Archive for October, 2010

Free Halloween Carnival in Falls Church this Saturday

Saturday, October 30

Halloween Carnival: Falls Church City

6 p.m. – 8: 30 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Falls Church City Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, VA

For babies and children through the grade 6.  Carnival games, moon bounce, face painting, crafts, haunted house, movies, candy, and a live creature show featuring the spookiest reptiles in nature.

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Friday Night Cinema: The Vampire Bat (1933) VIDEO

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The Vampire Bat stars Bela Lugosi , Fay Wray (King Kong) and Melvyn Douglas (Ninotchka). The story: the city of Kleinschloss is infected with a dark scourge from the past. A Legion of bloodsucking creatures who can assume human form have returned to prey upon the unsuspecting citizens. Detective Karl Brettschneider begins investigating numerous gory deaths at the request of the burgomaster. Despite the obvious evidence, he refuses to accept the existence of vampiric human bats, but soon their existence proves all too real.

This film is in the public domain.

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Falloween in Clarendon this Saturday; get out your cameras!

 

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From 10 a.m to 2 p.m., the Market Common Clarendon (you know the shops in Arlington with Crate and Barrel, the Apple Store, Pottery Barn, etc.). will offer day time trick or treating at local shops (that is a really good idea, especially if you have little ones) and a children’s costume parade. Fun way to spend the early part of your Saturday! Also promised: a petting zoo and face painting.  Admission is free, of course.

Market Common Clarendon
2800 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 20190

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: Recipe

Don’t toss out the pumpkin seeds when you carve your jack o’lantern. They are rich in zinc, and yummy.  Here’s how to roast them (from Relish Magazine).

Dry 2 cups of pumpkin seeds in 300 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Toss with 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp coarse salt and 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and roast for another 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

 

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Vienna Halloween Parade Tonight!

As they have done for more than 60 years, Vienna closes down the main drag and puts on quite a party!  Everyone is invited to come in costume and parade.  This is a very popular, annual event, with 35,000 spectators (!).  I have managed to miss it EVERY year, so I don’t have any insider tips to share, unfortunately.  This year, I’m going, however, and I hope I see you there, too.  Here’s the bad news: you know traffic in Vienna and Tysons Corner during the week is awful at best.  Now this.  Expect traffic delays, road closures, and detours. Check the website for parking suggestions.  If it were me, I would go as early as possible, maybe even take a bus or metro (although that’s a pretty long schelp), or park somewhere and catch an early dinner in town.

If your kids want to march, be sure to assemble by 6:30 p.m. at Virginia Commerce Bank.

64th Annual Vienna Halloween Parade

7 p.m. – about 8:30 p.m. (Costumed kids gather at 6:30 p.m. at Virginia Commerce Bank)

This is a FREE event.

Maple Avenue (Route 123) from Brand Road to Center Street, Vienna, VA

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Pumpkin Beignets (via Tickled Red)

I haven’t made these yet, but they have pumpkin in them and I love beignets, so they are on my short list. This is a delightful post to read — make sure you check out all her photos!

Pumpkin Beignets Welcome to my little corner of bliss. Most people adore a good donut, myself included but there is something about a beignet that brings out my hidden smile. You know what I mean. One of those sly devils hidden just so in the corner of your mouth, waiting for that perfect something to set it free. Beignets are my little something special. This Sunday I took it up a notch and made them with pumpkin. It is fall and even though it's still 80 degrees … Read More

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Toon Tuesday: Lonesome Ghosts (Disney, 1937)

Mickey Mouse and his friends go ghost-busting.

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Halloween Nail Art (VIDEO): Pumpkins!

Check out these super-cute nails…

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Halloween Nail Art (VIDEO): Skull and Crossbones!

Check out these cute Halloween nails you can do yourself!

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The History of Halloween (VIDEO)

The History Channel explores Halloween’s ancient origins and how they took their modern form in the United States.

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