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California Corner: Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

June 09, 2002|Laurie K. Schenden

Dunsmuir--All aboard for Railroad Days on Father's Day weekend June 14-16. Highlights will include a carnival, parade (noon June 15), food, entertainment, children's activities, and arts and crafts. Dunsmuir Avenue, downtown. 5-10 p.m. June 14; 8 a.m.-midnight June 15;

9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16. Free. (530) 235-2177, www.dunsmuir.com.

Arcata--Arcata Bay Oyster Festival June 15 lands at the peak of oyster harvest time. You'll find music, a children's area, wines and microbrews and a farmers market along with oyster dishes. Arcata Plaza, downtown. 10 a.m.-

6 p.m. Free. (707) 822-4500, www.arcatamainstreet.com.

St. Helena--Teams of amateur chefs will whip up favorite recipes June 16 in the Valley Men Who Cook. Local wines and a silent auction also will be showcased at the fund-raiser at the Culinary Institute of America. 2-5 p.m. Space is limited. $40; $20 under 21. (800) 799-6456, www.sthelena.com.

Chula Vista--The Dia de San Juan Salsa Festival on June 16 will include Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican food, live music and activities for children; no alcohol allowed. Southwestern College. $5;

12 and younger free. (619) 687-1444, www.latinflavorproductions.com.

Lake Arrowhead--More than 75 artists will participate in the Rotary Art & Wine Festival June 22-23. Tavern Bay Beach Club. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (909) 337-3715, www.lakearrowhead.net.

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Schenden's e-mail address is Lkschenden@hotmail.com.

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