Ottawa: The Savvy Guide to October

SavvyMom April 8, 2016
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Bird’s in the oven, pumpkin’s on the doorstep and there’s plenty to be thankful for—it’s October. Here are some savvy tips on making the most of the month.
DO
Get your Halloween costumes now
Why? Because it means you won’t have to hunt through slim pickings closer to the day to find something your child will actually like (and you won’t have to hunt through the house trying to put together something last minute).

GO
To the Shenkman Arts Centre to see Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre on October 2 at 1:30 pm
Why? Because Mayor Jim Watson will be reading as the puppets perform for their opening show. There’s also a dance piece, door prizes and cupcakes to celebrate their opening event, and it’s free.

GET
A pumpkin from a local pumpkin patch or farm
Why? It’s a great way to spend a fall day with the kids and the photo ops can’t be beat (so remember your camera).

PLAY
Dress Up
Why? Isn’t it obvious? It’s a great way to make use out of the new costumes (and you might come up with some new ideas reusing the stuff in your dress-up box).

READ
Burton & Isabelle Pipistrelle: Out of the Bat Cave
Why? It’s an adorable story of a bat living in the ROM Bat Cave, who ventures out to experience all the wonders of the museum. It’s a perfect book for Halloween that won’t scare your littlest bat-fans.

SURF
UsedEverywhere.com
Why? If the kids need skates, hockey gear, snowboards, or more for the winter season, it’s a great place to connect with local sellers, right in your community for high-quality used stuff.

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