July 8"TWELFTH NIGHT" — Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival presents one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies. "Twelfth Night" woos the heart and tickles the funny bone with its eccentric collection of lovesick fools and comical clowns. Performances will be July 8, 20, 21, 22 and 29. All shows are at Rutherford Grove Winery and begin at 7:30 p.m.; gates open at 6:30 for picnicking. General admission $18; seniors, students and children $14. Tickets are available at Copperfield's Bookstore in Napa and Calistoga, Main Street Books in St. Helena or at the gate. Tickets are also available through TicketWeb at www.ticketweb.com or (410) 601-TWEB. Chairs and box dinners can be reserved in advance through TicketWeb; a small surcharge is made. Information on Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival, season subscriptions or group reservations (12 or more) call 251-WILL or www.napashakespeare.org.JAZZ — Bluesy pop music of the 20s and 30s will be played by the Black Diamond Blue Five Jazz Band from 1 to 5 p.m. at Napa Elks Lodge, 2840 Soscol Ave. Admission is $6 for members of the Napa Valley Dixieland Jazz Society, $10 general, $3 ages12-18, under 12 free. Bring your friends, come and dance. Information call 258-8774. MUSIC IN THE PARK — Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to free Music in the Park each Sunday in July. Faranak plays romantic and classical piano from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Veterans Park on Main Street. Concert schedule: Chris Amberger jazz guitar and bass July 15; Don Coffin Duo plays Cajun and country guitar selections July 22; Trio Solea Latin Guitar on July 29. Call 257-9529 for information.LATIN JAZZ — Jaime Valle and Equinox perform Latin Jazz from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sullivan Vineyards, 1090 Galleron Lane in Rutherford. The jazz guitarist blends the best of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and American jazz. Tickets are $25; children under 12 are free. Bring picnics, blankets or low-back lawn chairs. Wine and water for sale. Doors open at 4 p.m. Reservations and information (877) 244-7337.ART EXHIBIT — Watercolorist Peggy Piccolo is the featured artist during July at the Napa Valley Art Association Gallery in Napa Town Center, across from Waldenbooks/Gillwood's. Many of Piccolo's paintings are large, languid flowers in brilliant colors and of elongated faces of obscure, wistful women. The gallery is open Friday's 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. Information 224-5537. July 10FARMERS' MARKET — The Napa Downtown Farmers' Market and Bakery is open each Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to noon at West Street between First and Pearl. The market features fresh produce, specialty foods, arts and crafts, bakery and cafe. Information, call Joan at 252-7142.July 11CLASSIC MOVIE MATINEE — Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers will appear in "Swingtime" at the movie matinee at 1 p.m. at Yountville Community Hall, 6516 Yount. Donation $1 includes popcorn. Information 944-2959. YOUNTVILLE FARMERS MARKET — The outdoor market in Yountville is open each Wednesday. Buy locally-grown fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers and gourmet food items. Today's market features guest chef Peter Hall of Piatti's, Swanson Winery, "Worms" by Master Gardeners, entertainment by Janice Patterson and book signing for "Ollie the Otter" by Kelly Alan Williamson. Market hours are 4 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot at Compadres Bar and Grill at Vintage 1870, 6539 Washington St. Free shuttle service, 944-1234. Information 944-0904.July 12SUMMER CONCERT — The Musical Picnics in Lyman Park concert series features the Wine County Jazz All Stars. All concerts are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free admission. Concert lineup: Little Sister and the Bad Intentions, a San Francisco based blues band on July 26; The Ralph Woodson Trio, an East Bay blues/rock and roll group on Aug. 9; Mariachi Michuacano on Aug. 23. July 13YOUNTVILLE ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL — A two-day celebration of Yountville's Italian Heritage July 13 and 14. The Italian Film Festival and wine tasting takes place at 7:30 p.m. Cal-Italian wines paired with cheese, along with the al fresco screening of "Cinema Paradiso" will be held behind Vintage 1870. Tickets are $15. July 14 the festival opens with an all-day Bocce Tournament from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The double elimination event costs $120 per team. Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. a day-long Festa alla Piazza is a celebration with music, entertainment, food and wine sampling in the garden courtyard. The cost is $10 for a plate and wine glass. At 6 p.m. it is a Tuscan barbecue at la Famiglia di Robert Mondavi Winery and the finals of the Bocce tournament. The cost is $30 per person and reservations are required. For information on all events, call 968-2338."RICHARD III" — Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival offers "Richard III," a tale of extravagant evil and keeps audiences enthralled with political intrigues, bloody murders, and a villain to hate. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, will stop at nothing to be king, including doing away with most of his immediate family — and you may want him to succeed." Show dates are July 13, 14, 15, 27 and 28 at Rutherford Grove Winery, 1673 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena. Directed by Frederick Edell shows begin at 7:30 p.m.; gates open at 6:30 for picnicking. General admission $18; seniors, students and children $14. Tickets are available at Copperfield's Bookstore in Napa and Calistoga, Main Street Books in St. Helena or at the gate. Tickets are also available through TicketWeb at www.ticketweb.com or (410) 601-TWEB. Chairs and box dinners can also be reserved through TicketWeb; a small surcharge is made for the service. For information on Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival, season subscriptions or group reservations (12 or more) call 251-WILL or www.napashakespeare.org.ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY SUMMER FESTIVAL — Sold out except the Dan Fogelberg solo acoustic concert July 28. Information and tickets call 1-888-769-5299."NOISES OFF" — The summer production at Napa Valley College is "Noises Off," a farce that tells the story of a third-rate touring British theater company producing a play called "Nothing On." Mishaps and mayhem combine with romantic triangles and slapstick humor to create a raucous, fun-filled evening. Performances by the nine-member cast are July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28, Aug. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m.; matinees July 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. in the college theater in Napa. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. The theater is equipped with an assisted hearing system. ST. HELENA FARMERS MARKET — In Crane Park from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. now through October. It's the annual Aunt Helena Look-Alike Contest at today's market. Information 486-2662. CHEFS MARKET — Downtown Napa, 4 to 9 p.m., live entertainment, farm produce, cooking demonstrations, wine and beer gardens.July 14CALISTOGA FARMERS MARKET — Fresh farm produce, baked goods, coffee, local arts and crafts and entertainment are featured each Saturday. Market hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon at the old gliderport on Lincoln Avenue. Information 942-4343.ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS — Sawyer Art Studios Second Saturday open house is from 1 to 5 p.m. at 68 S. Coombs St. Featured artist in July is Myrna Lynee Baldwin in Suite D-1. Baldwin does experimental processes with watercolor. The multi-building complex houses the studios of Bay Area emerging and mid-career fine artists from this region. On site are the current exhibits of the Gallery at the Napa Valley Arts Council, open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Napa Valley College Gallery, open 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Second Saturdays are a time to meet the artists, view their work or purchase an art piece. Information 226-5037.YOUNTVILLE ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL — Tuscan barbecue at la Famiglia di Robert Mondavi. See July 14. The cost is $30 per person and reservations are required. For information on all events, call 968-2338. "THE OTTER SPIGOTS" — Dreamweavers' Theatre presents an improvisational acting troupe featuring improvised, comedic sketches at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door, 1637 Imola Ave., in Riverpark Shopping Center.BALLROOM DANCE — "The Independence Ball," the celebration continues with the Napa Ballroom Dancers at the Napa Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson St. Music is by The Townsmen. Beginning dancers welcome. No-host bar opens at 7 p.m., hot-dogs and French fries will be available. "The Varsouvian Waltz" dance class taught by Tom and Mary Lou Riley at 7:30; dancing is 8 to 11. Cost $30 per couple, $15 singles. Information on this dance or membership in Ballroom Dancers, call John Roche, 226-6834."RICHARD III" — See July 13."NOISES OFF" — See July 13.COME SPIT ON OUR FLOOR! — A rare opportunity to taste how wine evolves as it ages and moves from barrel to bottle. Merryvale's first Pinot Noir 2000 vintage will be "thieved" for the barrel tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost $3 per person. Bottle releases of select upcoming wines from 1999 will also be offered. Merryvale is at 1000 Main St., St. Helena. Information (800) 326-6069, ext. 439 or www.merryvale.com.