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California Corner : Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

August 07, 1994|MARY FRANCES SMITH

SAN FRANCISCO--Traditional designs and contemporary styles are showcased in works by 325 artisans at the 19th annual American Craft Council Craft Fair San Francisco, Aug. 12-14. Glass, wood, metals and other media are featured in the juried show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. In the Herbst and Festival Pavilions at Fort Mason Center. $6, general; free for kids under 12. (415) 896-5060.

MAMMOTH LAKES--More handcrafted pieces await at the Mammoth Lakes Fine Arts Festival, Aug. 12-14. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily in the parking lot at Doug Kittredge's Sports Shop, California 203 (Main Street) at Forest Trail. Free. (619) 934-7566.

VENTURA--Enjoy film classics under the stars at Silent Movie Night, 7 p.m. Aug. 13 in the courtyard of the Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive. "Tillie's Punctured Romance," with Charlie Chaplin and the Keystone Kops is screened, plus shorts. $3, general; $2, kids; free for kids under 12. (805) 658-4726.

TEHACHAPI--Celebrate the 31st annual Mountain Festival with events all over town, Aug. 20-21. Arts and crafts, kids' activities and entertainment are in the City Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Other highlights include a rodeo and a parade. Many events are free. (805) 822-4180.

ORICK--The bright yellow mollusk takes center stage at the 26th annual Banana Slug Derby, Aug. 20, in Prairie Creek Redwood State Park. A parade is about noon, followed by the races (in various categories) about 1 p.m. The homespun event seeks to educate the public about the much-maligned slug and its role in forest ecology. Free. (707) 488-2171.

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