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ChillKids

October 2017

Fun Family Educational Resource of Chapel Hill • Carrboro • Durham • Hillsborough • NC Triangle

Autumn Fun

in the NC Triangle! NASA Space Place: Meteor Showers Watch for the Orionids October 20 & 21

Fun on the Farm: Pumpkin Festivals & Cornfield Mazes Puzzles, Games, Mazes Halloween Safety Tips

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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 3, read about local farm Fall festivals, where you can go pumpkin picking, find your way through cornfield mazes, visit the farm animals, and have lots of family fun in the North Carolina Triangle. On page 5, we'll learn with NASA Space Place all about Meteor Showers, sometimes called "shooting stars." Ask your parents to star gaze with you on the night of October 20th - 21st to watch for the Orionid Meteor Showers. Depending on how dark the night is, and if the skies are clear without clouds covering the stars, you just may see a lot of shooting stars (Orionid meteor showers)! 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 9). Halloween is coming up on October 31st! Check out page 14 for Halloween safety tips for planning your costume and for a safe and happy Halloween. 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 puzzles, tricky dot-to-dot, and lots more fall fun! Have a happy October!

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2017 FARM FUN GUIDE Harvest Festivals & Cornfield Mazes Autumn days are perfect for fun on the farm in the North Carolina Triangle! Visit these

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

Vollmer Farm "Back Forty" Hill Ridge Farms

703 Tarboro Rd, Youngsville, NC 27596 (919) 556-1771 or 1-800-358-4170 www.hillridgefarms.com The Hill Ridge Farms Fall Pumpkin & Harvest Festival is open 7 days a week from Sept. 16th Nov. 11th, 2017, 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; fullservice restrooms. 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.

Ken’s Korny Corn Maze

McKee CornField Maze

5011 Kiger Rd., Rougemont, NC 27572 919-732-8065 www.mckeecornfieldmaze.com 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. 23 - Oct. 29th, 2017. Haunted Trail and CornField Maze Oct. 21, 27 & 28, 2017.

677 NC 98 Hwy East, Bunn, NC 27508 (919) 496-3076 www.vollmerfarm.com Have a day full of family fun at Vollmer Farm's Fall 2017 "Back 40" country playground & Farm Market in Bunn, NC, and pick your pumpkins (both orange pumpkins and white "ghost" pumpkins) from a real pumpkin patch! Enjoy the hayride from the Farm Market to the "Back 40" country playground, and explore all of the fun things to do: giant slide, the great pumpkin jump (2,500 square foot jumping pillow), cornfield maze, visit the barnyard farm animals, corn crib, pumpkin target slingshot, cow barrel train, tot rocket zipline, racer barrels, outdoor family movies (projected onto the barn) on Saturday nights, bonfires and smores on Saturday nights, two large playground areas, and lots more, all in a beautiful real farm setting. Vollmer Farm's Fall 2017 "Back Forty" country playground is open every Saturday & Sunday in October. Visit the website for hours and more information.

For more Fall Fun & Festivals, visit www.ChillKids.com.

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. 22 - Nov. 11, 2017 (weekends Fri-Sun; weekdays for groups by appointment only.)

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Meteor Showers If it's time for a meteor shower, (like the Orionids on the night of October 21st - 22nd this year) you won't need a telescope, binoculars, or a high mountain to have a "star gazing" party. You might need a warm sleeping bag, and your parents with an alarm clock to wake you in the middle of the night. But then just lying down in your own back yard can put you in the perfect spot to enjoy a great show.

Meteor showers are named for the constellation where the meteors appear to be coming from. So, for example, the Orionids Meteor Shower, which occurs in October each year, appear to be originating near the constellation Orion the Hunter.

Plan ahead

What is a meteor shower? A meteor is a space rock—or meteoroid—that enters Earth's atmosphere. As the space rock falls toward Earth, the resistance—or drag—of the air on the rock makes it extremely hot. What we see is a "shooting star." That bright streak is not actually the rock, but rather the glowing hot air as the hot rock zips through the atmosphere. When Earth encounters many meteoroids at once, we call it a meteor shower.

Sky Gazing:

On the Night of October 20th - 21st, look for the Orionid Shooting Stars!

A meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower, Aug. 13, 2015, in Spruce Knob, WV. Image: NASA/Bill Ingalls.

