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Happy Fall Ya'll! {Wordless Wednesday}

10/30/12
fall
Hard to believe my little pumpkin will be 2 soon!




For more Wordless Wednesday, visit Five Minutes for Mom.  You can also share your W/W photo in the linky below. 

Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland

Recently my family enjoyed Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA (thanks to US Family Guide).  Dutch Wonderland, a kids' amusement park, turns into a fun spook fest select weekends in October.

Dutch Wonderland, amusement parks


We had planned to visit during the summer, but a few things interfered with that, including my gall bladder surgery.  However, we finally were able to carve out some time to go together as a family (which can be tricky since we only have my son every other weekend and we wanted to include him).  It was about a 2 hour drive from my area south of Baltimore. 

I don't know about other moms, but I try to arrive as early as possible when it comes to events that have large crowds.  Due to some traffic, we didn't get there as early as I wanted.  We arrived a little after the park opened at 3:15 and the parking lot was already nearly half full.  My advice:  if you want a shorter walk with a little one, get there early.  Parking is free, so the earlier the better to get a choice parking spot.

Having never been to Dutch Wonderland, I scoped out all the attractions online.  My first objective was to visit the Trick-or-Treat Trail, since I figured that would be a popular spot.

amusement parks, Dutch Wonderland


The trail is clearly roped off and has festive stations with costumed helpers that aren't too scary (I think it was a good thing it wasn't dark yet so it was less of a scary factor for little miss).  This was The Attic Baby's first time trick-or-treating, so she wasn't quite sure of how it worked.  She enjoyed walking by herself and trying to say "trick or treat."   Kids aren't the only ones who get a treat.  Mom and Dad will get a ticket to exchange for a candy too.  If your child has any allergies though, you may want to have an alternative for them (particularly peanut allergies).  We received different kinds of mini chocolate bars, Kit-Kat, and Reece's Peanut Butter cups.

There are many great fall photo opps along the park trails with hay bales, and pumpkins.  And you'll find some-what spooky features along the train ride and monorail.


The monorail had a bit of a line when we arrived, but it went pretty quickly.  We only had to wait a few minutes between trains for the 7 minute ride.  It's a great way to check out all the rides in the park and plot out your ride "strategy."  


Dutch wonderland, amusement parks


Our next priority was a character visit with Duke.  We arrived at the Amphitheater about 20 minutes ahead of the Royal Friends Meet and Greet scheduled time.  Unfortunately, we were informed that Duke had some costume issues, so we had to go back later. 

My hubby and the kids had pizza for dinner.  Then we spent quite a bit of time trying to find a place that had something I could eat on my low-fat diet. While there are many places to eat like the Millstream Eatery,  I wasn't able to find a place that wasn't really crowded (there was a long line for the restaurant) and had a lot of low-fat options.  So I just munched on a few snacks.

We went back to the Amphitheater for the next Meet and Greet and were able to see Duke and the Princess.  The Attic baby loved Duke; she kept waving at him and gave him a big kiss when it was her turn on the stage. 


Dutch Wonderland



My son enjoyed the slide and the sky ride but chose not to go on the roller coaster after eating (probably a wise decision).   




Once it got dark, the lines started getting longer and The Attic Baby was getting tired.  So we decided to stop by the restrooms before starting the 2 hour drive home.  The restrooms were very clean, had designated stalls for little ones, and hands-free soap dispensers, water faucets and paper towels.

Overall, we really enjoyed our first visit to Dutch Wonderland.  Happy Hauntings was a lot of fun and a great day trip, but I think we will visit again during the regular season.  

The late park hours (they didn't open until 3pm) were a little rough on a young toddler.  And the park at night isn't well lit for navigating with a stroller, especially the parking lot.  If you have to park way out in the other end of the lot away from the castle, it's a dark walk back to your car.  I'd suggest taking glow sticks or a flashlight (we used our cell phone).

Disclosure:  As a US Family Guide blogger, I received complimentary tickets for my family.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  For more info. see my disclosure policy

McDonald's Monopoly and Cheddar Bacon Onion Giveaway

10/29/12

McDonald's is adding some fun to your fall with their Monopoly game and a new addition to the menu: Cheddar Bacon Onion.




McDonald's, monopolyMcDonald's, monopolyMcDonald's is celebrating their 20th edition of the Monopoly game this year.  With more than $300 million in cash and prizes, that's a whole lot of fun!  And they say that you have 1 in 4 odds of winning (I haven't tried because of my special low-fat diet, but I've heard a lot of folks have won free food).   You can find prizes and play online at www.PlayatMcd.com.



burgers, chicken, McDonald's, cheddar bacon onion

The new Cheddar Bacon Onion, or CBO, can be ordered as an Angus burger or as a grilled or crispy chicken sandwich.  It's stacked with two new premium toppings of white cheddar and grilled onions, combined with  hickory-smoked bacon and has a creamy mustard sauce.  

