Planning your weekend? Here are a few fun things to do this weekend in and around Redwood City. Click on the event headline to get more info.And, of course, if you have an upcoming event you'd like to tell the community about, add it to our Events listings by going to http://redwoodcity-woodside.patch.com/events
Friday, Oct. 4Chocolate Fest
Chocolate candy, ice cream, cookie and dessert makers from the Peninsula and the entire Bay Area will offer their chocolate wares for tasting Oct. 4 and 5 at the 31st annual Chocolate Fest, sponsored by the Congregational Church of Belmont.
The tastings will be:
- Session 1, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4
- Session 2, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
- Session 3, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
Saturday, Oct. 5Peninsula Italian American Social Club Bocce Ball Tournament
Join Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre, Honoree Maureen Freschet, and the Peninsula Italian American Social Club for a little bocce! Senator Jerry Hill will also be making an appearance at this event! Starts at 8am Location: Red Morton Park, 1120 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City 94061 Cost: $15 lunch at noon for non-players
Water-Efficient Landscaping Class
Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA), Redwood City's local water agency, will team up with the city's Public Works Dept. to offer free water-efficient landscaping classes in RWC's new demonstration garden. The focus on irrigation; how to install and maintain an irrigation system.
Port of Redwood City
675 Seaport Boulevard, Redwood City 94063
A free annual celebration of Redwood City's deepwater shipping port and recreational access to the S.F. Bay on the 1st Saturday of October, brought to you by the Port of Redwood City and Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation.
The new RWC fireboat will be at PortFest Saturday and open to the public on F Dock along the public access waterfront area.
A Day of music, food and beer
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos
Sunday, Oct. 6Olive Fest
The classic rock riffs of Santana, Styx, Heart, and Fleetwood Mac will echo through the olive orchards at the 16th annual Arts & Olive Festival at Cañada College.
The festival will be held from 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, Oct. 6 on the college grounds, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.Save the Music: School-Force Fundrasier for Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
This Sunday, the Save the Music Fest will showcase top tribute bands, jazz & blues, school musicians and the Battle of the Marching Bands. Presented by Oracle and KFOX and benefiting School-Force.
11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Twin Pines Park, Belmont
In the Spirit of Lennon
7:00 p.m. Club Fox Club Fox, 2209 Broadway Street, Redwood City
Drew Harrison, the renowned "Lennon" vocalist Northern California’s premiere Beatles tribute band, The Sun Kings, performs a very special show celebrating the life and music of John Lennon.
BABY EXPO AND BABY PHOTO CONTEST
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Hillsdale Shopping Center
Learn about products, gears and fashion. Get ready for financial planning, education and health care.
BABY PHOTO CONTEST, noon - 3pm. Macy's Center Court. Newborn to two year-year olds. Free gift for all entrants, no purchase necessary.
Free. For more information call (650) 344-5200.