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April 2008 Events Calendar California


  Sunday, April 13, 2008


AUBURN -  Auburn Rodeo Weekend's Miss Auburn Stampede Horsemanship. Located at  Bar F 3 Ranch, 13355 Bell Brook Dr., Auburn, Ca 95602, admission is free and the action begins at 9:30 a.m. Miss Auburn Stampede Dinner begins at 5:30 pm. at Fairgrounds. Cost for this event is $20/person and is held at Sierra Building, Gold Country Fairgrounds, Highway 49 & Fairgrounds Road, Auburn, CA. Call: (530) 889-BUCK.

BODEGA BAY - Fisherman's Festival. Blessing of the fleet, a pet parade, and live music, and teams of four build a boat with a set amount of materials in three hours and then race it across the water to victory. Location: Westside Regional Park, Bodega Bay, CA. Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: $8 general admission. Call: (707) 875-3866.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - The All American Boys Chorus - World tour choir makes its appearance in Huntington Beach.  Broadway tunes,  Beach Boys and big band are some of the themes sung in this concert. Time: 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Location: Community United Methodist Church, 6652 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

SAN FRANCISCO - West Portal Sidewalk Arts and Crafts Fair. 20th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Fair
West Portal Avenue between 15th and Ulloa, San Francisco, CA. Time: 10am-5pm. Contact Pacific Fine Arts: (209) 296-1195.

SAN PEDRO - Dance / Ballet World Premiere by San Pedro City Ballet.  World Premiere of “Door #2”; “Date”; “The Art of the Shoe” (danced to poetry by local poet Regina O'Melvany); “Covenant.” Choreography: Patrick David Bradley and Cindy Bradley. Dancers: Caroline Cypres, Wolf Bradley, Julian de Santiago, Andrew Macatrao, Gabriel Macatrao, and Juan Wing. Time: 7 pm. Location: Angels Gate Cultural Center, Gallery A, 3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA. Cost: $25 general, (Limited seating). For ticket reservations: (310) 519-0936

SUNOL - Toast of Spring on the Wildflower Train. Livermore Valley vintners host wine tasting to during a one hour excursion filled with views of California poppies, lupin and mustard wildflowers seen from a vintage train ride through Niles Canyon. Board at the old Sunol depot and travel part of the historic route of the first transcontinental railroad. The one-hour round-trip excursion is about 14 miles. Suggested donation for regular trips: $10 (this event may cost more, call for details). Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Call: (925) 862-9063.

SUTTER CREEK -  2008 California Ghost Hunters Conference. The Ghost Trackers Paranormal Research Group 6th Annual California Ghost Hunters Conference brings the finest venues in California for ghost hunting. Hosting its event at the small mining town of Sutter Creek, this location was chosen for its' incredible gold mining history and its' ghostly activity. There will be three days of networking with ghost hunters from around the country, a cocktail reception, hands-on workshops teaching fundamentals and advanced paranormal research. In addition, there will be investigations in a dilapidating, three-story, dangerously scary castle hidden in the gold mining foothills, as well as a Sutter Creek landmark. All-inclusive admission to events is $150/person. Registration to the greatest paranormal conference of the year is limited. Time: 11 am. Location: Days Inn - Sutter Creek, 271 Hanford Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685.  Call: (408) 244-8331. Registration: 
"Fandango!" Early California Dance Workshop at Pio Pico State Historic Park, 6003 Pioneer Blvd., Whittier. Time: 1-4pm. Park open to public; no reservations necessary; picnics, families welcome. Historic Mission & Rancho Days costumes encouraged but not required. Donations accepted. Instructor: Mlle Irene Ujda of Yesteryears Dancers. Sponsored by Friends of Pio Pico SHP. FMI, call Docent Lady Kathleen Rabago (323) 721-3479.

WOODSIDE - Djerassi Sculpture Tour - Free tours of sculptures in a wooded mountain area last 2.5 hours and are strenuous in terrain. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside, CA 94062. Pre-registration required. Call: (650) 747-1250



WOODSIDE - Djerassi Sculpture Tour - Free tours of sculptures in a wooded mountain area are held rain or shine and once a tour begins attendees must stay with the group and remain for the duration of the tour. The Two-Mile Tours last approximately 2 1/2 hours and include approximately 15 sculptures. No picnic facilities are available for the two-mile tours and the Artists’ Barn is not included. All guests should bring drinking water and wear multiple layers of clothing and sturdy walking shoes. The tour is strenuous--trails have steep uphill and downhill hiking, totaling approximately 300 feet of elevation. Registered guests will receive additional instructions and a map to the property in advance of their scheduled tour. No pets are allowed. Two-Mile Tours (free).  All tours begin promptly at 10 a.m.  but participants must arrive by 9:45 a.m. at the entrance gate to the Program’s SMIP Ranch on Bear Gulch Road West.  Registration for Two-Mile Tours #1– #6 begins on March 4, 2008. To make reservations or for more information, please call the Djerassi Program at (650) 747-1250. Location: Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside, CA 94062. Call: (650) 747-1250




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