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 Saturday, March 18, 2017 

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BAKERSFIELD: Train Days. Train Days. Climb aboard the locomotive and inside the caboose, tour Bena Depot, give out tickets, learn the telegraph, and help the sheriff put away desperados in the train jail. Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Kern Pioneer Village 3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA, 93301 Location: Kern Pioneer Village, 3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA. Cost: $10 (661) 437-3330

BERKELEY: Port Chicago 50 March 17 -19, 2017, play featuring Hal Williams (Sanford & Sons, 227).  A story of love for Country, the American Dream and a quest for Equality and Fairness.  Where: Black Repertory Group Birel L. Vaughn Theater, 3201 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA. Tickets: $25-35 approx.

BLYTHE: Colorado River Fair March 16-19, 2017
11995 Olive Lake Blvd. Blythe, CA

BREA: Brea Spring Craft Boutique March 18, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $2 admission, parking is free. Spring Boutique The boutique features unique, one-of-a-kind crafts, seasonal and year-round gifts and décor, wearable art, jewelry, florals, baby items, tasty goodies, and much more from over 250 vendors. All proceeds benefit the Community Center's youth and family programs.

CARLSBAD: The Flower Fields Opens March 1-May 14, 2017.  The Flower Fields, Carlsbad, CA

CARMEL: GourmetFest March 16-19, 2017

CEDARVILLE: Surprise Valley Squirrel Roundup March 18, 2017

CLAREMONT: Claremont Pie Festival March 18, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  2nd Street from Oberlin to Harvard Claremont, CA
Free admission A day dedicated to pie-baking and pie-tasting includes guest appearance by Kate McDermott, author of Art of the Pie. A car show features Classic Cars and Vintage Motorcycles such as Indian and Harley-Davidson.

CORONADO: Cottages to Castles Gala.  March 18, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at the Coronado Marriott Resort. Hosted champagne reception and silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner ushered in with the music of Coronado resident Marilyn Rees. KPBS host Elsa Sevilla -- from the series San Diego Historic Places. $160,

DEL MAR: Crossroads of the West Gun Show March 18-19, 2017. Time: Saturday, 9 a.m. -5:00PM Sunday, 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Admission: $16,

DUBLIN: St. Patrick's Day Festival March 18-19, 2017

HANFORD: Spring Fest at Hidden Valley Park 12-3:30 p.m. Geared for ages 2-12. Hidden Valley Park Hanford, CA $4-5, 

JACKSON: St. Patrick's Day Dandelion Days Celebration March 18-19, 2017, 10 a.m. - 5 -p.m. Location: Jackson, CA This annual St. Patrick's Day celebration features street entertainers, 5K run, pancake, ham and egg breakfast (at the Jackson Civic Center, 7 a.m. both days)

LONG BEACH: Native American Festival Shoreline Village Long Beach, CA Native American dancing, drumming, food, music and storytelling.  | pow wow

LOS ANGELES: Meet Disney characters at LA Zoo. March 17 & 18 is Peppa Pig 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday is PJ Masks 10:30 am to 4 pm Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Location: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA. Parking free. Call (323) 644-4200.

MARYSVILLE: Yuba Sutter Pow Wow. 12-6 p.m. Allyn Scott Youth Civic Center 1830 B Street Marysville, CA Open Gourd at 11 a.m. Hand Drum Contest, Flute Contest, Raffle, Contest Dancing

MAMMOTH LAKES: Gay Ski Week Mar. 15-19, 2017.  Elevation, the annual Mammoth Gay Ski Week, brings together people from across the country and the world, for a week of events that celebrate diversity, fun, and the best spring skiing and boarding in North America. Billed as  third largest gay ski week in North America. Location: Mammoth Lakes, California 93546.

MURPHYS: Irish Day March 18, 2017, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Parade - 11 a.m.

OLYMPIC VALLEY: Moonlit Snowshoe Tour & Dinner at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Time: 5:30 p.m. $75 dinner,

PERRIS: Iron Horse Family Steampunk Festival March 18-19, 2017, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Poplock Holmes and the magical medicine show of Dr. Solar, Steam locomotive and vintage trolley rides |  Steampunk artisans displaying jewelry, handiworks and steam-driven contraptions and imaginative gadgets |  Steampunk Victorian era costume contest |  Steampunk workshops and panels |  High Tea at the Fred Harvey Museum ($10 extra fee)  $15, $10 ages 5-11 years, (951) 943-3020. Location: Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 S. A St., Perris, CA

PERRIS: Breakfast with the Bunny March 18, 2017, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Civic Center Lawn 101 N. D Street Perris, CA

PICO RIVERA: L Festival March 18-19, 2017 Pico Rivera Sports Arena 11003 Sports Arena Drive Pico Rivera, CA $105- $170  | mariachi

RAMONA: Ramona Music Fest 4-10 p.m.
Visitors can enjoy two full days of bluegrass and other styles of music, at the Ramona County Fairgrounds.

