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October 2017

by Breanna Ruiz

October 7

Gloucester County Autism Walk
Join the Gloucester County Special Services Education Foundation on a three-mile walk to support children on the autism spectrum and their families. This year’s Gloucester County Autism Walk will include a DJ, bounce houses, vendors, food and a new 5K run. Proceeds from the event will provide funding for educational enhancements for special needs community members. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., RiverWinds Community Center, 1000 Riverwinds Drive, West Deptford, GCSSEF.org

October 14

An Apple a Day
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and at the Kirby’s Mill Annual Apple Festival they’re bringing the family together and helping restore the complex. That’s right—the apples are back at Medford’s historical gristmill and they’re ready to be picked. The event features food, music, demonstrations, craft booths and activities for the kiddos. Dig into cider doughnuts with a side of apple cider at this super sweet event. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kirby’s Mill, 275 Church Road, Medford, MedfordHistory.org

I’ll Beer Back
Sit back, relax and enjoy a drink. The work week can be hectic, but the weekend doesn’t have to be. Spend the day at the Beer & Whiskey Festival in Atlantic City. Enjoy live entertainment from John Eddie and His Dirty Ol’ Band while tasting a wide variety of 60 beers and 30 whiskeys. Take a little getaway and sip that smile on. 2-8 p.m., Tropicana Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, Tropicana.net

October 15

Play Date
Put down the baby books and get an in-person look at what to expect when you’re expecting at Katz JCC’s Baby and Toddler Expo. The free community event features pre- and post-pregnancy seminars, vendors, parent and child fitness demos and hands-on activities for the kids. Parents, grandparents, caretakers and expecting parents will have access to new products and giveaways. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, KatzJCC.org

October 21

Pledge-a-Paw
Camden County Animal Shelter welcomes all animal lovers and their furry friends to the 4th Annual Pledge-a-Paw Dog Walk and Event. Spoil your precious pooch with a tailwagging day filled with a onemile dog walk, costume contest and delicious treats from the Dog Snack Bar. Support the animals at the Camden County Animal Shelter and enjoy a day of music, food, entertainment and the CCAS Pet Parade that will make your heart melt. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Camden County College, 200 College Drive, Blackwood, CCASNJ.com

October 22

Fall in Love
Love is in the air this season at The Mansion on Main Street’s Fall Spectacular Wedding Show. Experience a one-of-a-kind complimentary event that every couple dreams of. Waltz through ballroom tours, taste award-winning cuisine and meet with wedding specialists and vendors to plan for your special day. Brides and grooms can enjoy the beautiful waterfalls, gardens and all the amenities The Mansion has to offer.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Mansion on Main Street, 3000 Main Street, Voorhees, MansionOnMainStreet.com

October 28

Halloween Hustle
This Halloween, give more than just candy—give opportunity. Join Sacred Heart School for their 4th Annual Halloween Hustle 5K run/one-mile walk to raise funds for scholarships, educational programs and technology upgrades. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of historic Mount Holly and run off all of those holiday treats, or skip through the one-mile fun run in your costume, and help hard-working students further their education. 7 a.m., Sacred Heart School, 250 High St., Mount Holly, SHSHalloweenHustle.com

Howl-O-Ween
If you are the kind of family that likes to take your kids—even the furry ones— trick-or-treating together, the Animal Welfare Association’s Howl-O-Ween Trunk-or-Treat event is for you. Browse over a dozen spookified car trunks to collects goodies while your pooch tags along. There will even be carnival games under the AWA big tent, a spooky forest walk, pumpkin decorating, costume contests and more. 1-3 p.m., Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, AWANJ.org

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 7 (September, 2017). 
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