Bay seniors up to test the limits of their personal panic have a number of interesting challenges this Halloween. Room Escape Adventures on Bryant Street locks you in a room where a hungry zombie is chained to the wall. Every five minutes a chain link is loosened. You have 60 minutes to get out. $28. In Japantown’s Tokyo Culture Club you can try your wits at escaping from a werewolf village. Again it’s a game where you’re lccked in a room and have to figure out the clues to free yourself. $29. If you’re taste is more outdoors you might dress warmly and check out the Fort Miley Adventure Challenge Course, obstacle courses and climbing rope ladders 50 feet into the trees, then ziplining above amazing views of ocean beach. $35.
Bay seniors with memories of the passionate political activities of their youth, will be happy to know the Make Out Room in the city is encouraging you to write righteously to the misguided powers that run our city, state and country. The first Monday of every month at their Attack of the Typewriters party, you can sit down, down a few drinks and pound out your sharp opinions on their free typewriters. Stamps, envelopes, whiteout and paper are also gratis. If you need a nudge, they’ve got reams of sample letters to inspire you. Free.
Bay seniors, where is one of the last open spaces in the City that has not changed since the days of the Spanish explorers? 10 points if you said Bayview Hill. Its 46 acres, adjacent to Candlestick, are rolling and rocky with busy views of the city that has grown around it. The easy trail is paved and it’s rich in California flora and fauna including eucalyptus, oak and Islais cherry. Lizards, owls, woodpeckers and hawks abound. Also on the list of lesser known spaces is Gleneagles Golf Course, a sometimes sruffy, 3,000 yard, 9-holer in McClaren Park not to be confused with the one in Scotland. A bargain $19.