November 2009 Events



November 22, 2009




ENCINITAS - Encinitas Fall Festival. Held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Encinitas. Cost: Free. Contact Downtown Encinitas Mainstreet Association (DEMA) at 760-943-1950.


EUREKA - Mushroom Fair - The Humboldt Bay Mycological Society presents the annual Mushroom Fair at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. HBMS is a non-profit organization devoted to the appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of fungi. Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St., Eureka, CA. Call: (707) 822-8856


FALLBROOK - Holiday Art Faire - Join the wonderful holiday experience on the grounds of Pala Mesa Resort at an upscale local Artists and Artisans event that includes ceramics, pottery, sculptures, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen & ink, fiber art, photography, digital art, jewelry, murals, hand painted ornaments. Aqua Terra Restaurant will be selling food and beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, within the Art Faire. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $10 for tickets in advance, $15at the door. Location: Pala Mesa Golf Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Stay at the Pala Mesa Resort


LAGUNA BEACH - Saw Dust Festival Winter Fantasy Art Show Opens, Community Tree Light Ceremony. 4 weekends only, this annual event features art gifts for sale for the holidays. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $6 adult. Location: Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA. Info: (949)494-3030.


NAPA - Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire - This popular event, the Holiday Faire, features 82 booths of fine crafts, art, and gourmet foods. This is a great time to get your Christmas shopping done early – with the personal touch! Special orders are accepted and delivered by Christmas by most vendors. The Greater Napa Valley Lion’s Club again features the home-baked goodies annual sale, plus a full kitchen serving excellent homemade lunches and dinner. Time: Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Cost: Admission and parking are free, and the Downtown Shuttle makes stops in front of the Expo every 20 minutes.  Location: Napa Valley Exposition's Chardonnay Hall at 575 Third Street, Napa, CA. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Kim or Mark at 925/372-8961


ORANGE - Irvine Park Railroad Holiday Train. Time: Daily. Cost: Parking Fee. Free admission, fees charged for train rides and activities.


REDONDO BEACH - Seaside Ice Rink is open for outdoor beach ice skating next to the sunshine and sand.

SAN BERNARDINO - Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Carolers, cookies, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa Claus transforms the National Orange Show Events Center's scenic Lagoon into a glowing, enchanted wonderland with the annual lighting of a 70-foot holiday tree. Time: 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: National Orange Show Grounds, San Bernardino, CA.


SAN FRANCISCO - Pier 39 Tree Lighting Ceremony. Time: 1 to 6 p.m. Performers, entertainment and a host of activities on this special day. Tree Lighting begins at 5:30 p.m. Location: Beach Street at Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA.


SAN JOSE - Ballet San Jose Pirates of Penzance! Gilbert and Sullivan's PIRATES OF PENZANCE explodes onto the ballet stage with swashbuckling pirates and damsels in distress. It's a show you won't want to miss. Event runs only through November 22! Read the details


SAN JOSE - Downtown Ice - San Jose's outdoor rink opens to Public for season. Cost: $13-15. Location: Circle of Palms, 170 S. Market St. between San Jose Museum of Art and Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California. Call: (408) 279-1775 ext. 45 or


SANTA ANA - Head to Toe: All About Your Body. Explore the science under your skin with Taco Bell Discovery Science Center’s exhibit that includes five interesting body topics-- skeletons, organs, the senses, keeping healthy and general body facts. Hours: 10am – 5pm. Cost: $9.95 Age 2 to Teen; $12.95 Adult . Location: 2500 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705. Call: (714) 542-2823.


SANTA CRUZ - Monarch Butterfly Tour. Visitors can take Monarch Butterfly Tours at Natural Bridges State Beach. These walks take place during the winter months, when migrating monarchs come to Santa Cruz.  Since Monarch Migrations vary, call the park to find out about the butterfly populations.   Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Location: West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA. Call: (831) 423-4609.


SAUSALITO - Vintage Jewelry Show. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $6. Location: Sausalito Events Place, Idesst Hall, 511 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA.


VALLEJO - Return to Mare Island' Touro University's Walk/Run. 4th Annual 'Walk/Run will start on the Touro University campus and take many scenic routes through the area and eventually ending up back at the campus where food will be served. Everyone who registers for the walk/run will receive a t-shirt, refreshments, snacks, and more. Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.



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