Famous” November 16th - “Purple Rain” November 24th - “The Last Waltz” December 1st - “The Normal Heart” December 7th…

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October 27th – Boo in the Zoo at Caldwell Zoo

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Education Made Super Fun Located on 85 beautiful acres in Tyler and longtime a favorite for all ages, Caldwell Zoo has more than 3,400 animals to amaze and educate your whole family. You’ll discover animals roaming over plains, swimming in ponds, or climbing trees in multi-species environments carefully created to represent their natural North American, South American, or East African habitats. Several unique areas include African Savanna, which features lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras. In the North American area you will see sleek mountain lions, majestic bald eagles, and roaming bison. Don't forget to visit Tyler and Timber,…

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Spooktacular Halloween Fun in East Texas

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By Gini Rainey Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1st as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into…

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Fall Fun at Tyler State Park: Zombie Apocalypse Hike, Family Fishing, and More!

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Tyler State Park is launching a series of classes that are open to all ages of park visitors and geared toward nature enthusiasts. Tyler State Park is located at Hwy 14 north of Tyler. The fall education lineup is intended to help people reconnect with the outdoors with all sessions offered on park grounds, 789 Park Rd. 16. Day passes are $6 for adults; children 12 and younger get in free. For directions and additional class info, call (903)597-5338 or email boyd.sanders@tpwd.texas.gov. For camping fees and availability, go to tpwd.texas.gov and select “Tyler State Park.” Classes include: October…

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‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ coming to Liberty Hall for Halloween

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Let's do the Time Warp again! Liberty Hall will once again show the cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11 p.m. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is the longest-running theatrical release in film history. A film adaptation from Richard O'Brien's British musical horror comedy/rock opera, produced by Lou Adler and Michael White, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” features a revered performance by Tim Curry (Clue, Home Alone) as bizarre mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, Thelma and Louise) and Barry Bostwick (Spin City) play Brad…

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October Movies: Nightmare on Elm St., Rocky Horror Picture Show and More!

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This summer there is something for all ages at local movie theaters. Join the fun! Studio Movie Grill Studio Movie Grill (SMG) is located at 8954 S. Broadway Ave. in Tyler. Tickets are available at the door and at www.studiomoviegrill.com. October Scary Fun This month, it’s time to get scary! Tickets are $5. October 15th and 17th (5:45pm) - "Friday the 13th" October 22nd and 24th (5:45pm) - "Nightmare on Elm Street" October 31st (7:45pm and 10:30pm) - "Halloween" 30th Anniversary Party Remember and relive the beauty of this classic movie! October 15th and 18th (2pm and 7pm)…

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This Month at the Library: American Girl Club, Family Movies, and Teen Tuesdays

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The Tyler Library will host many exciting summer events. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. Most events are free. The Library is open Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. For more info call (903)593-7323 or go to tylerlibrary.com. Children Storytimes All storytimes will be in Taylor Auditorium. Leeme un Cuento/Read to Me Storytime (children 3-6) is on Mondays at 10:30am. Lap & Play Time (babies up to 18 months) features stories, songs, and playtime with developmental toys at 9:30am. Toddler Explore Storytime (children under age 3) is on Wednesdays at…

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Fall Fun in East Texas: There’s More to See Than Just Pretty Leaves

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Everything’s coming up pumpkins - including lots of family fun in East Texas. Here are a few great ways to experience fall, East Texas style. Yesterland Farm It’s Fall Festival time at Yesterland Farms! From their website, “We’ll be stacking up the pumpkins, firing up the Hawg Wild Grill, and getting our campfires set for visitors to enjoy as fall comes to YesterLand Farm in Canton, Texas this year. With 30 plus activities and attractions, from Apple Cannons to Zombies, plus a 3-acre Corn Maze - there’s something for everyone in the family. Bring kids and cameras to…

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