Escapes: Union Street Festival

05/19/2013 12:00 AM

05/18/2013 3:57 PM

Union Street, in the center of San Francisco's Cow Hollow, comes alive with more than 150 boutique artists and craftsmen who will show their pottery, paintings, photography and more at the street's 37th annual festival June 1-2. Two stages will feature continuous live smooth jazz or original music by Bay Area bands.

The event is free and will take place on Union Street from Gough to Steiner.

For more information, visit or call (800) 310-6563.


Armchair travel

What: Jay Fehan of Collette Vacations will speak about New Zealand at the No Reservations Travel Club. Fehan has 18 years of experience as a tour leader on trips to the island country.

When: 7 p.m. June 4

Where: Arcade Library Community Room, 2443 Marconi Ave., Sacramento.

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 457-1426 or


Mixing summer cocktails

What: Rohini Moradi of Elevated Spirits will show you how to make the perfect summer cocktail during this hands-on lesson. By the end of the class, you will have created five original cocktails and learned how to add herbs to enhance the flavor of each drink.

When: 6-8 p.m. June 20

Where: The Gardens at Heather Farm Park, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek.

Cost: $95, includes spirits, shaker set and appetizers

Information: Enroll at, or call (925) 947-1678


Gold Rush Day

What: Travel back to 1849 as the Gold Rush makes its comeback in Yreka. Gold Rush Day will include Old West re-enactments, gold panning, mining tours, live music and food vendors.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15

Where: Miner Street, downtown Yreka

Cost: Free

Information: Call (530) 842-1649;

– Richard Chang


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