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May 2008 Events California

  Sunday, May 11, 2008


Cain's Crossing Renaissance Faire


ARROYO GRANDE -  'Pink Honda & Organic Abstractions'. Join CorkStop Studios for an exhibition of new work by studio artists Carol Paquet, Anne Stahl, Xenia Madison and Julia Hickey. Special guest artist is Scott McMillin of Los Angeles. Time: 2-4 p.m. Location:  1250 Judith Lane, Arroyo Grande, Ca 93405. Call: (805) 550-6399.


AUBURN - Cain's Crossing Renaissance Faire. This 16th Century Renaissance faire features Queen Elizabeth, Pirates, Magician, Fencing and Archery. It is great enjoyment for all ages, and quite affordable.  Time: Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM. Cost: General $10, Seniors and Children (eleven and under) $5. Address: Auburn Regional Park 3880 Richardson Dr. Auburn, CA. Call: 530-885-8461 ext 20.


CORONA -  Koroneburg European Old World Festival. Southern California's Only Permanent Renaissance Village! Visitors to this 1450-1600 European Village enjoy jugglers, music, jousting, battles and entertainment for the entire family.  Runs weekends through June 15, 2008. Time: 11 to 6 p.m. Cost: $18 adult (coupons on website). Location: Crossroads, Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880


IRVINE - Rush. Live in Concert at Irvine Meadows Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $29 - 125. Location: 8808 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA. Box Office: (949) 855-8095.

NEWPORT BEACH - Home Show & Boutique - Design trends are on view in the new Coastal Elegance style home. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 to 5 pm, with evening hours until 9 pm on Thursdays, the event runs through May 18, 2008. Free parking and shuttle at Mariner’s Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine (Tuesday-Saturday) and Tarbut V’ Torah, 5 Federation Way, Irvine (Sundays). Proceeds benefit Philharmonic Youth Music Education. Cost: $30/presale - $45/unlimited. Information and tickets at or call 714-840-7542.


REDONDO BEACH - Y-ME Walk to Empower. 1st Annual event is a 3-mile non-competitive walk. More than 1,000 walkers and volunteers will gather in Veterans Park, Redondo Beach to raise money and awareness, plus honor the survivors in your life, commemorate your own diagnosis and remember those who are no longer with us. You'll also have the chance to raise funds in support of Y-ME's free-of-charge programs and services that are offered to all those touched by breast cancer. Time: 9 a.m.  Register: Call 877-YME-7223 X 2244.


SAN FRANCISCO - Pancho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. Time & price: 8pm & 10 p.m. Cost: $16-20. Location:  Yoshi's Jazz House & Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore at Eddy on the ground floor of the Fillmore Heritage Center, San Francisco, CA.  Call: (510) 464-6000. 


SUNOL - Toast of Spring on the Wildflower Train. Livermore Valley vintners host wine tasting to during a one hour excursion filled with views of California poppies, lupin and mustard wildflowers seen from a vintage train ride through Niles Canyon. Board at the old Sunol depot and travel part of the historic route of the first transcontinental railroad. The one-hour round-trip excursion is about 14 miles. Suggested donation for regular trips: $10 (this event may cost more, call for details). Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Call: (925) 862-9063.


SUNSET BEACH - Sunset Beach Art Festival. Held each Mother's Day weekend, this giant 1-mile long event includes art competition, vendor booths, raffle and pancake breakfast held Saturday morning at the Fire Department. Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: free admission. Location: Pacific Ave. North & South adjacent to Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA. No contact available.


SUN VALLEY -  Festival DIA de la MADRE. 2008 Mother's Day Hispanic Community Fair. Enjoy samples of a variety of products given in this event that has developed great expectations among the Hispanic communities of Arleta, Pacoima, Panorama City and North Hollywood. More than 15,000 Hispanic attendants will enjoy different type of foods, free health screenings for Women, free gifts for Moms, Carnival Games, arts & crafts, live Music groups, and a variety of products, services. Cost: Free admission. Location: Sun Valley Park: Vineland Ave. & San Fernando Rd., Sun Valley, CA


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