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July 2008 Events California

  Wednesday, July 9, 2008


BREA - Big Wednesday Car Show. Location: Bobby McGee's Restaurant, 200 S. State College Blvd., Brea, Ca. (714) 529-1998. Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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.

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.

LAGUNA BEACH - Sawdust Festival. Annual artists village with sawdust includes paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, hand-made clothing and gifts. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $3 - 8 (approx.), kids 5 and under free. Annual pass sold for approx. $20. Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, Ca. Call: (949) 494-3030.

PASADENA - Gamble House Tour. Behind the Velvet Ropes 2½ hour  docent-led tour. Admission is $40 per person. Call: (626) 395-9783, or leave a message at 626 793-3334 ext. 10. Location: The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena CA 91103.
SAN DIEGO - Dodgers & Chargers will be bartenders! Fundraiser with guest bartenders... Dillman & Goff, with the Chargers and Peavy, Giles, Kouzmanoff with the Padres. All of the tips go to Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation (MCLEF- Location: The Fleetwood, 639 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Call: (619) 702-7700. Time: 4 - 7 p.m.

SANTA MARIA - Santa Barbara County Fair "Rock Around the Clock". 117th annual event includes food, live entertainment with top act, carnival and local competitions, plus livestock. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.