March 2010 Calendar Overviews



March 6, 2010



BALBOA ISLAND - Balboa Island Museum. See photos of the island, read about its history, and buy souvenirs that commemorate one of America's favorite island getaways, Balboa. Open Wed & Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location:  502 S. Bayfront, Suite A (upstairs), Balboa Island, CA 92662. Please call to confirm the hours: (949) 675-3952.

CALISTOGA - Mustard Mud & Music Calistoga Jazz Festival.  Enjoy live jazz by cool cats and crazy combos in a variety of venues as you stroll through galleries and shops and dine at local pubs and restaurants. Take time to slip into a mud bath at one of Calistoga’s world famous spas. Time: 1 to 6 pm. Calistoga Chamber of Commerce: (707) 942-6333.

CAMBRIA - Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars: Grandma's Bag of Tricks, Book Signing. Noted local author, editor and illustrator Sharon Lovejoy will sign her latest book,, during an afternoon reception Saturday, March 6, at the Cambria Historical Museum. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing from 1-3 pm at the free family-friendly event benefiting the museum and the Cambria Historical Society. Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: Cambria Museum, Cambria, CA.

CHICO - YoYo Competition. Location: National YoYo Museum, Chico, CA.

DANA POINT - Festival of the Whales & Parade. Parade begins at 10 a.m. with a route along Pacific Coast Highway from Selva Road to Golden Lantern in Dana Point. FREE shuttle service to and from Harbor parking lots will be available. Festival Dates: Mar. 6, 7, 13, 14, 2010.

DEL MAR - 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: Del Mar Fairgrounds/Exhibit Hall, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA.

IMPERIAL - Imperial County Expo, Discover Treasures Below the Sea. Auto Racing, booths, food, rides, entertainment. Event runs through Mar.7. Location: 200 E. Second, Imperial, CA. March events

LAGUNA BEACH - Visions of Southeast Asia, art exhibit. Opening reception for exciting exhibit showcasing prominent Asian artists invites you to visit and enjoy. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, and great art will all be served! Time: 6 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Wendt Gallery, 1550 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach , CA 92651.

LONG BEACH - Heartbreaker, Led Zeppelin band. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $25; $20 student. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA. Call: (562) 985-7000.

MONTEREY - Dixieland Jazz Festival. 30th annual event.

NEWPORT BEACH - Pacific Coast Wine Festival. Held at the Island Hotel, the event includes live auction and luxurious wines. $250 person.

NEWPORT BEACH - Toshiba Golf Classic. To watch tournament first-hand, you can purchase tickets at (949) 660-1001. Cost is around $20 per day.

SACRAMENTO - Born to Ride: Motorcycles Past & Present. Runs through Mar. 12

SAN DIEGO - Hollywood Sings! An evening of Academy Award-winning and nominated songs of the Golden Era with Karen Giorgio and Glen Rose. Location: Schroeder’s at Tango Del Rey, 3567 Del Rey St. San Diego, CA 92109. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $25. Call: (858) 794-9044. For info/ reservations, email [email protected],

SANTA MARIA - Taste for Justice.  6th Annual event includes wine & beer tasting combined with a chef’s competition, a live & silent auction, and fantastic food. This is being held at Orcutt Brew Company, 315 S. Broadway, Orcutt. 13 wineries/breweries and several restaurants will participate. $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Includes commemorative wine glass.

SOLVANG -  Santa Ynez Valley Free Museum Day. Enjoy free admission on this day only at these museums: Buellton Historical Society History Room. Open: 7 am-10 pm (every day) Phone: (805) 688-7829. Location: 376 Avenue of Flags, Buellton, CA; Los Alamos Valley Historical Display & Depot. Open: 10 am-4 pm. Location: 515 Bell St. (Hwy 135), Los Alamos -Phone: (805)344-3315.; Wildling Art Museum, Open: 10 am-4 pm, Location: San Marcos Avenue, Los Alamos. Phone: (805)688-1082.2928; Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Carriage House, 3596 Sagunto, Santa Ynez, Open: 10 am-4 pm, Phone: (805) 688-7889;  Elverhoj Museum of History & Art, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang. Open: 10 am-4 pm. Phone: (805) 686-1211; Hans Christian Andersen Museum, 1680 Mission Drive, Solvang. Open: 9 am-5 p.m. Phone: 805-688-2052,;  Mission Santa Ines Museum, 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang. Open: 9 am-5 pm. Phone: (805)

SUTTER CREEK - House of Floyd Pink Floyd Tribute Concert. Time: 8 p.m. Location: State Theatre, 333 Oak Street Red Bluff, CA.
- Saturday Night Cruz from Bob's Big Boy. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free participation. Location: 1898 Willow St., Signal Hill, CA.

STOCKTON - Chinese New Year Celebration. Downtown Stockton's 7th annual event includes parade, vendors, and all kinds of entertainment.


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