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April 02, 2000|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

SAN FRANCISCO--Celebrate spring and Japanese culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival, April 8-9 and 15-16, featuring a food bazaar, performances, exhibits and demonstrations. The Grand Parade will march up Polk Street at 1 p.m. April 16. Japantown. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 8-9; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 15-16. Free. (415) 563-2313.

LINDSAY--A parade at 10 a.m. April 8 kicks off the Orange Blossom Festival, held since 1932. The festival, in Lindsay City Park, has citrus exhibits, arts and crafts, food and entertainment. Elmwood Avenue. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. (559) 562-4929.

PALM SPRINGS--At the 10th annual Indian Heritage Festival, April 8-9, check out the food, music, Native American dancing, arts and crafts and a chili cook-off. At the south end of South Palm Canyon Drive. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. $5; $3 seniors; $2 ages 4-12. (760) 778-1079.

MANTECA--Antiques, crafts and food vendors fill Center Street April 8-9 for the Crossroads Street Fair. 10 a.m.-dusk April 8; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9. Free. (209) 823-6121.

BORREGO SPRINGS--Growers roll out the Ruby Reds for the Grapefruit Festival, April 8-9, which includes arts and crafts, a classic car show (April 9), entertainment and kids' rides. Downtown. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 8; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9. Free. (800) 559-5524.e

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

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