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October 2017

From October 13 – 15, your neighborhood home, garden and hardware retailer, Orchard Supply Hardware invites you to get into the Halloween spirit with a weekend full of family-friendly eerie...

Cost: Free

Where:
Orchard Supply Hardware
1025 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94710
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Sponsor: Orchard Supply Hardware
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Fundraising hike on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County   FUNDRAISE for Breast Cancer Prevention Partners’ work to stop breast cancer before it starts. HONOR someone who has...

Cost: $75 - $100

Where:
Santos Meadow
2704 Muir Woods Road
Mill Valley, CA  94109
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Sponsor: Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
Telephone: 415-326-8223
Contact Name: Marie DeJournette
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Join us for the 21st Annual SuperKid Triathlon and Splash & Dash. sponsored by Santa Cruz County Parks and Finish Line Productions.   Open to all kids 15 and under.  All courses are...

Cost: 6 and Under $35/7 and over $40

Where:
Simpkins Swim Center
979 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95062
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Sponsor: Santa Cruz County Parks and Finish Line Productions
Telephone: 831-419-0883
Contact Name: Penni Bengtson
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The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous/heavyweight champion pumpkins, four stages...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main Street, between Miramonte and Spruce Streets
, CA


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Drop your little ones off at recess while you enjoy some grown up time! Run some errands, get brunch, take a mid-morning nap.. The possibilities are endless! This drop off is available for 18mo -...

Cost: $40/non members + $20 per sibling

Where:
Recess Urban Recreation
470 Carolina Street
San Francisco, CA  94107
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Sponsor: Recess Urban Recreation
Telephone: 415-701-7529
Contact Name: Lisa Knowell
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Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Sonoma County farmers will open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm on October 14 & 15. RSVP Required at FarmTrails.org.  Register for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sonoma County
, CA


Sponsor: Sonoma County Farm Trails
Telephone: 707-837-8896
Contact Name: Samantha
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A 20-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and hear Thomas greet his fans! Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station...

Cost: $24

Where:
Roaring Camp Road
5401 Graham Hill Rd
Felton, CA  95018
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Steele Wines Annual Harvest Festival. Wine tasting, grape stomping, music, food, art vendors, 4H Bbq, Run for Literacy, Farmer's market. 

Cost: N/C for entrance $5.00 for 5 tasting tickets & glass

Where:
Steele Wines
4350 Thomas Dr
Kelseyville, CA  95451
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Explore African American History in Oakland during a special bike tour with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO). Registration required; bring your own bikes, helmets, repair kits and water.

Cost: $10, OMCA and WOBO members FREE

Where:
Meet at OMCA entrance
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8470
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Pick your perfect pumpkin, frolic on gigantic inflatables and then visit the decorated "memory zone" to snap festive fall photos of your little ones.  Other locations with similar...

Cost: FREE admission, $10-15 inflatables

Where:
4650 Delta Fair Blvd.
Antioch, CA  94509
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Telephone: 408-393-6303
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Sunday Storytime presents special guest Isabella Murphy for a reading of her adorable debut picture book, From Dark to Light. Pumpker, a little boy pumpkin, desires nothing more...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Burlingame
1375 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-685-4911
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October 15th is National Mushroom Day! You can find many different types of mushrooms growing here in the Presidio.  Learn about some of the special types you might see around the park and create...

Cost: Free

Where:
Presidio Officers' Club
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco , CA  94129
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Sponsor: Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4323
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Once Upon Your Mind is interactive, improvised storytelling. Using a storybook as a starting point, audience members of all ages are encouraged to participate in creating an original...

Cost: $10

Where:
All Out Comedy Theater
2525 Telegraph Ave.
Suite B
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: All Out Comedy Theater
Telephone: (510)761-7279
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Pick an organic pumpkin, taste local cider and make homemade butter with the kids. Celebrates the Marin Agricultural Land Trust.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch
5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA
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Telephone: 415-663-1158
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Join us for a family friendly Pumpkin Patch in the Bayview for the month of October. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Wreckless, helping at risk youth in the Bayview learn tools for life....

Cost: Free

Where:
Bayview Pumpkin Patch
4101 Third Street (enter on Hudson Ave.)
San Francisco, CA  94124
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Sponsor: Project Wreckless
Contact Name: Tori Freeman
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Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
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Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
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Get in the Halloween spirit at Sunday Storytime with award-winning poet Denise Doyen reading from her fun and spooky new book, The Pomegranate Witch. Themed coloring activities will also be...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Palo Alto
74 Town & Country Village
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto , CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-321-0600
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The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District's Dogtoberfest returns for its third year! Bring your canine companion and celebrate everything great about dogs! We will be attempting to break...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Robert Livermore Park
491 Loyola Way
Livermore, CA  94550
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Sponsor: Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
Telephone: 925.373-5700
Contact Name: Moe Kline
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San Francisco Chamber Orchestra presents Big Bold Brass designed for toddlers.  Meet the trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba in this concert dedicated to our small but mighty brass...

Cost: free

Where:
San Mateo, San Francisco and Berkeley
San Francisco, CA  94102-6313


Sponsor: San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 414-463-6710
Contact Name: Renay Conlin
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Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 12-1:30pm Experience the unique architecture of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) through drawing! Every Tuesday in October, The CJM will offer free drawing in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
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Sponsor: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Telephone: 415-655-7800
Contact Name: Contemporary Jewish Museum
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More than 50 percent of Latinos in the United States see climate change as a key defining issue due to its far-reaching impact within the Latino community. Temperature Check: Body of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
501 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA  95112
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Sponsor: MACLA
Telephone: 408.998.2783
Contact Name: Sharon Benitez
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Honoring the Croatian community's 160th year history in San Francisco, the Croatian American Cultural Center hosts a festival filled with music, dance and traditional food. Sinovi Tamburitza...

Cost: $15, Children free.

Where:
Croatian American Cultural Center
60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA  94112
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Sponsor: Croatian American Cultural Center
Telephone: 510-649-0941
Contact Name: John Daley
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WHAT: Get into the Halloween spirit with glassybaby with a unique glassblowing experience at glassybaby in Berkeley, CA on Sunday, October 15. The experience will include a one-on-one session with...

Cost: $90-$130

Where:
glassybaby Berkeley studio & hot shop
745 Heinz Ave
Berkeley, CA  94710
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Use a digital camera to tell a story, record an event, and take photos you'll be proud of. Learn basic composition tips before taking an easy walk in the park to practice your skills. Meet at...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Anderson Lake County Park
19245 Malaguerra Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA
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Special Children’s Event! When two boys draw their own lines and realize they can connect them together―magic happens! Draw the Line is a powerful picture book about forgiveness from Kathryn...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Join the Palo Alto Art Center on Sunday, October 15, 2-4:30 p.m., for a free Play Family Day! This playful afternoon of activities will feature hands-on artmaking and performances inspired by our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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Sponsor: Palo Alto Art Center
Telephone: 650-617-3511
Contact Name: Ken Heiman
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Kids age 5 and up can build castles, robots and more with LEGOs provided by the library.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Excelsior Branch Library
4400 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-2868
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Join the Shared Schoolyard Project and Supervisor Mark Farrell at Longfellow Elementary School on Sunday, October 15th from 230pm - 430pm for an exciting kick-off event marking the grand re-opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
Longfellow Elementary School
755 Morse Street.
San Francisco , CA  94112
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Sponsor: San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project
Contact Name: Sharon Chung
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Watch this performance organized by the founder and director of the Netra Center for the Arts, which teaches traditional Indian dance and art.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Foster City Library
1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd.
Foster City, CA
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Telephone: 650-574-4842
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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Oct 15, 3-5pm, Nov 5, 3-5pm, Dec 3, 3-5pm Join us for a three-session workshop series for families with children and teens ages 10-16 to explore roots research, oral histories, and collaborative...

Cost: Free with advance registration.

Where:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
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Sponsor: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Telephone: 415-655-7800
Contact Name: Contemporary Jewish Museum
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The San Jose Wind Symphony kicks off its Diamond Jubilee season with an upbeat concert of Broadway show tunes, featuring the music of the legendary Leonard Bernstein. 

Cost: $5-20, with each adult ticket one child 12 and under admitted FREE

Where:
McAfee Performing Arts Center
Saratoga High School
20300 Herriman Ave.
, AL
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ZOPPÉ - An Italian Family Circus 2017 The Circus is coming to town with an extra special show in Redwood City for the 10th year in a row. Step back in time, as Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus...

Cost: Youth: $12-$16, Adults: $17-$21, Front Row Seats: $22-$26

Where:
Circus Tent at Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave
Redwood City, CA  94063
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Sponsor: Redwood CIty Events
Telephone: 650-780-7311
Contact Name: Albert Romero
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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its mission to bring new works to Bay Area audiences with the World Premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a soaring celebration of the human spirit inspired by...

Cost: $40-$100

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street (at Mercy)
Mountain View, CA  94041
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Sponsor: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Telephone: (650) 463-1960
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Take a 60-minute journey with thrills, laughs and interactive stories involving the Chinatown Plague, Escape from Alcatraz and more. Sun.-Thurs., 11am-7pm. Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm.

Cost: $15.99-19.99

Where:
Fisherman's Wharf
145 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 855-753-9999
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Bay Area Children’s Theatre will present this stage rendition of Eric Carle’s stories about sea horses, fireflies and the loveable Lepidoptera with puppets galore for ages 3 and...

