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Five other things you can do when you’re too old to trick or treat

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The Mary and Jeff Bell Library offers a great selection of spooky films for you to check out. Photo by Jessie Monsivais 

Jessie Monsivais
Social Media Editor

The scariest part of Halloween might be deciding what to do. We’ve put together a list of the top five things you can do when you’re too old to trick or treat. 

  1. Watch a scary movie 

The Mary and Jeff Library offers a great selection of spooky films and TV series. Pick out Halloween classics such as “Halloween,” Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” and many more!  

  1. Hit up a haunted house 

Castle of Terror Productions and the USS Lexington Museum lead a ghost ship tour that takes the bravest of souls down to the second and third decks of the WWII era aircraft carrier to spaces never before opened to the public. “This is an intense haunted experience — think twice before enlisting!” said the featured page. One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to local charities by The Castle of Terror Productions. 

When: Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 12 to Nov. 3 and Halloween 

Where: 2014 N. Shoreline Blvd  

Cost: General admission is $20, Skip the line VIP is $30 except for Oct. 26, 27, and 31 when it will cost $40 

  1. Get lost in a corn maze and visit a pumpkin patch

Explore a huge corn maze and pick out the perfect pumpkin from a pumpkin patch at Rockin’ K Maze. Enjoy
the many attractions, such as slides, backyard games, farm animals, cow train, apple blaster and much more. Don’t forget your camera, so you can capture all the fall photo ops around the farm. Concessions include drinks and food like burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, lemonade, ice-cold water, soda and more!  

When: Weekends starting Oct. 5 to Nov. 11 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays in October; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays in November 

Where: 5385 CR 52, Robstown 

Cost: $13.95 plus tax, with children two and under free 

Contact: 361-537-3308 | http://rockinkmaze.com 

  1. Attend a cult classic musical: “The Rocky Horror Show” and “The Addams Family

Aurora Arts Theatre presents Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show.” This musical satire pays tribute to the era of B-movie horrors and science fiction. It’s a risqué tale of a couple who has car trouble and seeks refuge in an eerie mansion and discover Dr. Frank N. Furter in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments. 

When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 14 through Oct. 27, plus a special Halloween showing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 

Where: Aurora Arts Theatre, 5635 Everhart Road 

Cost: $20 general admission 

Contact: 361-851-9700 | http://www.auroraartstheatre.com 

Harbor Playhouse presents “The Addams Family.” Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a
respectable family — a man her
parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 (Opening weekend); 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
and 2:30 p.m. Sundays Sept. 28
through Oct. 28; 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 through Wednesday, Oct. 31 

Where: Harbor Playhouse, 1802 N. Chaparral St. 

Cost: $18 adults; $15 seniors/
military/students (with valid ID); $10 child 13 and younger 

Contact: 361-888-7469 | https://www.harborplayhouse.com 

  1. Go to a local festival

The 58th annual Texas Jazz Festival is a free event with all ages welcome. Four stages of live jazz music, incredible food and market vendors.  

When: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 19; noon to midnight Saturday, Oct. 20; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 

Where: Heritage Park, 1581 N. Chaparral St. 

Cost: Free admission 

Contact: 361-688-1296 | http://www.texasjazz-fest.org 

Dia de los Muertos Festival is one of Corpus Christi’s most popular events. Celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and South Texas this event features three stages with live music and dance both traditional and contemporary, made-by-hand arts and crafts expo, kids activities, Lucha Kaboom, piñata contest, fine art exhibitions and demonstrations, community altar displays and more. 

When: 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 27 

Where: Downtown Corpus Christi on Starr, Peoples, Chaparral, Taylor and Mesquite streets. 

Cost: Free admission, items available for purchase 

Contact: http://diadelosmuertoscc.com 

Join St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church for the 55th annual Greek Festival. Serving Greek dinner, pastries, beer & wine plus enjoy Greek music and dancing performances, vendors, church tours and kids’ activities. This festival is a must visit for the best baclava and beer.  

When: 5-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 

Where: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 502 S. Chaparral St. 

Cost: Free admission, but food and other items will be available for purchase 

Contact: 361-883-9843 | http://www.facebook.com/greekfestivalcc 

 

 

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