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October 2017

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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The East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly event featuring rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, unique...

Cost: $17 adult, $13 kids 4–18, free for children under 3 ($20 adult, $15 kids 4–18 a

Where:
Park Day School
360 42nd St.

Oakland, CA  94609
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Sponsor: The East Bay Mini Maker Faire
Telephone: 510-653-0317
Contact Name: Charlese Banks
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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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Community Music Day is Crowden's annual FREE musical carnival for the entire family. Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Girls Chorus, and East Bay Music Together for a day...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowden Music Center
1475 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA  94702
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Sponsor: Crowden Music Center
Telephone: 510-559-6910
Contact Name: Crowden
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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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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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Check out this ongoing exploration of science, art and human perception. Subjects covered include human phenomena and tinkering.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-528-4444
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Enjoy various arts and crafts stations in celebration of "Japan in the Garden" and our Asian plant collection. Poetry, painting, crafting and more. Docents will be interpreting at the...

Cost: Free with Garden Admission

Where:
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: UC Botanical Garden
Telephone: 510-664-9841
Contact Name: Deepa Natarajan
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Big Bold Brass   Meet the trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba in this concert dedicated to our small but mighty brass section.  Those buzzing mouthpieces, vibrating tubes, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowden Music School
1475 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA  94702
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Sponsor: San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 415-463-6710
Contact Name: Renay Conlin
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Enjoy live music, magic show, games, face painting, raffle prizes, really great food, & more! Costumes encouraged! Feel free to spread the joy and invite your friends. It's a magical...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parents Nursery School
2328 Louis Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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Sponsor: Christina
Telephone: 323-834-8007

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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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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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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
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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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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Sunday Storytime presents educator and award-winning singer-songwriter Jamie Purnell for a reading of his debut picture book, Proud Penguin!  Proud Penguin is a feel-good tale of a penguin...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Burlingame
1375 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame, CA  94010
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-685-4911
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Festive, family-oriented fall carnival for children ages two to six.  Games, crafts, live music, magic show with Daffy Dave, food, bake sale, craft store, raffle, and silent auction.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
2328 Louis Road
Palo Alto, AL


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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 adults, $6 children

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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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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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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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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Join OMCA for the 23rd annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the...

Cost: $15.95 adult, $10.95 students/seniors and $6.95 ages 9–17

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
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OMCA comes alive for the 23rd annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the...

Cost: Day-of: $15.95/adult; $10.95 student/senior/youth; $6.95 youth (9-17)

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
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Enjoy a low-key, old-fashioned pumpkin party - pick out some pumpkins, press sweet fresh apple cider, plump the scarecrows with straw, and meet the Autumn Garden Fairy. Registration required. 

Cost: $15

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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Learn about Point Reyes National Seashore’s natural and cultural history. Topics may include plate tectonics, the Coast Miwok, Sir Francis Drake and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bear Valley Visitors Center
1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes, CA
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Telephone: 415-464-5100
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Come play games and make crafts.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Half Moon Bay Library
225 Cabrillo Highway South #104B
Half Moon Bay, CA
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Telephone: 650-726-2316
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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: $17-22

Where:
Carlmont Performing Arts Center
1400 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA  94002
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Sponsor: Bay Area eTc
Telephone: 650-332-4625
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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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An interactive program featuring different S.T.E.A.M. related projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math).

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Satisfy your sweet tooth this this one-hour guided walking tour that helps kids of all ages - and dietary needs - explore a variety of ice cream desserts and the history as to how we came to enjoy...

Cost: Adults: $15; Kids 12 and younger: $10. Advanced Reservations Required

Where:
Dreyer’s Ice Cream Parlor & Cafe
5925 College Avenue
Oakland, CA
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Sponsor: Local Food Adventures
Telephone: 510-604-6546
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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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Lightwire Theatre of New Orleans uses electro-luminescent wire to portray its characters. This glow-in-the-dark show combines puppetry, dance and technology.  Repeats at 6:15pm.