Cost: $26 adults, $20 ages 2-14

Where:
Bay Area Children's Theatre Berkeley Center
2055 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Every weekend this month, visit “Harvest Hallow” to check out San Francisco’s largest hay maze with play areas included in the design. German-inspired dishes will be available for...

Cost: Included with admission: $20 adults, $14 children 4-14, under 4 FREE

Where:
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-7080
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Presented by the California Film Institute, the film festival includes a family component - the filmHOOD series. In these films, children, teens and young adults are essential part of the...

Cost: Check website for costs

Where:
Multiple Bay Area locations
, AL


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Enormous gourds on display, pumpkin-flavored everything, a pumpkin parade, music, art and more can be found at this 47th annual festival. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Half Moon Bay
Main Street
, AL
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You can pick your own pumpkins from this organic farm. While you are there, shop at the farm stand for fresh fruit, veggies and flowers. 10am-5pm weekends.

Cost: Call for prices

Where:
Blue House Farm
950 La Honda Road
San Gregorio, CA
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Telephone: 650-879-0704
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Enjoy the timeless love story with many great hit songs, including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "Kansas City",  and "People Will Say We're in...

Cost: $11-37

Where:
San Jose City College Theater
2100 Moorpark Ave.
, AL
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The Grand National Rodeo features traditional events like bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and more. Farm equipment and livestock will also be on display to...

Cost: $14-23

Where:
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
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Telephone: 415-414-4100
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Carnival rides, food, live music, BINGO and family entertainment.  

Cost: Ride tickets for sale, admission FREE

Where:
Sacred Heart Parish
13716 Saratoga Ave.
Saratoga, CA
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Come to a real working farm where pumpkins are grown and find a few to take home from the pumpkin patch.  12-7pm Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm Sat. and Sun.  *Shares the grounds with...

Cost: $1 admission Sat. and Sun; Mon-Fri. FREE

Where:
J.E. Perry Farms
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
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Telephone: 510-793-6658
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Hordes of visitors come to the “World Pumpkin Capital” for an epic festival. The event features giant pumpkins, carved masterpieces, a zip-line, bungee jump, a parade, arts and crafts,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main Street between Miramontes and Spruce streets
Half Moon Bay, CA


Telephone: 650-726-9652.
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This ever-changing one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old World Italian tradition. The show is propelled by a central story featuring acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine...

Cost: $12-26

Where:
Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave.
Redwood City, CA
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 Join Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy for a 20 minute train ride, photos with Sir Topham Hatt, pick-a-pumpkin and cookie decorating. Tickets times: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and...

Cost: $24

Where:
Roaring Camp Railroad
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, AL
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Choose your pumpkin from three large pumpkin patches. Kids can ride the Ghost Train, take a hay ride, enjoy a petting zoo and  visit the Scare Zone. There are two haunted houses – one...

Cost: Prices vary for activities

Where:
Lemos Farm
12320 San Mateo Road (highway 92)
Half Moon Bay, CA
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Explore the exhibits after hours and discover the deepest depths of the ocean, travel to the tops of the rainforests and blast into outer space in a private planetarium show. For children age 5 and...

Cost: $109 per person

Where:
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-379-8000
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Travel back to a time of knights, feasts and festivities and spend the day shopping in the authentic marketplace. Enjoy dance performances, concerts, jousting tournaments and more. 

Cost: $28 general, kids 12 and under FREE

Where:
Casa de Fruta
10031 Pacheco Pass Highway 152
Hollister, CA
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This popular pumpkin patch is open every day this month with special children’s activities (including pony rides, train rides and hay rides) and a BBQ on the weekends. 10am-6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA
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Telephone: 415-662-9100
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Follow Bill’s journey from the boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance in this Contra Costa Musical Theatre production with music by Elton John. 2pm and...

Cost: $54-59

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
Hofmann Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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Clancy’s opened San Francisco’s first pumpkin patch in 1979. Here, customers can find pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as well corn stalks and Indian corn. 9am-9pm daily.

Cost: FREE

Where:
1620 7th St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-2689
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Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by...

Cost: $15-30

Where:
Newark Memorial High School Theatre
39375 Cedar Blvd.
Newark, CA  94560
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Sponsor: Stage 1 Theatre
Telephone: 510-791-0287
Contact Name: Lynette Pang
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Join a Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest during this performance for ages 6 months to 3 years. Showtimes are at 10am and 11:15 am. 

Cost: $15

Where:
Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA  94610
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Travel back to a time of knights, feasts and festivities and spend the day shopping in the authentic marketplace. Enjoy dance performances, concerts, jousting tournaments and more. 

Cost: $18-28 general, kids 12 and under FREE

Where:
Casa de Fruta
10031 Pacheco Pass Highway 152
Hollister, CA
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This patch offers inflatable fun for children ages 2-12, different varieties of pumpkins and a decorates memory zone to take pictures of little ones. Check website for opening day. Sun-Thurs.,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
East El Camino Real between White Oak and Central Avenue
San Carlos, CA


Telephone: 408-393-6303
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Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh, this exhibit will...

Cost: $10 adults, $8 students, under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front St.
, AL
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Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Get outside and discover nature with children ages 1-5 while exploring a trail, looking at bugs, searching for birds and more. 

Cost: $6 parking fee

Where:
Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area
Main Entrance
2500 Stanley Blvd.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Telephone: 510-544-3249
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Bring your family and friends to get moving on the ice at a public open skate, offered during multiple times daily throughout each month. Check website for times.

Cost: $11 ages 13 and older, $9.45 ages 12 and under; $4.75 skate rental

Where:
Oakland Ice Center
519 18th St.
Oakland, CA  94612
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Telephone: 510-268-9000
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Join Speer Family Farms for some locally-grown valley pumpkins and visit the petting zoo, jumpy house, play area and more!  Oct. 1-31. Open daily, 10am-10pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
2153 Ferry Point
Alameda, CA  94501
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Telephone: 510-705-2352
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(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Join us for a family friendly Pumpkin Patch in the Bayview for the month of October. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Wreckless, helping at risk youth in the Bayview learn tools for life....

Cost: Free

Where:
Bayview Pumpkin Patch
4101 Third Street (enter on Hudson Ave.)
San Francisco, CA  94124
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Sponsor: Project Wreckless
Contact Name: Tori Freeman
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Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
View map »


Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
Website »

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San Francisco Chamber Orchestra presents Big Bold Brass designed for toddlers.  Meet the trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba in this concert dedicated to our small but mighty brass...

Cost: free

Where:
San Mateo, San Francisco and Berkeley
San Francisco, CA  94102-6313


Sponsor: San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 414-463-6710
Contact Name: Renay Conlin
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More than 50 percent of Latinos in the United States see climate change as a key defining issue due to its far-reaching impact within the Latino community. Temperature Check: Body of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
501 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA  95112
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Sponsor: MACLA
Telephone: 408.998.2783
Contact Name: Sharon Benitez
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Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 12-1:30pm Experience the unique architecture of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) through drawing! Every Tuesday in October, The CJM will offer free drawing in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
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Sponsor: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Telephone: 415-655-7800
Contact Name: Contemporary Jewish Museum
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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Join East Bay musician Stephanie Pepitone on Mondays through Oct. 30 for singing, dancing and an instrument petting zoo. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Albany Library
1247 Marin Ave.
Albany, CA  94706
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Telephone: 510-526-3720
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ZOPPÉ - An Italian Family Circus 2017 The Circus is coming to town with an extra special show in Redwood City for the 10th year in a row. Step back in time, as Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus...

Cost: Youth: $12-$16, Adults: $17-$21, Front Row Seats: $22-$26

Where:
Circus Tent at Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave
Redwood City, CA  94063
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Sponsor: Redwood CIty Events
Telephone: 650-780-7311
Contact Name: Albert Romero
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Learn how to play the game and join in fun tournaments. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA
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This popular pumpkin patch is open every day this month with special children’s activities (including pony rides, train rides and hay rides) and a BBQ on the weekends. 10am-6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-662-9100
Website »

More information

The Grand National Rodeo features traditional events like bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and more. Farm equipment and livestock will also be on display to...

Cost: $14-23

Where:
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-414-4100
Website »

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Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh, this exhibit will...

Cost: $10 adults, $8 students, under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front St.
, AL
View map »


Website »

More information

Clancy’s opened San Francisco’s first pumpkin patch in 1979. Here, customers can find pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as well corn stalks and Indian corn. 9am-9pm daily.

Cost: FREE

Where:
1620 7th St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-753-2689
Website »

More information

This ever-changing one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old World Italian tradition. The show is propelled by a central story featuring acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine...

Cost: $12-26

Where:
Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave.
Redwood City, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Choose your pumpkin from three large pumpkin patches. Kids can ride the Ghost Train, take a hay ride, enjoy a petting zoo and  visit the Scare Zone. There are two haunted houses – one...

Cost: Prices vary for activities

Where:
Lemos Farm
12320 San Mateo Road (highway 92)
Half Moon Bay, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Come to a real working farm where pumpkins are grown and find a few to take home from the pumpkin patch.  12-7pm Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm Sat. and Sun.  *Shares the grounds with...

Cost: $1 admission Sat. and Sun; Mon-Fri. FREE

Where:
J.E. Perry Farms
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
View map »


Telephone: 510-793-6658
Website »

More information

Take a 60-minute journey with thrills, laughs and interactive stories involving the Chinatown Plague, Escape from Alcatraz and more. Sun.-Thurs., 11am-7pm. Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm.

