in school, and it's easy to get caught up in all the "Have to's" of t busy fall season. It's also important for families to set aside some down time for fun and recreation. Scott Ramsburg with Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is here for today's Early Years. Good morning, Scott. So, registration for the county's fall programs is now open for everyone..anything new this year? scott ramsburg/ roanoke county parks, recreation and tourism: Yes, as of yesterday, fall program registration is now available to everyone in the area. Some we're offering this year is the 2014 Fall Bucket List. It encourages families to get out together and enjoy things like pumpkin picking, having a bonfire, going camping, go on a hayride, and something as simple as just laughing more. kimberly mcbroom/wdbj7: that fall bucket list includes some prominent events on the county calendar..incl uding the highland games coming up on september 27th. scott rambsurg/ roanoke county parks, recreation and tourism: That's right. People are encouraged to come out to Green Hill Park and witness the traditional sports of the Scottish Highlands. Competitions will include the stone put, weight for distance, weight for height, hammer throw, caber toss, and sheaf toss. You're invited to cheer on these skilled men and women as they work to push the boundaries of human strength. kimberly mcbroom/wdbj7: And ther's also a big event happening in October.. scott ramsburg/ roanoke county parks, recreation and tourism: Yes, the second annual Roanoke Zombie 5k run is coming up on Saturday, October 4. Choose to participate as a runner, and see if you can make it past a variety of obstacles to the finish line alive (with a flag still left in your belt). Play as a zombie and you'll get to dress your undead best and try to stop the runners from making it to the finish line with their humanity intact. Proceeds from this race will benefit the Special Olympics of Virginia. Registration is $35 in advance for individual runners, or $25 in advance for zombies. Team and gate pricing also available. a children's race is also available! kimberly mcbroom/wdbj7: And before we get into the thick of fall, it is technically still before we get into the thick of fall, it is technically still summer. How much longer can folks enjoy Splash Valley? scott ramsburg/ enjoy Splash Valley? scott ramsburg/ roanoke county parks, recreation and tourism: Splash Valley is open through Labor Day. To register for any of Roanoke County's fall programs, or sign To register for any of Roanoke County's fall programs, or sign up for the Zombie 5k run, you'll find a link on our web site, WDBJ7-dot-com.