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January Events California 2008




  Sunday, January 6, 2008

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 DIEGO - Public Organ Concert. Balboa Park Sunday afternoons feature Civic Organist Carol Williams at the pipe organ at Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park in a weekly event hosted By Spreckels Organ Society. Time 2 to 3 p.m. Cost: Free. Location Balboa Park Spreckels Organ Pavilion, San Diego, CA. Call:  (619) 702-8138

SANTA ANA - The Science of Gingerbread display of award-winning gingerbread houses. Gingerbread offers so many tactile and visual learning opportunities, while having fun. The annual gingerbread contest and house display is going on now through Jan. 6, 2008.  Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Christmas Day. Cost: $12.95/adult; $9.95 child; Free under 2 years. or call 714-542-CUBE.

SANTA ROSA - Gem Faire. Classes, demos, and gems to adore in this popular event where you can even find jewelry repair while you wait! Time: Friday: 12pm-7pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm. General Admission $5 Weekend Pass; Children 11 and under Free. Tel. (503) 252-8300. Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Grace Pavilion, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

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 through Jan. 14, 2008. Cost: $5 hour, including skates. Location: Dean De Carli Waterfront Square, 221 N. Center St., Cost:  Stockton, CA. Call: (209) 937-8309.



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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