Cost: $15.99-19.99

Where:
Fisherman's Wharf
145 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 855-753-9999
Website »

More information

Enjoy the timeless love story with many great hit songs, including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "Kansas City",  and "People Will Say We're in...

Cost: $11-37

Where:
San Jose City College Theater
2100 Moorpark Ave.
, AL
View map »


Website »

More information

Every weekend this month, visit “Harvest Hallow” to check out San Francisco’s largest hay maze with play areas included in the design. German-inspired dishes will be available for...

Cost: Included with admission: $20 adults, $14 children 4-14, under 4 FREE

Where:
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-753-7080
Website »

More information

Presented by the California Film Institute, the film festival includes a family component - the filmHOOD series. In these films, children, teens and young adults are essential part of the...

Cost: Check website for costs

Where:
Multiple Bay Area locations
, AL


Website »

More information

You can pick your own pumpkins from this organic farm. While you are there, shop at the farm stand for fresh fruit, veggies and flowers. 10am-5pm weekends.

Cost: Call for prices

Where:
Blue House Farm
950 La Honda Road
San Gregorio, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-879-0704
Website »

More information

This patch offers inflatable fun for children ages 2-12, different varieties of pumpkins and a decorates memory zone to take pictures of little ones. Check website for opening day. Sun-Thurs.,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
East El Camino Real between White Oak and Central Avenue
San Carlos, CA


Telephone: 408-393-6303
Website »

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With a focus on abstract landscapes and architectural interiors, Andrew Faulkner’s vision is heavily influenced by his Northern California surroundings. Born into a family of artists, designers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
Website »

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On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, the Bay Area Young Men of Color Employment Partnership will host the BAYEP Career Pathway Summit at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Over 1,000 young men of color...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94607
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Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
View map »


Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

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Join Speer Family Farms for some locally-grown valley pumpkins and visit the petting zoo, jumpy house, play area and more!  Oct. 1-31. Open daily, 10am-10pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
2153 Ferry Point
Alameda, CA  94501
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Telephone: 510-705-2352
Website »

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Third Generation Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson will be at Mr. Mopps' Toy Shop on Tuesday, October 17th to create hand cut silhouettes. Each one is cut freehand and takes just minutes. All ages...

Cost: $30 for original silhouette, duplicates and framing are also available.

Where:
Mr. Mopps' Toy Shop
1405 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA  94709
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Sponsor: Cut Arts, Inc.
Telephone: (510) 525-9633
Contact Name: Leigh
Website »

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Bring your family and friends to get moving on the ice at a public open skate, offered during multiple times daily throughout each month. Check website for times.

Cost: $11 ages 13 and older, $9.45 ages 12 and under; $4.75 skate rental

Where:
Oakland Ice Center
519 18th St.
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Telephone: 510-268-9000
Website »

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Through books, songs, rhymes, music and movement activities children discover the excitement of reading.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Road
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

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Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
View map »


Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
Website »

More information

(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
View map »


Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

More information

Join us for a family friendly Pumpkin Patch in the Bayview for the month of October. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Wreckless, helping at risk youth in the Bayview learn tools for life....

Cost: Free

Where:
Bayview Pumpkin Patch
4101 Third Street (enter on Hudson Ave.)
San Francisco, CA  94124
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Sponsor: Project Wreckless
Contact Name: Tori Freeman
Website »

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Join us at Bayfair Center in San Leandro for storytime with Muriel (http://www.forherstories.com/) every Tuesday from 11am to 12pm at the circle in front of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bayfair Center
15555 E. 14th Street
San Leandro, CA  94578
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Telephone: 510-357-6000
Website »

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San Francisco Chamber Orchestra presents Big Bold Brass designed for toddlers.  Meet the trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba in this concert dedicated to our small but mighty brass...

Cost: free

Where:
San Mateo, San Francisco and Berkeley
San Francisco, CA  94102-6313


Sponsor: San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 414-463-6710
Contact Name: Renay Conlin
Website »

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Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 12-1:30pm Experience the unique architecture of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) through drawing! Every Tuesday in October, The CJM will offer free drawing in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
View map »


Sponsor: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Telephone: 415-655-7800
Contact Name: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Website »

More information

More than 50 percent of Latinos in the United States see climate change as a key defining issue due to its far-reaching impact within the Latino community. Temperature Check: Body of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
501 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA  95112
View map »


Sponsor: MACLA
Telephone: 408.998.2783
Contact Name: Sharon Benitez
Website »

More information

CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
Website »

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Learn about the history and practices of henna art, which is temporarily applied to skin in intricate designs. Participants must bring a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian.

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Carlos Library
610 Elm St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-591-0341
Website »

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ZOPPÉ - An Italian Family Circus 2017 The Circus is coming to town with an extra special show in Redwood City for the 10th year in a row. Step back in time, as Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus...

Cost: Youth: $12-$16, Adults: $17-$21, Front Row Seats: $22-$26

Where:
Circus Tent at Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave
Redwood City, CA  94063
View map »


Sponsor: Redwood CIty Events
Telephone: 650-780-7311
Contact Name: Albert Romero
Website »

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Think your little one is ready for potty training? Come to this informative talk led by Aki Raymer of Parenting Paths, to find out how to make the transition to diaper free living! Learn how to...

Cost: $38 single/$58 couple

Where:
Recess Urban Recreation
470 Carolina Street
San Francisco, CA  94107
View map »


Sponsor: Recess Urban Recreation
Telephone: (415) 701-7529
Contact Name: Lisa Knowell
Website »

More information

This ever-changing one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old World Italian tradition. The show is propelled by a central story featuring acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine...

Cost: $12-26

Where:
Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave.
Redwood City, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a 60-minute journey with thrills, laughs and interactive stories involving the Chinatown Plague, Escape from Alcatraz and more. Sun.-Thurs., 11am-7pm. Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm.

Cost: $15.99-19.99

Where:
Fisherman's Wharf
145 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 855-753-9999
Website »

More information

Every weekend this month, visit “Harvest Hallow” to check out San Francisco’s largest hay maze with play areas included in the design. German-inspired dishes will be available for...

Cost: Included with admission: $20 adults, $14 children 4-14, under 4 FREE

Where:
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-753-7080
Website »

More information

Choose your pumpkin from three large pumpkin patches. Kids can ride the Ghost Train, take a hay ride, enjoy a petting zoo and  visit the Scare Zone. There are two haunted houses – one...

Cost: Prices vary for activities

Where:
Lemos Farm
12320 San Mateo Road (highway 92)
Half Moon Bay, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Enjoy the timeless love story with many great hit songs, including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "Kansas City",  and "People Will Say We're in...

Cost: $11-37

Where:
San Jose City College Theater
2100 Moorpark Ave.
, AL
View map »


Website »

More information

You can pick your own pumpkins from this organic farm. While you are there, shop at the farm stand for fresh fruit, veggies and flowers. 10am-5pm weekends.

Cost: Call for prices

Where:
Blue House Farm
950 La Honda Road
San Gregorio, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-879-0704
Website »

More information

The Grand National Rodeo features traditional events like bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and more. Farm equipment and livestock will also be on display to...

Cost: $14-23

Where:
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-414-4100
Website »

More information

Come to a real working farm where pumpkins are grown and find a few to take home from the pumpkin patch.  12-7pm Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm Sat. and Sun.  *Shares the grounds with...

Cost: $1 admission Sat. and Sun; Mon-Fri. FREE

Where:
J.E. Perry Farms
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
View map »


Telephone: 510-793-6658
Website »

More information

This popular pumpkin patch is open every day this month with special children’s activities (including pony rides, train rides and hay rides) and a BBQ on the weekends. 10am-6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-662-9100
Website »

More information

Presented by the California Film Institute, the film festival includes a family component - the filmHOOD series. In these films, children, teens and young adults are essential part of the...

Cost: Check website for costs

Where:
Multiple Bay Area locations
, AL


Website »

More information

Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh, this exhibit will...

Cost: $10 adults, $8 students, under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front St.
, AL
View map »


Website »

More information

Clancy’s opened San Francisco’s first pumpkin patch in 1979. Here, customers can find pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as well corn stalks and Indian corn. 9am-9pm daily.

Cost: FREE

Where:
1620 7th St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-753-2689
Website »

More information

This patch offers inflatable fun for children ages 2-12, different varieties of pumpkins and a decorates memory zone to take pictures of little ones. Check website for opening day. Sun-Thurs.,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
East El Camino Real between White Oak and Central Avenue
San Carlos, CA


Telephone: 408-393-6303
Website »

More information

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With a focus on abstract landscapes and architectural interiors, Andrew Faulkner’s vision is heavily influenced by his Northern California surroundings. Born into a family of artists, designers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
Website »

More information

Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
View map »


Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

More information

Bring your family and friends to get moving on the ice at a public open skate, offered during multiple times daily throughout each month. Check website for times.

Cost: $11 ages 13 and older, $9.45 ages 12 and under; $4.75 skate rental

Where:
Oakland Ice Center
519 18th St.
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Telephone: 510-268-9000
Website »

More information

Families and Community volunteers together on this 11 acres community gardens. Activities include:  Feeding the ducks, chickens, quails Pulling our weeds Harvesting vegetables...

Cost: 0

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
View map »


Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-690-1725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
Website »

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This Booties Camp workshop is all about baby language and brain development. Did you know that while babies are still in the womb they begin to make connections to their moms through the senses...