This seriously has me drooling.  I am still unable to eat red meat, so I hope you all will try this out for me! 


Giveaway: 

In celebration of McDonald's Monopoly Game and the new CBO,  5 winners will receive a Family Fun Pack of coupons (small fries, McCafe beverage, CBO, and a Redbox Rental)  *read coupons for rules to redeem and expiration


Just use the Rafflecopter form below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  If you do not do complete entries, your entries will not count.  


This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 11/6/12 at 12:01 AM EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible for lost or undelivered prizes.


Disclosure:  I received coupons from McDonald's for myself and to share with my readers.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.   For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

2012 Holiday Gift Guide Sneak Peek

10/26/12
The month of October is just flying by!  It's almost time for the Holiday Gift Guide 2012 to roll out.  (Can you believe it?)

I'll be bringing you reviews of some unique and amazing gift ideas for the loved ones on your list!   These will definitely put a smile on their faces and yours too.

The guide will be announced Nov. 1st, but in the meantime, you can grab my Holiday Gift Guide button for extra entries into upcoming giveaways.

You'll get bonus entries into each giveaway with this button on your sidebar.  Hurry and grab it by copying the code in the box below.  You have until November 1st to grab the button and leave me a comment on THIS post telling me you did along with the URL where I can find  it. After November 1st the comments will be closed!

holiday gift guide



Want a sneak peek at some upcoming giveaways I have planned for you?


Here they are:


scales, weight management, EatSmart


 
expectant father gifts, new dad gifts



Christmas movies, DVD, family films








Are you excited yet?   Don't forget to grab the button for your sidebar and leave a comment where I can find it.    Stop back Nov. 1st for all the fun!

Wreck-It Ralph Coloring Sheets

10/25/12
Wreck-It Ralph is coming to theaters Nov. 2nd!  Have you checked out this sneak peek yet? 

From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
 
Walt Disney Animation Studios, movies, family friendlyOn his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? 

Rated PG by the MPAA, “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.


Here are some fun coloring sheets for your kids to enjoy. Just download to your computer and print.  Easy peasy!



WIR as Coloring Page DOM








Wir as Ralph Color # Dom


Wir as Van Color # Dom


For more info, visit the official site: www.disney.com/wreckitralph


You can also follow Wreck-it Ralph on 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph

and Twitter: https://twitter.com/wreckitralph



Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post.  I posted this information from Walt Disney Studios for my readers' enjoyment with permission from the PR company.

Step Into Fall Giveaway Event

10/24/12

Welcome to the Step into Fall Giveaway Event!

 

Fall is here!  Can you feel the excitement in the air?  Let's celebrate with a fun giveaway

Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8
Special thanks to our lovely co-hosts Mom Blog Society and Giveaway Bandit!

From Slatkin & Co. {available at Bath and Body Works}
-14.5oz Candle ~ Three-wick candle burns approximately 30 to 45 hours. Includes elegant lid to keep your fave fragrance fresh, while adding a touch of d├ęcor.
- Novelty Wallflower ~ Combine with Wallflowers fragrance plug, sold separately to scent any room with 24/7 with noticeable freshness for up to 8 weeks.
-Wallflower Bulb ~ America's favorite fragrance plug! A quick twist of the rotating plug lets you choose a vertical or horizontal outlet.




The Children's Place is a leading specialty retailer of children's merchandise, ages newborn to 10 years old. The Company owned and operated 995 The Children's Place stores in North America and its online store, www.childrensplace.com. As seasons change so do the styles and lines available at The Children's Place. So from sparkles to prints, neutrals to fabulous brights, they have a bit of it all. Here are just a few of our favorite looks available in-stores and online now:


 









Five lucky readers will receive a $50 The Children's Place Gift Card and

Five more readers will receive a Slatkin and Co. Prize Package including 14.5oz Candle, Novelty Wallflower and Wallflower Bulb!

Giveaway ends November 14th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.   The Attic Girl is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  

Emma's American Chinese New Year

10/22/12
 About the Book:
books about adoption, ChinaEmma’s American Chinese New Year depicts a six-year-old girl, adopted from China, as she and her family prepare for the Lunar New Year, which occurs every January or February. Illustrations of moon cakes, Chinese lanterns, red envelopes and a local CNY celebration by Chinese artist Soon Kwong Teo add color and gaiety to the rhythmic cadence.
Meadows wrote Emma’s American Chinese New Year as a way to recognize those families that have been created through international adoption.
She explained, “Having watched parents in the Chinese adoption community embrace their children’s heritage and help them participate in and understand the traditions of their birth country, I thought it was important to provide those children with a book that reflects them and what makes them so special.”

