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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 pumpkin festivals! On page 6, 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 14, learn about fire safety and National Fire Prevention Week with Sparky the Fire Dog. Visit www.sparky.org for fun games and activities to help you learn all about fire safety. This month we'll learn all about aye-ayes! It may be one of the strangest-looking animals you have ever seen. Aye-ayes are very rare. They are a kind of lemur who live mostly in treetops (and in the wild they only live in Madagascar). They are nocturnal - active at night, and asleep in the day. The aye-aye is an endangered species, and there aren't very many of them left in the world. A brand new baby aye-aye, Melisandre, was born at the Duke Lemur Center in August, and she is healthy and growing quickly! Read all about aye-ayes (on pages 4-5), and read about new baby aye-aye Melisandre on page 7. Visitors to the Duke Lemur Center can visit Melisandre's grandmother, Endora (when you schedule a tour.) Very few people in the world get to see an aye-aye in person! Visit www.dukelemurcenter.org for more information. Halloween is coming up on October 31st! Check out page 14 for Halloween safety tips from Sparky the Fire Dog for planning your costume and for a safe and happy Halloween. Have fun solving the puzzles, games & mazes throughout this issue, and have a happy October!
By Jan Buckner Walker
The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults
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 lightsaber 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
Solution on page 2.
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 jack-o-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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org points toward the heavens
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What are Aye-Ayes?
at the Duke Lemur Center, in Durham, NC
Aye-ayes are nocturnal, tree-dwelling primates. They are the world's largest nocturnal primate (they sleep in the day and are active at night). Their scientific name is Daubentonia madagascariensis. Aye-ayes are perhaps the strangest-looking of all the lemur species. The aye-aye is noted for its giant ears, beaver-like incisors (front teeth), bushy tail and its thin elongated middle finger, which it uses to tap trees in order to find insects. The aye-aye then gnaws holes in the wood using its forward slanting incisors to create a small hole in which it inserts its narrow middle finger to pull the grubs and other insects out of the tree. The aye-aye is a rare, endangered species, and the Duke Lemur Center, nestled among 80 acres of forest in Durham, NC, is working to protect them. Few people get to see an aye-aye in person, but you can see an aye-aye at the Duke Lemur Center, as part of a scheduled tour. (Be sure to book a tour before visiting.) Aye-ayes are extremely rare on Madagascar, both because of deforestation and because of a local superstition that if an aye-aye points a finger at a person, that person is doomed. Thus, the gentle ayeayes there are often killed on sight. In reality, the bushy-tailed nocturnal aye-aye is one of the gentlest lemur species.
These amazing, rare nocturnal tree-dwelling lemurs are gentle, intelligent, and unlike any other animal you have seen!
This is Agatha, an aye-aye who lives at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC. The pictures on this page were taken when she was three months old. (She was born at the Duke Lemur Center June 7, 2017).
Duke Lemur Center curator and veterinarian 5): David Haring / Cathy Williams notes that "they're not at all aggressive, Photo Credits (pages 4 and Duke Lemur Center. they're extremely curious and energetic, and they're very intelligent - they learn very quickly." It's no coincidence that the Lemur Center's logo is a bushy-tailed aye-aye! "They're wonderful animals to work with," Williams emphasizes, "and wonderful ambassadors not just for the Duke Lemur Center but for Madagascar and for lemurs in general. If people could only understand how unique aye-ayes are, protections for this species would advance dramatically." In the meantime, the Duke Lemur Center works diligently in cooperation with other conservation organizations around the world to maintain a genetic safety net for aye-ayes in the wild.
