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Santa Clara Around Town 10/27-11/2

Santa Clara Historic Home Tour Tickets Discounted through Monday, October 31st: Tickets for the annual Santa Clara Historic Home Tour, a fundraiser for the Harris Lass Museum and other Santa Clara non-profits, are on sale now. Savings of $10 on General Admission tickets and $5 on Senior and Youth tickets are available for Early Bird tickets purchased in the month of October. This year’s tour, to be held Dec. 2, 6-10 p.m. and Dec. 3, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. will feature four private homes of various architectural styles including a Gothic Revival and a Queen Anne. The Harris Lass House, celebrating its 25th anniversary as a public museum, and decorated in a ‘Nutcracker Holiday’ theme, will also be on the tour. A bonus venue will be Mission Branch Library showcasing a photo exhibit of both its historic past and planned renovation project. Tickets can be purchases at City Light Espresso, 1171 Homestead (at Jackson across from Post Office) or online at: For more information: or call (408) 355-5944.

Costume Ball Murder Mystery- Friday, October 28th, 7-9 p.m.: Celebrate Halloween with a creepy and fun afterhours mystery at the library. There will be yummy food, decadent desserts and prizes. Including one for best costume and best sleuth. See if you can guess whodunit. So dress up and get ready for some spooky fun. Register at This is a free event for grades 7-12. Santa Clara Central Park Library- Redwood Room 2635 Homestead Road.

Halloween Costume Parade & Crafts- Monday, October 31st, 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.: The costume parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Make sure you get here early so you can show off your costume as we walk around the library. When finished, guests will make some fun Halloween-themed arts & crafts. Ages 0-5. For more information, please contact Youth Services at (408) 615-2916. Santa Clara Central Park Library- Redwood Room 2635 Homestead Road.


Children’s Halloween Party at the YAC- Monday, October 31st, 3-6 p.m.: The Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC) invites you and your family to our annual Children’s Halloween Party. We have lots of Halloween fun for kids pre-school through 5th grade, including live entertainment, Trick-or-Treat Houses, Cosmo Jumps, carnival games, arts & crafts, Pumpkin Walk, Costume Contest and much more. For more information, call the YAC at (408) 615-3760. Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC) 2450 Cabrillo Ave., Santa Clara.


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