Cost: $35 general, $25 children

Where:
Oshman Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-223-8649
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Oct 22, 4:30-5:30 PM AND 6:15-7:15 PM Lightwire Theater presents "Moon Mouse", a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences. Marvin the Mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked...

Cost: $35; $30 Member/J-Pass; $25 Children of All Ages

Where:
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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Sponsor: The Oshman Family JCC
Telephone: 650-223-8700
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Combining dance, puppetry, and technology, their glow-in-the-dark shows are hailed as captivating and entertaining for all ages. In this production, audiences will join Marvin the Mouse on the...

Cost: $25 kids, $35 adults

Where:
Oshman Family JCC - Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Logan
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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

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

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 »

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin decorating, Halloween photos. Wear your costume and trick or treat The Row. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Park Valencia
Santana Row
San Jose, CA
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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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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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Children now, more than ever are struggling with math. What is the cause for concern and what can you do to help? Topics include: -My child used to be good at math in elementary school. Why...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sobrato Center
350 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA  94065
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Sponsor: Opening Doors PTA
Contact Name: Gloria Wu
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Spend the morning with your preschooler, ages 3-5, having shoreline fun through games, nature exploration, stories and crafts related to the day's theme of nocturnal animals. Registration...

Cost: $5-7

Where:
Crab Cove Visitor Center
1252 McKay Ave.
Alameda, CA  94501
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Telephone: 510-544-3187
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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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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
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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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(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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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 »

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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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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:
Lincoln Square Park
250 Tenth Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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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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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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The Wit & Whimsy Book Club presents special guest author Alina Sayre for a discussion of her magical middle grade book, The Illuminator's Gift. (Ages 8-12)

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc.
2712 Augustine Dr.
Santa Clara, CA  95054
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 408-727-1500
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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:
City Hall, Council Chambers
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA  94612
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Telephone: 510-835-9012
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Special Children’s Picture Book Club Event! With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the award-winning Mac Barnett offers The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse –a tale of...

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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Wintering humpback whales can be found in the coastal waters off of the Hawaiian Island Chain where they remain from January through April for their breeding season. This population expends a great...

Cost: $5 Donation goes toward Student Research Grants

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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Recently we have seen a rise in anti-Semitic acts throughout our country, and locally in our schools. In conversation with Jacqueline Regev of the Anti-Defamation League, we'll explore...

Cost: Free

Where:
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
14855 Oka Road
Los Gatos, CA  95032
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Sponsor: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
Telephone: 408-357-7413
Contact Name: Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia
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CPR, or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is used on anybody who has stopped breathing or whose heart has stopped beating. Choking, drowning, or other unforeseen events can cause this emergency...

Cost: $75/person

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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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
View map »


Sponsor: West Valley College Theatre
Telephone: (408) 741-2058
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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Show More...
Show Less...

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
View map »

More information

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

Halloween Storytime! Featuring readings of Creepy Pair of Underwear and Little Boo. Plus, themed activities!

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Mountain View
317 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-428-1234
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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
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Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-690-1725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
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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You're invited to a Booties Camp workshop all about baby sleep. Sleep can often feel like the number one lost activity for new parents when the baby arrives. You may be up all night soothing a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
BANANAS
5232 Claremont Ave
Oakland, CA  94618
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Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353
Contact Name: Elyce Berrigan-Dunlop
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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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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
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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

(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
View map »


Sponsor: Project Wreckless
Contact Name: Tori Freeman
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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
Website »

More information

Come to the library after school to learn about folk art traditions and how to make a Nicho box. For ages 12 to 18. 

Cost: FREE

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


Website »

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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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Carve your own Jack-o’-lantern at the Weekes Branch Library. Make it silly or scary, and we’ll supply the pumpkins and carving tools.   This event is free, and open to children/families and...

