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It’s Time for the Monarch Butterflies to Return Learn all about them and find out where to see them!

Fall Fun

• Pumpkin Patches • Halloween Events • Fall Festivals

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Contents October 2018

in each issue:

features:

06 From the Publisher

11 Pumpkin Patches Visit one or more of these great Monterey Bay area pumpkin patches to get your Fall off to a great start.

08 Military Mom Allison Chance discusses topics of importance to military families. 07 Community News Orchestra in the Schools is celebrating its 30th season of instilling a love of music in educating local students. 10 Grandparents’ Corner Gail Root shares information for grandparents on how to positively contribute to grandchildren’s lives.

on the cover…

12 Spooky Santa Cruz Santa Cruz has no shortage of scary–possibly haunted– attractions. We have the top 5 terrifying spots. by Nicole Amaral

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ULTIMATE

Fall Fun guide

Dozens of Fall festivals and Halloween events to keep your family happily occupied throughout October. by Nicole Amaral 20 Return of the Monarchs Fun facts about Monarch butterflies plus where to see them and local butterfly-themed events. by Jasmine Root

Find the best events for your family! zoey is a sassy 2-1/2 year old who is enthusiastic about everything she does! She loves singing karaoke, playing video games with her older brothers, and dancing with mom and dad. Cover photo by Donna Jean Shoemaker 831-620-2878 www.donnajeanshoemaker.com

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October Events The best family-friendly events for October from throughout Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

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Best of October Check out our recommended events for a month of fun.

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Busy, busy Autumn! This sure isn’t the month to complain about nothing to do. There are dozens of Fall Festivals and Halloween events–all in addition to the regular community events like storytimes and classes. Nicole Amaral has spent hours researching to find as many Fallthemed events as she could, and you’ll see six pages of fun events beginning on page 14. For other fall fun, check out our list of pumpkin patches on page 8. There are ten great choices that offer more than just pumpkin picking–many have special activities and events. Be sure to check out their websites for current hours and any special entertainment. Nicole also wrote the “Spooky Santa Cruz” article on pages 12-13. I admit to being a little bit creeped out reading the article. There is some scary stuff going on in Santa Cruz County! If you are a long time reader of Monterey Bay Parent, you’ll remember that Nicole wrote a similar article focusing on Monterey County for last year’s October issue. You’ll find that article on our website. If you’re in the mood for a little haunting this Halloween, both articles will offer enough terrifying fun for even the most courageous. For more fall fun, check out Jasmine Root’s article on Monarch Butterflies on pages 20-21. These beautiful little creatures will be landing in the area very soon. Jasmine offers some basic info on Monarch’s as well as sharing three fun butterfly-themed events that your family will enjoy. We took the Monarch theme and ran with it for our cover shoot in Carmel. Our sweet cover model Zoey had almost as much fun as we did in finding ways to photograph her and our model butterfly. FYI, We are in the process of upgrading our online calendar to include more events and to allow users the option of finding events in other communities. It should be live on October 1. Be sure to check it often as it updates daily.

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Orchestra in the Schools Celebrates Its 30th Season by Susie O’Donnell

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he cultural fabric of the Monterey Peninsula has been enriched over the past thirty years by Orchestra in the Schools (OITS), a unique after-school program instilling the love of performing music in our young people under the direction of its music director, James Paoletti. Focusing on their mission statement, “Inspiring Success For All Children Through Music,” OITS teaches more than music; it offers fun, friendship and cooperation in addition to music skills. Each instrument is taught in small group situations by experts on that instrument. Students then join together to perform musical arrangements simplified for young musicians. Currently, twenty-one Monterey County public, private, and home schools are represented in the program.

Dedicated instructors assure that budding musicians in grades 3-10, from children with no prior musical knowledge to advanced students, learn the rigors of music in small classes. OITS has nurtured more than eighteen hundred young musicians in its program since its inception in 1988. Many continue their music studies and some use achievements launched through OITS for scholarships to continue their education or audition for more advanced groups. Students perform two concerts a year and other cooperative ventures – like playing with the Monterey Pops on Memorial Day in front of Colton Hall. Advanced students may audition for placement in trio or quartet ensembles for additional instruction and performance opportunities.

The OITS program currently has more than one hundred musical instruments available to loan to children who want to be involved, yet may not be able to afford an instrument. Mr. Paoletti, along with the staff, and the Board of Directors work together to bring the program to any child who desires to be involved. The cost of the yearly tuition for 27 weekly 2-hour sessions is currently set at $550. The actual per-student cost is three times that amount. Tuition aid is available for students who qualify. Deep budget cuts and time constraints limit music programs in our local schools. Orchestra in the Schools addresses the resulting need.

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Military mom

october fun

On Base And Off!

Fall is my favorite season of all and each year I start to decorate for fall earlier and earlier. You know it is fall when Costco starts selling Halloween costumes, Starbucks brings back Pumpkin Spice Lattes, football returns and the air feels a little crisper. Plus, there are so many enjoyable activities in the military community! Even if you are not associated with the military, the housing areas of La Mesa and Fort Ord provide a safe and fun atmosphere for trick-or-treating on Halloween, and there is sure to be an abundance of treats for your family. I know I am already planning our costumes for Halloween! On Friday, October 12th, there are two special events at NSA Monterey. At 3:00 pm, Navy Fitness Monterey will host a free Pumpkin Run at 3 pm in front of Hotel Del Monte. Call 831-656-3118 for more information. Immediately following from 4:00-6: 00 pm, NSA Monterey Morale, Welfare and Recreation will have Pumpkin Painting for all ages. Registration is required for this free event and can be done at Tickets and Travel on the first floor of Herrmann Hall. For more information call 831-656-3223. If you haven’t explored the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, NSA Monterey MWR has an opportunity for you on October 13th. The cost is $55 and includes transportation to one of America’s most legendary haunted mansions and a candlelight tour. Due to the nature of this event, children must be 13 and up. For more information and to register, visit Tickets and Travel or call 831-656-3223. On October 20th, the Presidio of Monterey will host the 6th Annual Honor Our Fallen Run at Fort Ord Dunes State Park in Marina. The event offers a 5K and 10K route that you can walk or run. Strollers are permitted. I ran this event last year with my family, and it was a joy to run in honor of those who sacrificed everything and also to meet Gold Star families that these heroes have left behind. The opening ceremony will kick off at 8:30 am, and tickets are available at www.active. com. Be sure to select the military ticket option. The first 1,500 registered participants will receive a t-shirt, a commemorative dog tag finisher’s medal, and bag. You won’t want to miss “Freaky Family Friday,” a Children’s Halloween Party in the Barbara McNitt Ballroom at Hotel Del Monte on Friday, October 26. The event will feature a carnival, games, tricks, treats, and fun for the whole family. Registration is required at Tickets and Travel. $10 for adults and $7 for children age (4-11). Call 831-656-3223 for more information. I hope you enjoy this month by visiting pumpkin patches and fall festivals, carving pumpkins, having a fantastic Halloween and relishing in all that the fall season has to offer!

Allison Chance is a military spouse and mom to Charlotte, 4, and Hux, 4 months. She is a Realtor and has been lucky to call Florida, Hawaii, and now California home during her family’s military adventure.

