The Oak Grove Community Center is filled with events for the month of October.
The most anticipated event of them all will be held Friday Oct. 29 for a night of “Trunk or Treat.” This event will kick off at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.
Trunk or treat provides a safe place for the children of the Oak Grove community to meet other kids as well as rack up on sweet-tooth goodies.
For the ones who may not know, trunk or treating is where participants bring their vehicles to central location, which is usually a parking lot and in this case: will be the Oak Grove Community Center lot, and the drivers decorate their vehicles and pass out candy for the holiday of Halloween. Some families go all out, creating elaborate scenes out of their trunks. Kids walk from vehicle to vehicle, collecting candy the same way they would during a normal trick-or-treating outing going door to door. This approach is a lot safer being that the area is surrounded with eyes and ears for provision precautions as well as parental control. Another perk of Trunk of Treating is that it cuts down on the time being out at night, the distance to receive candy is much shorter than walking door to door in a neighborhood.
If you are an adult who would like to participant giving out candy this year, stop by the community center to put your name as well as filling out any other information required to participate. Volunteers will need to be at the center an hour before at 5 p.m. to set up. If you would also like to donate candy, which is greatly appreciated, feel free to stop by the center to drop off donations. Trunk or treating makes for a great time for adults to socialize. It also allows adults to get creative embracing the Halloween spirit. For the volunteers who will be giving out candy, you will have the option to set up outside using the trunk of your vehicle or inside with a station assigned to you.
A week before Trunk or Treat kicks off, on Saturday October 16, 2021 the community center will hold an early Halloween event for family fun. The event will be a creepy, kooky, carnival. The outing will be a day event lasting from noon until 5 p.m.
While Trunk or Treating is the most anticipated event this month, Oak Grove’s community offers so many other events ready for attendance.
For the month of October, Monday through Friday: COVID testing is available for anyone.
On Friday October 8, The Health Department will be at the community center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with testing for HIV and Hepatitis C. Participants will be able to enter a drawing of receiving a $20 gift card from Walmart.
As for the locals in the community, every Monday and Friday GED classes are held for those interested in completing their education. These classes are offered at the community center from 9 a.m. until noon.
For the dance and music lovers, classes are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., so come out and get those calories burning. As for the sports tribe, every Monday, Thursday and Friday the community center holds open gym from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Girl Scout meetings are held and last by not least the Kappa League are looking to mentor young men, both in middle and high school. For more information about the Kappa League, contact the community center.
Another anticipated event happening at the community center is the Operation Tank/Tummy of Love that will kick off October 23, 2021. Operation Tank/Tummy of Love will give back to the military community once more. Beginning at 9 a.m. at the Oak Grove Community Center, active military of Ft. Campbell and spouses of the deployed are invited to come receive a gift card for a free dinner at Mission BBQ in Clarksville, Tenn. The event will last until are gifts are distributed.
Oak Grove’s Community Center has a lot in store this month. Melissa Lynch, the director of Oak Grove welcomes everyone out to attend this month packed events.
“I’d like to thank anyone that will be donating towards this month’s events, we are excited and look forward to them all,” Lynch said.
The community center is located at 1705 Thompsonville Lane, Oak Grove, KY 42262. Visit www.oakgroveky.org for more updates. Call the center or any questions at (270) 640-7575.