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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Children and young teens with learning differences are invited to join us for free-form art and simple science projects. Registration required.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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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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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
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Sponsor: YogaKula
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How to participate in the Halloween Costume Swap:   If you have clean, gently-used costumes and accessories for children age 5-16 and would like to donate or swap them, please bring them to the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hayward Public Library
835 C Street
Hayward, CA  94541
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Sponsor: Hayward Public Library
Telephone: 510-881-7943
Contact Name: Martha Mena
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This is a Tenderloin community night for school-age children and their families. Everyone will help prepare simple yet tasty foods and enjoy them together.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main Library
Children's Center
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-557-4400
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Please join Guadalupe from Colors of Spanish for a bilingual Story time about El dia de los muertos on Wednesday October 25th at 6:30pm @ San Rafael Public Library . Get ready for stories, Songs,...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Rafael Public Library
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA  94901
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Sponsor: Colors of Spanish
Telephone: 707-782-1084
Contact Name: Guadalupe
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Jewish Students, Public Schools Resources & Tools for Addressing Anti-Semitism, Intolerance & Bias Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 7:00pm-8:30pm @ The Hoytt Theater @ The Osher Marin JCC...

Cost: Free

Where:
Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA  94903
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Sponsor: Osher Marin JCC
Telephone: 415-444-8080
Contact Name: Heidi Sanders
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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:
SAP Center
525 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Sponsor: Feld Entertainment
Telephone: 800-745-3000
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 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

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 »

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

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

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

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 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 »

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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
Website »

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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
View map »


Telephone: 415-753-7080
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

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

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 »

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Show More...
Show Less...

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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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Play Fluxx, Gloom, Castle Panic, Settlers of Catan, Apples to Apples and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
South Novato Library
931 C St.
Novato, CA
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Telephone: 415-506-3165
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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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New visitors to Recess can come in to play in our space and learn about membership, parties, classes, and more! There will be a special discount on new memberships. Check out Recess! his...

Cost: $5/family

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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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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Participants can trick or treat around City Hall. City Staff will be there to share information about local services available to you! Be part of the fun and come out to collect goodies in a safe...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Pablo City Hall
13831 San Pablo Ave.
San Pablo, CA  94806
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Sponsor: City of San Pablo
Telephone: 510-215-3080
Contact Name: Recreation Division
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Join us for our October Crafternoon! Help your little one open up a Pumpkin and explore what's inside. We will have the art studio prepped with scoopers, stickers, paint, and more to personalize...

Cost: $20/pumpkin

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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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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Pleasanton Gateway is excited to be hosting our annual Halloween event this year for the community on Thursday, October 26th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. The evening will consist of free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pleasanton Gateway
6750 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Seasonal art projects and activities, plus snacks and sweets provided by the museum. Costumes encouraged. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara, CA
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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:
SAP Center
525 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA  95113
View map »


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

More information

Fathering From Within is a free four-part workshop series designed to empower fathers from the inside out. Offering personal tools that help to define or redefine one's sense of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
BANANAS
5232 Claremont Ave
Oakland, CA  94618
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Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353
Contact Name: Elyce Berrigan-Dunlop
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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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Not Your Mother's Book Club proudly presents editor, blogger, and award-winning author J.L. Powers in celebration of Broken Circle. The first release in a fast-paced five-book...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA  94102
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Telephone: 415-643-3400
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Director Carol Romo and Theater Fun present a rollicking production of "Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.", based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture. The show follows all of your...

Cost: $10

Where:
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse
17090 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA  95037
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Sponsor: Theater Fun
Contact Name: Carol Romo
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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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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

Attend ghoulish superhero-style festivities with arts and crafts, games, face painting, trick-or-treating and other fall fun for ages 1-9.  Preregister online (no walk-ins). ...

Cost: $6-7

Where:
Danville Community Center
420 Front St.
Danville, CA  94526
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Telephone: 925-314-3400
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

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

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
Website »

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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
View map »


Telephone: 415-753-2689
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

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
View map »


Telephone: 415-561-4323
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 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

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 »

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

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Show Less...

