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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

July 21, 1996|MARY FRANCES SMITH

PETALUMA--Step back in time at the fourth annual "Cruisin' Into Summer" car show and celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 27. In addition to a display of about 200 classic and antique cars, there are pie-eating and Hula Hoop contests, classic rock 'n' roll, and more. Free. In the Plaza North and Plaza South shopping centers on North McDowell Boulevard. Information and car show registration: (707) 762-2234.

SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST--Families explore and learn together at the Children's Forest Family Day Camp, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27. Enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, entertainment; demonstrations by forest researchers; and more. In addition, there are lessons/walks for families in orienteering, the sport of navigating, which uses a map and compass. $25 for a family of four (additional fees for bike or horse rentals.) In the Children's Forest, six miles north of Running Springs. (909) 337-5156.

BEAR VALLEY--Classical, folk, jazz, opera and more are staged at the Bear Valley Music Festival in the scenic Central Sierra, July 27-Aug. 11. Concerts by the Festival Orchestra, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Livingston Taylor, the Mamas and the Papas, and others are presented in the Festival Tent in Bear Valley Village. Tickets: $12-$28; special packages available. (A free children's concert is 10 a.m. Aug. 3.) (800) 458-1618 or (209) 753-2574.

PALM SPRINGS--More than 150 films are slated for the second annual Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, July 31-Aug. 4. The shorts, by filmmakers from 28 nations, are in the animation, comedy, documentary, drama and experimental categories. Screenings are in the Springs Theater at the Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros. Programs are $7, general; $6, seniors; discount coupon books are available. (619) 778-8979 or (619) 778-4100.

SAN FRANCISCO--Original creations in a variety of media take center stage at the American Craft Council Craft Fair San Francisco, Aug. 2-4 in the Herbst and Festival Pavilions at Fort Mason Center. Works in wood, glass, metal, fabric, and other materials are featured in the juried craft fair, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $7 for one day; $12, two-day pass; free for those under 12. (415) 896-5060.

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