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May 2008 Events California

  Saturday, May 31, 2008


BENBOW - Summer Arts & Music Festival. Nearly 10,000 folks flock to the banks of the Eel River for this premiere arts and music festival that features 100 performances on four stages, 150 fine arts and crafts booths, an international selection of foods, kids' entertainment, and a fine arts exhibition. Benbow State Recreation Area, Benbow, CA. Time: Sat. 10 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Cost: $12/ day; $20 weekend pass. Call: (707) 923-3368.

BERKELY - Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival. Time: 10AM-6PM. Location: North Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Free Admission. Call: (510) 548-5335

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 7 p.m. Cost: $18 adult (coupons on website). Location: Crossroads, Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880

EUREKA -North Coast Open Studios - Meet over 150 artists in their studios and experience the creative process firsthand at this annual event. Many of the artists' studios are located in unique and interesting spaces—from historic buildings in Old Town Eureka, to rustic settings with beautiful gardens along the coast and in the redwoods. Weekend events will be held in Garberville, Redway, Rio Dell, Hydesville, Bridgeville, Fortuna, Ferndale, King Salmon, Eureka and Samoa. Time: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: Free. Call: (707)

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Concours d'Elegance Car Show.  Two days of car competitions, live music, food booths, and fun for the sake of the Huntington Beach Library system Central Library Children's Wing. Location: Central Library grounds in Central Park, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Admission: $10/approx.
IRVINE - Iron Maiden.  Live in Concert at Irvine Meadows Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 - 89. Location: 8808 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA. Box Office: (949) 855-8095.

LAKEPORT - Car Roundup 2008.  14th Annual Car Show at Library Park is presented by No Name Car Club. Lakeport, CA. Time: 11 AM - 2 PM.  Cost: free admission. Call: (707) 262-1508.

LONG BEACH - Civil War Reenactment. History comes to life with period costumes, encampments and two battles per day at Noon and 3 p.m.  El Dorado Regional Park East, 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach, Calif. Time:  10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Cost: $10; $8 age 62+; $5 age 11 and under; Free ages 4 and under. Call: (805) 496-6036.

MARIPOSA - Mariposa Rotary Fine Art & Wine Festival. 4th Annual Wine Festival features art, great
wines and tasty foods. Beautiful Mariposa Historic Courthouse will be the setting for sampling of 15  wineries and over 30 Sierra Foothill Artists. Sierra Foothills appellation wineries are known for their hearty reds each with their own distinct fresh aroma filled berry flavors. Most of the wineries will be represented by their proprietors and you will be able to "ask the winemaker" questions about their hand crafted vintages. Time: 12 Noon to 7 pm. Location: Courthouse Park, Mariposa, CA. Free admission. $10 to taste wine. More info:  Susie Stonum at (209) 966-2021, email: [email protected] or the Mariposa County Visitors Center at (209) 966-7081 or toll free (866) halfdome /

RIVERSIDE - Christian Singles Country Western Dance. Learn the Brand New Line Dance designed by Choreographer, Mary Leonti. Two DJ's... you don't need to know how to country western dance for this event. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 at the door, includes 1 free dance lesson. Location: Cowtown, 15950 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA. Call (714) 210-3337.

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, California 95815. Admission free, $7/parking. Carnival passes sold. Hours: Thursday, Friday. - Noon -10 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call: (916) 263-2975.
TEMPLETON - A Day in the Country at Jack Creek Farms. Several Central Coast farms and ranches will display their locally raised products. Meet the folks who grow the food, plants, animals and fiber we all enjoy. Featured items will include: Lavender, Olive Oil, Alpaca Fiber, Homegrown Beef, Dairy Goats, Pumpkin Seeds and Seedlings, Native Plants and more! Admission is FREE. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Location: 5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton, CA. Call: (805) 238-3799 Home Office; (805) 239-1915 Farm store during business hours.

VACAVILLE - Los Lobos in Concert. Location: Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, CA.  Cost: $44 / person. Time: 8 p.m. Call: (707) 449-6217.






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