Sunday: Arts & Olive Festival in Woodside

The 5th annual Arts & Olive Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. in Woodside.

The event is an annual fundraiser for student scholarships and the suggested donation is $5.

Close to 80 arts and crafts and food vendors will fill the space on both the upper and lower quad, the heart of the campus, noted Robert Hood, Canada College's director of public information. Visitors can park free on any lot on campus.

What sets this annual event apart is its emphasis on olives, with close to 30 olive vendors offering tapenades, soaps, cosmetics, even ice cream, according to Mr. Hood. In addition, there will be booths for nonprofits and for students, and sponsored booths.

Free children's activities include two performances of a puppet show, face painting and balloons.

Entertainment begins at 11:30 a.m. with a 30-minute performance by the Zambalita Middle Eastern Dance Company, followed by Terry Hiatt and the Big Science Band's gumbo fusion from 12:20 to 1:30 p.m. After a short break, the Samba Mundial Brazilian Dance Troupe entertains until 2:10 p.m.

If you think you're listening to the Beatles, you may have stumbled into the 2:30 p.m. performance of the Sun Kings, a Beatles tribute band that's been performing since 2001. The band's repertoire spans 150 songs, which they describe on their website as "from Hamburg to the Rooftop" and as an "uncanny channeling and respect for the music they perform."

The Sun Kings will perform two sets until 5 p.m.

Click here to go to the Art & Olive Festival website.


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