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here is certain crispness in the air that lets us know autumn is here without looking at the calendar. Can you feel it? I adore this season. Not just because of the warm days and cool nights or the sunny blue skies but because there is just so much to do. The weather is still warm enough to have lots of fun outside but still snuggle up inside at night. And boy is there a lot of fun to be had in the Valley this month! Between harvest and Halloween celebrations, there is something to do every weekend. We have a calendar filled with events for your family to enjoy on pages 14-15, plus a list of farms to pick apples, navigate corn mazes and more on pages 8-9.

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Should My Child Be Communicating?

5 Fun Facts 6 Need a Hand? 8 Pick Your Own Apples 9 Corn Mazes and Autumn Crazes

10 Being Fit Vs. Being Healthy 11 Fun Facts 12 Style Tips for Family Portraits 14 Fun Things to Do

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Should My Child Be Communicating? By Theraplay, Inc.

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arents are often concerned about their child’s speech and language development. When should your child be putting two words together? Is it normal to not be able to understand the words that your 18 month old is saying? Are you constantly translating for your child because they can’t be understood by others? These are common questions that raise concerns with parents. A child’s communication skills are actually split into two categories: Receptive skills and Expressive skills. Receptive skills are those that allow a child to understand what is being said to them. Expressive skills are those skills that permit a child to express their wants and needs. Some children can be delayed in only one of these areas, and not necessarily both. There are many causes of speech and language delays. This information is meant to serve as a guideline to the normal stages of speech/language development within the first 5 years of life.

By 6 months: The infant moves eyes towards noises, babbles and makes sounds to express needs.

By 12 months: They respond to their name by turning

towards you, can say 2-3 words, wave bye-bye and begin to respond to simple requests.

By 18 months: The toddler should use 10-20 words, can point/gesture to show needs and show you their nose and eyes.

By 2 years: They should use 2-3 word

phrases, point to pictures in a book when named and listen to simple stories and songs.

By 3 years: The child should use 3-4

word sentences, know their body parts and clothing items and has mastered production of “p, b, m, n, w, h” and be understood by a familiar listener.

By 4 years: They should speak clearly, ask and answer simple questions about her day and their speech contains “t, d, g, k, f, l, and s”, although they may not

sound perfect.

By 5 years: The child

should use 5-7 word grammatically correct sentences, engage in detailed conversation with peers and their speech is understood in all contexts (may still mispronounce articulate “th, r, s”). They should also understand most of what is said at home and school. If you are concerned about your child’s speech and/or language skills, you should discuss this with your pediatrician and consult a licensed speech/ language pathologist. Keep in mind, all children develop at their own pace – however, you should always be comfortable bringing up your concerns with your physician. If left untreated, communication challenges can cause frustrations for children and lead to additional concerns. Theraplay, Inc. provides speech and language evaluations and speech therapy for children with a prescription from their physician. Theraplay is also a provider of physical, occupational and feeding therapy services. You can contact Theraplay, Inc. at one of our pediatric outpatient center locations for an evaluation. www. theraplayinc.com or kids@theraplayinc.com.


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Need A Hand?

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he back-to-school jitters are a pretty common occurrence in kids. For adults who are considering higher education, the jitters seem like child’s play. Many adults who are thinking of obtaining a college degree or continuing their education find the prospect of returning to school a great source of anxiety and apprehension. Countless adults are at a point in their lives where they would like to begin attending college to further their education and careers. However, they may see so many hurdles that it can be tempting to allow nagging doubts to squash the dream just as quickly as it enters their mind. The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College is intimately familiar with the feelings that may arise for the adult learner – from the dreams to the fears – even those moments of intense selfdoubt. You see, many of the staff have had the experience of having to face and conquer those potential barriers as adult students themselves. Take Lisa Lewis for example, an Academic Advisor at The Wescoe School. In 2000, Lisa wanted to make a career change. She decided 6 October 2013

