Both school districts began their fall break Friday, but what activities are there to do locally for those not hitting the road? Owensboro Times reached out to several to find some known and some not-so-well known opportunities to make the week seem like a staycation.
MoonTyed is offering a Spooky TieDye at The Spot Coffee and Finery Oct. 5 between 2 and 5:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. $20 per adult, $15 if you bring your own shirt. $15 for children, $10 if you bring your own shirt. Shirts need to be 100% cotton. To prepay for shirts and for more information about the designs, visit the Facebook event page. The Spot is located at 217 Williamsburg Square.
The Spot Coffee and Finery is hosting a drop-in stone wrapping class from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 12. Simply Wrapped will be on-site to guide participants in making a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Stones can be purchased from Simply Wrapped or you can bring your own.
Trunnell’s Farm Market is hosting The Great Pumpkin Fest Oct. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes pumpkin painting and a contest, guessing the weight of a giant pumpkin, face painting, a wagon ride and corn made. From 2 to 4 p.m., there will be a pumpkin hunt. For more information, including information about their Saturday outdoor movie nights, visit their Facebook page. Trunnell’s is located at 9255 U.S. 431.
Azzip Pizza is offering a Little Pizza Chefs event Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will have a pizza-making station with crusts, sauce, cheese and toppings. Each adult pizza purchase comes with one free kids meal. More information about the event can be found here.
Daviess County Public Library is offering Spooky Family StoryTime on Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. On Oct. 9, join the library at the Western Kentucky Botanical Gardens at 10 a.m. for Little Sprouts, a program with songs, crafts and stories related to fall. More information, including reservations, can be found on their Facebook page.
Skillz Virtual Reality Arcade, located inside Towne Square Mall, is running 25% off specials all week during fall break. For more information, visit the Facebook page.
Soul Sanctuary is hosting nature days Oct. 7-9 from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be nature exploration, baking, painting and spending time with animals. Cost is $100 for the three days, snacks and crafts included. Soul Sanctuary is located at 6841 State Route 144. More information is available on their Facebook page.
Sportstutor is hosting a three-day Fall Soccer Camp at Horse Fork Park that begins Monday, Oct. 7 at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit the Facebook page.
Elite Air will be open and offering specials during the week. Stay tuned to their Facebook page. Elite Air is located at 606 Salem Drive.
Ozone Laser Tag, located at 533 Triplett Street, will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. and will offer $2 off every game Tuesday through Thursday and $1 off every game Friday through Sunday. All week they will be offering $20 off any party that is booked during the break.
Owensboro Gymnastics and Fitness Center, located at 3239 Alvey Park Drive E. will be hosting an open gym from 11:30 to 12:30 on Oct. 11 for $7 per child. Inflatables, trampolines and foam pits are included.
Reid’s Orchard will be open daily and Reidland Play Area and Animals will be open noon to 5 p.m. Visit the corn maze, apple slider, corn crib, jump pad and a new sports inflatable. Reid’s is located at 4818 State Route 144.
The Edge Ice Center is open for public skating Oct. 7 through 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $6 per person and this includes skate rental. Weekend public skating is Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. and is $7 per person. Saturday afternoon public skate is 2 to 4 p.m. and is $6 per person. Sunday is 1 to 4 p.m. The Edge is at 1400 Hickman Ave.
iArt Studios also has new figurines to paint during open studio hours. Check out iArt’s Facebook page for more information and hours.
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, located at 901 Frederica St., will be making a ghost on a stick in the museum’s free Artland studio Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Beyond these events and activities, visiting any local museums, hiking at Ben Hawes Park or checking out the scarecrows at Western Kentucky Botanical Gardens is a break from the ordinary.