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March 2008 Events Calendar California

 

  Sunday, March 23, 2008


SAN FRANCISCO - Spring Celebration & Easter Parade. Put on your Easter bonnet and head over to San Francisco 's 17th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration. The event celebrates and showcases the diverse community of San Francisco and features food served in an outdoor bistro setting by some of Union Street 's best restaurants.

A variety of children's and family activities are the focus of the event and include; large inflatable bounces, kids rides and games, a climbing wall, a hands-on children's activities area, costumed characters, a petting zoo, pony rides and entertainment from some of the Bay Area's best musicians.

For the past 16 years the event has been known as the Biggest Little Parade in San Francisco . Over the years the parade has grown and in 2005 there were 65 units entered and over 30,000 attendees, all of which reflected the unique community of the Bay Area.

The celebration and parade take place on Union Street between Gough and Fillmore Streets in San Francisco . Union Street is San Francisco 's premier shopping district with typical historic San Francisco architecture.

The event is not your average Street Fair or formal Parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic and art cars. It's a special event for the entire family. Location: Union Street ~ Gough to Fillmore, San Francisco , CA. Cost: Free. Call: 800-310-6563. Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM sresproductions.com/union_street_easter

 

 

COSTA MESA - Easter at Pacific Amphitheatre. The story of Jesus will be told through music, drama and visual arts. Location: Orange County Fairgrounds, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA. Time: 9 & 11:15 a.m. Free admission. oceaster.org

 

CYPRESS - Three Easter Sunday Services at Cypress Church. Tourists, vacationers to Disneyland and local area residents are invited to take a brake and moment of respite on On Easter Sunday. Cypress Church will have THREE Worship Services at 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am, inviting visitors to share a tradition.  Easter Sunday will be a great celebration as the choir, praise band and orchestra lead the congregation in worship. Location: Cypress Church, 6143 Ball Road (near Valley View) in Cypress, CA. Call: Church Office (714) 952-3001. cypresschurch.net.

 

CYPRESS - Community Easter Egg Hunt at Larwin Park. Cypress Church is sponsoring a community “Easter Egg Hunt” for kids & parents. Time: 12:15 PM. Candy filled eggs with cover Larwin Park as well as some very special “Golden Eggs” filled with coupons for exciting prizes. The Hunt will begin immediately following the 11:00 AM Easter service at Cypress Church . Children are asked to bring a parent along with them. Larwin Park is located at 6150 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Call: (714) 952-3001. cypresschurch.net.

 

SAN FRANCISCO - Spring Celebration & Easter Parade. San Francisco's 17th Annual Spring Celebration & Easter Parade. The event is not your average Street Fair or formal Parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic and art cars. It's a special event for the entire family. Location: Union Street ~ Gough to Fillmore, San Francisco , CA. Cost: Free. Call: 800-310-6563. Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  sresproductions.com/union_street_easter

 

SANTA ROSA - Beyond Words Exhibit - at Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. 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.

WOODLAND -  Easter Egg Express. Easter egg hunt, a picnic lunch and a train that chugs along the banks of the Sacramento River disembarking at Elkhorn Park. The event will include live music and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Time:  10 a.m. Location: Sacramento River Train Depot, East Main at E Street, Woodland, CA. Cost: $40 adult; $30 child (3–11). Call: (800) 942-6387, sacramentorivertrain.com
 

NEWPORT BEACH - Southern California Whale Watching on Orange County Cruise’s Newport Landing cruise offers multiple whale watching trips daily departing from Newport Beach. Runs through April 30, 2008.  Tickets


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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