Habitat: Life in the Tree Tops of Madagascar
The Aye-aye and all of the other lemur species are native to Madagascar, an island about 500 miles off the east coast of Africa. The Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC is home to around 240 lemurs and 15 species, the world's largest and most diverse population of lemurs outside their native Madagascar. The largest population of aye-ayes outside of Madagascar live at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC. With the addition of the newest baby aye-aye, Melisandre, born at the Duke Lemur Center on August 13, 2019, there are now 25 aye-ayes n the United States. (Read all about baby aye-aye Melisandre on page 7.) Worldwide, the population of aye-ayes living in lemur centers (including the 25 aye-ayes at Duke Lemur Center), stands at about 50. Each new baby aye-aye born represents hope for the survival of this amazing, fascinating animal here and in Madagascar. In the wild, the aye-ayes spend most of their life high in the trees, where they sleep, eat, and travel from tree to tree, high in the tree canopy where there are lots of leaves to keep them hidden. They avoid coming down to the ground, and spend most of their time up in the trees. They sleep during the day in circular woven nests (like a ball, with a single entry hole, nestled in the forks of large trees.) They make their spherical (round-shaped) nests from leaves, branches and vines. They come out at night to begin hunting and tapping the tree bark for their food (grubs/insects).
Aye-Aye Fur Colors
Aye-ayes are usually dark brown or black, often with a lighter face color. Young aye-ayes often are silver colored on their front and have a stripe down their back. On the aye-aye's head and back, the ends of the hair are typically tipped with white while the rest of the body will ordinarily be a brown color. (Continued on page 5.)
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(Aye-Ayes, continued from page 4.)
Aye-ayes also use their finger to feed on juicy fruits or raw eggs (poking a hole in the shell with their sharp incisors, then using their finger to extract the egg white and egg yolk). When they finish eating an egg, the delicate eggshells remain fully intact, except for the small hole created by the aye-ayes’ strong front teeth!
Aye-Ayes' Distinctive Features • Aye-ayes have large, moveable ears; • big, round eyes which help them see in the dark; • beaver-like incisors (front teeth) that keep growing continuously;
When Lucrezia, an aye-aye at the Duke Lemur Center. was given a whole pineapple as a treat, she made a small hole in the side of the pineapple, and used her finger to extract all of the fruit inside - while leaving the hollowed-out pineapple looking as if it were still a whole pineapple!
• a thin middle finger for detecting insects (aye-aye food!) in trees; • a big bushy tail (as long or longer than the rest of their body).
The aye-aye has an average head and body length of 14–17 inches, plus a big bushy tail of 22–24 inches, and they usually weigh around 4 pounds. Their big bushy tails are as long or longer than their bodies.
Turn to page 7 to meet the newest baby aye-aye, Melisandre, born at the Duke Lemur Center on August 13, 2019! Photo Credits (pages 4 and 5): David Haring / Duke Lemur Center.
Aye-ayes are nocturnal (they only come out at night). As they walk along a branch, they continuously and rapidly tap it with their middle finger. They use their extremely large, bat-like ears like radar, listening for tiny insects and worms moving inside dead and living trees. Cupping their ears forward, the aye-aye listens closely to the echo sounds coming from the tapped tree, listening for grubs and insect tunnels, while finger-tapping with their long, thin middle finger, to detect insects hidden in the tree. They use their sharp, slanted front teeth to gnaw into the wood to expose the grubs and other insects; and then they use their dexterous fingers with hooked nails to fish them out. The aye-ayes' sharp beaver-like incisors (front teeth) are ever-growing. They gnaw wood to get to the larvae under the bark, and they gnaw at hard nut shells and hard-shelled fruits (like coconuts.)
Visit the Duke Lemur Center! The world's largest and most diverse population of lemurs outside of Madagascar live at the Duke Lemur Center, nestled in 80 acres of forest in Durham, NC (2 miles from Duke University). For more than 50 years, the Duke Lemur Center has advanced scholarship and biological conservation through interdisciplinary research on lemurs – Earth’s most threatened group of mammals. The current colony houses more than 200 individuals across 14 species.
Aye-Ayes' Favorite Foods
The aye-aye’s diet is highly specialized, consisting mainly of the interior of Ramy nuts, nectar from the Traveller’s Palm tree, some fungi and insect larvae. They also like coconut and pineapple, and have been seen eating lychees and mangoes. They use their thin middle finger to scoop the flesh out of coconuts and other fruits that supplement the aye-ayes' insect diet.
