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California Events Calendar May 15, 2010 


Saturday, May 15


ANGELS CAMP - Jumping Frog Jubilee and Calaveras County Fair. A popular contest based on Samuel  Clemens’ trips to the Gold Country region that inspired his published work, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, about Jim Smiley and his frog Dan’l Webster. Event includes a carnival, vendors, games, entertainment and the famous Jumping Frog contest. Cost: $5 - 10. Location: Fairgrounds along Highway 49 between Angels Camp and Sonora.
- Catfish Derby. Largest Catfish Derby west of the Mississippi includes a grand prize of a boat and accessories! Goes through May 16. Sponsored by the Clearlake Oaks Glenhaven Business Association, entry fees are affordable for three days of fishing. Ranging between $10 and $50, kids 15 and younger can enter for around $10/each. Location: Derby Headquarters, Clearlake Oaks fire station, 12655 E. Hwy 20, Clearlake Oaks. Call: (707) 998-1006 /
CORONA - Koroneburg Old World Festival. Meet hundreds of family members living, working & playing in Southern California’s only permanent Renaissance Village! Visitors to this 1450-1600 European Village are entertained, discover fine arts and crafts, and enjoy delectable food and beverages. The setting is the fictitious estate of the Baron Heinrich Von Lauffer, located along the Rhine river (aka Santa Ana River) between Mainz and Strasbourg. Each year the Baron invites the finest minds and most talented actors to celebrate the coming of spring at his Barony of Koroneburg. The festival celebrates the inventions and changes of the renaissance period. Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays & 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Location: Crossroads Riverview Park 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880. Cost: $18 Adult; $15 Child 5-11 or Senior 62+; $12 Military with valid ID; Children under 5 Free.

COSTA MESA - West Coast Rockabilly Showdown - Brian Jay and the Last Call Boys perform at noon, Amber Foxx at 1 p.m. and the Hi Lo Trio at 2 p.m. The Showdown concerts and swap meet admission is FREE with the donation of a canned food item for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Regular admission is $2 and children 12 and under are always free. Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA. 
COSTA MESA - Costa Mesa Model Train Rides. Time: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location: 2480 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (949) 54-TRAINS.
FULLERTON - Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival. The 15th Annual event revs up with hot rods and cool custom classics followed by world class vintage and exotic beauties in a Concours d'Elegance on Sunday. Also take a look at the crowd-pleaser Hudson featured in the movie Cars, and a special gallery exhibit featuring Pinewood Design ‘10 and artwork by Cliff Cramp and Don Derler. A live performance of bawdy pre-WWII songs by the stunning Janet Klein and Her Parlour Boys will be held on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., along with plenty of amazing automobile attractions. Tickets for Saturday are $5 and $10 on Sunday. Event time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Muck is located at 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, CA. Call: (714) 738-6595.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Duck-a-thon. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Main Event at 3 p.m. (duck drop)  Location: Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach, CA.
LOS ANGELES - Side Man, Musical. Tony Award winning actors in this performance at the Skirball Cultural Center’s L.A. Theatre Works on Wednesday, May 12 at 8 pm; Thursday, May 13 at 8 pm; Friday, May 14 at 8 pm; Saturday, May 15 at 2:30 pm; and Sunday, May 16 at 4 pm. Location: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Tickets: $20-48, Call: (310) 827-0889 or

MORRO BAY - Mermaid & Pirate Parade. 2nd Annual Mermaid and Pirate Parade invites toddlers thru 12 years to dress in their best mermaid and pirate costume meet at the Rock and walk the Harbor Walk to Dockside II. Prizes, Best costume & goodie bags. Sign up at Target Rock 10 a.m. Info: (805) 772-4467.
OXNARD - Strawberry Festival. Annual event with food, music and entertainment. Take the train for easy access and parking.
SACRAMENTO - 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: Cal Expo/Building A, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA.
SACRAMENTO - Carried with Courage Historic Flags. The California State Capitol is home to a remarkable collection of nearly 50 flags dating from the Civil War, Spanish American War and World War I. The flags are on display through May in the State Capitol Museum. 10th and L Streets State Capitol, Room B-27 Sacramento, CA 95814. Phone: (916) 324-0333. Hours: Weekdays: 8 - 5 Weekends: 9 - 5. Admission: Free.

SAN DIEGO - Challenge of Change Convention - May 12th - May 15th, 2010.  Kona Kai Resort, San Diego.  Hosted by:  Professional Servicers Organization of California... a nonprofit association of Electronics and Appliance repair.  Three days of training by various manufacturers such as Panasonic, Sub-Zero, Whirlpool, LG etc.  Call 714 335-1259.  
SANTA BARBARA - Santa Barbara Sea Festival. Santa Barbara celebrates the bounty of the sea May 1-15 during the 10th Annual Santa Barbara Sea Festival. This year, festival founders the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum launch an expanded two week festival. The celebration kicks-off May 1 with the Santa Barbara Choral Society & Orchestra performing Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ stirring “A Sea Symphony” at The Granada, and ends with the Maritime Museum’s hands-on Sea Festival May 15 at the Harbor.

TEMECULA - Western Days. Weekend annual mock gunfights, activities, vendors, and entertainment in the streets of Old Town.  Saturday will feature a Western and Historical art competition and art show presented by the Temecula Valley Art League. Join the cast from the Temecula Gunfighters, numerous visiting gun fighting clubs, and other Old West costumed characters as they perform humorous skits and the high noon shoot out and robbery at The Bank. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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