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October Events Calendar

Chelsea Clinton’s visit to Danville, a cornfield maze in Livermore, and Oakland’s Days of the Dead make up this month’s top events.



Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Expect six acres of twists, turns, and dead ends in the cornfield maze at this Livermore farm. Take home a pumpkin, or stop by during the weekend for pony rides. gmfarms.com.


Chelsea Clinton
Don’t miss former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, who will sign copies of her new book, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, & Get Going! at Rakestraw Books in Danville. rakestrawbooks.com.

Fall Into the Wild / By Jeff Robinson


Fall Into the Wild
Lindsay Wildlife Experience closes its 60th anniversary year with presentations by wildlife experts and a free community festival in Larkey Park in Walnut Creek, with food, falcon flights, and crafts for the kids. lindsaywildlife.org.


What Are You Afraid Of?
Are you hippophobic? How about aichmophobic? Just in time for Halloween, explore your deepest phobias at this spooky exhibit at the Museum on Main in Pleasanton. museumonmain.org.


Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas
Tackle issues such as Putin’s Russia and the economics of Star Wars at workshops with some of the nation’s top thinkers. berkeleyideas.com.

Days of the Dead Community Celebration / Courtesy of Oakland Museum of California


Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows’ Eve
Walnut Creek’s Company C Contemporary Ballet returns after a brief hiatus last season, with this family-friendly production about a star that brings the dead to life for one night at the Cowell Theatre in San Francisco. companycballet.org.


Days of the Dead Community Celebration
Explore the traditions surrounding death, memory, and healing at the Oakland Museum of California’s annual celebration, featuring art activities and a food market. museumca.org.

For even more events, check out Diablo’s Community Calendar at diablomag.com/calendar.

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