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Saturday April 20, 2013 

ALAMEDA - Earth Day Festival. Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Washington Park, Central Avenue & 8th Street Alameda, CA 94501 Cost: Free.
ARNOLD - Mr. Frog's Wild Ride. 6th annual foothills biking event in Calaveras County goes through the Sierra foothills.
BREA - Vocaldente A Cappella Art in Concert, April 19-21, 2013.  Straight from Germany as winner of the renowned Harmony Sweepstakes, the hottest a cappella import has enchanted audiences the world over. Time: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Adult: $32; Senior: $29; Child: $26. Location: Curtis Theatre at the Brea Civic & Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, Ca. Call: (714) 990-7722,
CAMBRIA - Chili Cook Off & Car Show. Raffles, prizes, entertainment. Chili tasting from 12 noon - 3 p.m. Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Vets' Hall/Pinedorado Grounds, Cambria, CA. Call (805) 927-3624,
CHICO - California Nut Festival. Food samples, wine and beer tastings, plenty of nuts and a souvenir wine glass, many bands, beautiful setting.  Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway, Chico, CA
(530) 893-0545,
CORONADO - Coronado Flower, April 20-21, 2013. The Coronado Flower Show is held annually on the third weekend of April in Spreckels Park in the center of Coronado's Village. This is the largest flower show, held under tents, in the nation. Exhibits inside tents surrounding a central gazebo, which becomes the stage for continuous entertainment, announcements and trophy presentations. Admission $5. Location:
COSTA MESA - America's Family Pet Expo - Orange County, April 19-21, 2013. Includes new reptile show & sale. Do not bring your pets!  Open 10 a.m. daily. Cost: $13. Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA.
- Soup & Song. This is a fundraiser for Railroad Days. Time: 5-9 p.m. Location: Dunsmuir Community Building, Dunsmuir, CA.
ENCINITAS - Encinitas Garden Festival. Time: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost: $23, $30 if remaining on day of.
- Ramona, play. California's official outdoor play is in its 90th season. Dates: Apr. 20-21, 27-28, May 4-5, 2013. Cost: $32-49. Location: 27400 Raomona Bowl Rd., Hemet, CA. Call: (951) 658-3111.
- Home Tour. 41st Annual AAUW Home Tour in the county seat of Amador County includes Victorian neighborhoods, a pioneer cemetery, and an emphasis on historic preservation.  The tour showcas 1852 National Hotel, the three-story Mine Office at the Kennedy Mine, and two vintage residences. Visitors will also tour a contemporary Mediterranean home set in a vineyard and olive grove, and an Italianate-style home surrounded by lovely gardens. Another historic residence will host a tea with homemade cookies. Two of the homes will also feature wine tasting and an art show. Time: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Ticket$22 pre, $25 tour day.
LANCASTER  - California Poppy Festival. 20th Annual California Poppy Festival April 20-21, 2013 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lancaster City Park 43011 N. 10th St.W. Lancaster, CA Cost: $8; $5 age 6-12 & seniors; Free under age 5 LEMOORE - Annual Central Valley Pizza Festival, April 19-21, 2013. Held  in Downtown Lemoore, CA. Call: (559)  924-6401,
LONG BEACH - Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 19-21, 2013. Cost: $28-295, Hospitality Club $495-875. Location: Downtown Long Beach, 300 E. Ocean Ave., Long Beach, CA.
MARTINEZ - Bay Area Craft Beer Festival. 30 of the top breweries, Your ticket to the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival includes admission, a commemorative glass, entertainment and an afternoon of beer tasting Time: Noon-4 p.m. Cost: $35-45. Location: Historic Cannery District on Martinez Waterfront, Martinez, CA.
MENLO PARK -  Sidewalk Fine Arts, Festival April 19-21, 2013,   31st Annual Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival takes place along tree-lined Santa Cruz Avenue and plays host to 100 artists. Call: (209) 267-4394. MONTEREY - April 18-21, 2013 Sea Otter Bike Classic. With more than 400 exhibitors representing 700 of the world's best cycling brands and 50,000 athletes and fans, the Sea Otter Classic is North America's premier cycling celebration. Festival Pass $12 day of, $35 four day pass,  free age 12 and under. Registered athletes (both competitive racers and Gran Fondo recreational riders), free all week. Location: Laguna Seca Recreation Area entrance gates the Athlete Registration building  Trackview Pavilion/Red Bull Energy Center.
