Get ready to take your chil­dren to Boo at the Zoo

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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.

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