Awards:

Bronze Medal winner in the Holiday category of the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

About the Author: 
author, freelance writerAs a freelance feature writer for more than a decade, Amy Meadows has penned over a thousand articles during the course of her career. The topics she has covered range from health features and community spotlights to biographical profiles and how-to articles. She also has worked with corporations of all sizes to help them develop an array of marketing materials and has contributed to more than a dozen hardcover pictorial books about small and mid-sized cities throughout the country.

Meadows holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University. She was inspired to write her first children's picture book after the adoption of her niece from China. For her, Emma's American Chinese New Year serves as a way to recognize families that have been created through international adoption and honor the efforts that adoptive families in America make to observe the Chinese New Year with their children, integrating the special heritage of those young adoptees into their everyday lives.

You can find out more about the book and learn more about the Chinese adoption community at http://www.emmainamerica.com

Connect with the author:

Twitter: @emmainamerica



My Review/Thoughts:

My blog readers know that adoption is a topic dear to my heart.  My friend Jean adopted an adorable little boy who is only a few months younger than my daughter and they are best buddies.   When the author approached me about reviewing this book, I was excited to read it and lend my support.

This story opens up a discussion between parents and their children about Chinese culture.  It specifically offers a chance to connect with a beautiful tradition of celebrating the Chinese New Year in America.  This is an important resource for parents with adopted children.  But it also is a wonderful addition to a family or classroom library celebrating diversity.

The illustrations are bright and engaging for younger readers.  My daughter was intrigued by the beautiful red tones and the Chinese dragon.  While she may not be old enough to understand the concepts, she enjoys hearing the rich language and pointing to the characters.   I know I will enjoy sharing this with her as she grows to understand more about different cultures and holidays.

I hope that the author considers making Emma a series to explore other Chinese traditions! 


Where to Purchase:   You can find Emma's American Chinese New Year on Amazon.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for the purposes of review.  Thank you to Amy Meadows for the review copy.  All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

Bloggers Wanted: Let's Get Trunki Event

10/21/12

Looking to give your readership a little boost? Wanting to gain more followers and fans? Well lucky you! S.O.S. Mom has the perfect opportunity for you right here! With the holidays fast approaching, this the time to treat our fans, followers and readers to a sensational prize. A prize that will make one very happy winner and one tremendously ecstatic child at Christmas. So let's start getting into the hype and frenziness of the holidays shall we?! Make sure not to miss out on any of the fun by joining us for this event!


Ask Dale Earnhardt Jr. #dewcrew #spon

10/18/12

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Mountain Dew.

I have some exciting news to share!   As part of the Dew Crew, I've been invited to participate in a digital press conference with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Oct. 31st.

My teen and Nascar fan is already giving me some great ideas for questions to ask Dale.  But I want to know...

What would you ask Dale Earnhardt Jr.?

Let me know what questions you have.  I'll send on a few to the Dew Crew and YOUR question just might get picked!

But hurry, you have to leave me your questions by Monday Oct. 22nd.


Haven't joined yet?  It's not too late to join the Dew Crew!   You can find out more in this post.


Disclosure:  I'm  a Member of the Dew Crew.  I have not received any compensation for this post and all opinions are my own.  For more info. see my Disclosure policy.

Fun in a Box {Wordless Wednesday}

10/17/12
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Teaser Tuesdays: A Weekend with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly

10/16/12


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Book meme


Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser:

"The restorative powers of Jane Austen never failed.  It was the one thing in life that a girl could rely on, like a good bottle of wine or an expensive box of chocolates  David had dropped his bombshell on a Friday and Katherine had spent the entire weekend on the sofa watching the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice-all six hour-long episodes back to back, laughing and crying her way through the rituals of the Bennet sisters."

--pg. 73 A Weekend with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly


What are you reading? If you have a teaser, you can head on over to Miz B's blog or share it here by leaving a comment.

Wreck-It Ralph Hits Theaters Nov 2nd

10/12/12
Walt Disney Animation Studios, movies

Wreck-it Ralph hits theaters November 2nd and my family is eagerly anticipating its release.   Have you seen the trailer?  The video game references in this movie are hilarious!  Even though many of them are geared towards my age group, it opens up a fun conversation about what video games were like while I was growing up.

It definitely looks like it's good for some belly laughs, chuckles or snorts!

