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Patch Weekender: Yes, There's a Football Game, But So Much More

Here are some things to do in and around Half Moon Bay this weekend.

To view Patch's complete events calendar, click here.
For details on each event, click on the link.

All Weekend:

Weekly Walker to Hazelnut Loop Trail
The Hazelnut Trail is a 4.2-mile loop trail that climbs 800 feet toward Sweeney Ridge and Montara Mountain to the east and south. You can access the trail from Weiler Ranch Road, adjacent to the Walnut Grove Group Picnic Area or from the Plaskon Nature Trail behind the visitor center. 

Saturday, Jan. 18

Docent-led nature walk at Edgewood Park
Edgewood Park docent Alf Fengler will lead this discovery hike through
some of the woodland and chaparral portions of the preserve. We will be on the lookout for early flowering plants like the Western Leatherwood (Dirca 
occidentalis) or Indian Warrior (Pedicularis densiflora).

Toque Blanche Pressure Cooking Demo

Toque Blanche chefs at the store in Half Moon Bay will be demonstrating how to use this fabulous pressure cooker. It makes easy and delicious mashed potatoes and we'll show you how. Come on by, it's going to be delicious.

17th annual Volunteer Beach Planting and Restoration Day at Pacifica State Beach in Honor of Martin Luther King Day

Volunteers are invited to help the Pacifica Beach Coalition start by cleaning Linda Mar Beach and the surrounding area on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. For the beach planting and habitat restoration join us from 10 a.m. to noon near the bike path north of the Crespi stoplight. Volunteers are needed for some planting but mostly to remove invasive weeds along the bike path. Call 650-355-1668 for more information.

Magician Gerald Joseph
Amazing sleight of hand magic and lots of audience participation.Sponsored by the Friends of the Redwood City Public Library. Redwood Shores Branch Library - 399 Marine Parkway 650.780.574

Caltrain 150th Birthday Trip

For the 54,000 daily riders who commute to and from work, Caltrain is simply mass transit. But this weekend we’ll have the opportunity to contemplate both the past and the future as Caltrain celebrates a remarkable 150 years of service. From a whistlestop trip to a community festival, the birthday bash promises something for everyone.

Bunko & Spaghetti Dinner for Charity Saturday Jan 18th 4-8pm
Dinner @ 5pm includes- Spaghetti, Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Salad, Dessert & Refreshments, Bunko @ 6pm ( Game is easy to learn). 100% of Proceeds go to Nine Lives Foundation a non profit, No Kill cat shelter and low cost spay/neuter & vaccine clinic 

Gray Whale Watching with the Oceanic Society

During each whale watching cruise Oceanic Society expert naturalists give talks on gray whales and the conservation efforts which brought them back from near extinction. These exciting and educational whale watching cruises are held on board motorized diesel vessels, from Half Moon Bay (3 hours) every Saturday and Sunday from December through mid-May. For a full list of upcoming trips out of Half Moon Bay click here. Register here or call 415-256-9941.

Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival

If you think arts education is dead, check out this festival in San Francisco. Local student musicians will perform under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. Imagine the thrill of the kids as they perform in Davies Symphony Hall. Tickets are available online.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Terry Disley’s Ocean-Brunch-Jazz-Piano!”

Come & enjoy Sunday Brunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean accompanied by Terry Disley's piano stylings ranging from Cole Porter to Jazz to Beatles, at the Miramar Beach Restaurant, every Sunday from noon-4pm. Outdoor heated patio & spectacular views make Miramar the most romantic venue on the coast

Beyond the Border Food Truck @ Hop Dogma

Come on down to Hop Dogma Brewing Co. in El Granada for beers and Beyond the Border Food Truck, offering exciting Latin American favorites such as pupusas, tacos, tortilla soup, drilled steak salads, and absolutely incredible fish tacos.

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