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October 2009 Events

 

 

  October 9, 2009

Friday

AVALON - Jazz Trax Jazz Concerts on Catalina Island. Top jazz artists perform Oct. 8-11; and Oct. 15-18. Costs vary. jazztrax.com

BLUE LAKE -  Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Directions: Northbound Hwy 101: Guintoli exit - go left. Follow directions to Mad River Beach and look for signs to Corn Maze/Pumpkin Patch toward the big red barn.

HUNTINGTON BEACH Oktoberfest German Celebration. Get out the lederhosen, dirndl and beer stein for a good time with an Oom-pah band from Germany. Beautiful bar maids, scrumptious strudels, and imported draft beers, plus lots of liqueurs to wet the whistle, and plenty of dancing (chicken dance is a must). Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $15, 21+ only. Location: Old World German Village's German Restaurant, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

JULIAN - Fall Apple Harvest. A San Diego tradition, the Annual Julian Fall Apple Harvest runs through November 15. This year, the Apple Harvest celebrates its 100th birthday as thousands of visitors venture to this historic East County mining town, nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, to sample fresh crisp apples, homemade apple pies and ciders. Visitors can also enjoy acres of colorful fall foliage, charming bed and breakfast inns, art shows, quaint antique shops and live entertainment. julianca.com

LATRHOP  - Dell'Osso Family Farm Pumpkin Maze. This 11th annual event includes an awesome maze to work your way out of, plus pumpkin blaster where you can shoot miniature pumpkins, Kiddie Land, Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Tractor Train, free Hay Ride, free Hay Bale Pyramid, free Speedway, free Hay Bale Labyrinth, Maze Bridges, food & fun. Cost: Free to $12.50. Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location: 501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop, CA 95330. Call: (209) 982-0833. pumpkinmaze.com

ORANGE- Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Fun for all ages, but designed for kids. Ride the train, play carnival games, hay rides, maze, haunted house, and pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No admission, parking fee at Irvine Regional Park is $3 weekday, $5 weekend. Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, CA.

PASO ROBLES - The First Crush Wine Weekend.  The Syrah Cluster will be held, inviting individuals and couples to enjoy an all-inclusive weekend of crushing the grapes, making the wines, and taking home two cases of your private label wines to enjoy. Cost includes hotels, transportation to wineries, etc. October 9-11, 2009. Location: Paso Robles, California. Cost: $1200 - 2000 (all inclusive weekend) approx. Registration: firstcrushwinemaking.com

PETALUMA - SlaughterHaunts Haunted House. Time: 5:30-7:30 Kid Friendly 7:30pm-11pm Ages 7+. Cost: 5:30-7:30pm $5 Kid Maze; 7:30-11:00pm $16 SlaughterHouse $6 Ghost Tunnels; $19 Both Attractions; Phone: 707-332-6171; Address: 15 Copeland Petaluma, CA. slaughterhaunts.com

POMONA - Off Road Expo. Nation's largest consecutive off road expo event with hundreds of exhibits invites the public to attend. Time: 10 a.m. approx. Cost: $10 adult; $5 child; Free under 6 years. Location: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768. Tickets available at offroadexpo.com, or box office (cash only) during show.

SAN JOSE - COPPÉLIA, full-length ballet in three acts. Coppélia is a lighthearted ballet that is perfect family fare for its easy-to-understand story, humorous special effects, and exuberant dancing. Derived from a tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it is the story of a mysterious old toy maker who creates a beautiful doll so life-like that an entire village is fooled into believing her to be real. A young man becomes captivated by "the girl with the enamel eyes", and his fiancée is not ready to step aside for this new "girl" in town. Time: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $30 to $85. Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose, CA. Ballet Box Office: (408) 288-2800. balletsj.org

SANTA BARBARA - “How Did My Cell Phone End Up in China?” Panel - with Mario Borgatello, President of Marborg Industries and Eric Lohela, former Recycling Coordinator for the City of Santa Barbara.  Time: 5:30-7:00 pm. Cost: Free. Location:  AFS Gallery 302 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Call: (805) 884-0459 ext. 15. artfromscrap.org
TEMECULA - Temecula Rod Run. This car event attracts thousands of automotive enthusiasts and spectators to Old Town Temecula each year. Admire the cars, listen to great bands, dine on the famous BBQ meals with smoky flavors, visit shops, booths, and vendors displaying their specials goods, services and talents. rodruntemecula.com

TEMECULA - Pig Racing, Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Peltzer Farms. Open daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Located 6 miles east of 1-15, take Rancho California Road Exit to Calle Contento. Peltzer Farms, 39925 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591. Call: (951) 695-1115. peltzerfarms.com

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