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The city will host multiple events in October including National Night Out, Old Town Picture Show, a block party, Founder’s Day and so much more.
The fun starts Tuesday, Oct. 2 as the Burleson Police Department, staff from multiple city departments, neighbors and businesses celebrate National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. National Night Out helps bring back a sense of community and provides an excellent opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
The Recreation and Lifelong Learning Department will continue hosting community workshops to receive public input as part of the city’s parks master plan update. Workshops will take place Oct. 4, 8, 18 and 20 at a variety of locations throughout the city. For more information.
Old Town Picture Show will feature “Avengers – Infinity War” (rated PG-13) on Oct. 6. The event starts at 6 p.m. with vendors and fun activities, and the movie will begin at 8 p.m. Hosting movies in Old Town Burleson is an event that dates back to the 1950’s.
A new event, Burleson Block Party, will debut on Friday, Oct. 12 when the Burleson Economic Development Corporation takes over JoCo Community Radio for the day to celebrate our community. The event wraps up with a free concert at 6 p.m. located at the corner of Ellison and Wilson Streets in Old Town Burleson. The entertainment will feature local artists Brittany Oviedo, Jesse Jennings, and Andrew Dolan. Burleson Block Party will be donating proceeds to the Burleson Drowning Coalition, a group that provides free drowning prevention lessons to local youth. The public can donate $25 which gives a child in our community four free swim lessons.
Also, on Oct. 12 the Burleson Animal Shelter will be partnering with Lost Oak Winery for one of their largest fundraisers of the year, Yappy Hour. From 7 – 9 p.m. you can enjoy fun, food, and drinks at the winery and can even adopt your new best friend.
Old Town will host another event on Oct. 13. Founder’s Day is a daylong event (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) that celebrates Burleson's founding and includes mock gunfights, staged shootouts, car show, arts and crafts, great food, and a variety of entertainment.
The Burleson Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Oct. 27. Residents can drop off unused, expired or unwanted medications, in both pill and liquid form, for safe disposal at 1161 S.W. Wilshire Blvd. This includes over-the-counter as well as prescription drugs. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Also on Oct. 27, children 12-years-old and younger are invited to Boo Bash in Old Town from 6 – 8 p.m. The free event features trick-or-treating, free games, bounce houses and more.