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October 18, 2005 > Halloween haunts, harvest festivals and un-haunted Halloween activities and events in the Tri-City area

Halloween haunts, harvest festivals and un-haunted Halloween activities and events in the Tri-City area

Below is a listing of fun events in the Tri-Cities compiled by TCV.

Wednesday - Sunday until October 18
Monday - Friday October 19 - 31
Pirates of Emerson, a Halloween Adventure
7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 10 p.m. during the week
Journey back to circa 15th Century, when pirates reigned supreme. Their reincarnated remains will terrorize and fascinate all who enter. Prices are $15 for general admission and $25 for a speed pass. Not recommended for children under 13.
Pirates of Emerson
45031 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
(510) 657-2121

Fridays & Saturdays, through Oct. 31
Ardenwood's Haunted MAiZE
5 p.m.
Come join in every Friday and Saturday night when the MAiZE takes a haunted twist! Haunting starts just after dusk. Not recommended for those under 8 or faint of heart.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Fremont
(510) 562-PARK

Saturday, October 15 - Sunday, October 30
Ghost House
Monday - Thursday 6 - 9 p.m., Friday 6 - 10 p.m., Saturday 1 - 10 p.m., Sunday 1 - 9 p.m.
The event features the ever-popular Ghost House and a mini-carnival with games and treats for the whole family. This year's theme is "Scream Park" where goblins and witches will pop out of dark alleys to scare visitors. Kiddie Parade on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m.
Chadbourne Carriage House
39169 Fremont Blvd., Fremont
(Between Chili's and The Elephant Bar)

Friday - Sunday, October 21 & 22, 28 & 29
SPCRR Haunted Train
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 23 & 30 7 - 9 p.m.
Trains depart every 30 minutes. Come out to Ardenwood for an evening of Halloween fun! Ride the train through the fields and woods and join the Halloween goblins and have a hauntingly good time! This wonderful evening is designed for families with children 12 years of age and under.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Fremont
866-417-7277 for group reservations

Friday, October 21
Trick or Treat on Safety Street
6 - 7:15 p.m.
Bring your children to the safe trick or treat wonderland and gather goodies. Children 1-11 years old.
Centerville Community Center Gymnasium
3355 Country Dr., Fremont
(510) 791-4324

Saturday, October 22
Mission San Jose and Mission Valley's Halloween Carnival
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fun for all ages!
Mission Valley Elementary School
41700 Denise Street, Fremont

Saturday, October 22
Furry Friends Rescue
10 a.m.
Doggie costume contest, pumpkin carving contest and more. Registration starts at 9 a.m.
Fremont Central Park, Area A Lake Elizabeth
1100 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 794-47030

Saturday, October 22
Festival and Flea Market
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Vendors throughout the Bay Area will have items of all kinds for sale. Carnival games and pumpkin patch for the kids.
Parking Lot at James Logan High
1800 H St., Union City
(510) 471-1100

Saturday, October 22
Pirates of the Cocoabean
5:15 p.m and every 15 minutes after except 6:45
Yo ho! Avast there, ye scurvy scum of all ages and genders! Is it treasure and adventure that you be craving? Got a hankerin' in your heart for the flavors of chocolate? Join the jolly crew - the Pirates of the Cocoabean on a Halloween treasure hunt through exotic lands inhabited by ghosts, ghoulies and other familiars of All-Hallows Eve. Guided hikes last approximately 1 hour and depart every 15 minutes. Registration required. Fee: $6 per person.
Sunol Regional Park Visitor Center
Southeast end of Geary Road, Sunol
(510) 636-1684

Wednesday, October 26
Senior Halloween Dance
1 - 3:30 p.m.
Dancing and lots of fun. Cost: $3 (Gold Members), $5 (Non-members).
Ruggieri Senior Center
33997 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City
(510) 489-6629

