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April 15, 2001|Laurie K. Schenden / Schenden's e-mail is Lkschenden@msn.com.

* Porterville: The purple iris is the city's official flower, and on April 21, everything will be coming up irises for the third annual Iris Festival. Attractions include an antique fair, farmer's market, arts and crafts, entertainment and children's area. A free shuttle will transport visitors to an iris garden. Main Street. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (559) 784-7502, Internet http://www.irisfestival.porterville.com.

* San Diego: Dancers will don traditional dress April 21 for the 31st annual Chicano Park Day. Food, crafts, a children's area and a low-rider car show will fill Chicano Park on Logan Street. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (619) 563-4661, http://www.calacapress.com.

* Nice: Lake County communities will celebrate the sixth annual Redbud Festival, April 21-22, with food booths, arts and crafts, and entertainment. Downtown. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 22. Free. (800) 525-3743, http://www.lakecounty.com.

* Coronado: Food, entertainment, art in the park and, of course, flowers will be highlights of the Flower Show Weekend, scheduled April 21-22. Spreckels Park, Orange Avenue. 1-5:30 p.m. April 21; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22. $3; free for ages 11 and under. (619) 437-8788, http://www.coronadovisitors.com.

* Fallbrook: The 15th Avocado Festival, April 22, will include food booths, arts and crafts, entertainment and tours of an avocado packing house. Main Street. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (760) 728-5845.

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