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April 07, 2002

Salinas--Gourmet chefs will whip up specialties for the Culinary Classic on April 13. About 40 vendors also will sell knives, specialty foods and other items for the kitchen. Salinas Community Center.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7. (831) 678-3164.

Pacific Grove--The 45th annual Good Old Days, April 13-14, includes a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, a pancake breakfast Saturday morning, fashion and quilt shows, arts and crafts with more than 230 vendors, a police motorcycle competition and ongoing entertainment. Lighthouse Avenue downtown. 9 a.m.-

5 p.m. both days. Free. (800) 656-6650,

Borrego Springs--The Grapefruit Festival marks the end of the season April 13-14. Arts and crafts, a classic car show, entertainment, food and games. Christmas Circle.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday;

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. (800) 559-5524,

Fallbrook--Guacamole fans take note: The 16th Avocado Festival on April 14 will offer arts and crafts, entertainment and lots of food made from avocados--not to mention the selection of "Little Miss and Mr. Avocado." Main Street.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (760) 728-5845,

San Diego--The 32nd annual Chicano Park Celebration on April 20 will honor Chicano heritage with a low-rider car show, entertainment, Aztec and folklorico dance, food and crafts. Chicano Park.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (619) 563-4661.


Laurie K. Schenden; Schenden's e-mail address is

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