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October 2008 Event Calendar California

   

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

 

BIG SUR - The Innkeeper. Premiere of a never released documentary about Big Sur features Grandpa Deetjen. A name that conjures up many memories and colorful stories for anyone who has lived in Big Sur or has had the experience of being a guest at his fabled Big Sur Inn.  Time: 7 p.m. Call (831) 667-2574. Location: Highway 1 (1/4 mile south of Nepenthe Restaurant and 1/4 mile north of Deetjen's, Big Sur Inn in a redwood grove on the mountain side of the road). henrymiller.org

 

FULLERTON - Haunted Fullerton Walking Tour. Explore Fullerton’s ghostly history in this 2½ hour guided tour of the downtown. Tours begin at 6:00pm and include approximately 1.5 miles of walking. Tours not recommended for children under 13. Sponsored by Fullerton Museum, pre registration is required is required. Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.  Call (714) 738-6545.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Old World Village Oktoberfest with a Bavarian band, live entertainment, German foods served and beers on tap, plus the pretty "shot" girls and a large dance floor. Free admission. Location: 7571 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: ($10/person approx.). Call: (714) 895-8020. oldworld.ws

 

LATRHOP  - Dell'Osso Family Farm Pumpkin Maze. This 11th annual event includes an awesome maze to work your way out of, plus pumpkin blaster where you can shoot miniature pumpkins, Kiddie Land, Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Tractor Train, free Hay Ride, free Hay Bale Pyramid, free Speedway, free Hay Bale Labyrinth, Maze Bridges, food & fun. Cost: Free to $12.50. Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location: 501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop, CA 95330. Call: (209) 982-0833. pumpkinmaze.com

 

ORANGE - Pumpkin Patch. A huge pumpkin patch and train ride are part of the fun in this 3rd annual event that includes train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, pony rides, thousands of pumpkins and more. Admission into the pumpkin patch is FREE. Prices for other activities vary. Location: Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA. Cars are charged $3 parking. irvineparkrailroad.com

 

PASADENA - Gamble House Tour. Behind the Velvet Ropes 2½ hour  docent-led tour. Admission is $40 per person. Call: (626) 395-9783, or leave a message at 626 793-3334 ext. 10. Location: The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena CA 91103. gamblehouse.org

 

SAN DIEGO - Free Tax Seminar for Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations. Sponsored by San Diego’s Taxpayer Advocate Michelle Steel, Member of the State Board of Equalization, San Diego Assessor Greg Smith and Supervisor Greg Cox.  Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.) Location:  The


SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Ghost Hunt walking tour visits some of San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. Tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with beautiful historic Victorian architecture includes one moderate hill, in a one-mile walk with an easy pace. Departing year-round, rain or starshine, from an authentic restored Victorian, the magnificent Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter, on the corner of Sutter and Octavia. Cost: $20/person. $10/under 16. Kids under 8 not recommended. Reservations not required. Walk is approx. one mile. Dress warm. Time: Begins at 7pm, ends close to 10pm and operates seven nights a week. Call: (415) 922-5590. sfghosthunt.com


 

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