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July 2008 Events California

  Saturday, July 19, 2008

 



Meet an Astronaut onboard the
Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum in Alameda
Apollo 11 Commemoration
Today the historic Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum in Alameda will commemorate the 39th anniversary of the flight of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. The USS Hornet recovered both the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 missions in 1969. The public ceremony will begin at 1:30pm and features former NASA astronaut Daniel W. Bursch (Captain, USN, Ret.). The USS Hornet Museum has the West Coast’s premier Apollo space collection, featuring an Apollo capsule used for sub-orbital flight tests, the Mobile Quarantine Facility used by the Apollo 14 crew, and the SH-3 SeaKing helicopter used in the “Apollo 13” movie. In addition, special exhibits will be on display including a moon rock on loan from NASA and a Gemini boilerplate capsule. Family activities and ship tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in mission briefings, see airplanes lifted to the flight deck, and sit in a fighter jet cockpit. There is ample free parking and a food concession. Admission is adults $14, seniors (65 and older) $12, Military ID and students $12, youth 5-17 $6, under 5 years free with paying adult.

Daniel W. Bursch (Captain, USN, Ret.): Bursch became an astronaut in July 1991. A veteran of four space flights, Bursch has logged over 227 days in space. He was a mission specialist on STS-51 (1993), STS-68 (1994) and STS-77 (1996), and served as flight engineer on ISS Expedition-Four (2001-2002). Until last year, Dan Bursch and fellow astronaut Carl Walz held the U.S. space flight endurance record for 196 days in space. His technical assignments have included: working on controls and displays for the Space Shuttle and Space Station; Chief of Astronaut Appearances; and spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) in mission control. Bursch retired from active duty in July 2005 after 26 years of service in the US Navy. He currently serves as the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Chair at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey , CA.

Capt. Bursch graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1979. After initial training as an A-6E Intruder bombardier/navigator, he deployed to the Mediterranean aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy, and to the North Atlantic and Indian Oceans aboard the USS America. In 1987, Bursch was assigned as Strike Operations Officer, making deployments to the Indian Ocean aboard the USS Long Beach and the USS Midway. He has over 3,430 flight hours in more than 35 different aircraft. Bursch has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, NASA Space Flight Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. Captain Bursch’s biographical data is available at: www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/bursch.html

The USS Hornet is a world-class sea, air and space museum with an emphasis on the legacy and history of aircraft carriers, naval aviation, and the role of the US Navy in the space missions. Open for public tour are the restored flight deck, hangar bays, engine room, flight operations, bridge, sick bay, ready rooms and combat information center.

The museum is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at Pier 3, 707 W. Hornet Avenue , Alameda , CA . For more information, visit www.uss-hornet.org.

 

COSTA MESA - Orange County Fair Say Cheese. Enjoy one of the most popular urban fairs in the U.S. Pig races are an annual treat, carnival rides, food, fun, and loads of live entertainment and fun for the entire family.  Runs through Aug. 3, 2008 (closed Mondays).  Tickets: $5 - 10, kids under free 5 free. Location: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 708-1500. ocfair.

 

GRASS VALLEY - World Fest. Ticket: $45/day (camping prices and 4 day passes also available). Location: Fairgrounds, Call: (530) 891-4098. worldfest.net

 

CLOVERDALE - Cloverdale Sculpture Exhibit. 6th annual event includes an outdoor juried sculpture exhibit in downtown Cloverdale through October 1. Downtown plaza is transformed into a sculpture garden featuring sculptors from across the nation. Location: Cloverdale Plaza, Cloverdale, CA. Cost: Free. Call: (707) 894-4410. cloverdaleartsalliance.org

 

DUNSMUIR - Al Stewart performs. The 2nd Annual Mossbrae Music Festival features the legendary folk & pop singer/songwriter best known for his multi-platinum selling albums "Year Of The Cat" & "Time Passages." Located at Dunsmuir City Park's scenic Botanical Gardens, gourmet sandwiches, salads, fruits, desserts, hot foods, wines, microbrews & sodas will be sold. The event is a fund raiser for the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. Location: Botanical Gardens Stage, Dunsmuir City Park, 4841 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir, CA. Time: Gates at 3:30 PM. Show at 4:30 PM. General admission lawn seating. Bring a blanket or chairs. No coolers please. Car pooling is encouraged. Tickets are available at The Dunsmuir Chamber and Premier West Bank in Dunsmuir, Bog Bean Books & Music in Redding, and by phoning (530) 918-4804. For more information, positiveproductions.net. Dunsmuir Hotels are limited, so you might also stay in Mount Shasta, which has at least five hotels.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH -  US Open of Surfing and Beach Games is the top attended event in Huntington Beach during a week and a half of activities. Hotels book up for the weekends especially while the weekdays can be much easier to attend. Saturday the 19th of July will be fairly low-key because the stage is not yet set for the skateboarding and other competitions that occur in a few days. World Qualifying 6 Star surfing, action sports super-stars of skate, bmx, and freestyle motocross, sand stationed vendor booths, surf camp, Drum Circle, Airbrush tattoo, and a week-long beach festival with action on the Pacific Ocean and in the Soul Bowl promises to be the hot ticket to youthful fun. Bring the kids and let them soak up the action. Location: Huntington City Beach near the Huntington Beach Pier, 315 Pacific Coast Highway (approx.), Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: Free admission. Call: (310) 473-0411. usopenofsurfing.com

 

 

Huntington Beach Map, HB Pier, hotels for US OPEN of Surfing

 

 


 

ALAMEDA - Apollo 11 Commemoration. Celebrate the 39th anniversary of the flight of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission aboard the historic Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum. The USS Hornet recovered the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 missions in 1969. The public ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. and features former NASA astronaut Daniel W. Bursch (Captain, USN, Ret.). View the West Coast’s premier Apollo space collection, featuring an Apollo capsule used for sub-orbital flight tests, the Mobile Quarantine Facility used by the Apollo 14 crew, and the SH-3 SeaKing helicopter used in the “Apollo 13” movie. A moon rock on loan from NASA and a Gemini boilerplate capsule are displayed, and ship tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in mission briefings, see airplanes lifted to the flight deck, and sit in a fighter jet cockpit. Admission: $14  adult; $12 senior 65 and older, Military ID and students;  $6 age 5-17; Free under 5 years free with paying adult. The museum is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Pier 3, 707 W. Hornet Avenue, Alameda , CA. uss-hornet.org.

