Teenagers from 13-to-18 are invited to a free pumpkin carving event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Campbell Library. Pumpkins, carving supplies and candy will be provided. One carving from the event will win a $10 gift card. Sign-ups should be made in advance at the library’s children’s information desk, 77 Harrison Ave. For details, call 408-866-1991.
Restaurants, shops and boutiques in downtown Campbell will be welcome young children from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 for trick-or-treat fun. The event will be followed by a children’s costume party at 7 p.m. at The Courtyard on East Campbell Avenue near Therapy and Campbell Furniture Gallery. Free.
Get out your dancing shoes and get ready to hear singer and actor Rick Springfield belt out his 1980s hits including “Jessie’s Girl,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Heritage Theatre, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell. Tickets are $85. For details, call 866-2700.
Family fun is on tap for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Colt’s Creepy Carnival at the Moreland Educational Foundation Pumpkin Patch, 4835 Doyle Road, San Jose. The event, hosted by Country Lane School, will include carnival games, children’s face painting, trick-or-treating for little ones, gourmet food trucks and a movie at 7 p.m., “Monster House.” Admission is free.
Stop on by for fresh produce from local growers and while you’re there check out offerings from local craft vendors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 outdoors along Campbell Avenue in downtown Campbell. Admission is free. For details, call 408-745-7100.
A family fun craft day, “The Enchanted Forest,” devoted to fairies, trolls and other mysterious creatures is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Moreland Educational Foundation Pumpkin Patch, 4835 Doyle Road, San Jose. Admission is free.
Just in time for Halloween, the Campbell Library will be screening movie about zombies at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at 77 Harrison Ave. The film is designed for teenagers. Admission is free. For details, call 408-866-1991.
WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE
A maze of 160 rooms and complicated and intricate thrilling passageways have returned to the Winchester Mystery House, at 6:30 p.m.-midnight next weekend Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 31, 525 So. Winchester Blvd. in San Jose. Tickets are $48. Enter promo code "BANG1013" to receive a $3 off discount. Each evening, all ages are invited to dress up in their best Halloween costumes and visit the Ghirardeli Chocolate Trick or Treat Gardens, sponsored by the Ghirardeli Outlet in Milpitas. Details: 408-247-2101.
Put on your scariest outfit and head to the Sonoma Chicken Coop and Campbell Brewing Company’s Halloween Party at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at 200 E. Cambpell Ave. Music will be performed by the Degenerates. Admission is free. For details, call 408-866-2699.
Assemblyman Paul Fong, (D-Cupertino) and Campbell Mayor Evan Low are hosting an informational event focusing on how to navigate California’s new “health insurance marketplace” and sign up for insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Community Room at the West Valley Branch Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Road, San Jose. Admission is free, but reservations are required because space is limited. Register online at www.asmdc.org/members/a28/ or by phone at 408-371-2802.
This year’s theme at the Capri Elementary Fall Festival is Carnival! The fund-raising event is sponsored by the Capri Elementary PTA and starts at noon Saturday, Nov. 2. Events include arcade games, rock-climbing walls, giant slides, food booths and a silent auction. Admission is free; game and activity tickets will be sold at the door. For details, call 408-364-4260.
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