Cost: FREE

Where:
BANANAS
5232 Claremont Ave
Oakland, CA  94618
View map »


Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353
Contact Name: Elyce Berrigan-Dunlop
Website »

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Come join us under the sun ay Sunnyvale! Activities includes: Harvesting crops Feeding ducks, chickens, quails Weeding Watering plans Playdate on dirt mountains with regular...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
View map »


Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-069-01725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
Website »

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Leyna Roget Brabant is a Healing Family Mentor who will share books that encourage children and caregivers to connect with their breathing, learn about emotions, exercise, and transform...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Road
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
View map »


Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

More information

The museum’s biennial Days of the Dead exhibition opens today and is inspired by the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly with newly commissioned artwork alongside rarely-seen butterfly...

Cost: $15.95 adults, $10.95 students/seniors, $6.95 ages 9-17, children under 8 FREE

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
View map »


Telephone: 510-318-8400
Website »

More information

Join us for a family friendly Pumpkin Patch in the Bayview for the month of October. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Wreckless, helping at risk youth in the Bayview learn tools for life....

Cost: Free

Where:
Bayview Pumpkin Patch
4101 Third Street (enter on Hudson Ave.)
San Francisco, CA  94124
View map »


Sponsor: Project Wreckless
Contact Name: Tori Freeman
Website »

More information

Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
View map »


Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
Website »

More information

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra presents Big Bold Brass designed for toddlers.  Meet the trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba in this concert dedicated to our small but mighty brass...

Cost: free

Where:
San Mateo, San Francisco and Berkeley
San Francisco, CA  94102-6313


Sponsor: San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 414-463-6710
Contact Name: Renay Conlin
Website »

More information

Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 12-1:30pm Experience the unique architecture of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) through drawing! Every Tuesday in October, The CJM will offer free drawing in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
View map »


Sponsor: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Telephone: 415-655-7800
Contact Name: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Website »

More information

More than 50 percent of Latinos in the United States see climate change as a key defining issue due to its far-reaching impact within the Latino community. Temperature Check: Body of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
501 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA  95112
View map »


Sponsor: MACLA
Telephone: 408.998.2783
Contact Name: Sharon Benitez
Website »

More information

CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
Website »

More information

ZOPPÉ - An Italian Family Circus 2017 The Circus is coming to town with an extra special show in Redwood City for the 10th year in a row. Step back in time, as Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus...

Cost: Youth: $12-$16, Adults: $17-$21, Front Row Seats: $22-$26

Where:
Circus Tent at Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave
Redwood City, CA  94063
View map »


Sponsor: Redwood CIty Events
Telephone: 650-780-7311
Contact Name: Albert Romero
Website »

More information

Yoga means ‘connection’ in Sanskrit. In this fun community class with our experienced instructor Suzanne Zuber, kids, teens, and adults can connect and calm the busy mind and body with...

Cost: 8 for child / 10 for adult

Where:
YogaKula
1700 Shattuck Avenue
2nd floor
Berkeley, CA
View map »


Sponsor: YogaKula
Website »

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Learn about Diwali traditions and make a beautiful rangoli pattern art project.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Road
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

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Come tackle the latest in table games from Onitama to Red Flags, Magic The Calling and more. Third Wednesday. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes & Noble Eastridge Mall
2200 Eastridge Loop Space #1420
San Jose, CA  95122
View map »


Telephone: 408-270-9477
Contact Name: Michael Koller

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Not Your Mother's Book Club very excitedly presents award-winning and critically-acclaimed author Sharon Cameron in celebration of her breathtaking new book, The Knowing. At once...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Palo Alto
74 Town & Country Village
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto , CA  4155951332
View map »


Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-321-0600
Website »

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The Alameda Queer Teen Book Club presents a special poetry reading in honor of LGBT History Month! Hear the club's members read from their original works and celebrate pride with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park St.
Alameda, CA  94501
View map »


Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 510-522-2226
Website »

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There’s no denying the benefits of the Internet. But electronic immersion without a force to balance it creates a hole in the boat, draining our ability to pay attention, think clearly, be...

Cost: $15 - 22

Where:
Le Petit Trianon
72 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA  94303
View map »


Sponsor: Commonwealth Club & Children's Discovery Museum
Telephone: 408-280-5530
Contact Name: Georgette Gehue
Website »

More information

This ever-changing one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old World Italian tradition. The show is propelled by a central story featuring acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine...

Cost: $12-26

Where:
Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave.
Redwood City, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Every weekend this month, visit “Harvest Hallow” to check out San Francisco’s largest hay maze with play areas included in the design. German-inspired dishes will be available for...

Cost: Included with admission: $20 adults, $14 children 4-14, under 4 FREE

Where:
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-753-7080
Website »

More information

Come to a real working farm where pumpkins are grown and find a few to take home from the pumpkin patch.  12-7pm Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm Sat. and Sun.  *Shares the grounds with...

Cost: $1 admission Sat. and Sun; Mon-Fri. FREE

Where:
J.E. Perry Farms
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
View map »


Telephone: 510-793-6658
Website »

More information

Presented by the California Film Institute, the film festival includes a family component - the filmHOOD series. In these films, children, teens and young adults are essential part of the...

Cost: Check website for costs

Where:
Multiple Bay Area locations
, AL


Website »

More information

Clancy’s opened San Francisco’s first pumpkin patch in 1979. Here, customers can find pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as well corn stalks and Indian corn. 9am-9pm daily.

Cost: FREE

Where:
1620 7th St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-753-2689
Website »

More information

Enjoy the timeless love story with many great hit songs, including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "Kansas City",  and "People Will Say We're in...

Cost: $11-37

Where:
San Jose City College Theater
2100 Moorpark Ave.
, AL
View map »


Website »

More information

Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh, this exhibit will...

Cost: $10 adults, $8 students, under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front St.
, AL
View map »


Website »

More information

The Grand National Rodeo features traditional events like bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and more. Farm equipment and livestock will also be on display to...

Cost: $14-23

Where:
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-414-4100
Website »

More information

You can pick your own pumpkins from this organic farm. While you are there, shop at the farm stand for fresh fruit, veggies and flowers. 10am-5pm weekends.

Cost: Call for prices

Where:
Blue House Farm
950 La Honda Road
San Gregorio, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-879-0704
Website »

More information

Choose your pumpkin from three large pumpkin patches. Kids can ride the Ghost Train, take a hay ride, enjoy a petting zoo and  visit the Scare Zone. There are two haunted houses – one...

Cost: Prices vary for activities

Where:
Lemos Farm
12320 San Mateo Road (highway 92)
Half Moon Bay, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a 60-minute journey with thrills, laughs and interactive stories involving the Chinatown Plague, Escape from Alcatraz and more. Sun.-Thurs., 11am-7pm. Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm.

Cost: $15.99-19.99

Where:
Fisherman's Wharf
145 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 855-753-9999
Website »

More information

This popular pumpkin patch is open every day this month with special children’s activities (including pony rides, train rides and hay rides) and a BBQ on the weekends. 10am-6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA
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Telephone: 415-662-9100
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This patch offers inflatable fun for children ages 2-12, different varieties of pumpkins and a decorates memory zone to take pictures of little ones. Check website for opening day. Sun-Thurs.,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
East El Camino Real between White Oak and Central Avenue
San Carlos, CA


Telephone: 408-393-6303
Website »

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Search for pumpkins in the huge pumpkin patch, visit the farm animals and then get lost in the twists and turns of a 6-acre corn maze (check website for corn maze hours).  Oct. 1-31....

Cost: Corn maze admission $8-10 adults, $7-9 children, ages 5 and under FREE

Where:
487 East Airway
Livermore, CA  94551
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Telephone: 925-447-3276
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With a focus on abstract landscapes and architectural interiors, Andrew Faulkner’s vision is heavily influenced by his Northern California surroundings. Born into a family of artists, designers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Join us for a family friendly Pumpkin Patch in the Bayview for the month of October. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Wreckless, helping at risk youth in the Bayview learn tools for life....

Cost: Free

Where:
Bayview Pumpkin Patch
4101 Third Street (enter on Hudson Ave.)
San Francisco, CA  94124
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Sponsor: Project Wreckless
Contact Name: Tori Freeman
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Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
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Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
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(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Babies, 0 to 12 months, and their caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of songs, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, stories and BUBBLES. After storytime, parents and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Educational Park Library
1772 Educational Park Dr
San Jose, CA  95133
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San Francisco Chamber Orchestra presents Big Bold Brass designed for toddlers.  Meet the trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba in this concert dedicated to our small but mighty brass...

Cost: free

Where:
San Mateo, San Francisco and Berkeley
San Francisco, CA  94102-6313


Sponsor: San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 414-463-6710
Contact Name: Renay Conlin
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The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 12-1:30pm Experience the unique architecture of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) through drawing! Every Tuesday in October, The CJM will offer free drawing in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
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Sponsor: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Telephone: 415-655-7800
Contact Name: Contemporary Jewish Museum
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More than 50 percent of Latinos in the United States see climate change as a key defining issue due to its far-reaching impact within the Latino community. Temperature Check: Body of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
501 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA  95112
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Sponsor: MACLA
Telephone: 408.998.2783
Contact Name: Sharon Benitez
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Facilitated by Katie Bilsky, Sophie Bigalke and Russell Stephens -Join us in the Playroom on Thursdays for music, movement, and stories! Playtime Together is the perfect bonding activity for you...

Cost: Free

Where:
TALK Line Family Support Center
1757 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
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Telephone: 415-387-3684
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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Mission Community Market is so much more than just a farmers’ market.  Our open-air marketplace is made up of farmers, small local businesses, live music and culture...

