California Events March 24, 2013

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013

BELMONT - Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival, March 23-24, 2013. Intimate venue featuring 25 artists at Carlmont Village Shopping Center, corner of Ralston Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas on the Peninsula. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Free admission. pacificfinearts

GLEN ELLEN - Bird-a-thon for Kids. family friendly birding event for kids 8-15 Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. The event includes a binocular boot camp and orientation, the bird watching hike led by Tom Rusert and Darren Peterie, co-founders of Sonoma Birding, and concludes with a tabulation celebration. Location: Meet in the Upper Parking Lot of Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA. person, plus per car. 938-5216, jacklondonpark

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE - Cherry Blossom Festival, March 23-24, 2013. Celebrate Japanese culture and the beautiful flowering trees in the landscape of Descanso Gardens. Enjoy drama, delectable cuisine and guided garden walks. All activities free with admission, . Tram is ride. Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA. 949-4200, descansogardens

NEVADA CITY March 23-24, 2012 Nevada City Psychic Fair. Nevada City 24th Annual Psychic Fair extraordinary metaphysicians, spiritual leaders and healers offer readings, lectures, workshops and services to help you move into the new vision and energy of the next period of development. Peruse the historic Miners Foundry: artisan jewelry, one-of-a-kind clothes and accessories, potions and lotions, gem essences, crystals, and much more at this Benefit for the Miners Foundry. Saturday 11 a.m.-7pm; Sunday 11 a.m.-5pm. Location: The Miners Foundry Cultural Center 325 Spring Street Nevada City, CA. . minersfoundry

OAKLAND -Running Festival. Oakland Running Festival brings both marathon runners and first-time racers from all over the area to Oakland. Choose from 5 races of all distances - marathon, half-marathon, relay, 5k and a kids fun run, whichever suites your style. oaklandmarathon

ORANGE - Easter Eggstravaganza, March 9-30, 2013. Train rides, pictures with the bunny, egg hunts, crafts, and bounce house entertainment. Weekends: 10 am - 5 pm, Weekdays: 10 am - 4 pm Irvine Park Railroad 1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869 irvineparkrailroad

PETALUMA - California Artisan Cheese Festival. 6th annual event features artisan, hand-crafted (and often organic) cheeses–some of the finest in the world! Event is held March 22-24, 2013, with tours throughout the region (Sonoma County) and Cheese Festival Tasting on Saturday and Sunday. artisancheesefestival

SALINAS - The Monterey Bay Classic Livestock Show, March 23 -24, 2013. This is a CJLA sanctioned single point show. RV sites with full hookups are available for per night. 372-5863. Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, Salinas, CA. montereycountyfair

SAN DIEGO - Rolando St. Fair - Music, dancing, face painting, a climbing wall, carnival rides sweet treats, food, and 200 vendor booths offer great entertainment at this annual community event. Location: Rolando Triangle, San Diego, CA. rolandocommunitycouncil

SAN FRANCISCO - Chocolate Salon. This event has grown to include wine samplings with chocolate desserts and tastings. Flat fee ticket. Held at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Time: 10 a.m. begins. 0 door. sfchocolatesalon

SANTA ANA - Bubblefest, March 28 - April 14, 2013. Astounding spring break bubble spectacular! Discovery Science Center 2500 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92705 542-2823 Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. 4.95 adult; 2.95 child. Parking . discoverycube

SANTA CRUZ - Santa Cruz Paddlefest, March 22 -24, 2013. This is the 27th year of the largest paddle powered surf contest in the world. Every international athlete worth their salt will be in attendance. It is a 3-day surfing contest for wave skiing, stand-up and surf kayaking. Time: 7am - 5pm. Location: Steamer Lane at Lighthouse Point Santa Cruz, CA. 458.4887, asudoit /paddle_fest/index.html

SANTA CRUZ - Pinot Paradise 2013: Pathway to Paradise, March 23 - 24, 2013. Visit select Santa Cruz Mountains wineries for samples of latest pinots, as well as limited library wines at some locations. Various wineries Santa Cruz Mountains. Time: 11 a.m. - 5pm. 685.VINE (8463) scmwa

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