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June 8, 2014

Escapes: Aquatic athleticism in Walnut Creek

Fans of synchronized swimming can see it up close on Saturday, when the Aquanuts celebrate Walnut Creek’s centennial.

WALNUT CREEK

Synchronized swimming

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is a world-renowned synchronized swim club, training more than a dozen Olympic athletes and earning more than 100 competition titles worldwide. Fans of the majestic sport – a combination of swim, dance and gymnastics – can see it up close on Saturday, when the Aquanuts celebrate Walnut Creek’s centennial.

Festivities kick off at 3 p.m. at Heather Farm Park, 1750 Heather Drive in Walnut Creek. There will be a shopping bazaar, raffles, food, wine, beer and a duck derby. The Aquanuts will start the pool show at 5:30 p.m. Admission costs $20 for general, $15 for seniors and $10 for youths. Children under 4 years old get in free. For more information and tickets, visit www.aquanuts.org.

MOUNTAIN RANCH

Cave tour

What: The Trail of Lights walking tour. A guide will lead groups through level, well-lit passageways and talk about cavern history and geology. Multiple tours each day.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday

Where: California Cavern, 9565 Cave City Road, Mountain Ranch

Cost: $14.95 general, $7.95 ages 3-12

Information: (866) 762-2837; www.caverntours.com

LIVERMORE

Rodeo and parade

What: Downtown Livermore will honor its Western heritage with its 96th annual Livermore Rotary Rodeo Parade. Expect stagecoaches, horses and marching bands. Afterward there’s a full rodeo.

When: 10 a.m. parade, 3 p.m. rodeo, Saturday

Where: Parade is along Second Street; rodeo at 3000 Robertson Park Road, Livermore.

Cost: Free parade; rodeo $15-$25

Information: www.elivermore.com/rodeoparade.htm; www.livermorerodeo.org

MONTEREY

Beer festival

What: About 5,000 people are expected at the 13th annual Monterey Beer Festival, with hundreds of beers to sample from around the world.

When: 12:30-5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey

Cost: $45-$50 general, $70-$80 VIP, $20 designated driver, $40 for beer pong, $20 parking

Information: www.montereybeerfestival.com

SAN FRANCISCO

Rose show

What: Golden Gate Park’s Hall of Flowers will be filled with exquisite rose exhibits. After the show at 4:30 p.m., the roses will be given away to the public.

When: 12:30-4 p.m. next Sunday

Where: Golden Gate Park’s Hall of Flowers, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, San Francisco

Cost: Free

Information: www.sfrosesociety.org

BERKELEY

Music street festival

What: African American musical styles will be the focus of the Juneteenth Festival.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. next Sunday

Where: Adeline Street and Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley

Cost: Free

Information: www.berkeleyjuneteenth.org

– Bee Staff

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