Autumn Harvest at North School Park; “Pedal Hard-Breathe Easy” Bike Ride at Hasbrook, Saturday, Oct. 6

Kick off a fun-filled fall season at Autumn Harvest, Saturday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North School Park, Arlington Heights Road and Miner Street. Start making your plans now for the scarecrow building contest (organizers supply all you need), taking a hayride, or showing off your pet in our Pet Parade. There will also be a kids’ craft area, balloon artists, petting zoo, food and live entertainment.

Start off the day with a family bicycle ride, “Pedal Hard – Breathe Easy” that starts at Hasbrook Park, 333 W. Maude, at 9:30 a.m. with registration and activities. The 4.3 mile ride will take off from Hasbrook at 10 a.m. and follow a 4.3 mile route to North School Park. Click here to pre-register for the bike ride by October 4! Registration will also occur at Hasbrook Park from 9:30 – 10 a.m. on the day of the ride.

The first 75 children to register on October 6 will receive an Idle Free Arlington backpack that promotes the Arlington Heights initiative to encourage drivers to idle less while dropping off children at schools and activities, waiting at a railroad crossing or waiting in line at a drive-thru. These few “idle free” steps can improve air quality and help everyone to “breathe easy.”

After the bike ride, enjoy the activities at Autumn Harvest 2012:

11 a.m.: Event opens. Register for the Scarecrow Building Contest (all materials will be supplied)

11:30 -12 p.m.: Spectrum, Fusion and Synergy Dance Company

12:30 -1 p.m.: South Middle School Band

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Little Nashville Band (high energy, family-focused live concert that features today’s country music coupled with contagious lyrics for children of all ages.)

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Getting Excited about Science

3 p.m.: Pet Parade (All pets accepted. Register your pet at 2:30 p.m. in the Pet Parade area located on Eastman, just south of the Park)

There is also a Pony Up for Health 5K Run/Walk at Arlington Park Racetrack at 11:00 on this day — Saturday October 6, 2012. See race information on The Cardinal “Pony Up for Health” 5K Run/Walk Oct. 6 at Arlington Park Sponsored by Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce.

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