Pictured above: The aye-aye's long, thin middle finger is essential for locating and "hooking" insect larvae for the aye-aye to eat. Image: Duke Lemur Center. This is Agatha when she was 5 months old, with her mother, Medusa. Here Agatha was learning how to finger-tap for an insect feast buried in an aged log, which was full of all kinds of tasty grubs! Agatha watched and learned from her mother, helping to rip the bark apart with her teeth, while investigating every nook and cranny with that amazing finger! Photo by David Haring.
Have you ever met a lemur? When you schedule a tour at the Duke Lemur Center, you can visit many different types of lemurs, including Endora the aye-aye (Melisandre's grandmother). In warm weather you may see the lemurs swinging in trees in the large enclosed forest areas. There are big lemurs and little lemurs, lemurs that hop, and lemurs that appear to be doing yoga poses in the sun. These beautiful lemurs are unlike any animals you have ever seen! Visit https://lemur.duke.edu/ for more information and to schedule a tour.
In this picture, Elphaba (an aye-aye who lives at the Duke Lemur Center) investigates a log, which has just been placed in her enclosure, by tapping on its surface. With their keen sense of hearing, aye-ayes can tell when they are tapping over a hollow spot which could be an insect tunnel below. They then use their strong incisors to rip open the log to reach the insects' tunnel. Then the aye-aye uses its incredibly flexible middle finger to extract the insects from the tunnel, and then eat them! Photo by David Haring.
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2019 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.
Hill Ridge Farms
McKee CornField Maze
Ken’s Korny Corn Maze
The Hill Ridge Farms Fall Pumpkin & Harvest Festival is open 7 days a week from Sept. 21st - Nov. 3rd, 2019, 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, corn house, antique farm equipment, catfish feeding dock, playland, colorful maze, 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, hayride, barrel train ride, sand and grass play areas, slide swing area, shady picni areas, corn play, hay bale climb, Milk Bessie the Cow, lots of fun photo areas. Also available: mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, straw, gourds, and other fall decorations.
Celebrating it's 21st year, 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! The 2019 corn maze design celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing! (Photo below).
Open weekends Fri.-Sun., Sept. 28th - Nov. 3rd, 2019. Movie Night at the Maze: October 26th. Visit www. mckeecornfieldmaze.com for hours, more information and directions.
Open Sept. 21 - Nov. 9, 2019 (weekends Fri.-Sun.; weekdays for groups by appointment only.) Visit www. kenskornycornmaze.com for hours.
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Open daily; visit www.hillridgefarms.com for hours. Extended hours on Saturdays from 9am8pm, with bonfires, s'mores, hot apple cider, concessions and Chuckwagon Grill open for dinner. 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. 28th Dec. 29th, 2019.
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Farm fun includes an 8,000 sq. ft. rope maze, hay maze, hay rides, miniature golf, gourd checkers, corn and hay barn, concessions, photo opportunities, and much more.
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Rare Aye-Aye Born at the Duke Lemur Center Meet Melisandre, a rare
Melisandre's mother Ardrey is an experienced, attentive mother who spends most of her time inside her nest with her infant. And Melisandre is thriving: By August 16, she’d grown to 98 grams; and on August 27, she tipped the scales at 210 grams.
baby aye-aye born at the Duke Lemur Center on August 13, 2019! The daughter of 23-year-old Ardrey and 9-year-old Grendel, “Mel” is one of nine aye-ayes at the Duke Lemur Center and one of only 25 of her kind in the United States. She is Ardrey’s sixth infant.
Melisandre will stay with her mother Ardrey for two to three years while she learns how to forage for food, build a nest and other aye-aye survival skills.
Aye-ayes are nocturnal primates with bushy tails and bony middle fingers. They are endangered on their native island of Madagascar, where logging, slashand-burn agriculture, and hunting are suspected to have cut their numbers in half in recent decades.
Melisandre’s grandparents were the first aye-ayes ever imported to the United States -- in 1987 (at the time they were the only aye-ayes in the world within human care), and in 1991.