RANCHO MIRAGE: Concert featuring Rick Braun and Josh Vietti. Concert 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $45 to $99.  Reservations are required by calling (760) 770-2150 or via email to,

RIDGECREST: NAWS China Lake Blue Angels Air Show March 18 & 19, 2017

RIVERSIDE: March 18, 2017 CSI - Citizen Science Initiative Butterflie. Join Citizen Science this C.S.I. day. Every 3rd Saturday of the month the focus is on a different Citizen Science Project and show you how you can contribute. This month we're all about flowers and the insects that need them. Come learn about butterfly related projects and how you can help. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location:  Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park,  400 Central Ave., Riverside, CA.

SACRAMENTO: O'Sac St. Patrick's Parade March 18, 2017 Parade marches down the streets of Old Sacramento each year with bagpipes, dancers, horse and carriage, and more.

SACRAMENTO: March 16 - 18 Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA.

SACRAMENTO: Camellia Folk Dance Festival ​March 17 & 18, 2017, 61st Annual Camellia International Folk Dance Festival
SIFDAC Polish-American Hall  327 Main St.  Roseville, CA 95678

SAN DIEGO: All Day Orca Play, a full day of events and activities delivering exclusive encounters with killer whales. Runs nine weeks, providing guests  unprecedented access to the earth's most majestic creatures.

SAN DIEGO: Mission Hills Plein-Air Art Home Tour March 18, 2017, 10 a.m. $60, Email Location provided with RSVP | homes

SAN DIEGO: Walk About - South Park Business Group, 6-10 p.m. Juniper & Fern St., San Diego, CA.

SAN FRANCISCO: Chocolate Salon March 18, 2017.  wine shows, this event has grown to include wine samplings with chocolate desserts and tastings. Flat fee ticket. Held at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion.

SAN JACINTO: Helpful Honda Pet Adoptions 12-4 p.m. at Riverside County Department of Animal Services' San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus, 581 S Grand Ave, San Jacinto, CA. Residents are invited to meet dogs available for adoption with complimentary pet-photo booth, leashes, food bowls, and doggy bags to those who visit and adopt. Throughout March Helpful SoCal Honda Dealers and the Guys in Blue sponsor events with local shelters and rescue groups. See:

SANTA BARBARA International Orchid Show March 17-19, 2017  annual event at Earl Warren Showgrounds 3400 Las Positas Rd. Santa Barbara, CA $14,

SANTA ROSA: Sonoma County Home & Garden Show March 17-19, 2017, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA

SARATOGA: Blossom Festival, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Heritage Orchard and Saratoga Civic Center, 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA  Free admission

SOLVANG: Taste of Solvang, March 15-19, 2017. A weekend of wine samples and food tastes. Cost:  TBA weekend pass, pre-purchase HIGHLY recommended. 

SOUTH GATE: South Gate Azalea Festival March 16-19, 2017
South Gate Park, South Gate, CA
Carnival, Car Show, Miss Pageant and more.

TURLOCK: Sintral Valley Derby Girls March 18, 2017. Food and Beverages sold. Time: 5-11 p.m. Location: Stanislaus County Fair Grounds Exhibits Buildings, 900 N. Broadway Ave. Turlock, CA 95380,

TURLOCK: Crab Feed Warrior Athletics Crab Feed. Time: 5:30 p.m.  Stanislaus State Main Dining On the campus of California State University, Stanislaus Featuring: All you can eat crab, salad, pasta and bread Followed by Auction and Raffle Benefiting Warrior Athletics Scholarship Fund $55 per person, | crab

VENTURA: Ventura County Spring Home and Garden Show March 17-19, 2017 Ventura County Fairgrounds - Seaside Park
10 W. Harbor Blvd.  Ventura, CA

VINTON: Sierra Valley Grange Cowboy Poetry & Music Show | cowboys

WASCO: Chili & Salsa Cook Off March 18, 2017
Music - Cash Prizes -Trophies - Raffles and Chili and Salsa and Beer Garden,  1st annual festival includes jalapeño eating contest, horseshoe throwing, bean bag toss and more fun.  Set-up Starts @ 7 a.m. Tasting for the public 12 Noon - 4 p.m. $20 team entry. Location: 16694 Wasco Ave., Wasco, CA. No outside alcohol allowed. Contact : Rodney @ (661) 809-4188 or Loop @ (661) 203-7329 Co

WOODLAND: Tractor Family Fest - at California Agriculture Museum and Event Center. See a collection of early California farm equipment and vehicles,  engines and tractors, demonstrations, a new exhibit, and kids' corner. Climb on a Caterpillar 10. Live music. Location: 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, CA. Cost: $10 approx.

WRIGHTWOOD: Mountain High Battle of Y-E-T-I at March Radness. 32 riders battle head to head in a game. Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

YOUNTVILLE: Taste of Yountville March 17-18, 2017, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $125-225 approx.,

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