Cost: Free

Where:
22nd Street and Bartlett Street
San Francisco, CA


Sponsor: Mission Community Market
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ZOPPÉ - An Italian Family Circus 2017 The Circus is coming to town with an extra special show in Redwood City for the 10th year in a row. Step back in time, as Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus...

Cost: Youth: $12-$16, Adults: $17-$21, Front Row Seats: $22-$26

Where:
Circus Tent at Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave
Redwood City, CA  94063
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Sponsor: Redwood CIty Events
Telephone: 650-780-7311
Contact Name: Albert Romero
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Join local author/illustrator Elizabeth Martin for an arts and crafts afternoon making Halloween witches and cats.

Cost: FREE

Where:
North Beach Branch Library
850 Columbus St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-5626
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Buy some tasty meals at food trucks, participate in activities organized by San Francisco Recreation and Parks and listen to vintage rhythm and blues music by Stompy Jones.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco, CA


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Learn effective ways to promote strong communication bonds with your child and how to identify and avoid common roadblocks.

Cost: $45

Where:
Koret Family Resource Center
1710 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-359-2454
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The Gardens at Lake Merritt are lit up in this three-night fundraising event in which artists create works of art big and small using light.

Cost: $20-25 adults, $7-10 ages 6-17, 5 and under FREE

Where:
The Gardens at Lake Merritt
666 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA  94610
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WHAT:          Discover local art by creative Bay Area artists at The Marker, a luxury boutique Joie de Vivre hotel, located in the heart of San...

Cost: Complimentary; suggested donation $10

Where:
The Marker (Living Room)
501 Geary St
San Francisco, CA  94102
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Understand differences in school philosophies and how to identify high-quality programs.

Cost: $45

Where:
Koret Family Resource Center
200 Channing Ave.
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-688-3040
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Believing is just the beginning when dreamers throughout the Bay Area witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics in...

Cost: Ticket prices start at just $15 each!*

Where:
Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA  94621
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Sponsor: Feld Entertainment
Telephone: 800-745-3000
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Come to a story time for all ages in the meeting room each Thursday. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Union City Library
34007 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA  94587
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Telephone: 510-745-1464
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Celebrate summer evenings with lantern-lit dining cabanas, blanket-side cocktail service, fire pits, live music and views of the sun setting over the bay.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Presidio Main Post
103 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-561-4323
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This popular pumpkin patch is open every day this month with special children’s activities (including pony rides, train rides and hay rides) and a BBQ on the weekends. 10am-6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-662-9100
Website »

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The Grand National Rodeo features traditional events like bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and more. Farm equipment and livestock will also be on display to...

Cost: $14-23

Where:
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
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Telephone: 415-414-4100
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You can pick your own pumpkins from this organic farm. While you are there, shop at the farm stand for fresh fruit, veggies and flowers. 10am-5pm weekends.

Cost: Call for prices

Where:
Blue House Farm
950 La Honda Road
San Gregorio, CA
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Telephone: 650-879-0704
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Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh, this exhibit will...

Cost: $10 adults, $8 students, under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front St.
, AL
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Choose your pumpkin from three large pumpkin patches. Kids can ride the Ghost Train, take a hay ride, enjoy a petting zoo and  visit the Scare Zone. There are two haunted houses – one...

Cost: Prices vary for activities

Where:
Lemos Farm
12320 San Mateo Road (highway 92)
Half Moon Bay, CA
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Come to a real working farm where pumpkins are grown and find a few to take home from the pumpkin patch.  12-7pm Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm Sat. and Sun.  *Shares the grounds with...

Cost: $1 admission Sat. and Sun; Mon-Fri. FREE

Where:
J.E. Perry Farms
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
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Telephone: 510-793-6658
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Clancy’s opened San Francisco’s first pumpkin patch in 1979. Here, customers can find pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as well corn stalks and Indian corn. 9am-9pm daily.

Cost: FREE

Where:
1620 7th St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-2689
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Take a 60-minute journey with thrills, laughs and interactive stories involving the Chinatown Plague, Escape from Alcatraz and more. Sun.-Thurs., 11am-7pm. Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm.

Cost: $15.99-19.99

Where:
Fisherman's Wharf
145 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 855-753-9999
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Presented by the California Film Institute, the film festival includes a family component - the filmHOOD series. In these films, children, teens and young adults are essential part of the...

Cost: Check website for costs

Where:
Multiple Bay Area locations
, AL


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This ever-changing one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old World Italian tradition. The show is propelled by a central story featuring acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine...

Cost: $12-26

Where:
Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave.
Redwood City, CA
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Follow Bill’s journey from the boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance in this Contra Costa Musical Theatre production with music by Elton John. 2pm and...

Cost: $54-59

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
Hofmann Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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Enjoy the timeless love story with many great hit songs, including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "Kansas City",  and "People Will Say We're in...

Cost: $11-37

Where:
San Jose City College Theater
2100 Moorpark Ave.
, AL
View map »


Website »

More information

This patch offers inflatable fun for children ages 2-12, different varieties of pumpkins and a decorates memory zone to take pictures of little ones. Check website for opening day. Sun-Thurs.,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
East El Camino Real between White Oak and Central Avenue
San Carlos, CA


Telephone: 408-393-6303
Website »

More information

Every weekend this month, visit “Harvest Hallow” to check out San Francisco’s largest hay maze with play areas included in the design. German-inspired dishes will be available for...

Cost: Included with admission: $20 adults, $14 children 4-14, under 4 FREE

Where:
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-7080
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Tinker Bell will use her enchanted pixie dust to send everyone on a skating adventure with Rapunzel, Cinderella, Ariel, Olof and other Disney friends.  6:30pm Oct. 22 7pm Oct. 19,...

Cost: $15 and up

Where:
Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA  94621
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Telephone: 800-745-3000
Website »

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Search for pumpkins in the huge pumpkin patch, visit the farm animals and then get lost in the twists and turns of a 6-acre corn maze (check website for corn maze hours).  Oct. 1-31....

Cost: Corn maze admission $8-10 adults, $7-9 children, ages 5 and under FREE

Where:
487 East Airway
Livermore, CA  94551
View map »


Telephone: 925-447-3276
Website »

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October 20-29, 2017 WHO: Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Book by Thomas Meehan   Directed by Gary Stanford Jr. Co-Choreography by Gary Stanford Jr., Kim Harvath, and...

Cost: $15-$30 20% discount is available to groups of 20 or more at same performance

Where:
Woodside Performing Arts Center
199 Churchill Avenue
Woodside, CA  94062
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There’s a huge corn maze at this u-pick pumpkin patch along with hay rides, a fun zone and even a pumpkin-launching cannon! Check out this year's new location. Open mid-September...

Cost: $15 corn maze, $5 fun zone, $3 hay ride, $2 pumpkin cannon

Where:
6150 Dixon Ave West
Dixon, CA  95620
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Telephone: 530-746-8725
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Take a train ride and play in the Plumpkin Playland and Little Carvers Barnyard after finding your perfect pumpkin.

Cost: Train rides $3, Playland and Barnyard $7-9 each, combo $12-15

Where:
1060 Pine Lane
Clayton, CA  94517
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Telephone: 925-672-5198
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With a focus on abstract landscapes and architectural interiors, Andrew Faulkner’s vision is heavily influenced by his Northern California surroundings. Born into a family of artists, designers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
Website »

More information

Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
View map »


Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

More information

Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
View map »


Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
Website »

More information

   Barnes & Noble Eastridge is pleased to announce the first of our ongoing Maker Night Events, which will meet the third Friday of the month at 7pm. At the STEM, STEAM and Makerspace...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes & Noble Eastridge Mall
2200 Eastridge Loop Space #1420
San Jose, CA  95122
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Sponsor: Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Telephone: 408-270-9477
Contact Name: Michael Koller
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   Barnes & Noble Eastridge is pleased to announce the first of our ongoing Maker Night Events, which will meet the third Friday of the month at 7pm. At the STEM, STEAM and Makerspace focused...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes & Noble Eastridge Mall
2200 Eastridge Loop Space #1420
San Jose, CA  95122
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Sponsor: Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Telephone: 408-270-9477
Contact Name: Michael Koller
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Join us for a family friendly Pumpkin Patch in the Bayview for the month of October. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Wreckless, helping at risk youth in the Bayview learn tools for life....

Cost: Free

Where:
Bayview Pumpkin Patch
4101 Third Street (enter on Hudson Ave.)
San Francisco, CA  94124
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Sponsor: Project Wreckless
Contact Name: Tori Freeman
Website »

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(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
Website »

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San Francisco Chamber Orchestra presents Big Bold Brass designed for toddlers.  Meet the trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba in this concert dedicated to our small but mighty brass...

Cost: free

Where:
San Mateo, San Francisco and Berkeley
San Francisco, CA  94102-6313


Sponsor: San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 414-463-6710
Contact Name: Renay Conlin
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Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 12-1:30pm Experience the unique architecture of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) through drawing! Every Tuesday in October, The CJM will offer free drawing in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
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Sponsor: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Telephone: 415-655-7800
Contact Name: Contemporary Jewish Museum
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More than 50 percent of Latinos in the United States see climate change as a key defining issue due to its far-reaching impact within the Latino community. Temperature Check: Body of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
501 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA  95112
View map »


Sponsor: MACLA
Telephone: 408.998.2783
Contact Name: Sharon Benitez
Website »

More information

The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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This workshop introduces beginning baby signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL). You will learn about the important benefits of signing with your baby along with the techniques on how...

