Through Monday, Oct. 31
The Mission Valley Pumpkin Station at Westfield Shopping Center (1640 1/2 Camino Del Rio) is open now through Halloween. Pumpkin Station is set up in the parking lot of the mall and is free and fun for all ages. Attractions include two giant slides, a swing ride, ferris wheel, train ride, petting zoo, pumpkin patch and more. It is open Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday – Sunday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Visit bit.ly/2d1S2BN for more information, to purchase tickets for the various attractions and print coupons.
Benchley Weinberger $1 Day Fundraiser Sale
Saturday, Oct. 15
This sale will include clothes for kids and adults, toys, household and sporting items, tools and more — all for $1 each. Donation items will be accepted the day of the event. This event will be held at Benchley Weinberger Elementary School (6269 Twin Lake Drive, San Carlos) from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and benefits the school. Email questions to email@example.com.
Big Boys Toy Show
Saturday, Oct. 15
Join hundreds of other guys in over 5,000 square feet of vendor space in the “ultimate guy’s playground.” Presented by Sycuan Golf Resort and Broadcast Company of the Americas, this is an entire day filled with cars, motorcycles, trucks, luxury RVs, boats, Segways, the latest in hover boards, electronics, gaming, hobby crafts, home theaters and other furnishings, dozens of local sports celebrities, sports team cheerleaders and much more. Food trucks, offering pizza, seafood, tacos, ice cream and other desserts will also be on hand, as well as a craft beer garden.
Tickets $10 for adults, children under 14 free with paying adult. Proceeds go to Computers 2 San Diego Kids.
Port Pavilion at the Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive, Downtown, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. For more information, visit thebigboystoyshow.com.
Parent Connection Family Swap Meet
Sunday, Oct. 16
Parents with infants or young children as well as expecting parents will find bargains at this biannual event held at Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Admission is $2 per person and free for children under 12 and for anyone who downloads the Cose5 app to their mobile phone. The app can be found at sandiegoparent.com. Proceeds go to Parent Connection families in crisis.
San Diego Costume Guild annual costume sale
Sunday, Oct. 16
This sale will be held from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Event Center (1895 Camino Del Rio South, Mission Valley). The entrance fee is $3 for guests ages 12 and older and free for ages 11 and under. Separate vendors will display their wares with items available for cash purchase. Items for sale will include vintage clothes, props, accessories, fabric, jewelry and more. Visit bit.ly/2drfGem for more information.
FA16 The Luxe Show
Wednesday, Oct. 19
Fashion Valley Mall (7007 Friars Road, Mission Valley) is hosting a runway show featuring the season’s top trends from the mall’s retailers including: Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, John Varvatos, MaxMara, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nordstrom, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. A pre-party will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the runway show at 7:30 p.m. and a post-party hosted by Louis Vuitton running until 9 p.m. Visit bit.ly/2drfko8 to RSVP.
Mountain Health ‘Healthy Futures’ fundraising luncheon
Thursday, Oct. 20
Mountain Health is holding this fundraising luncheon at Handlery Hotel (950 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley) from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. with lunch served from noon–1 p.m. This event will raise money for a new health center in Campo. Mountain Health is working to raise $1 million for the design and construction of a 23,500-square-foot facility for primary health care services plus dental, vision, x-ray and pharmaceutical services. Tickets start at $75 per person. To RSVP contact Zabrina Weisiger at 619-445-6200, ext. 160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Oct. 29
San Diego’s only Halloween Parade returns to the College Area for the 12th year. The free, family-friendly event features a parade of ghoulish floats, unique vintage cars, costumed characters, live music and more. The parade begins on Rolando Boulevard and travels west on El Cajon Boulevard to its end on 60th Street. Tickets are being sold for seats in the parade grandstands located at a central location for the best viewing experience. Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults. The parade will be held from 10 a.m. to noon with the AfterBOO! Carnival (also free) from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the east parking lot of College Avenue Baptist Church (4747 College Ave.). The carnival will feature play structures; carnival rides and game; food vendors; live entertainment and more. Visit collegeareabid.com/boo and cabc.org/carnival for more information.
Saturday, Oct. 29
This special event aboard the Star of India will be held for one night only. Starting at 6 p.m., there will be storytelling tours every 15 minutes with the last tour at 9:15 p.m. These lantern-led tours around the ship will feature eerie legends from the Star of India’s past. “Haunted Tales” is included with paid admission to the Maritime Museum. Visit bit.ly/2drdHH3 for tickets.
‘East Side Sushi’
Monday, Oct. 31
San Diego Oasis presents this film class at their location in Mission Valley (third floor of Macy’s at 1702 Camino del Rio North) starting at 1 p.m. The film stars Diana Elizabeth Torres as an aspiring Latina chef who faces patriarchal disapproval, sexism and racial prejudice in her quest to become a sushi chef. The class fee is $12. Visit OasisNet.org for more information.