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CORONADO--"The Times of Our Lives" is the theme for the 69th Coronado Flower Show, April 9-10 in Spreckels Park on Orange Avenue, between 6th and 7th streets. 1-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $2, general; $1, kids. Other free events in Coronado the same weekend: Art-in-the-Park, "Motorcars and Music on Mainstreet," Coronado Friends of the Library Book Fair. (800) 622-8300. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO--As part of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas, the 17th annual Follow the Swallow Run is April 9, beginning at Cook Park/La Novia, Calle Arroyo and La Novia Avenue. Starting times: 10K Wheelchair Race, 7:30 a.m.; 10K Run, 7:35 a.m.; 4K Fun Run/Stride, 8 a.m.; one-mile fun run for kids, 8:30 a.m. Participants encouraged to dress in swallow costumes. (714) 493-5911.

BORREGO SPRINGS--The fifth annual Grapefruit Festival, April 13-17, includes a classic car show, entertainment and an art show, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday in Christmas Circle, and a street dance at 7 p.m. Sunday's festivities, including an all-states picnic, are 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Also scheduled: Star-gazing at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, 8:30 p.m. Thursday. (800) 824-1884.

HEALDSBURG--The scenic, 20th annual Fitch Mountain Footrace (10K run and 3K run/walk) starts at 8 a.m. April 17 in Plaza Park. The Healdsburg Spring Crafts Faire follows in the park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (707) 431-3301.

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