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November 2008 Calendar of Events California



Sunday, November 9, 2008


AUBURN - Auburn Christmas Festival. 24th annual event is held at Gold Country Fairgrounds. Location: Auburn, CA.

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.

CYPRESS - Children of the World Concert. As part of its 2008-2009 U.S. tour, World Help presents Children of
the World choir, comprised of orphaned and disadvantaged children from several different countries. Their purpose is to generate compassion and inspire individuals to get involved in helping over 15 million children who have been orphaned and their lives drastically impacted by AIDS. A special video presentation will take you into the heart of this crisis and show you how to make a difference. Time:  8:45 & 10:30 a.m. Cost: No charge. Location: 6143 Ball Road, Cypress, CA. Call: (714) 952-3001 or email: [email protected]

EAGLE ROCK -  Eagle Rock Veteran's Day Parade. Eagle Rock Veterans and Councilmember Jose Huziar host the annual Veteran's Day Parade along Eagle Rock Blvd. At 11:30am a memorial will be held and at 1:30pm the parade starts. Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: Free. Call: (323) 254-5295

FULLERTON -  Theatre Organ Concert. Concert featuring Clark Wilson, organist for the silent horror movies presented on Halloween night at Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.Location: Plummer Auditorium, 201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA.  Ticket: $15 adult, free ages 12 and under. Time: 2:30 p.m. Call Orange County Theatre Organ Society: (714) 870-2813.

MARYSVILLE - Hansel and Gretel. Borgamaria Lyric Opera presents the charming fairytale "Hansel and Gretel". Time: 3 p.m. Cost: $25 general admission. Location: Lee Burrows Performing Arts Center, 630 E Street, Marysville, CA. Phone: (530) 742-2787.

MONTEREY -  Great Wine Escape Weekend. The 12th Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend will be held throughout Monterey Wine Country through November 9th. As the food and wine event of the year for Monterey County, it features over 45 Monterey wineries, local and national celebrity chefs, and the ultimate travel experience in an unparalleled setting. Grand tastings, winemaker dinners, wine and culinary demonstrations, and special tours are highlights of the weekend. Call (831) 375-9400.

PALM DESERT – The Art of Food & Wine. A unique four-day celebration attracting thousands of art and culinary enthusiasts enjoy the very best in art, food and wine education and hospitality.  The event features food and wine tastings and competitions, wine pairing dinners, celebrity chef demonstrations, culinary seminars, art, music, shopping and golf - all nestled in Southern California's beautiful Coachella Valley . Festival runs Nov. 6-9 throughout Palm Desert . Hours and ticket prices vary on event. For more information, call 1.866.96.TASTE.

SANTA YNEZ - Viva Vaquero Show and Sale. The 24th annual Vaquero show celebrates California's earliest cowboy, the Vaquero. Noted artisans and collectors from the Western U.S. display and sell cowboy and western apparel, horse equipment and memorabilia at The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society and Carriage Museum event. There's a raffle for a silver-trimmed bridel fitted with a silver show bit and mohair hand-braided mecate. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $5. Location: Corner of Sagunto and Faraday Streets, Santa Ynez, CA. Call: (805) 688-7889.

SANTA ROSA - Classical Two Concert. Conductor Bruno Ferrandis leads the Santa Rosa Symphony with featured violinist Gilles Apap. Selections include: Ligeti's Lontano; Berg's Violin Concerto; and Schubert's Symphony No. 9.   Time: 3 p.m. Cost: $27-50. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600.




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