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May 2009 Events


May 15, 2009


ANGELS CAMP - Jumping Frog Jubilee and Calaveras County Fair. A popular contest based on Samuel  Clemens’ trips to the Gold Country region that inspired his published work, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, about Jim Smiley and his frog Dan’l Webster. Event includes a carnival, vendors, games, entertainment and the famous Jumping Frog contest. Cost: $5 - 10. Location: Fairgrounds along Highway 49 between Angels Camp and Sonora.

BERKELEY - Violinist Yo Yo Ma Concert. This sell-out artist will perform selections include Bach's Cello Suites Nos. 1, 3, and 5.  Time: 8 p.m. Cost:  $150 - 250.  Location: UC Berkeley, First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA. Call: (510) 642-9988.

CLEARLAKE OAKS -  Catfish Derby. 26th annual event is the largest catfish derby west of the Mississippi. Time: Noon Friday through noon Sunday. Cost: $40 adult; $10 child. Location: 12655 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, CA. Call: (707) 998-3795.

KING CITY - Salinas Valley Fair. As good as it gets, the fair includes a carnival, demos, food and vendor booths, entertainment, livestock competitions, and wine competitions. Location: Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., King City, CA.

LANCASTER - The Full Monty. Cedar Street Theatre present Broadway's smash hit musical about six of out-of-work steel workers who organize an unlikely male stripper act. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $16 -20. Location: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA. Call: (661) 723-5950.

PORTERVILLE - Porterville Fair. Livestock, attractions, carnival and country fair nights are the highlights of this fabulous fair. Time: 8:00 a.m. - Main Gate, Livestock Gate, Livestock Shows, Concessions Open
4:00 p.m. - North Gate, Fun Zone, Carnival, Indoor & Outdoor Exhibits Open, Rotary Stage Entertainment
Midnight. - fair closes. Call: (559) 781-6582.

SANTA ROSA-  A Night of Opera Favorites. Join soprano Jamie Thomas and mezzo-soprano Amalia Dobbins as they feature the music of Mozart, Donizetti, Gounod, Strauss, and more in a program of opera's most beloved arias and duets with collaborative accompanist Michael Grossman. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $10 - 15. Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.  Call: (707) 546-3600.

SIMI VALLEY - Circus Vargas. Amazing acts under the big tent offer fun entertainment for all ages. Circus Vargas appears in Simi Valley through May 18. Time: 4:30; 7:30 p.m. Location:120 1/2 E. Los Angeles Ave. Simi Valley 93065. Call:


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