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
View map »

More information

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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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
Website »

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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
Website »

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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 »

More information

Have a spook-tacular time at this annual festival, now offered in October with kid’s activities and a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and shopping from thousands of handmade arts and...

Cost: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $4 ages 13-17, ages 12 and under FREE

Where:
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Telephone: 925-392-7300
Website »

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The Pleasanton Harvest Festival, known as the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the West Coast, has announced new dates for their 2017 show, happening October 27-29 at the Alameda County...

Cost: $4-$9

Where:
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
View map »


Sponsor: The Harvest Festivals
Telephone: 925-392-7300
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
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

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

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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
Website »

More information

Happy Baby Signs baby sign language series is a fun way to build your signing vocabulary and skills with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more. We've split twelve...

Cost: $135/individual & $195/couple

Where:
, CA

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Goblins, superheroes, princesses and witches are invited grab their favorite candy bags and creep through downtown Walnut Creek to collect Halloween treats from participating businesses. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
STARTING LOCATION: Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 N. Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-933-6778
Website »

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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: $17-22

Where:
Carlmont Performing Arts Center
1400 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA  94002
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Sponsor: Bay Area eTc
Telephone: 650-332-4625
Website »

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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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Come in costume and be prepared for some special Halloween treats. This fun program for the whole family includes stories, songs, crafts and a parade through the King Library.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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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:
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Get into the Halloween spirit with a special Thriller-themed edition of Friday Nights @ OMCA with tunes from the King of Pop and 6-6:30pm dance instruction from the Thriller music video with the...

Cost: $7.50 adults, ages 18 and under FREE.

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8459
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Join the Presidio Y for a SUPER Halloween Party! Come dressed as your favorite superhero and participate in superhero themed games, crafts and activities - some of the highlights include: an...

Cost: Free to enter, $10-15 for unlimited activities!

Where:
Presidio Community YMCA
63 Funston Ave
San Francisco, CA  94129
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Sponsor: Presidio YMCA
Telephone: 415-447-9622
Contact Name: Megan Schroder
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For two fun- and fright-filled nights in Burlingame, come join the McKinley community for its annual Harvest Festival featuring the legendary haunted mansion -- the scariest, most memorable haunted...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
McKinley Elementary School
701 Paloma Avenue
Burlingame, CA  94010
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Dress up if you wish, be a seal or a fish - and bring your parents for a night of scavenger hunts, creature crafts, flashlight tours to a whale of a skeleton, a shipwreck story, costume parade,...

Cost: $8 adults, $6 kids, 2 and under FREE

Where:
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA
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Local author and educator Stefania Shaffer joins us in Burlingame to share the first book in her new middle grade series, Mischief. (Ages 8+) Fifth grader Slater Hannigan wants to keep his big...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Burlingame
1375 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame, CA, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-685-4911
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Join us for a night of Halloween fun in Japantown, hosted by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California and the Japanese Community Youth Council! Our carnival is open to...

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
JCCCNC
1840 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA  94115
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Sponsor: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
Telephone: (415) 567-5505
Contact Name: Haruka Roudebush, Programs Manager
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Director Carol Romo and Theater Fun present a rollicking production of "Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.", based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture. The show follows all of your...

Cost: $10

Where:
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse
17090 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA  95037
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Sponsor: Theater Fun
Contact Name: Carol Romo
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The Oakland School for the Arts will present its eighth semi-annual Halloween haunted house, featuring the spirits of an abandoned insane asylum. 

Cost: $8 per person, $5 with student ID

Where:
534 19th St.
Oakland, CA  94612
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Telephone: 510-917-4009

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Friday, 10/27 - 7pm; Saturday, 10/28 - 11am; Sunday, 10/29 - 1pm; Friday, 11/3 - 7pm; Saturday, 11/4 - 11am, 3pm and 7pm; Sunday, 11/5 - 11am and 3pm Join us for an original twist on Snow White...

