Tackle the Great Texan Outdoors at the Family Campout on November 11th and 12th

November 6, 2017 2:00 pm

If you're looking for a way to get family or friends into the great outdoors without weeks of planning, the Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department can help. Its team is doing all of the legwork for the Outdoor Family Campout on the weekend of November 11th and 12th—all you have to do is register and show up.

The campout kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday when campers will show up at Harry Myers Park. Kids will get to play games and sharpen their nature skills, while adults will gather around the campfire to learn how to craft healthy and hot dishes over open flames. Those dishes will be served up for dinner before everyone embarks on a scavenger hunt or does a little fishing. BYO tent and sleeping bags; everything else will be provided. Registration is $15 for Rockwall residents and $23 for non-residents.

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Celebrate the Season at Scare on the Square on October 28th

October 24, 2017 2:01 pm

Every year, Rockwall hosts a fun affair around this time of year. It provides a safe place where kids can go trick-or-treating, show off their Halloween costumes, and enjoy a bunch of other autumnal activities. It's called Scare on the Square, and the festival returns to Rockwall on Saturday, October 28th from 4 to 6 p.m., well before bedtime.

The city of Rockwall packs a lot of fun into that two-hour window. Head downtown to trick-or-treat from store to store and participate in a Costume Stroll along San Jacinto. The plaza and the courthouse will both host activities throughout the evening. Don't forget to grab some grub while you're at Square on the Square, as well.

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Learn Life-Saving Basics at AHA Heartsaver CPR/First Aid on October 21st

October 19, 2017 9:00 am

When an emergency strikes, sometimes quick thinking is all it takes to save a life. In order to jump into action, however, you need to know what to do. The AHA Heartsaver CPR/First Aid class on Saturday, October 21st equips people with zero medical training to provide support that could save a life.

Designed by the American Heart Association (AHA), this class certifies participants 16 years and older in life-saving CPR and first aid techniques. Pupils will learn how to appropriately administer CPR to infants, children, and adults. CPR is an effective way to keep the lungs and heart working until emergency medical personnel can take over. Class attendees will also learn what to do if someone chokes, how to use an AED, and what to do for simple cuts and scrapes. The class costs $35 and includes a certification of participation after successful completion. It will be held at the Texas Health Rockwall Medical Office Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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