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In this Issue Corn Mazes Pumpkin Patches Fall Festivals Races/Walks/5Ks Shows More Family Events Halloween Craft Making Events At the Movies Early Trick or Treating/Candy Events Halloween Events (no candy) October 31st Events Ongoing Programs and Classes Kids Eat Cheap/ Free Nights

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Corn Mazes Click HERE to open the Corn Mazes page Coon Hollo Corn Maze: October 4th—November 3rd Kirby Family Farm Lost Railroad: October 11th—November 2nd Newberry Cornfield Maze: September 27th - October 26th Rogers Farm Fall Festival: October 4th— November 5th

Pumpkin Patches Click HERE to open the Pumpkin Patches page Alachua Pumpkin Patch Newberry UMC Greathouse Butterfly Farm Kirby Family Farm

Rogers Farm Fall Festival Trinity UMC Wesley UMC

Fall Festivals Click HERE to open the calendar to find out details on all the events listed below United Downtown October 4th 6-10 Peanut Festival: October 5th 9-4 Horsin Around Fall Festival: October 6th 2-5 Newberry Fall Festival: October 12th 9-4 Family Literacy Festival: October 12th 10-12 Fall Festival at Grace Presbyterian: October 12th 10-3 Thornebrook Art Festival: October 12th&13th 10-5 Camp Good News Fall Festival: October 12th 11-2 Magnoliafest: October 17th-20th 8AM Alligator Warrior Festival: October 18th –20th 9-5 Haile Village Oktoberfest: October 18th 5-11 Alachua County Fair: October 18th—26th McIntosh 1890’s Festival: October 19th 8-5 Cedar Key Seafood Festival: October 19th-20th 9-5 Butterflyfest: October 19th & 20th 10-5 Idylwild Elementary Fall Festival :October 24th 5-7 High Springs Fall Festival: October 26th:10-5 Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival: October 26th & 27th 9-5 Lubee Bat Festival: October 26th

Races/Walks/rides/5Ks Click HERE to open the calendar to find out details on all the events listed below Pink Pumpkin Pedal Off 10/12 NERD 5K 10/12 Trinity UMC Pumpkin Run 10/13 Light the Night Walk 10/17 Gainesville Kids Triathlon 10/19 Paynes Prairie 5K 10/19 Color Vibe 10/19 Walk to End Alzheimer’s 10/19 Eco Run 10/20


Click HERE to open the calendar for details on all the shows below Gainesville High School Players present Once on This Island 9/27—10/5 Buchholz High School presents The Great Gatsby 10/3-10/6 High Springs Theater presents Murder by the Book 10/4—10/27 The Hippodrome presents Zombie Town: A Documentary Play 10/11—11/3 The Actor’s Warehouse presents All Shook Up 10/11—10/27 Acrosstown Repertory Theatre presents Fright Night 10/11—10/27 UF Performing Arts presents Guys and Dolls 10/18 –10/24 Eastside High School presents Jesus Christ Superstar 10/22—11/2 Musical Me Theater presents Shrek the Musical 11/1& 11/2 PLUS Mamma Mia at The Phillips Center on 10/14 Sesame Street Live at the O’Connell Center 10/23 & 10/24

More Family Events Click HERE to open the calendar to find out details on all the events listed below Step 317 Fairy Days Mini Photo Session 10/4—10/6 Star Center Theater Auditions for A Little Princess 10/7 Unity Day 10/9 3:30PM Celebrate Safe Communities 10/10 | 5PM Antique Engine and Tractor Show 10/11 | 9-4 YMCA Parents Night Out 10/11 | 6-11 FLMNH Plumas y Mas Plumas 10/12 | 10AM EARS Tours (for ages 10+) 10/12 & 10/26 Just Between Friends Consignment Sale 10/17—10/20 Skate Station 80’s Night 10/18 | 7:30PM Alachua First UMC Family Fun Day 10/19 | 2-6PM Toys R Us Bricktober Event 10/19|12-2 Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Open House 10/20 | 9AM Skate Station School’s Out Skate 10/25 | 12-6 Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale 10/26—10/30 Skate Station Face Painting Day 10/27 | 3:30PM Rural Folklife Days 10/30—11/1 This page will be updated as new events are announced

Halloween Arts & Crafts Click HERE to go to the Calendar for details on all events below: Lowes Build and Grow Clinic—Spooky Stacker 10/12 | 10AM Headquarters Library DIY Halloween Decor 10/14 | 6:30PM Do Art Pottery and Art Studio Pumpkin Pinch Pots Class 10/15 | 6PM Michael’s Duck Tape Costume Event 10/19 | 10AM Corks n Colors Family Halloween Pottery Class 10/20 | 2PM Micanopy Branch Halloween Craft 10/20 | 2PM Cade Museum Sensationally SPOOKY Stuff Class 10/23 | 1:30PM Cade Museum Special Effects Class: How to Survive the Zombies 10/26 | 1PM & 10/30 | 4PM Michael’s Halloween Event 10/26 |10AM High Springs Library Halloween Crafts 10/29 | 3PM Headquarters Haunted House Craft 10/29 | 3:30PM Newberry Halloween Teen Craft Program 10/29 | 3:30PM

