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May 2009 Events


  May 30, 2009


BERKELEY - Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival. Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley at the annual chocolate art event. Eat chocolate squares, cookies and brownies, while watch some fabulous chart art creations. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost: Free Admission; $10 /10 chocolate sampling tickets.  The to-go menu features organic cafĂ© mocha, chocolate mochi ice cream, and spicy chocolate tandori chicken, as well as the weirder chocolate goat cheese truffles, chocolate garlic clusters, and chocolate soap! Spend your tickets on these delights in the businesses flying festival balloons. Vendors with chocolate-related items and hand made arts & crafts fill the Farmer's Market area, music fills the air, clowns, and many more surprises. The artwork remains in place for the next two weeks. Location: North Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA. Call: (510) 548-5335.

CORONA - Koroneburg European Old World Festival. Southern California's Only Permanent Renaissance Village! Visitors to this 1450-1600 European Village enjoy jugglers, music, jousting, battles and entertainment for the entire family.  Time: 11 to 7 p.m. Cost: $12 -18. Location: Crossroads, Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880

FERNDALE - Arsenic and Old Lace, play. Two elderly sisters murder their male lodgers in this macabre farce presented by the Ferndale Repertory Theatre on the North Coast since 1972. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $10-12. Location: 447 Main St., Ferndale, CA. Call: (707) 786-5483.

GLENDALE - La Sylphide Ballet. Los Angeles Ballet performs this classic set in a fantastical Scottish surrounding. Other performances by this ballet company include the annual Nutcracker Ballet. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $24 - 95. Location: 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA. Call: (310) 998-7782.

GRASS VALLEY / NEVADA CITY - Northern Sierra Wine Country Wine Trail. The 11th annual Northern Sierra Wine Trail, a self guided tour of twelve wineries nestled in and around the cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City, features food, live entertainment and of course great wine tasting opportunities in the heart of California's Gold Country. Time: Noon to 5 p.m. Cost:  $40 both days, $25 Sunday Only, $10 Designated Driver. Location: Nevada County Winery Trail, CA. Call: (866) 355-WINE(9463)

LAKEPORT - Wood & Glory Classic Wooden Boat and Car Show. Annual event with more than 60 classic wooden boats on Clear Lake. Also, the 18th annual car show with food, entertainment, vendors, music, and awards. Time: Registration is from 6 to 10 a.m. Awards ceremony is from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Location: Lakeport's Library Park, Lakeport, CA.  Call: (707) 262-1508 or  (707) 263-5092
MORRO BAY - Miracle Miles for Kids 10K Walk/Run. The Family Care Network’s 6th annual run benefits high needs children on the central coast. The 10K (6.2 miles) race course runs along the water’s edge from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier, one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in California. When participants cross the finish line, they will be treated to a post-race party with live music, lunch, a diverse vendor fair, children’s activities and an award ceremony. In addition, every walker/runner will receive a goody bag filled with fun items and a 2009 Miracle Miles commemorative t-shirt! Time: 8:30 am and the post-race celebration runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $30; $45 through May 25; $50 day of.
SAN JOSE - The Little Mermaid, ballet. Ballet San Jose introduces the talents of its professional dance students with direction from Lise la Cour (formerly with Royal Danish Ballet) in a colorful production and original musical scoring. It's a must-see! Time: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $21-$47 adult;  $16-$42 child. Location: The California Theater, 345 South First Street in downtown San Jose, CA. Box Office:  (408) 288-2800.

SANTA CRUZ - Boardwalk Bowl. Public invited to sign up and bowl. Optional Pots, Doubles-Scratch Divisions and Brackets-Squad Prizes. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: $40 entry. Location: Boardwalk Bowl, 115 Cliff St., Santa Cruz, CA. Call: (831) 688-5854.

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