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30 things to do over fall break

Four day weekend brings plenty of possibilties

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30 things to do over fall break

TRL's Nnenna Nchege provides inspiration for fall break activities.

TRL's Nnenna Nchege provides inspiration for fall break activities.

Sophie Starnes

TRL's Nnenna Nchege provides inspiration for fall break activities.

Sophie Starnes

Sophie Starnes

TRL's Nnenna Nchege provides inspiration for fall break activities.

Nnenna Nchege, Staff Writer

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Ever since the release of the school’s yearly calendar over the summer, students have had plenty of time to plan out their new four-day, fall break. A long weekend in October provides opportunity for spooky activities, but if you’re struggling for things to do, The Red Ledger has a list for you.  

  1. Find a new show to binge watch on Netflix.

  2. Visit Starbucks and sample one of their fall season exclusive pumpkin spice lattes.

  3. Carve/paint pumpkins and display them around your home.

  4. Watch Sunday night football: the Cowboys will play the Packers Oct. 8 at home.

  5. Enjoy a bonfire with friends, roast some marshmallows and chat about how the semester is going.

  6. Get in the spooky Halloween spirit early and have a scary movie marathon, start with some classics: The Shining, Child’s Play, or A Nightmare on Elm Street.

  7. Complete an 1,000 piece puzzle with an autumn theme.

  8. Say a celebratory goodbye to your favorite summer outfit by wearing it one last time before locking it away til May.

  9. Visit the Coyote Drive-In movie theater in Lewisville.

  10. Buy a new fall mug.

  11. Visit Fright Fest at Six Flags over Texas.

  12. Go to the State Fair of Texas! Eat fried everything!

  13. Visit a pumpkin patch : Autumn at the Arboretum or Creekwood United Methodist Church on Stacy Road.

  14. Stop by Southlake Town Square for the city’s 16th annual Oktoberfest celebration, which includes vendors, live entertainment, contests, and a dachshund races.

  15. Go thrifting at Salvation Army, Plaza Thrift, or Goodwill.

  16. Have an upscale picnic with friends by going to Whole Foods for lunch and then enjoy the outdoors.

  17. Take a yoga class at local gyms or gather up some friends and yoga mats for some exercise in the park.

  18. Go bowling at Allen Bowl and Splitsville to see if you can break 110.

  19. Visit Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano with friends for a bone-chilling thrill.

  20. Discover some new music over the break. I suggest these artists from my favorite music genre, R&B: SZA, Jhene Aiko, Daniel Caesar, Lauryn Hill, and Jazmine Sullivan.

  21. Read a book, or two. “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas is a new bestseller.

  22. Visit Free Play in Richardson and earn a high score on one of their arcade leaderboards.

  23. With the holiday approaching, start a list of things you are thankful for in your life.  

  24. Take a visit to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff to take some pictures and enjoy highly rated cuisine.

  25. Volunteer with an Allen Community Outreach program or a food pantry like North Texas Food Bank. They’re going to need all the help they can get before the holidays.

  26. Clean out your closet to display your fall fashion favorites.

  27. Visit the Historic McKinney Farmer’s Market.

  28. Bake cookies shaped like autumn leaves.

  29. Make a Halloween costume or buy one from one of the in-season Spirit Halloween stores.

  30. Learn how to make a fall scented candle in a mason jar or a seasonally appropriate pumpkin.

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