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Events on October 21st, 2017

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

Annual Youth Leadership Conference

October 21: The Casa Youth Shelter and the Youth Development Program host the annual conference for youth and adults, covering issues including racial tension and responsibility, youth and drugs, gangs and violence.

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube Orange County

Weekends, September 30 – October 31: Spend your Halloween at Discovery Cube Orange County with pumpkins, slime, and costume parades!

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 17 – November 26: Hundreds of spiders are on view in the pavilion, along with scorpions and tarantulas in terrariums just outside.

Silverado Days in Buena Park

October 20-22: Bring the family and join the fun with carnival rides, games, contest, food, entertainment and raffles. Contests include the Baby Classic (Saturday, noon); Mutt Show (Sunday, noon); Pie Eating Contest, (Saturday, 1 p.m.,); and Hog Calling (Sunday, 3 p.m.).

Star Party at Griffith Observatory

October 21: Look through a large variety of professional and home-built telescopes to view the sun, planets, the moon and deep sky objects like double-stars, star clusters and nebulae.

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

September 16 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, ride the train or the ponies, jump around on haystacks or bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold or just play games and make crafts

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

Weekends, September 23 – October 29: Enjoy silly spooky shows, fun-fishy activities and photo opportunities with wacky characters.

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

October 7-31: The Los Angeles Zoo offers families and Halloween lovers a range of seasonal activities and learning opportunities at Boo at the L.A. Zoo.

Kids’ Free Month at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.

Free Train Rides at Fairview Park

Third weekends: Free model train rides are offered by Orange County Model Engineers.

PumpkinLiners in Fillmore

Weekends, October 7-29: Witches, ghouls and goblins come out to haunt at the Fillmore & Western Railway’s Ichabog pumpkin patch.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Saturdays: Take a four-hour, round-trip train ride through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley on board vintage 1930’s passenger and dining cars.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Fridays – Sundays, September 16 – October 31: Halloween-themed “Fright Fest” runs with low-scare areas for younger kids.

Brick or Treat at Legoland

September 30 and October 7, 14, 21, and 28: Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at Legoland California Resort is back with more Halloween excitement.

Dig It! Archaeology Adventures at the Skirball

Weekends: In a hands-on, simulated dig, kids experience the ancient Near East, learning methods for excavating a site and the importance of preserving archaeological artifacts.

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

October 21-22: The Pumpkin Festival offers live bands, a dj dance zone, marketplace vendors, delicious food & pumpkin treats, pumpkin beer, pumpkin painting, professional pumpkin carving and so much more!

Free Archery Instruction at El Dorado Park

Saturdays: Get pointers to improve skills, and consistent shooting technique. Equipment provided. Saturday classes include, advanced, 9 a.m. and beginner 10:30 a.m. Safety class required.

Dolby Theatre Guided Tours

Daily: See an Oscar statuette, visit the Dolby Lounge and other celebrity hot-spots, and see images from previous Academy Awards ceremonies.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through November 26: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

Through October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride ($5) around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo ($3).

Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS

October 1-31: Pick pumpkins at Spookley’s Pumpkin Patch! Pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, hop on the mini train, pan for gemstones and more!

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 21 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 13 haunted attractions, live shows, multiple scare zones, and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4D in Hollywood

October 20-31: The beloved stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who stumbles across neighboring Christmas Town and sets out to fill Santa’s big shoes. Watch in spine-tingling 4-D.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Family Films in Costa Mesa

Thursdays: Come to the library to watch and discuss a family-friendly film every week.

Bat Night in Silverado

October 21: Bat Night is a fun filled family event where local Orange County residents and visitors learn all about local bats and their importance in the ecosystem.

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze in Mission Hills

September 30 – October 31: Corn maze covers four acres of twists and turns, this year theme is “Super Farmer” with a heroic theme.

Pan For Gold Make an Adobe Brick and Arrowhead Necklaces at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Night of the Living Dead in Fullerton

October 6-29: A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while a horde of flesh-eating zombies hovers outside their door.

