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Scaryland makes its way to Fremont

The Chadbourne Carriage House will transform into Scaryland: The Creepiest Place on Earth as Candle Lighters Ghost House returns on Saturday, October 10 at Fremont Hub. Get ready as the witches polish their brooms and put on their best attire to await your arrival.

Ghost House has been part of the Tri-City communitys annual Halloween tradition for more than 46 years now. Candle Lighters is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds for nonprofit groups and community based projects in Fremont, Newark, and Union City. For decades, Candle Lighters have extended their hands to a multitude of local organizations such as Abode Services, League of Volunteers, Boldly Me, Meals on Wheels, Ohlone College, Drivers for Survivors, and Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE) to name a few.

The organization raises money solely through this event. Since its inception in 1969, Candle Lighters has raised over 1.5 million dollars. With enough community participation, the organization will be able to provide more funds to help fellow nonprofits, whose services are greatly valued in the Tri-City area.

A Kiddie Costume Parade will take place on Saturday, October 24, so whip out your scariest costumes and make up. A Lights On tour is scheduled for Sunday, October 25. Admission tickets cost $3; game tickets are $0.50 each. Please call (510) 792-0207 for tickets and (510) 796-0595 for more information.

Niles Canyon makes way for pedestrians and bicyclists

An unprecedented event, the first-ever Niles Canyon Stroll and Roll will bar automotive traffic and open the two-lane, winding State Highway 84 through picturesque Niles Canyon to only pedestrians and bicyclists on Sunday, October 11. For hikers who do not want to walk the entire 6.4 miles, Niles Canyon Railway will operate a special service with train stops every two miles to pick up passengers and give weary feet a lift.

Sponsored by Alameda County Supervisors Scott Haggerty and Richard Valle who represent communities that bookend the canyon, the Stroll and Roll could attract quite a crowd. Estimates for attendance range from 1,000 people to 10,000, says Dawn Argula, Chief of Staff Operations for Supervisor Haggerty. This event provides unprecedented access to the Niles Canyon segment of SR 84 for pedestrians and bicyclists. We expect the opportunity will be irresistible to many.

The goal of the event is more than a pleasant stroll on a Sunday, explains Argula. The Stroll and Roll coincides with completion of a Niles Canyon Multi-Use Trail project feasibility study, focused on three options for a paved, 10-foot wide canyon trail for bicyclists, pedestrians, and possibly equestrians.

FamFest celebrates community

Ashland and Cherryland host a grand get-together in FamFest, the largest community event planned for the unincorporated area to celebrate its uniqueness with fun events and activities. At the top of the list is the 5K run-walk-roll thats designated E for Everyone: children, youth, adults, and seniors, as well as those with strollers and wheelchairs.

There will be something at FamFest 2015 (FF) for everyone, says Nate Miley, Alameda County Supervisor, District 4, that includes both Ashland and Cherryland. We have received tremendous support for FF from businesses, health care organizations and Bay Area sports teams, as well as a host of community-based organizations, and Alameda County agencies.

FamFest will kick-off the morning with the 5K that begins at the REACH Ashland Youth Center, followed by a day-long series of events and activities held at REACH, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Jack Holland Sr. Park, Edendale Middle School soccer field, and the Ashland Little League Field, all adjacent to each other. Miley says, FamFest will not only be a day of fun for families, but will also have more than 60 booths sponsored by community organizations who will share information about the resources and services they have available.

It's a Date!
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October 6
Health Fair for Seniors

Silliman Activity Center

October 7
Open House $

Shinn House

October 7
Library Open House

Shinn House

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Get to Know Your Medicare Options - R

Washington Hospital West Anderson Auditorium

October 7
Hayward Chamber Business Expo $

St. Rose Hospital

October 9 - October 30
Teen Night Out!

Union City Teen Center

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