Cost: Advance $6-12, Door (30 min prior to curtain) $6-15

Where:
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave
San Jose, CA  95126
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Sponsor: Playful People Productions
Telephone: 408-497-9983
Contact Name: Barb Galiotto
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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:
SAP Center
525 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Sponsor: Feld Entertainment
Telephone: 800-745-3000
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Families and train buffs can experience Diablo Valley Lines -- now in its seventh decade -- during 2017 whistle stop shows featuring hundreds of model trains representing...

Cost: $3 adults, $2 children ages 6-12, under 6 FREE.

Where:
Larkey Park
2751 Buena Vista Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA  94597
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Telephone: 925-937-1888
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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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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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Wear your costume and travel the enchanted trail, collecting treats and encountering wacky characters along the way. Then enjoy hot cider, goodies and entertainment. Ages 4-12. Registration...

Cost: $35

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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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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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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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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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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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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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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When tiny, feisty Flory loses her fairy wings, she has to use all her resources to survive a garden of threatening creatures in this Bay Area Children's Theatre production for ages 8 and...

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

Where:
BACT Berkeley Center
2055 Center Street
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Telephone: 510-296-4433
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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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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 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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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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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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Symphony Silicon Valley and SSV Chorale will perform the unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot...

Cost: $45-95

Where:
Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA
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This runs in conjunction with the Downtown Novato Business Association’s Safe Trick-or-Treat Event. Activities include a chamber of horrors, haunted house, costume contest, live music and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sherman Avenue and the Civic Green complex
Novato, CA


Telephone: 800-897-1164
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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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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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Enter the "happiest 5k on the planet" and run through a colorful course of clouds, music, and giant unicorns to benefit the American Diabetes Association.  Runners can also...

Cost: $39.99

Where:
Alameda Point
1100 W. Red Line Ave.
Alameda, CA  94501
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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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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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ONE OF THE BIGGEST SKI SWAPS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA The SRVHS Ski Swap is THE place to get all your winter gear for skiing and snowboarding at discount prices. You will find a huge selection of...

Cost: $5 Entry

Where:
San Ramon Valley High School Commons
501 Danville Blvd
Danville, CA  94526
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Sponsor: SRVHS PTSA
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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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Enjoy a sweet morning at Mr. Jelly Belly’s Halloween Breakfast event with entertainment and activities for the whole family. Reservations are required. Tickets will be available for purchase...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jelly Belly Visitor Center and Factory
1 Jelly Belly Lane
Fairfield, CA  94533
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Telephone: 707-399-2390
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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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Come to the zoo's annual Halloween event to join the costume parade, ride the spooky boo train, get your face painted, collect yummy treats, make treats for the animals and see how they...

Cost: $22 ages 15-64, $18 ages 2-14 and seniors, members and under 2 FREE

Where:
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Telephone: 510-632-9525
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Have a spook-tacular time at this annual festival, now offered in October with kid’s activities and a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and shopping from thousands of handmade arts and...

Cost: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $4 ages 13-17, ages 12 and under FREE

Where:
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Telephone: 925-392-7300
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Explore haunted barns, try your hand at creepy crafts and meet the residents of the Farm - sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, pigs and Luna the cow. 

Cost: $7, in costume $5, under 1 FREE

Where:
Deer Hollow Farm
Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Los Altos, CA
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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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Put on a costume and head to Children's Fairyland for a spooktacular extravaganza with rides, parades, goodie bags and treat stations for kids, pirate school, special performances and...

Cost: $5 members, $10 nonmembers

Where:
Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA  94610
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Telephone: 510-238-6876
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Before we open the doors to patients and families, come see a sneak peek tour of the NEW Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and enjoy a special trick-or-treat trail along the way....

