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Saturday, October 15

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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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Community

Author Event and Signing with Rebecca Coleman 13505
DC-area novelist Rebecca Coleman will be in store to discuss her highly-anticipated debut novel THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD (Mira), answer your questions, and sign books. Booklist says that THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD is "poised to generate major book group buzz."
Hosted By: One More Page
Time: 200PM - 0400PM Cost: Open to the Public, Free
Location: 2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, Virginia 22213
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Education

Metro Washington Free Financial Planning Day 13256
In an effort to assist people in our community, District of Columbia, Mayor Vincent Gray and Metro Washington Council of Governments invite you to participate in Metro Washington Financial Planning Day on Saturday, October 15 at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus (Bell Multicultural High School) from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will feature free one-on-one and workshop sessions.


For more information, visit http://www.financialplanningdays.org/DC or call 877-861-7826.
Hosted By: Financial Planning Days
Time: 1030AM - 0400PM Cost: FREE
Location: 3101 16th St NW, Washington DC 20010, DC, District of Columbia 20010
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Recycling Education Tour 13562
Recycling games that provide fun ways to learn about the benefits of recycling and a walk-through exhibit about the bottle recycling process, including products that can be made from recycled plastic bottles, such as clothing and household items
Hosted By: Deer Park 100% Natural Spring Water
Time: 1100AM - 0400PM Cost: FREE
Location: Taste of Georgetown, Wisconsin Ave & M St NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Louise's Angels 2011-2012 Kick-Off Meeting 13605
Young women in grades 6-12 come out for our 2011-2012 Kick-Off Meeting on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The meeting will be at La Casa Community Center, located at 3166 Mount Pleasant Street NW, Washington, DC 20010, from 12-3PM. There will be light refreshments, games, prizes and STEM activities. For more information about this event, please contact Ms. Angela Clayton at Angela.Clayton@LouisesAngels.org or 202-643-5752.
Hosted By: Louise's Angels
Time: 1200PM - 0300PM Cost: FREE
Location: 3166 Mount Pleasant Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010
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Employment

Fort Dupont Fall Tree ID Walk 13192
Help us take advantage of Feet in the Street Day when the roads of historic Fort Dupont Park will be closed to vehicular traffic. This tree walk will take us through the wooded parkland, where we will see the fall colors that grace our area native forests. In addition to highlighting specimen trees and their distinctive characteristics, tree identification methods will be emphasized. Register online at http://ct.convio.net/calendar
Hosted By: Casey Trees
Time: 1000AM - 1200PM Cost: FREE
Location: Fort Dupont Park Activity Center, Fort Dupont Dr. , Washington, District of Columbia 20019
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Entertainment

Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin Book Signing 13413
Room & Board, Washington's premier retailer for contemporary American-made home furnishings, will welcome award- winning Pinkalicious author Victoria Kann for a book signing and party for her fall book in the series, Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin.
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Time: 1100AM - 0100PM Cost: FREE
Location: 1840 14th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Evolution of Curves Charity Fashion Show 13591
Apple Bottoms Presents - The 2nd Annual Evolution of Curves "We Won't Forget Haiti" Charity Fashion Show Tour

As seen on TV- E! Network TV, STYLES Network & BET

"Curves are not only back with a vengeance... they are back with a purpose!" The focuses of the tour is the same as last year- to empower and represent curvy women in a positive light and to help rebuild Haiti.

More info: http://eofcurvesdc.eventbrite.com
Hosted By: Apple Bottoms by Nelly
Time: 700PM - 1000PM Cost: 25.00
Location: Beauty Full Boutique, 118 N. Fayette Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22316
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Family

Barktober Fest 13576
Stop by Unleashed by Petco on October 15th for an event for the whole family! We'll be giving away October inspired treats for your pet, as well as apple cider and other refreshments for children and pet parents. They'll also be a coloring contest for kids with pumpkin painting too!
Hosted By: Unleashed by Petco
Time: 1100AM - 0100PM Cost: FREE
Location: 13685 Connecticut Ave Silver Spring, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
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Fund Raisers

A Library Jubilee! 12657
Let Loose in the Library!

Co-chaired by Sally Merten and Sushma Shenoy-Saluja, the Jubilee will be held at the Thomas Jefferson Library, on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Hundreds of library lovers including elected officials, business leaders and notable authors will gather to celebrate Fairfax County Public Library service since 1939 to raise money to support Fairfax County Public Library programs & services!

Hosted By: Fairfax Library Foundation and Thomas Jefferson Library
Time: 400PM - 0700PM Cost: $70 for one ticket; $125 for two tickets
Location: 7415 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, Virginia 22042
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Music

Babalu! Celebrating the Library's Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Collection 13368
The Coolidge Auditorium becomes the Tropicana in a spectacular Opening Night show honoring the legacies of two American entertainment legends and acknowledging one of the Library's major popular music collections. Lucie Arnaz headlines an evening that brings to life her father's snazzy, sparkling orchestrations of the 1940's and 50's, exuberant songs that gave the American Songbook a Latin beat.
Hosted By: Library of Congress
Time: 800PM - 1030AM Cost: FREE
Location: Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia
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Suoni Belli: Instrumental Wonders of the Italian Baroque 13445
Take a journey into the Italian Baroque with a concert of grand instrumental works from the heart of Italy: rarely heard masterpieces of Albinoni, Dall'Abaco and Alessandro Scarlatti, a virtuosic trumpet sonata by Torelli and two works by Vivaldi. Risa Browder joins Sinfonia to lead this exhilarating conductor-less program.
Hosted By: Bach Sinfonia
Time: 800PM - 1100AM Cost: $30
Location: 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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Philomath, Andrea Pias, Rachel Schain , Mike Novak 13528
Live music and drink specials. Age limit:21+
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Time: 930PM - 1200AM Cost: $10
Location: Upstairs Lounge, 1934 9th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Obii Say 13597
DC Hip Hop Artist Obii Say releases his J Dilla x Slum Village Tribute mixape 10.11.11

The official Listening Event will be held at AUP 10.15.11

Music will be provided by DJ MIM

BLACK Collection will premiere new product

First 50 Guests will receive a copy of Donuts for the Villagers.

Official Sponsors
iHeartDilla
BLACK Collection
Art Under Pressure
DJ Mim

Filming will be done by Knowledgeable Entertainment
Hosted By: DJ Mim & Obii Say
Time: 500PM - 0900PM Cost: FREE
Location: 4807 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20011
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Singles

Singles with Post Graduate or Professional Degrees~Seated Speed Dating 13470
Professionals in the City is hosting an event for those with post graduate or professional degrees and those who want to meet them. This dating is for people who graduated from a post graduate or professional degree program, or who want to date somebody with a post graduate or professional degree. Use Promo Code DCPages10-15K 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 - 0930PM Cost: $30
Location: kstreet lounge 1301 K Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005
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