1. PUMPKIN CARVING
Unleash your inner artist at the Pacific Art League's free carving event this Saturday -- pumpkins provided! Tools and stencils will be provided, too. Find it at: Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto; Saturday, Oct. 22, noon to 3 p.m. Call 650-321-3891 or visit www.pacificartleague.org.
2. GRANDPA'S PUMPKIN PATCH
Pick out your favorite pumpkin at Grandpa's in Sunnyvale, the largest pumpkin patch around. Find it at: 660 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through the end of October.
3. PUMPKIN PIE
Treat yourself to a slice of delicious homemade pumpkin pie ($3.95) or a whole 9-inch pie for the family ($13.25) at our favorite downtown Palo Alto bakery: The Prolific Oven. Find it at: , 550 Waverly St., Palo Alto; Hours: Mon, 7am - 7pm; Tue - Thu, 7am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 7am to 11pm; Sun, 8am - 7pm
4. MENLO PARK PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
St. Raymond School holds its Annual Pumpkin Festival this weekend, complete with pony rides, a climbing wall, face painting, games, a haunted house and food. Find it at: St. Raymond School, 1100 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; Oct. 21-22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Kim at 650-248-7677 or email email@example.com.
5. LAHS PUMPKIN PATCH
Los Altos High School's Athletic Boosters are hosting a pumpkin patch on campus from now until Halloween. Find it at: Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos; now through Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, email Sherri Bakos at firstname.lastname@example.org.