Vision Plan Public Workshop - San Mateo Coast/Half Moon Bay Regions
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is engaged in a comprehensive Vision Planning process and seeks your involvement. The District is convening a series of public workshops where community members will help decide which of these actions are most important. The workshops will be dynamic meetings where participants will: Learn about the identified actions in specific areas of the Open Space District; Discuss priorities with other community members; and Rate the actions and see real time results showing what the community says is most important. At Hatch Elementary School - Multipurpose Room from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Envisioning the Future of San Mateo County
The League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County and the San Mateo branch of the American Association of University Women are sponsoring a public meeting addressing the changing demographics of San Mateo County. They have invited three civic leaders to participate in a panel discussion on "Envisioning the Future of San Mateo County." Among the subjects that will be discussed are: San Mateo County's aging population. Lack of affordable housing for workers who wish to live near their jobs. Diverse makeup of the workers and their families. Effect of the recently approved Plan Bay Area on the county.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission Meeting
The regular meeting of the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. From 7 to 9 p.m. in the City Council chambers located at 2212 Beach Boulevard in Pacifica
Friday, Oct. 25
Good Shepherd Fall Fun Festival
Come in costume and enjoy an evening of Halloween fun with face painting, games, a sweet shoppe, cotton candy, jumpy houses and obstacle course and more. $1 tacos and $3 bacon wrapped hotdogs.
FESTIVAL! Dia de los Muertos
It's the Pacifica Sharp Park Library's first annual Dia de los Muertos Festival, which will include live music by the Trio Sol de America Mariachi trio, food and drink, Sugar Skull Decorating, and a Children's Area with Face Painting and a Calaveras Mask making station. Free at 6:30 p.m.
Sunset Ridge Annual Boo Fest
The Boo Fest is a community-wide event that is an annual tradition at Sunset Ridge and includes activities for the whole family. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the Halloween themed events, as well as things like the Scholastic Book Fair and raffles. For those who wear their costumes there will be a costume held parade at 7:30 pm. The haunted house is always a favorite event, and will take place in the school halls. In addition to the holiday themed events there will be games, crafts, and lots of good food including cotton candy, a bake sale and a Red Rooster food truck. Rounding out the evening events there will be a Scholastic Book Fair, and the San Mateo County Human Services Agency will have staff on hand to answer any questions people may have about their services. Admission is free.
Saturday, Oct. 26
1st Annual Pacifica Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Featuring the Bay Area's own Hawaiian Musicians and Halau. There will be an arts and crafts booth, music, cultural activities and demonstration of lei making, Lauhala weaving, hula for children and adults, chants, ukelele and more.
Rockaway Hollow at Rockaway Beach promises to be a fun free event for the whole family with trick or treating at local merchants, a parade for kids at 4 p.m. Come in your best costumes, win $50 Visa cards given for top kid costime in each age category. Pumpkin decorating and more.
Local Author Barbara Oliver Fletcher Book Signing
Local author Barbara Oliver Fletcher will be doing a book signing at the Sanchez library from 3 to 5 p.m. Her second book has recently been published, "Is That Your Cousin In The Closet?" She will also have her first book, "Is That Your Mother-In-Law Under The bed?" for signing.
Saturday, Oct. 26 & Sunday, Oct. 27
The entire Pacifica Community Center becomes a Haunted House at the 10th annual Spooktacular with fun carnival games for all ages. Come in costume and enjoy this annual Halloween tradition hosted by the City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation.
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