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November 2008 Calendar of Events California


Wednesday, November 12, 2008


BEVERLY HILLS - Beverly Hills Garden & Design Showcase. VERANDA presents The Great House at Historic Greystone Estate. The  7th Annual Beverly Hills Garden & Design Showcase at Historic Greystone Estate offers a rare opportunity to tour the mansion’s estate rooms, richly decorated by more than 30 top designers from the LA area. Guests can view landscape vignettes that showcase new planting trends and listen to lectures on the mansion’s architecture, history and gardens. Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Road, Beverly Hills, California. Cost: $30 -50. Call: (310) 550-4796.

CHICO- Preservation Hall Jazz Band Concert.  Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $18.  Location: California State University, Chico, Laxson Auditorium, 2nd & Normal Ave., Chico, CA. Call: (530) 898-6333.

COSTA MESA - San Francisco Ballet. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 - 100. Location: Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 556-ARTS.

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.

MORRO BAY - Embarcadero Art Walk. Spend an enjoyable evening touring the many Art Galleries along the waterfront on the Embarcadero in beautiful Morro Bay. Sample great food and wine and converse with the artists. Takes place The Second Friday of every month. Time:5 to 8 p.m. Admission: Free. Location: Waterfront, 1100 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA. Call: (805) 772-1068.

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. Pucker Up for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, Southern California's largest wine and culinary event. 160 world-class wineries, 60 fine dining restaurants, gourmet foods, celebrity chefs, wine dinners, cooking classes, wine tasting classes, olive oil competition, live and silent auctions, personalities, and more! Cost: $35 & up. Location: Embarcadero Park North, San Diego, CA. Call (619) 342-7337.

SANTA ROSA - James & The Giant Peach. Family entertainment stage show. Time: 6:30 p.m. Cost: $11 - 16. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600.


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