NOVATO -  Great Chefs and Wineries.  The evening kicks off in an outdoor tent with a feast of culinary delights by chefs from 25 of the Bay Area's best restaurants accompanied by wine pourings from an impressive lineup of 25 elite wineries from California's finest growing regions. Guests will then enter the dining room for a decadent dessert and live entertainment. Time:  5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Venue: Fireman's Fund Insurance 777 San Marin Drive Novato, CA 94945.  Cost: $300 per person, buy online: greatchefsandwineries.orgSponsorship
OCEANSIDE -Oceanside Days of Art, April 20-21, 2013.  Two day fine art festival. Live entertainment and food vendors with 120 artist booths. Family friendly event. Free to the public. Free hands on art activities. Parks & Recreation - Special Events Location: Pier View Way / Civic Center Drive Sponsored by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation.
PACIFIC GROVE  Wildflower Show, April 19-21, 2013. 52nd Annual Wildflower Show is the largest wildflower show in the Northern and Western Hemispheres. Immerse yourself in a sea of more than 600 species and varieties of Central Coast wildflowers. Cost: $5. Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA.
RED BLUFF -   Red Bluff Round UP & Parade themed Women of the West. Parade is held on April 20.  April 17-21, 2013
REDONDO BEACH - Spring Fest, April 18-21, 2013.  2013 Spring Carnival & Community Festival.  Carnival Rides, Kids Zone Arts & Crafts, Food Court and Gourmet Food Trucks. Free admission. Hours: Thursday 5–11pm, Friday 5–11pm, Saturday 11am–11pm, Sunday 11am–8pm. Location: Aviation Park near the Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA.
MARTINEZ - Bay Area Craft Brew Festival. 30 of the area's best microbreweries. Time: Noon-4 p.m. Cost: $35. Location: Historic Cannery District at Martinez Waterfront Taratino Drive Martinez, CA.
-  Tour de Cure San Diego, Touring Event. Start at Torrey Pines High School and take the challenge and get ready to Take the Ride of Your Life! The sense of accomplishment that you'll feel as you cross the finish line can only be matched by the difference you'll be making in the lives of the 25 million Americans living with diabetes. Call: 619-234-9897 x 7418.
SAN FRANCISCO Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival,  April 13-14 and April 20-21, 2013. Cherry Blossom Parade Apr 21, 2013. Route: City Hall to Japantown, San Francisco Time: 1 p.m. start.
-Trout Derby, April 20-21, 2013. Cachuma Lake Recreation hosts 18th annual fishing derby with over $5,000 in cash prizes and thousands more in merchandise prizes! Location: 2225 Hwy 154, Santa Barbara, CA.  Call the Trout Derby Hotline (805-693-8381) or the Nature Center (805-693-0691) for more info. 
SANTA CLARITA - Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival  Apr. 18-21, 2013.  $20/day, $10 child; $30/2 day pass, $15 child. Special performances and tours are sold separately. Location:  Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, 24715 Oakcreek Ave.,  Newhall, CA.  
SEBASTOPOL -Apple Blossom Festival & Parade  Apr. 20-21, 2013.
SOLVANG - Vintners Weekend Wine Festival April 19-22, 2013.
TEMPLETON - Central Coast's Earth Day Food & Wine Festival  Earth Day Food & Wine Festival Weekend
Scandinavian Festival,  April 20-21, 2013. Celebrate Scandinavian food, culture and costumes with cuisine, parades, entertainment and activities for all ages. Time: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;  Old Time Scandinavian Dance: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $8, age 4-11 $1. Location: Cal Lutheran Campus, 60 W. Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks, Calif.
THOUSAND OAKS - Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show and Gourmet Food Truck Event. Plaza Homeowners who are planning work around their house can talk to professionals and get ideas and advice at the 36th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. Over 170 vendors are on hand with information on everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to interior decorating to landscaping, pools and spas. Gourmet Food trucks will be at the show on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 20.  Cost at the door: $4 per person. Location: Hyatt Westlake, Thousand Oaks, CA. Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Contact: Rick Goodman @ 805-529-0760, Free passes are available online at
TRUCKEE - Earth Day Tahoe-Truckee.  Village at Squaw Valley Earth Day Festival, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.  Location: Village at Squaw Valley, 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Truckee, CA.
YUBA CITY - Bike Around the Buttes.


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