Cost: Free

Where:
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TO SnowBomb Ski and Board Festival 2017 ENTERTAINMENT: Bounce House for Kids, Pro Athletes, BMX/Skate Ramp Show & Live Music. Get a chance to win lift tickets,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pier 35
1454 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA  94133
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Sponsor: Snowbomb
Telephone: 408-341-9744
Contact Name: Tim P
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Students envision, design, build and test an idea relevant to them and their communities while exploring core computational ideals. For 6th to 12th graders.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Belvedere Tiburon Library
1501 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA
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Telephone: 415-789-2665
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The Pleasanton Harvest Festival, known as the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the West Coast, has announced new dates for their 2017 show, happening October 27-29 at the Alameda County...

Cost: $4-$9

Where:
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Sponsor: The Harvest Festivals
Telephone: 925-392-7300
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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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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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Join us for a magical musical show with lots of fun surprises! Featured will be songs from "Masked Ball" by Verdi, "Die Fledermaus" by Strauss, "Peter Pan,"...

Cost: $18 Public | $15 Members, Children (all ages) and J-Pass Holders

Where:
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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Sponsor: The Oshman Family JCC
Telephone: 650-223-8700
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Come on down to Piedmont Avenue's 31st Halloween celebration for a fun, family friendly event! The celebration includes: - Costume parade (at 11am) - Trick or treating at merchants...

Cost: Free

Where:
Piedmont Avenue
4314 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA  94611
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Telephone: 510-393-1227
Contact Name: Brooke Celorio

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Put on a Halloween costume and parade through downtown. The festivities include crafts, live entertainment and carnival games.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fremont Park
Santa Cruz Avenue at University Drive
Menlo Park, CA
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Telephone: 650-330-2220
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Come explore the Presidio's connection to Mexico by making Day of the Dead masks!

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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(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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Celebrate Halloween at Glen Park Elementary School on Saturday, October 28th from 11 am - 1 pm with the Shared Schoolyard Project. This exciting Halloween Festival will include free lunch for the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glen Park Elementary School
151 Lippard Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94131
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Sponsor: San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project
Telephone: 415-851-0762
Contact Name: D'vonte Graham
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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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Green Hills. Great Schools.  Good-tasting Eats. Our Eat – Stay – Love Lafayette food tour is a two-hour, family-friendly tour great for newbies and anyone looking to discover this...

Cost: Adults: $35; Kids 12 and younger: $20

Where:
3535 Plaza Way
Lafayette, CA
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Sponsor: Local Food Adventures
Telephone: 510-604-6546
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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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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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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
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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Join us for another spooktacular event at the CYC 3rd Annual Chinatown Halloween Neighborhood Festival on Saturday, October 28! Waverly Place will be filled with carnival games and arts and crafts...

Cost: 0

Where:
Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground + Waverly Alley
830 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA  94108
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Sponsor: Community Youth Center of SF
Telephone: 415-775-2636
Contact Name: Cindy Tong
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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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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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WHAT: Celebrate Halloween at Ghirardelli Square on Saturday, October 28 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with free kids’ activities like balloon art, caricatures, face painting, magic, music,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St
San Francisco, CA  94109
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Tricks! Treats! Free Comics! Haunted Lemonade Stand! Storewide 20% OFF sale! Spooky Music! Demonic Bargain Bins! Wow Cool Alternative Comics hosts our third annual Halloween party at our Cupertino...

Cost: free

Where:
Wow Cool Comics
21607 B Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA  95014
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Sponsor: Wow Cool
Telephone: 408-921-5164
Contact Name: Marc Arsenault
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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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Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm** check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to...

Cost: $6

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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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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Celebrate Halloween, Dia de los Muertos and the Harvest Season! Fun for the whole family. Bring the kids in costume for parade, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin patch (while supplies last, 100%...

Cost: Free

Where:
Facebook HQ
1 Hacker Way
Parking Lot 15
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Happy Baby Signs baby sign language series is a fun way to build your signing vocabulary and skills with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more. We've split twelve...

