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June 08, 2008|Amy Hubbard


Hidden Gardens: A Big Sur Garden Tour

When, where: June 21 at various locations in the Big Sur area.

Highlights: 10-year anniversary of the event; features eight of the top gardens on the coast, with artists, musicians and historians; reception after tour with live music, refreshments and art for sale.

Cost: $60, 6 and younger free.

Info: (831) 667-1530,


Country Coast Classic Bike Ride

When, where: June 21, Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Blvd.

Highlights: Scenic coastline rides of 25 to 100 miles; post-ride barbecue.

Cost: Entry fees $40 to $50.

Info: (805) 543-8235,


Artist in Residence

When, where: Today, Friday to June 15, 20 to 22, 25 to 29, Phillips Gallery of Fine Art, in Carmel Plaza at Ocean Avenue and Mission Street.

Highlights: Artists demonstrate their techniques, including contemporary still lifes, crystal and dichroic glass and bold abstracts.

Cost: Free.

Info: (831) 626-1617,


Butterfly Zone Night Safaris

When, where: 8 to 9:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month through Oct. 2 at the Conservatory of Flowers, JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park.

Highlights: Explore the conservatory butterfly exhibit with flashlights; search for the green Luna moth and the Great Southern White butterfly; see flocks of butterflies roosting in the rafters.

Cost: Safari included with museum admission of $5, $3 children 5 to 11, 4 and younger free.

Info: (415) 666-7001,


Lavender Festival

When, where: June 28, Libbey Park, East Ojai Avenue between Signal and Montgomery streets.

Highlights: Live music, speakers on health and nutrition, the Mediterranean Marketplace with food and craft vendors.

Cost: Free.

Info: (805) 798-1231,

-- Amy Hubbard


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