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Welcome October! Now that Autumn has arrived, it's a great time to get outside for family outings to enjoy the crisp fresh air and beautiful changing leaves. October also is the perfect time for family fun on the farm, and fun at the North Carolina State Fair at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh! On page 5, read about local farm Fall festivals, where you can find pumpkin picking, cornfield mazes, farm animals, and lots of family fun in the North Carolina Triangle! Read about "Howl-o-ween" at the Conservators Center (near Burlington, NC), and Pumpkin Prowl, where you can watch the animals playing with their pumpkins (page 4). On pages 8 and 9, read all about the Mars Rover named Curiosity, and how NASA communicates with Curiosity from Earth. You can also see Curiosity's selfie photo on page 8. (Curiosity says "Hello" from Mars!) October is National Orthodontic Health Month, and on page 9 we'll learn about what orthodontists do, and what it's like to be an orthodontist, in our Career Spotlight interview with local orthodontist, Dr. Lenise Clifton. This month we'll also learn about the French artist, Claude Monet, who is known for a style of painting called "impressionism". Ask a parent, grandparent or teacher to complete the Autumn-theme Kids Across, Parents Down crossword puzzle with you, and look for the Math-a-Muse puzzles, Hidden Picture puzzle, tricky dot-to-dot, and lots more fall fun! Have a happy October!

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

Howl-O-Ween Nights at the Conservators Center

Arthur Tiger playing with a pumpkin. Photo: Stephanie Butzer.

What’s THAT creeping through the trees? What has eyes that shine in the light of the setting sun? What’s that howling in the dark?

It’s just the friendly critters at the Conservators Center in Burlington NC, down the road from Chapel Hill! The weather is starting to cool down, and you know what that means: delicious food, wonderful smells, warm clothes, colorful leaves, awesome costumes, and Howl-O-Ween at the Conservators Center. Every year in October, the winding paths of this exotic animal conservancy turn into a spooky, haunted trail filled with some of the most breathtaking animals you’ve ever seen. Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat tours are held in the evening (on October 15, 22, and 29, 2016), as the sun is setting. This is the time of day when the critters at the Conservators Center are the most active. Lions love roaring to end the day, and leopards come out to prowl in the tall grass in their habitat. Tigers emerge from their dens to greet you, and wolves prance around their wooded enclosure, happy to FINALLY have some colder weather! The best part? You’ll have a funny, entertaining guide to tell you all kinds of fun, spooky things about the wonderful animals at the Center. You can wear your favorite Halloween costume when you visit the animals, too! Imagine the stories you can tell your classmates on Monday morning. Visit www.ConservatorsCenter.org for tour reservations. Also mark your calendar for the Conservators Center's annual Pumpkin Prowl on November 12th, 2016 (with a make-up date of November 19th in the event of bad weather.) Photo above center: Thomas and Ra Lion playing with a pumpkin by Kim Pyne.

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2016 FARM FUN GUIDE: Harvest Festivals & Cornfield Mazes Autumn days are perfect for fun on the farm in the North Carolina Triangle!

McKee CornField Maze

5011 Kiger Rd., Rougemont, NC 27572 919-732-8065 www.mckeecornfieldmaze.com

Visit these favorite local family farms and enjoy pumpkin picking, cornfield mazes, hay rides, visiting with farm animals, jumping in a corn crib, and the playing in the fresh air.

Farmer Ganyard at Upchurch Farm 2521 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary, NC 27519 (919) 812-7370; www.upchurch.farm

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Hill Ridge Farms

703 Tarboro Rd, Youngsville, NC 27596 (919) 556-1771 or 1-800-358-4170 www.hillridgefarms.com Have a day full of farm fun at Farmer Ganyard at Upchurch Farm in Cary, NC, and pick your pumpkins from a real pumpkin patch! Also enjoy hayride tours of the farm, corn crib, giant haymountain, cornfield maze, hay maze, barnyard farm animals, old farm barn market, picnic grove, educational murals (learn about bees and the pumpkin plant life cycle), and lots more!

