- Get ready for The Great Shake-Out Earthquake Drill Thursday at 10:17 a.m. You can join millions of people worldwide in practicing how to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On." The drill began in California in 2008 to encourage "the community to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your spaces (home and work) in order to prevent damage and injuries." More info here.
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- Journey of Faith Christian Community is holding its Journey Junction Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1243 Artesia Blvd. There will be a cakewalk, sack races and pie eating contest. The event also includes pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, carnival games, a climbing wall, Euro bungee jump, toddler games and a live DJ. Tickets cost $8 per person and $10 at the door. Children under two are admitted at no charge. More details are available here.
- The city's 26th Annual Family Halloween Carnival is set for Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at Manhattan Heights Park, 1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Designed for children ages 2 to 13, the carnival offers a parade and costume contest from 1-1:30 p.m. and a host of activities. Booth activities range in price from 50 cents to $2; food is available for purchase, according to the city website.
- The American Martyrs 43rd Parish Fair takes place Saturday and Sunday on school grounds at 1701 Laurel Ave. beginning at 10 a.m. each day. The popular fair includes games, prizes, a giant slide, a bounce house, petting zoo, haunted house, entertainment, silent auction, food, wine tasting, arts and crafts, and a Saturday night dinner and live auction. Information is here.