Oktoberfest in Anaheim

Weekends, September 22 – October 29: Gather friends and family to celebrate Oktoberfest with German food, dancing, kids’ activites and crafts.

Peltzer Farms Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

September 24-October 31: The farm features all fall activities including pumpkins, digging in the Peltzer Mine, pig races, train rides, pony rides and a petting farm.

Big Horse Feed and Mercantile Corn Maze

September 30 – October 30: Bring family and friends for old fashioned farm fun! Try your luck at the corn maze. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and maze daily; on weekends, enjoy more activities!

Fall Harvest at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

September 30 – October 31: Weekend admission includes a tractor-drawn wagon ride, corn maze and hay pyramids, Animal Center with Fun Hill, Craig’s Chicken Show, Kid’s Corral and play area, plus live bands, an animal show, pig races and photo ops in the pumpkin patch.

Kids Fairy Garden Class in Orange

First and Third Saturdays: Bring your child and their friends to The Dragonfly to create an enchanting miniature garden with the help of fairies.

Halloween and Mourning Movie Night at Heritage Square Museum in LA

October 21: Join the museum at the Square for fright-filled night of fun as they screen a classic scary movie. Guests are invited to bring a picnic and even come in costume.

Long Beach Zombie Walk

October 20-22: Join hordes of rotting revelers for Long Beach’s annual zombie outbreak, a three-day invasion of undead music and horror for all ages. Visit their website for details of the walk (all three days), music, attractions, contests, workshops, entertainment and more! Free make-up services at the Zombification Zone by award-winning special effects make-up artists from Cinema Makeup School — “Come in Alive, Leave Drop Dead Gorgeous!”

Fall Festival Days at Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk

October 7, 14, 21, and 28: Kids (14 and under) will enjoy free face painting, free balloon art, and a visit from King Putt!

Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The carousel reaches a speed of 4.5 mph.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

Drop in and Draw Saturdays in Costa Mesa

Saturdays: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a great place for kids to express themselves creatively. Good for children of all ages (must be accompanied by an adult).

Western Weekend at Underwood Farm in Moorpark

October 21-22: Come down to Underwood Family Farms for bullwhip and roping demonstrations, sidewalk-swindle card games, the Jumbo Shrimp Circus, and performances by JImmy the Banjo Cowpoke, Heide on Horse and the Billhillies.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

October 1 – November 30: Take a walk through the Garden and be on the lookout for ten festive fall stations. Each station will be decorated and have a pumpkin sign with questions about the Garden.

Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt

October 21: Bring your family and friends to celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment, with good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths.

Tidepool Walk at Crystal Cove

October 21-22: Take the family for a docent-led tidepool walk to Pelican Point and see what how many different creatures you can find. A volunteer will help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptions.

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo

October 21-22 and 28-29: Boo at the Zoo is one of the safest places for young children to trick-or-treat for Halloween taking home goodies from 10 toys/treats stations.

Bike Saturdays in Long Beach

Saturdays: Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer.

Faery Hunt Show and Halloween Party in Griffith Park

October 21: Gather your little fairies and pixies (boys and girls 2-10) and join the faery folke on a fun and gentle quest for the Fairy Royalty.

30Minute Beach Cleanup in Long Beach

Third Saturdays: Free parking, bags, gloves, door prizes and refreshments provided. Bring hat, sunscreen and comfy shoes. 10-10:30 a.m. End of Granada Avenue in Belmont Shore.

30Minute Beach Cleanup in Long Beach

Third Saturdays: Free parking, bags, gloves, door prizes and refreshments provided. Bring hat, sunscreen and comfy shoes. 10-10:30 a.m. End of Granada Avenue in Belmont Shore.

Beach Cleanup in Seal Beach

Third Saturdays: Rain or shine monthly beach clean-up. Please bring a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and closed-toed shoes; there is free parking, bags, gloves, community service certificates and hand sanitizer. 9 a.m. – noon.

Beach Cleanup in Seal Beach

Third Saturdays: Rain or shine monthly beach clean-up. Please bring a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and closed-toed shoes; there is free parking, bags, gloves, community service certificates and hand sanitizer. 9 a.m. – noon.

