Put Your Brain to the Test at Rockwall Escape Rooms

Escape Room challenges are all the rage these days, and they are a great place to take friends and family for some fun. Here guests will come across codes, puzzles, and clues throughout their adventure that they will use to escape the room. There are a number of escape rooms at the venue in Rockwall that each boast a different theme.

Each team will have an hour to solve the clues and escape the room. The themes of the room change every three months or so, but past themes have included an ancient Egypt-themed adventure, a wizard-centric room, and treasure hunts. Admission is $27 per person or $200 for a room (which accommodates eight people). Those interested in checking this place out should reserve their desired time slot online!

Sip on House-Brewed Beers at the Woodcreek Brewing Company

"There's just something about a garage that brings people together," at least according to the founders of Woodcreek Brewing Company. They launched their local brewery, initially, in a small garage. They didn't need much space to invent and start brewing the beers that would eventually become known all around Rockwall and beyond. Today, however, the brewers have outgrown their garage space and moved into a permanent location in Rockwall.

You can head to the tap room Thursday through Saturday to sip on the various brews. There are some that are always on tap, like the signature Lakeside Cerveza Blonde Ale, the New Horizon American Wheat, and the Highway 66 Pale Ale. However, Woodcreek brewers also create new suds for each season—stop by before April if you want to sip on the Black Gold Chocolate Stout.

Show Off Your Creative Skills at Painting With a Twist

The next time you’re planning a night out with friends or family, be sure to keep Painting With a Twist in mind. Painting With a Twist is an all-levels painting class that encourages guests to get in touch with their inner artist. For those who are unfamiliar with the Paint Night phenomenon, classes are led by experienced painters who help amateur artists on a step-by-step basis to help guests create works they will be proud of. After the class, each student gets to take home their painting to put it on display.

Guests of Painting With a Twist are encouraged to bring a bottle of their favorite beverage and some snacks to the class. Those interested in attending Painting With a Twist can register for a class online. As far as the painting students will create, that is selected when you sign up for a class. Every student in a designated class paints the same picture. There are Painting With a Twist locations across the country, including one that isn't far from Orion Rockwall. Be sure to check it out!

Body Synergie: Enjoy a Yoga Class This Fall

Are you trying to find a way to create balance in your life? Interested in practicing different ways to reduce day-to-day stress? Just looking for a different kind of exercise? Whatever your reason may be, you might be interested in taking a class at Body Synergie. This establishment on Ridge Road holds classes for both yoga and tai chi. With a variety of classes for you to choose from, this is the perfect place both for beginners looking to learn the basics and for more seasoned practitioners interested in challenging themselves.

Regulars at Body Synergie love the relaxed and calm atmosphere this studio provides. Class sizes tend to be small, giving each session an intimate and quiet feel. This allows you to really take in each pose and work to the best of your abilities. What’s more, the instructors are careful to make each class challenging but not impossible, so be sure to check out this great place soon!

Raise Funds for a Good Cause at the 5K Run for Rover

On Saturday, October 22nd, dog lovers (and dogs) are invited out to the annual 5K Run for Rover. The event goes from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, and participants can choose to run or walk the 5K. The 5K is slated to take place nearby at Harry Myers Park, which is just two miles from Orion Rockwall—so participating in this feel-good event is super convenient for Orion Rockwall residents.

Registration is just $25 per runner and just $5 per dog. After the run, participants and their dogs can browse items from a range of doggie-centric vendors throughout the park. Proceeds raised benefit Rockwall PAWS, a local organization that saves animals from bad situations and provides them with the care they need. Specifically, funds raised will help pay for treatments for dogs with heartworm. Head out for a good cause this Saturday morning!

5K Run for Rover
When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22
Where: Harry Myers Park, 815 E. Washington Street, Rockwall, TX 75087
Cost: $25 per runner, $5 per dog

Check Out Art By Local Artists at the Rockwall Art League

For a full weekend in October, the Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show will return to the Rockwall Rotary Building. The event is a favorite in the town and has been since its inception 16 years ago. Every year local artists and artists from further away enter a piece of art into the contest in hopes of winning one of the prizes. Entries are in a number of categories, including mixed media, photography, drawing, oil painting, charcoal art, sculpture, and more. Prizes are then awarded to the top three artists in each category.

On the weekend of the festival, all the pieces of art will be on display throughout the space at the rotary building for both the judges and the general public to check out. Admission to the art show is completely free for all guests. It only costs money for those who want to enter their own works into the contest. This is a great event, and it’s taking place just three miles from Orion Rockwall.

Rockwall Art League
When: October 14 – 16
Where: Rockwall Rotary Building, 408 South Goliad Rockwall, TX 75087
Cost: Free admission

Downtown Rockwall’s Shops Offer Late-Night Hours Each Month During Downtown Rockwall Night Owls Shop Late Til 8

On the second Thursday of every month, shops and businesses in Downtown Rockwall stay open later than normal to entice late-night shoppers. Since 2013, many shops in downtown Rockwall have been staying open until 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month as part of the town’s Downtown Rockwall Night Owls Shop Late Til 8 initiative. It’s easy to spot a participating shop as all the participants have an owl outside their stores.

The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m and includes way more than just late-night shop hours. In previous months, the event has been known to promise food, drinks, door prizes, special sales, and more. The next events are on Thursday, October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th. Downtown Rockwall Night Owls Shop Late takes place conveniently close to Orion Rockwall. Head out in support of Rockwall’s great local businesses!

Downtown Rockwall Night Owls Shop Late Til 8
When: 5 – 8 p.m., every second Thursday of the month
Where: Participating businesses in downtown Rockwall

Treat Yourself at April Rain Day Spa

If you're hoping to enjoy a relaxing afternoon, consider checking out April Rain Day Spa for a full range of spa and relaxation services. The spa is located just over two miles from Orion Rockwall.

The spa offers a full range of skin care and beauty services, including hair removal, skin care treatments like chemical peels, plus makeup services and eyelash extensions. Microdermabrasion is also one of the most popular services requested at the spa. Check the spa’s website for regular deals on services. There are also deals regularly posted on deal sites like Groupon, so be sure you are getting the best price for your services by doing a little research before your session. The spa is open all weekdays and in the morning and early afternoon on Saturdays.

Have a Painting Party or Take a Class at Art’s A Blast

If you’re hoping to work on a new skill while having fun in your free time, consider classes or a painting party at Art’s A Blast in Rockwall. Art’s A Blast is a painting studio that’s been around for more than 30 years, and it’s located just 10 minutes from Orion Rockwall.

Art’s A Blast offers different ways for patrons to learn about and perfect their art skills. Register for studio classes (which cost $80 per person and include all materials), where you can choose which painting you’d like to learn how to create. If you'd rather just have a blast with some of your friends, schedule a private event or painting party at Art’s A Blast by contacting the studio owners.

Learn About the Benefits of Driving an Electric Car at the National Drive Electric Week Event in Rockwall

Be sure to check out this year's National Drive Electric Week event in Rockwall. The event will be held at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront Hotel, just 10 minutes from Orion Rockwall.

National Drive Electric Week will host events all across the country with the goal to discuss in greater details the benefits of driving electric with anyone who is interested. So, if you live in Rockwall and want to learn more about your impact when driving an electric vehicle, you can visit the Hilton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 17th the original source. There will be electric car owners to talk to plus info on vehicles other than sedans, including motorcycles, trucks, and hybrid cars. There will also be some vehicles on the premises for guests to check out.

National Drive Electric Week
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, Saturday, Sept. 17th
Where: Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront Hotel, 2055 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall, TX 75032

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