to leave her corporate job and attend college full time. As a first time college student, it was pretty scary. To complicate matters, Lisa soon ...it can be tempting to allow nagging doubts to squash the discovered that dream just as quickly as it enters her chosen major their mind. was not enjoyable to her. Still, she knew she didn’t want to quit and with some help from her advisor, she switched degree programs. Lisa soon discovered a love for literature and history and ultimately, she decided to earn a bachelor’s degree in English. Having been a Wescoe student herself, Lisa understands what it’s like to be on both sides of the advisor/advisee relationship. She recalls as a student how comforting it was to have someone to lean on who would be honest and supportive and who genuinely cared about her academic success. That approach is the essence of Wescoe School advisors. Depending on a student’s particular needs, advisors may offer a hand to hold, a high-five, an encouraging pep talk, or an opportunity to sit in on a class or two before making the decision to start. All the advisors at The Wescoe School take their time to get to know students individually. Because of their own experience as adult learners, they understand the many responsibilities their students must juggle while pursuing a degree – full-time jobs, children, household tasks, family obligations, church and civic commitments and more. They can help students see that while it isn’t easy, with hard work and perseverance, they too can reach their goals. To help students incorporate education into their already busy lives, The Wescoe School offers flexible scheduling including 15-week and 8-week courses that meet on

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If a college degree is your most cherished dream, don’t let fear stop you.

Once students settle on a schedule that works for them, they can focus on making the most of their academic journey. Because Wescoe classmates are almost exclusively adults, class discussions are enriched by fellow students sharing their life and career experience. For example, discussions in business classes are enhanced by students drawing from their work experience to make points of connection between theory and how it can be applied across different fields and industries. In other instances, students learn from each other by sharing their individual interpretations of readings in literature and history, leading to a much deeper understanding of the subject matter.

What is Lisa’s advice to an adult who is considering getting a degree? “Stop thinking about it and do it! It sounds cliché, but the hardest part really is taking the first step. Students often view earning Academic Advisor and Wescoe a degree as a means to an end, graduate Lisa Lewis. but the process is rewarding in so many ways – you meet people you otherwise never would have encountered, and you discover so much about yourself and the world that you never considered before.” If you are considering how higher education can help you reach your goals, you can learn more about The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College at www.muhlenberg. edu/wescoe or phone the office and ask to meet with an advisor. Don’t let your fears stand in the way of your dream of a college degree. The advisors at The Wescoe School will offer a reassuring hand to guide you.

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Pick Your Own Apples -What Could Be Fresher?

By Vicki Bezems, Lehigh Valley Family

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icking your own apples at a local farm will give you the freshest, tastiest, healthiest fruit. Whether you’re planning to include apples in school lunches or make pies, applesauce or apple butter. Around the Lehigh Valley you’ll find a number of orchards where you can pick your own.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you plan your apple picking excursion.

• Always call or email the farm to confirm they have the fruit you want and that they are open, before you drive out there. • Pack snacks, hand towels or disposable wipes and plenty of liquids to drink. • Include containers for picking and for carrying the fruit home. Some farms provide them, but usually for a fee. • Dress in old clothes and old sneakers. You want to be comfortable and not worried about staining or tearing your clothes or ruining good shoes. • If it’s a hot, sunny day, wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect you from the sun. In cooler weather, wear extra layers to keep you warm. Don't forget sunscreen for the back of your neck and exposed skin. • Take a camera -- record your memories! • Select the farm that matches your needs. Some have more relaxed rules; some are strict. But respect the rules and the farmer’s property, and teach your kids to do the same. • Make sure the fruit is ready to pick. Check to see if the flesh color at the bottom of the fruit has turned from green to yellow-green. Do a taste test. • Pick the apple by rolling or twisting the apple away from the fruit spur. The apple should come off the tree easily with the stem still attached to the fruit. • The best way to store apples is in perforated plastic bags in the refrigerator.

Where to Go:

Strawberry Acres. 1769 Clearview Rd., Coplay, is a

pick-your-own fruit operation. However, they also offer fruit

pre-picked during it's respective season. They provide picking containers and rides to the field. Plus, no ladders are needed to pick your own fruit. Everyone can reach! Varieties of apples include Royal Gala, Macintosh, Honeycrisp, Cortland and Red Delicious. See Strawberryacres.com.

Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown. Pickyour-own apples. Pumpkins are for sale in the shop or farm stand. A gift shop, restrooms, and a picnic area are available. All products certified organic by Pennsylvania Certified Organic. Rodaleinstitute.org.

County Line Orchard. County Line Orchard is located 2 miles north of Kempton on Rt. 143, 9200 Kings Highway (Rt 143), Kempton. Look for Gala apples after August 30, followed by Honeycrisp and other varieties. Check for updates, which are posted weekly on our Facebook page. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays though the end of harvest. Clorchard.com.

Frecon Farms. 501 S. Reading Avenue, Boyertown. 2013 Pickfest. Celebrate fall harvest with the 7th Annual Frecon's Pickfest on October 12. Free range, local, homegrown bluegrass, live in Frecon's Orchard. Pick your own fruit, carriage rides, hayrides, hard cider and wine garden, kids’ games and more! Event hours are 10 am - 6 pm, rain or shine. Freconfarms.com.

Seiple Farms: Seiple Farms in Bath, and Grim’s Green-

house in Breinigsville also offer PYO. See our article on Corn Mazes and Autumn Crazes. Or find details at www.seiplefarms.com or www.grimsgreenhouse.com.

Back To Your Roots: All About Apples. Oct 19,

10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Enjoy down-on-the-farm fun with the young ones in your life. Events are entirely free for children and emphasize hands-on learning in a historical context. 1461 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem. To find apple recipes or learn how to make your own applesauce, check out our website! LehighValleyFamily.com


Corn Mazes & Autumn Crazes By Vicki Bezems, Lehigh Valley Family

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he skies are blue, the air crisp, and the fall sweaters have come out of the closet. It’s a great time to get outdoors and celebrate autumn. Go pick a pumpkin. Go on a hayride. Soon it will be winter and we’ll be bundling up and finding indoor activities. Take the family and check out these corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hay rides and fall festivals. Seiple Farms. During the weekends you can enjoy visiting farm animals, a straw maze, a haunted barn, pony rides, hayrides to pumpkin patch, our famous corn maze, rides and food for everyone! 5761 Nor Bath Boulevard, Bath. Seiplefarms.com. Grim’s Greenhouse & Farm Market. Hay Ride, Corn Maze, flashlight maze and many fall decorations including colorful mums, pumpkins, indian corn, gourds, Jack-Be-Littles, corn shocks and straw bales. Many activities to choose from, including a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, irrigated and grown on a bed of straw. 9941 Schantz Road, Breinigsville. Grimsgreenhouse.com. Savidge Farms. Pick your pumpkin from the field or choose one already already gathered Savidge Farms also has a corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, concession stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, and school tours. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon to 5pm. 1710 State Street, Mertztown. Harvest Fest is located at the base of Blue Mountain. Celebrate the season and enjoy the fall foliage surroundings of the Little Gap Valley and distant Pocono Mountains! Scenic Lift Rides, Pumpkin Patch Hayrides, Pumpkin Painting, Pumpkin Chuckin’, Food, Fun & more! Every week-

