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For Danville Parks and Recreation, October is a scream. These upcoming events are just a few highlights of a month full of great programs and activities.
• Parks and Recreation will host evening hiking trips at Anglers Ridge every Thursday beginning on October 2. Each trip costs $5 and runs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.• A youth archery competition will be held at Coates Recreation Center on Oct. 9. The entry fee is $15 ($18 non-city residents)• The Glow with the Flow 5K will hit the streets on Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:45 p.m. The fee is $20. Day of registration closes at 7 p.m.• The River District Festival, which will take place October 10 – 11, features an array of active activities from a 5K to a half marathon. Check out www.RiverdistrictFestival.org and click on Activities for a full list and registration information.• A kayaking tour will take place on Oct. 11 during the River District Festival from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10 ($12 non-city resident).• This year’s Imagine Children’s Festival and Danville’s Cardboard Challenge will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Carrington Pavilion. Both events are free and open to the public.• Averett University will team up with Danville Parks and Recreation to host an Autism workshop on Oct. 16 at Ballou Recreation Center. The cost is $7 ($8.75 non-city residents). • Danville Farmers’ Market will wrap up the 2014 season on Oct. 25. • Optimist Basketball league registration runs from Oct. 27 – Nov. 28. Sign up in person at Squire Recreation Center.• Registration for the Dirty Dan Dash ends on Oct. 30. The race will take place on Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Carrington Pavilion.• Danville Public Library will host All Hallows Read from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. The free event will feature free comic books, sweets, read-aloud and classic horror films.• Tickets are now on sale for Bright Leaf Brew Fest. Check out www.brightleafbrewfest.com for more information.
More information on all of these events as well as a full list of other recreation opportunities can be found at www.PlayDanvilleVA.com. Click on “Brochure.”
Coming in November: Holiday Bazaar, Holiday Market, Bright Leaf Brew Fest, Youth Photography Contest and Appomattox National Park and Battlefields Hike.