Wednesday, October 26
Tricks and Treats Family Fun Night
6 - 8 p.m.
A "Spooktacular" evening for your entire family of witches, goblins, and ghosts! Have a hauntingly good time playing our not-so-scary carnival games, gobbling our ghoulish treats and howling with magician Brian Scott as he mystifies you with his magic while teaching important safety tips to make your Halloween devilishly delightful. (All "monsters" must be accompanied by "mummy or deaddy") Free.
Newark Community Center
35501 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(510) 742-4437

Thursday, October 27
Boo-Day Halloween Celebration
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Calling all ghouls and boos - dress up as your favorite character and discover the roots of this ancient holiday. Bring a pumpkin and carving utensils and take part in their annual gourd carve and costume parade. Fee: $6 per session (non-res. $8) Registration required.
Sunol Regional Park Visitor Center
Southeast end of Geary Road, Sunol
(510) 636-1684

Friday, October 28
Ed Levin Park - Halloween Haunt
5:30- 8 p.m.
Join park staff for a night of spooky family fun. Play games, carve pumpkins, eat s'mores and take a night hike around the pond. Meet at the Ranger Office near Spring Valley Pond. Costumes welcome. Also visit the haunted cemetery where some have experienced electronics shutting off, or starting on their own, loud moans, flashes of lights and car problems.
Ed Levin Park
3100 Calaveras Rd., Milpitas
(408) 262-6980

Friday, October 28
Weller Halloween Carnival
6 - 8 p.m.
Games, prizes, treats, and costume contest.
Weller Joseph Elementary School
345 Boulder St., Milpitas
(510) 945-2428

Friday, October 28
Aquatic Pumpkin Patch
7 - 9 p.m.
Do pumpkins float or sink? Come by the Silliman Family Aquatic Center to find out if pumpkins float or sink? Join in for an event where you can go swimming and choose a pumpkin from their watery pumpkin patch and design your own jack-o-lantern. Prices: $8.00 pre-reg (up to day before event.) or $10.00 per person at the door.
Silliman Family Aquatic Center
6800 Mowry Ave., Newark
(510) 742-4400

Saturday, October 29
17th Annual Fremont H.O.G. Haunted Halloween Event
Sign-in from 8:13 to 10:13 a.m.
Registration of $20 includes Poker Run, Coffee/Donuts, Lunch, Admission to Pirates of Emerson Haunted House, Run Pin (to the 1st 413. Proceeds from this run supports Poject S.A.V.E.
Cycle Center of Fremont
41315 Albrae St., Fremont
(510) 657-7200

Saturday, October 29
Meet us at Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory!
6 - 9 p.m.
An evening of delightful surprises (based on the movie) for children of all ages and their parents will be presented by Destiny, a local church. The event will involve exhibits, games, treats and other fun-filled activities. Step right into the world of imagination. Admission is free.
Calvary Chapel
40645 Fremont Blvd., Fremont
(510)793-2099

Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30
UnHaunted House
6 - 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.
Experience an Unusual Halloween with an unusual twist. Find out the real truth about Halloween creatures from our friendly forest creatures and their handlers. Let owls, snakes, spiders, toads and other mysterious and creepy animals tell you their tale inside the dark chambers of Sulphur Creek' s UnHaunted House. Enjoy the rest of the day with Halloween crafts, storytelling, playing great games, and roasting hotdogs or marshmallows around a campfire along with tasty treats. Tickets are for specific time slots, so be sure to sign up early and choose an alternate time. Tickets are $6 per person, children under 3 are free.
Sulphur Creek Nature Center
1801 D St., Hayward
(510) 881-6747

Saturday October 29
Halloween Craft Program
1:30 - 3 p.m.
Make Halloween decorations and crafts! Bring your imagination and prepare to have fun. All materials provided. No registration required. All ages welcome, but younger children may need parent assistance. Sponsored by the Friends of the Union City Library.
Union City Library
34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City
(510) 745-1464 ext 7

