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January Events California 2008




  Sunday, January 13, 2008




Six Trinity County wineries will be pouring their premium wines to support the Weaverville Gateway Project on Sunday, January 13, 2008 from 2 to 5 p.m. at LaGrange Cafe , in Weaverville.

The Weaverville gateway monuments are a component of the Weaverville Revitalization Plan. The monuments consists of a flat steel banner 10 feet high and 16 feet wide over a large granite rock (approximately 7’wide by 5’ high). At each end of the banner are fir trees cut out of steel plate. The two taller metal trees are 11 feet and 12 feet tall and the shorter tree is 7 feet tall. In front of the rock at the east end of town will be a mining monitor, which is symbolic of Weaverville’s historic gold rush era.

The purpose of the Gateway Monuments is to convey the unique image of Weaverville and encourage motorist to stop and enjoy the historic town; and to function as a traffic calming device by alerting motorist that they are entering town. Weaverville recently received national recognition as a “Preserve America” community. It is one of only fifteen in the State of California and one of twenty-nine in the nation to receive recognition by way of a grant. The purpose of this national program is to support community efforts of creating economic and educational opportunities through the preservation and promotion of historic and cultural resources. The Gateway Monuments Project was awarded $1,500 for lighting of the monuments, but funding for the construction and erection of the monuments is from local contributions and community fund raisers.

Donation of $17.50 presale ($20.00 at the door), includes wine tasting from six wineries, hors d’oeuvres, and a commemorative wine glass. Tickets are available at Mama Llamas, Main Street Gallery, Imaginations, LaGrange Cafe, Dragonfly Outfitters, and Zion Natural Foods in Hafork. Call David Hammer at (530) 623 5418 for will call tickets.


DEL MAR - Gem Faire. Classes, demos, and gems to adore in this popular event where you can even find jewelry repair while you wait! Time: FRI: 12pm-7pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm. General Admission $5 Weekend Pass; Children 11 and under Free.  Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. Call: (858) 755-1161. or


LOS ANGELES - Downtown on Ice. Seasonal outdoor ice rink at Pershing Square offers winter fun in the California sun. Runs through Jan. 21, 2008. Cost: $6/skate session, plus $2 skate rental. Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90013Call: (888) 527-2757.


SAN JOSE  - 2008 Silicon Valley International Auto Show. See the new model and design cars for 2008 and beyond. Family Day is Sunday, January 13! All children 12 & under admitted free on Family Day when accompanied by a paying adult. College Two-fer - Students with valid university ID can purchase one student admission ticket and receive a free student admission ticket, valid Thursday only. (not valid with any other offer or discount). Time: 10 am - 7 pm. Cost: Adults (13 & over) $9; Senior (62 & over) $6; Military (with valid ID) $7; Student (with valid student ID) $7; Child (7 - 12) Free; Children (6 & under) FREE. Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 408 South Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA (Between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street). Call: 408.277.5277.


STOCKTON - Ice on the Delta Seasonal Ice Skating. Skate along the banks of the San Joaquin Delta for a seasonal holiday sport that the family can enjoy. Cost: $5 hour, including skates. Location: Dean De Carli Waterfront Square, 221 N. Center St., Cost:  Stockton, CA. Call: (209) 937-8309.


WALNUT CREEK - Walnut Creek on Ice. Ice Skating Holiday Rink Nov. 8 - Jan. 21, 2008
Location: Civic Park-Civic Dr. & N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA. Cost: $11-15/person. Call: (925) 935-7669.


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 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.






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