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January 23, 2011

YUMA, ARIZ.

Civil War Days

When, where: Jan. 29 and 30, Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

Highlights: Watch history come to life as two battles are reenacted each day. Before and after, tour the post's facilities, which date to the 1880s.

Cost: $10 a day

Info: (928) 783-0071, http://www.yumaheritage.com

SAN FRANCISCO

"Sex and Science" Wine & Dine Tour

When, where: Feb. 13, California Academy of Sciences

Highlights: Meet the academy's feathered, scaly and furry residents — and learn about their quirky mating habits during this after-hours tour. Start the night with a cocktail hour and finish with a romantic dinner in the upscale Moss Room.

Cost: $159, including the tour, cocktail reception and dinner

Info: http://www.calacademy.org

PARK CITY, UTAH

Elevation: Utah

When, where: Feb. 18-21, Park City Mountain Resort

Highlights: Tom Whitman Presents, promoter of the hugely popular Mammoth gay-skiing event, expands his franchise to the Rockies with snow sports and an array of night life.

Cost: Packages start at $55, including entry to après-ski events

Info: http://www.utahgayski.com

DAVIS, CALIF.

California Duck Days

When, where: Feb. 25 and 26, Davis Arts Center and Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area headquarters

Highlights: This event begins with a gala reception and art show, followed by a day of duck-related field trips and workshops.

Cost: The Friday reception is free. Tickets begin at $20 for workshops and on-site activities; a field trip can be added for $3. All events are free for age 16 and younger.

Info: (530) 757-3780, http://www.yolobasin.org/events.cfm

ASTORIA, ORE.

Fisher Poets Gathering

When, where: Feb. 25-27, at venues throughout Astoria

Highlights: This event, in its 14th year, merges poetry with the West Coast fishing culture. More than 60 fishermen and women will give readings, talk shop and exhibit film, photography and paintings.

Cost: $10, which includes admission to all events

Info: (800) 875-6807, http://www.clatsopcc.edu/community/fisher-poets-gathering

—Avital Binshtock

travel@latimes.com

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