Saturday, October 29
Tiny Tots Halloween Skating Party and Costume Contest
10 a.m. - Noon
Noon - 4p
Tiny Tots costume party. Admission $5.75. Grand prize for best costume is 12 Free Tiny Tot admissions, 2nd = 6 Free, 3rd = 3 Free. For children 10 and younger. Costumed visitors must register.
Cal Skate of Milpitas
980 Los Coches St., Milpitas
(510) 946-1363

Saturday, October 29
Monster Movie Halloween Party
7 p.m.
Feature presentation of Nosferatu (the Vampire) 1922, breathtaking appetizers and other spooky surprises. $5 per person.
Edison Theater
37395 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 494-7477

Saturday, October 29
Halloween Stories & Crafts
1:30 - 3 p.m.
Children are invited to join us in the Union City Library meeting room from to hear great stories and make beautiful Halloween crafts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Union City Library, all materials are provided, so all you need to bring is your imagination. No registration is required, everyone is welcome, but younger children may need the help of a parent or older child.
Union City Library
34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City
(510) 745-1464 ext. 19

Sunday, October 30
Annual Halloween Community Carnival
3 - 7 p.m.
Join Union City Leisure Services and a city full of ghosts and goblins for a safe, spooky and fun-filled evening. Tour the haunted house, play ghoulish games, win wicked prizes and have tasty treats. It is a fun and safe Halloween alternative for families. Open to children ages 3-12 (plus parents). Advance tickets will be available starting Oct. 17.
Holly Community Center
31600 Alvarado Blve., Union City
(510) 471-6877

Sunday, October 30
Halloween Community Carnival
3 - 7 p.m.
Join Union City Leisure Services and a city full of ghosts and goblins for a safe, spooky and fun-filled evening. Tour the haunted house, play ghoulish games, win wicked prizes and have some tasty treats. It is a fun and safe Halloween alternative for families. Open to children ages 3- 12 (plus parents). Tickets can be purchased in advance starting October 17 or can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $2 per child in advance, $4 per child at the door (adults are free). For more information, about the Halloween Community Carnival, call 471-6877.
Holly Community Center
31600 Alvarado Blvd., Union City
(510) 471-6877

Sunday, October 30
Halloween Skating Party and Costume Contest
Noon - 4 p.m.
All Ages. Skating and Costume Contest. Admission $6.50 + $3 skate rental. 1st prize Skater Value Card worth $50, 2nd $25 Skater Value Card, 3rd, $10 Skater Value Card. Costumed visitors must register.
Cal Skate of Milpitas
980 Los Coches St., Milpitas
(510) 946-1363

Monday, October 31
The Family Fall Festival
Call for time
No witches, goblins, scary, violent or questionable costumes please. Bring a bag of individually wrapped candy to share per child.
Christ Community Church
1000 S Park Victoria Dr., Milpitas
(408) 262-8000 x100

Monday, October 31
Harvest Fest
5 - 10 p.m.
A free evening of fun, games, candy, desserts, and a costume contest and prizes.
Mt. Olive Ministries
1989 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas
(408) 262-0506

Monday, October 31
Trunks of Treats
6 - 8 p.m.
The church will be sponsoring a safe trick or treating event for the community. Cars will fill the parking lot with trunks full of candy, as well as a jump house for kids and some refreshments will be provided. Free.
First Presbyterian Church of Newark
35450 Newark Blvd., Newark
510-797-8811

Monday, October 31
Afternoon Children's Program
4 p.m.
This program will feature assorted cartoon shorts and special surprises. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated. A frightful meal created by Remember When will be available for under $4 including a "Halloweenie" (hot dog), chips and spooky punch. When the show is over, it is time to go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood.
Edison Theater
37395 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 494-7477

Monday, October 31
25th Annual Fall Family Festival
4:30 - 8 p.m.
A fun and safe alternative to trick or treating with interactive games, carnival booths, food, prizes, face painting, candy, giant slide, and bounce houses. Children may come in positive costumes.
Christian Community School
39700 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 651-KIDS

 
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