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Family Datebook
October 2018

by Sarajane Massaud

Nov. 2
Food and Fine Wine  
Mount Laurel’s ninth annual Wine and Food Classic is back in support of local YMCA chapters. Attendees will have the opportunity  to try  s everal wine selections sponsored by Canal’s Bottle Shop. If y ou’re a foodie, don’t miss the delectable cuisines from Harvest Seasonal Gr ill, Robin’s N est, Sweet Lucy’s and more. 5:30 p.m., tickets $75-$100, Aloft Mount Laurel, 558 Fellowsh ip Road, Mount Laurel, YMCA-BC.org  

Nov. 3-11
Magical Mermaids
 Do you believe in mermaids? Come and see for yourself as the Magic and Mermaids event returns to Adventure Aquarium this November. Become mesmerized by the mermaids swimming in the 550,000-gallon Shark Realm exhibit and ask them questions about ocean conservation. There will be crafts, treasure maps, face painting and more. Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, AdventureAquarium.com

Nov. 3
On the Move
Do you enjoy sports and playing but don’t want the exclusiveness or competitive nature that comes along with it? Then the s econd annual Unified 5K Trail Run, supporting Special Olympics New Jersey, is for you. Participants can walk, jog or run, all while hel ping the Unified Sports initiative, which encourages athletes with or without intellectual disabilities to play and compete side by side.  10 a.m., Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, SONJ.com 

Nov. 6
Tent Tales for Tykes  
If you like nature, games and crafts, then come on by the L.L. Bean tent for story time. Beginning on Nov. 6 and oc curring throughout the month, children can explore a different nature theme through books, followed by fun games and crafts. These ev ents are recommended for kids ages 36 and registration is required. Times vary, The Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Route 73 S., Marlton, L LBean.com

Nov. 10-16
I’m a Real Boy!  
When toymaker Gepetto created a puppet named Pinocchio and wished on a star for him to come to life, not in his wildest dreams did he believe a fairy would grant his wish. Take the journey with Pinocchio as he faces trials and tribulations in an e ffort to prove he’s worthy of being a real boy and make his father’s wish come true. Times vary, tickets $7-$9, The Broadway Theatre of  Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman, TheBroadwayTheatre.org 

Nov. 10
Gift Giving  
It’s never too early to get into the holiday  spirit. Start y our gift shopping at St. Joan of Arc’s annual Craft Fair and Christ mas Bazaar with over 75 vendors display ing handcrafted items for every  person on y our list. Bring the kids for photos with Santa, Christm as activities, and full breakfast and lunch menus. 9 a.m., St. Joan of Arc Church, 101 Evans Road, Marlton, StJoans.org

Nov. 22
Following Tradition
The oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country happens right in our very own backya rd. Enjoy 6ABC’s parade throughout the city with the rest of Philadelphia and make way for massive balloons, marching bands and festivities for all. 8:30 a.m., Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 6ABC.com 

Nov. 23-25
In an effort to show support to the small businesses that lend to the town’s everlasting charm, Haddonfield invites everyone  to shop small during the last weekend of November. Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Haddonfield where there will be promo- tions,  trunk shows and more to enjoy with free holiday parking from Nov. 23 to Dec. 25. Downtown Haddonfield, Haddonfield, HaddonfieldNJ.org

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 8 (October 2018).
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