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Haunted Hornet returns to Alameda for Halloween

Those who don’t shy away from the creepy and the ghouly are invited to jump aboard the USS Hornet, a retired aircraft carrier, to visit the Haunted Hornet.
Those who don’t shy away from the creepy and the ghouly are invited to jump aboard the USS Hornet, a retired aircraft carrier, to visit the Haunted Hornet. Robert Downs Photography

Zombies and freaks will return to the USS Hornet at the Naval Air Station in Alameda just in time for Halloween.

The decommissioned aircraft carrier will be open for haunted tours starting Saturday, Oct. 8, through Monday, Oct. 31, at 707 W. Hornet Ave.

General admission costs $30 before Oct. 22 and $35 through Oct. 31.

For details, visit scarecopro.com.

Donner Party hikes, tour

 

What: The 24th Annual Donner Party Hike offers guided walks exploring the grim history.

When: The hikes leave at different times on Saturday, Oct. 8. The walking tour departs between 8:30 and 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Where: Hikes start from different spots around the Truckee area. Sunday’s walking tour leaves from the Donner Camp Picnic Area.

Cost: $65 for each Saturday hike; $90 for a Saturday hike and Sunday walking tour

Information: donnerpartyhike.com

Big Fresno Fair starts run

 

What: The Big Fresno Fair hosts classic carnival attractions and rides.

When: Gates open at 11 a.m. from Wednesday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 16.

Where: The Big Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S. Chance Ave.

Cost: $10 adult general admission; $7 children, seniors and military

Information: www.fresnofair.com

Camino de Santiago talk

 

What: As part of the No Reservations Travel Club, Richard Peter discusses his travels along the Camino de Santiago route in Spain, a popular path for religious and nonreligious adventurists.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4

Where: Arcade Library Community Room, 2443 Marconi Ave.

Cost: Free

Information: noreservationstravelclub.blogspot.com

Italian festival in Reno

 

What: The Eldorado Great Italian Festival arrives with plenty of pasta, live music and a sauce-cooking competition.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9

Where: Eldorado Resort Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St.

Cost: Free admission. Food pricing varies between $5 to $14; $4 to purchase a bowl of pasta and taste sauces.

Information: eldoradoreno.com/event/events/eldorado-great-italian-festival

Apple harvest fest

 

What: The Apple Harvest Festival features scarecrow contests and fresh-pressed apple juice near the southern slope of Mount Shasta.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Where: Various areas along Main Street

Cost: Free

Information: mccloudchamber.com

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