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California Events Calendar May 22, 2010 


Saturday, May 22


BAKERSFIELD - National Jet Boat Association Drag Boat Races. The National Jet Boat Association brings speed boat racing to Lake Ming. Fast boats categories: jets, hydros and alcohol, compete on the 1/4 mile liquid track. Saturday all boats participate in qualifying runs. Sunday is elimination day, when after several rounds, the fastest boats win. Cruisin' T's sells commemorative T-Shirts and Rex's Nitro Burgers offers a variety of food for sale including the famous Nitro Burger. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Lake Ming Lake Ming Road, Bakersfield, CA. Cost: $12 Saturday; $15 Sunday; $20 Two Day Pass; Children under 12 free. Call: Denise Haynes (661) 331-2234 [email protected]

CALIFORNIA - Amgen Bike Tour / Race. Sunday, May 16 – Nevada City to Sacramento; Monday, May 17 – Davis to Santa Rosa; Tuesday, May 18 – San Francisco to Santa Cruz; Wednesday, May 19 – San Jose to Modesto; Thursday, May 20 – Visalia to Bakersfield; Friday, May 21 – Pasadena to Big Bear Lake; Saturday, May 22 – Los Angeles (individual time trial); Sunday, May 23 – Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village/Agoura Hills.  2010 Amgen Tour of California,
CAYUCOS - May Madness Fundraiser. Raises money for the 4th of July Fireworks.
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.
DANA POINT - Doheny Blues Festival. Two days of nothing but great blues music. Time: Daily. Location: 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA.
HAYWARD - 2010 California Ghost Hunters Conference. Join the 8th annual California Ghost Hunters Conference sponsored by the Ghost Trackers Paranormal Research Group.  John J. Oliver, professional psychic/medium and STAR of "Haunting Evidence" will be guest speaker; Gloria Ramirez (Young) brings a comprehensive lecture dealing with ghost hunting, photography and equipment; and bonus visits to  historic and HAUNTED venues - the Meek Mansion and McConaghy Mansion, plus San Lorenzo Cemetery. These two magnificent mansions are currently being renovated allowing for better odds of hauntings and have great history. Location: LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 20777 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA. Cost: $150 person. Call: 408-207-3612Registration:
LOMPOC - People's Day at Mission La Purisima. It's 1822 at the mission as costumed docents and staff portray life of the mission during that era. Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Highway 246 near Lompoc.
LONG BEACH - Trey McIntyre Project. One of the most sought after choreographers, Trey McIntyre conjures up emotionally charged dances that defy categorization, set to musical scores ranging from Beethoven to The Beatles. The New York Times hails McIntyre as, “One of America’s most surprising talents!” Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $40; $35 student. Location: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA. Call: (562) 985-7000.
MARIPOSA - Mariposa Rotary Fine Art & Wine Festival. The beautiful and historic Mariposa County Courthouse provides lush lawns and the serene setting for tthe 6th Annual Time: 11am to 6 pm. Cost: The event is Free. $10 to taste wine. Location: Mariposa Courthouse, Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA. Contact:Contact Susie Stonum, 209-605-0121 or the Mariposa County Visitors Center at (209) 966-7081.
PASO ROBLES - Paso Robles Wine Festival. Tasting in the Park . Call: (805) 239-8463,
RANCHO SANTA FE - Celebrity Classic Hosted by Drew Brees. The 12th annual Celebrity Championship hosted by NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback Drew Brees brings together over 50 of the best celebrity golfers in the world for a purse of $100,000. The tournament consists of a 2-day Celebrity-Amateur and a 36-hole, celebrity-only competition. The general public is welcomed to all three days of the tournament, which includes fifth annual Military Appreciation Day on May 23 where military families get in free. Family Day will also be hosted in conjunction with Military Appreciation Day on May 23.  Proceeds will benefit Rady Children’s Hospital, Pro-Kids Golf Academy, San Diego Armed Services YMCA and other San Diego Charities. Three-day tournament tickets are $10. Children under 10 and guests with military I.D. are free. Location: Morgan Run Resort and Club 5690 Cancha De Golf Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 Time: May 21 and 22: 7am – 6pm May 23: 9am – 4pm For further information please contact Cheryl Smith-Lemox [email protected] 858.836.0127
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 - Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition. Time: 10 a.m. Cost: Free to watch; $50 for dog registration. Location: Dunes Park/Beach 700 Seacoast Drive Imperial Beach, CA 91932. Call: (619) 424-4416.

SAN DIEGO - Walk For Hope.  Registration Opens: 7:00 a.m. Stage Presentation: 8:30 a.m. Walk Begins: 9:00 a.m. Vendor Booths Open: 7:00 a.m. Start Location: Point Loma Nazarene University 3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106. Registration Fee: Adults - $30 Children (12 and under) - $20.
SAN FRANCISCO - Uncorked Wine Festival at Ghirardelli Square. Afternoon wine tasting event is by ticket only. Time: 1 - 6 p.m. Cost: $50. Location: Ghirardelli Square. Contact:

SAN FRANCISCO - Birth of Impressionism. Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay at the de Young Museum, May 22 - Sept. 6, 2010. Art featured includes Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay at the de Young Museum. Cost: $25. Location: Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118.
SANTA BARBARA - 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: Earl Warren Showgrounds/Exhibit Hall, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA.
SEAL BEACH -  US Power & Sail Squadron Pancake Fundraiser. Have a hot breakfast in the all you can eat meal that includes Pancakes, with OJ, Milk, Sausage. Raffle & Drawings $5. Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Proceeds will go to Boating and Water Safety Education Location: Seal Beach Yacht Club (SBYC) 255 North Marina Drive Long Beach CA 90803 US.
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.

SUNOL - Toast of Spring on the Wildflower Train. Livermore Valley vintners host wine tasting to during a one hour excursion filled with views of California poppies, lupin and mustard wildflowers seen from a vintage train ride through Niles Canyon. Board at the old Sunol depot and travel part of the historic route of the first transcontinental railroad. The one-hour round-trip excursion is about 14 miles. Suggested donation for regular trips: $10 (this event may cost more, call for details). Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Call: (925) 862-9063.
SUSANVILLE - Susanville Indian Rancheria Memorial Powwow. $16,500 in cash prizes for 20 dance competition categories (including tiny tot) at the 1st Annual Susanville Indian Rancheria Memorial Powwow. Maidu, Pomo and Miwok Dance Groups will all be represented. Other contests include: Hand Drum Contest—Free Entry 1st Prize $600, 2nd Prize $300, 3rd Prize $100; and Hand Game Contest– $ 2,000 Winner takes ALL. Schedule: * Friday, May 21 - Sunday, May 23, 2010: Traditional Dance Demonstrations of local Indian Tribes, Dancing and Vendors * May 21: Vendors will be open at 4 pm; War-dancing and Grand entry 6:30 until 11 pm * May 22: Vendors open at 10 am; dancing and Grand Entry at 12:30 pm and again from 6:30 until 11 pm * May 23: Vendors open at 10 am; dancing and Grand Entry from 12:30 until 6:00 pm. Location: 845 Joaquin Street, Susanville California 96130 Cost: Free admission. For more information: [email protected], Call Donna at: 530-257-5449, or

VACAVILLE - Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadors.  Vacaville Performing Arts Center. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-25. Tickets: 707-449-6217.




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