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October 21, 2010

EVENTS: Halloween Ghost Train — Weekends, Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 28-31, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The 12th annual Halloween Ghost Train attraction at Griffith Park. Presented by the nonprofit Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum. The ride will depart from Scarewood Station and travel through devilish displays, an Old Western ghost town and more. Five new displays this year follow an Appalachian Mountain theme. Children must be at least 34 inches tall and all riders must be less than 350 lbs. There is a suggested donation of $7 per person, with proceeds going toward maintenance and equipment purchase. The museum is next to Travel Town, 5202 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.

Harvest Festival and Plant Fair — Oct. 22-24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Plants for sale, horticulture talks and demonstrations, and children's activities, including a costume parade at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday. Free with Gardens admission: $8 adults, $6 senior/students and $3 for children 5-12. For more information call (818) 949-4200 or visit http://www.descansogardens.org.

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Relay for Life Kick-off Ceremony — Saturday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. Attend this mini-luminaria ceremony at the northeast corner of Oceanview and Honolulu in Montrose to sign up to participate in the May 14-15, 2011 Relay for Life, which will take place at Clark Magnet School in La Crescenta to raise funds for cancer research. Teams that sign up for the Relay during the kick-off ceremony Oct. 23 will have a registration fee of $11. For more information call Relay for Life Chairman Paula Warner at (818) 269-2155.

"The Fight for the Right to Vote: Women Changing History" — Sunday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m. The La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada. This free afternoon tea and program is open to the public but reservations are required and can be made by calling Val Burgess at (818) 249-2669 or e-mailing her at valkath91214@yahoo.com.

Book-signing, author Jeff Sherratt —Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 964 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Jeff Sherratt, author of "Detour to Murder" will sign his novel.

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