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Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2008 13:08

October is apple picking month - It's apple harvest time! Enjoy one of New England's greatest traditions: head to an orchard and pick your own apples. The season began in the middle of August and will continue until the end of October. To find an orchard near you visit www.pickyourown.org/massapples.htm October 6 and 7 - Do you love ice-skating? Were you dying to go to the Winter Olympics? This is your chance, sort of. Come see some of the Worlds' figure skating champions perform live! An Evening with Champions is an ice skating exhibition featuring famous figure skaters. It is held at the Harvard campus in Allston. All the proceeds will support the Jimmy Fund's fight against children's cancer. For more information log onto http://www.aneveningwithchampions.org or call 617-493-8172.

October 9 - On Columbus Day we are calling all women to participate in the Tufts 10K. This 6.2-mile road race will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. Join thousands of women of all running abilities to celebrate healthy living. To register online log onto http://www.tuftshealthplan.com/tufts10k/index.php.

October 14 - Make a difference in the fight against diabetes - join America's Walk for Diabetes, an annual fund-raising event. Sign up as an individual or form your own team. For more information visit http://www.walk.diabetes.org or call 1-888-DIABETES.

October 21 - Carve a pumpkin and help set a world record! Come to the Boston Common from 12 to 8 pm and participate in the Life Is Good Pumpkin Festival. 30,000 Jack-o-lanterns are needed to set a new world record. The Festival benefits Camp Sunshine, a national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Enjoy live music, great food, and more! For more information, log onto http://upcoming.org/event/98796/.

October 21 - Do you love vegetables? Do you want to learn more about being the vegetarian lifestyle? The Vegetarian Food Festival is a delicious and fun exhibition of vegetarian lifestyle. Taste free food samples and attend speaker presentations. The event will be held at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. Call 617-541-3535 for more information. Admission is free.

October 21 and 22 - Don't miss the Head of The Charles Regatta, the world's largest two-day rowing event. You can either attend or volunteer. Log onto www.hocr.org to learn more.

Compiled by Vanessa Salcido Ibanez

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