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November 3, 2007 Events in California


Saturday, November 3, 2007 Events in California in early November offer concerts, festivals and tours celebrating the cultural heritage and history of California.


Our featured event today is the Wilmingtonn  Festival Anual del Chile, the annual chili pepper competition and festival that is hot. It's free, it happens every year and features hot chili peppers guaranteed to fire you up with spice. 



November 2007 Calendar Events



BISHOP - Art Walk.  4th annual fundraising art walk in downtown Bishop, featuring live music, refreshments, auction items and art featured at 6 venues. This events helps to raise money for the Inyo Council for the Arts and is open to the public. Info: 760-873-8014,


BRAWLEY - The Brawley Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off is fun. The public can purchase a tasting bowl and People's Choice Ballot for $1. Sampling starts at 10am, so you can vote for your favorite chili. Gates will open at 9am. Location: Cattle Call Arena Park in Brawley.

JOLON - An Evening in the Garden. Mission San Antonio is the location for a wine reception, hors d'oeuvres, and celebration in a fund raiser for the Mission grounds and gardens. Cost: $35/person. Location: Jolon, California. Call: (831) 385-4478


LOMPOC - Village Days. Mission La Purisima Concepcion celebrates the past with re-enactments of  traditional skills and crafts brought to La Purisima Mission by the Chumash Indians. Grinding acorns, shaping tule dolls,  making baskets, building tule houses, making stone and shell beads, arrow making and playing Chumash games are some activities. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Highway 246 near Lompoc.


LOS ANGELES - Intertribal Arts Marketplace. Head to Griffith Park for Southern California’s largest Native American art sale! More than 100 Native artists will display their pottery, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, mixed-media artwork, weavings, beadwork, woodcarvings, and cultural items. See performances by Native dancers and musicians and enjoy a variety of foods. The Autry Museum Store will be open during Intertribal Arts Marketplace hours. $12 Adults / $8 seniors, students, and children 10 and over / Free for children under 10. Time: 10 am–5 pm. Location: Adjacent to Autry National Center,   4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA.


LOS OSOS - Hollywood Nights. Food, drinks, music, raffle and photo are include  in this fund raiser for Habitat for Humanity and Hurricane Katrina victims.  Location: Sea Pines Golf Resort, Los Osos, Calif. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $75/person. Call: (805) 541-9911.


MONO COUNTY - Fall Foliage season. It lasts approx. 8 weeks through early November and is one of the world's most colorful displays of leaves changing color. Photos & information.


SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco 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. Location: Concourse Exhibition Hall, 635 8th Street , San Francisco, Ca. Call: (415) 447-3205 or visit for tickets.

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Ghost Hunt is a walking tour event that visits some of San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. The tour walks a mile on tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with beautiful historic Victorian architecture. There is one moderate hill, the pace is easy and the views are spectacular. Departing year-round, rain or starshine, from an authentic restored Victorian, the magnificent Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter, on the corner of Sutter and Octavia. Cost: $20/person. $10/under 16. Kids under 8 not recommended. Reservations not required. Walk is approx. one mile. Dress warm. Time: Begins at 7pm, ends close to 10pm and operates seven nights a week. Call: (415) 922-5590.


VACAVILLE - House of Floyd. Bay Area's finest tribute to Pink Floyd music and laser light show to astound even those who never owned a Pink Floyd record or CD. Support Contra Costa Solano Food Bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets in the lobby. Time: 8:00 pm. Location: Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687. Cost: $22 adults and $18 youth/seniors. Reserved Seating. Call: 707.449.6217 or for tickets and information. Tickets for the Vacaville show available at the VPAT Box Office 1010 Ulatis Drive in Vacaville


VACAVILLE - Holly Days Craft & Gift Faire. Join Historic Downtown Vacaville in its annual Holly Days Craft & Gift Faire. Hospitality as you shop, dine & stroll along Main Street where vendors will offer gift items featuring jewelry, holiday gift ware, woodworking and glassware to name a few. Vendor contact Cindy Anderson at 689-4900 or the DVBID office at 451-2100. Time: 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Location: Downtown Vacaville, California.


WILMINGTONFestival Anual del Chile. Hot Chili Peppers Annual Festival is “hot, hot, hot”.  The free annual festival includes different type of foods, a variety of the world’s hot peppers Fresh/ Jars, free health screenings, free gifts, Carnival Rides, Games and a variety of products, services and information. Featured hot chili peppers will include: JalapeƱo, Habanero, Serrano, Poblano, New Mexico, Thai, Cayenne, Wax, Bell Pepper, Pepperoncini, Etc. Location: J.C. PARK, Figueroa St. & Lomita Blvd., Wilmington, CA. Time: Noon – 10:00pm. Call: (818) 734-2744.


YUBA CITY -  Open House for Sikh Nagar Kirtan festival. Raising of the flag at 9 a.m.; Open House, Lunch & Seminar at 2 p.m. To honor the values of Sikhism, the public is invited to attend an annual celebration. All faiths are welcome and encouraged to meet your neighbors. There is a spectacular fireworks show, an Open House with free lunch for you and your family, a guided tour of the Temple and some great speakers. The weekend ends with the traditional Sikh parade through the streets of Yuba City on Sunday. Sikh Temple Gurdwara, 2468 Tierra Buena Road, Yuba City Ph:530-673-9918.