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November 2008 Calendar of Events California


Sunday November 2, 2008


BEVERLY HILLS - Beverly Hills Garden & Design Showcase. VERANDA presents The Great House at Historic Greystone Estate. Part of the 7th Annual Beverly Hills Garden & Design Showcase at Historic Greystone Estate is a Festival Weekend. In 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, special activities including a vintage car display and 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. Call: (310) 550-4796.

CAMBRIA - Cambria Arts and Crafts Fairs. Free Admission and live music both days. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Vet's Hall Parking Lot, at 1000 Main Street, in Cambria, California, 93428 (right on Hwy 1 just a few miles south of Hearst Castle).

CANOGA PARK - Dia de los Muertos Festival. 8th annual Day of the Dead Festival features a car show, Aztec dancers with a blessing, lots of rock and pop music, and a procession to Our Lady of the Valley Church. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Sherman Way between Sherman and Vassar, Canoga Park, CA. Cost: Free admission. Call: (818) 346-4892.

COSTA MESA - Woodworking Show. Enjoy the Parade of Products. Time: Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Admission: General $8. Children 12 and under are free. Location: Buildings 10 and 12, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (801) 544-9125. ocfair or

ENCINO - Old Time Jam Session. Bring your fiddles, banjos, guitars and musical talent to jam like communities used to. Old Time Jam Session is led by Steve Lewis. Time: 1 to 4 pm. Location: CTMS Center for Folk Music In Encino Park, 16953 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91316. Cost: Free to the public. Call (818) 817-7756.

FELTON - Sourdough Slim Western Show.  Music, comedy and western-style good times. Time: 7:15 p.m. Cost: $15/person. Location: Don Quixotes International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton, CA.

GUALALA - Día de los Muertos. Day of the Dead Celebration at Gualala Arts will honor the dear departed in an afternoon of music and classic south-of-the-border treats. Time: 3 to 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Loction: Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA. Call (707) 884-1138.

LAKE ELSINORE - Toxic Terrors The Haunted Stadium. Three extreme walk-through attractions combine state-of-the-art effects with ultra-realistic environments, placing YOU in incredibly terrifying situations where you must make decisions, face your fears, and risk your own fate. This haunted stadium is infected with zombies and mutated creatures in a toxic nightmare. Location: Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore, Time:  7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Midnight. Ticket: $15; $13 for groups 10+.

LANCASTER - Disney Spectacular Music Revue. Cedar Street Theatre features musical selections from Beauty & The Beast, The Lion King, and other Disney favorites. Time: 2 p.m. Cost: $14 - 18. Location: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA. Call: (661)723-5950.

LOS ANGELES - Tamale Festival. 4th annual event features tamale contests and music all day long, plus entertainment and dance. 2122 W. 7th St. (MacArthur Park), Los Angeles, CA. Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Free admission.

ORANGE - Pumpkin Patch. A huge pumpkin patch and train ride are part of the fun in this 3rd annual event that includes train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, pony rides, thousands of pumpkins and more. Admission into the pumpkin patch is FREE. Prices for other activities vary. Location: Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA. Cars are charged $3 parking.

RIDGECREST - Sierra Art Guild's Fall Show and Sale. 18 artisans show their paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, pottery, stained glass, wearable art clothing, tapestries and wall art. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Carriage Inn, 901 N. China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA. Call: (760) 446-2060.

SAN DIEGO - Fall Back Festival. Eighth Annual Fall Back Festival is a Children’s Cultural and Historic Street Faire, in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. The kids will go plum crazy participating in historical activities such as a tour around town on hayride or wearing an old-fashioned costume. Puppet stage, authentic Native American dancing and storytelling, pony rides and the pie and ice cream eating contests to win all kinds of loot are just a few fun activities. If the little ones still aren’t tuckered out, they can watch a demonstration of antique farm equipment. Western bands perform on stage, making this an adult-friendly event, as well. Adults and children can join in this shindig for only $5 and baby buckaroos under two are free. Time: 11 AM to 4 PM.

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Ghost Hunt walking tour visits some of San Francisco's most notorious haunted places. Tree lined streets in a safe quiet neighborhood with beautiful historic Victorian architecture includes one moderate hill, in a one-mile walk with an easy pace. Departing year-round, rain or starshine, from an authentic restored Victorian, the magnificent Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter, on the corner of Sutter and Octavia. Cost: $20/person. $10/under 16. Kids under 8 not recommended. Reservations not required. Walk is approx. one mile. Dress warm. Time: Begins at 7pm, ends close to 10pm and operates seven nights a week. Call: (415) 922-5590.

SANTA BARBARA - Empty Bowls. Santa Maria Empty Bowls Luncheon participants for a donation of $25 choose a beautiful handmade bowl, enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread, and water, and then take home the bowl as a

reminder of the meal’s purpose to help feed the hungry in our community. Time: 11 am - 2 pm. Cost: $25 person. Location: Rockwood Woman's Club, 670 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA. Call: Diane Durst(805) 967-5741 x 104.

YUBA CITY - Sikh Parade and Celebration. 29th annual parade is a colorful event. Time: 11 a.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Yuba City Sikh Temple, 2468 Tierra Buena Rd, Yuba City, CA.




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