Here are 3 things you need to know for today, Saturday, October 11, 2014.

1. Attend a special Star Wars-themed story time at 11 a.m. Be sure to stay for a special appearance by costumed guests from The Mandalorian Mercs!

2. Churn butter, spin wool, make a scarecrow, meet farm animals, and listen to music at Slide Ranch’s annual Harvest Fair.

3. On the hunt for that perfect costume? Trade in your old one and score a new one at a costume swap. There are three swaps today happening in Hayward, Alameda, and Daly City.

Will you attend any of these fun happenings around town? 

—Erin Lem

photo credit: Juhan Sonin via flickr