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PUMPKIN P A T C H E S BACKYARD ORCHARDS & CORN MAZE 6585 Hwy 431 N, Eufaula, AL 334-695-5875; backyardorchards.com DREAM FIELD FARMS & CORN MAZE 6376 Hwy 82, Fitzpatrick, AL 334-534-6976; dreamfieldfarms.com JACK-O-LANTERN LANE 18151 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Lafayette, AL; 334-869-0554; jackolanternlane.com OAKHURST FARM & MAZE 19710 GA Hwy 219, West Point, GA 706-615-2081; oakhurstfarms.com

LANE ORCHARD & MAZE 50 Lane Rd, FT Valley, GA; 800-277-3224 lanesouthernorchards.com PARADISE PUMPKIN PATCH 894 Country Road 79 South, Eufaula, AL 334-695-3600; paradisepumpkinpatch.com THE FARM HOUSE 469 Farmhouse Rd, Ellerslie, GA 706-561-3435; thefarmhousega.com THE FARM AT ROCKY TOP 2910 Lee Rd, Salem, AL; 334-559-5567 thefarmatrockytop.com THE ROCK RANCH 5020 Barnesville Hwy, The Rock, GA 706-647-6374; therockranch.com


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COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

FREE Kids’ Lobby Activities & Costume Contest 3:00 PM

Concert for Young Audiences

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 4:00 PM Bill Heard Theatre

Child $5 | Student $10 | Adult $20 In Collaboration With

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MUMMYPINATA

Create this cute treat holder for your child’s school parties or as a fun gift for friends! Courtesy of diycandy.com

DIRECTIONS Apply a strip of double-sided tape to the edge of tube and use to secure a piece of the streamer in place. Gather a few small toys & candy pieces to fit in the mini pinata. Don’t pack it too tightly or the prizes won’t fall out easily when the string is pulled. Cover the other end of the tube just like you did before except include a small tag before securing in place. This is what the kids will pull to release their prizes. Wrap the crepe paper around the tube until completely covered, securing with double-sided tape. Push a section at the top of the tube apart to create some space for the googly eyes. And that’s it!

SUPPLIES toilet paper tube googly eyes white crepe paper streamer double-sided tape scrapbook paper baker’s twine small toys and candy


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SCHOOL BREAK

Traveling with young children sometimes does not feel like a vacation at all, between the planning, packing, and surviving the journey to the vacation spot. Opting for a staycation during fall or holiday breaks can allow you to relax and enjoy time with your family without the stress of travel and also can be more budget-friendly. There are plenty of local attractions that will keep your family occupied during the break from school. Experience the history of our military.

The National Infantry Museum, located just outside Fort Benning, has exhibits which tell the story of our nation’s military and preserves historical artifacts of our country’s armed services. Admission to the museum is free but donations are suggested. Tickets for movies at the Giant Screen Theater and for the combat simulator located inside the museum are available, and the movie schedule can be viewed ahead of time on the museum’s website. www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org Go for a relaxing bike ride on the Fall Line Trace. Pack a backpack with water & snacks

and enjoy a day on a paved bike path. The Fall Line Trace is the perfect ride for young riders because it is relatively flat. Two park and ride locations with restrooms are available on the trail. For some mountain biking fun, ride the Fall Line Trace to Flat Rock Park and enjoy the mountain biking trails. www.columbusga.gov/parks/fallline/fallline.htm Spend time outdoors at Flat Rock Park. In addition to mountain biking trails and hiking trails, this park also has a Disc Golf course, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The park also has a lake open to the public for

fishing. While you are there, enjoy the geology of the Fall Line by exploring the rock formations of metamorphic rock in the park and see the beautiful creek flowing through it. www.columbusga.gov/ parks/parks/flatrock/flatrock.htm Learn about local history on a walking tour.

Schedule a walking tour of Columbus with the Columbus Historic Foundation to learn more about local history. Tours are scheduled by appointment. www.historiccolumbus.com/tours

Enjoy a meal out at a restaurant you haven’t tried before. After all that time outdoors, everyone

will be hungry. Treat your kids to different types of cuisine by visiting one of the many locally owned restaurants in Columbus. You can make dining an experience in itself by exposing your child to not-soeveryday cuisines, such as Indian or Greek. Find local restaurants offering dining deals for kids on page 16.

Attend a performance at The RiverCenter.

The RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus is a state of the art performing arts center. This venue is the home of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and hosts Broadway musicals, comedy, and other fine arts events. A list of events and tickets are on the RiverCenter’s website. www.rivercenter.org Spend a day at West Point Lake. Pack up your fishing gear and visit the public fishing areas at West Point Lake. Kids under 16 years of age can fish for free. Public fishing piers are available at Hardley Creek Park, Rocky Point Park, and McGee Bridge Park. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors while you fish. www.recreation.gov/recreationalAreaDetails. For a list of more fun ideas to keep your kids busy during the upcoming school breaks, visit familyandkidsga.

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Sunday Fundays

1pm-7pm in the month of October

Ziplines, rock wall, train rides, tiny town, petting zoo, corn maze, mining, games, play areas, pumpkins and more

Fall Family Saturdays 10am-8pm

All of the activities from Sunday Fundays plus themed entertainment Oct 6 – Super Hero Day Oct 27 – Not So Spooky Halloween Oct 13 – Great Outdoor Adventure Nov 3 – Pumpkin Destruction Day Oct 20 – Up, Up & Away

Mark Your Calendar!

Spend weekends in December at Country Christmas Nights with Santa, holiday lights, crafts in Santa’s workshop, train rides, shopping, dinner and more.

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