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grandparents’ corner

Navigating The Holidays

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or me, this Halloween will include one Ninja and three pink, polka-dot Minnie Mouses! Halloween marks the beginning of holiday fun with family. As grandparents, I imagine there are unique holiday traditions you are looking forward to. Perhaps it is Trick or Treating? Planning and preparing the turkey dinner on Thanksgiving? Or perhaps you look forward to “passing the torch” and merely showing up for Christmas dinner with your famous green bean casserole in tow. One of the joys of being a grandparent is watching our children plan and prepare for the holidays. They may replicate traditions from their childhood or they may create new ones. For some of us, it may be hard to let go of those treasured family traditions. Others are eager to see new traditions begin. One thing most of us agree on is that we are happiest

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when we see our grandkids enjoy the holiday! A poll conducted by Grandparents.com asked: Will you see your grandchildren over the holidays? • 49% responded yes, the kids will come to us and the other grandparents separately. • 34% said, no, they’re spending the holidays with the other grandparents • And 17% said both sides of the family will celebrate together. There may be a lot of juggling, logistical and emotional, as families decide where and with whom to celebrate holidays. Remember that at any family event, tensions can run high. Please do not complain or compete with other family members and never criticize the “other” grandparent(s). If you don’t get to spend time with your kids/grands for a holiday, don’t hold a grudge the next time you do see them. If you are not able to enjoy holidays with your grands, don’t be shy about creating something to share. Email, face time or good old snail mail

GRANDPARENTING 101: Monday, October 29, 5:30-7:30pm This class is for grandparents before the baby comes and for those with grands through pre-school. GRANDPARENTING 102: Thursday, November 8; 5:30-7:30pm This class will look at grandparenting the school age child. Classes held at the Monterey Youth Museum, 425 Washington St, Monterey Pre-register by calling 831-649-6444 or info@mymuseum Class fee is $25 per person.

make it easy to stay in touch. Sending a story about the holidays when you (or their mom or dad) were young could be fun. Mailing a holiday book and discussing it via email with older grands creates a way to connect. Letty Cottin Pogrebin notes: “Because our kids, and we have a long backstory, we may have issues with them, tender spots, flashpoints that set us off. But our grandchildren see us afresh, and we see them as living, breathing opportunity to correct the mistakes we made the first time around. We reach over the heads of our children and hold hands with the future”….I value memories so much… I want to make new ones with my grandchildren but also to bequeath to them- and to their parents- the old ones. Our memory is our children’s biography and our grandchildren’s legacy.” (From “Making Memories” edited by Barbara Graham.) This Halloween I look forward to making memories with my Ninja and Minnies. May you embrace the upcoming holiday season as you remember the past holidays as you enjoy the current ones. Gail Root, M.A., facilitates Roots and Wings Parent Coaching and from Cradle to College & Guidance for Grandparents. You can get information at www.rootsandwingsparentcoaching.com. Gail is Nama to Quinn, age 6 ½; Spencer, 3 ½ and twins Reece & Kendall, 1 ½. AGES:

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Halloween is less than a month away and most pumpkin patches are opening any day! Here are our favorite top ten local places to visit for pumpkins, animals, and even some spooky fun! http://carmelvalleyroadco.com/ business/hacienda-hay-feed/ Little hay maze, pumpkins and farm animals. Rodoni Farms 4444 Coast Road, Santa Cruz North of Santa Cruz on HWY 1 https://rodonifarms.com Excellent selection of many different varieties of pumpkins. Corn maze and hay forts.

Borchard Farms 142 Rodgers Road, Salinas http://borchardfarms.com/ Giant pumpkins, bounce houses, corn maze, birds and a haunted barn. Cardinale and Wright Pumpkin Patch Monterey Fairgrounds 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey Many types of pumpkins. Opens October 1. Crystal Bay Farm 40 Zils Road, Watsonville www.crystalbayfarm.com Organic pumpkin patch. Pumpkin Patch Hours are 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

7 days a week. Earthbound Farms 7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley www.earthboundfarm.com/ Organic store, frozen yogurt, pumpkins and a children’s garden. The Farm Spreckles Blvd Exit off Hwy 68, Salinas http://thefarm-salinasvalley.com/ Pumpkin patch, hay structure, animals, hay rides and a cow train. Hacienda Hay and Feed 7180 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley

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Swank Farms 4751 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister http://swankfarms.com Huge pumpkin patch. Giant corn maze, kids play areas, bee garden, animals, jumping pillows, cow train, corn cannons and much more. Uesugi Farms 14485 Monterey Road, San Martin http://uesugifarms.com Train, cow train, children’s corn mazes, carousel, hayrides, pumpkin pyramid, hay jump, pumpkin lab, pumpkin theater and much more. Young Life Pumpkin Patch Reservation Road exit off Highway 68, Salinas www.younglife.org/Pages/default. aspx Pumpkins, bounce house, face painting and more.

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Santa Cruz Full of fun activities such as the Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp, Santa Cruz County also has no shortage of spooky and mysterious spots to explore.

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anta Cruz’s “spooky” history can be found both on the screen and in the news. The city, renamed “Santa Carla” was portrayed as a nest for vampires in the cult classic, “The Lost Boys.” In the early seventies, when Santa Cruz was terrorized by two serial killers and one mass murderer, the once-sleepy beach town was dubbed the “murder capital of the world.” In honor of Halloween, here are my top five super-scary Santa Cruz spots.

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Rispin Mansion 2200 Wharf Rd, Capitola This 92-year-old mansion has 22 bedrooms and has remained vacant for over half of its existence. The legendary curse begins with Henry Allen Rispin, a wealthy man from San Francisco, who bought the mansion with the intent of turning it into a resort. Instead of opening up what would have been known as “Capitola by the Sea,” he endured misfortune that resulted in the death of his only son, a divorce, and complete financial ruin. Nuns occupied the mansion in the 40’s and 50’s until they moved to a more inland location. It remained vacant for over 40 years, owned by the city of Capitola. In 1998, builders had hoped to invest in a multi-million dollar venture to transform it into a

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bed & breakfast. It took over a decade to get the plans approved by the city. A few days before they were to start the project, an unexplainable fire gutted the mansion. The city ultimately boarded up the empty structure. In 2012, Santa Cruz Ghost Hunter Team investigated the mansion. A psychic/medium felt there were both good and bad energies and that the mansion was more of a vortex for the other side. The spirit of a nun seemed to protect the mansion from a source of evil. One Ghost Hunter Team member experienced a feeling that her hair was being pulled and touched. One investigator was “pushed” and almost fell down a flight of stairs. At 3 am the team prepared to leave the mansion, and the lights kept going on and off. Then as they were walking out, a team member noticed a distinct bootprint of the back of the pants of the investigator who had almost fallen down the stairs. Another team visited the mansion on a Sunday and had an opposite experience; there was a warm and almost spiritual ambiance.

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Sunshine Villa (Hotel McCray) 80 Front St, Santa Cruz The Sunshine Villa, previously the old McCray Hotel, possesses plenty of history within its walls. Before the classic Victorian was built on the property in the 1860s and became a hotel in

1879, the Ohlone Indians performed sacred rituals there and the location as burial grounds. The Hotel was also the “California Gothic” inspiration behind Alfred Hitchcock’s Bates Motel in the 1960 thriller, Psycho. The property was abandoned for nearly a decade. Police reports state that while the building was condemned, it was occupied by drug dealers, homeless people, and cultists. The cultists are said to have held satanic rituals throughout the building. Notorious serial killer Herbert Mullin resided there in the late 1970s, during the peak of his killing spree. Former employees of the Hotel McCray claim to have been touched by an unseen force. Another resident claimed that while living at the hotel, he would see a blue mist materialize in one of the rooms. Windows and doors are said to open and close on their own. Housekeepers and other staff members have reported, “Cold rooms, mysterious blue lights, and the voice of women calling from the shadows,” according to a Metro Santa Cruz article. In the 1980’s, the property was remodeled into an assisted living residence. Workers witnessed many unexplainable events, such as a light turning on and off on its own in an unoccupied room, as well as the feeling of being touched.

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Santa Cruz Mission (Holy Cross Church) 130 Emmett St, Santa Cruz Built in 1791, the current Holy Cross Church was built on the location of the original mission church in 1889, and it remains an active parish of the Diocese of Monterey. The Santa Cruz Mission holds the legend of Padre Andrés Quintana. The Father was known to beat the Ohlone Indians with an iron whip while they were working at the mission. One dark, stormy night on October 12, 1812, Father Quintana was ambushed by several members of the tribe. According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Andrés Quintana, as well as a few Native Americans, are buried underneath the Holy Cross Church located across from the Mission. In 2012, The Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters visited the mission and recorded an EVP of some tribal drumming. Then on the 200-year anniversary of Father Quintana’s death, they visited and this time felt that Quintana’s strong presence did not want them there. After walking to the side of the mission, they saw a ghost of a middle-aged woman in a white gown walking across the street and then disappear before reaching the other side of the road. Many believe the priests’ spirit still curses and roams the area, known as “Haunted Hill,” trying to inflict pain and poverty on anyone he can. Witnesses claim his ghost has been seen dressed in a brown robe and sandals standing at the altar inside the mission. His ghost and the spirits of others have been reported to wander through the park just across the street at night.