CALIFORNIA - Grunion Run in Southern California. Fishing license required for 16 and older. Best beaches span from San Diego to Santa Barbara. 10:25 p.m. - 12:25 a.m. dfg.ca.gov

COSTA MESA - Orange County Fair Say Cheese. Enjoy one of the most popular urban fairs in the U.S. Pig races are an annual treat, carnival rides, food, fun, and loads of live entertainment and fun for the entire family.  Runs through Aug. 3, 2008 (closed Mondays).  Tickets: $5 - 10, kids under free 5 free. Location: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 708-1500. ocfair.

DUNSMUIR - Al Stewart performs. The 2nd Annual Mossbrae Music Festival features the legendary folk & pop singer/songwriter best known for his multi-platinum selling albums "Year Of The Cat" & "Time Passages." Located at Dunsmuir City Park's scenic Botanical Gardens, gourmet sandwiches, salads, fruits, desserts, hot foods, wines, microbrews & sodas will be sold. The event is a fund raiser for the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. Location: Botanical Gardens Stage, Dunsmuir City Park, 4841 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir, CA. Time: Gates at 3:30 PM. Show at 4:30 PM. General admission lawn seating. Bring a blanket or chairs. No coolers please. Car pooling is encouraged. Tickets are available at The Dunsmuir Chamber and Premier West Bank in Dunsmuir, Bog Bean Books & Music in Redding, and by phoning (530) 918-4804. For more information, music samples, and tickets online visit www.positiveproductions.net.

FALBROOK -  Wine & A Bite Art Walk - through Downtown Fallbrook features food from four popular Fallbrook restaurants, wine from an award-winning winery and unique art experiences at each stop.   Take in the glass show at the Fallbrook Art Center, Castillion at Fallbrook Fine Art, fine paintings by Jim Bates at A Few of Our Favorite Things and a flashy culinary demo at the Village Kitchen. Enjoy a bite of food from Café des Artistes, La Caseta, Le bistro, and Village Kitchen’s private chef. A glass of wine at each stop will be provided by Robert Renzoni Winery. Two more art walks are scheduled on Aug. 16 and Sept. 20. Time: 5-7 p.m. Cost: $20 person.  Call: (760) 451-3282. FindFallbrook.com.
FORTUNA -
Fortuna Rodeo. Events include rodeo stunts, barbecue and dance, a parade, games, street dancing and carnival. The community turns out all week to join in the festivities. fortunarodeo.com

GRASS VALLEY - World Fest. Ticket: $45/day (camping prices and 4 day passes also available). Location: Fairgrounds, Call: (530) 891-4098. www.worldfest.net

HUNTINGTON BEACH - US OPEN of Surfing and Beach Games. A festive, youthful atmosphere greets vacationers to this annual outdoor extravaganza of sports such as surfing, skateboard, bmx, fmx and interactive village games for guests. Cost: Free admission. Open: daily till about 5 p.m. usopenofsurfing.com.

LAGUNA BEACH - Art-A-Fair festival. 42nd annual art event located in a beautiful garden setting with 125 artists, plus live entertainment, fine food, demonstrations and workshops. This year's theme is "Venetian Carnival."  The event runs through Aug. 31. Location: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, Calif. Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. until 10 p.m.Cost: Season pass $3.50 - $7.00; under 12 free. Call: (949) 494-451.  art-a-fair.com

MENDOCINO - 2008 Mendocino Music Festival.  Held at Mendocino Headlands State Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean,  Main Street between Lansing and Kasten, Mendocino. The event runs through July 26, 2008. Shows are at 8:00 pm. Call (707) 937-4041. mendocinomusic.com

SAN CLEMENTE - San Clemente Ocean Festival. Includes family fun activities on the beach. There is a marketplace, live enterainment, games for the kids, and more. Call: (949) 440-6141. oceanfestival.org

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA - Antique Fair along Mariposa Street in the downtown area is sponsored by San Juan Bautista Antique Committee.  Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: San Juan Bautista, CA. Call: (831) 623-4491.  san-juan-bautista.ca.us
SONORA - Certified Farmer's Market. Includes John Watson as featured entertainment. Fresh produce, crafts and live entertainment. Location: Theall and Stewart St., Sonora, CA. Time: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Call: (209) 532-7735. sonoraca.com

YUCAIPA - Movies on the Green. Movies on the Green at Los Rios Rancho invites guests to throw a blanket on the lawn, sit back, and enjoy classic Western films featuring John Wayne and Gene Autry under the evening stars.The films start at dusk, and seating’s first-come, first-served, so come out early and enjoy our trivia quizzes, children’s costume contests, live music, and other western fun before the shows, starting at 7 p.m. Riley's at Los Rios Rancho, 39611 Oak Glen Rd. #13, Yucaipa, CA. 92399. Call: (909) 797-1005. losriosrancho.com

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