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Beatles Tribute Band to Headline Arts & Olive Festival Sunday, Oct. 7

The annual Arts & Olive Festival, the largest student scholarship fundraiser at the college, will take place Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $5 with all proceeds going to the student scholarship fund while parking is free.

The Arts & Olive Festival at Cañada College began in 1998 as part of Cañada’s 30 year anniversary celebration to benefit student scholarships. The festival has since grown to be one of the largest scholarship fundraisers of the year providing much needed financial assistance to students. The celebration brings together more than 80 vendors consisting of some of the olive industry’s top experts to provide the community with olive education, olive and olive oil tasting, olive related products, and an abundance of quality art works and gifts.

The Sun Kings, the Bay Area's top Beatles tribute band, will headline the main stage, playing two sets beginning at 2:30 p.m. The band has a repertoire of more than 150 Beatles songs and wins over fans with their driving energy, joy, and vitality that recall the earliest Beatles shows.

There are plenty of kids activities including a puppet show, face painting, and balloons. All kids activities are free and will be held in the bottom floor of Building 9 on the north side of the building. The schedule includes:
  • Arts, Crafts & Face Painting - 10 am to 5 pm
  • Aladdin Puppet Show by Fratello Marionettes - 12:30 to 1 pm
  • Storytelling by Armando Ramirez of the Redwood City Library - 2 to 3 pm
  • Aladdin Puppet Show by Fratello Marionettes - 3:30 to 4 pm

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There will be a live olive curing demonstration by Don Landis at 1 p.m. in the North end of the Upper Plaza. He'll talk about the history of the olive in California and give a thorough description of how to de-bitter olives with no lye. All through the day, Don will be at a booth with Olive Oyl talking olives, sharing olives, cheese and crackers and olive tapenade. There will also be a discussion of the olive fruit fly, control products, and a description of how to battle the olive fruit fly. 

An interior design sale will be held in Building 13, room 17 from 10 a.m. to p.m. Fabric, accessories and showroom designer items will be available for sale at greatly reduced prices.

Music & Dance Entertainment, Outdoor Amphitheater

11:30 to   12:00 p.m. - Zambalita Middle Eastern Dance Company

12:20 to   1:30 p.m. -  Terry Hiatt and the Big Science Band -  "gumbo fusion"

 1:40 to  2:10 p.m. - Samba Mundial Brazilian Dance Troupe

2:30 to  5:00 p.m. – The Sun Kings (premiere Beatles tribute group; two sets!)



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