The following announcement appeared in the Sacramento Bee. Sacramento is the capital of California. John Kraljic
The 22nd annual celebration will be from noon to midnight June 12 and noon to 11 p.m. June 13 at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 3730 Auburn Blvd. Admission is $7 general, free for children 12 and under. Food, beverages and souvenirs are extra. The cultural and social event will feature musicians from Croatia, performances by Croatian adult and children's dance groups, ethnic cuisine, cultural exhibits and children's games and activities. June 12 highlights include the opening ceremony at 3 p.m., kolo dance group at 3:30 p.m. and Croatia's Nenad Vetma concert at 4:30 p.m. On June 13, gates open at 10:30 a.m. for a Catholic Mass. The parade of national costumes will be at 2 p.m. June 13, with kolo dancers performing at 2:30 p.m., and Nenad Vetma at 3:30 p.m. Joining Nenad Vetma will be Tihomir of Toronto, the Mate Caric Band from Los Angeles and Sacramento's own DJ by Mario. Barbecue dinner will be available, along with Croatian specialties and pastries, fine wine, imported and domestic beers, espresso and coffee drinks. For more information: (916) 971-0663 or (916) 489-0339.