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Mt. Madonna Inn 1285 Hecker Pass Rd, Watsonville The Mt. Madonna Inn, a former hot spot for dining, dancing, and drinking is located between the cities of Watsonville and Gilroy. The inn spreads out over 14,000 square feet, but its doors have remained chained and locked for nearly two decades. The Ohlone tribe once called the hills of Mt. Madonna their home. Sickness eventually riddled the land, and hundreds of Ohlone people died, and their bodies were burned or buried on the rolling hills. In the early 19th century, Henry Miller, “the cattle king” and one of Gilroy’s founding fathers, bought up hundreds of acres in the hills of Mt. Madonna and began plans to build a mountain estate located at what is now Mt. Madonna County Park. Even though considerably wealthy, Miller succumbed to much tragedy. His youngest child, 8-year-old Sarah was thrown from her horse and crushed to death. Many people claim to have seen the apparition of young Sarah in a white dress roaming the County Park and walking the road towards the Inn. In addition to park rangers having heard a young woman scream from inside the building, lights have been seen to turn on and off when it is known that no one is inside. After the Miller’s mansion burned in a mysterious fire, the property was sold a couple more times, and both times the buildings burned down due to more fires. In 1943, the Mt. Madonna Inn was constructed. A horse stable on the property remains to this day, and people claim to hear the phantom charging of horse hooves.

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Between 1930 and present day, the hills of Mt. Madonna surrounding the Inn became a dumping ground for murderers and a popular suicide spot. Dozens of victims were found, including many who succumbed to horrific car accidents on the treacherous roadways of Hecker Pass.

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The Plunge at The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has had a couple of deaths in the past, including on the Giant Dipper roller coaster, but the stories of “The Plunge” instantly caught my eye. The building which now houses the miniature golf course known as Neptune’s Kingdom was once used as a heated, indoor saltwater swimming pool known as The Plunge. At least five drownings took place within the structure. They were all men, and four were just teenagers. The first drowning took place in 1935 and the final deaths happened together in 1959 when a 15 and 16-year-old both from Castroville drowned in the deep end. The building is said to be haunted by the drowning victims. A staff member claimed to have ghostly encounters while working in the restaurant. He felt that he was being watched and then cooking utensils started flying off of the shelves, nearly hitting him! Past employees have had unexplained encounters on occasion, such as seeing bright white translucent faces flash in the video monitors in the miniature golf course. Others have claimed to see dark, sinister shadows form and glide as if swimming throughout the course.

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ULTIMATE Fall/Harvest Festivals SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 Northern California Renaissance Faire

Casa de Fruita, Pacheco Pass Highway 152, Hollister NorCalRenFaire.com This fall, immerse yourself in an authentic Renaissance village, with live music, themed celebrations, hearty food, and a thriving marketplace of unique, hand-crafted goods. Each weekend offers a different theme with special activities. Kids 12 and under are free with paying adults. Runs through October 21.

Spreckels and Buena Vista Middle School Carnival

11-4 p.m. Buena Vista School 18250 Tara Drive, Salinas Games, BBQ, cake walk, farmer’s market, and prizes. www.spreckelsunionsd.org/Domain/9

Hearts & Hands Preschool & Anthem Christian Academy’s Fall Festival 11-3 p.m.

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345 E. Alvin Street, Salinas Games, BBQ, farmer’s market, bounce house, candy/cake walk, and pumpkin decorating. http://hhpreschool.com/heartshands-north-salinas/

The Farm Fall Festival

10-2 p.m. The Farm 7 Foster Farm, Salinas Puppet shows at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 12:30 p.m.. Pumpkin races at 12 p.m.. Free hayrides until 2 p.m.. Cowtrain rides $5/child. http://thefarm-salinasvalley.com/

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13 8th Annual Uesugi Farms Pumpkin-Weigh Off

9-2 p.m. Uesugi Farms 14485 Monterey Road, San Martin A slew of contenders from throughout the west coast will compete for over $25,000 in prize money. http://uesugifarms.com/

Seaside’s 64th Birthday Celebration

1-5 p.m. Seaside City Hall 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside

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Fall Fun guide Special art & history exhibit, petting zoo, food vendors, special recognition of Seaside’s commissioners, carnival games & prizes, face painting, balloon animals, arts & crafts, city department informational tables, bounce houses, rock wall, air jumpers, giant human orbs, birthday cupcakes, and more. www.ci.seaside.ca.us

Fall Harvest Festival

12-3 p.m. Hebbron Family Center 683 Fremont Street, Salinas Fall fun for the whole family. www.cityofsalinas.org/our-cityservices/recreation-communityservices/programs/kids-programs/ accordion/hebbron-family

SUNDAY OCTOBER 14 Fall Festival

10-5 p.m. Seymour Marine Center 100 McAllister Way Santa Cruz Fish, Fins, and Flukes Fall Festival is a one-of-a-kind community event for all ages. Guests will explore the marine lab’s Science Showcase featuring unique science artifacts, our skull collection, and a whale of a skeleton. Family crafts, food truck,

and live music complete the day. https://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu

FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH Late Night Pumpkins.

5-8 p.m. The Farm 7 Foster Farm, Salinas Pick your pumpkins by the light of the moon. Hayrides. Tacos. Bluegrass music. http://thefarm-salinasvalley.com/

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20 Marina Church of Christ’s 2018 Fall Festival

5-9 p.m. Marina Church of Christ 219 Cypress Avenue, Marina Carnival games, prize table, and snack bar plus Haunted Maze from 7-9 p.m.. www.facebook.com/MarinaChurchofChrist/

All Saints School Fall Festival

11-3 p.m. All Saints School 8060 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley Join us for games, rides, music, food trucks and more. www.asds.org/page

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Mission Park Elementary School’s Fall Carnival

11-3 p.m. Mission Park Elementary School 403 W. Acacia Street, Salinas Games, food and prizes. www.salinascityesd.org/missionpark-school-edc/

19th Annual Borchard Farms Pumpkin Weigh-Off

12 p.m. Borchard Farms 142 Rodgers Road, Salinas Growers from all over California come to have their giant pumpkins weighed in for cash and prizes. From the tiniest to the gigantic – Come on down and be shocked at the size of these orange wonders. http://borchardfarms.com/

Harvest Festival: Pumpkin Patch & Apple Bash

10-2 p.m. Live Earth Farm 1275 Green Valley Road, Watsonville Pumpkin decorating, pumpkin & apple games, family yoga with Luma, family music making with Musical Me and apple cider pressing. http://liveearthfarm.net/

Heritage Harvest Festival

11-4 p.m. Wilder Ranch Park, Santa Cruz Celebrate the harvest at Wilder Ranch State Park. Living History comes alive...baking on a wood stove, blacksmith & machine shop demonstrations, old time music, square dancing, children’s crafts & games. Historic tractors & engines on display. Event is free. Food for sale. Parking $10 per car. www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=549

Olson Elementary School Fall Festival

1-4 p.m. Ione Olson Elementary School 261 Beach Road, Marina Food, raffles, vendors, trunk-or-treat and so much more. https://olson.mpusd.net/

SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 Greenfield Harvest Festival

11-5 p.m. Downtown Greenfield El Camino Real, Greenfield Community Arts Festival with a 1K/5K Run in the morning at 8:30 am, community parade at 11:30 and music, arts & crafts, dance, pony rides and petting zoo and lots of ac-

tivities for the family. Three stages with bands. www.firstnightmonterey.org/harvest_fest/

Jacob’s Heart 5th Annual Kidrageous Golden Gallup

11-4 p.m. Custom House Plaza 1 Custom House Plaza, Monterey Enjoy live music, a costume contest, costumed characters, fun activities, bounce houses, science fun, food trucks and more. www.jacobsheart.org/gallop/

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24 Parents’ Place Fall Festival

10-1 p.m. Parents’ Place 1025 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove Music, firetrucks, Wheelie Mobilee, taco truck and fun for the kids. www.pgadulted.com/calendar

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 Spooky Carnival

11-2 p.m. Monte Vista Elementary School 251 Soledad Drive, Monterey Games, crafts, prizes, candy, facepainting, photo booth, music, haunted house, raffle, food and much more. https://montevista.mpusd.net/

York School’s Fall Fair

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 28 The Barnyard Harvest Festival

2-5 p.m. The Barnyard 3652 The Barnyard, Carmel Fun for the whole family. Costume parade, candy, entertainment, prizes, kids crafts and live music. There will be a photo opportunity with our ghoulish guests who are waiting to make your acquaintance. www.thebarnyard.com/barnyardevents/harvest_festival/

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31 Peninsula Christian Center of Pacific Grove’s Fall Festival

6-8 p.m. Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, Pacific Grove Candy, bounce house, popcorn, face painting and photo booth.

