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Entertainment listings, Sept. 20-27, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

PUDGY PUMPKIN FALL FESTIVAL

What: A day full of family fun. Pony rides, petting zoo, facepainting, balloon animals, pumpkin decorating, food trucks, free kids games and straw maze, local food trucks and more.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: Prairie Gardens, 3000 W. Springfield Ave., C.

Cost: One Pudgy ticket = $1.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018

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This weekend

VERMILION RIVER FALL FESTIVAL AND FARMERS MARKET

Travel/South Pacific cruise | New Zealand's amazing ports

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

— Mark Twain

By DON KOJICH

Entertainment listings, Sept. 6-13, 2018

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CAF AIRPOWER HISTORY TOUR

Entertainment listings, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2018

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NATIONAL SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

Entertainment listings, Aug. 23-30, 2018

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KRAZEE DAZE WITH HOMER SODA FEST

Entertainment listings, Aug. 16-23, 2018

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142ND FAIRBURY FAIR

Travel/Natchez Trace Parkway | A haven for those not in a hurry

BY FRANK HOSEK

Road trips are as American as apple pie. Piling into your car with a map (GPS on paper for the younger generation), your iPod full of tunes and setting out on an adventure. Driving along under clear skies and enjoying the sites along the way. But when was the last time you took a drive like that?

Entertainment listings, Aug. 9-16, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

GEORGETOWN FAIR

What: Carnival operating daily until Aug. 11. Daily music entertainment, pig races and a petting zoo are free attractions. Daily livestock shows, food, exhibits and evening grandstand entertainment: barnyard tractor pull, Aug. 9; rodeo, Aug. 10; demolition derby, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

When: Aug. 9-11.

Letter from Birdland | A plunge into the surf, while the critters revel

When I left you last time, Michael and I were waiting on the beach on Half Moon Bay, Calif., for our boys, Ellis and Chandra, to come back with a surfboard.

Michael was still bodysurfing, but I had retired to a log on the beach to keep watch in case he got into trouble out there. I kept my eyes on him, wondering what I would actually do if he needed help.