Friday, October 4, 2013

Fun things to do on a non-Market weekend!

We know -- this three-week break from the Market has us all a little discombobulated. Thankfully, there are plenty of Market-related activities to keep fans of Cheverly Community Market busy this weekend!

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First, join the Cheverly American Legion for their very first Screen on the Legion Green tonight! Disney's Tangled starts at 7pm so arrive early to set up your blanket (suggested) or low-backed chairs (at your own discretion given the slope of the hill!) to sit on and enjoy the show. Please, no regular-sized chairs -- we don't think they'll be safe on the slope of the hill. Hotdogs, popcorn, and drinks will be available for cash purchase. Only food and drink purchased on premises is permitted. The bar will be open in the Dugout as well!

A suggested donation of $5-10, depending on the size of your family, will be appreciated and will directly support the Cheverly Legion. Questions should go .

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Communications Manager Kathryn Andrews is one of 200 photographers showing in the first FotoBazaar, sponsored by FotoWeekDC this weekend. The opening reception -- featuring food and drinks, a DJ, and loads of great photography is tonight, and the show is open 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday, 51 N Street, NE, in Washington, DC.

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Shlagel Farms Annual Pumpkin Patch opens this weekend! Shlagel Farms is open 10am-5pm every Saturday and Sunday in October. You may come to purchase mums, corn shocks, straw bales and a wide array of seasonal fall produce, OR, you purchase an admission bracelet for $8.00. This allows you to take an educational wagon ride with the farmer, spend time in the petting zoo and take your young ones through the straw maze and let them play in the corn box. Pumpkins are extra and are priced by the pound and weighed after you come in from your wagon ride. If you purchase an admission ticket you may also make a scare crow for no additional fee. Bring old clothes; (pants and long sleeve shirt),and safety pins to attach top and bottom, and they'll supply the straw and string and show you how to do it. Enjoy a slice of pie, or a milkshake, or one of our other sweet treats from our ice cream trailer. Feel free to enjoy a snack at one of our picnic tables. Hay rides leave from the petting zoo approximately every hour, or more often when there is a large volume of people. The last hayride of the day generally leaves by 4:30. You must take a hayride if you want to pick your pumpkin from the field. Remember your camera as there are many photo opportunities on the farm!

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On Saturday from 9am to 2pm, visit the annual Cheverly Fall Flea Market, sponsored by the Recreation Council, inside the Community Center. There will be plenty of bargains, good food and fresh baked goods for sale. 

We'll be back with a spectacular lineup of vendors and community groups on Saturday, October 12, as well as the St. Ambrose Men's Club Oktoberfest! Until then, enjoy all the delights of fall with your Market friends and family, and don't forget: we're looking for the best local artisans, bakers, and more to participate in our 2013 Thanksgiving and Holiday Markets! The application deadline is October 21, and we can't wait to share these very special events with you.

See you October 12 at Cheverly Community Market!

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