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Fall Carnival at La Joya Elementary School

1-2:30 p.m. La Joya Elementary School 55 Rogge Road, Salinas Food, games, fun for the family. http://la-joya.santaritaschools.org/ calendar

Halloween Events SATURDAY OCTOBER 7 Halloween@Night

7-10 p.m. Gilroy Gardens 3050 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy There will be scares and dares, tricks and treats, and plenty of spooky-but-not-too-scary night-time fun for all ages. Rides will not be in operation at night. Spooky Petting Zoo will also be open. Runs through October 31. Check website for specific days and times. www.gilroygardens.org/ gardens%40night/halloween

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12 Masks, Pumpkins and Other Spooky Creations

1:15-2:15 p.m. Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center 735 Ramona Street, Monterey Children will create their own masks, hats and props with paints, sequins, feathers and more. They will also experience the fun of painting pumpkins and faces. For ages 3-6 years (must be “potty” trained). www.monterey.org/Services/Monterey-Recreation

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13 4th Annual Pumpkin Rolling Contest

1-3 p.m. Ocean Avenue between Santa Rita to Junipero, Carmel The official pumpkin-rolling course is right down Ocean Avenue between Santa Rita to Junipero Streets. The course will be lined with hay bales and fencing to keep pumpkins from veering off track and give spectators a front row view of the heart-stopping action. www.carmelcalifornia.com/event4th-annual-pumpkin-rolling-contest_271.htm

Thomas & Percy Halloween Party 10am

Roaring Camp Railroads 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton A ticket for Thomas and Percy’s Halloween Party includes the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including sorytelling, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, and an Imagination Station with arts & crafts, a pumpkin patch and more. Runs through October 31. Check website for specific days and times. www.roaringcamp.com

Wizard School

5:30-8 p.m. Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center 735 Ramona Avenue, Monterey Attend a day in wizard school. Mix up some magical experiments. Make an official wizard’s hat and enjoy treats fresh from the cauldron. For ages 5-10 years. Please preregister. www.monterey.org/Services/Monterey-Recreation

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17 Masks, Pumpkins and Other Spooky Creations

1:15-2:15 p.m. Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center 735 Ramona Street, Monterey Children will create their own masks, hats and props with paints, sequins, feathers and more. They will also experience the fun of painting pumpkins and faces. For ages 3-6 years (must be “potty” trained). Please pre-register. www.monterey.org/Services/Monterey-Recreation

FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 YMCA Spooktacular

6:30-8:30 p.m. YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey Free Halloween festivities and snacks. www.centralcoastymca.org/locations/monterey-peninsula/ymca-ofthe-monterey-peninsula/

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20 Halloween Fantasy Weekend at the Northern California Renaissance Faire

Casa de Fruita, Pacheco Pass Highway 152, Hollister NorCalRenFaire.com The village of Willingtown gets haunted by an evil spell. Come join our townsfolk and celebrate everyone’s favorite spooky holiday. Special trick or treating for the kids.

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Prizes for the best adult and child’s costume Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Runs through October 21.

Daddy & Me Spooky Halloween Baking Class

10:30-12:30 p.m. Hilltop Park 850 Jessie Street, Monterey Here is an adorable workshop where daddies and children can spend some quality, memory-making time together baking creepy cookies, singing seasonal songs and playing ghostly games. For ages 2-4 years. Please pre-register. www.monterey.org/Services/Monterey-Recreation

Ghost Stories Bonfire

6-9 p.m. Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum 1160 Broadway Street, King City Bring a picnic blanket and gather around a blazing bonfire under the stars in San Lorenzo Park’s Haunted Forest while getting scared by stories of local hauntings and ghosts. www.mcarlm.org/

Pumpkin Plunge

1:30-3:30 p.m. Pattullo Swim Center

1148 Wheeler Street, Seaside Looking for that perfect pumpkin? Come plunge for a pumpkin at our Swim Center. Decorate your pumpkin afterwards. $7 per pumpkin. www.ci.seaside.ca.us/344/PattulloSwim-Center

SUNDAY 10/21 Max’s Dog-O-Ween Costume Contest

10:30-2:30 p.m. Carmel Plaza Shopping Center Gather up your pup in the best costume you can and get a pro from Say Woof. Petography to take a few photos, walk the runway, be entered to win prizes and the best part? Donate to a great local animal cause. www.eventbrite.com/e/maxs-dogo-ween-costumes-for-a-cause-contest-roundup-tickets-49008944071

Kick-Off 13 Days of Halloween on Santa Cruz Wharf

5-7 p.m. 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz Free hot apple cider and games, Great Pumpkin BINGO Hunt, Wharf specials for the Haunting Hours 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. & photo booth. Runs through October 31. www.cityofsantacruz.com/ Home/Components/Calendar/ Event/16942/591

MONDAY OCTOBER 22 Pumpkin Carving Workshop

6-8 p.m. Hilltop Park 871 Jessie Street, Monterey Come join us for a pumpkin carving workshop. Each child will receive their very own pumpkin to carve, decorate and take home just in time for Halloween. Open to ages 3-12. Please pre-register. http://monterey.org/Portals/0/RecreationGuide/SummerFall/SpecialEvents-SF17.pdf

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24 Masks, Pumpkins and Other Spooky Creations

1:15-2:15 p.m. Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center 735 Ramona Street, Monterey Children will create their own masks, hats and props with paints, sequins, feathers and more. They will also experience the fun of painting pumpkins and faces. For ages 3-6 years (must be “potty” trained). Please pre-register. www.monterey.org/Services/Monterey-Recreation

Annual Haunted House

6-7 p.m. Pacific Grove Library 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove

Annual spooky Haunted House for all ages. FREE. https://www.pacificgrovelibrary.org/ calendar/haunted-house-1

THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 Monster Mansions and Tricky Treats (ages 3-5)

1:15-2:15 p.m. Hilltop Park 871 Jessie Street, Monterey This one-day workshop offers students the opportunity to build a Monster Mansion. Join friends for tricky treats and ghostly stories. Enjoy creating an elaborate cookie and candy Halloween mansion that tastes great. Open to ages 3-5. Please preregister. www.monterey.org/Services/Monterey-Recreation

Kids Monster Madness Night

6-9 p.m. The Monterey Youth Center 777 Pearl Street, Monterey Don’t miss this “spooktacular” event. Parents enjoy a night out while your kids make spooky arts & crafts projects and participate in a “mini” Halloween Carnival and Costume Contest. It will be a very “bewitching” evening. Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 25. Open to ages 7-12 years. Please pre-

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YMCA Spooktacular

6:30-8:30 p.m. Salinas YMCA Family Center 117 Clay Street, Salinas Free Halloween festivities and snacks. http://www.centralcoastymca.org/

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 Tricks, Treats and Sweets

5:30-8:30 p.m. Casanova Oak Knoll 735 Ramona Avenue, Monterey Join us for a howling good time as we create creepy crafts, ghoulish goodies and play ghostly games. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.Open to ages 5-12 years. Please pre-register. www.monterey.org/Services/Monterey-Recreation

Free Family Fun Days Spooktacular

11-5 p.m. Monterey Museum of Art 559 Pacific Street Monterey SOUTH SALINAS 424-0641 • NORTH SALINAS 443-1177 • SEASIDE 899-5437 This Free Family Fun Day features all children welcome • most insurance accepted • care credit available Halloween inspired projects sure to thrill all ghouls and boys at the Monsterey Boo-seum of Art. www.montereyart.org

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7-10 p.m. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey Seatings at 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.. Tickets are $80 per adult, $40 per child (ages 3-12). Start your evening with our special Halloween Dinner. Your dinner tickets includes admission to the Halloween Dance Party, a three-course dinner and a non-alcoholic beverage. Advance reservations are required. www.montereybayaquarium.org/ visit/special-events/member-nightoctober-halloween

Point Sur Halloween Lightstation Tour

5:15-9 p.m. Point Sur Lightstation Hwy One, Big Sur An evening of ghostly fun will begin with a walking tour to the lighthouse in time to watch the sunset, then on to the Barn where a light buffet will be served. Later, Pt. Sur’s professional actor/story-teller, Kevin

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Downtown Trick-or-Treat

11-2 p.m. Oldtown Salinas Bring your kids to downtown Salinas for this family friendly event and enjoy the ease of trick or treating at your local businesses. Costume contests for kids AND adults - mark your calendar now and we’ll see you downtown.

