COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce will hold the 31st Annual Fiddle and "Bango" Contest on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Gazebo in downtown Columbia.
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MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Visual Arts Club presents Faculty Reunited! Art Exhibition through Sept. 26 in the MJC Art Gallery on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
PLEASANTON - The Alameda County Fairgrounds is hosting host the popular Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-28.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College Veterans Services and MJC Health Services will present speaker Jeremiah Pauley, a participant in the Wounded Warrior Project's "Warrior Speaks" program on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. on the East Campus Quad, 435 College Avenue.
*WHAT: Ripon Arts league concert series
STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony opens its 2013-14 season on Sept. 21 with its Autumn Pops, featuring a breathless virtuoso fiddle performance by an original star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers. Known for her electrifying concerts that bring audiences to their feet, Ivers is joined by her ensemble, Immigrant Soul, local Irish dancers, and the Stockton Symphony.
*WHAT: "Don't Dress for Dinner"
*WHAT: "Fiddler on the Roof"
Ramos Brothers Circus starts an 11-day run Thursday in Manteca.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When "Beloved" starring Oprah Winfrey fell flat at the box office in 1998, Winfrey drowned her sorrows in macaroni and cheese.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's clear from Ashton Kutcher's tone - even though he's sitting 2,500 miles away in New York - that the 35-year-old actor and technology enthusiast holds an unflinching reverence for Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder he portrays in the film "Jobs," opening Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Affleck will don Batman's cape and cowl.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke coach David Cutcliffe says walk-on Hud Mellencamp will continue to practice with the football team while he deals with felony battery charges in Indiana.
Nelson & Nelson will be the Christmas performance presented by the Manteca Kindred Arts. The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church starting at 3 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 32 years of late-night talk will pass into history next May 20, with CBS' announcement Wednesday that David Letterman will host his final "Late Show" on that day.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre offers a special Christmas treat on Saturday, Dec. 20, presenting "A Patsy Cline Christmas" starring Stockton's own Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band. Two performances are scheduled at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on the SCT stage.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony will present its annual Holiday Pops concerts on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Warren Atherton Auditorium, located on the Delta College campus, 5151 Pacific Ave.
STOCKTON- Stockton Civic Theatre will present the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, the world's most beloved musical, "The Sound of Music" through Sunday, Dec. 14.
COLUMBIA - Sierra Rep ushers in the holidays with faith, family and fun in Sanders Family Christmas, set for this month and December at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park.
STOCKTON - Local comic book artist Ramon Villalobos will be featured at The Haggin Museum's 3rd Thursday event on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.
TRACY – The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents a special exhibition for the holiday season entitled Art Co-Opted, on display in the Grand Galleries from Nov. 22 thru Dec. 20.
STOCKTON - Always a big hit - it simply wouldn't be the holiday season without it- the Stockton Symphony will present its annual Holiday Pops concerts on Dec. 13 and 14.
MODESTO - Be ready to get into the holiday spirit by attending the annual Dickens Faire on Saturday, Dec. 6, in front of the McHenry Mansion located at 15th and "I" Streets in Modesto.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fox has renewed "So You Think You Can Dance" for a 12th season.
Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland-A Classic Christmas is returning for its seventh year to the Manteca Bass Pro Shops at Union Road and the 120 Bypass.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 15th Annual Modesto Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto.
MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Professor Anne Martin, will present a concert entitled Jaws and Juliet (and Romeo too!) on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East campus.
The Ripon Oratorio Society will be celebrating the Christmas season with the 69th presentation of Handel's Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 7. The program will begin at 3 p.m. in the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church at Fourth and Orange streets in Ripon.