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April 2008 Events Calendar California


  Sunday, April 6, 2008



CHINO - Civil War Re-enactment. Prado Regional Park 16700 S. Euclid Ave, Chino, CA 91708 Park Phone number (909) 974-4260. Park opens at 7:00 but event doesn’t open until 9:00 A.M. Two battles, living history and encampments daily, camps are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food vendors will sell food during the event. Cost: $7 parking. $8 admission; $10 weekend pass; $2 ages 12 & under, $4 weekend for kids.

CLOVIS - Table Mountain Casino Big Hat Days. Old Town Clovis annual event with 400 food and crafts booths, music in the Beverage Gardens and carnival rides. Location: Old Town Clovis, CA. Call: (559) 299-7363.

COLUSA - Colusa Western Days. Event features longhorns and quarter horses, trade shows, cowboy poetry, Dutch oven contest, and beef and BBQ chow. Glenn-Colusa Cattlewomen's 4th Annual BBQ Rib Cook-off goes from 6:30 a.m. TO 3 p.m. Entry fee: $25. Location: Colusa Fairgrounds, Hwy. 20, Colusa, CA. Cost: Free. Call: (530) 458-2641.

LONG BEACH - Garden Tours at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site. Held every 1st Sunday, March through October, guided tours of the lush grounds include information about the history of the gardens as you stroll past the vibrant flowers in bloom and delight in the refreshing citrus fragrances in the restored orchard. Some trees date back to the 1840s when John Temple, owner of the 27,000-acre Rancho from 1844-1866, started the garden. In 1931, renowned landscape architect Ralph Cornell redesigned the gardens for Llewellyn Bixby, Sr. and added more exotic plants and fruit trees. A water tower, a cast iron tallow pot from the 1840s, and an adobe horno are additional features you will explore during your tour. The Rancho is also open Wednesday – Sunday from  1 to 5 p.m. Location: Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach (One block west of Long Beach Blvd. at San Antonio Drive). Time: 2:30 p.m. Cost: Free; by reservation only. Call: (562) 570-1755.

MALIBU - Malibu Film Festival Ninth Edition. The 2008 Malibu Film Festival will screen several premieres and host lavish breach-front parties. All screenings and special events for the 9th Malibu Film Festival take place in Malibu and a portion of the film screening tickets will benefit Malibu charities.  The Festival will  screen films at MHS and around Malibu. The Festival Awards Presentation will be held on Sunday April 6th at MHS. As the sun sets over the pacific ocean, the 9th Malibu Film Festival concludes in high style with the Malibu Awards Party honoring this years award winning films and filmmakers. Malibu Awards Party is hosted at Malibu West Beach Club Sunday April 6th. To buy tickets and passes call (866) 468-3399 or go online to or For 2008 Festival sponsorship or other information go to

SAN FRANCISCO -  Grand National Rodeo.  Grand National Rodeo, Horse and Stock Show is one of California's largest, most prestigious rodeo events.  Cost: $25 -40. Location:  Cow Palace, Geneva Ave., San Francisco, CA. Call: (415) 404-4111.

SANTA ANA - Bubblefest. Guinness Book World Record Holder and Bubble Scientist, Fan Yang, appears in the limited engagement "Mega Bubble Show". Location: Discovery Science Center. Bubblefest ends April 6. Time:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult: $11.95; Child: $8.95.  Location: 2500 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92705. Call: 714-542-2823.

SANTA BARBARA -  Watershed Resource Center Family Fun Days. Create Marine Life Art with Art From Scrap, make cookies in a Solar Oven, watch "Our Synthetic Seas" DVD, listen to water-related stories, and more! Location: Watershed Resource Center, Arroyo Burro (Hendry’s) Beach, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA. Time: 12 to 4 pm. Cost: Free. Call: (805) 884-0459 x16.

SANTA ROSA - Santa Rosa Boat, RV, & Sport Show. A large Boat / RV expo includes ski and fishing boats, motorhomes, travel trailers, tent trailers, off-road vehicles, camping equipment and outdoor gear. Kids free trout fishing pond, kayak rides, pony rides, a climbing wall, and giant slide make for entertainment for the entire family. Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA Time: Fri. noon–8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Cost: $7, discounts for seniors, kids, anglers. Call: (925) 934-1580.

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.

VALLEJO -  Atonement. The film comes to the Empress Theater. Location: 330 Virginia, St. Vallejo CA 94590. Times: Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 7 pm; Friday, April 4, 2008, at 7 pm; Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 7 pm; Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 2:30 pm or 6 pm. Cost: $10 adults, $7 seniors. Call: (707) 552-2400.



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