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March 2008 Events Calendar California


  Saturday, March 8, 2008


Featured Event: Celtic Faire Sonora


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SONORA - Sonora Celtic Faire. This isn't just a musical weekend of Celtic song and dance. It is an entertainment weekend filled with fun that never stops. In addition to traditional games such as The Caber Toss in which mighty men throw a tree trunk, Throwing the weights that requires a competitor must throw the weight up and over a high bar, Putting the Stone (shot-put), Hammer Throw swung several times over the head, then released behind the thrower, innovative ways to have fun and entertain will be introduced to those seeking sheer escape. 


Gliding through time, the event includes games and activities from various eras and parts of the world. Not limited to  jousting, you may see firing of a civil war rifle, blacksmiths, barbarians, a queen and her court, and knights in armor.  Guilds bring to life activities from the 1st century BCE through the late 1860s.


Bands include:  Black 47, Cara, Beoga, Tempest, The Black Irish Band, Wicked Tinkers and entertainment with Knights Jousting on Horseback, Longbow Archery,  Armored Tournament, Modern Clans, Celtic Living History, Ethnic Food & Drink, St. Patrick's Court , Mary Queen of Scot's Royal Court , Irish Step Dancers,  Highland Dancers. Time: Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $18 - 24 daily. Location: Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Highway 49 "Stockton Street",  220 Southgate Dr., Sonora, CA 95370.


GARDEN GROVE - Outreach Clinic for Autism & Related Disorders. Dr. Kurt Woeller (Defeat Autism Now Physician) will be seeing patients on Saturday & Sunday from 8:30 am-6:00 pm. The goal is to improve the health and well being of individuals using integrative medicine and, in particular, biomedical treatment options. Specialized testing, not available at traditional labs, will be offered. These tests are designed to determine abnormalities associated with heavy metal toxins, intestinal pathogens, food allergies, immune deficiencies, and more. Time: 8:30am-6:00pm. Location: Marriott Residence Inn Anaheim Resort, 11931 Harbour Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840. To register call Linda 913-341-8949 [email protected]


LA  JOLLA - THE SEVEN. A play adapted from Aeschylus' “Seven Against Thebes", is Greek tragedy meets hip-hop in writer/composer Will Power's modern adaptation of Aeschylus' story of a cursed family and a society unsure of how to free itself from war. Power's urban remix, with rhyming verse and diverse musical styles, shines with relevance through the eyes of a new generation. Contains adult language. Runs through  March 16, 2008. Performance times: Tuesday and Wednesday: 7:30 pm; Thursday, Friday: 8:00 pm;  Saturday:  8 pm; Sunday: 2 pm and 7 pm. Box Office (858) 550-1010.


MURPHYS - Murphys Art Walk. 2nd Saturday of each month seven galleries open their doors with art, wine, food, and fun. Call: (209) 728-8640.


NEWPORT BEACH - Toshiba Classic. Second round of professional competition. Time: 10:15 a.m. Wells Fargo Junior Clinic at Newport Beach Country Club driving range - meets at 4:30 p.m.  Location: Newport Beach Country Club, 1600 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA.


PETALUMA - California Artisan Cheese Festival - Educational seminars, chef demos, cheesemaking classes, wine pairings and more. Cost: $35 - $125. Location: Sheraton Petaluma Hotel, 745 Baywood Dr., Petaluma, CA 94954 (707) 283-2890,


POMONA - Los Angeles County Irish Fair and Music Festival. 8 stages feature Irish music and entertainment. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


SANTA BARBARA -  Santa Barbara Home Improvement Show. Location: Earl Warren Showgrounds (off 101 freeway - take the 101 freeway to the Las Positas exit). Admission: $5; under 12 free; free parking. Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 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; Dana Island Yacht Charters – (949) 248-7400;  Ocean Institute – (949) 496-2274; Aventura Sailing Association – (949) 493-9493;  Captain Dave’s Dolphin Safari – (949) 488-2828
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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

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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