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Seasonal fun is close to home

by Callie Collins

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At MetroFamily, we're always looking to find the best seasonal fun, whether that's during the summer, at the holidays or throughout the spring. Oklahoma City family fun includes activities throughout the metro and our Fall Fun Guide is just the latest listing of what's coming up for all ages throughout the metro. Free Fall Events are listed here, along with local pumpkin patches, and trick-or-treat events are going on everywhere. Our writer, Jennifer Sharpe, has also put together what stands out among trick-or-treat alternatives. What I'm looking forward to this season, though, is the Mummy and Son Dance

These events are popular this year, with Norman's Mummy & Son Masquerade Ball and similar events in Moore and Mustang. Look for one in your area on MetroFamily's calendar

My son, Sam, and I will attend the Mummy and Son Dance next Saturday, Oct. 25. It's an evening event, complete with a costume contest and refreshments. Sam's going as Chris Kratt from PBS Kids' "Wild Kratts" and I'm still deciding between being a gypsy or a witch. What's for certain, though, is that it'll be memorable. It's for ages 4 and up, and starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 plus $5 for any additional sons. While I wish Isaac, age 2, could go with us, it's something for just the two of us to enjoy. The chance to do something one-on-one also has value, especially with a third son due in January. Having one activity that's only for Sam and I harkens back to when it was just him and that kind of nostalgia feels welcome at six-plus months pregnant. 

The City of Edmond Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the dance, along with a lot of other neat fall activities at its Multi-Activity Center (MAC). We recently attended a craft class, for example, and it seems there's always something going on at the facility that's hands-on for families. Their activity rooms include pottery wheels, sewing tables and a variety of related supplies; at an average of $10 per class, it's often less expensive to attend a session for make-and-take seasonal decorations than to purchase what's necessary to DIY at home.

The variety of activities in our area constantly surprises me. We feature the metro's 10 best upcoming events in Weekend Picks, our Thursday newsletter, along with five more for the next week. Click here to subscribe. Sam, Isaac and I are always looking for local fun. If you have a suggestion of what we should try next, write to It just might be featured here as a blog post! 

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