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Texas Tech to Host Family-Friendly Halloween Events for Lubbock Kids

 

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Texas Tech will host some family-friendly events for Halloween.

The National Ranching Heritage Center will host Heritage Halloween from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 26th, at their location at 3121 Fourth Street. Children can trick-or-treat at the historical structures at the Center, and will receive treats that are period-specific for each house. Admission is free.

Phi Alpha Delta is hosting their annual Halloween Carnival from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th, at 1802 Hartford Avenue. Multiple student organizations will have booths with different activities and treats for kids, and there is no admission charge to attend.

Texas Tech’s volleyball program will host Halloween Fright Night, as the Red Raiders take on West Virginia. The event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 27th at the United Spirit Arena. All fans, eighth grade and below who wear a costume, will receive complimentary admission, and a costume contest will take place with winners being selected for the best overall, spookiest, and most creative costumes.

The Pirates and Cowboys Halloween Costume Ball will be held by the Texas Tech Vernacular Music Center. The Tech Set Dancers, the Caprock Celtic Association, and the Roots Music Institute will also be involved in the event. This costume ball will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 27th at the Yoga Bean studio at 3135 34th Street. Admission is $6, or $5 with a canned food donation. The event will feature music, hourly prizes, for the best costumes, and dancing.

Residence Life will host Safetreat at the Texas Tech Residence Halls from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 29th. Candy and activities will be provided in each of the residence hall complexes, and “Boo Buses” will be available to transport people from hall to hall.

Zombie specialist Matt Mogk will also be featured by the Tech Activities Board. The “Zombie Specialist” is founder and head of the Zombie Research Society, a community dedicated to the actual study of zombie science survival and pop culture. Admission is free to the event, which will take place in the Student Union Building’s Allen Theatre at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 29th. Admission is free for Tech students with a valid student I.D., and $12 per ticket for the public.

The 16th annual Greek Treat will be held by the Tech Greek Community from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 30th at Greek Circle, located on Quaker Avenue between Eighth Street and 15th Street. All parents and children are invited to dress in costume to trick-or-treat at the sorority and fraternity houses. The event will feature activities such as apple bobbing, face painting, and a bean bag toss.

The Eighth annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31st at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. The event is sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, and features a Day of the Dead dinner, with guest speaker Nephtali De Leon, a poet and painter. Following dinner, La Fiesta de los Muertos will be held. Admission is free of charge with an official ticket, which can be reserved by calling 742-8681.

The Dia de los Muertos Procesión will be held by the International Cultural Center and Texas Tech School of Art, along with the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, and the Buddy Holly Center on Friday, November 2nd. The event celebrates the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos, and will feature artwork by members of the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities. It begins at 5:30 p.m. at the International Cultural Center, located at 601 Indiana Avenue, moves to the Texas Tech School of Art at 18th Street and Flint Avenue at 6:30 p.m., then to LHUCA at Avenue J and Mac Davis Lane at 7:30, and finishes at the Buddy Holly Center at 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. at 1801 Crickets Avenue.

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