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January Events California 2008

 

 

 

  Wednesday, January 16, 2008

 

COSTA MESA - UFO Crash at San Augustin. Ike's Trip to See an Alien Craft at Holloman Air Force Base. Lecture by Mutual UFO Network of Orange County includes a presentation by Art Campbell, discussing a former US president's visit to an Air Force Base. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa, Ca. Cost: $5/first time visitor. Call: (714) 520-4836. mufonoc.org

 

IRVINE - Holiday on Ice. Ice skating seasonal rink at Irvine Spectrum shopping mall. Time: 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Cost: $12/adult; $10/child; $4/skate rental. Location: 71 Fortune Dr., Irvine, CA. Call: (949) 748-8280. skatespectrum.com

 

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: Noon to 10 p.m. Location: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90013Call: (888) 527-2757. laparks.org

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Band. Concert includes music representative of what you'll find at the annual jazz festival held each September in Monterey, California. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $36-48. Location: Christopher Cohan Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. pacslo.org/ montereyjazzfestival.org

 

SANTA BARBARA - Paper Cut.  Art From Scrap (AFS) Exhibit capitalizes on the remains and excesses of the holiday season. 18 artists (mostly from Santa Barbara) create artwork from reused or recycled paper products, transforming pulp based materials into works of art such as sculpture, drawing, painting, collage, photography, printmaking and installation. The event aims to inspire individuals to enact positive cultural and environmental change through art. Runs till Feb. 16, 2008. Artists include Gail Pine, Matt Straka, Bob Debris, Noah Erenberg, Julia Ford, Penelope Gottlieb and many more. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: 302 East Cota, Santa Barbara, CA. Cost: Donations accepted. Call: (805) 884-0459. artfromscrap.org

 

SANTA ROSA - Beyond Words Exhibit - at Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. Beyond Words examines those Peanuts strips in which Charles Schulz dispensed with dialogue and used only pictures to tell the story. The strips in Beyond Words are designed to complement The Language of Lines: How Cartoonists Communicate, encouraging readers to make sense of the strips based on visual cues, iconography, and their knowledge of the Peanuts characters. Location: Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, California 95403. Cost: Adult:$8; Child 4-18 & senior: $5.
Call: (707) 579-4452.  Hours: Weekdays (closed Tuesdays) 11 am to 5 pm; Weekends 10 am to 5 pm.

 

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. iceskatewalnutcreek.com

 

WHALE WATCHING - Views available along the vantage points of the California Coast that include Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Humboldt Bay, Monterey Bay, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Point Fermin, Newport Beach and San Diego.


DANA POINT Cruise Photos & Tickets! - Each winter, thousands of California Gray Whales leave the cold Artic Seas and follow the coastline to the warm, calm waters of Southern California and Baja. This 5,000-mile migration brings much of the pod past Dana Point, where pods of Giant Grays can be easily seen and photographed. Dana Wharf Sportfishing – (949) 496-5794  www.danawharfsportfishing.com; Dana Island Yacht Charters – (949) 248-7400  www.danaislandyachts.com;  Ocean Institute – (949) 496-2274  www.ocean-institute.org; Aventura Sailing Association – (949) 493-9493 www.aventurasailing.com;  Captain Dave’s Dolphin Safari – (949) 488-2828 www.dolphinsafari.com
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REDONDO BEACH -
California gray whale migration from the Arctic to Baja and back. Dolphins, Harbor Seals and Sea Lions and the beautiful Santa Monica Bay coastline on three-hour experience.  (310) 372-2111 rbmarina.com


SAN DIEGO -  Annual migration of California gray whales to the warm breeding grounds off the coast of Baja California. Glimpse these peaceful "giants of the sea" from Cabrillo National Monument or on special whale-watching cruises. 619-557-5450 or 619-236-1212 |

 

 

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