California Events September 22, 2012

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

ALAMEDA: Living Ship Day: Military Model Exposition at USS Hornet. Features a scale models' exhibit hosted by the International Plastic Modelers' Society. On display will be hundreds of military scale models representing planes and ships from all periods of history. Meet model builders and vendors as you enjoy this one-of-a-kind hobby expo. Attend workshops from specialized model enthusiasts as they share the secrets of their crafts.   USS Hornet Museum 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3 Alameda, CA (510) 521-8448 x282. uss-hornet

APPLE VALLEY: Apple Valley Fall Festival. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Civic Center Park 14955 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley, CA 240-7000 X 7071, applevalley | Region: Inland Empire

ARTESIA: Festa de San Antonio, September 22-23, 2012. Food, concerts, celebration of Portuguese culture in Artesia--most events are held in Spanish. artesiades

BENICIA: Lisa Battle and The Moving Truth Group, Time: 8 p.m. Location: 851 Music Studio 1043 Grant Street Benicia, CA 94510 5 General Admission, BrownPaperTickets or 838-3006 | Region: Bay Area

BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest September 15-October 27, 2012 (weekends): features America's highest elevation biergarten; authentic German food, music, and dance groups; activities including America's only stein-holding contests; and a fun zone for children and families. 585-3000 bigbearevents | Region: Inland Empire

BOONVILLE: California Wool & Fiber Festival, Sep 21-23, 2012

CALISTOGA: Cruisin' Calistoga Beer & Wine Festival. Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 North Oak, Calistoga, CA. win-rods

COSTA MESA: Building Friends Fundraiser. Location: Westside Bar and Grill in Costa Mesa CA. buildingfriends

EL CENTRO: El Grito de Independencia and Taco Cook-off.cultural music, authentic cuisine, and artesian merchandise at this Celebration of Mexican Independence. Time: 5- 10 p.m. Location: Stark Field, El Centro, Ca. cityofelcentro

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 15 - October 14, 2012 (Saturdays & Sundays). Step back to an authentic Elizabethan Renaissance village nestled in the shaded glen of Hollister. English Ales, foods, entertainment and authentic period costumes bring one of the most romantic eras to life. Alhtages welcome! Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celtic Rock Series starts at 6 p.m. and is free with admission on Saturdays. Cost - subject to change: 5; Free age 12 & under. Weekend pass: 5; Pass for full event 50 (good for 5 weekends). Location: Casa de Fruta, 10031 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister, CA. 847-FAIR. norcalrenfaire | Region: Central Valley

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Gardening Seminar. UCCE Master Gardeners 10th Annual Seminar includes a full day of gardening lectures from experts on topics ranging from perennials, heirloom flowers and vegetables, soil, low water landscapes, citrus and growing an antioxidant garden. Attendees receive 10% off coupon for select books. Time: 9 a.m. -3 p.m., Check-in at 8 a.m. 7 (lunch is extra) Location: Huntington Beach Central Library 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach 708-1606 hotline@uccemc Registration: uccemg (right column link)

MONTEREY: The Old Monterey Fine Art Festival, September 22 - 23, 2012. This outdoor festival features renown artists presenting original work in all media of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts. The featured artist for this Festival is Geert Goeree. woodenshowartist . Festival patrons will also be able to visit the many retail shops and fine restaurants at Fisherman's Wharf. The hours of the event are from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is Location: Transit Depot parking lot, at 451 Del Monte Avenue and Figueroa Street, Monterey, CA. 813-4478.

Presented by West Coast Artists, westcoastartists .

MONTEREY: Monterey Jazz Festival Sept. 21-23, 2102. 500 jazz artists on 8 stages. 55th annual jazz mega-festival event. Friday: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Melody Gardot, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. Saturday: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, For True Tour, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Tony Bennett, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny & Christian McBride, Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamers Meets the 858 Quartet. Sunday: Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Directed by Paul Contos with Ambrose Akinmusire, Pat Metheny, Unity Band with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 55th Anniversary Celebration Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Potter, Benny Green, Lewis Nash. montereyjazzfestival | Region: Central Coast

PLACERVILE: California State Championship, September 22 - 23, 2012. KCBS Sanctioned Contest, Sportsman's BBQ Grill-Off Amateurs invited. Location: Placerville Fairgrounds 100 Placerville Drive Placerville, CA 95667 621.5860 Applications for event are available online: eldoradocountyfair

POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair. August 31 - September 30, 2012. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. Parking: . Open Noon Wed -Fri; 10 a.m. Sat & Sunday. lacountyfair | Region: Los Angeles County

REDONDO BEACH: Lobster Festival, Sept. 21-23, 2012. Location: Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach, CA. redondochamber

ROSEVILLE: Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale. Start the fall out right, with a Dolly Day This lighthearted show and sale is for everyone. They have dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes supplies, & more. Time: 9am - 3pm Admission: Adults . Children under 12, . Children under 5 Location: Placer County Fairgrounds, 8900 All-America City Blvd, Roseville CA 95678. Save admission at dolls4all . (775) 348-7713 Contact: Debbie Dyer or Dorothy Drake 775-348-7713 Email: info@dolls4all

SAN DIEGO: Pacific Islander Festival,  September 22 and 22, 2012   Ski Beach, San Diego, CA. Emphasis on the Indigenous People of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Heali'is Polynesian Revue is a special treat! Free admission There will be a fee for parking in the west side parking lots just west of Ski Beach near the Paradise Point Resort. per vehicle. No in and out privileges will be allowed. There's also a per person shuttle fee. All shuttles will be collecting from each person utilizing a seat on all shuttles taking you to the Pacific Islander Festival. For more information call 619-699-8797

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