Friday, October 12, 2012

Free Friday

The hard work is done, and it’s time for fun. Get your bowling shoes on (or rubber soled shoes) and get down to the lanes - the Revolutionary Cannon Bowl event is today!

Today, October 12th, is also officially Columbus Day - the anniversary of the day Columbus landed in the New World. Many of us are familiar with him, either from our studies last year or elsewhere. He played an important role in our country’s history, and if you’d like a quick refresher, click here for a short video about him from National Geographic Kids.

And then if you’re interested, click here for a fun and silly game your kids might enjoy about Columbus. 

Posthumous portrait of Christopher Columbus by Sebastiano del Piombo.
Interesting note: there are no known authentic portraits of Columbus, as no portrait painted during Columbus’s lifetime appears to have survived.

A few local events to keep in mind:

SLO Creek Farms will be having their Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. It will feature apple picking, apple cider, pie baking and apple eating contests, tractor hayrides and other fun activities. Visit their website for more information. This cute local spot is a worth a visit anytime they are open, offering pesticide-free U-pick apples, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and pumpkins.

The SLO Botanical Garden is also hosting a Kid's Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 13th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Kids will harvest and taste treats from the Garden, gather seeds, paint pumpkins, make masks and build a scarecrow. Kids will learn about the changing season, winter vegetables to plant, fall folklore and more. Suggested donation of $5 for the event, no reservations needed. Click here for more info.

There’s also the Kidz Bike Paso Mountain Bike Event, happening Sunday, October 14th, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM at the Larry Moore Park off South River Road. Registration for kids ages 4-13 is $5/rider & parents ride free! More info can be found here.

And let’s not forget - we want to announce the winner of this year’s first Down Home giveaway: Congratulations to the Tuckers - you have won a Starbucks gift card! Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s drawing, and be on the lookout for more...

Enjoy the weekend, and remember to spend some time free from your computer, smart phone or other electronic devices, to really be present with the ones you love. Have a revolutionary time bowling today!

SLO Classical Academy is not affiliated with any of the above mentioned businesses.

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