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September 03, 2000|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

JULIAN--Immerse yourself in the Grape Stomp Festa Sept. 9 in wooden tanks full of grapes. Other festivities include wine tasting; eating Italian food; entertainment and boccie ball games. Menghini Winery, 1159 Farmers Road. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $5; under 5 free. (760) 765-1857.

MONTEREY--A parade will kick off the Festa Italia-Santa Rosalia Festival, Sept. 9-10. Italian music, food and crafts will fill Custom House Plaza, and a parade will roll down Alvarado Street at 3 p.m. Sept. 9. Downtown. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. both days. Free. (831) 649-6544.

SAN FRANCISCO--Revisit this city's seafaring past with boat rides, tugboat races, food and music during the Festival of the Sea, Sept. 9-10. Hyde Street Pier. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Free. (415) 561-6662.

YUBA CITY--The California Prune Festival, Sept. 9-10, will offer cooking demonstrations, an artisans' village, concerts by Pablo Cruise and Starship and, of course, such delicacies as prune chili. 442 Franklin Ave. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 9; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 10. $8; $6 seniors; $5 ages 6-12; $22 family pass. (530) 671-3100.

NEVADA CITY--Civil War reenactors will take the field at the 34th annual Constitution Day Celebration, Sept. 9-10. See how soldiers lived in Confederate and Union camps, including battle reenactments. At 2 p.m. Sept. 10, a parade will march down Broad Street. Pioneer Park. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Free. (800) 655-6569.

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