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SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, CALIF.

Wine Around

When, where: Monday and Tuesday, Bridlewood Estate Winery, Fess Parker Winery, Foley Winery

Highlights: A last-minute Valentine's celebration features a winery tour and tasting.

Cost: $125, including wine tastings (with hors d'oeuvres) and transportation

Info: (800) 742-2843, http://www.santaynezvalleyvisit.com/winearound

SAN FRANCISCO

Noise Pop Festival

When, where: Feb. 22-27, multiple venues

Highlights: The weeklong celebration of indie music and culture also includes a film festival, art shows and an educational day.

Cost: Some shows are free, others require tickets and prices vary, though a comprehensive ticket costs $160.

Info: (415) 375-3370, 2011.noisepop.com

SANTA FE, N.M.

Monster Truck Winter Nationals

When, where: Feb. 25, Santa Ana Star Center

Highlights: Bigfoot, Rock Star and California Kid will be among the automotive heroes doing the revving and smashing.

Cost: $15.50-$25.50; $10.50-$17.50 for children

Info: (505) 891-7300, http://www.santaanastarcenter.com

OJAI

WordFest

When, where: March 19-27, various venues

Highlights: Readers and writers will gather for nine days of workshops, readings, screenings and a book fair. During "Ojai-5," five writers write five plays in five hours.

Cost: Many events are free; some have a nominal cost.

Info: (805) 669-7373, ojaiwordfest.wordpress.com

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