Weekend Kayak Tours in the Upper Newport Bay

Weekends: The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a two-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay.

Old Fire Station 27 Tour Day in Hollywood

Saturdays: Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation.

Old Fire Station 36 Tour in San Pedro

Saturdays: Old Station 36 includes remarkable LAFD apparatus, artifacts from the San Pedro area and some of the most famous fires in this part of the city, and much more.

All Ages Astronomy Club in Downey

Third Saturdays: The Columbia Astronomers welcome aspiring astronomers of all ages to join the monthly astronomy club meetings.

Annual Walk Against Drugs in Mission Viejo

October 21: The 29th annual walk travels down La Paz Road through the Oso Creek Trail to the Fair and Disaster Preparedness Expo.

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

September 9-October 28: Celebrating 47 years of family fun, this annual weekend festival features authentic German entertainment, food contests and children’s activities, including a petting zoo, game booths, bounce house and face painting.

Lakeshore Learning’s Free Saturday Workshops

October 21: Kids (3+) make a Feathered Friends Bird Feeder.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City

October 6-30: Started in 1986 by an Oregon Family, families enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, the new Capt. Billy Bones’ Jump & Fly, and a giant rocking horse (great photo op!).

Fall Carnival and Haunted Maze at Camp Fire in Long Beach

October 21: Come in costume for BBQ, craft booths and bounce house.

Hallow’s Eve Bowl Bash at Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest

October 21: Come out and shred in your costume in the craziest bowl bash around, with a new obstacle this year.

Long Beach Shakespeare Radio Series

October 20-22: LBSC’s Halloween Month celebration of Old Time Radio Horror Classics continues with “The Lodger” and “Night Must Fall.”

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Friday – Sunday: Visit a large-scale permanent craft marketplace in classic World War II-era waterside warehouses, plus creation stations, printmaking workshops, daily demonstrations, live music, special events and food trucks.

Technology Saturdays at Sam Ash Music Stores

Saturday: Join a free class every Saturday morning.

Arirang Korean Festival

October 19-22: Celebrate Korean heritage through song, dance and food including a Korean Pop contest, talent show and speech and writing contests.

Haunted Hayride in Fillmore

October 21: Creep onboard a hauntingly vintage train for a spooktacular adventure, with “Ichabod” as the destination.

Haunted Boot Hill in Irvine

October 13-14, 20-22, and 27-29: Boot Hill rises from the fog for it’s 17th year as Orange County’s most elaborate yard display.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 29 – October 31: Creatures of apocalyptic proportions are waiting in Los Angeles Haunted Hayrid, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.

Chucktober at Chuck E. Cheese’s

October 1-31: Wear your Halloween costume to any Chuck E. Cheese’s location during the month of October and receive 50 free tickets!

Haunted House Craft in San Pedro

October 20-22: Create a eerie, spooky, up-cycled haunted house! Use sticks and cobwebs to create the perfect Halloween centerpiece in the Creation Station.

Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea

October 1-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, bounce house, slide and obstacle course.

Free Historical Walking Tour at Santa Monica Pier

Saturday and Sunday: Join an hour-long tour that features fascinating stories about how the pier has changed over 100 years, the apartments over the Merry Go-Round, hidden nooks and crannies and more!

Orange County Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Orange County library system.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.

Minecraft Night for Kids, Date Night for Parents in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

City Gym Movie Series in Huntington Beach

Saturdays, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 21: Bring dinner, snacks, blankets and chairs to enjoy your favorite movies in the beautiful indoor gymnasium.

Big Air Cosmic Nights

Friday and Saturday: The lights go down, the music’s pumped up, and out come the lasers and glow lights. The full park is open to jump, climb, dance, and dodge after dark.

Beach Front Cinema in Huntington Beach

May 20, June 3, July 15, August 5 and 26, September 2, 3 and 30, October 21 : Beach Front Cinema is the perfect summer activity for the whole family. Watch top box office rated movies on the beautiful sandy beaches, under the stars.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Fountain Valley

Third Saturdays: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Fountain Valley

Third Saturdays: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

Halloween Happenings at Mt. SAC Planetarium

October 20-21: Spooky things are happening in the night sky! Embark on a journey to ghostly nebulas and scary supernovas in the planetarium!

