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California Events Calendar May 9, 2010 


Sundday, May 9


AUBURN - Cain's Crossing Renaissance Faire.
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 - 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: OC Fair & Event Center/Building 10, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA.
IRVINE - Anatolian Cultures & Food Festival. Over 100 dancers, entertainment, vendors, activities for kids and amazing costumes welcome you to this annual festival at Orange County's Great Park. Styled after the Grand Bazaar in Instanbul, the vendor showcase provides the foods and flavors of a far away land.  Time: Daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Sand Canyon & Marine Way, Irvine, CA. Cost: $10 adult.

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 JOSE - Spring Repertory 2. Ballet San Jose:  Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA. Time: Thurs, Fri at 8 p.m.; Sat at 1:30 and 8 p.m.; Sun 1:30 p.m. Cost: $25-$82. Call: (408) 288-2800 x 204.
SUNSET BEACH - Sunset Beach Art Festival - This annual event is a local favorite. Held on the greenbelt (North & South Pacific), the event begins at 10 a.m. and goes till late afternoon. Cost: Free admission. Arts, crafts, a fundraiser raffle, live music and some vendor booths with soda and hot dogs are available. Take mom for Mother's Day and buy her a gift right there.

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.
TEMPLETON  - DreamCatcher, theatrical. Beautiful fantasy production for all ages. Time: Thursday, May 6 at 7 pm- Dress rehearsal/food bank fundraiser;  May 7 - 7:30 pm; May 8 - 2  &  7:30 pm; May 9 - 2 pm. Tickets $20; $15  under 12 years and over 60. Location: Templeton Performing Arts Center, 1200 S. Main St., Templeton, CA. Call: (800) 838-3006.



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