The Run Around

Got a wine, food, art, garden or outdoor event? It might be of interest to readers of “The Run Around.” Send info and images to: The Run Around at kcamp300@aol.com or leave info in Run Around comment section at least six weeks before the event and I’ll pick it up from there. Hope to see you when I’m out there running around!

May 14 and 15 Temecula Riverside County. Rhythm on the Vine Music & Wine Festival. South Coast Winery Resort & Spa teams with Shriners Hospitals for Children® to raise much–needed money for their hospitals AND offer two dynamic shows. Friday Evening’s Show – Features R& B sensation Stephanie Mills with award–winning urban jazz instrumentalist, Najee. VIP Tiered Terrace seating is available for a limited time at a 20% discount when you enter Promo Code: JEROBOAM2010 with your payment information at check out. Click here now to select your VIP Tiered Terrace seat. Saturday Evening’s Show – Features legendary country super star Clint Black. VIP Tiered Terrace seating is available for a limited time at a 20% discount when you enter Promo Code: JEROBOAM2010 with your payment information at check out. https://www.rhythmonthevine.org/index.cfm/id/1/eid/7/

May 15, Freeport, South of Sacramento, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. “Walk on the Wildside!” FREE outdoor festival offers entertainment and up-close views of many wildlife species. Celebrating International Migratory Bird Day. Offers a great opportunity to access normally closed wildlife areas. Live wild animal presentations by Wild Things, Inc.! Tours of wetlands and heron rookeries. Live music, 30+ Conservation exhibitors & hands-on activities children’s activity center. (916) 875-WILD

May 16 Hall Wines, Napa Valley. Noon – 4 p.m. Cabernet Cookoff™ where chefs, both amateur and professional, from cities around the country will gather to proclaim their culinary talent for 400 guests. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to a Napa Valley Non-Profit of the winning teams’ choice. http://www.hallwines.com/

May 22 St Helena, Napa Valley. “Still Life” Sensory Seminar and Spring BBQ – Wine Club Registration: 10:45 a.m., BBQ 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Mingle with fellow friends and family of Charbay while you enjoy tasty Charbay wines, ports & aperitifs. Roast pig, cucumber salad, Gibanitza, pasta and bread pudding. A new stash of premium paired cigars will be available for purchase. Wine Club Members (and up to 3 guests) $10 pp, Charbay Fans and Friends $25 pp RSVP: http://www.charbay.com/ or 707.963.9327.

June 2, Sacramento, State of the River, Sacramento, Sheraton Grand Hotel. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Sacramento River Watershed Project, event will include the state’s top water leaders offering the latest news on topics affecting the river and its watershed. Hear from California Resources Secretary Lester Snow on his vision for the Sacramento River Watershed. Get the latest on the new Federal California Water Task Force. Lots more. Space is limited. Registration is $125 and includes breakfast, lunch and conference materials. Contact Mary Lee Knecht for more information! 916-549-4017 or by e-mail at marylee@sacriver.org. Register online at http://www.sacriver.org/.

June 3-6, Cedarville, Modoc County “Sheep to Shawl Woolgathering” Since we recently were awarded a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant, we will be awarding scholarships to animal producers and fiber workshop/demo teachers for $275, half the cost of the event. Spinning, dying, weaving workshops from beginner to advanced. Workshop fee includes meals, camping on the farm and an Icelandic fleece. To apply call 530-279-2164. Info online is available at http://www.warnermtnweavers.com/

June 5 San Francisco. The Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society (TAPAS) is hosting the most extensive tasting of domestically produced Spanish and Portuguese varietal wines in North America. Sample wines from over 30 participating wineries and learn about varieties like Tempranillo, Albariño, Garnacha, Graciano, Mourvedre, Touriga, Verdelho and Bastardo family-owned wineries. Fort Mason’s Herbst Pavilion from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Local restaurants will be on hand with samples designed to pair with the Iberian varieties. Tickets for the consumer tasting are $35 in advance, available online at tapas2010.eventbrite.com , or $50 at the door. For directions to the Fort Mason Center, visit http://www.fortmason.org/.

June 12 Sacramento, 6 p.m.  “For the Love of Horses” benefit dinner and wine tasting sponsored by Safe Haven, a Santa Barbara-based horse rescue nonprofit. Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Sacramento Arden West Hotel. The event, to be held in conjunction with the three-day Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento and will include dinner, a silent auction, wine tasting, live music by Buck Ford and his Pure Country Band, and a public raffle with grand prizes of $5000 cash or a four-stall barn. Tickets $65 and may be reserved online at http://www.safehavenhorserescue.org/, or by calling 530-347-4941.

August 29 Carneros, Napa County. The Barn Tour offered in partnership with the Napa County Farm Bureau, Preservation Napa valley presents numerous historic barns and hidden gems of the Carneros region. The days activities, include brunch in a barn with a make-your-own garden fresh tomato juice station, acoustic bluegrass, a farm/rural-focused art show from Vine Village residents and a talk by Preservation Napa Valley director Wendy Ward. Bring your camera. Tickets are limited, as The Barn Tour takes place on back roads, small lanes and in old buildings. Ticket holders will receive a map and tour program detailing the background of each site. Docents will be on hand at each barn stop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $45/person, on sale May 6. http://www.preservationnapavalley.org/

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