Children’s Trick-or-Treat

2-5 p.m. Lighthouse Avenue between Reeside & David Avenue, Monterey Lighthouse District shops, restaurants, and boutiques welcome little goblins with special treats on Halloween. Dress up and come on down to Lighthouse Avenue for an afternoon full of fun and trick-ortreating. 2 p.m.-5 p.m.. Lighthouse Avenue between Reeside and David, Monterey. Free event.

Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

10-4 p.m. Downtown Pacific Grove Get a jumpstart on Halloween in Downtown Pacific Grove. It’s also a great opportunity to take your costume out for a test run. Look for the Halloween ribbons and pumpkins outside downtown businesses for free candy, goodies and live entertainment. www.pacificgrove.org/events

102nd City Birthday Party and Parade

11am Downtown Carmel Celebrate the City of Carmel-by-theSea’s birthday at the Annual Street Dance with live music, dancing and tons of fun. www.carmelcalifornia.com/event101th-city-birthday-party-parade_7. htm

102nd City Birthday Street Dance

5 p.m. Dolores Street Between 7th & Ocean Celebrate the City of Carmel-by-theSea’s birthday with live music, dancing and tons of fun.

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Halloween in the Centers

1-3 p.m. Fall Halloween crafts and other free activities. Held at the following locations: • Breadbox Recreation Center 54 North Sandborn Road, Salinas • Central Park 420 Central Avenue, Salinas • El Dorado Park 1655 El Dorado Drive, Salinas • Hebbron Family Center 683 Fremont Street, Salinas • Firehouse Recreation Center 1330 E. Alisal Street, Salinas (831) 758-7354

Zombie Night on The Santa Cruz Wharf

4-7 p.m. 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz Thriller Zombie Dance - Time TBA, Apocalypse Wharf Specials 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. and ghostly fun at the Wharf stage. www.cityofsantacruz.com

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31 Trunk-or-Treat 6:30-8 p.m.

Pesante First Baptist Church 17716 Pesante Road, Prunedale Candy, costumes and fun. Free event. www.firstbaptistprunedale.org

Pumpkin Pandemonium

2:30-4:30 p.m. Del Monte Shopping Center 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey Pumpkins, candy, costumes and more, free to the public. www.delmontecenter.com/event/ the-del-monte-shopping-center2017-events-calendar/2145485864

Halloween Bonanza

6-9 p.m. Oldemeyer Center 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside Free for youth (10 and under). Haunted House, candy bags, bounce houses, crafts and and game booths. www.ci.seaside.ca.us/512/SpecialEvents

MallStars Party in the Pumpkin Patch

5-7 p.m. Northridge Mall 796 Northridge Mall, Salinas We’ll start with decorating real pumpkins that you can take home.

Then, MallStars will compete in a scarecrow decorating contest, and enjoy snacks and plenty of giveaways. Start your trick-or-treating between 5:00-7:00 p.m. at participating mall stores. Free event. www.shop-northridge-mall.com/ events/mallstars-party-pumpkinpatch

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Downtown Santa Cruz Children’s Halloween

1:15-2:15 p.m. Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center 735 Ramona Street, Monterey Children will create their own masks, hats and props with paints, sequins, feathers and more. They will also experience the fun of painting pumpkins and faces. For ages 3-6 years (must be “potty” trained). Please pre-register. www.monterey.org/Services/Monterey-Recreation

Trick-or-Treat at Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center

4-6 p.m. 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz www.cityofsantacruz.com A host of costumed characters will hand out candy, sign autographs and provide photo opps galore for kids. Free event.

2:30-5:30 p.m. Pacific Street from Laurel to Water Street, Santa Cruz Free Halloween activities and merchant trick-or-treat. www.downtownsantacruz.com

Shoreline Community Church’s Annual Halloween Family Festival 2-5 p.m. 2500 Garden Road, Monterey Food, games & prizes. www.shorelinechurch.org

5 p.m.-9 p.m. Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center 735 Ramona Street, Monterey Show off your costume and go trickor-treating at Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center. www.monterey.org/Services/Monterey-Recreation

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Return of the Fun Facts about the Monarch Butterfly • Scientific name: Danaus plexippus • A group of monarchs is called a flutter. • Monarchs flap their wings about 5 to 12 times a second, which is about 300 to 720 times a minute. • A monarch weighs about the same amount as a paperclip. • Monarchs can produce four generations during one summer. • The caterpillar is a voracious eater, capable of consuming an entire milkweed leaf in less than five minutes. They gain about 2700 times their original weight.

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will never forget the first time my son noticed a butterfly, his eyes lit up as he watched it flutter through our front yard. Landing on the lawn, then the fence, and finally on his swing. He laughed and clapped while tottering over to it, arms outstretched like he was trying to grasp the wind. “Budderfly, Mama, budderfly,” he screeched. Butterflies create a sense of wonder and excitement from the very young to the young at heart. As Californians, and particularly as residents of Monterey Bay, we are incredibly lucky to be able to witness a phenomenon year after year, the return of the grand monarch butterfly. Monarch Migration Monarch butterflies spend their winter months (mid-October to February) in the mild climate of the California Coast. Their migration is one amazing feat in itself. Three generations of monarch butterflies will live

and die before they reach the California coast fourth and fifth find their way home to the land of their greatgreat-grandparents. The first generation of monarchs is hatched in the milkweed plant of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The second generation then hatches further up in the mountains, and the third generation spreads out into Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. The fourth generation finds their way home to the land of their greatgreat-grandparents. This whole journey lasts about a year and covers up to 3,000 miles. Where to Find Monarchs Monarch butterflies can be viewed at various sanctuaries throughout California, including Pacific Grove (Butterfly Town, USA) and Santa Cruz. The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Pacific Grove offers a short walk through a forest grove that is both wheelchair and stroller accessible. You’ll Nicole Amaral find the MonarchbyButterfly Sanctu-

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ary at 250 Ridge Rd. Pacific Grove, CA 93950 and parking is free on Ridge Rd. The sanctuary is open from sunrise to sunset with volunteer docents available from 12-3. Further information can be found at www.pgmuseum.org. In Santa Cruz, you can see the butterflies at Natural Bridges State Beach which offers a boardwalk and large viewing area to observe the monarchs. Guided tours are available Saturdays and Sundays from 11-2 mid-October through December. Natural Bridges State Beach is open 8 am to Sunset with the visitor center open 10-4. There is a $10 per vehicle parking fee, but all other activities are free. Natural Bridges is located at 2531 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 and further information can be found at www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=541. When to see Monarchs The butterflies start to turn up in October and have been known to stay until February. However, the optimal time to look at the butterflies is midOctober to December. To see the butterflies at their most active time

go between noon and 3 pm when the butterflies are warm and fluttering around. Monarchs can’t fly when the weather is under 55° or if it’s overcast. When monarchs are clustered up in the trees when it’s cold or cloudy, it may be difficult to see as they look like dead leaves or branches. Another great way to see monarchs is in your backyard! Unfortunately, butterfly populations have decreased in recent years due to habit loss, extreme weather, and herbicide spraying. By planting milkweed in your yard, you can create your butterfly garden where you can watch them anytime. Milkweed comes in 25 different varieties, so visit your local nursery to find which variety would be best for your garden to welcome back our visitors year after year. Jasmine Root grew up in Monterey County. She is a graduate of Watsonville High, San Francisco State University, and Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Jasmine is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Special Education. She resides with her husband, son, and 8 pets in Salinas.