Cost: $135/individual & $195/couple

Where:
, CA

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The annual City of El Cerrito Halloween Event takes place on Saturday, October 28th.  From 1pm-4pm the event will be geared for younger children, with bounce houses, face painting, carnival...

Cost: $5

Where:
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane
El Cerrito , CA  94530
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Sponsor: City of El Cerrito Recreation Department
Telephone: 510-559-7003
Contact Name: Eden O'Brien-Brenner
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Wear your Halloween costume, collect some goodies, and play some games!   Questions? Call 510-293-5366 or email kavita.sagran@hayward-ca.gov.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hayward Public Library, Weekes Branch
27300 Patrick Avenue
Hayward, CA  94544
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Sponsor: Hayward Public Library
Telephone: 151-029-35366
Contact Name: Kavita Sagran
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The Halloween Hunt is a trick-or-treat event that invites families to explore San Mateo’s downtown district  on Saturday, Oct. 28 in the afternoon. Find more event information at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Participating businesses
San Mateo, CA


Sponsor: Downtown San Mateo Association
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Little ghosts and goblins and their adults are invited to trick or treat in downtown San Mateo.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown San Mateo
San Mateo, CA


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Children ages 3 and up can drop by for this Activity Afternoon to work on a creepy craft with teen volunteers. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pittsburg Library
80 Power Ave.
Pittsburg, CA  94565
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Telephone: 925-427-8390
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In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Marinship, the WWII emergency shipyard once located here in Sausalito. Over the years Liberty Ships have become an icon of WWII. We know a lot about the...

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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SF Kala Kendra gives an Indian dance performance to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Richmond/Sen. Milton Marks Branch Library
351 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-5600
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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: $17-22

Where:
Carlmont Performing Arts Center
1400 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA  94002
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Sponsor: Bay Area eTc
Telephone: 650-332-4625
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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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Winner of the 2013 Latin Grammy for children’s music, this group performs whimsical, multicultural, bilingual tunes with indie fresh pop rock beats.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Belmont Library
1110 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA
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Telephone: 650-591-8286
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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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Grab your tent, bring your family, and get ready for an eerie overnight experience. Take a Trick-or-treat night tour through the Children’s Zoo. Make Jack-o-Lantern enrichment treats for the...

Cost: $80-90

Where:
The Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Sponsor: The Oakland Zoo
Telephone: 510-632-9525 ext 220
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Grab your tent, bring your family, and get ready for an eerie overnight experience at Oakland Zoo. This unique program includes dinner and a Trick-or-treat night tour through the Children’s...

Cost: $75-$90

Where:
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Telephone: 151-063-29525220
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For two fun- and fright-filled nights in Burlingame, come join the McKinley community for its annual Harvest Festival featuring the legendary haunted mansion -- the scariest, most memorable haunted...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
McKinley Elementary School
701 Paloma Avenue
Burlingame, CA  94010
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Enjoy the zoo after dark with trick-or-treating, live animal encounters and breakfast the next morning. Bring your tent to sleep in the Crooked Meadow or indoors in the Learning LODGE. Ages 5 and...

Cost: $63

Where:
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
1300 Senter Road
San Jose, CA
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Put on a costume and trick or treat among spooktacular animals and spine-tingling animals. There will also be dancing, face painting, magic shows, giant pumpkin carving, crafts, photo booths, food...

Cost: $50 adults, $35 children

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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This program uncovers one of Marin’s most interesting but little-known cemeteries. Bring a flashlight and a treat bag. Hot chocolate and snacks provided.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Marin County Parks Lucas Field Office
18 Jeannette Prandi Way
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-2055
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The Oakland School for the Arts will present its eighth semi-annual Halloween haunted house, featuring the spirits of an abandoned insane asylum. 

Cost: $8 per person, $5 with student ID

Where:
534 19th St.
Oakland, CA  94612
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Telephone: 510-917-4009

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Board the Ghost Train for a frightfully fun ride -- designed for families with children ages 12 and under -- through the dark forest of Ardenwood! 

