Hudson Valley Parent

October 2013

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10 11 12 21 22 Grab a crazy hat and celebrate silliness for Mad Hatter Day on Oct. 6. Drink hot apple cider. Better yet, do it while eating caramels. Visit a corn maze and try not to get lost. provides listings of corn mazes in every state. Make your own toasty fleece lap blanket. Buy one yard each of two fleece fabrics. Place one on top of the other, wrong sides together. Along all four edges make cuts 4-5 inches into the fabric and 1-2 inches apart. Tie the top and bottom strips into a single or double knot. 13 14 15 Try a hearty fall soup like pumpkin, butternut squash, or baked potato. Go to a football game. Break the turkey wishbone. 17 23 Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. 16 This classic Halloween show from 1966 follows the Peanuts gang as they celebrate Halloween, while Linus waits for the coming of the Halloween benefactor he calls "The Great Pumpkin." Learn how to can or preserve fruits and veggies. Jarden Brands, the maker of Ball Canning supplies, offers an inexpensive starter kit. Learn all about canning at their website: www. NBC broadcasts the New York City parade live starting at 9 a.m. every Thanksgiving Day. Watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." Teach your children how to plant lower bulbs. 18 24 25 Take a hayride. Cuddle an animal or two at your local humane Check out a society or pet rescue for model railroad National Adopt a Shelter exhibit in Dog Month (October). November for National Model Railroad Month. Local clubs often have displays open Go to an to the public for special events. Find Oktoberfest a model railroad you can visit at celebration. 19 20 Pack a note in your child's lunch along with a fall treat like candy corn. Lara Krupicka is the mother of three girls and author of the e-book "Family Bucket Lists: Bring More Fun, Adventure & Camaraderie Into Every Day." Hudson Valley Parent 29 n

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