BUTTERFLY-THEMED EVENTS Butterfly Parade and Bazaar When: Saturday, October 6, 10:30am Where: Pacific Grove The parade starts at the Robert H. Down School on Pine Avenue at 10:30 am. A Butterfly Bazaar follows the parade. For more information visit: www.pacificgrove.org Welcome Back Monarch Day When: Sunday, October 14, from 11 am-4 pm Where: Natural Bridges State Beach Participate in arts and crafts, games, or dance to live music. Parking is $10 per vehicle. For more information visit: www.parks.ca.gov Science Saturday: Magnificent Monarchs When: Saturday, November 24, from 10 am-3 pm Where: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Dress up as a butterfly, sit in a chrysalis, and learn about the beautiful butterflies. For information visit: www. pgmuseum.org

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1 monday 10:00 A.M. La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group-Seaside All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Children and babies are welcome. Faith Community Center 1460 Hilby Avenue, Seaside http://lllnorcal.org/groupsmontereypeninsulaca.html

2 tuesday 9:00 A.m. Community Day - Free Admission The Arboretum at UCSC is a research and teaching facility committed to plant conservation and

serves both the campus and the public. 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz 831-502-2998 10:00 A.m. $2 Tuesday at MY MUSEUM These reduced admission days are offered to all Monterey County residents. Bring current identification to verify your residence. Held weekly on Tuesday. 425 Washington Street, Monterey, 93940 831-649-6444 10:30 A.m. Storytime at The Farm Bring your little ones out to The Farm for a time of stories, songs, and a snack. Held every Tuesday and Wednesday. The Farm 5 Foster Road, Salinas, 93902, 831-455-2575

11:00 a.m. Preschool Stories - Prunedale Join us for stories and a craft every Tuesday at the Prunedale Branch Library. Call 663-2292 for more information. 17822 Moro Road, Salinas www.co.monterey.ca.us 11:00 a.m. Library Preschool Storytime Join us for stories and a craft every Tuesday at 11:00am. Please call 899-2055 for more information. 550 Harcourt Ave, Seaside. www.co.monterey.ca.us 6:30 P.M. Birth Center Tour Tour the birth center at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. Call to register. Held weekly on Tuesdays.

Dominican Hospital 1555, Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, 95065, 831-462-7700

3 wednesday 10:30 A.m. Storytime at The Farm Bring your little ones out to The Farm for a time of stories, songs, and a snack. Held every Tuesday and Wednesday. The Farm 5 Foster Road, Salinas, 93902, 831-455-2575 2:00 p.m. Storytime Join us for stories and a craft for youngsters every Wednesday at the Castroville Branch Library. Call 769-8724 for information. 11160 Speegle St, Castroville. www.co.monterey.ca.us 3:00 P.M. Family Fun

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10:00 a.m. Seaside Fire Department Open House Join us for a day of exciting live demonstrations, safety information, flu & immunization shots, free hamburgers & hotdogs, bounce houses & more! This is a free event open to people of all ages. 1635 Broadway Avenue, Seaside, 831-899-6790 www.ci.seaside.ca.us

1:00 pm, Monterey Wharf Birthday Celebration Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf will celebrate its 173rd Birthday with a delicious Wharf-themed birthday cake served both days at 3:00 pm. 1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, www.montereywharf.com

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10:00 am, Monterey History Fest 2018 Locations throughout the historic downtown area will offer activities over the two days - most events are free, and all are fun for the entire family. 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. www.oldmonterey.org 9:00 AM. 2018 Honor Our Fallen Run The Honor Our Fallen 5K/10K Walk & Run is a tribute to our Nation’s fallen heroes established by a Monterey County Gold Star Mother in 2013 who was passionate about bringing awareness to our members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives while Beach Range Rd, Marina, 831-649-2836 www.active.com

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6:30 PM. Orionids Meteor Shower The Orionids were created by dust grains left behind by Halley’s Comet, with approximately 20 meteors produced each hour. They tend to be fairly vivid, so it should be a good show even with the large moon shining bright. Garland Ranch Park Visitor Center, 700 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, 93924, www.mprpd.org

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10:00 am, Blessing of The Animals Its time to bark, chirp, and meow at Epiphany for the annual Blessing of the Animals. Service will be held outdoors for a pet-friendly environment. During the 10 am service your pets will be blessed and their role in your family celebrated. Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church, 425 Carmel Avenue, Marina, 831-384-6323

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12:00 p.m. Fire Prevention Safety Week Kickoff Join the Salinas Fire Department and friends as they kick off Fire Prevention Safety Week with a host of fun activities and education for the entire family. Activities, free kids’ fire helmets, and demonstrations. 796 Northridge Mall, Salinas 831- 449-7226

9:00 Am. 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off Bring your appetite and join the fun as both professional and amateur chefs work their culinary magic and compete for the title of Best Chili. Boardwalk admission is free! Just purchase a Tasting Kit to sample chili from dozens of competitors. A portion of the proceeds from Tasting Kit sales will benefit Teen Kitchen Project. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street Santa Cruz, 95060, 831-460-3342, https://beachboardwalk.com/events

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Night at Capitola Mall Join us for an all-ages afternoon of fun held on the 1st Wednesday of every month. Each Month features themed entertainment, crafts and other activities. All ages are welcome. 1855 41st Avenue, Capitola, 95010, 831-476-9616 http://shopcapitolamall.com 3:45 P.M. Wacky Wednesday Stories, games, science & more for Grades K-2. Pacific Grove Public Library 550, Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, 93950 831-648-5760 www.pacificgrovelibrary.org/calendar/wacky-wednesday-66 5:00 p.m. Storytime at Buena Vista Library Join us for stories, songs and a fun craft every Wednesday at 10am. For children 2-5 years old. Siblings are welcome. Please call 455-9699 for more information. 18250 Tara Drive, Salinas. www.co.monterey.ca.us 5:30 p.m. Sip, Bite and Turn Up the PINK Raise awareness and funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 21777 Harris Blvd., Salinas.

www.eventbrite.com 6:00 P.M. Fall Festival Resource Fair The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District extends beyond your child’s classroom and school, and the district invites you to the first ever MPUSD Fall Festival Resource Fair. 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside www.mpusd.net

4 thursday 9:00 A.m. Fort Ord National Monument Volunteer Days All projects are outdoors, including collecting native plant seeds, assisting with salamander research, removing invasive weeds, helping on habitat restoration and collecting data for grazing programs. Follow the signs from Lightfighter Drive to get to the venue. Open to all ages. For more information email: bdelgado@blm.gov or call 831-277-7690 5:30 p.m. Meals on Wheels Fall Harvest Mixer Don’t miss the Fall Harvest Mixer: “Small Bites to Beat Hunger” to benefit Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley, Inc.

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5 friday 8:30 a.m. Fall Festival: “Jeffers and the Sacredness of Place” A weekend of festivities including a Sunset celebration at Tor House Gardens, The Jeffers Talks, and a Jeffers Poetry Walk. Attendance is free but must have a ticket. 26304 Ocean View Ave., Carmel, 831- 624-1813 www.torhouse.org 11:00 A.M. Free First Friday at Natural History Museum Enjoy the Museum for free with your family on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy the intertidal touch pool and large-screen microscope, plus get a sneak-peek at the Art of Nature exhibit. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 95062 831-420-6115 5:00 p.m. First Friday at Santa cruz Museum of Art Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, dance to live music, and all-ages art activity. 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz,

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95060, 831-429-1964 5:00 p.m. First Friday Downtown Santa Cruz Each month local businesses and art galleries team up with over 100 local artists. Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, 95060, http://firstfridaysantacruz. com/category/january/ 5:00 p.m. First Friday Oldtown Salinas Galleries, shops, restaurants and other organizations in a threeblock area open their doors to visitors. 100-300 Blocks Main Street, Salinas, 831-594-1799 www.artistasunidos.org 6:00 p.m. First Friday pacific grove Shops, restaurants, and galleries in the downtown area participate. 831-655-9775, http://firstfridaypacificgrove.org

6 saturday 7:30 a.m.Plein-Air Painting We provide the scenery. You bring your own supplies. We will serve early scones and tea. Exit off Hwy 68, Spreckels Blvd, Salinas, thefarm-salinasvalley. com

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Submit a Listing This calendar is dedicated to bringing our readers the most comprehensive list of family-friendly events in the Monterey and Santa Cruz areas. If your organization or business has an event you’d like to share with our readers, go to MontereyBayParent. com, click on “events,” and click on “submit your event.” It’s easy and it’s free. Deadline to be included in the November issue is the 15th of October. 8:00 a.m. Poodle Day at The Crossroads Poodle Day benefits NorCal Poodle Rescue. It kicks off with a parade on the Crossroads Boulevard, starting at 8:00 AM for poodles, poodle mixes, human companions, and dog lovers. 250 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel. 8:45 A.M. Walk with the Docs

