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Through October 31 - Swank Farms Annual Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and Kiddy Corral in Hollister.Open Monday through Thursday 10am - 6pm; Friday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. For more information call 831-637-4704 or www.swankfarms.com

October 4 - Pacific Grove's Annual Butterfly Parade.Local elementary school children welcome the monarchs to Pacific Grove during this annual parade 10:30 a.m., followed by the Butterfly Bazaar behind the Robert Down School. More info: 831-646-6548 or www.pacificgrove.org

October 4 - Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf Association continues "Wharf Walks at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf" with "Squid Tales of the Monterey Baywith noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas from 10am to noon. Tours meet at the head of Old Fisherman’s Wharf (near the pink “Harbor House” store, #1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey). Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at 831-521-3304 or by email timsardine@yahoo.com. The tour is for ages 10–adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and kids are $15 (10-15 years). Group Rates are also available.

October 5 - St. Angela's Children's Center Annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tri-Tip Feast catered by Mansmith's Barbecue. Silent & live auction which include restaurants, golf, spa, hotel and vacations. For more information call 831-372-3555. St. Angela's Children Center is located at 136 8th Street in Pacific Grove.

October 6 - 10 - Rising Star Ninja Warrior Camp for Girls & Boys ages 4 - 13. Camp runs Monday through Friday 9a.m. - 3p.m. Run! Jump! Flip! Climb! Fly! Weekly rate $225 & Daily rate $50. For more information go to www.risingstargym.net or call 831-375-9335.

October 25 - 31 - The Castle of the Dead Haunted House & Pumpkin Patch in Salinas. The Castle of the Dead Haunted House & Pumpkin Patch was established in 2011 as a collaborative community event between Sun Street Centers and Salinas Girls Fastpitch. Today, the 6,000 square foot scary haunted house (Storm House located next to Rabobank Stadium in Salinas) and fairy tale outdoor pumpkin patch brings together over a 2000 community members during Halloween week and is a safe, scary, fun, and family-friendly fundraiser benefitting youth substance abuse prevention. Tickets are $12, Tickets prior to October 1, 2014; Single entry fee $11, groups of 20 people or more $10 & kids ages 8 and under $6.

Dates & Times:
Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 3pm-10pm
Sunday, October 26, 2014 – 3pm-9pm
Monday, October 27, 2014 – CLOSED
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – CLOSED
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 7pm-10pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 7pm-10pm
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 – 6pm-midnight

For more information go to http://sunstreetcenters.org/castle-of-the-dead/

October 25 - Carmel’s Birthday Party. Join Carmelites as they celebrate the city’s birthday with a parade on Ocean Avenue at 11am and barbecue at 12pm. (831) 620-2020 or www.carmelcalifornia.com

October - Big Sur River Run in Big Sur. 10K foot race and 5K walk amongst the redwoods and along the Big Sur River to benefit local charities. Start time 10 a.m. For more information call (831) 624-4112 or www.bigsurriverrun.org

October - Wild Things Nighttime Tour in Salinas. Enjoy a unique Halloween tour through Wild Things animal facility. Stroll through decorated grounds, while costumed tour guides tell myths about exotic wild animals. Refreshments follow, with a photo opportunity with ‘spooky’ Halloween animals. (831) 455-1901 or www.wildthingsinc.com

October - Historic Monterey Annual History Fest. Celebrate Monterey's rich history and explore its past. All events are free unless otherwise specified. Charitable donation $15. For more information go to www.historicmonterey.org


November 2 - AIM - Walk for Kids’ Mental Health. Let’s find cures for ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, autism, asperger... Location: Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove. Walk 2 miles from Lovers Point Park to Aquarium and back or stay at the park and enjoy the festivities. Cost: Under 18 - $10, 18 and over - $25. Free t-shirt with registration & a chance to win other prizes. Registration 8a.m. - 9a.m., Pre-Walk Program 9a.m. Walk begins at 9:15a.m. Activities & Information in the Park 10a.m. 11a.m. For more information or to register online go to www.aimformentalhealth.org

November 5 - Sugar N Spice in Salinas hosts Preschool Dance Parties the 1st Wednesday of each month. Party time 10a.m. - 11:30a.m. $14 per child, reservations are required (party is limited to 8 children). Party includes a silly hairdo, a craft & dancing! For more info go to facebook.com/sugarnspicestudios or email info@sugarnspicestudios.com

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