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Saturday, October 22

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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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Activist

DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk 13464
On Oct 22, thousands will unite for the 2011 DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk on the National Mall to celebrate human rights, raise public awareness about human trafficking and raise funds for non-profits working to end the practice. The event includes a 5K walk around the Lincoln & Jefferson Memorials, resource fair, children's area, live music & luminary speakers, including survivors of trafficking. For more information visit: http://walk.stopmodernslavery.org.
Hosted By: DC Stop Modern Slavery
Time: 800AM - 0100PM Cost: FREE
Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia
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End Genocide Action Summit 13641
In October, hundreds of student activists, faith leaders, social justice and human rights movement leaders, and experts from around the United States will convene in Washington, D.C. around a common theme and purpose: creating a generation without genocide.
Hosted By: United to End Genocide
Time: 830AM - 0500PM Cost: FREE
Location: 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington , District of Columbia 20001
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Comedy

Comedian Tony Woods 13451
From "Comedy Central Presents", Conan O'Brien and "Def Comedy Jam." Woods is a natural and one-of-a-kind comic playing to audiences worldwide. His playful, cool demeanor & sharp delivery create a show that's entertaining at every level. Tony is an original member of Russell Simmons' "Def Comedy Jam", a veteran of HBO's "P Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy", NBC's "Last Comic Standing", and "Caroline's Comedy Hour."
Hosted By: Riot Act Comedy Theater
Time: 830PM - 1030PM (ends on Saturday, Oct 22) Cost: FREE
Location: 801 E Street, NW (Penn Quarter), Washington, District of Columbia 20004
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Community

Men Seeking Volunteer Opportunities 12135
Franconia United Methodist Men invites men to join us. We participate in service projects like group homes for the handicapped, Adopt a Highway, and a summer camp for the handicapped. We meet at 8 am on the 4th Saturday each month at Franconia United Methodist Church. We are located at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to the Franconia Elementary School, on to Fairfax Connector 231, 232, and 310. Email admin@franconiaumc.org.
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Time: 800AM - 1000AM Cost: FREE
Location: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22310
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Men Seeking Volunteer Opportunities 13229
The Franconia United Methodist Men Ministry invites all men to join us. We participate in community service projects. We meet at 8 am on the fourth Saturday each month at the Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd, Alexandria. We are at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to the Franconia Elementary School, convenient to Fairfax Connector routes 231, 232, and 310. Contact us 703 971-5151 or admin@franconiaumc.org, and http://www.franconiaumc.org.

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Time: 800AM - 1000AM Cost: FREE
Location: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22310
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DC Woof Walk Fun Run and Community Dog Walk 13607
THE POWER OF PETS is partnering with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington to host a community walking event for dogs and their owners in the D.C. area complete with FREE family and pet friendly activities!!
Hosted By: THE POWER OF PETS by Mars Petcare
Time: 1000AM - 0100PM Cost: FREE
Location: 3rd Street SW & Jefferson Avenue SW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Education

The TRACTION Event: 13486
Now is the time to grab the bull by the horns! Get the traction you need now for your real estate business to thrive and survive through the turbulent years ahead.

This 2-day event is normally only $99 for a Basic ticket and $299 for a VIP+ ticket. If you register now before September 30th, you can lock in the Early Bird rates of only $49 for Basic and $199 for VIP+!

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Time: 830AM - 0500PM Cost: FREE
Location: 3111 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church , Virginia 22042
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Entertainment

Das Best Oktoberfest 13621
Oktoberfest has become an annual tradition around the world and now it is time to bring the festival alive in Charles County, MD. Oktoberfest is a colorful, fun, festive celebration of German heritage with Oompah at its best! Oktoberfest will be a community event of family entertainment featuring two live stages, German food and beers, art & crafts, children's fun area, dancing, and entertainment all weekend long for a good cause. All the proceeds from the event will benefit the Society for the Friends of Hospice.
Hosted By: Charles County Fairgrounds
Time: 1200PM - 0500PM Cost: $10/Advance, $15/On-Site
Location: 8440 Fairgrounds Rd, La Plata, Maryland 20646
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Family

Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show 13449
Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show is an interactive lifestyle expo celebrating expecting moms!Discover new and interesting parenting tools, health and safety products, fashion trends, nutrition tips, baby furnishing while viewing the "Bump the Runway" maternity fashion show.
Hosted By: Monica Byrd
Time: 100PM - 0400PM Cost: $35-$55
Location: 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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Halloween

Fright at the Museum: Dead Men Walking 13428
This Halloween season the museum will no longer be just a storage house for criminal artifacts; it will become a hunting ground for these dead men walking. Experience Fright at the Museum. Hear the screams... Smell the fear... See the horror... and if you're lucky -- They won't TOUCH you!

Dates: Oct 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31
Hosted By: National Museum of Crime & Punishment
Time: 700PM - 0700PM Cost: $25/person
Location: 575 7th St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
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Halloween at the Medical Museum: Serious Fun with Skulls 13521
The National Museum of Health and Medicine invites little ghouls and their families to get into the Halloween spirit by learning about skulls. The theme of the program is Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a holiday that celebrates life and death. Learn about the traditions associated with Día de los Muertos by decorating your own sugar skull (1st grade & up), making a skull mask, and more. Halloween costumes are welcome!
Hosted By: The National Museum of Health and Medicine
Time: 1030AM - 1230PM Cost: FREE
Location: 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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Museums

Kids @ Katzen: All American Weekend 13487
Saturday, October 22, from 1-3 p.m.
American University Museum, Kreeger Lobby and Rotunda, Katzen Arts Center
Admission is free.

