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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Coming Up: Open House for the San Mateo Country Crime Lab

Have you ever wanted to check out a crime lab? The San Mateo County Crime Lab opens for tours for two days! They decorate for Halloween and in costumes. You'll see different parts of the labs and talk with criminologists. This is a great opportunity to meet them and ask them questions about their jobs and how they got there.

WHAT: San Mateo County Crime Lab Open House

WHEN: Thursday, October 26th and Friday, October 27th from 2 - 6
Tours start every 10 minutes. No sign-up necessary.

WHERE: 50 Tower Road San Mateo

Info: Robin Foucrault at (650) 312-5307 or

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Coming Up: Bay Area Science Festival

The Bay Area Science Festival runs October 26 through November 11, with Discovery Days events all around the San Francisco Bay, like in the North Bay at the Sonoma County Fairground on October 28, at Cal State East Bay on the same day, and at AT and T Park on November 11. With more than 200 hands-on activities plus exhibits and performances, it's a lot of fun. The Discovery Days are aimed at kids 0-14.

Explorer Days include more than 20 tours, like hikes to see the San Andreas fault, with a geologist, or seeing a deep ocean exploration manufacturing center. All are hosted by scientists or engineers. As for performances, look for Radiolab and the Food Network's Alton Brown.

Some activities are adults-only, and others welcome kids. Some are free, some have a fee. Go through the schedule and see what interests you.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Coming Up: Opinion Study - $150-300

Probe Market Research is recruiting for personal finances opinion studies. They're paying $150 or $300 depending on the study, and they are 60 or 120 minutes in San Francisco. Here is the survey to see if you qualify:

When: October 19 and 20
Pay: $150 or $300
Where: San Francisco

Coming Up: Sandcastle Classic - San Francisco

This weekend, get outside for the 35th annual Sandcastle Classic, Northern California's biggest sandcastle competition. The building gets started at 11, and you can wander around watching them build while listening to live music performances. Food trucks will be on hand to feed you. The event benefits arts education for SF youth. Volunteer spots are open for some of the teams, and everyone can help build the community castle.

When: Saturday, October 14 from 11-3:30
Where: Ocean Beach at Balboa Street