Fisherman’s Festival April 14-15, 2018

Annual Bodega Bay

May. 19th, 2018

SPRING GUIDE #2 April 28, 2018

The Very Upbeat Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off, Salsa, and Beer Tasting

Bodega Bay, CA. ~ The 45th An- nual Fisherman’s Festival cele- brates the local fisherman and kicks off salmon season with a blessing of the fleet. Entertainment for the whole family includes live music, great food, numerous craft booths and much more. The wine tasting booth features Sonoma County wines and the beer booth has nu- merous local Sonoma County ales. For the kids, there is a play area that includes face painting, games, a touch tank tide pool, and guest pets on parade. Demonstrations by the Sonoma County Sheriff Rescue helicopter and US Coast Guard will take place in the harbor. Live music and performances

will be on the Main Stage both days, with Saturday’s headliner the Zins and Sunday’s headliner Pride and Joy. Don’t miss the wooden boat challenge, where participating teams build a vessel and compete in a boat race. Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10am to 5pm. Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10am to 5pm. Location: Westside Park, 2400 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, California. $14 General Admission; $12 Se- niors; $25 Two-Day Pass; Free for Kids age 11 and under. For More Information: Email: BodegaBay- (RE- Upbeat Times).

“Te human mind is a magical

labyrinth. It is a mystical universe within you,

where everything eventually

materializes. So be careful of what you put in it. For it is

only your thoughts that can decide the possible from the

impossible.” Ashwini Shenoy

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” ~ Mark Twain UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • April 2018 • 11 Butter and Egg Days

Festival and Parade Petaluma, CA. ~ Bubbling with real small town pride, Petalu- ma’s Butter and Egg Days Pa- rade pays tribute to Petaluma’s place in history as the “World’s Egg Basket” and the commu- nity’s rich agricultural heritage. Originally created in the 1900s to promote Petaluma as part of National Egg Day, the parade has grown to more than 130 units attracting 30,000 people into

downtown. This

Petaluma, CA. ~ There will be plenty of Salsa and Beer Tasting as they fire up with over 40 Chili and Salsa Teams and 15 Breweries to enjoy. Music, dancing, enter- tainment, and lots of fun! You can vote for your favorite chili, salsa, and beer. This event has been rated one of the finest Chili Cook-offs in the country! Benefits Cinnabar Theater Youth Programs. Time: 1:00pm - 05:00pm. Cost: TBA. Location is at Herzog Hall at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Drive in

175 Petaluma,

California. For More Information you can Contact Laura Sunday at 707-763-8920 or E-mail: info@ (Reference: Upbeat Times)

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parade theme, “A Parade is Hatched,” celebrates the 100th anniversary of National Egg Day held in 1918. Parade kicks off at noon. Festival includes beer gardens, kids area, live music and performances, shop- ping, and eateries. Located at Historic Downtown Petaluma Western and Petaluma Bvld. N.

Petaluma. Times: 10am to 5pm. Contact Lissa


Local: 707-762-9348. Email: lis-

UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • April 2018 • 11 April 7, 2019 OLD TIME FIDDLE


Cloverdale, CA. ~ Family friendly event brings entertain- ment and music education for all ages. A variety of music en- tertainment will be featured at the Old Time Fiddle Festival, Saturday, April 7 at the Clover- dale Citrus Fairgrounds. Doors open at 8:00 am for participant registration and jamming ses- sions. Featured bands on the California Bluegrass Perform- ing Stage include Slow Jam with John Karsemeyer, An- tioch Strolling Strings, Debby McClatchy, The Road Oilers and Haute Flash Quartet. Ad- mission is $19 for adults, $15 for seniors and kids ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Take Highway 101 in Sonoma Coun- ty to the Citrus Fair Drive exit. For additional information, call 707-894-3992 or visit www.

Weird Facts & Trivia - 2

The first commercial pasta plant in the U.S. was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1848 by a Frenchman!

According to a survey by the National Pasta Association, 77% of Americans surveyed eat pasta at least once a week, and 1/3 eat pasta 3 or more times a week.

By 3,000 B.C., the Chinese were eating noodles: long and flat, wide or thin, made with wheat, corn, rice or peas. Italians swear, how- ever, that pasta was in Italy long before Marco Polo’s first trip to China (the first in 1255).

One bushel of wheat will make about 42 pounds of pasta.

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