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September 2009 Events


Sept. 5,  2009


Labor Day Weekendd

  ARNOLD - Cedar Center Arts & Crafts Festival. 37th Annual Cedar Center Arts & Crafts Festival on Labor Day Weekend, September 5 & 6, features fine handmade arts & crafts and gourmet foods at one of the area's most popular events. Live country/swing music by "Homegrown" from Modesto and juggling by "Bonzai" Bunnell from San Francisco perform each day; continuous entertainment. The Ebbett’s Pass Lion’s Club serves a pancake breakfast from 7:30 - 11:00 each day. The Ebbett’s Pass Volunteer Department offers local beers & wine for sale. Hours of the Festival are 10 - 5 each day. Free admission and parking. Location: Highway 4, Downtown Arnold, CA. Call Kim or Mark at 925/372-8961, or email: [email protected]

CAPITOLA - Begonia Festival. 57th Annual Nautical Parade includes begonia covered barges floating down Soquel Creek to the Lagoon on Sunday. Today's festivities include the Sandcastle Festival Competition from 8 a.m. to Noon at Capitola Beach, Art in the Park at Noon; Concert in Esplanade Park from 4 to 6 p.m. Capitola Goes to the Movies at Dusk - on the Beach; and Float building viewing is from 4 to 10 p.m.

HEALDSBURG - Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. 29th Annual wine showcase includes wine sampling, Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $150. Location:  MacMurray Ranch, 9015 Westside Rd., Healdsburg, CA. Get Tickets and view more Sonoma Events

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Civil War Re-enactment and Encampment. The public is invited to enjoy the days gone by in the living history show in Huntington Central Park complete with Abe Lincoln. Live canon battles, camps, actors in costume and food vendors. Schedule: Saturday, Sept. 1 - 10 a.m. opens, 1:30 p.m. battle; living history weapons demo at 2:30 p.m., final battle at 4 p.m., twilight concert to follow. Sunday, Sept. 2 - Church service at 8 a.m., camp opens at 9 a.m., first battle at 11 a.m., weapons demo at Noon, 2nd battle at 2 p.m.  Call Kelly at (714) 969-8928

KERNVILLE -  Arts & Crafts Festival. 45th annual event. Sponsored by Kernville Art Association in Circle Park, Kernville, CA. Call: (760) 378-4109.

LAGUNA BEACH -  Sawdust Festival. Sawdust Art Festival features over 175 artists and creators with original, handcrafted gift items that include: hand blown glass, ceramics, clothing, ornaments, jewelry, painting, sculpture and so much more. Admission includes complimentary art project for all ages, entertainment, 3 outdoor caf├ęs and artist demonstrations including glass blowing. Call (949) 494-3030 Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA. Cost: TBD/person. Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

LAKE ELSINORE - Inland Empire Valley Symphony, concert. Music With A View Concert Series invites you to this free event. Bring blankets for an evening of relaxing entertainment. The City of Lake Elsinore and the Elsinore Valley Arts Network are proud to present the Concerts in the Park Series 2009. Food, Soft Drinks, Wine and Beer will be sold at each event.Have a Picnic. Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: McVicker Park, 29355 Grand Ave., Lake Elsinore, CA. Call: (951) 245-8890.

LAKEPORT - Lake County Fair Location: Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St,, Lakeport, CA. Call: (707) 263-5092.

LONG BEACH - Long Beach Blues Festival. The ong Beach Blues Festival features blues, soul singers, Orleans legends and Little Richard. Location: Athletic Field of Cal State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840. Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Cost: approx. $50/day; $80/2 day pass.

LONG BEACH - Greek Festival by the Sea. Time: Noon - 9 p.m. Cost: $2 donation. Location: 5761 E. Colorado, Long Beach, CA.

LOS ANGELES - LA County Fair. Time: Opens at 10 a.m. weekends, Noon on Wed.-Fri. Event runs through Oct. 4. Cost: $17 general, $12 age 6-12; Free under 6. Parking: $10 car.  Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. Call: (909) 623-3111.

LOS ANGELES - Monty Python's Spamalot. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $88 - 227 approx. Location: Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA.

LOS ANGELES - African Marketplace & Cultural Faire. Events include jazz, r&b and top music concert acts, literary presentations, vendors selling unique gifts and foods, and an entire fun zone for kids. The event also runs on September 1. Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Rancho Cienega Recreation Center, 5001 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016. Cost: Approx. $8.00 for adults $5 for children over 12 & Seniors. Phone: (323) 293-1612.

DUNSMUIR - Mossbrae Music Festival. Botanical Gardens Stage in Dunsmuir City Park, Dunsmuir, CA. Festival begins at 2:30 pm. All-ages. Cost: Approx. $15 in advance or $20 day of concert. $10 ages 5-17.

MAMMOTH LAKES - Annual Labor Day Festival of the Arts at Mammoth Lakes presented by by Mono Council for the Arts  More than 100 fine artists and contemporary crafts people gather in scenic outdoors for event that offers family fun, food and live entertainment, Times: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. Where: Sam’s Wood Site, on Minaret Road between Main Street (Hwy. 203) and Meridian Road in Mammoth Lakes. Cost: Free admission. and, or call (760) 873-7242.

RIPON - Color The Skies Rise Shine Give Run Balloon Festival 2009. " Benefiting Children's Hospital Central California ", this large two-day festival includes a Hot Air Balloon Launch at 7 a.m., Tethered Balloon Rides ($5); Pancake Breakfast ($8/ $5 seniors); Chug A Bug Train Ride ($2); and Arts, Crafts and Entertainment; and a  1mile, 5k, and Kids fun runs (registration on Time: 6:30 a.m. to Noon. Location: Mistlin Sports Park, Jacktone Rd. & River Rd. off the 99 Hwy, Ripon, CA. Cost: $5 parking. Call: (209) 509-5116.

SANTA ANA - Discovery Science Center. Discovery Science Center celebrates preschoolers during the entire month of September with a new 4-D movie - Turtle Vision.  Meet Smokey Bear and enjoy Smokey Bear Story Time! Then explore Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home, a new, hands-on exhibit all about recycling and conservation. Call 714-913-5030 to plan your group visit today! Time: 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Regular admission & exhibits go all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Address: 2500 N. Main Street,  Santa Ana, CA 92705. Phone: (714) 542-2823.  Get tickets
- Sausalito Art Festival. Sausalito Art Festival, America's #1 Outdoor Fine Art Festival, launches its 55th annual event over the Labor Day weekend with artists from around the world at Marinship Park on Sausalito's picturesque waterfront. Participating artists include award winners.  Time: 9 am - 6 pm. Admission: Around $20/general to free/under 6 years. Weekend pass available, prices subject to change. Hotline (415) 331.3757.Location: Marinship Park, Sausalito, CA.

SONORA - Certified Farmer's Market. Amnesia is featured entertainment. Fresh produce, crafts and live entertainment. Location: Theall and Stewart St., Sonora, CA. Time: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Call: (209) 532-7735.


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