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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

May 16, 1999|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

COULTERVILLE--Join the pack at the 14th Annual Coyote Howl on Saturday, May 22. Howling contests, arts and crafts, bingo, a horseshoe tournament and gunfighter skits will fill County Park at California highways 49 and 132. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (209) 878-3074.

IMPERIAL BEACH--The Chili Cook-Off and Jazz Festival will heat up the coastal town on Saturday, May 22. A pancake breakfast ($1.50; 75 cents for children) is at 7:30 a.m. Jazz bands, chili tasting and a beer garden are highlights. Veterans Park, Imperial Beach Boulevard. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. (619) 423-6581.

REDDING--Sample the 16th century at the Northwoods Renaissance Festival & Jousting Tournament, Saturday and next Sunday, May 22-23. Food and entertainment are ongoing both days. Redding Convention Center, 700 Auditorium Drive. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. $8; $5 seniors and ages 7-12; free under 7. (800) 280-8946, Ext. 26.

GRASS VALLEY--Pan for gold, visit a wagon train camp or check out the gem and mineral show at the Golden Legacy Celebration, Saturday and next Sunday, May 22-23. Nevada County Fairgrounds, McCourtney Road. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $3; free to ages 12 and younger. (800) 655-4667.

YUCCA VALLEY--Celebrate the area's mining history at Grubstakes Days, May 28-31. Carnival rides, a parade (10 a.m. Saturday) and entertainment. Friday is rock 'n' roll night, Saturday offers country bands and Sunday features Christian rock. Monster Trucks show 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday ($10; $5 ages 3-12). Grubstake Grounds, California Highway 62. Free. Call for hours. (760) 365-6323.

Schenden's e-mail address is lkschenden@msn.com.

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