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Local physicians will discuss the importance of eating better and incorporating exercise into your daily routine. Palo Corona Barn, Carmel http://www.mprpd.org 8:30 A.M. Birding Walk, Elkhorn Slough Keep track of your sightings by downloading a bird sightings list from our website. Day use fee of $4.00 for each visitor, 16 years and older. Tour begins promptly and lasts 2-3 hours. Elkhorn Slough Reserve 1700 Elkhorn Road, Castroville, 9501 2, 831-728-2822 8:30 a.m. 6th Annual Native Plant Sale Let our expert staff and volunteers aid you in choosing plants to create a beautiful drought-tolerant garden that attracts birds, bees and butterflies. 500 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville, 831- 728-1156 www.watsonvillewetlands watch.org 9:00 A.M. Laguna Grande Birding Walk Join amateur birders to view waterfowl, raptors and seasonal mi-

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grants. From lakeside to wetlands to riparian surroundings, Laguna Grande Park has rich habitats and a wide array of birds to see. This program is good for the firsttime and the experienced birder. Open to ages 12 and up. Laguna Grande Park Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Seaside, 93955 www.mprpd.org 9:00 A.m. The Home Depot Kid’s Workshop All attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a certificate, an apron, and a pin. The Home Depot 1890 North Davis Road, Salinas, 93907, 831-583-0778 The Home Depot 1590 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside, 93955, 831-583-0778 9:00 a.m. Kayaking with Elkhorn Slough Foundation Elkhorn Slough is one of the best places in California to see wildlife. From your rented kayak, you’ll see seals, sea otters, and a variety of birds. 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville. www.elkhornslough.org

October Events 10:00 A.M. SPCA FAMILY WORKSHOP Learn about pets and wildlife with the experts from the SPCA. Kids of all ages and their families are invited on the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. Seaside Branch Library 550 Harcourt, Seaside, 93955 831-899-2055 10:00 A.M. Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Activities include basic bike safety, a skills course, trail rides for all ages, and a barbeque lunch. This is a free event hosted by MORCA. Ft. Ord Day Camp East Garrison & West Camp Street, Marina, 93933 http://marilynch.com/blog/takea-kid-mountain-biking-day.html 11:00 a.m. 16th Annual Harvest Feast Enjoy a fun-filled day at our picturesque winery, with tractor tours, barrel tasting, grape stomp competition, a delicious lunch, games, prizes & more. $55 for Wine Club members, $65 for general public, $15 kids 7-20, under 7 no charge. 2 Village Drive, Carmel Valley, 831- 659-8100

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wineshop.joullian.com 10:00 a.m. Annual Butterfly Parade & Bazaar Pacific Grove celebrates its heritage every October with the Butterfly Parade and Bazaar which celebrates the return of the Monarch Butterfly. Pacific Grove, 93950 www.pacificgrove.org 10:00 a.m. Seaside Fire Department Open House Join us for a day of exciting live demonstrations, safety information, flu & immunization shots, free hamburgers & hotdogs, bounce houses & more. This is a free event open to all ages. 1635 Broadway Avenue, Seaside, 831-899-6790 www.ci.seaside.ca.us 10:00 a.m. Bark For Life The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our canine caregivers. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey, 93940 www.crowdrise.com 10:00 a.m. First Saturday Book Sale The Friends Bookshop Sidewalk Sales will be held the first Saturday of each month. 10am - 3pm on the front lawn of the John Steinbeck Library. Rain postpones the sale until the second Saturday of the month. Salinas. 350 Lincoln Ave, Salinas, 93901 831-758-7311 www.salinaspubliclibrary.org 11:00 a.m. Hearts & Hands Preschool & Anthem Christian Academy’s Fall Festival Games, BBQ, farmer’s market, bounce house, candy/cake walk, and pumpkin decorating. 345 East Alvin Drive, Salinas. hhpreschool.com 11:00 A.M. Living History Days Step back to the early days of San Juan. Meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. Enjoy craft and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables and Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home. Admission adults $3.00; sixteen and under free. Sodas are additional.

For more information, call 831-623-4881 19 Franklin Street, San Juan Bautista, 95045 11:00 a.m. Read-To-A-Dog Grade school students can practice their reading with Walker, a therapy dog, and Linda, a retired teacher, every Saturday morning at Castroville Branch Library. Call 831-769-8724 for information. 11160 Speegle Street, Castroville. www.co.monterey.ca.us 11:00 a.m. Spreckels and Buena Vista Middle School Carnival Games, BBQ, cake walk, farmer’s market, and prizes. 18250 Tara Drive, Salinas 5:15 p.m. First Saturday Kathy Nielsen: Preparing for a Genealogy Field Trip The Friends of the Carmel Valley Library are honored to present their next guest speaker for the First Saturday event. Kathy Nielsen shares stories of challenge and success researching her family genealogy and then writing about it. 65 W Carmel Valley Rd Carmel Valley. www.co.monterey.ca.us 6:00 P.M. mama’s night out to unravel cancer Grab your girlfriends, dust off your little black dress and come together to raise money for Unravel Pediatric Cancer. Have some delicious appetizers, or skip those and go right to dessert. Buy some raffle tickets and enter to win some great prizes just for you. Learn more about Pediatric cancer and how coming to the event makes a difference to the 36 children who get diagnosed with cancer every day Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street Santa Cruz, 95060, 831-460-3342., https://beachboardwalk.com/events

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10:00 a.m. Blessing of The Animals Its time to bark, chirp, and meow at Epiphany for the annual Blessing of the Animals. Service will be held outdoors for a pet-friendly environment. During the 10 am service your pets will be blessed and their role in your family celebrated. Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church, 425 Carmel Avenue, Marina, 831-384-6323 12:00 p.m. Fire Prevention Safety Week Kickoff Join the Salinas Fire Department and friends as they kick off Fire Prevention Safety Week with a host of fun activities and education for the entire family. Activities, free kids’ fire helmets, and demonstrations. 796 Northridge Mall, Salinas 831- 449-7226 11:00 a.m. Pacific Grove Heritage Home Tour Yes, the Home Tour is back. Tickets will go on sale September 21st. There are 13 venues that will be part of the tour this year, with lots of fun activities at a variety of different stops. Pacific Grove www.pacificgrove.org 11:00 A.M. Guided Red-

wood Grove Walk How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer these questions and more every Saturday and Sunday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable docents will lead you through our magnificent old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the Visitors Center in the Day Use area of Henry Cowell off of HWY 9, at 101 N. Big Trees Park Road in Felton. Henry Cowell State Park 525, North Big Trees Park Road, Felton, 831-335-7077

tors and song birds. Watsonville Nature Center 30, Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville, 95076 831-768-1622 www.cityofwatsonville.org/684/ Nature-Center 2:00 P.m. CCL Family Movie Time Come view some of the best family-friendly movies. Cesar Chavez Library 615 Williams Road, Salinas, 93905, 831-758-7345 4:00 P.M. Meet the Full Moon Doulas A monthly tea to create support and learn all about our doula program. Full Moon Birth and Family Wellness Center, 701 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, 95060, 831-234-2314 www.fullmoonbirthing.com

1:00 P.m. Sunday Seaside Crafts Create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the family to share. Held weekly. Seymour Marina Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, 95060 831-459-3800

8 monday 3:30 p.m.Hawk Education w/ SPCA Wildlife Center Come meet DD, the SPCA Wildlife Center’s red-tailed hawk and learn all about this majestic bird. 625 Pacific St, Monterey, 831-646-3932 www.monterey.org/library

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Rotary causes in the local Seaside and Monterey communities. 1 McClure Way, Seaside. www.eventbrite.com 2:30 p.m. FIRE SAFETY FRIDAY MY Museum will host our favorite firefighters from the Monterey Fire Department for an hour of fire safety demonstrations, activities and a real fire engine. 425 Washington Street, Monterey. mymuseum.org