Check out this clip  of Ralph meeting Vanellope.  Does this remind you of any conversations with a munchkin you've had?




From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
 
Walt Disney Animation Studios, movies, family friendlyOn his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? 

Rated PG by the MPAA, “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.


 

For more info, visit the official site: www.disney.com/wreckitralph



You can also follow Wreck-it Ralph on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph

and Twitter: https://twitter.com/wreckitralph


Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post.  I posted this information from Walt Disney Studios for my readers' enjoyment with permission from the PR company.

I'm Guest Posting at Tots2Tweens

10/11/12
I'm excited to be guest posting over at Tots2Tweens this week!  I'll be sharing one of my favorite fall family festivals in the Maryland area:  Kinder Farm Park Fall Harvest Festival. 

Family Friendly Activities, Maryland, directoryHaven't heard of Tots2Tweens?  It's one of the area's best directories for parents in MD, DC, VA and PA to find great birthday party ideas, local events,  fun classes and more!  You may remember that I applied for an internship with them and a chance to go to Bloggy Boot Camp a while back during their Blog Awesomeness Challenge.  While I didn't win, I have continued to follow their updates on the site, their Facebook page, and Twitter accounts because they really are a wonderful resource for moms (and dads too!).  Not only can I find fun family-friendly activities, parenting tips, and contests like Mom's Nite Out, but I can also connect with a wonderful community. 

I hope you'll stop by and say hello.  If you live in the area and don't follow their blog, I really recommend that you do.  You won't be disappointed!


Disclosure:  I was not compensated to write about Tots2Tweens or to guest post on their site.  They are a wonderful resource that I want to share with my readers.

Bloggers Wanted: LG Smart Magic Bigscreen Event

10/10/12

 

Attention Bloggers:  This is a free event to join!   You'll get one free link for joining.  It's a great way to support other bloggers and gain new fans.

 

The LG Smart Magic Bigscreen Event is hosted by Mom Powered Media.

Prize: LG 42" Smart 1080p Edge-Lit LED HDTV with Wi-Fi and Magic Remote
The event dates: 11/5 - 11/26
  Sign-Up Here – Bloggers Wanted LG Smart Magic Bigscreen Event

Win My Gym Free For a Year

10/9/12
fitness, children, My Gym


We all know that voting in the presidential election is important.  But so is voting for your family's fitness.  Have you thought about the benefits of physical fitness for your child?  Exercise your child's right for fun-filled activities, gymnastics and more!

If you take advantage of one of these great offers, you'll be entered to win My Gym FREE for a year!  Plus, you could win a FREE Birthday party!


  •     Enroll for 2 Months get the 3rd Month FREE!
  •     Enroll for 4 Months get the 5th Month FREE Plus Free Lifetime Membership!
  •     Enroll for 6 Months get 2 more months FREE Plus Free Lifetime Membership!
  •     Enroll for 9 Months get 3 more months FREE Plus Free Lifetime Membership!

Disclosure:  I am a US Family Guide blogger.  As such, I will receive a My Gym Gift Pack as a thank you for sharing with my readers.  No other compensation was received.

Teaser Tuesdays: The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Book meme


Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser:

"People have learned to live with loss.  What's wrong with me?  She brought her knees closer to her chest.  More tears came, and she was tired of them.  Tired of crying.  Even more tired of holding them in."

--pg. 99 The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer

Stay tuned for the book tour!



What are you reading? If you have a teaser, you can head on over to Miz B's blog or share it here by leaving a comment.

Star Wars Reads Day #starwarsreads

10/8/12
This weekend called for rain, so we decided to take the munchkin and her big brother to the Star Wars Reads event at the library. 

My son has been a fan of Star Wars since receiving his first Luke Skywalker toy set when he was three.  He has read comic books, chapter books, and seen all of the movies multiple times (this mama has spent hours over the years watching Star Wars too).  So a celebration that combines two of his favorite things sounded like a great way to pass a couple of hours.  I figured the munchkin might like the crafts and checking out some picture books.

It was also nice for me to get out of the house.  I've been pretty stir crazy the past few weeks since I've been unable to drive or take my daughter outside.  (I still haven't been able to lift her or carry her)

They had a nice display of Star Wars books and activity sheets when we entered the children's section.







The raffle sign up slips actually asked your age, so I had to put in ahem, 30+.   I would have left it blank but the teacher in me had to fill out all the info just in case.



In addition to the crafts, they had a Star Wars themed golf putting station that both of my kids tried out.  Neither one was able to get a hole-in-one for the prize but they had fun trying.