Join museum staff, volunteers and docents, for an art project related to the current exhibitions. Alumni and families will take a tour of the exhibition and then create their own art based on what they've seen.
Hosted By: American University Museum
Time: 100PM - 0300PM Cost: FREE
Location: 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Music

Taking Back Sunday w/ The Maine 13343
Taking Back Sunday will go on sale Friday, September 9th at 10 AM through Ticketfly
Hosted By: 9:30 Club
Time: 1100PM - 1245AM Cost: $25
Location: 815 V St. N.W. , Washington, District of Columbia
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HOWARD U HOMECOMING EVENT EARTH WIND & FIRE TRIBUTE 13477
Great local Earth Wind & Fire Tribute band. Same night as Howard U's homecoming. Get there early as this event only hold 125 people. The venue is small and will be jumping all night. First Come First Serve, don't be late!!!!
Hosted By: Axum Frit & Ed Productions
Time: 830PM - 0130AM Cost: $12
Location: 1934 9th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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And His Orchestra, House of Soul 13530
House of Soul in the Upstairs Lounge playing two sets starting 10pm!
And His Orchestra opens at 9pm. Live music and drink specials. Age limit:21+
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Time: 900PM - 1200AM Cost: $10
Location: Upstairs Lounge, 1934 9th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Howard U Homecoming Event - Earth, Wind, Fire Tribute 13531
Live music and drink specials. Age limit:21+
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Time: 900PM - 1200AM Cost: $12
Location: Upstairs Lounge, 1934 9th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Shopping

Help the Homeless 13616
Fannie Mae and Washington-area Bloomingdale's stores are working together to raise funds and awareness to help end homelessness. Ten percent of all tracked purchases Saturday Oct.22 and Sunday, Oct. 23 at any of these 3 Bloomingdale's locations: Friendship Heights, White Flint, and Tysons Corner.
Shoppers simply ask when checking out that their purchases support the Help the Homeless Program.


Hosted By: Bloomingdale's
Time: 800AM - 0900PM Cost: FREE
Location: Bloomingdale's White Flint 11305 Rockville Pike, Kensington, Maryland
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Barbour FREE Reproofing Event 13701
The colder months of winter are quickly approaching, and it is time to start preparing for the chilly weather that comes along with the season. On Saturday, 10/22, the Barbour store in Georgetown will be hosting a FREE reproofing event to ensure you are prepared for the weather ahead.

Come and receive a complimentary reproofing for your Barbour wax jacket and $50 off the purchase of a new jacket.
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Time: 1100AM - 0500PM Cost: FREE
Location: BARBOUR GEORGETOWN, 3221 M Street, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
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Singles

Ages 45-59~Seated Speed Dating 13516
Professionals in the City is hosting an event that joins together single men and women age 45-59. If you have attended our fast and fabulous Speed Dating events, then you know what an exciting and fun ride these sought-after events are! Use Promo Code DCPages10-22Z 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: Zen Bistro and Wine Bar 1301 South Joyce Street, Arlington, Virginia 22202
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Sports

D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire 13495
The most successful franchise in the MLS, with 4 championship titles, DC United is in top form even in this rebuilding year. Catch US National Team forward Charlie Davis and the rest of his heralded roster mates in their quest for a coveted playoff slot.
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Time: 730PM - 0930PM Cost: Negotiable!
Location: 2400 E Capitol St Ne, Washington, District of Columbia 20003
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Wine Tasting

EatDrinkGo LOCAL Silver Spring 13595
Join us for a pairing of the best of what the Silver Spring region has to offer. Browse local produce from regional farmers and enjoy cooking demonstrations -- all the while learning which local wines to pair with local fare.

Ticket Options:
free entry- attendees can shop the market and enjoy chef cooking demonstrations throughout the day.
$15- WINE TASTING PASS
$25-FOOD&WINE TASTING PASS
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This is the final EatDrinkGO Local event of the year!
Hosted By: Maryland Wineries Association
Time: 1200PM - 0600PM Cost: FREE
Location: 908 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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Town of Dumfries Fall Festival Extravaganza 13620
Artists & Crafters

Stained Glass Art, silver jewelry, pottery, women's fashion accessories, rag dolls,Hand-made creations, ceramics, paintings, metal,leather, mixed media, sterling silver jewelry, photography, fiber, fine art, soap stone, collectables and more.

Wineries

Potomac Point Winery,
Rappahannock Winery,
Unicorn Winery,
Cigar Volante

Kids Corner

Face Painting
Moon Bounce (sponsored by Ameri Group Corp)
Pumpkin Patch (sponsored by Mine Ranch)

www.dumfriesva.gov
Hosted By: Town of Dumfries and Curtis Property Managment Corp
Time: 1000AM - 0400PM Cost: FREE
Location: 17755 Main Street, Dumfries, Virginia 22026
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Eat Drink Go Local Wine Festival 13643
Join us for our inaugural Eat Drink Go Local wine festival from 12-6pm on October 22nd! The festival will feature live chef demos, pairings, foodie finds, wine tastings and live local music from Poor But Sexy, Emy Tseng, Kamel Zennia Band and Reesa Renee. To purchase passes, please visit www.marylandwine.com.
Hosted By: Downtown Silver Spring
Time: 1200PM - 0600PM Cost: FREE
Location: 908 Ellsworth Drive, silver spring, Maryland 20910
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