Farmer Ganyard at Upchurch Farm is open daily for the 2016 Fall Season Sept. 23rd - Nov. 13th, 2016. (School field trips, groups & parties also available.) Visit the website for hours and more information.

The Hill Ridge Farms Fall Pumpkin & Harvest Festival is open 7 days a week from Sept. 10th - Nov. 13th, 2016, and features covered hay rides and pumpkin picking as well as train rides, gemstone panning, bounce house, live music, a giant slide, (80 feet long!), huge jumping pillow, corn crib, farm animal corral, bunny village, corn house, antique farm equipment, catfish feeding dock, playland, colorful maze, pony rides (on weekends), sandbox, swings, educational exhibits, great food and much more! Stroller-friendly paved concrete sidewalks; full-service restrooms.

With 14 acres of fun for the whole family, McKee’s CornField Maze includes both a 12-acre maze (with 4 miles of pathways), and a 2-acre interactive children’s maze, along with farm animals, a shady picnic area, children’s play area and play set, and rope swing. Also available: mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, straw, gourds, and other fall decorations, and Maple View ice cream! Open weekends Fri-Sun, Sept. 24 - Oct. 30th, 2016. Haunted Trail and CornField Maze Oct. 22, 28 & 29.

Ken’s Korny Corn Maze

3175 Benson Rd. (Hwy 50 S), Garner, NC 27529 919-779-4765 www.kenskornycornmaze.com Ken’s Korny Corn Maze is a 10-acre fall playground with a 6-acre corn maze, and over 2 1/2 miles of paths! Farm fun includes an 8,000 sq. ft. rope maze, hay maze, hay rides, miniature golf, gourd checkers, corn and hay barn, concessions, and photo opportunities. Open Sept. 16 - Nov. 6, 2016 (weekends Fri-Sun; weekdays for groups by appointment only.)

Hill Ridge Farms is open year-round (for farm fun, birthday parties, school trips & group events, as well as a spectacular holiday Festival of Lights show Nov. 24 - Dec. 31, 2016). Open daily; visit the website for hours. Extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays (October 2016) from 9am-9pm, with nighttime hayrides, bonfires, concessions and Chuckwagon Grill open for dinner.

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The Mars Rovers: Curiosity

SPACE EXPLORERS

high, dangerous levels of radiation. NASA will use Curiosity’s radiation data to design missions to be safer for human explorers.

Curiosity is about the size of a small SUV.

Curiosity landed on Mars in Gale Crater. This crater is special because it has a tall mountain in the middle. The mountain has many layers of rock. Each layer is made of different minerals from different time periods. These minerals could tell scientists about the history of water on Mars.

Because Curiosity is so big, she also has bigger wheels than the previous rovers. This helps her to roll over rocks and sand without getting stuck. However, even on a long driving day, she still only travels about 660 feet.

The rover uses many scientific instruments to study the rocks in Gale Crater. Curiosity used her drill to make a hole in a rock that once was mud at the bottom of a lake. One of her other instruments studied the powder drilled from the rock. This information helped scientists learn that the Gale crater had ingredients that ancient life would have needed to survive.

At 20 inches in diameter, Curiosity’s wheels are much bigger than the wheels of previous rovers.

Curiosity brought 17 cameras with her to the Red Planet—more than any other rover. She uses some of her cameras to take photos of her journey. Cameras also act as Curiosity’s eyes, helping her to spot and stay away from danger. One of Curiosity’s cameras— at the end of her 7- foot-long robotic arm—even acts like a sort of “selfie stick.” She can hold the camera two meters away and take a selfie to send back to Earth!

Selfie: Mars Rover Curiosity says "Hello" from Mars

A self-portrait of Curiosity on a Martian sand dune. At this site, she used instruments to scoop up and study sand samples.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

On Earth, where there is water, there are living things. We know that Mars had water a long time ago. But did it also have other conditions life needs? To find out, NASA sent the Curiosity rover to Mars. Curiosity is the largest robot to ever land on another planet.