Cost: $38 one caregiver + baby, $58 two caregivers + baby

Where:
Recess Urban Recreation
470 Carolina Street
San Francisco, CA  94107
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Sponsor: Recess Urban Recreation
Telephone: (415) 701-7529
Contact Name: Lisa Knowell
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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
Website »

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ZOPPÉ - An Italian Family Circus 2017 The Circus is coming to town with an extra special show in Redwood City for the 10th year in a row. Step back in time, as Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus...

Cost: Youth: $12-$16, Adults: $17-$21, Front Row Seats: $22-$26

Where:
Circus Tent at Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave
Redwood City, CA  94063
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Sponsor: Redwood CIty Events
Telephone: 650-780-7311
Contact Name: Albert Romero
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Learn more about this cultural celebration as we read Día de los Muertos by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and make a mini book. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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Celebrate Halloween and the 25th anniversary of Goosebumps with a free film screening of the Goosebumps movie. Refreshments will be provided. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Road
San Jose, CA
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Need a night out? Your kiddos will be thrilled to have the run of the entire Recess playspace for the evening! They will enjoy the familiar toys, activities and freedom to play that Recess offers...

Cost: $45/child + $15/sibling

Where:
Recess Urban Recreation
470 Carolina Street
San Francisco, CA  94107
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Sponsor: Recess Urban Recreation
Telephone: (415) 701-7529
Contact Name: Lisa Knowell
Website »

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The Gardens at Lake Merritt are lit up in this three-night fundraising event in which artists create works of art big and small using light.

Cost: $20-25 adults, $7-10 ages 6-17, 5 and under FREE

Where:
The Gardens at Lake Merritt
666 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA  94610
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Educator and award-winning singer-songwriter Jamie Purnell joins us in Alameda for a storytime reading of his debut picture book, Proud Penguin!  Proud Penguin is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park St.
Alameda, CA  94501
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 510-522-2226
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Join us at the Weekes Branch Library for the return of Teens Take Over, a teens-only after-hours party featuring big-screen gaming, karaoke, crafts, snacks, internet computers, and more!   This...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hayward Public Library, Weekes Branch
27300 Patrick Avenue
Hayward, CA  94544
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Sponsor: Hayward Public Library
Telephone: 151-029-35065
Contact Name: Rob Spitzel
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Believing is just the beginning when dreamers throughout the Bay Area witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics in...

Cost: Ticket prices start at just $15 each!*

Where:
Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA  94621
View map »


Sponsor: Feld Entertainment
Telephone: 800-745-3000
Website »

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Join us the third Friday of each month at 7:00pm for our American Girls Club!  Each meeting, we will explore a different American Girl character.  A special activity or craft will also be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes & Noble Eastridge Mall
2200 Eastridge Loop Space #1420
San Jose, CA  95122
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Telephone: 408-270-9477
Contact Name: Michael Koller

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The Haunted Railroad takes your family on a fun, roundtrip train ride through the haunted forest of Ardenwood. The train ride is “spooky” not scary (nothing will jump out or otherwise...

Cost: 7.00 for ages 3 and up (ages 2 and under free)

Where:
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
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Sponsor: Railroad Museum at Ardenwood/SPCRR
Telephone: 510-544-2797
Contact Name: Sue Burgess
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   Barnes & Noble Eastridge is pleased to announce the first of our ongoing Maker Night Events, which will meet the third Friday of the month at 7pm. At the STEM, STEAM and Makerspace focused...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes & Noble Eastridge Mall
2200 Eastridge Loop Space #1420
San Jose, CA  95122
View map »


Sponsor: Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Telephone: 408-270-9477
Contact Name: Michael Koller
Website »

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West Valley College Theatre's production of "The Children's Hour" opens on Oct. 20 at the Studio Theater, located on 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070. Dates:...

Cost: $10 - $12

Where:
West Valley College Studio Theatre
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA  95070
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Sponsor: West Valley College Theatre
Telephone: (408) 741-2058
Website »

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This patch offers inflatable fun for children ages 2-12, different varieties of pumpkins and a decorates memory zone to take pictures of little ones. Check website for opening day. Sun-Thurs.,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
East El Camino Real between White Oak and Central Avenue
San Carlos, CA


Telephone: 408-393-6303
Website »

More information

This ever-changing one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old World Italian tradition. The show is propelled by a central story featuring acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine...

Cost: $12-26

Where:
Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave.
Redwood City, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Enjoy the timeless love story with many great hit songs, including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "Kansas City",  and "People Will Say We're in...

Cost: $11-37

Where:
San Jose City College Theater
2100 Moorpark Ave.
, AL
View map »


Website »

More information

Enjoy unlimited chocolate tasting, drink wine and champagne, enter prize drawings and shop at a chocolate boutique. Fri: 7:30-10pm. Sat: 1:30-4pm and 7:30-1pm.

Cost: $25 general, $16 under 13 or $80 for a family (2 adults, 2 children)

Where:
Congregational Church of Belmont
751 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA
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Telephone: 650-593-4547
Website »

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Come to a real working farm where pumpkins are grown and find a few to take home from the pumpkin patch.  12-7pm Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm Sat. and Sun.  *Shares the grounds with...

Cost: $1 admission Sat. and Sun; Mon-Fri. FREE

Where:
J.E. Perry Farms
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
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Telephone: 510-793-6658
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Tinker Bell will use her enchanted pixie dust to send everyone on a skating adventure with Rapunzel, Cinderella, Ariel, Olof and other Disney friends.  6:30pm Oct. 22 7pm Oct. 19,...

Cost: $15 and up

Where:
Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA  94621
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Telephone: 800-745-3000
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Every weekend this month, visit “Harvest Hallow” to check out San Francisco’s largest hay maze with play areas included in the design. German-inspired dishes will be available for...

Cost: Included with admission: $20 adults, $14 children 4-14, under 4 FREE

Where:
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-7080
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Presented by the California Film Institute, the film festival includes a family component - the filmHOOD series. In these films, children, teens and young adults are essential part of the...

Cost: Check website for costs

Where:
Multiple Bay Area locations
, AL


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Bay Area Children’s Theatre will present this stage rendition of Eric Carle’s stories about sea horses, fireflies and the loveable Lepidoptera with puppets galore for ages 3 and...

Cost: $26 adults, $20 ages 2-14

Where:
Bay Area Children's Theatre Berkeley Center
2055 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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This popular pumpkin patch is open every day this month with special children’s activities (including pony rides, train rides and hay rides) and a BBQ on the weekends. 10am-6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA
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Telephone: 415-662-9100
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Follow Bill’s journey from the boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance in this Contra Costa Musical Theatre production with music by Elton John. 2pm and...

Cost: $54-59

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
Hofmann Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh, this exhibit will...

Cost: $10 adults, $8 students, under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front St.
, AL
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Chill out on the ice when you head to a public skating session, held daily throughout the month at varying times. Check website. 

Cost: $10-13 adults, $8-11 ages 12 and under

Where:
Vacaville Ice Sports
551 Davis St.
Vacaville, CA  95688
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Telephone: 707-455-0225
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Join a Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest during this performance for ages 6 months to 3 years. Showtimes are at 10am and 11:15 am. 

Cost: $15

Where:
Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA  94610
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Take a 60-minute journey with thrills, laughs and interactive stories involving the Chinatown Plague, Escape from Alcatraz and more. Sun.-Thurs., 11am-7pm. Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm.

Cost: $15.99-19.99

Where:
Fisherman's Wharf
145 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 855-753-9999
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See the musical adaptation of this classic performed by an innovative, new professional theater company that mixes actors, life-sized puppets and a live virtual set Fri., Oct. 20 @ 7:30pm...

Cost: $8-16 adults, $6-14 children

Where:
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Ave.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Telephone: 925-931-4848
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Clancy’s opened San Francisco’s first pumpkin patch in 1979. Here, customers can find pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as well corn stalks and Indian corn. 9am-9pm daily.

Cost: FREE

Where:
1620 7th St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-2689
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Can a few teens really cover 37 Shakespearian plays in less than two hours? This fast-firing comedy does just that as it parodies each of Shakespeare’s plays (plus the sonnets!). Full of...

Cost: $17 students, $22 adults

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, AL
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The Grand National Rodeo features traditional events like bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and more. Farm equipment and livestock will also be on display to...

Cost: $14-23

Where:
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
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Telephone: 415-414-4100
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You can pick your own pumpkins from this organic farm. While you are there, shop at the farm stand for fresh fruit, veggies and flowers. 10am-5pm weekends.

Cost: Call for prices

Where:
Blue House Farm
950 La Honda Road
San Gregorio, CA
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Telephone: 650-879-0704
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Choose your pumpkin from three large pumpkin patches. Kids can ride the Ghost Train, take a hay ride, enjoy a petting zoo and  visit the Scare Zone. There are two haunted houses – one...

Cost: Prices vary for activities

Where:
Lemos Farm
12320 San Mateo Road (highway 92)
Half Moon Bay, CA
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Families can bring bikes to the zoo for a 90-minute docent-led tour. Get in ahead of the crowds and watch the animals start their day.

Cost: $23 per peddler (children piggybacking on parent’s bike are FREE)

Where:
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-7080
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With a focus on abstract landscapes and architectural interiors, Andrew Faulkner’s vision is heavily influenced by his Northern California surroundings. Born into a family of artists, designers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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Take a train ride and play in the Plumpkin Playland and Little Carvers Barnyard after finding your perfect pumpkin.