Why would Earth encounter many meteoroids at once? Well, comets, like Earth and the other planets, also orbit the sun. Unlike the nearly circular orbits of the planets, the orbits of comets are usually quite lop-sided.

But not to worry! The meteoroids are usually small, from dust particle to boulder size. They are almost always small enough to quickly burn up in our atmosphere, so there's little chance any of them will strike Earth's surface. But there is a good chance that you can see a beautiful shooting star show in the middle of the night!

As a comet gets closer to the sun, some of its icy surface boils off, releasing lots of particles of dust and rock. This comet debris gets strewn out along the comet's path, especially in the inner solar system (where we live) as the sun's heat boils off more and more ice and debris. Then, several times each year as Earth makes its journey around the sun, its orbit crosses the orbit of a comet, which means Earth smacks into a bunch of comet debris.

In the case of a meteor shower, the glowing streaks may appear anywhere in the sky, but their "tails" all seem to point back to the same spot in the sky. That's because all the meteors are coming at us at the same angle, and as they get closer to Earth the effect of perspective makes them seem to get farther apart. It's like standing in the middle of railroad tracks and seeing how the two tracks come together in the distance.

Here are the months of major meteor showers. Peak viewing times will vary by a day or two each year. Keep in mind: If the moon is full or near full, or if you are in an area with lots of city lights, you may not see many meteors. Some years are better than others for numbers of meteors per hour.

Quadrantids: December/January Lyrids: April Perseids: August Orionids: October (in 2017, peaks Oct. 20-21) Leonids: November Geminids: December Source: NASA Space Place, https://spaceplace.nasa. gov/meteor-shower. The Orionid meteor showers appear every October, and will peak this year on the night of October 20 to 21st (with the most shooting stars appearing before dawn on October 21st, if the skies are clear).

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

www.hillridgefarms.com

703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC 27596

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Chapel Hill Pediatrics

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Welcome NEW and Established Patients

• Care from birth through college • Complimentary “meet & greet” sessions • Same-day appointments • Comprehensive sports & camp physicals Appointment Hours 8 am - 5 pm M-F All Locations

Walk in Availability: Chapel Hill Office: 7:15 – 7:50 am and 1-7 pm M-F, 9 am - 2 pm Sat - Sun Durham Office: 7:15 – 7:50 am M-F Hillsborough Office: 8 - 8:30 am M-F

Open September 22 - November 11th • 8,000 Sq. Ft. Rope Maze • Hay Maze • Hay Rides • Miniature Golf • Gourd Checkers • Concessions & Picnic Areas • Corn & Hay Barn • Photo Opportunities • and much more . . .

Hours Friday 4-10 pm Sat 10 am-10 pm Sun 12-8 pm

Help Curious George find his way out of the corn maze!

Come get lost in our 6 ACRE CORN MAZE Great fun for all ages!

North Carolina’s

3175 Benson Rd. (Hwy 50 S.) Garner, NC 27529

Corn Maze!

919-779-4765

ORIGINAL

www.kenskornycornmaze.com

919-942-4173 Open daily including weekends and holidays. Serving you in 3 locations: Chapel Hill: 205 Sage Road, Suite 100 Durham: 249 East NC Hwy 54, Suite 230 Hillsborough: 1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 401

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Hidden Picture Puzzles by Liz

North Carolina from the book 50 States of Fun by Liz Ball

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Find the Matching Jack-o'Lanterns

Why dance? Only two of these Jack-o'-Lanterns are identical. Can you find the matching pair?

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Build team work Exercise your mind, your body and your leadership skills. Explore musicality. Nurture imagination. Increase strength and coordination And it’s fun. with classes at The Triangle Youth Ballet Chapel Hill The Durham Arts Council, Durham

Photo by Steve Clarke The Triangle Youth Ballet is a 501(c)3 non-profit and a member of the North Carolina Center for Non-Profits.

www.triangleyouthballet.org

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919-932-2676

Tickets ballet in Advance triangle youth

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Alice in

Wonderland

Photo by Catharine Carter

Sat. Oct 7 - 7:00 pm - Sun. Oct 8 - 2:00 pm Carrboro High School - Reserved seating

Puzzle solution on page 2.