The highlight of the celebration though was meeting R2D2.   Everyone crowded around him to get their picture taken and watch the man who was controlling him with a remote.  My teen was disappointed that he couldn't try it out.
Star Wars Reads Day






We stayed for about a half hour before my kiddos were finished the activities.  While we enjoyed the event, I think next year we will go to a larger bookstore to see if they have more games and costumed characters.  My son isn't really into crafts and was hoping for more games to play geared toward his age group.  

Star Wars Reads is a great way to get your kiddos engaged in reading and is fun for new and "old" fans alike.

You can find more coverage of the event at the Official Star Wars Blog and the Star Wars Reads Facebook page.

Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post.  I am sharing this info for the enjoyment of my readers.

Women Redeemed 2.0 Webcast

10/5/12
You're invited!

You may have heard about the Women Redeemed Live Webcast that was originally scheduled in September as part of the Litfuse authors blog tour.  It has been rescheduled and is coming up next week.

Join authors Kim Ketola, Teske Drake and Dawn Scott Jones for an encouraging chat about healing and hope for women October 10th. The authors will join together for a Live Webcast Event to share their stories.






 
 


In coordination with the launch of their fall releases, Kregel will be hosting a live webcast event on October 10th at 8 PM EDT featuring authors Kim Ketola (Cradle My Heart)Teske Drake (Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow), and Dawn Scott Jones (When a Woman You Love Was Abused)

The webcast will allow women to come together to share their struggles and fears in order to move toward healing and hope. Women will be able to support one another and discuss shared experiences in a non-threatening, open and loving environment.



 
(please note:  the video has the originally scheduled date/time which has changed) 

There's more!  Between 10/1 and 10/10 you can enter to win a brand-new iPad from Women Redeemed!

One winner will receive:

  • iPad with Wi-Fi

  • Cradle My Heart by Kim Ketola, Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow by Teske Drake and When a Woman You Loved Was Abused by Dawn Scott Jones


Hurry, the giveaway ends 10/10/12. Just click one of the icons below. The winner will be announced that evening at the Women Redeemed Webcast

 Don't miss a moment, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 10th!

 

Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post.  As a thank you for sharing, my name is being thrown into the hat for a gift card drawing.

Free Fall Baltimore 2012

10/4/12
Baltimore events, fall


Looking for some activities to do with your family that are wallet-friendly?  Free Fall Baltimore presented by Susquehanna Bank might be right up your alley!

This 7th annual event offers over 300 FREE arts and culture events to Baltimore residents and visitors in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month Oct. 1-31, 2012

This is a great opportunity for your family to enjoy free art exhibitions, concerts, dance and theater performances, workshops, admission to museums and more!




Here are just a few of the upcoming fun Kids' Events you may be interested in:

free admissionB& O Railroad Museum:  Free Admission Tues Oct 9 & 23, 10am – 4pm
Costumed living historians will provide information on various aspects of railroading, travel, and military life during the Civil War. Guided tours of the exhibit in the Roundhouse will also be available. 

Baltimore Museum of Industry:  Free Admission Sun Oct 21 & 28 10am – 4pm
Learn about Baltimore’s printing, shipping, canning, transportation and garment industries

Black Cherry Puppet Theater:   Sun Oct 7, 14 & 21 – Puppet shows at 1pm and 3:30pm, Puppet workshop at 1:30pm
Featuring puppet-making workshops, giving participants the opportunity to create their own puppets and become puppeteers themselves.

Creative Alliance at the Patterson Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival
Sun Oct 14 & 21 Workshops at 10am, 12:30pm & 3pm
Sat Oct 27 Halloween Festival – 3:30 – 6:30pm, Parade Line-up – 7pm, Parade steps off – 7:30pm
FREE lantern making, performances by Sac Au Lait and...food trucks and a FREE hayride!


Baltimore events
Kids Month Petting Zoo in Center Plaza:  Wednesday, October 10, 11am –1pm
Free petting zoo, children’s entertainment, and snacks

Scarecrow Making and Pumpkin Painting at BMI Farmers’ Market
Saturday, October 6, 9a.m.-1p.m
Kids are invited to stuff scarecrows and paint pumpkins for the fall for FREE!  Plus you can buy fresh local fruits and vegetables; meat and poultry; milk, ice cream, and butter; plants and cut flowers.






Seating may be limited at some locations, so check on the Events page if the event you want to attend requires advance reservation.  

For more info. go to:
www.freefallbaltimore.org

Follow the latest happenings: 
 Free Fall Baltimore Facebook page 
 Twitter @promoandarts.

I hope you get out and enjoy all of the fall family fun!


Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post.  This is shared with permission from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

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