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Pumpkin Days & Fall Maze @ Tolmachoff Farms We love Halloween. So much so that we do our best to drag that holiday out as long as possible, starting with the pumpkin. Rather than toss some mediocre store bought gourd into our grocery cart, we prefer to make a day of it.

At Tolmachoff Farms not only will pumpkin hunters have their pick of potential jack-o-lanterns, they also have their fair share of family friendly activities, including a six-acre themed corn maze, mini corn maze, petting zoo, train rides, hay pyramids, farm-themed activities, and more. The Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze will run daily through the fall season at Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 North 75th Avenue, Glendale. October hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $9, and sales end an hour before closing. For more information, including November hours, visit -- Katie Johnson

M Is for Marriage @ Herberger Theater Center Herberger Lunch Time Theater's 2013-14 opener is M Is for Marriage, a lively collection of courtship and coupling scenes from the plays of William Shakespeare. It's part of a series called Alphabet Shakespeare, which has included Q Is for Queen and, if we're lucky, will eventually bring us D Is for Dirty Jokes We No Longer Get, C Is for Codpieces, and R Is for Regicide. (A person can dream.)

Alphabet Shakespeare's the creation of Pandanda Players, a troupe that might be named for a discontinued multiplayer online game. And that's totally okay -- local theater needs more happy pandas. Round out your relationship skills at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, October 2 (or Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday through October 10), in the Kax Stage on the Van Buren Street side of 222 East Monroe Street. Admission is $6. For details, including advance tickets and lunch information, visit or call 602-252-8497. -- Julie Peterson

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