Tickets at the Door $10 - $18 / Tickets in Advance $8 - $15

www.triangleyouthballet.org

919-932-2676

The Triangle Youth Ballet is a 501(c)3 non-profit and member of the N C Center for Non-Profits.

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

Howl-O-Ween Nights at the Conservators Center

TrICK OR TREAT Tours Looking for a unique family outing? Want to trick or treat with Arthur Tiger and Trekkie Wolf? The Conservators Center Trick or Treat tours are just right for families looking for a delightful October activity! Grab your Jedi, pirate, and princess costumes and come on out to the Conservators Center in nearby Burlington, NC any weekend in October starting October14th-15th. On a Conservators Center Trick or Treat tour, you and your little ghouls and goblins will: Learn about the tricks animals use to survive in the wild; Snack on yummy Howl-O-Ween treats around the park, and Meet Fiona Fennec and Popcorn Binturong, the Conservators Center’s lovable, goofy mascots. Trick or Treat Tours last one hour, and are held in the evening (weekends in October beginning the 14th-15th), 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 cooler 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. Visit www.ConservatorsCenter.org for tour reservations.

Trekkie Wolf howling at the Conservators' Center. Photo: Kevin Robinson.

Legends & LoRE Tours For older kids (14 and up) and adults, the Conservators Center offers an eerie night outing, Legends & Lore tours where participants: Meet the animals in the dark; Learn about the myths and legends that have surrounded their species for centuries, and Discover how humans have viewed predators as much through story as science. This tour lasts one hour and concludes with hot chocolate around a campfire. Ages fourteen and up only.

For tickets and more information visit http://conservatorscenter.org/visit/tours/seasonal/howl/

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

Also mark your calendar for the Conservators Center's Annual Pumpkin Prowl on November 11th, 2017 (with a make-up date of November 18th in the event of inclement weather.)

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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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Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks

Oct. 13 - 19

Halloween Spooktacular 3:30pm-7pm * Paperhand Puppet Intervention * Costume contest * Concert by the Rusted Rails Details on page 10. northgatemall.com

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Oct. 27 & Oct. 28 Emerson Waldorf School Fundamentals of Waldorf Education (Register at Eventbrite) See p. 13. emersonwaldorf.org

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Happy Halloween

www.kidcyclenc.com

Pumpkin Festivals & CornField Mazes (p. 3)

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Leaf Man

BOOK NOOK

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afriad of Anything

By Lois Ehlert

By Linda Williams, illustrated by Megan Lloyd

“A splendiferous Halloween story.” —The Horn Book

Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows.

Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard...clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life! With bouncy refrains and classic art, this timeless Halloween story is perfect for reading aloud.

Illustrations of nature scenes and animals made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread reveal gorgeous landscape vistas (see cover and sample images from Leaf Man at left). Leaf Man is a playful, whimsical, and evocative book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children.

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden By George Levenson

The last pages of the book include a labeled field guide to leaf varieties, along with a note from the author describing her art technique.

We can be sure of this: It's a circle without end. It's pumpkin seeds to pumpkins To pumpkin seeds again! This award-winning treat of a picture book Go for a family walk through comes cloaked in the colors of Fall. the woods after reading this book, and Bouncy verse and glowing photographs collect fallen leaves to create your own art show a backyard pumpkin patch move inspired by Leaf Man, complete with leaf through its natural cycle -- with both people and leaf animals. Leaf Man inspires a bug's eye and a bird's high view of nature lovers of all ages to appreciate the seeds sprouting, flowers blooming, bees beauty of nature and the falling Autumn buzzing, pumpkins growing . . .and then leaves. Ages 4-8. going back to earth. An author's note explains how to grow your own pumpkin.

THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL Save energy in your home by locating energy vampires! These are the electronics and appliances that consume energy even when they are not being used. Circle the energy vampires below, and use the key to check your answers.

