July 12, 2009



July 2009 Events




ATASCADERO - Lavender Festival. 4th annual Lavender Festival at Green Acres Lavender Farm includes green themes, vendors, musical entertainment, locally grown and locally made products, and a beautiful farm setting to enjoy the day. The event runs 2 weekends, July 11-12; and July 18-19. Time: Cost: Free admission. Location: Green Acres Lavender Farm, 8865 San Gabriel Rd., Atascadero, CA. Tel:(805)466-0837. Evening Concert with Singer Corinne West at 7 p.m. costs $20/person, and dinner option is $30. greenacreslavenderfarm.com

CARLSBAD - Carlsbad Triathlon. 28th Annual event is one of the world's top 5 longest running triathlons. It is a sprint distance race, consisting of a 1K Swim, 25K Bike, and 5K Run. The course begins at Tamarack Surf Beach and follows the coastline of Carlsbad past scenic beaches, lagoons and wildlife preserves. It boasts an ocean swim, a rolling bike course and a smooth run for the finish. Time: 8 a.m. to Noon. Cost: $90 -150 (approx.) Location: Tamarack State Beach, Carlsbad, CA. carlsbadtriathlon.com

COSTA MESA - Orange County Fair. Orange County Fair is one of the most popular urban fairs in the U.S. Pig races, people contests, carnival rides, food, fun, and loads of live entertainment and fun for the entire family. Runs through Aug. 9, 2009 (closed Mondays). Tickets: $5 - 10, kids under free 5 free, subject to change. Location: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 708-1500. ocfair.

LOS ALTOS - Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival.  30th Annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival in downtown Los Altos features the work of artists from across the Western U.S., wine from a half dozen of the region’s finest vintners and a wide variety of food. Free concerts throughout the day with bands such as free concerts from performers such as California Beach Boys, Double Funk Crunch, Debbie Thacker, and The WoogieMen. Rides and activities in the Kidzone make for a family fun day. Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Address: Main and State streets, Los Altos, CA. Cost: Free. Contact: downtownlosaltos.org

LOS ANGELES - Monty Python's Spamalot. Time: 1 & 6:30 p.m. Cost: $88 - 227 approx. Location: Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA. centertheatregroup.org/

MANHATTAN BEACH - Celebrating You...Enhancing the Woman Within, A Day of Sisterhood.culpted Silhouette invites you and other savvy ladies to Celebrate You! with fun, food, and shopping.  Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Appetizers, cocktails and goodies will be provided for all. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $30/person. Location: The Belamar Hotel, 3501 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA. brapalooza.com
Maria Muldaur Concert. Mendocino Music Festival includes the Festival Orchestra, Chorus, and Chamber Players at Mendocino Headlands State Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean,  Main Street between Lansing and Kasten, Mendocino. The event runs through July. Shows are at 8 p.m. Call (707) 937-4041. mendocinomusic.com

OXNARD - Oxnard Bill of Rights Tall Ship Cruises. Historic ship sets sail each weekend for a 3 hour cruise offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost: $45; age 55+ $40; $35 age 12 and under. Location: Marine Emporium Landing, Channel Islands Harbor, 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA. Call: Island Packers Cruises (805) 642-1393. islandpackers.com.

PALO ALTO - The Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival. The 17th Annual art festival attracts thousands of discriminating shoppers and collectors in an open-air celebration of clay and glass artistry. 175 artists display a range of traditional and contemporary handcrafted clay and glass art such as Raku ware, Ikebana dishes, Stunning ceramic and glass jewelry, Hand-blown glassware, porcelain vases, ceramic tiles, chandeliers & lighting fixtures,  dinnerware and whimsical teapots. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location:  Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303. Contact: (650) 329-2366. acga.net

PASADENA - Rose Bowl Flea Market. Rose Bowl Flea Market and Market Place is billed as the flea market of the stars. With over 2500 vendors, this decades-long tradition of outdoor shopping is a whopping success that continues to delight all ages. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $8 - 20; Free for kids under 12 with an adult; Free Parking. Location: 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA. rgcshows.com

PLEASANTON - Alameda County Fair. Award-winning fair features top acts and wristband one fee for carnival rides. The theme in 2009 is "Come Out & Play", and you can play through July 19 (closed on Mondays). Bucky Covington performs today. Fair time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $10; kids $6; parking: $8; Carnival wristband $20 approx. Location: Valley Ave. @ Bernal, Pleasanton, CA.  alamedacountyfair.com

POWAY - Bette Pegas, Author. Pegas wrote  Chasing A Dream in the Galapagos: A Personal Evolution.  She will have a Presentation and Book Signing. Time: 1 p.m. Cost: Free, open to the public. Location: Poway Library’s Community Room, 13137 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064. Call: (858) 513-2900

SAN JOSE - Hot San Jose Nights Car Show. This first ever event produced by Mike Hennessy of Car Guy Channel TV Show and KNRY Radio is a huge car event comprised of a classic car show/competition; automotive swap meet; classic car cruise; military vehicle and many exhibits and products. Location: San Jose Convention Center, South Hall, 435 South Market Street, San Jose, CA. hotsanjosenights.com

SANTA BARBARA - French Festival Bastille Day Celebration.  22nd Annual French Festival held on Bastille Day Weekend in Santa Barbara's Oak Park is where America celebrates France... and what's best is that it is free! Billed as the largest French celebration in the Western United States, French chefs cook cuisine from crepes to quiche, a huge huge Eiffel Tower and French-themed entertainment on three stages: cancan, hot jazz a la Django Reinhart and music and dance the entire time plus the Poodle Parade and c Fatales Drag Review. Time: 11am-7pm. Call: (805) 564-PARIS (805-564-7274). frenchfestival.com.

SUNOL - Historic Train Rides. Depart from Sunol depot and travel part of the historic route of the first transcontinental railroad. Departure times: 10:30 a.m.; Noon; 1:30 and 3 p.m. Cost: $10. Location: Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Call: (925) 862-9063. ncry.org

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