OCT. 11 SCENE By Wendy Wall A Weekend with Oprah TV audiences have loved her for decades; now devotees have the chance to see her live in San Jose. On Nov. 14-15, Oprah Winfrey brings her empowering words of wisdom to the South Bay for a unique two-day event called “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend.” The inspirational people of all ages and backgrounds find their calling in life. The weekend kicks off on Friday with Oprah sharing her personal story on stage, followed by a daylong workshop with “life trailblazers” including best-selling author Elizabeth OCT. 11 gathering is designed to help S t a n d o u t A t t r a c t i o n s 14 South Bay Accent Gilbert, pastor and author Rob Bell, mind-body expert Deepak Chopra and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant. Expect a one-ofa kind, uplifting experience. Tickets $99-$999. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. 408/287-7070. Skating SSharks an Jose hockey enthusiasts have been anticipating a return to Sharks territory for the past five months. On Oct. 11, fans have their first chance of the season to see players in action during the home opener against the Winnipeg Jets. Subsequent matchups pit the men in teal against the Columbus Blue Jackets (Oct. 23), and the Buffalo Sabres (Oct. 25). Fans can look forward to cheering on favorites such as Joe Pavelski and Patrick Marleau and will know the season has truly begun when they witness players entering the rink through rolling fog, dim lights and the head of a giant red-eyed shark. Ticket prices vary. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. 408/999-5757. Pumpkins Min the Park ost San Jose residents are familiar with Guadalupe River Park, the three-mile stretch of land that hugs the bank of the Guadalupe River between downtown San Jose and Lightning 280. But not everyone is aware of the area’s many delights. Pumpkins in the Park, an annual harvest fair for families, is a sure way to discover all the natural wonders of this open space. The fall celebration on Oct. 11 features a pumpkin patch, children’s entertainers and carnival games. There’s even a costume parade for those who can’t resist dressing up. Visitors should plan on having a great time while learning more about this glorious asset right in our own backyard. Free. Discovery Meadow, San Carlos Street at Woz Way, San Jose. 408/298-7657. NOV. 14 & 15 PHOTO (TOP) COURTESY OF HARPO, INC.
South Bay Accent - Oct/Nov 2014
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