MODESTO - Nine Stanislaus County high schools will perform in Modesto Junior College's annual High School Orchestra Day on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East Campus, 435 College Avenue. There is no charge for admission.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 14th Annual Modesto Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk on Thursday, Nov, 28, at the Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto.
MODESTO –Modesto Junior College Department of Music will present a Fall String Recital on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on the East Campus.
The Stockton Chorale continues its 2013-2014 season with "A Christmas Festival" at 7:30 p.m. on two Fridays - Dec. 6 and 13.
MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Concert Choir will present a Fall Choral Concert on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on the East Campus, 435 College Avenue. The event is open to the public, and parking and admission are free.
*WHAT: 39th annual Sonora Christmas Festival
COLUMBIA - A 31-year holiday tradition - the Victorian Christmas Feast - takes place at the historic City Hotel Restaurant in Ciolk, and includes a five course meal and fine wines with each course, along with a dinner theatre show between course.
*WHAT: "It's A Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play"
TURLCOK - Anthony Kearns - an international soloist and founding member of "The Irish Tenors" - is performing at the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
STOCKTON -The Stockton Symphony opens its second Classics concert of the season with two beautiful examples of French symphonic repertoire: Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin," and Bizet's "Symphony in C Major," juxtaposed with a very recent flute concerto, "Trail of Tears," by American composer Michael Daugherty. The vivid contrast makes for an extremely intriguing and satisfying evening.
COLUMBIA - Tickets are available for the 47th Annual American Association of University Women Home Tour, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 4 p.m.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film "The Meth Epidemic" on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on MJC's East Campus, 435 College Avenue. The free event is part of the CEP Fall Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.
The holidays are right around the corner.
MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Literature and Language Arts Division will host a reading and book signing by author Suzanne Roberts on Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in the MJC Little Theatre on East Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
For the first time ever, Bass Pro Shops is hosting Dog Days Family Event, which includes free seminars and activities for pets and owners.
MODESTO – The Music Departments of Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College, University of the Pacific and Sacramento State University present the Guitarraganza 2015 – Guitar Festival with six concerts scheduled from March 12 through March 15, including two performances by the critically acclaimed Texas Guitar Quartet.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Theater Department will stage William Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo and Juliet" on March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.
Highland Way is bringing Celtic music to the next Ripon Arts League concert set for Thursday, March 12, at the Ripon High multi-use building, 301 N. Acacia, Ripon.
The Modesto Symphony Orchestra led by guest conductor Michael Berkowitz will present "The Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong" featuring trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling on both vocals and trumpet, Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.
MODESTO – The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation on "How America Protects its 'Yosemites in the Sea' - the National Marine Sanctuary System" by William Douros, west coast regional director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
The Trips N' Tours group based at the Manteca Senior Center offers trips for people of all ages meaning you do not have to be a senior to participate.
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PLEASANTON - The annual Northern California Fly Fishing Show begins the 2015 angling season at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Friday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb.22.
Charles Darwin's 206th birthday will be celebrated this Saturday at the Manteca Library.
LODI - A new permanent exhibition has been completed at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. It tells the story of the early American settlers of the region, families who came after the Gold Rush to build farms and futures here. "The Historical Society was extremely fortunate to be able to use the Elliott family as an example of the early settlers. They came from their tallgrass prairie homestead in Illinois to San Joaquin County in 1859," says David Stuart, director of the museum. "Their descendants preserved one of the six wagons that made up the Elliott family wagon train; it ...
The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca.