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In this month's edition: Halloween Events, Say Hello to Eric and Christine, and more!
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This month’s activity is going to be a photo challenge! Photos only count if they have been taken between October 1st, 2021 and October 31st, 2021. There will be three challenges and one extra credit option! Some challenges will be harder than others.
1. Sycamore leaf bigger than your head.
2. A natural object that is red (i.e. berries, red rocks…).
3. Scat with grapes in it.
Extra credit: A photo of you hiking in your Halloween costume.
Once you have found all three objects email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Rangers will go through them and showcase some of the most unique finds in the next Valley Wilds as well as the bulletin boards at the park entrances.
DON’T FORGET! Please leave no trace when participating in the challenge. Meaning, do not pick leaves or berries from trees, take rocks home, or pick up the scat. Thank you! Have fun out there!
Join us under the stars at the Robert Livermore Community Park as we watch Hocus Pocus! Bring your chair, blanket, and favorite snacks; movie will start around 6:30 p.m. *No registration required; open for the entire family.
Don't miss out on all of the fun we have planned for the day. To celebrate Halloween LARPD style, come swim with the pumpkins at our Pool Pumpkin Patch & Splash at the Robert Livermore Aquatics Center from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Entrance fee includes recreation swim and a pumpkin to decorate; Entrance fee per person: $10. Once you're done swimming, join us at our Movie in the Park at 6:30 p.m. Fun for the entire family! For more information or to register, call (925)373-5700 or register online.
Bring the entire family and swim with the pumpkins on Saturday, October 30th from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Entrance fee includes recreation swim and a pumpkin to decorate. Once the swimming is over, head on over to our Movie in the Park at the Robert Livermore Community Park to watch Hocus Pocus; the movie will start around 6:30 p.m. Don't forget your chair, blanket, and favorite snacks! Come celebrate Halloween with us. To register or for more information, call (925)373-5700, or you can register online.
Join us under the stars at the Robert Livermore Community Park as we watch Hocus Pocus! Bring your chair, blanket, and favorite snacks; movie will start around 6:30 p.m. *No registration required to attend; open for the entire family.
Eric Whiteside has been a long-time LARPD participant and employee, "I grew up in Livermore, and have been lucky enough to attend LARPD programs since I was old enough to enroll. Fast-forward, I have been working for Open Space for the last 14 years and am very proud to now be working as a full-time Interpreter, developing and leading the very programs that shaped me as a child!" Whiteside recalled.
Christine Cardosi joins LARPD from the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. "I am incredibly excited to be joining the team in serving the Livermore Area community! As a California native coming from a background in biology, art, and interpretation, I'm deeply curious about the natural world, and am in my happy place when I'm helping connect others to it (ideally with a salamander or wildflower nearby)."
Community Services Manager, Jill Kirk, shared her excitement about the new positions. "Eric and Christine both bring extensive knowledge, passion, and expertise. We're thrilled about the impact they will have educating and sharing the natural world with the park visitors, schools, and the community."
Eric and Christine will be leading programs throughout the year including Science Camp beginning on October 13 (MORE INFO). Whiteside invited the community to, "Join our outdoor science lab as we use discussion, experimentation and fun to learn all about life underground. Plant roots, mycelium, caves and any organism that dwells beneath the earth."
They're also planning the annual Sycamore Scares (MORE INFO) held on Sunday, October 24 from 6 - 9 pm. Participants will join LARPD rangers and volunteers for a glimpse into the spookier side of Sycamore Grove. For those who make it back, this will be a journey of ~1.5 miles. Remember when you are signing up – the later it gets, the scarier the monsters. Under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
If you see Eric and Christine around town, be sure to stop them and say hi.