Sat, May 10 2014 07:12
| Festivals and Fairs
California Strawberry Festival
|Breakfast or dessert? (Correct answer: It doesn't matter.)|
This festival is jam-packed with all sorts of fruity fun, from the Tart Toss to concert performances to the Build Your Own Strawberry Shortcake tent. Come for the funnel cake, stay for the strawberry beer and strawberry nachos!
If you like strawberries, and LOVE free vacations, the Berry Best Hat Contest is for you. Submit your sweet creation and you may win a three day, two night stay at your choice of destinations. Enter your kids in the Berry Best Dressed Baby Contest and compete for photo packages, scholarships, gift certificates and more. Not too shabby!
Be sure to take advantage of the Strawberry Express shuttle from various Oxnard locations to avoid the traffic jams. Like that? Is anybody reading this??
Thu, Apr 17 2014 12:04
Step inside the world of Charles Schulz. Charlie Brown is there with the whole gang, and admission costs peanuts! Likely Santa Rosa’s most beloved resident, Charles Schulz created a myriad of characters, each of whom personified him in one way or another. Maybe that’s why his Peanuts strip portrayed emotions running the gamut from joy to despair, and why so many people can relate to the comic which ran for nearly 50 years. Stroll through the museum and browse through dozens of Schulz’s personal belongings. You’ll find cases housing early childhood sketches, a picture which earned him a mention in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and plenty of awards celebrating his achievements as a cartoonist, athlete, and philanthropy. My favorite part of the museum was the recreation of his artist’s studio. In an interview, Schulz joked that the simple tools necessary to create the comic strip didn’t result in much of a tax deduction; it just goes to show you that his own creativity was his most valuable asset.
|This is where the magic happened!|
You can spend the whole day in the Auditorium catching up on Peanuts animated specials and archived interviews with Schulz, then lament in the fact that you can barely write with a fountain pen, let alone draw with one.