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WEEKEND FESTIVAL.

It's all about the great PUMPKIN

In celebration of fall and the ``calabaza,'' (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 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 www.nbvc.navy.mil.

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. Chuck Yeager will be flying his P-51 Mustang along side the F/A-22 Raptor and F-16 Fighting Falcon. 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. (661) 277-3510. www.edwards.af.mil.

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 FFA 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 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 www.descansogardens.org.

California Gourd Arts Festival 2005: Art exhibits, demonstrations, gourd art classes. Musical entertainment features gourd 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 www.gourdfairla.org or www.arboretum.org.

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 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 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, 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. www.tbhfundraisers.com.

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