Talk About Curing Autisum National Conference in Costa Mesa

October 20-22: TACA’s annual conference was created to educate families and the autism community with the most up-to-date research, treatments and developments from experts in the field.

Zombie Hunter Paintball Train in Fillmore

October 7-29: Passengers (10+) can shoot at moving and stationary targets and costumed characters from the train using paintballs on the one-and-a-half hour ride.

Pumpkin Train in Perris

October 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29: The Peanuts’ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express Trains depart for an adventure to the Most Sincere Pumpkin Patch where passengers are greeted by Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy.

Absolutely Halloween in Santa Monica

October 1-29: This heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy.”

Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 15 – November 4: With the heritage of making horror films for over 80 years, Universal Studios Hollywood brings the most terrifying live Halloween event in Los Angeles for brave souls ages 13+.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

September 29 – October 31: A fun place for the enire family, you’ll find a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, plus haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy the snack bar, pony ride, petting zoo, games and rides, all in a country fair atmosphere.

Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, in all shapes and sizes, plus fun activities for the kids, slides, bouncers, kiddie rides and farm animals!

The Pumpkin Factory

October 1-31: Pick just the right pumpkin and enjoy fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!

Pumpkin City in Orange County

September 30 – October 31: Pick out a pumpkin and enjoy rides, activities and game booths, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and photo opps.

Hurst Ranch Harvest Festival in West Covina

October 21: Join The Hurst Ranch for a magical garden tour, butter making, hay pitching, water pumping, farm chores, juice squeezing, pumpking picking, walnut sacking, coffee grinding, crafts, tours, antique cars exhibit, and a 1923 West Covina fire truck.

Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary in Long Beach

September 28 – November 1: Recommended for older teens and adults. Live your nightmares aboard the haunted Queen Mary and join their cast of ghouls, spirits, and the undead for an unforgettable, frighteningly authentic haunted experience.

Nominate Your Favorite for the Toy Hall of Fame

October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!

Try Out Long Beach Jr Roller Derby

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: Kids (5-17) interested in roller derby can join Long Beach Jr Roller Derby for practice.

Saturday Morning Concert Series in Santa Monica

Saturdays: Books and Cookies invite local children’s musicians and music teachers to play a Kids Concert. Concert sets last about 30 minutes, and are lively, interactive, and fun.

Junior Explorers at Columbia Memorial Space Center

Third Saturdays: A monthly workshop for children ages 6-8. Different science topics are covered each month, providing participants opportunities to explore and experiment through hands-on activities that will stimulate their natural curiosity.

Junior Explorers at Columbia Memorial Space Center

Third Saturdays: A monthly workshop for children ages 6-8. Different science topics are covered each month, providing participants opportunities to explore and experiment through hands-on activities that will stimulate their natural curiosity.

Orange Farmers Market Kids’ Club

Third Saturdays: Kids can stop by a special activity zone to learn about good health and seasonal fruits and vegetables through fun scavenger hunts, plant art, health snack-making and more.

Public Run Days at Southern California Live Steamers in Torrance

First Sunday and third Saturdays: Join Southern California Live Steamers fo their Public run days at Wilson Park.

Saturday Mornings at Children’s Book World

Saturdays: Join in on family fun with storytellers, author readings, musical performers and more.

Dodgers Stadium Tour in Los Angeles

Ongoing: This behind-the-scenes tour lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas and view the Stadium from a whole new perspective.

The Return of the Ultimate Recycling Machine at Pretend City

October 16 – November 30: The Ultimate Recycling Machine is back at Pretend City Children’s Museum. This large scale hands-on experience geared towards school-aged children combines engineering, collaboration, and sustainability.

In-N-Out Cover to Cover Program at Signal Hill Library

October 2 – November 10: Kids (4-12) sign up at the Signal Hill Library and read five books to receive a certificate for a free hamburger from In-N-Out Burger.

