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Wednesday, October 12

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Markoff's Haunted Forest 11690
Markoff's Haunted Forest Halloween event starts on Friday the 1st of October. Get a Halloween scare early! Walk down a dimly lit forest trail and encounter the chain saw man and 12 other scenes. There are Haunted Hayrides, a Haunted Bus, Spider Walk climbing wall, Bat Flight zip line, Death Jump trapeze and bonfires & food too. Oct. 1,2,8, 9,15,16,21,22,23,28,29,30 & 31. From 6:30-9:30pm Thurs.& Sun. and 6:30-10:30pm Fri. and Sat. Go through Poolesville, MD on Route 107 and turn right onto Martinsburg Rd. Driveway is 300 yards on left. Price is $20 first 2 nights and $25 all others. See www.calleva.org for specific info. 301 216-1248. Markoff 's Haunted Forest -Best scare in the area!


MHF is in its 18th year and was rated as one of the top 13 Halloween attractions in the U.S. last year by AOL City Guide. In 2006, The Markoff's Haunted Forest was featured on the front page of the Washington Post.


Last year, we had approximately 20,000 adults and children from Metropolitan Washington walk down our scary forest trail and try our many activities in the staging area, the "circle."


As you know, we are Calleva and The Markoff's Haunted Forest is a fund raiser for our camp. We are a non-profit camp with an office in Poolesville, Maryland and our farm in Dickerson, MD.


We give youth scholarships to our camp and bring youth in the Phoenix School (drug and alcohol rehabilitation) to our camp for high adventure/esteem building activities.
Hosted By: Calleva Outdoor Adventure
Time: 100AM - 1030PM (ends on Monday, Oct 31) Cost: $25
Location: 19120 Martinsburg Rd., Dickerson, Maryland 20842
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Business

Sarku Japan Franchise Event 13555
Sarku Japan, the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, will host a seminar in greater Washington D.C. area on October 12th for those interested in owning a franchise. Bruce Kim, Sarku Japan's Director of Franchise Development, will present expert advice on franchise ownership and explain the benefits of becoming an entrepreneur in this ever-changing economy. Aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to attend.
Hosted By:
Time: 100PM - 0730PM Cost: FREE
Location: 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia
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Education

USFA Fire Prevention Week Education Fair 13496
FEMA's U.S. Fire Administration will host a Fire Prevention Week Education Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Plaza Courtyard, FEMA Headquarters, 500 C Street, SW, Washington, D.C. The event is FREE and open to employees and the general public. Stop by one of the 17 exhibits for information and resources on how to protect your family from fire.
Hosted By: U.S. Fire Administration
Time: 1000AM - 0100PM Cost: FREE
Location: Plaza Courtyard, FEMA Headquarters, 500 C Street, SW Washington, District of Columbia
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Family

JIM HENSON'S DINOSAUR TRAIN CELEBRATES NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY ON OCT. 12 13508
ROAR WITH THE DINOSAURS AT JIM HENSON'S DINOSAUR TRAIN BOOTH AT
NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON OCT. 12

This year's Dinosaur Train booth will include:

- Dinosaur Train's Buddy, the T-Rex, taking photos and interacting with children
- An exclusive sneak peek of Dinosaur Train's new Nature Trackers episodes
- Memberships to the new Nature Trackers Club
- Educational session "Dinosaurs with Feathers"
- Do-it-yourself Buddy mask
- Free giveaways
Hosted By: Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train
Time: 1000AM - 0200PM Cost: FREE
Location: 900 Ohio Drive SW, Washington , District of Columbia
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Galas

2011 Americana Gala 13613
Paralyzed Veterans' Americana Gala is an inspirational annual fundraising event celebrating individuals, corporations and public sector friends who have supported Paralyzed Veterans of America. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America and its Mission: ABLE campaign which helps our heroes fully live the lives they deserve and receive what they need most: Care, Benefits and Jobs.
Hosted By: Paralyzed Veterans of America
Time: 630PM - 1030PM Cost: visit www.pva.org/gala
Location: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20229
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Government

Lend a Hand - Happy Hour for Federal Employees and CFCNCA Charities 13609
This cool, FREE event, hosted by GovLoop and the Washington City Paper will bring together Federal employees and charities to build upon the successful launch of this year's Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, the workplace giving campaign for Federal employees. In a fun and relaxed setting, Federal employees will have an opportunity to network with each other and meet with charities participating in the CFCNCA. Food & Beverage: Public bar and Heineken
Hosted By: GovLoop and Washington City Paper
Time: 530PM - 0800PM Cost: FREE
Location: Public bar, 1214 B 18th St , Washington DC, District of Columbia 20036
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Music

The Keep A Breast Tour featuring Uh Huh Her 13291

The Keep A Breast Tour featuring
Uh Huh Her
Early Show! 6:00 PM Doors
Hosted By: 9:30 Club
Time: 600PM - 1145PM Cost: $20
Location: 815 V St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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The Keep A Breast Tour featuring Uh Huh Her w/ Fences 13313

The Keep A Breast Tour featuring
Uh Huh Her
w/ Fences
Early Show! 6:00 PM Doors

Hosted By: 9:30 Club
Time: 600PM - 1145PM Cost: $20
Location: 815 V St, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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Singles

Democrats and Liberals~Seated Speed Dating 13467
Professionals in the City invites you to join us at our Speed Dating event targeted specifically for Democrats and liberals. If your political views lean to the left, then tonight is the night for you to meet other great singles with similar views! Use Promo Code DCPages10-12BĚ in your order. The Promo Code is good for $5 off of the event only for tickets purchased in advance.
Hosted By: Professionals in the City
Time: 700PM - 0900PM Cost: $30
Location: Buffalo Billiards 1330 19th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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