Scientists sent Curiosity to Mars to measure lots of other things, too—including radiation. Radiation is a type of energy that can come from the sun. It travels in high-energy waves that can(1/4 page V is 5 in. x 6 in
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Communicating with Curiosity - By Teagan Wall, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

If you want to talk to a friend on Earth, you just pick up the phone and call them. But how do scientists communicate with the rovers on Mars? It takes a lot of teamwork! With cell phones and the internet, we’re used to communicating with anyone, anywhere, quickly and easily. But how do scientists communicate with things that aren’t on our planet—such as the Curiosity rover on Mars? This communication beyond Earth is a bit more complicated. We communicate with spacecraft using radio signals. Radio signals move at the speed of light. However, they have a long way to travel. Even when it is closest to Earth, Mars is still about 35 million miles away. And sometimes it’s much, much farther! If you sent a text message to Mars, it would take, on average, about 14 minutes for it to get there. This long distance makes talking with robots on other planets difficult. Imagine driving in a video game and waiting 28 minutes to see your car make a turn! It would take forever to drive the rover one turn at a time. Instead, we send Curiosity all the instructions for the day at once. Most of the rover’s daily tasks—like taking photographs and zapping rocks—are planned out in advance. Some days we can’t directly talk to the rovers. We use antennas to send and receive signals, but Mars and Earth are both constantly spinning. On Earth, the antennas are located around the world so that at least one is always facing Mars. About half of the time, though, Curiosity's location on Mars is not facing toward Earth. During these times, Curiosity can’t send signals directly to our antennas.

Information takes anywhere from four to 24 minutes to get from the Earth to Mars. Credit: NASA

Orbiters are special spacecraft that spend their time continuously traveling around an object, such as a moon or a planet. There are several orbiters traveling around Mars. When Curiosity isn’t facing Earth, it can send a message to one of these orbiters. Then, once the orbiter reaches the Earth-facing side of Mars, it sends the signal. Each day, Curiosity sends information to at least one Mars orbiter, and the orbiter sends that information to Earth. Hurray for teamwork!

So how does the rover send its messages to Earth? Through an orbiter!

Learn more about the Curiosity rover's travels on mars on page 8, and at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/mars-curiosity

Fall Pumpkin & Harvest Festival

Come join us at the Triangle’s best destination for an old fashioned, fun visit to the farm! Hayride • Bounce House • Train Rides! • Giant Slide • Farm Animals • Country Store Gem Stone Panning! • HUGE Jumping Pillow • Covered Picnic Area • Corn House Hay Jump • Pumpkins • Colorful maze • Playland • Bunny Village Pony Rides (Weekends Only) • Fish Feeding Dock • Great food Educational Exhibits • Full Service Restrooms • Live Music!

Open 7 Days a Week! (919) 556-1771 or 800-358-4170

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Pumpkin Picking • REAL Pumpkin Patch! Barnyard Animals • Farm Hayrides Haymountain • Corn Crib Cornfield Maze Cotton Picking • Hay Maze Farm Tour • Picnicking • Barn Market Upchurch Farm 2521 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary, NC 27519

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CAREERS

What's it Like to be a Orthodontist? Meet Dr. Lenise Clifton, DDS, MS

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health Month, so it's a great time to learn about what it's like to be an orthodontist, and how orthodontists help their patients to have their best and healthiest smile. We talked with local orthodontist Dr, Lenise Clifton, DDS, MS about her career as an orthodontist with Clifton & Mauney in Chapel Hill. Dr. Clifton chose orthodontics for her career because of the positive effect braces had on her own self-esteem. She loves science and art, and she found that dentistry uses both equally. Dr. Clifton is the mother of three children, and she works closely with her husband, pediatric dentist Dr. Charles Mauney, DDS, at Clifton & Mauney. She is a member and board certified by both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Orthodontics. Dr. Clifton also is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society and the Durham-Orange Dental Society. She enjoys being an orthodontist and pediatric dentist and orthodontist because, “There’s always something new to learn, and it’s always exciting. . . . We make a difference in the way people smile and feel about themselves."