Wetland Warrior Clean-Up in Long Beach

Third Saturdays: Only 5% of California’s once vast coastal wetlands remain today. Join the Weekend Wetland Warrior team and help protect the critical habitat at Golden Shore Marine Biological Reserve.

Motel Six Feet Under Haunted Maze in Anaheim

October 6-31: Located across the freeway from Disneyland in Anaheim’s Business Expo Center, this haunted attraction is an actual maze.

Slightly Spooky Stories at Descanso Gardens

October 21-22 and 28-29: Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with an all new family-friendly production of stories that are funny, surprising and slightly spooky.

The Scream Zone at Del Mar Scaregrounds

September 29 – October 31: Daring kids (10+) can tour the Scream Zone’s House of Horrors, Karnevil and Haunted Hayride while parents hang out in the free lounge.

Early Bird Registration for PICK6 Youth Flag Football’s Spring Season

October 1 – November 15: Registration begins Sunday, October 1 for PICK6 Youth Flag Football’s spring season. Are you looking for a flag football league that offers excellent character building and fundamental flag-football training? Teach your child to use their brain and not just their brawn to strategically excel in football!

Gymboree Pumpkin Parade Party in Long Beach

October 21-22: Wear your costume to Gym “BOO” ree for trick-or-treating, spooky snacks, costume parade, dancing, make a trick-or-treat bag and lots of fun activities with your Gymboree friends!

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Westminster

Daily: Parents and toddlers join Sky Zone for a fun time just for them. Get access to the toddler court and foam pit!

Glow Nights at Sky Zone in Westminster

Fridays and Saturdays: All ages Glow Night Includes front of the line admission to all activities, unlimited admission to the Game Zone that includes over 20 digital games, GLOW Dunk contests and GLOW Bull Riding Contests!

Santa Ana Historical Cemetery Tour

October 21: Learn about the history of education in early Orange County, courtesy of actors from Orange County School of the Arts.

Free Harvesting Opportunities Fair at NOCCCD School of Continuing Education

October 21: Enjoy this free, family harvest festival, while learning what the North Orange County Community College District School of Continuing Education (SCE) has to offer you and your kids.

Celebrate Halloween with Vampirates at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

October 3-31: Celebrate Halloween with Pirate’s Dinner Adventure’s Vampirates. Saturday and Sunday shows features a costume contest for ghouls and goblins of all ages, a four-course feast, and a two-hour chilling show.

Alien Invasion Ghost Haunt at Calico Ghost Town

October 20-22 and 27-29: Head to Calico Ghost Town for trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, kids carnival tent, stage shows, haunted attractions and more.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Most days: Studio tours include a two-hour guided portion and self guided visit to Stage 48: Script-to-Screen (approximately three hours). Explore iconic backlots, The Archive and The Picture Car Vault.

Grace First Concert Series in Long Beach

October 21, November 12, January 21, February 11, and March 11: Join Music at the Point with a variety of family friendly artist.

Noah’s Ark after Dark A Skirball Family Sleepover in Los Angeles

October 21: Pack your PJs and your favorite stuffed animal, and spend the night aboard Noah’s Ark.

Gymnastics Sleepovers at Surf City Gymnastics

Monthly: Join a gymnastic-themed sleepover.

Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards Restore Native Habitat

First Sunday and Third Saturday: The Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards meet twice each month to restore native habitat at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. We plant and water native plants, remove non-native plants, pick up trash and other maintenance tasks.

Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards Restore Native Habitat

First Sunday and Third Saturday: The Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards meet twice each month to restore native habitat at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. We plant and water native plants, remove non-native plants, pick up trash and other maintenance tasks.

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Feathers of Fire at The Wallis

Puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, derived from the visual traditions of the region, come to life in a “live animation” on a cinema-size screen in Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic.

OC Rescue Mission Friendly Volunteering

First and Third Saturdays: Join the community and make a difference every other Saturday morning.

Family Musical Mornings with Pacific Symphony Orchestra

October 21-April 7: Join the Pacific Symphony Orchestra for fun-filled Family Musical Mornings! Enjoy family fun time together while enhancing your child’s or grandchild’s (ages 5-11) love of music.

