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Halloween Happenings

Friday/Oct. 8

Pumpkinville Trip. Herndon Parks and Recreation will be taking a trip to Sunshine Farms' Pumpkinville, departing from the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., at 12:15 p.m., returning at 3 p.m. The trip includes transportation to and from Sunshine Farms, hay rides, a petting zoo, an animal park and apple picking. Also, each child gets to pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch to take home. The fee is $8 per person, children under age 5 are free. For more information call 703-435-6868 or register online at www.herndon-va.gov.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 16

Miss Spider's Tea Party. Discover the difference between spiders and insects and make a mask to take home. From 10-11 a.m., Walker Nature Education center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. For children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Cost $4 per child, RA members; $7 per child, nonmembers. Reservations required by Oct. 13, call 703-435-6530.

Autumn Adventure. A family event at the Pavilion at Reston Town Center, which includes pumpkin patch arts and crafts, Òliving scarecrows,Ó hay rides, a hay maze, face painting, make-and-take arts and crafts from 12-5 p.m. Children invited to participate in a costume parade and contest at 1:30 p.m. Trick or treating will take place from 4-5 p.m. at participating Reston Town Center retailers. Admission price is $5 per child or $20 per family. The proceeds will benefit the programs of Reston Interfaith. For more information on shopping, events and dining at Reston Town Center, visit www.restontowncenter.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 19

<cal2>Babes in the Woods-Animals of the Night. Take a walk through the woods and find out about the animals that come out after dark, from 10-11 a.m., Walker nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Includes puppets, Owl and Bat. For child ages 18-35 months accompanied by an adult. Cot $4 per child, RA members; $7 per child, nonmembers. Reservations required by Oct. 14, call 703-435-6530.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 22

<cal2>Spooktacular. Costume party for children ages 3-9 at the Herndon Community, 814 Ferndale Ave. Each participant will receive a Halloween treat bag, slice of pizza, chips and a drink, plus have the opportunity to go on a spooky walk, create crafts and enjoy some spooky entertainment. Parent involvement encouraged and advance registration required. It starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. There will be magic shows at 7 and 7:45 p.m. The fee is $5 per child in advance or $7 per child at the door. For more information, call 703-435-6868 or register online at www.herndon-va.gov.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 30

<cal2>Six Flags Trip. Teens are encouraged to come celebrate Halloween at Six Flags America as the park transforms into the Fright Fest. The trip includes transportation by motor coach, driver, escorts, dinner at a park restaurant optional, and park tickets. This trip is for kids ages 12-15. The fee is $37 without dinner or $45 to include dinner. Chaperones are welcome for the same fee. The bus leaves from the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave, at 2 p.m. and returns at 11 p.m. No refunds after Oct. 23. For more information, contact the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868 or register online at http://www.herndon-va.gov.

Egyptian-themed Halloween. The community room at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. Children

ages 1-8, and their caregivers, are invited to join center staff from 12-2 p.m. for "Trick-or-Treat in Ancient Egypt." Explore King Tut's tomb and play carnival games. Wear a costume. For further information, directions, or to request a reasonable

accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY) or visit the Web site at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.gov. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road,

Reston.