April 2009 Events



Saturday, April 4, 2009


AGOURA HILLS - The Mindful Living Festival. Experience mindful living through one of our classes, terrific products or by experiencing a reading, a chair massage or energy work. Enjoy shopping for a unique gift for yourself or someone you love from our wide array of vendors offering original art and jewelry as well as metaphysical gifts and spiritually-minded books. Get a reading or energy healing from one of over 20 lightworkers. Classes are offered throughout the day on topics such as the energy of money, creating an abundant life, uncovering and living your life purpose, using the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda to understand relationships and how Feng Shui can bring more balance to your life. Time: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: Admission and parking are free.  Location: The Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills, CA. Call (805) 208-5684. MindfulLivingFestival.com
Orchid Show & Sale. 14th Annual flower event, the Orchid Show and Sale is sponsored by Five Cities Orchid Society. Cost: $5/person. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $5/person. Location: South County Regional Center, 800 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, California.  Call: (805) 929-5749. fcos.org

BODEGA BAY - Fisherman's Festival. Blessing of the fleet, a pet parade, and live music, and teams of four build a boat with a set amount of materials in three hours and then race it across the water to victory. Location: Westside Regional Park, Bodega Bay, CA. Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: $10 general admission. Call: (707) 875-3866. bbfishfest.com

BORREGO SPRINGS - Peg Leg Smith Liars Contest. Every year on the first Saturday of April the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park attracts story tellers from all over the globe to compete in the annual Peg Leg Smith Liars Contest. Stories should be of no more than five minutes in length, should be about lost gold and/or Pegleg Smith, and costumes and other original touches are always appreciated by the crowd and judges.
 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Peg Leg Monument,  Henderson Canyon Rd, 1,000 ft N of Pegleg Rd, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, CA. borregospringschamber.com

CARLSBAD - Bluegrass Day at the Flower Fields. Ranunculus Tours, Every March and April, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch blossom into a spectacular sea of brightly colored ranunculus flowers. Visitors can view and tour the fields in Carlsbad. Open to the public seven days a week, 9am to 5pm. Interstate 5 to Palomar Airport Road Exit. Cost: $9 - 14/person. 760-431-0352. theflowerfields.com| Carlsbad Hotels 

DANVILLE  - Hats Off America Red T-Shirt 10K Run/5K Run or Walk. The 15th annual event invites you to join Sparky George, the Bear Flag Runner and an old Marine, at the 15th Hats Off America Red T-Shirt 10K Run/5K Run or Walk. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Sycamore Valley Park, 2101 Holbrook Drive, Danville, CA. Cost: $35, all runners and volunteers will receive a red t-shirt. There will be a presentation to Rachelle Arroyave with a check for $3,000, bringing the total to $15,100 to the family who lost a brave soldier. Contact Sparky George at (925) 855-1950 or [email protected]  hatsoffamerica.us.

ELK GROVE - Car Show & Truck Show. Sponsored by the Elk Grove Historical Society, pre-to-1950s cars and trucks are invited to participate in this event. Tours will also be conducted. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Cost: Free, no entry fee. Location: 9941 E. Stockton Rd., Elk Grove, CA. elkgrovehistoricalsociety.com

FERNDALE - The Secret Garden, musical. Filled with great songs, this musical surrounds a young girl and a garden, presented by the Ferndale Repertory Theatre on the North Coast since 1972. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $16. Location: 447 Main St., Ferndale, CA. Call: (707) 786-5483. ferndale-rep.org

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Earth Day Celebration at Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Have fun and learn about the environment with the whole family in a day that includes games and interactive booths that explore all aspects of the wetlands. Marine animals, birds, coyotes and raccoons, wetland ecology, history of the wetlands, and guided tours allow kids (who receive prizes for answering questions) and adults to spend a meaningful day outdoors. Hot dogs, sno cones, refreshments and more! Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center, 3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 846-1114. bolsachica.org

KELSEYVILLE - Wild West Shoot Out. 17th Annual event includes dinner and dancing; casino and spirits; prizes; and much more. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Mt. Konocti Growers, Inc. 2550 Big Valley Rd., Kelseyville, CA. lakeportchamber.com

LANCASTER -Putting it Together Musical Revue with songs form Sondheim.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: 16. Location: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA. Call: (661) 723-5950. lpac.org

LOS ANGELES - Wild Wild Westside. Esotouric Tours guided adventure. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Cost: $58. Location: Departs from Philippe the Original, 1001 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA. Call: (323) 223-2767. esotouric.com

ORANGE - Easter Train, Eggstravaganza and More!  Irvine Park Railroad is all set to drive the families and kids to see the Easter Bunny, and hunt for eggs. Face painting, bounce houses, and lots of photo stands are part of the fun. Train runs daily through April 11. Time: Park opens at 10 a.m. Cost: $4 train ride, kids under 12 months free. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Irvine, Ca. irvineparkrailroad.com

PETALUMA - Petaluma Mothers’ Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Join in the fun with an old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt on the lawns of Lucchesi Park.  Activities include photos with the Easter Bunny, musical entertainment, bounce house, cookie decorating, bunny ears crafts, face paint, refreshments and bake sale. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: Free admission. Location:  Luchessi Park, 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA. petalumamothersclub.org.

SAN DIEGO - Gas Lamp Easter Bonnet Parade. Entertainment, education, and food for both children and adults, including a Hatmaking Workshop, a Hat Contest, a Sidewalk Stroll parade and an Easter egg hunt for children ages 2-12. Inside enjoy a FREE stroll in the park, a variety of over 10 booths, a Story-Telling Stage and an Entertainment Stage featuring youth dance groups and a magician. Cost: Free; Hat-Making Workshop and Easter Egg Hunt Cost: $6 child; $12 adult. Call (619) 233.5008. gaslamp.org.

SAN FRANCISCO - 21st Annual Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fair. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: West Portal Avenue between 15th & Ulloa, San Francisco, CA. Call: (209) 267-4394. pacificfinearts.com

THOUSAND OAKS - 42nd Street, Musical. We're in the Money and many more hits. Time: 2 & 8 p.m. Cost: $42 - 78. Location: Fred Kavli Theatre -Thousand Oaks Civic Arts, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA. Call: (805) 449-2787. toaks.org




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