Cost: $7 adults, $5 ages 3-12

Where:
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
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Telephone: 510-544-2797
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Director Carol Romo and Theater Fun present a rollicking production of "Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.", based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture. The show follows all of your...

Cost: $10

Where:
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse
17090 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA  95037
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Sponsor: Theater Fun
Contact Name: Carol Romo
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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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Black Light Art Show & Dark Side Of The Grimm Installation 4th Annual Black Light Art Show & Dark Side Of The Grimm Installation Hosted by Studio 23 Show Dates: Opening Reception...

Cost: Free / Donation

Where:
Studio 23 Gallery
2309B Encinal Ave.
ALAMEDA, CA  94501
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Sponsor: Studio 23
Telephone: 415-580-2309
Contact Name: Wes-N-Jess
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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:
SAP Center
525 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Sponsor: Feld Entertainment
Telephone: 800-745-3000
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Explore the science of microscopy. View the freakish world of unseen micro-monsters (amoebas, paramecia and other such tiny horrors) swimming and hunting within a drop of pond water. Stay to watch...

Cost: Parking $6, admission FREE

Where:
Santa Teresa County Park
260 Bernal Road
San Jose, AL
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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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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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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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Wear your costume and travel the enchanted trail, collecting treats and encountering wacky characters along the way. Then enjoy hot cider, goodies and entertainment. Ages 4-12. Registration...

Cost: $35

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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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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 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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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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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 runs in conjunction with the Downtown Novato Business Association’s Safe Trick-or-Treat Event. Activities include a chamber of horrors, haunted house, costume contest, live music and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sherman Avenue and the Civic Green complex
Novato, CA


Telephone: 800-897-1164
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Symphony Silicon Valley and SSV Chorale will perform the unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot...

Cost: $45-95

Where:
Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA
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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 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
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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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When tiny, feisty Flory loses her fairy wings, she has to use all her resources to survive a garden of threatening creatures in this Bay Area Children's Theatre production for ages 8 and...

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

Where:
BACT Berkeley Center
2055 Center Street
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Family Day at the Garden: Japanese Arts and Crafts

    2017.10.22
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

    Enjoy various arts and crafts stations in celebration of "Japan in the Garden" and our Asian plant collection. Poetry, painting, crafting...

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    2017.10.21
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Downtown Danville

    Shop for arts and crafts from more than 200 artisans and enjoy food, music and entertainment for the whole family. Children can participate in...

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    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Pier 15

    Check out this ongoing exploration of science, art and human perception. Subjects covered include human phenomena and tinkering.  

  • Community Music Day

    2017.10.22
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Crowden Music Center

    Community Music Day is Crowden's annual FREE musical carnival for the entire family. Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco...

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    2017.10.22
    10:30 AM - 4:15 PM @ Crowden Music School

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    2017.10.21
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Presidio Officers' Club

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    11:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Parents Nursery School

    Enjoy live music, magic show, games, face painting, raffle prizes, really great food, & more! Costumes encouraged! Feel free to spread the joy...

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    2017.10.07
    11:45 AM - 11:45 AM @ San Mateo, San Francisco and Berkeley

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    2017.10.22
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Oakland Museum of California

    Join OMCA for the 23rd annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music...

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    2017.10.22
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Oakland Museum of California

    OMCA comes alive for the 23rd annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music...

  • Drop-in Drawing: Lines, Intersections, and Globes

    2017.10.03
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

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

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    2017.10.22
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Half Moon Bay Library

    Come play games and make crafts.

  • ANNIE- The Broadway Musical

    2017.10.20
    2:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Carlmont Performing Arts Center

    Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, ANNIE has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards,...

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    2017.10.19
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Oracle Arena

    Believing is just the beginning when dreamers throughout the Bay Area witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies...

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    2017.10.21
    All Day @ Bay Area Discovery Museum

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