end, through October 26th & 27th. 12 pm to 4 pm. 1660 Blue Mountain Drive. Palmerton, PA. 18071. Walker’s Tree Farm. Weekends in October, the farm is open for the Fall Pumpkin Patch. The first two full weekends we will have a Belgium Horse Drawn hayride (weather permitting). We also have a playland for the kids, a corn maze, hay maze, balloon launcher, farm animals to watch, and chip mountain! 308 Spruce Street, Lehighton. Walkerstreefarm.com. Oktoberfest. Oct 4 – Oct 6, and Oct 11 – Oct 13, Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest with a special Pennsylvania flair. German food, beer, and polka, rock and party bands. 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Dutch Springs’ Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. October 5. Pumpkin carving get taken to a whole new level — underwater! Scuba Divers* will compete to carve the best pumpkin around, all while underwater! Carving starts at 10:30a.m. and the awards ceremony is at 2p.m. Dutch Springs 4733 Hanoverville Road Bethlehem. The Original Ghost Tour of Downtown Bethlehem Take a candlelit journey into the past and the paranormal. An experienced costumed tour guide will escort you through the darkened streets of Bethlehem’s Downtown Historic District with stops and stories at locations reputedly haunted. Fact or Folklore? Find out this fall! Weekends in October. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended. 428 Main St. Bethlehem. Bethlehm Harvest Festival. Autumn has arrived, which means Bethlehem’s annual Harvest Festival has too!Join us in welcoming fall, on October 12, with delicous food and our annual pie eating contest! It’s time to celebrate with good beer, good wine, and good friends! Main Street, Bethlehem. For a schedule of Halloween Parades and more Fall Events, visit us online. LehighValleyFamily.com.

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Being Fit Vs. Being Healthy

By Kenrick Smith, K17 Sport

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hen you hear these two phrases they appear on the surface to be one in the same. People usually use these two terms interchangeably and in my opinion it is a skewed perspective. Being fit and being healthy are two different issues and actually one is part of the other. They are common elements of a greater collective theme. I feel that being healthy is the overall result of living a certain lifestyle where you take care of your body in every aspect. Being fit is only one of the aspects of being healthy. Too many times people think that being fit is good enough and disregard the other aspects of living healthy. A healthy lifestyles incorporates the following:

Being Physically Fit -

Incorporate regular excerise into your daily life.

Rest –

Optimal Fuel - Eating nutrient

Stress Management –

Emotionally –

Making sure you are getting an adequate amount of sleep that allows your body to rejuvenate and perform at a high level of function.

rich foods that benefit your body, rather than indulge in junk food that detracts from your overall health.

Keeping yourself happy and content is what life is all about. This can occur on both an emotional and spiritual level.

We all have stress. They key is to not only manage but try to remove the stress from our lives.

It is an often occurrence that when someone encounters a health crisis, others are quick to say, “I can’t believe it happened to them, they take such good care of their body”. That may be the case, but how were they in the overall scale of being healthy. All too often, people log hours and hours of workouts, only to get done and eat poorly or not get enough sleep to help the body repair itself. It is important to cover as many of the above stated 10 October 2013

issues in order to stay or start being healthy in totality. Remember being healthy is a lifestyle and constantly needs to be tended to. Listen to your body and it will tell you what it needs. Remember to live a life of moderation and balance and you will reap the benefits. Kenrick Smith is a local elite amateur athlete. To learn more, visit www.K17Sport.com.

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Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married. You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

In the United States, more Frisbee discs are sold each year than baseballs, basketballs, and footballs combined. A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair. Almonds are members of the peach family.

A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body. The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles A snail can sleep for 3 years. in its head. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing. have about ten. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. bacteria in your ear by 700 times. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball. One in fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. Only one in sixteen men is. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours. The human feet perspire half a pint of fluid a day. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

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Style Tips for Family Portraits By Amanda Furbeck, Lehigh Valley Family Fashionista

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hat makes a great family portrait? In decades gone by, family portraits were a serious and pricey matter. The family donned their Sunday finery, and sat primly and properly before the photographer. Everyone was posed ‘just-so’ and no one smiled. The antique, sepia colored photographs portray an air of mystery, reminiscent of times gone by. But oh, how the times have changed! Now there are photo shoots to fit any family, tailored to the needs, wants, and activities of each individual and to the entire clan. Whether you prefer a more formal photo shoot or fun, casual setting, here are some ideas to match your wardrobe with your family’s photo shoot.

Timeless. If you are looking to create a timeless

family portrait that will live on above your fireplace for years to come, you may want to avoid wearing anything too trendy or fleeting. Imagine looking back on yourself in ten or twenty years – will your outfit be cringe-worthy or will it fade into the happy memories? Choose classic, somewhat dressy outfits, such as simple A-line dresses, a basic white shirt and tie, and other classic outfits in jewel tones, black and white, or soft colors. Avoid iconic patterns, obvious branding, or uber-trendy outfits. Remember, you want the people to be the focus of the photo, not the wardrobe.

