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It's all about the great PUMPKIN

In celebration of fall and the ``calabaza
See Calabasas for the city in California

Calabaza (or Calabasa, Kalabasa in tagalog) is a variety of squash commonly eaten in Latin America, the Philippines, and the Caribbean.
,'' (Spanish for pumpkin), the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival will take place Sunday. The event will feature an art and classic car show, carnival games, musical entertainment, inflatable rides, fun zones and a beer garden featuring pumpkin ale. But the pumpkins are the main attraction, with pumpkin bowling, pumpkin-seed spitting, pumpkin-pie-eating contests, pumpkin painting and more.

Musical guests include Boogie Nights, a tribute to the sounds of the '70s; and Desperado, an Eagles tribute band.

The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Jaun Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road (corner of Lost Hills and Agoura Roads), Calabasas. Admission is free. Games and rides are 25 cents to $1. Free shuttle service will be available.

Also happening this weekend:

Point Mugu Air Show: Features aerial demonstrations by the Blue Angels in their first performance here since 1999. The public will also see jet planes such as the F-15C Eagle and the E-2C E-2C Hawkeye; Navy Airborne Warning and Control System Aircraft  Hawkeye, which were used in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The event will feature military aircraft from the Air Force, Navy and Marines and civilian performers. There will also be flight simulators for the public to enjoy, aircraft displays, food and more. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Naval Base of Ventura County. Admission is free. For more information, call (805) 989-8786 or visit

2005 Open House and Air Show: Aerial presentations from the U.S. Army Golden Knights, Julie Clark, Tora Tora Tora and the Royal Netherlands Air Force The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), Dutch Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), is the aviation branch of the Netherlands armed forces. Its ancestor, the Luchtvaartafdeling of the Dutch Army was founded on July 1, 1913, and it originally consisted of just 4 pilots. . Chuck Yeager will be flying his P-51 Mustang along side the F/A-22 Raptor and F-16 Fighting Falcon The F-16 Fighting Falcon is an American multirole jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin for the United States Air Force. Designed as a lightweight fighter, it evolved into a successful multirole aircraft. . The air show will also feature nearly 100 displays. Gates open at 7 a.m. Flying starts at 10 a.m. Event closes at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 15 E. Yeager Blvd., Edwards Air Force Base Edwards Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 301,000 acres (121,805 hectares), S Calif., NE of Lancaster; est. 1933. It is one of the largest air force bases in the United States and has the world's longest runway. . (661) 277-3510.

Spooktacular Fall Festival: Features food, art vendors, games, crafts, a petting zoo, musical entertainment by hip-hop artists Know Lazarus and the Q-York Senate and more. A silent auction will be held for the Canoga Park High School Canoga Park High School is a public school located in Canoga Park in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, USA, within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

It is located right across the street from the Topanga Plaza shopping center.
 FFA FFA free fatty acids.  Boosters program. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Agriculture Department at Canoga Park High School, 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. Admission is free. (818) 340-3221.

Pumpkin Locomotion: Hayrides, children's costume parade, model train show, enchanted en·chant  
tr.v. en·chant·ed, en·chant·ing, en·chants
1. To cast a spell over; bewitch.

2. To attract and delight; entrance. See Synonyms at charm.
 railroad, pumpkin patch and more. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. Event is free with gardens admission. For complete event schedule, call (818) 949-4200 or visit

California Gourd Arts Festival 2005: Art exhibits, demonstrations, gourd art classes. Musical entertainment features gourd gourd (gôrd, grd), common name for some members of the Cucurbitaceae, a family of plants whose range includes all tropical and subtropical areas and extends into the temperate zones.  instruments. Benefit dinner ``Outta Our Gourd,'' takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. Weekend events 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Registration for dinner is $50, and art classes range from $30 for three classes to $50 for five classes. For a complete schedule, call (626) 821-3222 or visit or

Western Roundup Parish Fair: Rides, game booths, food, live bands, a Sunday jazz brunch, raffles, an antique car show and more. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Our Lady of Grace Church, 5011 White Oak Ave., Encino. (818) 342-4686.

IvanHoeDown: A fall fair featuring the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce's Prince & Princess of Silver Lake Pageant, a costume contest, country fair games and rides, and a Firefighter's Grill hosted by the LAFD LAFD Los Angeles Fire Department
LAFD Los Alamos Fire Department
LAFD London Association of Funeral Directors (UK) 
 Engine Co. No. 56, Silver Lake Station. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Ivanhoe Elementary School, 2828 Herkimer St., Los Angeles. (323) 660-5800.

Ukraine Fest 2005: Features Ukrainian foods, dancers, music, face painting, crafts and more. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Ukrainian Orthodox Church may refer to:
  • Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)
  • Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchate
  • Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church
  • Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Canonical
 of St. Vladimir, 4025 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Suggested donation is $2 per person, free for children under 12 with parent. (323) 665-7604.

Sukkot Fall Festival: All new rides, games and attractions including a mobile tide pool truck from the Aquarium of the Pacific The Aquarium of the Pacific is located in the city of Long Beach, California at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. The aquarium features a collection of over 12,500 animals representing almost 1,000 different species. , dance and hip-hop exhibition, pony rides, silent auction and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. Admission is free. (818) 763-9148, Ext. 304.


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