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Diwali: Festival of lights

As the days get shorter throughout autumn, cultures around the world begin their fall celebrations. Several religions and cultures have festivals in late fall and early winter that focus on the theme of light: pagan groups celebrate Yule, Christians have Christmas, and Judaism brings us Hanukah. Leading off the season is Diwali, a grand festival of lights observed by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains.
The significance of Diwali varies according to culture and religion, but the overarching theme is good versus evil. Deepavali, the Sanskrit word from which Diwali originates, means “row of lamps. ...
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Harvest Festival

Gather your family and friends for some down home fun and take part in harvest time on the farm! On Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, Ardenwood Historical Farm will be hosting its annual Harvest Festival where visitors have an opportunity to help harvest fields of Indian corn and popcorn. Participants are compensated with a portion of their harvest; the rest is contributed as feed for the animals and livestock on the farm.


Ardenwood Harvest Festival
Oct 13 and 14 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
(510) 544-2797 www.ebparks.org
Tickets: $5 - $8

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New Story

Ghouls and goblins, witches and warlocks, the time has come once again to tempt fate by venturing into a ghostly lair with a haunting reputation; a place of history and mystery. At this location, delightful desserts can be enjoyed by both mortals disguised as princesses, monsters and skeletons satisfy bone-chilling appetites; vampires and werewolves walk side by side, openly enjoying the moonlit evenings. This eerie spot exists thanks to the combined efforts of numerous women and their families, better known as The Candle Lighters, a local organization dedicated to helping community and non-profit organizations. ...
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