The Pelham Children's Center Pumpkin Festival will be held this year today, Saturday, October 12 at the Daronco Town House Lawn from 9:00am - 1:00pm with games, food, raffles, crafts for the kids, music with Zev, a petting zoo and pony rides.

A Kids' Fun Run starts at 9:00am  (Halloween costumes welcome) – $15. The event is open to children 12 and under, parents or guardians may accompany the runner At 8:15-8:45am, runners check-in at at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Michael Schwerner Way. If you have not pre-registered, please arrive by 8:30 A.M.

The 9:00am Race starts on Michael Schwerner Way near the 9/11 Memorial, runs down 5th Avenue to Pelham Art Center and back.

Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome. No bikes, roller blades, or pets.

Online registration will close on October 10th at Midnight.

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9:45am - ZEV starts strumming

11:00am - ELMO and MICKEY join the event for picture taking.

Book donations are still being accepted today (Oct. 11). Drop off your books  at the Pelham Children’s Center at the back entrance of the Pelham Town House during hours the center is open (7:30am to 6:00pm). Please come through the back entrance of the building and ring the Pelham Children Center's bell - DO NOT leave books by the door.

Books of all kinds will be accepted—as long as they are in marketable condition but NOT old textbooks, guides, dated booklets. Also accepted will be CDs and DVDs, but NOT VHS tapes.

The books will be sold at the Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 12th (9:00 am-1:00 pm) inside the Daronco Town House on Fifth Avenue near the train station.

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