At the Movies Now Showing at Regal Cinemas and Gator Cinemas Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) One Direction: This is Us (PG) Planes (PG) The Smurfs 2 (PG) Despicable Me 2 (PG) Turbo (PG) Monsters University (PG)

Free Movies at the Library Every Monday 4PM / Headquarters Every Wednesday 3PM / Newberry Every Friday 3PM / Hawthorne Every Saturday 2PM / Millhopper October 24th 5:30PM / Tower Road

Movies on the Lawn Tioga Town Center Friday, October 11th 8PM Paranorman Saint Leo University—Magnolia Park Friday, October 25th 6PM Charlie Brown & Casper

Pre Halloween Events (with candy) Click HERE to open the Calendar for details on all events below:

Screaming for Safety 10/11 | 5-8PM Ghouls, Goblins and Greeks 10/24 | 5-8PM Trick or Treat in Thornebrook Village 10/25 | 6-7:30PM O2BKids Spooktakular 10/26 | 6-10PM Trick or Treat Fun Night in Hawthorne 10/26 | 6-9PM Celebration UMC Fall Festival 10/27| 4-6PM

Pre Halloween Events (No Candy) Click HERE to open the Calendar for details on all events below: Gadgets and Gold Pumpkin Giveaway 10/12 | 11-1 Great Halloween Costume and Garage Sale 10/12 |10AM Pink Pumpkin Fest 10/13 | 10-2 Headquarters Library Tale and Tutus 10/17 2PM Micanopy Family Fun Night in the Forest 10/18 & 10/19 | 7:30-9PM Pumpkin Fest at Big Shoals Park 10/19 | 3:30-7:30PM Tower Road Library Zombie Invasion 10/23 |3:30PM Saint Leo Halloween Movie Night on the Lawn 10/25 | 6:30PM Skate Station Fright Night Party 10/25 | 7:30-Midnight Oaks Mall Halloween Kids Fest 10/26 | 1-4PM Sun Country Howlapalooza 10/27 Historic Halloween Haunt 10/28 UF Health Pumpkin Carve Off 10/28 3-7PM

October 31st Halloween Events Click HERE to open the Halloween Events page Trick or Treat at the Tower Branch Library 2PM Boo at the Zoo 3-7:30PM Newberry Branch Library Halloween Party 3:30PM Alachua Branch Library Zombies in the Library 4PM Headquarters Branch Library Tales from the Crypt 5PM Millhopper Branch Harry Potter Halloween 5PM Greenhouse Church Fall Family Carnival 5-8PM YMCA Halloween Carnival 5-8PM Skate Station Funworks Halloween Skate 5-9PM Trunk or Treat at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church 5:30PM—7:30PM University Church Fall Festival 6-8PM Destiny Community Church Family Fest 6-8PM

On-Going Programs & Classes Click HERE to open the calendar to find out details on all the ongoing programs listed below CLASSES: These businesses also offer kids classes and programs. Schedules are on the calendar. Alachua County Public Libraries Cade Museum Creativity Lab Corks n Colors Do Art Pottery and Art Studio

Mondays Art in the Park Gainesville Homeschoolers Park Day Wild Iris Game Night Skate Station Christian Night (1st) Tuesdays Sun Country Stay and Play O2BKids Morning Magic Chick fil-A Family Night Tot Time at the Harn (4th) Wednesdays O2BKids Morning Magic Learning Path Story Time Barnyard Buddies Play Therapy (4th)

Fridays O2BKids Parents Night Out Sun Country Stay and Play Sun Country Gym Jam Sun Country Little Lunchers (1st) Sun Country Family Night (2nd) Movies on the Square (2nd) Sun Country Parents Night Out (4th) Frogs and Friends (1st) Tot Time at the Harn (1st) Saturdays Haile Homestead Tour Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Kids Matinee Michael’s Kids Club Mill Creek Retirement Horses Visit O2BKids Morning Magic Toys R Us CraZLoom Event Home Depot Kids Workshops (1st) Living History Days (1st) Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Tour (1st) Lowes Build and Grown Clinic (2nd) Hogtown Reptile Kids Program (2nd) Family Fishing Day (2nd) Dudley Kids (2nd)

Thursdays Sundays O2BKids Click HERE Morning to goMagic to the Corks n Colors Story Time Skate Station Tiny Totpage Playdate (1st & 3rd) Ongoing Programs Click HERE to see this month’s programs Turn to page 12 for libraryFamily programsFun Shoot on the website.


Cade Museum

Kids Eat Free Nights Mondays Bubbaque’s Bono’s Cody’s Original Steakhouse David's Real Pit BBQ New Deal Café Newberry’s Backyard BBQ Tuesdays Beef O'Brady's Cody’s Original Steakhouse Copper Monkey West Gainesville Ale House Gator’s Dockside I Love NY Pizza in Haile Splitz Texas Roadhouse Wednesdays Applebee’s Blue Highway Pizzeria Haile Village Bistro Mi Apa Roundabout Grill Zaxby’s

Thursdays Wharf Express Fridays TCBY Saturdays Steak and Shake Sundays Steak and Shake Stevi B’s Every Day Crispers IHOP

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Gainesville guide to October family activities like corn mazes, pumpkin patches, fall festivals, trick or treating events and more