The aye-aye is one of the gentlest lemur species, and they are very intelligent. Learn all about aye-ayes on pages 4 to 5. Melisandre weighed 81 grams on her first weighing on August 14th. Although her birthweight was lower than average, Mel’s keeper, Matt Cuskelly, observed that despite her small size she seemed bright, alert, and strong.
Baby aye-aye Melisandre has bright, beautiful eyes! Watch a video of baby aye-aye Melisandre (on September 19, 2019, when she was one month old) on Duke Lemur Center's YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/gmGg5fr_fnM. At just under one month old, Melisandre peeks over the edge of the scale during her weekly weighing (September 10). Photo by David Haring.
Visitors won’t be able to see the new infant, but they can see her 36-year-old grandmother, Endora. Just be sure to book a tour before visiting. The Duke Lemur Center in coordination with other institutions works diligently to maintain a genetic safety net for aye-ayes in the wild. Each new birth helps sustain a healthy and genetically diverse population of aye-ayes for the long-term future. To learn more about aye-ayes, visit https://lemur.duke. edu/discover/meet-the-lemurs/aye-aye/. To help support the care and conservation of aye-ayes through the Duke Lemur Center’s Adopt a Lemur Program, visit https://lemur. duke.edu. Symbolic lemur adoption goes toward the $8,400 per year cost it takes to care for each lemur at the Duke Lemur Center, as well as aiding their conservation efforts in Madagascar. Lemur "adopters" also receive quarterly updates and photos, making this a fun, educational gift that keeps giving all year long! Visit https://lemur.duke. edu/donate/adopt/ to learn more. - Source: Duke Lemur Center Staff.
Above: New baby aye-aye Melisandre was born at the Duke Lemur Center on August 13, 2019. Photo by David Haring.
Melisandre, when she was approximately 12 hours old. The infant was born on August 13, 2019 and weighed for the first time (when this photo was taken) the morning of September 14. Photo by David Haring.
Melisandre on September 19. The Duke Lemur Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and works within a network of other AZA-accredited institutions nationwide to develop and adhere to Species Survival Plans, which use carefully planned conservation breeding programs to create a “genetic safety net” for rare and endangered species like the aye-aye. Photo by David Haring.
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Hidden Picture Puzzles
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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 • Fish Feeding Dock • Full Service Restrooms • Live Music! • Great food! • Educational Exhibits
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International Observe the Moon Night
OCT. 5th - NOV. 24th Saturdays & Sundays
Skywatching at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh Free, RSVP at Moreheadplanetarium. org/programs/teen-adultprograms/skywatching
Print tickets online at
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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
NATIONAL Orionid Visit the red wolves at the WOLF Meteor Museum of Life + Science AWARENESS Shower Peak in Durham! WEEK See how quickly the six red wolf pups
Oct. 20 - 26 Meet Trekkie Monster and his brother Roland and two new wolf pups, Sitka & Rayne at the Conseq rvators Center!
Oct. 22 before Dawn
(born April 22nd) have grown over the summer months!
Ages 3 – 6 Mondays & Tuesdays 10:30 am – 11:00 am and 3:30 pm - 4 pm Chapel Hill Public Library
Pumpkin Festivals & CornField Mazes (p. 6)
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EMERSON WALDORF SCHOOL
Friday November 1st Adult Reception & Shopping at Artisan Marketplace, 5:30-7:30 pm
Saturday November 2nd Family Festival from 10 am-3 pm Children of all ages can enjoy crafts, school farm, gift making, food trucks, puppet show, music, games & Artisan Marketplace
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Fall Pumpkin Festival Word Find www.hillridgefarms.com
By Evelyn B. Christensen, Ed.D.
Find the words by looking up, down, backwards, forwards, sideways and diagonally. G W Z K W E T S S N D F J K B
E U E C O S R P D K P U V L I
M H Y O L U A I N H I N C S R
S O B D L O I R E O C O G Z T
T I Z G I H N T I P N N K P H
O L A N P Y R D R B I T P K D
N Z K I G C I L F W C H G H A
E O W D N N D E S C S E P A Y
P H A E I U E I O E O F Z Y P
A S Q E P O S F M A N A W R A
N F M F M B Y P T C S R R I R
N H B H U B Z A U T U M N D T
I F K S J S N I K P M U P E I
N E D I L S T N A I G D S S E
G C V F A R M A N I M A L S S
Fun on the Farm
Fish Feeding Dock
What 5 U.S. coins are worth 45 cents?