When were you first interested in becoming an orthodontist?

After I completed orthodontic treatment myself, prior to high school, I felt inspired to become an orthodontist. I wanted to help others the way my orthodontist helped me!

What career did you imagine for yourself when you were a child? I wanted to be a librarian.

What was your favorite subject in school? I love school, especially science.

What does it take to become an orthodontist?

What do you do every day? Describe a typical day on the job. Each day is a new adventure to meet people and an opportunity to watch people change and to see progress to occur. During a typical day I am offered the chance to help patients begin their orthodontic journey and a chance to celebrate the patients who have completed the process.

Dr. Lenise Clifton, center, next to Dr. Charles Mauney and the friendly staff of Clifton & Mauney in Chapel Hill.

What’s the best part of your job?

I love orthodontics because of the positive effect braces had on my self-esteem. I am actually a pediatric dentist and orthodontist. To become both of these I completed an undergraduate degree at Centenary College of Louisiana, followed by four years of dental school at UNC Chapel Hill and 5 additional years of specialized training in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.

What advice would you give to kids who are interested in pursuing a career as an orthodontist?

I love getting to know our patients and their families. Working with our team toward a common goal is awesome. We all love helping others.

Always work hard in school and be dedicated to your studies. Observe dentist as the work and learn all you can about dentistry. Being artistic and crafty has helped me too!

What are your favorite hobbies or things to do when you are not working?

I love to sew, especially quilts. I also paint and draw. ORTHODONTISTS HAVE BEEN STRAIGHTENING Thank you, Dr. Clifton, for sharing Reading, playing the piano, singing (in my church choir), TEETH FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS. Orthodontics was us established as the first dentallike specialtyto in 1900. with what it's be an growing roses and arranging flowers bring me joy. orthodontist! CK Traveling with my family is at the top of my list, too.

What does an orthodontist do? Orthodontist Fast Facts

An orthodontist graduates from dental school before going to orthodontic school. An orthodontist must successfully complete a minimum of two years of advanced, specialty education in orthodontics. An orthodontist wants patients to avoid hard, sticky, crunchy and chewy foods during orthodontic treatment.

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An orthodontist studies x-rays, plaster molds of the mouth and photographs to help understand what’s wrong with a patient’s teeth and jaws and to decide how to fix them.

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October Maze

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Find your way through the cornfield maze to the pumpkin patch!

McKee CornField Maze Two Cornfield Mazes for Family Fun! Adventurous 12 acre maze & 2 acre fun, interactive children’s maze September 24th - October 30th (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)

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Pumpkins, Mums, Corn Stalks, Corn, Farm Animals, Hayrides, Gourds & Fall Decorations, Straw, Shady Picnic Area, Children’s Grassy Play Area

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Ages 3 – 6 Mondays & Tuesdays 10:30 am – 11:00 am ALSO Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 4 pm Chapel Hill Public Library

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National Farmers' Day Visit a local farm!

(Fall Farm Guide on p. 5)

Meet Trekkie Monster Wolf and his brother Roland Wolf at the Conservators Center near Burlington, NC! www.conservatorscenter.org

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KIDCYCLE Consignment Sale Northgate Mall, Durham Oct 7, 8 & 9

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Orionids Meteor Shower Peak

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Linea in Monet's Garden

BOOK NOOK

By Christina Björk; illustrated by Lena Anderson

"Original and charming."—New Yorker Linea in Monet's Garden captivates children and adults alike, introducing children to painter Claude Monet's art, as well as details of Monet's life, his paintings, his family, and his home at Giverny, near Paris. Through the pictures and the story, readers feel as though they are traveling along with Linnea and Mr. Bloom to France to see Monet's gardens and his paintings. Linnea and Mr. Bloom visit Monet's gardens, and even stand on the same little Japanese bridge that Monet painted so often in his pictures. In Paris, Linnea gets to see many of the real paintings, and some of the places that inspired his paintings, and now she can understand what it means to be called an Impressionist. She also learns a lot about Monet's life in the pink house where he lived with his eight children. Twenty-five years after its original publication, this celebration of the wonder of Claude Monet's art is available once again to inspire a new generation of readers. Grade level: Kindergarten - 3rd grade, and art lovers of all ages. A live action animated version of Linea in Monet's Garden also is available on DVD.

