“Make Holidays Safe for Those With Food Allergies” - Saturday @ 11:00 AM

Saturday October 29 11:00 AM
Halloween Special - “Making Holidays Safe for Those With Food Allergies”

Creative Wellness Studio will provide a free family workshop on how to stay safe with food on Halloween and during the holiday season.

The workshop will:

  • overview the most common food allergies
  • discuss examples of what can be offered as alternatives to kids and adults with allergies (including during the trick-or-treating night, too!)

The workshop is kids-friendly and adults are encouraged to come with their kids. Fun activities will be offered.

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults, All Ages
Date: 10/29/2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM

Halloween Blood Drive - Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Saturday October 29 10:00 AM to 2:30 PMblood
Halloween Blood Drive

Give Blood - Save Lives! No tricks, just treats! Every blood donor can save up to three lives. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be at the Octavia Fields library for the mission of collecting blood and saving lives. The Mobile Blood Van will be on site.
Anyone who is age 17 or older may be eligible to donate blood. You must bring a valid picture ID. Support your community and give the gift of life.

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/29/2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM

Board Game Day - Friday @ 4:00

Friday October 28 @ 4:00
Board Game Dayboard games

Join us for an afternoon of board games! Play our games or bring your own to share with the group.

Event Type: Gaming
Age Group(s): School-age Children, Tweens, Teens
Date: 10/28/2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:45 PM

Halloween Dress-Up Party - After School Retreat - Wed @ 4:30

Thursday October 27 @ 4:30
Halloween Dress-Up Party - After School Retreat

Come and have some fun after school with various activities and games! This time After School Retreat will have a Halloween Dress Up Party. Come in your favorite costume, play games, participate in fun contests, win awards!

Event Type: Children's Program
Age Group(s): School-age Children
Date: 10/27/2016
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM

Read It & Eat It Book Club - Oct. 26 at 4:30 - Gulf Coast Reads

Wednesday October 26 @ 4:30
Gulf Coast Reads: Read It & Eat It Book Club - The Train to Crystal CityCrystal City

Join us for a lively discussion of "The Train to Crystal City" by Jan Jarboe Russell.

"From 1942 to 1945, secret government trains delivered United States civilians regularly to Crystal City, a small desert town at the southern tip of Texas. The trains carried Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The vast majority were loyal to the United States deeply, were never charged with any crime, and did not understand why they had been forced to leave their homes.