As the days shorten and the temperature drops, the Anaheim Fall Festival celebrates the harvest season as it has for more than 75 years. This year, sponsors Anaheim Muzeo, Brookfield Homes, Bill Dalati, Hi-Tech Haunts, and Anaheim YMCA team up to host the annual festivities. Visitors can wander through a pumpkin patch and listen to live music while enjoying carnival games, trick-or-treating, or entering a costume contest. Guests may also catch a special appearance by Miss Anaheim Fall Festival along with some of their favorite animated characters. The Halloween Parade on October 25 shows off costumed riders, elaborately decorated floats, and one confused carload of out-of-towners trundling behind the marching band. Meanwhile at the Motel 6 Feet Under haunted house, open from Ocrober 24–November 1, ghoulish haunts await; parental discretion is advised.
Embracing the Middle Eastern culinary tradition of mezze?small plates of appetizer-like nibbles meant to be shared? Nara Bistro serves hot and cold varieties, including stuffed grapes leaves, creamy hummus, and spinach pies. Nara also serves traditional entrees such as chicken and minced beef strung along skewers on the grill and falafel tucked into sandwiches with mint and tahini. Its chefs also make classic Middle Eastern desserts, from baklava flavored with orange blossom syrup to sweet cheese-stuffed crepes. And all the dishes can be washed down with a bevy of beverages: fruit and honey smoothies, turkish coffee, and a wide selection of exotic teas populate the menu.
Currently hovering around second place in the Golden Baseball League's south division rankings, the Flyers roster boasts two of the league's top hitters: Jimmy Rohan and Tyler Keeble, both of whom are batting over .400 after 13 games. By coupling their power-hitting pulchritude with Manny Ayala's wormhole-producing fastballs and World Series winner Byung-Hyun Kim's cybernetic rocket arm, Orange County's finest are pining to unseat the Yuma Scorpions, who have dominated the division so far this season. Beyond that, the Flyers hope to repeat the magic of their 2008 season, when the team won the GBL Championship Series and got to hold Marissa Dulgar's hand while staring at the stars from her parents' porch swing.