Attend services for a religion other than your own.
Is there anything you’d be willing to die for?
“One of the greatest advantages I have enjoyed about unplugging is being around others who are also unplugged. Considering the concept of unplugging led to a discussion and concerted effort and agreement among my closest friends to turn off and put our cell phones away when we gather together socially. Our dependency and insistence on being connected to our phones was leading to a noticeable disconnect in our friendships. We were continually being interrupted, distracted, and one-upped by phone calls, or even just the buzz of a waiting message. This effort has reinforced our commitment to each other as friends, willing to devote the hour or two that we have together solely to each other to listen, share and catch up. It’s amazing how much more valued and appreciated we all feel as friends.” (E.L.O.)
This weekend we are heading to Hollywood Forever Cemetery for the biggest communal Dia de los Muertos gathering in all of California. Come dressed and painted as a walking esquelto and watch the procession of Aztec Ritual Dancers Enjoy live entertainment, and peruse the 100+ plus altars paying tribute to those we have lost. Noon to midnight; $10 (children and seniors free before 4 p.m).
Gather the kids and head to the zoo for a daytime “Boo!” Roam the San Francisco Zoo and collect candy, enjoy a puppet show or even a scary story. Even the animals will be snacking on Halloween-themed treats. Be sure not to miss the new bat exhibit inside the renovated Pachyderm Building.
For a perfectly autumnal weekend, visit Queens County Farm Museum
and catch the last weekend of the Amazing Maize Maze. You’ll be challenged to find clues and solve puzzles as you make your way through a three-acre corn maze. If you make it out before dark, stick around for the Haunted House, complete with hayrides, treats and mulled cider. Adults: $9, Children age 4-11: $5, Under 4: Free
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