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October Maze

Autumn Fun on the Farm Word Find

Fun on the Farm Friends Hayrides October Pumpkins Tractor

Bouncy House Corn Crib Cornfield Maze Giant Slide Jumping Pillow Swings

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S G N I W S K F T S Q K S G S

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Find the words by looking up, down, backwards, forwards, sideways and diagonally. Find local Pumpkin Patches, Cornfield Mazes, and Fall Festivals on page 3. U N O N T H E F A R M E O O P O N Y R I D E S S B C L J S S N I K P M U P U T A Y R I D E S B O D D N O D N E I R F B H J G S N B I R T H D A Y P A R T I E X S C I N C I P D A I E R C O D G N I D E E F H S I J R F U S E D I R N I A R T L O F A R M A N I M A L U B G G I A N T S L I D E O L L I P G N I P M U J B R E C A R L E R R A B B N E M S T O N E P A N N I N P I R T D L E I F G O A T

Find your way through the cornfield to the cheerful scarecrow.

Farm Animals Field Trips Bunnies Goats Pony Rides Birthday Parties

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Haunted Trail & Cornfield Maze

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October 21st, 27th, 28th Ticket sales from dusk - 10pm (Regular maze closes at dusk on Haunted Nights)

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

When it’s time to show off that costume and load up on candy, these tips will help keep kids safe.

A Trick-Proof Home

Costumes

Keep your home, your visitors and your kids safe with these helpful reminders:

So much of the excitement around Halloween comes from planning and wearing the perfect costume - a pirate, a witch, a monster or maybe even a princess.

• Before trick-or-treaters come to your home, pick up anything they could trip on and make sure the area is well lit.

As you’re planning your costume, keep these tips in mind:

• Restrain all pets while there are trick-ortreaters.

• A light colored costume is ideal for visibility, but if your costume is not a light color, stick some reflective tape to the front and back of your costume, and to your trick-or-treat bag.

• Never leave a jack-o-lantern with a lit candle unattended, and never leave children alone near a lit jack-o-lantern.

• If you are wearing a mask, be sure you can see clearly. • Make sure your shoes and costume are comfortable and fit properly to help avoid tripping and so you are comfortable.

Trick-or-Treating • Young children should always be accompanied by an adult when trick-or-treating. Older kids should review with their parents an acceptable route and establish a certain time to be home. Older children should also use the “buddy system” when trick-ortreating. Stick with a sibling or friend. • Make sure you stay on sidewalks, not the road.

• Carry a flashlight to help you navigate as the sun goes down.

Have a perfectly safe and spooky night.

• With all of the excitement, remind yourself and your siblings and friends to look both ways for cars before crossing the street. • Only approach houses that have their porch lights on. • Parents should check their children’s candy (before the kids start gobbling it up), and throw away any opened candy.

Fill in the blanks below. Be bright on Halloween night! Carr y a _____________

• Keep a fire extinguisher handy just in case, and consider using battery-powered “candles” to illuminate your jack-o-lantern.

Use _____________ tape or stickers on your costume or treat bag.

Masks can block your __________. Use face paint instead.

HALLOWEEN SAFETY CHECKLIST _____ Wear well-fitted masks and costumes to prevent injuries.

______ Do not trick-or-treat alone. ______ Always carry a flashlight. ______ Walk, don't run.

Go with a _____________ and bring a trusted adult.

Walk on sidewalks, not on the _____________.

______ Look both ways before crossing the street ______ Use sidewalks when possible. ______ Never walk near lit candles or luminaries.

Look all ways and listen for traffic before crossing the ____________.

Always cross at _____________, not in between parked cars. Be careful at driveways.

Walk, don’t run, and obey all _____________ signals.

Pumpkin Answers (clockwise starting at top left corner):

flashlight, reflective, vision, street, traffic, the corner/intersection, street, friend.

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OCTOBER 2017 Flick Picks Gnome Alone 3D

My Little Pony: The Movie

(In Theaters: October 13, 2017)

(In Theaters: October 6, 2017)

When the menacing Storm King invades Canterlot with plans to steal the magic from the ponies, the very future of Equestria is at stake! When this dark force threatens Ponyville, the Mane 6 - Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity - embark on an action-packed heroic journey beyond Equestria. The ponies face their biggest challenge yet as they search for help across magical mountains, undersea worlds, and even onboard an airship in a thrilling race to save their home. Along the way they meet new friends, and they learn that heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and that there is no force stronger than the Magic of Friendship.

