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Halloween in Arlington is always a treat!  Since Halloween falls on a Monday this year (October 31) we will have a full weekend to enjoy wearing our costumes and check out all the fun events going on in and around Arlington! 

Mount Vernon welcomes the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days! October 22-23. The entire family enjoys autumn activities including wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, 18th-century dancing demonstrations, a straw bale maze, farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations, apple-roasting, corn husk dolls demonstrations and early-American games and music. Potomac River sightseeing cruises are half-price during this weekend event. Fall Harvest Family Days are included in regular Estate admission on October 22&23: adults, $15.00; children ages 6-11, $7.00; and children 5 and under are admitted free. The Fall Harvest Family Days event is included with Estate admission. Purchase Estate Admission tickets here.

YMCA Arlington Haunted House, October 28, 2011 @ 6p.m.

3829 N. Stafford St, Arlington,VA 22207. Things are getting very spooky around our Arlington branch with our Annual Haunted House coming up! Mark your calendars for a night of haunted Halloween fun-with a moon bounce, games and snacks, of course! The countdown to October 28th begins muhahahaha (imagine a deep, scary laugh there)! Visit the YMCA Website for more Information.

Falloween: Market Common Clarendon, Saturday, October 29th between 10am-2pm.

Bring the whole family out for a day of fall fun at Market Common Clarendon. Kids will enjoy trick or treating at local shops and taking part in a children’s costume parade, a petting zoo, face painting, strolling entertainment, and much more! Enjoy the beautiful pedestrian walkways, fountains, and scenery of Market Common Clarendon throughout the duration of the event. Free admission! Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201. Please call 703.785.5634, visit, or e-mail for more information.

Visit the Arlington House, Robert E. Lee Memorial October 29, 2011 6pm-9pm to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

The program includes lectures at 7:15pm and 8:15pm by author historian Anthony Gaughan, whose new book, “The Last Battle of the Civil War,” chronicles the confiscation of the estate and the lengthy legal battle for justice fought after the war by the Lee family. Program highlights include: living history, military drills, and musket demonstrations between 6pm and 7pm. Arlington House will be transformed into an army encampment. Be prepared to demonstrate your loyalty to the Union! Period music from Mrs. Lee’s songbook will be performed all evening by “Civil War Comrades.” Guided walking tours throughout the evening will highlight the Arlington House grounds and the surrounding graves. Craft and military drilling activities for children will also be available. Which side will your sons and daughters choose?

Visit the Robert E.Lee the Arlington House website for more information.



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