Formal. Formal portraits make beautiful family

memories. Try dressing the men in matching black suits and the women in beautiful dresses. Make sure the women are not wearing competing patterns – solid color dresses or coordinating patterns work best. Jewel tones give the look an even more formal feel; red and greens give an air of holiday cheer, while pastels evoke feelings of spring time.

Casual. Some families just don’t wear dress up clothes, so consider a casual shoot in a comfortable

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environment. Dress each family member in their favorite outfits and pose in a fun, family oriented setting such as a park or playground. Choose relaxed, happy faces over deadpan smiles, and don’t worry if you’re outfits aren’t exactly coordinated. A casual setting brings out each family member’s individuality and unique personality. This just might be the picture that you’ll chat about for years to come.

Matching. Some very effective, timeless photo shoots

happen when the entire family is dressed in dark wash jeans with white t-shirts, or tan trousers and black tops. These outfits look great barefoot and on the beach. They often make terrific black and white shots. Another take on this style is to dress everyone in the same color but in different styles of clothing. You may have one family member in a blue dress, another in blue leggings and a tunic top; maybe another is sporting a blue turtleneck. This gives an air of solidarity without having to find items that look alike.

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sports team or participate in an event? Consider a portrait in matching football jerseys (helmets optional). Or suit up in your rollerblading gear, don your parkas and skis, or pose in tuxes alongside your musical instruments. Have children pose in their favorite uniforms from their school activities, such as marching band, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, or even ballet or Irish stepdance. This will help everyone look back and remember the fun events that each sibling enjoyed best.

Costume. For a truly memorable portrait, have

everyone dress up in costumes to create a family scene. Have everyone dress as cowboys, with ten gallon hats and cowboy boots, or go for a “Men in Black” look with dark suits and sunglasses for all. Be as creative and fun as you like – creating your family style for the portrait will be as much of a memory as the portrait itself.

Coordinated. Some families choose to be casual

and coordinated without being silly or matchy-matchy. In this case, choose coordinating color families to show off your family. Have everyone dress in similar hues – such as all pastels or jewel tones, without being dressed exactly alike.

If everyone wants to do their own thing, just try to avoid competing patterns, clashing colors, or anything too off the wall.

Holiday. Holidays are classic times to get a family

portrait taken, but if you’re going to use it for yearly Christmas cards, don’t wait until the last minute. Plan ahead so you can choose the perfect outing and the perfect scene. If you want to avoid the Christmas sweater routine, you can still shoot for a holiday feel with warm fuzzy sweaters, or add a scarf to everyone’s outfit. For a fun spin on the traditional holiday portrait, take along a few Santa hats and Christmas decorations to your summer vacay. Take a few minutes to don your Christmas gear and pose on the beach, with a palm tree, or even in front of the Disney Castle. For a great photo shoot, you’ll need a few pre-planned outfits, a few optional props, a great photographer, and a good sense of humor. Keep jewelry and accessories to a minimum, and avoid over-the-top trends. And most importantly, wear a genuine, happy smile for a family photo that you will cherish for years to come.

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• The Color Run™ 5k – Lehigh Valley. Benefiting the Allentown School District Foundation. The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community. Thecolorrun.com/lehigh-valley. • Take a ride through history, and experience the Lehigh Canal’s only working lift lock aboard the Josiah White II, the National Canal Museum’s canal boat. Pack a picnic lunch for this 2 1/2 hour trip that’s fun, relaxing and educational. Not recommended for young children. Hugh Moore Park/National Canal Museum, 2740 Hugh Moore Park Rd., Easton. • Fest O’Fall in Catasauqua. Noon til 5pm. Music, food, hayride, and lots of hands-on activities for families and children, including colonial crafts and demos, pre-electronic games, and nature exhibits. The festival takes place at multiple venues, see our calendar of events for more information. Oct 12, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Columbus Day Celebration. Traditional Italian flag raising and music provided by the Lehigh Valley Italian-American Band and ends with the band leading a march to the Columbus statue at Riverside Park in Easton for the placing of a wreath and more traditional music. www.easton-pa.com/calendar.

