This weekend's events (Oct. 1-2)


■ 'Autumn at Filoli'

"Autumn at Filoli" will include live music, docent-led nature hikes, Happy Birds shows and fruit tasting of rare heirloom pears, apples and grapes Saturday (Oct. 1) from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Filoli Center, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Admission is $25/$20 adults; $5 children. For more information, visit Filoli.

■ 16th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

The 16th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, featuring 8,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins on display and for sale, will be open Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 1-2) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto (across from the Art Center). For more information, visit PA Art Center.

■ Gamble Garden Community Day

Children's activities, a plant sale, horticultural resources, food, entertainment and more will be featured at Gamble Garden's Community Day on Sunday (Oct. 2) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. For more information, visit Gamble Garden.

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