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Musnet: The Mouse of Monet By Kickliy Musnet is the story of a young boy mouse in France who travels the countryside looking for work, when he happens upon Monet's garden. There he avoids Monet's cat, meets a friend, takes on a job and becomes inspired to learn to paint. Will he paint in the classical ways, or in the new style of the impressionist? Drawn and painted in a beautiful, lush style, in a comic book-style format that will delight children and grown-ups alike. This is the first book in a series, with three additional soon-to-bepublished books following the continuing adventures of Musnet.

Monet and the Impressionists for Kids: Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities By Carol Sabbeth Monet and the Impressionists for Kids invites children to delight in artist Claude Monet's beautiful gardens, Mary Cassatt’s mothers and children, Auguste Renoir’s dancing couples, and Paul Gaugin’s island scenes. Twenty-one hands-on activities explore Monet’s quick shimmering brush strokes, Paul Cézanne’s brilliant rectangles of color, Georges Seurat’s pointillism, and Edgar Degas’ sculpture-like circles of dancers. The book shows kids how the artists’ friendships helped them through repeated rejection by the Parisian art world, and shows how they lived, painted, and enjoyed the vibrant life Paris at the approach of the 20th century. A resource section guides readers to related art museums and art websites around the world.

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The Art of Claude Monet

ALL ABOUT ART Claude Monet was a famous French artist who is known as the "father of impressionism." Claude Monet was born in

Paris on November 14, 1840, and grew up near the sea on the Normandy coast in France.

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." - Claude Monet

As a young teenager, he studied art and other subjects in school, and by the age of 15 he had developed a local reputation as a caricaturist. His caricature drawings were displayed in the window of a local frame maker's shop, where people began to recognize their fellow villagers in the drawings. After his mother died when he was17 years old, Monet's aunt encouraged him in his efforts to become an artist. His artwork attracted the interest of landscape painter Eugene Boudin, who introduced Monet to plein-air painting. Plein-air is French for “open air” and refers to paintings created outdoors.

Claude Monet, photo by Nadar, 1899. Portrait of Claude Monet, 1867, by Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran. Woman With a Parasol, Camille Monet and her Son Jean, Claude Monet, 1875.

He later was drafted and served in the French military, but upon his return to Paris he began painting again. He married Camille Doncieux in Paris in 1870, and over the years they had eight children. Monet became known as an "Impressionist," a term taken from his painting, "Impression, Sunrise." His paintings had an unfinished look, which was very different from the paintings of artists who lived before him. His brush strokes were lively and spontaneous, capturing the changing light and shadow of the day, and the feeling of the moment. He applied the paint with thick broad brush strokes, often mixing colors on the canvas. Monet most often chose to paint landscapes and leisure activities— Water Lilies, Claude Monet, 1919. everyday activities that (at the time) were considered to be unworthy subjects for art, compared to the highly respected religious and mythological subjects.

Monet in His Garden, New York Times, 1922.

Sometimes Monet would paint the same scene over and over again, but at different times of day or in different seasons. Examples of these works include his famous series of water lily paintings, as well as his paintings of haystacks, morning views of the Seine river, the Gare Saint-Lazare train station, and the Cathedral of Rouen, France.

Like many other Impressionist artists, Monet had little success in his early years. Impressionists were initially criticized for what was thought to be their unworthy subjects, unrealistic colors, and loose, seemingly unfinished brushwork.

Rouen Cathedral Facade (Sunset), Claude Monet, 1892.

Public opinion of Impressionism became more favorable in the mid-1880s, and Monet’s paintings began to sell well. By the early 1900's, Monet was one of the world’s wealthiest artists. Claude Monet died in Giverny, France on December 5, 1926. His artwork continues to be an inspiration for artists around the world. Sources: http://denverartmuseum.org/edu/lesson/monet-smagical-garden; http://makingartfun.com/pdf/monet-printitbiography.pdf. Find free art printables and projects for home and school at www.makingartfun.com.

Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies, Claude Monet, 1899.

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 Math-A-Muse By Evelyn B. Christensen, Ed.D.

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OCTOBER 2016 Flick Picks Queen of Katwe

Trolls

(In Theaters: September 23, 2016)

Queen of Katwe is the inspirational true story of a young girl named Phiona selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. When Phiona meets Robert Katende, a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Recognizing Phiona's natural aptitude for chess, Katende mentors her and teaches her to read and write. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, and as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, she is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo, Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong'o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. Rated PG. 2 hr. 4 min. (Walt Disney Pictures and ESPN Films.)

(In Theaters: November 4, 2016)

"Find your happy place!" From the creators of Shrek, with a story based on the popular troll dolls, Dreamworks' Trolls is a 3D computer-animated musical comedy film, filled with music and hair-raising adventures! Two trolls, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), and Branch (Justin Timberlake), leave their colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable & optimistic Troll characters, on a quest to save the Trolls from being attacked by the nasty, pessimistic Bergens who like to prey upon the Trolls. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, and songs from other popular artists, the all-star voice cast also includes: Gwen Stefani as DJ Suki, James Corden as Biggie, Russell Brand as Creek, GloZell as Grandma Rosiepuff, Kandee Johnson as Mandy Sparkledust, Christine Baranski as Chef, John Cleese as King Gristle, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Prince Gristle, and Zooey Deschanel as Bridget. Rated PG (for some mild rude humor.) 1 hr. 24 min. DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox.

PUZZLING PUMPKINS All but one of these Jack O'Lanterns

© Vicki Whiting

has at least one duplicate. Can you circle the one unique Jack O'Lantern?

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Hidden Picture Puzzles by Liz How many hidden items can you find?

By Jan Buckner Walker

The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults

The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups!

Kids Across

1. It's "crunch" time: Everybody knows that an apple is a delicious fall ____ 3. It's a word that means "nightfall" and rhymes with "tusk" 7. If it begins to rain while you're taking a walk, the first drop will probably fall on your ___ 8. Autumn art: When you're coloring a picture of a tree in the fall, you might choose to use a red, orange or brown _____ 10. Daylight savings time tip: November is the month when people set their clocks ____ one hour 11. This year, the first day of fall falls on ______ 22nd 14. Where you are if you see a trapeze artist stumble and fall into the safety net below her 16. It's where a cookie crumb might end up if it falls out of your mouth

18. Big sacks that hold autumn leaves after you've raked them 21. Tiny 18A of dried leaves dunked in cups of boiling water make this hot, tasty drink 22. A section cut from a fallen tree that is ready for a family's fireplace 23. It's the color of most leaves before autumn arrives 24. A fall farewell: What is the last word one leaf might say to another one as it falls from their tree?

5. Season after autumn 6. Source of every teardrop 7. Age-old question: If a tree falls in the forest and nobody ____ it, does it make a sound?" 9. What you could do to a canoe to dunk everyone in it 12. Even the best gymnast will fall if he loses his _____ 13. Timeless bedtime classic, like "Rock-a-Bye Baby," which warns of what happens when the bough breaks (How is THAT a soothing song?!) 15. Fall is the time to pull it out Parents Down of the closet 1. It followed the rise of the 17. Container that Jack (or Jill) Roman empire (and the word probably lost a grip on as "into" in this puzzle's theme they fell down that hill title) 19. Old adage: "If you don't 2. 1D family feast that focuses _____ for something, you'll on gratitude fall for anything" 4. Sudden impact: What a bolt of lightning can do to a tree 20. One piece of paper torn from a looseleaf notebook that causes it to fall

Falling into Fall

Pumpkin Festivals &

CornField Mazes Guide on p. 5

Solution on page 2.

™ kris@kapd.com KAPD ebooks now available on www.kapd.com 8/2015 (9/2016 update: 11 Across)

© 2015 KAPD, LLC

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