Camp United Nations for Girls Los Angeles 2017

October 21: Celebrate United Nations Day with the Girls at Camp United Nations for Girls Los Angeles 2017! Camp United Nations for Girls is a leadership program that introduces girls (9-15) to the work of the United Nations.

Los Angeles Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.

Design Your Own Saturday at Silverado Library

Saturdays: Join the Silverado Library on Saturdays this month for drop in crafts! Parent supervision is recommended.

The Return of the Ultimate Recycling Machine at Pretend City

October 1-31: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Come out to Pretend City as you can engineer your own recycling machines!

Titanic in Photographs: The Exhibition at The Queen Mary

Through July 2018: Take a journey back in time, through the eyes of passengers who were on the Titanic.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo at the House of Blues

October 21: It’s the ultimate pop star party for kids and families! Come sing and dance along to today’s biggest hits.

Kids’ Day at the Cat House

October 21: Join the Cat House for a day centered on fun and education. Activities include scavenger hunts, train rides to go see the tigers, and more.

3-D Theatrical Presents Young Frankenstein in Cerritos

October 20-29: With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick named Igor, enjoy the hilarious story of a serious young doctor trying to escape the mad-scientist legacy of his family name.

You’re Invited to Stratford School Visitor Open House

October 21 and February 24: Visit any of the Stratford campuses, including the Mission Viejo campus, during any of their upcoming Open House events and tours.

Family Festival at the Getty Museum

October 21: Explore the art and culture of Latin America through a day of interactive fun! Make your own golden pre-Columbian treasures in a hands-on workshop, be regaled by the dance, music, and more.

Family Camp in Lakewood

October 21-22: Family Camp offers the fun and beauty of the great outdoors without the hassle.

Fashion, Music, Food and Fun in Montebello

October 21: Join the Shops at Montebello for a Fashion, Music, Food and Fun event to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Halloween Goes Hollywood with the Pacific Symphony

October 21: Celebrate Halloween with a concert featuring such frightfully fun film music as “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars,” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Footloose The Musical at The Attic Community Theater

October 20-29: Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes as the high-energy pop musical Footloose dances into the Attic.

Pumpkin Patch at Tom’s Farms

October 1-31: Take a stroll through the pumpkin patch and pick the best. Enjoy family friendly activities and concessions for purchase.

Roald Dahl’s The Witches in Rancho Cucamonga

October 14-29: This faithful adaptation of Dahl’s quirky, scary tale pits a young boy against child-hating witches who are holding a conference at an English seaside hotel.

Wonder of Dinosaurs in Redondo Beach

Daily: Educational robotic and static dinosaur displays, plus dino-themed activities including inflatable obstacles, Ride-a-T-Rex, fossil panning, maze, and more!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame in Long Beach

October 14-29: The Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company will be transforming the First Congregational Church into the Cathedral of Notre Dame for the new musical production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame where we meet and follow the tale of Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

PST Family Day: Carnival in Los Angeles

October 21: Most of the Caribbean celebrates Carnival, a two- or three-day-long explosion of music, dance, parading floats, and colorful costumes that takes place each year before Lent.

Family Night Hike Expedition at the Arboretum

October 21: Families with children (6 and under) will be hiking through the arboretum as night descends on the grounds, discovering the nocturnal creatures and the night sky!

Kids Community Peaceful Painting Workshop at Sherman Gardens

October 21: Kids (suggested ages, 8-14) are invited to join local artist Stacey Fetterman as she provides a space for children to slow down, create, play and to tap into the magic within and around them.

Halloween Film Pestival in Los Angeles

October 21: Move aside witches, ghouls, and ghosts, this Halloween is all about things that crawl, fly, and sting!

Merry Halloween at Victoria Gardens

October 21: Have an unboolievable Merry Halloween! It’s all treats and no tricks at the Victoria Gardens.

Pumpkin Party in Calabasas

October 21: In the spirit of Halloween, the Leonis Adobe Museum is holding a Pumpkin Party, featuring Halloween crafts, free pumpkins for kids, live interactive kids music, face painting, kona ice, and more.