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Oct 18 – Oct 20: The Runner’s World Half-Marathon and Running Festival weekend. Seminars, Live music, Running films, Prerace dinner with Runner’s World editors, 10-K, 5-K, and kids’ races (Saturday), Half-marathon Barktoberfest. 12- 3 pm. Featuring dogs (and owners) in costume, the main show is a High Flying K-9 Act with 6 top level canines and 2 world finalist handlers, a pet parade, costume contest, best trick contest, Kiddy Korner (Bounce House, Face-painting and games), Treat Street, lots of food, a great DJ and lots of vendors! Free demonstrations…CPR, Nose Work, Basic Obedience and free services…Nail Trimming & Painting and Oral Health Exam. We hope you will consider joining us for a “Dog Gone Good Time”! 1625 North Route 100. Fogelsville. “All You Need is Bugs” Pollination Nature Exhibit at Fox Environmental Center at Monocacy Park. Begins at Noon.Look inside the wondrous world of insects, from pollinating butterflies to predatory spiders, deep in the water and high in the trees, Enjoy displays, interactive learning, games like “Bug Bingo” and challenges like “Can You Name Identify that Macro-invertabrate,” plus arts and crafts and outdoor adventures. Free!

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(Sunday). SteelStacks campus, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. www.runnersworld.com/rwhalf Oct 19: Celebrate Blindness Awareness Lehigh Valley! 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. FREE public event promoting living and working well with vision loss. Get tips for living well with low vision, super sale of gently-used low vision aids, shop for items made or presented by a variety of vendors, some of whom are blind/ visually impaired, light lunch & bake sale and more. 300 7th Street, Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, Whitehall. www.centerforvisionloss. org.


Toy and Gift Bingo!

November 24 at 1 pm. $20 for preregistration, $25 at the door. 20 Games. Emmaus Fire Hall, Number 1. Play for the season’s hottest toys, technology, and everything kids want! Benefits Jefferson Elementary School. Contact Brandi at Brandi@BazellaGroup.com for more info. A piano program that’s making preschoolers smile

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October is: Apple Month; Bat Appreciation Month; Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month; Eat Better, Eat Together Month; Go Hog Wild, Eat Ham Month; Bake and Decorate Month; SelfPromotion Month. Sign Up Your Preschooler Today For One Month of FREE Lessons! Our innovative, one-on-one piano lessons will give your preschooler a head start in music, math, and life.

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Important Weeks: (3-10) No Salt Week; (6-12) Great Book Week; (7-11) Kid’s Goal Setting Week; (20-26) Character Counts Week. Daily Celebrations: 4: Taco Day; Ten-Four Day. 7: You Matter To Me Day. 9: Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work and School Day. 14: Be Bald and Be Free Day. 17: Wear Something Gaudy Day. 27: Cranky CoWorkers Day; Mother-In-Law Day. 31: Caramel Apple Day

Chambourcin Weekend Taking place after the harvest is over, this event celebrates the “official wine grape of the Lehigh Valley,” the Chambourcin. This versatile wine is available in Nouveau, Rose, Semi-Sweet, Sweet, Dry Barrel Aged, Sparkling, and Port. 12 to 5 pm. Lehighvalleywinetrail.com.

October 20

Lehigh County Open Gate Farm Tour Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to learn about local agriculture in Lehigh County. There is no charge to go to any of these sites. Bring your family to any of the 20 participating locations between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. It’s rain or shine! Dress casually and enjoy the day talking with local farmers and learning how your food is produced. For a complete description of each stop and directions, visit http://extension.psu.edu/lehigh/events/2013-lehigh-county-open-gatefarm-tour or call 610-391-9840 and a copy will be mailed to you.


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Lehigh Valley Family October 2013  

A community magazine for families of the Lehigh Valley, Pa.

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