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March 26, 2000|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

OJAI--A Renaissance village will spring up on Lake Casitas April 1-2 for the 10th annual Ojai Renaissance Faire and Shakespeare at the Lake. Expect entertainment on three stages, arts and crafts, children's play area, a tavern, strolling musicians and jugglers and Shakespearean theater. Lake Casitas. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. $10; $5 ages 5-12; $15 adult weekend pass. (805) 496-6036.

CLOVIS--Don your funkiest headgear April 1-2 for the Big Hat Days Festival. Activities include boat, auto and home and garden shows, arts and crafts booths, children's rides, entertainment and food. Throughout Old Town Clovis. 9-5 p.m. both days. Free. (559) 299-7363.

NICE--It's time for the annual Redbud Festival April 8-9 on the shores of Clear Lake. There'll be entertainment, food, arts and crafts. Along California Highway 20. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 8; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9. Free. (800) 525-3743.

ENCINITAS--Stroll among 350 vendors April 8-9 at the Encinitas Street Fair. Children's rides, entertainment and a beer garden will also be offered. Downtown. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (760) 943-1950.

PACIFIC GROVE--The Good Old Days Celebration, April 8-9, offers a historic photo exhibit, walking tours, pie-eating contest, Firemen's Muster (April 9), silent movie screenings. A parade begins at 10 a.m. April 8. The Statewide Police Motorcycle Competition is April 8. Lighthouse Boulevard. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (800) 656-6650.


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