Pick out a gourd and carve a Jack-o-lantern this month while supporting Wilshire Rotary Club at a pumpkin patch at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd.
The patch is open Sat., Oct. 8 through Sun., Oct. 30. Hours are 2 p.m. until dark on weekdays, and 9 a.m. until dark on weekends.
This year, the patch has added several family-fun events on the weekends, according to Rotary organizer Wendy Clifford.
On Sat., Oct. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be complimentary face painting provided by Hollywood’s EI School of Professional Make-Up. A petting zoo and pony rides will be available on Sat., Oct. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. And a pumpkin-carving contest will be held on Sat., Oct. 29 from 1 to 2 p.m.
There will be a haunted house set up on Friday nights at the pumpkin patch, run by the Interactors, a Rotary sponsored high school club. Entry is $5 and proceeds benefit the club’s community projects.
Xmas tree lot coming
The Rotary’s Christmas tree lot will be open Fri., Nov. 25 through Fri., Dec. 23.
Proceeds from both the pumpkin patch and the Christmas tree lot benefit charities and community service projects here and abroad through the Wilshire Rotary Foundation and Rotary International Foundation.