October Events at Bear Creek

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Date(s) - 10/02/2021 - 10/30/2021
All Day


***In light of COVID-19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call 719-520-6387 or visit communityservices.elpasoco.com for current status.***

National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day!
Saturday, October 2, 9-11 am, at Fox Run Regional Park
National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day will include a skills clinic, guided trail rides, trail etiquette information, and a free raffle. All ages are welcome: from tots on stride bikes to teens. Riders just need a working bike and helmet to participate. Free. Pre-Registration required: communityservices.elpasoco.com/take-kid-mountain-biking/.

Photography Opportunity at Rainbow Falls
Monday, October 11, 11 am-1 pm
Come to check out Rainbow Falls Historic Site through a different view: your camera! Learn tips and suggestions from Mike Pach of 3 Peaks Photography & Design and get a chance to take pictures of this site unobscured by visitors. $20 per person, for adults 18 and over. Pre-registration required.

First Aid, CPR, AED Classes
Tuesday, October 19, 6- 7:45 pm, Bear Creek Nature Center
This American Red Cross course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants. The blended learning course includes an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. Participants must be 16 years or older: $75, prepaid registration required. Private classes are also offered for groups of 3-4 people: call for information.

Scarecrow Contest!
Saturday, October 30, 4-5 pm, Fountain Creek Nature Center
Sign up to reserve your family’s spot in our Scarecrow Contest! We will provide the frame and hay, and you bring the clothes and props from home. After building your scarecrow, it will be put on display while you enjoy fun fall activities and crafts. Everyone who attends will get a chance to vote on their favorite scarecrows displayed on site! Voting will close at 7:30 pm. Prizes will be given for the top three scarecrows! $15 per scarecrow.

El Paso Pacers
Third Thursday of every month, 9-10:30 am
Participating in a walking club rewards both body and soul. Walking boosts energy levels, improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, combats depression and reduces stress. This hike is easy/moderate, casual pace, about 2 miles and is geared towards seasoned adults. Registration required: hike location will be given upon registration. $1 per person donation.