In this computer animated musical comedy, a teenage girl moves into a new house in a new town, and discovers that her new home's garden gnomes are not what they seem. She also discovers that her house is under attack by strange little underground alien creatures ("Troggs"). It's challenging enough for a teenager moving to a new home in a new town, but Chloe realizes that she and the house gnomes, along with her new neighborhood friend, Liam, are the only ones who can take up the fight against the Troggs and offer protection to the town. From the producer of Shrek and Shrek 2, Gnome Alone 3D stars singer Becky G, Josh Peck, Olivia Holt, and George Lopez. Rated PG (for some rude humor/behavior). 1 hr. 25 min. Vanguard Animation, Cinestie.

Featuring an all-star cast with Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba, and Zoe Saldana, and an original song performed by Sia. My Little Pony: The Movie is an animated feature-length film based on the My Little Pony franchise and the series My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Rated PG (for mild action). 1 hr. 33 min. Hasbro Studios, DHX Media and Lionsgate.

Outdoor Halloween Spooktacular at Northgate Mall with Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Costume Contest, Paperhand Puppet, Music, Food and Fun Sunday, October 22 Outside on the Plaza Northgate’s fourth annual Halloween Spooktacular with Paperhand Puppet Intervention takes place Sunday, October 22 from 3:30pm-7pm, outdoors on the Plaza at Northgate, 1058 West Club Boulevard, Durham. This popular family-friendly Sunday afternoon event is free and open to the public. The Northgate Halloween Spooktacular includes a costume contest, Paperhand Puppet Intervention's giant puppets, a concert with the Rusted Rails (roots blues music, rockabilly and a sense of humor), local food trucks, additional area vendors, community partners and children’s activities. Wear your Halloween costumes and enter the Best Costume contest to win prizes! In case of inclement weather, the event moves indoors to Northgate’s Center Court. For more details visit www.northgatemall.com.

Northgate 2017 Halloween Spooktacular Schedule of Activities: 3:30-4:30pm – Costume Contest registration and children’s activities including Halloween themed coloring, DJ and face painting 4-5pm – Live music concert 5-5:30pm – Costume parade and contest 5:30pm – Paperhand Puppet Intervention performance

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By Jan Buckner Walker

The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults

Kids Across

1. On Halloween, you can dress up in black and wear a tall, pointy hat if you want be a _____ (but you can't go trickor-treating by zooming around on a broom) 3. Sweet!: It's any sack that gets filled with candy on Halloween night 4. What your sneaky friend might suddenly shout when he's trying to startle you 6. Haunting Halloween bird call: Perched on a tree limb, this bird that might ask, "Hoo is that behind that mask?" 7. A shining circle over an angel 8. May the force be with you: If you're going to be ___, the "Star Wars" Jedi master, you'd better take along your light-saber on Halloween night 10. It's tiara time!: When a girl puts one on her head, she becomes a _____ 12. If your costume is __ and covered with black dots, you're likely a ladybug 13. It could be fun to dress up as

The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups! this flying hero with an "S" on his chest, who leaped from comic books to movies 17. I'm big and orange and raised in a patch (and I may be a jacko'-lantern on Halloween). What am I? 20. Arrrr!: He's a sailor on the high seas with a skull and crossbones on his hat and a mighty sword by his side 21. You can be a costume designer: If you have scissors and an old sheet, you can become a ___ on Halloween night

Parents Down

1. Trailblazing "supershero" dressed in red, white and blue: _____ Woman 2. You look smashing: Popular costume that lets a boy instantly transform into an incredible monster with rippling, green muscles 3. Trick-or-treater who could dance all night on the tips of her toes 4. Cha-ching!: If you don't make, trade or borrow a Halloween

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

5. 9. 10. 11. 13.

14.

15. 16. 18. 19.

costume, you'll probably have to ___ one A girl dressed like Dorothy needs a couple of 12A ones Clad in a black robe, this party guest is out for justice Pretty, popular color for a fairy's dress (or colorful "So What" rocker) What's behind a 20A's patch Band of little, blue trick-ortreaters who might sing about their eldest member, "Papa's got a brand new 3A..." Two easy essentials: All a child needs to turn a mommy into a mummy is toilet _____ and tape What you'd call a little girl dressed as a Disney mouse If you're at a party dressed like a queen, your escort will probably be ____ for a night Good night: Cost of candy (to a trick-or-treater) Wizard's moon-and starspangled accessory which points toward the heavens

Pumpkin Festivals

Dressed for Halloween

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CornField Mazes Guide on p. 3

Solution on page 2.

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