Get ready to take your children to Boo at the Zoo
A special day is coming soon. Decorations are going up. Neighborhoods have started to look like some of our neighbors are getting their yards and surrounding areas ready for their special touch for this holiday. Yes, pumpkins are ready for picking, cutting and decorating. Some children like to pick out their own costumes, without help from parents and friends. The children enjoy getting the goodies that they are given as they ring the door bell and wait to see who is bringing out the goodies. As a child and with my siblings we enjoyed this day. I introduced my children to a very special holiday event — Boo at the Zoo. Yeah, not too far away at the National Zoo there are more than 40 treat stations where there is a good variety of foods and drinks. There are several animal demonstrations, jugglers and magicians at this favorite Washington, D.C., site on Oct. 19, 20 and 21. This is lots of fun and enjoyment for everyone, regardless of age. And, you are supporting the Smithsonian’s mission to save animal species. Tickets are on sale costing $20 for Friends of the National Zoo and $30 for non-members, and can be purchased at fonz.org/ boo. Go take some children and other adults for a good, friendly event.
The 10th annual American Indian Festival will be at Patuxent River Park on Saturday, Oct. 20. The time is 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the group camp and picnic area at 16000 Croom Airport Road in Upper Marlboro. The master of ceremonies will be Keith Colston. Michael Nephew is the arena director. Other people at this event include host drummer Medicine Horse, guest drummer Yapatoko Singers, head dancers Steve and Rie Miller, color guard Vevita and musical guests Dawn Avery and Ron Warren. There will be drumming, singing, dancing, traditional and contemporary music, and several other things, as well as arts and crafts and live birds of prey. And, admission and parking are free. There will be foods, horse and pony rides, and vendor sales, so bring your money as there will be a nominal fee for some things. You can call 301-627-6074 or go to www.pgparks.com for festival Information.
People are welcomed to join the members and friends of Trinity Episcopal Church as they prepare 300 bags of trail mix for a Washington, D.C., homeless shelter. The process starts with preparation on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 10:45 a.m. at the church located at 14515 Church St. in Upper Marlboro. Again, “All hands are welcome and appreciated.” For more information, you can call the parish office at 301-627-2636.