Cost: Train rides $3, Playland and Barnyard $7-9 each, combo $12-15

Where:
1060 Pine Lane
Clayton, CA  94517
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Telephone: 925-672-5198
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There’s a huge corn maze at this u-pick pumpkin patch along with hay rides, a fun zone and even a pumpkin-launching cannon! Check out this year's new location. Open mid-September...

Cost: $15 corn maze, $5 fun zone, $3 hay ride, $2 pumpkin cannon

Where:
6150 Dixon Ave West
Dixon, CA  95620
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Telephone: 530-746-8725
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Learn the practice of Mindfulness to bring calmness to your mind. In this class, you will learn about Mindfulness, the science behind this ancient practice and a Kriya that help you...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Shirdi Sai Parivaar
1221 California Circle
Class Room #600
Milpitas, CA  95035
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Sponsor: Vidya Roop Institute of Mindfulness
Telephone: 408-750-4827
Contact Name: Singa Narayanasamy

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Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a story time with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bay Area cordially invite you to participate in our 4th Annual Walk for Kids’ Sake. For the first time ever, the walk will be in Oakland around the...

Cost: $40 per person. $30 before 9/30. $35 for groups of 3+

Where:
Lake Merritt
632 Bellevue St.
Oakland, CA  94610
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Sponsor: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
Telephone: 415-503-4057
Contact Name: Jenifer Jayme
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The City of Oakland will host four business outreach meetings. All businesses are invited to attend to learn about the 2017 Race and Gender Disparity Study, the City's certification process,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rainbow Recreation Center
5800 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA  94621
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Telephone: 510-835-9012
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Become immersed within a large-scale, light-filled installation by FriendsWithYou, a fine art collaborative featuring Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. The rainbow-inspired artists created...

Cost: $15.95 adults, $6.95 ages 9-17, members and ages 8 and under FREE

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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A celebration of chemistry, this event includes the Chemistry Wheel of Fortune where every child wins a prize, and hands-on chemistry experiments involving this year's theme: "Chemistry Rocks!" ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St
San Jose, CA  95112
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Sponsor: Silicon Valley American Chemical Society
Telephone: 209-640-2005
Contact Name: Abby Kennedy
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Families are invited to join Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and City of Cupertino to celebrate the fall season, nature, and wildlife. Around two dozen environmental organizations will provide...

Cost: Free

Where:
Blackberry Farm
21979 San Fernando Ave
Cupertino, CA  95014
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Sponsor: Santa Clara Audubon Society
Telephone: 408-627-7172
Contact Name: Kelly Alfrey
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The City of Oakland will host four business outreach meetings. All businesses are invited to attend to learn about the 2017 Race and Gender Disparity Study, the City's certification process,...

Cost: Free

Where:
 San Antonio Senior Center
3301 E. 12th Street, Suite 201
Oakland, CA  94601
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Telephone: 510-835-9012
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Shop for arts and crafts from more than 200 artisans and enjoy food, music and entertainment for the whole family. Children can participate in the Halloween parade, followed by safe...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Danville
Hartz and E. Prospect Avenues
Danville, CA  94526
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Telephone: 510-865-3636
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Come join us under the sun ay Sunnyvale! Activities includes: Harvesting crops Feeding ducks, chickens, quails Weeding Watering plans Playdate on dirt mountains with regular...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
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Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-069-01725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
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Celebrate National Chemistry Week 2017 with hands-on chemistry for kids!  Join us for a day of geochemistry-themed, hands-on science activities for elementary-school children and their...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St
San Jose, CA  95112
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Sponsor: Santa Clara Valley American Chemistry Society
Telephone: 209-640-2005
Contact Name: Abby Kennedy
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The City of Oakland will host four business outreach meetings. All businesses are invited to attend to learn about the 2017 Race and Gender Disparity Study, the City's certification process,...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Antonio Senior Center
3301 E. 12th Street, Suite 201
Oakland, CA  94601
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Telephone: 510-835-9012
Contact Name: Mason Tillman Associates Ltd.
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In this Weekly Class, Kids learn about:  What is Mindfulness How to Bring Calmness by practicing Mindfulness Creative Ways to Manage Distractions Mindfulness Meditation Techniques Weekly...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Shirdi Sai Parivaar
1221 California Circle
Class Room #600
Milpitas, CA   95035
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Sponsor: Vidya Roop Institute of Mindfulness
Telephone: 408-750-4827
Contact Name: Singa Narayanasamy

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Brightly-decorated skulls made of sugar (calaveras) and brilliant marigolds are a traditional part of the Mexican and Central American holiday, Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead). They are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hayward Public Library
835 C Street
Hayward, CA  94541
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Sponsor: Hayward Public Library
Telephone: 151-029-33315
Contact Name: Michelle Nogales
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Balloon Artist Marcus will be on hand to make wonderful balloon animals and hats.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almaden Branch Library
6445 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Have you ever wondered what an archaeologist actually does? Did you know that there are archaeologists working and studying right here in San Francisco? To find out more, come join Presidio...

Cost: Free

Where:
Presidio Officers' Club
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco , CA  94129
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Sponsor: Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4323
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Create your own Halloween Jack O’ Lantern in this favorite annual event! Tools and pumpkins are provided while supplies last. Registration is requested at www.presidio.gov/events.

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Parade Ground
103 Montgomery Street
San Francisco , CA  94129
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Sponsor: Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4323
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Join us for a family friendly Pumpkin Patch in the Bayview for the month of October. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Wreckless, helping at risk youth in the Bayview learn tools for life....

Cost: Free

Where:
Bayview Pumpkin Patch
4101 Third Street (enter on Hudson Ave.)
San Francisco, CA  94124
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Sponsor: Project Wreckless
Contact Name: Tori Freeman
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Join us every Saturday morning at 11am for our Barnes & Noble National Storytime, featuring storybooks, activities and more!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes & Noble Eastridge Mall
2200 Eastridge Loop Space #1420
San Jose, CA  95122
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Telephone: 408-270-9477
Contact Name: Michael Koller

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Enjoy a one hour, docent-led walking tour of Walnut Creek's wonderful downtown public art collection! Our docents are trained by public art specialists and can offer information and insight...

Cost: $5

Where:
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Bedford Gallery
Telephone: 925-295-1417
Contact Name: Ama Wertz
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October 21st is International Archaeology Day!  Come celebrate with us by creating a mini dig site to take home. Find out what archaeologists can learn from layers of soil as you build your site...

Cost: Free

Where:
Presidio Officers' Club
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco , CA  94129
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Sponsor: Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4323
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Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94031
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Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
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Bay Area residents are invited to celebrate the waterfront after the tourist season is over. This event includes live music, a chowder-cookoff, family activities and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Little Embarcadero from Taylor to Powell streets
San Francisco, CA


Telephone: 800-310-6563
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Enjoy local food vendors, artists, musicians, historians, home-grown entertainment, kids’ games and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
20th Street between Missouri and Wisconsin streets
San Francisco, CA


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See tractor, draft horse and living history demonstrations, listen to music, make crafts and participate in harvest-time activities. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wilder Ranch State Park
1401 Coast Road
Santa Cruz, CA
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This New York group combines lead vocals, guitar and drums to make you and your little ones dance to the music.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mission Branch Library
300 Bartlett St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-2800
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Pumpkin patch, photo booth, carnival games, animal visits from McClellan Ranch Preserve and live music. Halloween costumes are encouraged. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blackberry Farm
21979 San Fernando Ave.
Cupertino, CA
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Feel free to bring your current knitting project. If you are just getting started, supplies will be provided. Children under 10 are welcome with an adult. Registration required. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA
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(Begins Friday, September 8) Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Carson, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94925
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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Learn about Diwali traditions and make a beautiful rangoli pattern art project.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Calabazas Branch Library
1230 S. Blaney Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Bring your ghosts and goblins to enjoy this magic show.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Garden Branch Library
1580 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Luna Dance Institute’s FREE MPACT family dance classes are a fun and comfortable way for families to play and dance together. They facilitate the parent-child bond through relationship-based...

Cost: Free

Where:
81st Ave. Library
1021 81st. Ave
Oakland, CA  94621
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Sponsor: Luna Dance Institute
Telephone: 510-883-1118
Contact Name: Deborah Karp
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San Francisco Chamber Orchestra presents Big Bold Brass designed for toddlers.  Meet the trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba in this concert dedicated to our small but mighty brass...

