Get Out: Black History Month Observance, Pancakes and Romance on the Rails

This weekend, celebrate Black History Month, enjoy a short stack and catch a train.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit this weekend.


  • Where/When: Community Center Park 35501 Cedar Blvd. Newark; Saturday at 10 a.m.
  • Why Go: Come out to be a part of the 38th Annual Black History Month Observance presented by the City of Newark Cultural Arts Program along with the Afro-American Cultural & Historical Society, Inc. Enjoy vendors, a keynote speaker, singers, dancers, poets, a Soul Food kitchen and a health and wellness seminar at this community event.
  • Pricing: FREE

  • Where/When: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 38801 Blacow Road, Fremont; Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Why Go: The perfect way to start your Saturday! Come out to help the Newark Memorial High School choir and band raise the money for their trip to Anaheim.
  • Pricing: To purchase tickets online, click here or visit our website.


  • Where/When: Sunol Depot 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol; Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • Why Go: Looking for adventure with your sweetie? Ride the rails in romantic style while enjoying both the view and local wines paired with hors d'oeuvres.
  • Pricing: Tickets are $75 each.


  • Where/When: 43321 Christy St, Fremont; Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m.
  • Why Go: Come out to help collect donations for troops deployed overseas.
  • Pricing: FREE


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