October to-do list: Three things not to miss this month

From apple picking to shopping sprees, make the most of this gorgeous autumn month with these fun to-dos.
October-2013-Lou-Lou-shop-till-you-drop1. Shop till you drop Attention all savvy shoppers: Always wanted some styling tips from the pros or the insider scoop on trends? This month LouLou magazine opens the doors to the Ultimate LouLou Closet in a series of cross-country events. Now who can say no to free goodies and awesome special offers? Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto, October 3 West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, October 10 2. Give sweet treats Along with candy, pop a nifty pumpkin coin from Change for Kids into trick-or-treaters’ bags this Halloween, and help children with disabilities. You can pick up the coins (20 for $5) at Rexall, Toys “R” Us and Scotiabank or online at Change for Kids. Each time the pin number on a coin is entered, kids get a chance to win a plethora of treats from Toys “R” Us gift cards to movie tickets, nights at Great Wolf Lodge and more — and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital gets a $5 donation from Scotiabank! apples Istockphoto 3. Go apple picking Nothing caps off a traditional Thanksgiving dinner like a warm apple pie! The deliciously crispy fruit’s season is short-lived — often only about six weeks — so grab your basket and go! Top U-Pick Farms: Visit a 19th-century farmhouse at Foote Family Farm in Woodville, Kings County, N.S.; choose from over seven varieties of apples at Albion Orchards in Caledon East, Ont.; or enjoy a pony ride and some cider at Taves Family Farms, Abbotsford, B.C.  


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