California Events Calendar June 26, 2010


ALAMEDA - Alameda County Fair. Fair runs through July 11. Pleasanton CA
ATASCADERO - Lakeside Wine Festival. 15th Annual wine tasting affair for Charles Paddock Zoo is sure to please everyone’s palate from the beginner to the well seasoned. Food vendors showcase their finest cuisine and suggest wine pairings based on the varietals represented at the event. Accompanied by a juried fine arts display created by local artists, and demonstrations from plein air artists in action at the festival, the event is very exciting as is the setting–it takes place at the Atascadero Lake Park/Zoo with easy access from Hwy 101 and 41.  Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival, Lake Park, Marchant Ave. at Lago Ave., Atascadero, CA . Time:  4 to 8 p.m. Price = $40 in advance; $45 at the door. Call: 805-462-0177.

CALIFORNIA - Grunion Run in Southern California. Fishing license required for 16 and older. Best beaches span from San Diego to Santa Barbara.  9:40 p.m. - 11:40 a.m.
CALISTOGA - Farmer's Market. Time: 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Location: Sharpstein Plaza, Calistoga, CA
CAMBRIA - Country Coast Classic Bike Ride. Century 100 mile ride, Half Century - 50 mile ride, and a 25 mile ride. The Gene Cerise Country Coast Bike Ride is named for Gene Cerise who was an avid cyclist and youth enthusiast who loved Cambria and the Central Coast. Time: 6:30 a.m. Location: Shamel Park, Cambria, CA. Call: (805) 543-8235. Register:
DEL MAR - San Diego County Fair. Taste the Fun is the theme of the exciting far at San Diego Fairgrounds in Del Mar, which runs through July 5.
COSTA MESA - Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction. World's greatest collector car auctions. Cost, $TBD. parking $5. Location: Orange County Fairgrounds Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA.
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Wetlands Gardening - Enjoy the Great Outdoors while helping to restore the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! Help restore native plant communities through non-native plant removal, and cleanup efforts. Don't forget to bring: Drinking water, wear closed toed shoes, layered clothing you don't mind getting dirty, and protection from the sun. Time: 9 a.m. to Noon. Cost: Volunteer, no cost. Location: Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center: 3842 Warner Ave.Huntington Beach, CA 92649 R.S.V.P. at (714) 846-1114 or email: [email protected]
POINT ARENA - House of Floyd Pink Floyd Tribute Concert. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Arena Theatre, 214 Main Street,  Point Arena, CA.
SAN DIEGO - Gem Faire. Classes, demos, and gems to adore in this popular event where you can even find jewelry repair while you wait! Time: Friday: 12pm-7pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm. General Admission $5 Weekend Pass; Children 11 and under Free. Location: Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S., San Diego, CA.
SANTA CRUZ - Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf. The scenic Santa Cruz Wharf is the perfect setting for a celebration of the surf spirit and classic surf wagons. More than 200 pre-1950s "woodies" line the wharf. Music, T-shirts, memorabilia and prize drawings will add to the fun. Presented by the Santa Cruz Woodies. Co-sponsored by O'Neill, the Wharf Association and the City of Santa Cruz. Free bike valet. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free to watch.  Call (831) 420-5273 or email: [email protected].
SEAL BEACH - Red Car Museum is open. Noon to 3 p.m. Visit the past with a look at this historic rail car that used to drive between Los Angeles and Seal Beach daily. Transformed into a museum with videos, pictures and a great collection of memorabilia, it is well worth a stop and look. Open 2nd & 4th Saturdays, the museum provides the most comprehensive look into the history of Seal Beach. Donations are accepted. Location: Electric Avenue near Main St., next to Mary Wilson Library.  Call: (562) 683-1874.
TEMECULA - Street Painting Festival. Old Town Temecula Street Painting Festival spectators can jump right in by painting their own work of art and it’s free! Over 100 muralists and visual artists create giant pastel murals. Families, children, and beginners join in the creative endeavor in the family section where more than 500 smaller squares are blocked out for spectators to paint with pastels on the asphalt canvas. Street Painting awards are given on Sunday at 3:30 after the last mural is completed. Professional artists from cities throughout Southern California paint many of the estimated 300 murals on the asphalt of Old Town Temecula's streets. Street Painting Festival coincides with the Ralph Love Plein Air Festival. Call (951) 506-5100 or email [email protected] 





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