Haunted in Marin
Cemetery Walking Tour
Join a docent-led tour of some noteworthy Marin cemeteries, and learn some history at the same time!
On Oct. 18, Marin historian Marcie Miller will lead a 10 a.m. tour at Pioneer Memorial Cemetery at 1007 Simmons Lane. Miller will discuss the founding leaders of Novato at the cemetery, which was founded in 1898 and originally called Sweetser Cemetery.
On Oct. 25, Miller will lead a 10 a.m. walk at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery) at 270 Los Ranchitos Road. The property is 20 acres of hilltop where participants can visit the resting sites of the first settlers of Marin County who led remarkable lives, unfortunates who fell off their horses and died, and San Quentin State Prison inmates. To name a few notables: Timothy Murphy, first naturalized citizen of Mexico and administrator of Mission San Rafael; James Miller, the first settler to come by land to Marin; and John and Maria Lucas who donated this gift of land as a Catholic Cemetery.
Learn the history, hear the stories and see how highway 101 originally passed north.
Tickets are $10 per tour. For more information, call 454-8538.
October 28 and 29 in Novato is Scream on the Green - A Fall Fair
The Novato Chamber of Commerce converts Sherman Avenue, the Civic Green and the City's Famed City Hall for this one weekend each year. City Hall is transformed into a spooky haunted house while the Civic Green is home to amazing bands and live entertainment.
October 29 from 12:00 to 3:00 Pirate Halloween Party at the Falkirk Cultural Center: Come dressed as your favorite Scallywag, eat, drink and be merry with their pirate crew. Join the Falkirk pirates for a feast to remember, a treasure hunt, and a great time! Don't forget that the Falkirk has been known to occupy resident ghosts!!! Boo
Reservations must be made
A few Marin shopping centers are offering safe Trick 'o Treating options for ghoulish collectors of treasure.
The Corte Madera Town Center will welcome goblins, superheroes, ninjas and princesses to join the fun and dress in their favorite Halloween costumes for their annual Trick or Treat Day on Sunday, October 23rd from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. There's plenty of fun in store for the whole family as the kids fill their treat bags with all kinds of goodies provided by participating Town Center merchants.
October 29 at the Bon Air Shopping Center is the annual Halloween Bash - located at 50 Bon Air Center in Greenbrae.
Center-wide trick-or-treating at shops and restaurants, pumpkin decorating, face painting, balloon twisting, live music, sidewalk specials and more.