Solve the problems. Then fill in the squares so that each row, column, and 2 x 3 rectangle has the numbers 1-6.
13 – 7
10 – 7
14 – 8
11 – 9
12 – 7
13 – 9
11 – 7
15 – 9
11 – 8
13 – 8 8–6
(Find 2 solutions.) Find the missing numbers. In each row the fourth number is the sum of the first 3. The same is true of each column.
12 – 8
10 – 9
Math-A-Muse Answers on page 2.
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The goal of this year’s National Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” is to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out. Home escape planning and practice ensure that everyone knows what to do in a fire and is prepared to escape quickly and safely. Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home fire escape plan and practice today. Visit www. nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Fire-Prevention-Week for more information, Home Fire Escape Plan worksheets, and educational videos and activities.
How to make a
Home Firen Escape Pla FIRE PREVENTION WEEK™
Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows. Visit each room. Find two ways out. All windows and doors should open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside. Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working. Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home. Everyone will meet at the meeting place. Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street.
About Fire Prevention Week
Talk about your plan with everyone in your home. Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department.
Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.
Practice your home fire drill! Make your own home fire escape plan using the grid provided on page 2.
In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.
Sample Escape Plan
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year in October, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.
The Importance of Fire Prevention
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Find your way through the cornfield to the cheerful scarecrow.
OCTOBER 2019 FlickPick The Addams Family
Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block.
(In Theaters: October 11, 2019)
Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor. Rated PG (for macabre and rude humor, and some action). 1 hr. 45 min. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), United Artists Releasing, and Universal Pictures.
Visit real cornfield mazes & pumpkin festivals! (Page 6).
All but one of these jolly jack-o’-lanterns matches another
jack in the pack. Can you ﬁnd all the pumpkin pairs? There are eight and one lone pumpkin.
triangle youth ballet HIP HOP for kids
10:-11:30 13 and up 11:30 - 12:30 ages 8 - 12
sparky.org for more fun!
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Join Us for the 75th Celebration of Smokey Bear
SMOKEY BEAR LIVE A DISTANCE LEARNING ADVENTURE
Join us in fall 2019 for a Distance Learning Adventure to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Smokey Bear wildfire prevention campaign. Beginning October 6, 2019
Smokey Bear is a cherished national icon who continues to remind folks to be responsible when using fire outdoors. The campaign began in 1944 as part of the war effort to protect forested land from being burned by unwanted human-caused wildfires. In 1950 an injured bear cub became the living symbol of Smokey and spent his life promoting fire prevention from the National Zoo in Washington, DC. After 75 years, Smokey's message is still relevant today. With more people playing and living in areas near wildlands, the risks and consequences of wildfires are greater than ever. Smokey helps us understand how our choices and behavior can impact lives and the environment.
75th Birthday Celebration https://www.SmokeyBear75th.org/
Join Us in Fall 2019
Watch a pretaped video, "Smokey Bear LIVE: Only You Can Prevent Wildfires," that will be webstreamed in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. Learn about Smokey's history, the bear cub that was found and became the living symbol of Smokey, and Smokey Bear's fire prevention message. On November 7, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. MT
Participate in a LIVE WEBCAST from Capitan, New Mexico, where Smokey Bear was found as an injured cub and returned to be buried. Send in your questions and participate in this interactive program about Smokey, wildfire prevention, firefighting in the past and now, how to prevent wildfires, and more.
(and all interested in wildland fire prevention and Smokey Bear)
LEARN ABOUT: • How to prevent wildfire at home and outdoors, especially if you live in a high-risk area • Smokey Bear and the history of public awareness campaign • How natural resource managers and communication specialists have worked together to promote Smokey's message
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Large 11.5 in. x 14.25 print magazine monthly on heavy bright white paper. ChillKids Educational Family Magazine's literacy mission in the N...