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November 17, 2007 Events in California

 

Saturday, November 17, 2007 Events in California in early November offer concerts, festivals and tours celebrating the cultural heritage and history of California.

 

Skate away your cares in San Francisco today. Embarcadero Ice Rink is open and ready for you to try out your new skatess!  Skating away, skating away, on the thin ice of a new day - Jethro Tull

 

November 2007 Calendar Events
 
SACRAMENTO - Sacramento Harvest Festival.  Costumed vendors sell handcrafted items such as glass bowls and vases, jewelry and art. Treasures that you won't find elsewhere make your holiday or personal gift buying a cinch. Time: Friday 10am -7pm, Saturday 10am -7pm, Sunday 10am -5pm. Cost: Adults: $8, Seniors (62+) $7, Youth (13-17) $4; 12 & Under Free. Tickets valid for re-entry all weekend.
WHERE: California Exposition & State Fair, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, Ca. Call: (415) 447-3205 or visit www.harvestfestival.com for tickets.

SAN FRANCISCO - Embarcadero Ice Skating and Building Lighting Ceremony. Building Lighting Ceremony. The Ceremony takes place at the Holiday Ice Rink in Embarcadero Center and will include a performance by SF Jazz All Star High School Ensemble, an ice show, a special guest performance and a spectacular pyrotechnic show dazzling the City’s skyline. Embarcadero Center’s dramatic office tower will illuminate San Francisco’s skyline with 17,000 lights.  Location: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111. Time: 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM. embarcaderocenter.com

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice skating rink is open through 1/13/08 in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights; Noon to Midnight on weekends; Special holiday hours, subject to change...call to confirm. Cost: $12-$14. Skate all you want first-come, first-serve. No in and out privileges.  Admission includes ice time and rental skates with skate sizes ranging from toddler 8 to men's 13. Location: Circle of Palms, 170 S. Market St., San Jose, California. Call: (408) 279-1775 ext. 45. sjdowntown.com

SUNSET BEACH - Sunset Gondola sunset authentic gondoliers and gondola cruises.  Peter's Landing, Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA.

 

AUBURN - Mandarin Mountain Festival - Sample the rich hills bounty of mandarins, the first crop of Placer County’s mandarins. 150 booths offer hand-crafted items and everything mandarin. Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, CA

LAGUNA BEACH -  Sawdust Winter Fantasy 2007 Festival. Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival features over 175 artists and creators with original, handcrafted gift items that include: hand blown glass, ceramics, clothing, ornaments, jewelry, painting, sculpture and so much more. Admission includes complimentary art project for all ages, entertainment, 3 outdoor caf├ęs and artist demonstrations including glass blowing. Call (949) 494-3030 Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA. Cost: $5.75/person; $4.75 seniors, $3 children 6 - 12 (under 6 free); $9 season pass for 9-day event. Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. sawdustfestival.org

LOS ANGELES -  Native Harvests and Gathering. Discover the harvest and gathering celebrations of Native American tribes from across the country. Beverly Cox, food editor for Native Peoples magazine; Nephi Craig (Navajo/White Mountain Apache), chef and founder of the Native American Culinary Association; and Dr. Rebecca Hernandez (Mescalero Apache), director of research and development for the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, take you on a culinary and cultural journey across Native America. The exhibition Picturing the People will be open during the event. Time: 7-9 pm, Griffith Park adjacent to Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA Cost: $40. Reservations required: 323.667.2000, ext. 250.

RIVERSIDE - Dickens Festival Meet and Greet. Dressing for Dickens, Clothing Workshop - Information will be provided on where to purchase costumes, make your own or assemble a costume with thrift store finds. Meet some of the characters from the Riverside Dickens Festival, take a dance lesson or learn some easy and inexpensive ways to "Dress for Dickens" and the 2008 festival. Location: Barnes & Noble, Galleria at Tyler in Riverside. Time: 1 to 3 p.m. dickensfest.com
SACRAMENTO - Sacramento Harvest Festival.  Costumed vendors sell handcrafted items such as glass bowls and vases, jewelry and art. Treasures that you won't find elsewhere make your holiday or personal gift buying a cinch. Time: Friday 10am -7pm, Saturday 10am -7pm, Sunday 10am -5pm. Cost: Adults: $8, Seniors (62+) $7, Youth (13-17) $4; 12 & Under Free. Tickets valid for re-entry all weekend.
WHERE: California Exposition & State Fair, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, Ca. Call: (415) 447-3205 or visit www.harvestfestival.com for tickets.

SAN FRANCISCO - Embarcadero Ice Skating.  Daily through January 15, 2008.  Location: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111. Ages: 3 and up. embarcaderocenter.com

SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice skating rink is open through 1/13/08 in the stately-palm court and features over 8,000 square feet of ice in an arena and circular outer rink. Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights; Noon to Midnight on weekends; Special holiday hours, subject to change...call to confirm. Cost: $12-$14. Skate all you want first-come, first-serve. No in and out privileges.  Admission includes ice time and rental skates with skate sizes ranging from toddler 8 to men's 13. Location: Circle of Palms, 170 S. Market St., San Jose, California. Call: (408) 279-1775 ext. 45. sjdowntown.com

 

 

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