13 saturday 8:00 a.m. Monterey Walk to End Alzheimer’s Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, act.alz.org 9:00 AM. Second Saturday in Felton This is a free, family-friendly event featuring live music, popup vendors, local artisans, and more. Held the second Saturday of the month through October. Downtown Felton Highway 9, Felton, 95018 www.visitfelton.com 9:00 a.m. Tours of the Pacific Biological Labs in Monterey Born in 1897, marine biologist and ecologist Ed Ricketts was a close friend of author John Steinbeck, and was the inspiration for the “Doc” characters in many of Steinbeck’s stories, including the novel Cannery Row. 800 Cannery Row, Monterey. www.monterey.org 10:00 a.m. Cal State Monterey Bay Open House 2018 2018 Open House for Prospective Students and Families. Try Cal State Monterey Bay for a day. Check out the majors, explore the campus, and meet your future professors. 3116 Inter-Garrison Rd, Seaside. www.eventbrite.com

thefarm-salinasvalley.com 10:00 a.m. Monterey History Fest 2018 Locations throughout the historic downtown area will offer activities over the two days - most events are free, and all are fun for the entire family. Also held Sunday October 14. 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. www.oldmonterey.org 10:30 a.m. STEM Storytime Your preschooler is a scientist. Help them explore their world through books and hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities. This program is for ages 3-5. Monterey Library, 625 Pacific St, Monterey, 831-646-3932 11:30 A.M. Peter Apel at roaring camp Peter Apel Music will be providing entertainment Saturday & Sunday, Oct 13-14; Sunday, Oct 21; and Saturday & Sunday Oct 27-28. If you make it out for this fun event, please stop by the entertainment stage, say hello, and sing along. Peter’s first music set will begin approximately at 11:30 followed by additional sets throughout the day. You will also enjoy performances by juggler and magician Mr. Miraculous. Roaring Camp Railroads 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, 95018, www.roaringcamp.com 1:00 p.m. Pacific Grove Blessing of the Animals Join Rev. Dan Paul from the Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Rev. Vincent Raj from St. Mary’sby-the-Sea Episcopal church and Father Seamus O’Brien of St. Angela Merici in a community blessing for the animals event at Caledonia Park in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint of animals. Bring your dog, cat or other animal friend to Caledonia Park for a service and blessing. 141 Caledonia Ave, Pacific Grove, 93950

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2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinee Sponsored by The Friends of the Seaside Library. Free movie 10:00 a.m. Pumpkin Vases screening and popcorn. Feel free Carve your own vase and cut to bring a cushion for your chair. fresh flowers for a bouquet. This Call 831-899-2055 for details. is a messy (but fun.) project.  550 Harcourt Ave, Seaside. Please wear closed-toe shoes for www.co.monterey.ca.us picking flowers in the field.  $15 per vase.  Please RSVP.  14 sunday Exit off Hwy 68, Spreckels Blvd, Salinas. 9:00 am. Farmworker

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Reality Tour Come and meet the farmworkers that are responsible for the fruits, vegetables and nuts that most of us consume daily. Hear their stories and learn about their lives along the Central Coast of California. We will visit their “homes” and learn about the many obstacles they face in their struggle to survive and raise their families. 350 Main Street, Watsonville. www.eventbrite.com 10:00 a.m. Fiesta Del Mar Celebrating ocean conservation and Latin American traditions has never been this fun...or this delicious. So bring the whole family to enjoy the activities and the culinary delights. Monterey Bay Aquarium 886 Cannery Row, Monterey. www.montereybayaquarium.org 7:30 a.m. JDRF One Walk The Monterey Peninsula JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Ocean View Blvd. and 17th Street, Pacific Grove, www2.jdrf.org 1:00 p.m. Monterey Wharf Birthday Celebration Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf will celebrate its 173rd Birthday with activities including face painting for kids, entertainment and free birthday cake. 1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, www.montereywharf.com

18 thursday 5:30 p.m. Carmel Area Fireside Chat with Supervisor Mary L. Adams Fireside Chats with Supervisor Mary L. Adams is your chance to share your thoughts and opinions with me, your District Supervisor. 3775 Rio Road, Carmel www.eventbrite.com

20 saturday 7:30 a.m. 4th Annual Trick-or-Trot Family Fun Run The event is a fundraiser for the locally-based nonprofit, They Are One, which exists to serve vulnerable children in Monterey County, as well as orphans in Haiti. Highway 68, Salinas. www.active.com 8:00 AM. 2018 Central Coast Heart & Stroke

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Walk Registration and Festivities Begin at 8:30 am. Walk Begins at 9:00/9:45 am. Thanks to all who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. 290 Figueroa Street, Monterey. www2.heart.org 9:00 A.M. 2018 Honor Our Fallen Run The Walk & Run is a tribute to our Nation’s fallen heroes established by a Monterey County Gold Star Mother in 2013 who was passionate about bringing awareness to our members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives. Beach Range Rd, Marina, 831-649-2836 www.active.com 9:00 A.m. Santa Cruz Band Review Join us for an exciting musical parade as 55 Northern California high school and junior high school marching bands compete next to the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Marching bands will be judged in categories such as music, showmanship, and marching. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, 95060, 831-460-3342, https:// beachboardwalk.com/events 10:00 A.M. Family Playdate at the Library Families are invited to drop by and play with toys, games and puzzles, as well as coloring and simple crafts on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Seaside Branch Library 550 Harcourt, Seaside, 93955 831-899-2055 5:00 P.M. Marina Church of Christ’s 2018 Fall Festival Carnival games, prize table, snack bar and more. Marina Church of Christ 219 Cypress Avenue, Marina, 93933, 831-384-6264 6:30 P.M. Orionids Meteor Shower The Orionids were created by dust grains left behind by Halley’s Comet, with approximately 20 meteors produced each hour. They tend to be fairly vivid, so it should be a good show even with the large moon shining bright. Garland Ranch Park Visitor Center, 700 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, 93924, www.mprpd.org

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21 sunday 8:00 A.M. 5th Annual AIM for Awareness Rally The mission of the Rally is to raise awareness of youth mental health in the community, including resources and services offered by local community organizations. Ocean View Blvd. and 17th Street, Pacific Grove. aimformentalhealth.org 9:00 A.M. Kidrageous Golden Gallop The 5th Annual Kidrageous Golden Gallop in Monterey’s Custom House Plaza is an amazing day of fun for your entire family. Custom House Plaza, Monterey. www.classy.org

26 friday 11:30 a.m. 2018 YWCA Monterey County Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon This year’s luncheon features Jenna McKaye, advocate and survivor of sex trafficking. She works with Law Enforcement assisting victims and helping them back into society after trauma. 750 Cannery Row, Monterey. www.brownpapertickets.com 6:00 p.m. Holiday Story Time - Carmel Valley Branch Library Please join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun activities related to the current holiday. This program is designed for children up to four years old but children of all ages and their adults are welcome. 65 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley www.co.monterey.ca.us 5:00 p.m. ZOMBIE Prom ZOMBIE Prom The 600 Block of Broadway will be shut down for an evening of live entertainment, Dress to impress your fellow zombies. This event is recommended for teens and adults of all ages. Check with the Oldemeyer Center in Seaside for Kid-Friendly Halloween Events. 600 Block of Broadway, Seaside 831-899-6800

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27 at 7:30am It is spring and the songbirds are on their way. We will enjoy the beauty of a conserved Elkhorn Slough Foundation property as we look and listen for birds. 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville. www.elkhornslough.org

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8:00 A.M. 5th Annual Pebble Beach 2K/5K Zombie Run Run, walk, or crawl with us at the 5th Annual Pebble Beach Zombie Race and Emergency Preparedness Fair, October 27, 2018. FREE tacos, live DJ, emergency preparedness booths, and kids under 18 run. Free event. Register now at: Zombierun.svetiming.com 3101 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach.

11:00 a.M. sing a long Songs will be selected for children five and under. Everyone in the community is welcome. Bring a snack for your child. We are able to offer this class free of charge thanks to a grant from the Arts Council of Monterey County. Marina Del Mar, 3066 Lake Dr ROOM 10, Marina, 93933 www.bookeo.com/parenting

9:00 A.m. 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off Bring your appetite and join the fun as both professional and amateur chefs work their culinary magic and compete for the title of Best Chili. Boardwalk admission is free. Just purchase a Tasting Kit to sample chili from dozens of competitors. A portion of the proceeds from Tasting Kit sales will benefit Teen Kitchen Project. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street Santa Cruz, 95060, 831-4603342, https://beachboardwalk. com/events 10:30 a.m. Little Chef Join us for food-themed stories and hands-on cooking. All ingredients and utensils will be provided. This program is for ages 3-5 and participating adult. Registration is required and begins on October 1. Sign-up by calling 831-646-3933. 625 Pacific St, Monterey. root.evanced.info 10:00 a.m. Science Saturday: Bats, Spiders and Snakes Join us as we slither into the magical world of spiders, snakes and bats. Learn about these amazing animals as you visit fun and educational stations throughout the Museum. 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove. www.pgmuseum.org 2:00 P.M. Save the Whales: Land and Sea Watershed See how human actions on land flow directly to the sea, using an interactive watershed model.

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