JULIAN: Sink your toes into two tons of grapes at the Julian Grape Stomp Festa at Menghini Winery 11 a.m.-7 p.m. next Saturday, Sept. 12. Also on tap: Italian bands, musicians in traditional costumes, Italian food and boccie competitions. 1150 Julian Orchards Drive. $5, free for children under 5. (760) 765-1857 or (760) 765-2072.
GUALALA: Say goodbye to summer at the Gualala Riverfest 11 a.m.-11 p.m. next Saturday, Sept.12. Family fun includes clowns, musicians, boating, food booths, a bonfire and dancing. Gualala River Redwood Park, one mile east of Gualala off California 1 on Old State Highway. $10, $2 for children ages 7-12, free for children 6 and under. (888) 881-4FUN.
NEVADA CITY: The 32nd annual Constitution Day Celebration next weekend, Sept. 12-13, will feature Civil War and living-history reenactments, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday in Pioneer Park; an outdoor concert by the Watsonville Band at 7:15 p.m. Saturday (North Pine Street, downtown); a toy duck race down the rapids of Deer Creek, 11 a.m. Saturday; and a parade down Broad Street beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday. Free. (530) 265-2692.
LANCASTER: The Antelope Valley Indian Museum reopens next weekend, Sept. 12-13, with its 10th annual American Indian Celebration. It will feature Tongva dancers, gourd art, dream catchers, flutes, beadwork and children's activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Avenue M between 150th Street East and 170th Street East. $5, $1 children ages 6-12, kids under 6 free. (805) 942-6050 or (805) 946-3055.
WASCO: The 30th annual Festival of Roses next weekend, Sept. 12-13, will include a carnival, dusk-11 p.m. both days (at the intersection of California 43 and 46); arts, crafts and food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Barker Park; a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday (Main Street); rose field tours; and an American Rose Society rose show. Most events are free. (805) 758-2616.
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