Cost: free

Where:
San Mateo, San Francisco and Berkeley
San Francisco, CA  94102-6313


Sponsor: San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 414-463-6710
Contact Name: Renay Conlin
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The Plant Exchange, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, is a community and a celebration that encourages resource sharing, reuse, recycling, and organic living. Our mission is to encourage green...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Plant Exchange
4500 Lincoln Ave.
Oakland, CA  94602
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Telephone: 510-866-8482
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The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 12-1:30pm Experience the unique architecture of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) through drawing! Every Tuesday in October, The CJM will offer free drawing in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
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Sponsor: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Telephone: 415-655-7800
Contact Name: Contemporary Jewish Museum
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More than 50 percent of Latinos in the United States see climate change as a key defining issue due to its far-reaching impact within the Latino community. Temperature Check: Body of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
501 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA  95112
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Sponsor: MACLA
Telephone: 408.998.2783
Contact Name: Sharon Benitez
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Create your own Halloween Jack-o-Lantern. Tools and pumpkins are provided while supplies last. Bring your own stencils and stickers. Food is available for purchase.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main Parade Ground
103 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-561-2704
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Get ready for Halloween by crafting your very own Bookie Monster and creating your own monster story. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almaden Branch Library
6445 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Enjoy this show that combines mystery, magic, comedy, and audience participation to baffle and delight children of all ages

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almaden Branch Library
6445 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA
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The City of Oakland will host four business outreach meetings. All businesses are invited to attend to learn about the 2017 Race and Gender Disparity Study, the City's certification process,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rainbow Recreation Center
5800 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA  94621
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Telephone: 510-835-9012
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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Not Your Mother's Book Club presents internationally-bestselling author Robin Benway in celebration of her stunning new novel, Far from the Tree. Robin will be in conversation with Stephanie...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 415-776-1111
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ZOPPÉ - An Italian Family Circus 2017 The Circus is coming to town with an extra special show in Redwood City for the 10th year in a row. Step back in time, as Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus...

Cost: Youth: $12-$16, Adults: $17-$21, Front Row Seats: $22-$26

Where:
Circus Tent at Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave
Redwood City, CA  94063
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Sponsor: Redwood CIty Events
Telephone: 650-780-7311
Contact Name: Albert Romero
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“Python Ron” McGee travels with an assortment of fascinating creatures ranging from 18- foot snakes to 4-foot long lizards. He’ll present a hands-on learning experience in which...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Evergreen Branch Library
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, CA
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Join the Halls Valley Astronomical group for a night of star gazing. You’ll have a chance to look through a variety of telescopes and ask questions about the night sky.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joseph D. Grant County Park
18405 Mt. Hamilton Road
San Jose, CA
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The Gardens at Lake Merritt are lit up in this three-night fundraising event in which artists create works of art big and small using light.

Cost: $20-25 adults, $7-10 ages 6-17, 5 and under FREE

Where:
The Gardens at Lake Merritt
666 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA  94610
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Come early, pick your perfect spot on the lawn and enjoy this spooky movie night with family and friends. Movie begin 15 minutes after sunset.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pocket Park
950 7th St.
Novato, CA
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Telephone: 415-899-8279
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The Haunted Railroad takes your family on a fun, roundtrip train ride through the haunted forest of Ardenwood. The train ride is “spooky” not scary (nothing will jump out or otherwise...

Cost: 7.00 for ages 3 and up (ages 2 and under free)

Where:
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
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Sponsor: Railroad Museum at Ardenwood/SPCRR
Telephone: 510-544-2797
Contact Name: Sue Burgess
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Believing is just the beginning when dreamers throughout the Bay Area witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics in...

Cost: Ticket prices start at just $15 each!*

Where:
Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA  94621
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Sponsor: Feld Entertainment
Telephone: 800-745-3000
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History takes a tall tale twist as the saga of this early pioneer unfolds. The silly, slightly haunting tours around the redwood loop trail begin at 7pm. Enjoy the redwoods on a fall night with...

Cost: Parking $10, admission FREE

Where:
Big Basin State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA
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The duo sings of the sea, ships, love and life drawn from folkloric and contemporary music traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean

Cost: $14

Where:
1890 Ferry Eureka
Hyde Street Pier
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-561-6662
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West Valley College Theatre's production of "The Children's Hour" opens on Oct. 20 at the Studio Theater, located on 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070. Dates:...

Cost: $10 - $12

Where:
West Valley College Studio Theatre
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA  95070
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Sponsor: West Valley College Theatre
Telephone: (408) 741-2058
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Enjoy unlimited chocolate tasting, drink wine and champagne, enter prize drawings and shop at a chocolate boutique. Fri: 7:30-10pm. Sat: 1:30-4pm and 7:30-1pm.

Cost: $25 general, $16 under 13 or $80 for a family (2 adults, 2 children)

Where:
Congregational Church of Belmont
751 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA
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Telephone: 650-593-4547
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 Join Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy for a 20 minute train ride, photos with Sir Topham Hatt, pick-a-pumpkin and cookie decorating. Tickets times: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and...

Cost: $24

Where:
Roaring Camp Railroad
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, AL
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Enjoy German food, crafts, musicians and more.  Sat, 10am-6pm. Sun, 10am-5pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Campbell
E. Campbell Ave and N. 1st St.
, AL
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All skill levels are welcome to play chess and get basic instruction.

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Carlos Library
610 Elm St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-591-0341
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Bill’s Backyard: Bridge to Nature, the museum’s new, outdoor learning environment, invites children and families to connect with nature in a welcoming and safe urban setting. This...

Cost: Included with admission of $13, under 1 FREE

Where:
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA
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Chill out on the ice when you head to a public skating session, held daily throughout the month at varying times. Check website. 

Cost: $10-13 adults, $8-11 ages 12 and under

Where:
Vacaville Ice Sports
551 Davis St.
Vacaville, CA  95688
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Telephone: 707-455-0225
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Tinker Bell will use her enchanted pixie dust to send everyone on a skating adventure with Rapunzel, Cinderella, Ariel, Olof and other Disney friends.  6:30pm Oct. 22 7pm Oct. 19,...

Cost: $15 and up

Where:
Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA  94621
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Telephone: 800-745-3000
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Every weekend this month, visit “Harvest Hallow” to check out San Francisco’s largest hay maze with play areas included in the design. German-inspired dishes will be available for...

Cost: Included with admission: $20 adults, $14 children 4-14, under 4 FREE

Where:
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-7080
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Follow Bill’s journey from the boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance in this Contra Costa Musical Theatre production with music by Elton John. 2pm and...

Cost: $54-59

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
Hofmann Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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Enjoy the timeless love story with many great hit songs, including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "Kansas City",  and "People Will Say We're in...

Cost: $11-37

Where:
San Jose City College Theater
2100 Moorpark Ave.
, AL
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Come to a real working farm where pumpkins are grown and find a few to take home from the pumpkin patch.  12-7pm Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm Sat. and Sun.  *Shares the grounds with...

Cost: $1 admission Sat. and Sun; Mon-Fri. FREE

Where:
J.E. Perry Farms
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
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Telephone: 510-793-6658
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This annual Halloween festival features pony rides, petting zoos, bounce houses, hay mazes, train rides, face painting and live music. 10am-4pm.

Cost: $17.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
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Telephone: 415-339-3936
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This popular pumpkin patch is open every day this month with special children’s activities (including pony rides, train rides and hay rides) and a BBQ on the weekends. 10am-6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
5300 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA
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Telephone: 415-662-9100
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Bay Area Children’s Theatre will present this stage rendition of Eric Carle’s stories about sea horses, fireflies and the loveable Lepidoptera with puppets galore for ages 3 and...

Cost: $26 adults, $20 ages 2-14

Where:
Bay Area Children's Theatre Berkeley Center
2055 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Choose your pumpkin from three large pumpkin patches. Kids can ride the Ghost Train, take a hay ride, enjoy a petting zoo and  visit the Scare Zone. There are two haunted houses – one...

Cost: Prices vary for activities

Where:
Lemos Farm
12320 San Mateo Road (highway 92)
Half Moon Bay, CA
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Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh, this exhibit will...

Cost: $10 adults, $8 students, under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front St.
, AL
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The Grand National Rodeo features traditional events like bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and more. Farm equipment and livestock will also be on display to...

Cost: $14-23

Where:
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
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Telephone: 415-414-4100
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Can a few teens really cover 37 Shakespearian plays in less than two hours? This fast-firing comedy does just that as it parodies each of Shakespeare’s plays (plus the sonnets!). Full of...

Cost: $17 students, $22 adults

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, AL
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You can pick your own pumpkins from this organic farm. While you are there, shop at the farm stand for fresh fruit, veggies and flowers. 10am-5pm weekends.

Cost: Call for prices

Where:
Blue House Farm
950 La Honda Road
San Gregorio, CA
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Telephone: 650-879-0704
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This patch offers inflatable fun for children ages 2-12, different varieties of pumpkins and a decorates memory zone to take pictures of little ones. Check website for opening day. Sun-Thurs.,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
East El Camino Real between White Oak and Central Avenue
San Carlos, CA


Telephone: 408-393-6303
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Presented by the California Film Institute, the film festival includes a family component - the filmHOOD series. In these films, children, teens and young adults are essential part of the...

Cost: Check website for costs

Where:
Multiple Bay Area locations
, AL


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This ever-changing one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old World Italian tradition. The show is propelled by a central story featuring acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine...

Cost: $12-26

Where:
Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave.
Redwood City, CA
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See the musical adaptation of this classic performed by an innovative, new professional theater company that mixes actors, life-sized puppets and a live virtual set Fri., Oct. 20 @ 7:30pm...

Cost: $8-16 adults, $6-14 children

Where:
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Ave.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Telephone: 925-931-4848
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Join a Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest during this performance for ages 6 months to 3 years. Showtimes are at 10am and 11:15 am. 

Cost: $15

Where:
Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA  94610
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Take a 60-minute journey with thrills, laughs and interactive stories involving the Chinatown Plague, Escape from Alcatraz and more. Sun.-Thurs., 11am-7pm. Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm.

Cost: $15.99-19.99

Where:
Fisherman's Wharf
145 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 855-753-9999
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Clancy’s opened San Francisco’s first pumpkin patch in 1979. Here, customers can find pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as well corn stalks and Indian corn. 9am-9pm daily.

Cost: FREE

Where:
1620 7th St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-2689
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