MENLO PARK - For a sun-splashed weekend featuring world-class art by 250 of America's top artists, two days of stellar live music, engaging chefs' demos, fabulous food and drink, artisan specialty food purveyors, a collector car show, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, and tons of fun for kids, head to charming, tree-lined downtown Menlo Park for Connoisseurs' Marketplace on July 20-21.
COLUMBIA - Friends of Columbia State Historic Park celebrates Columbia's 68th year as a California State Park by hosting the 19th annual Big Band Street Dance on Main Street in Columbia on July 20, from 7 until 10:30 p.m.
LONDON (AP) - British babies born the same day as Prince William and Kate's first child will receive their own royal gift in the form of a "lucky" silver penny.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery's next concert on Friday, July 5, features the hilarious folk artists Uncle Bonsai.
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.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will offer "Music of the Night" at this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July, 18 at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church presents its annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar beginning on Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m. with the traditional Cultural Bon Odori dance with it's colorful costumed dancers and music. They follow up on Aug. 3-4 with the cultural arts and food bazaar.
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HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) - Experiments have begun in Oregon aimed at using the unmanned aircraft known as drones to keep potatoes happy.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen has been dropped by the Food Network and Wal-Mart, but book-buyers are standing by her.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 66 years of age and fit. In 2012, I was admitted to a local hospital because I thought I was having a heart attack. The doctor ran many lab tests, including a chest X-ray and EKG. I had palpitations during my hospital stay. My blood pressure would fluctuated, as did my pulse rate. None of my tests showed any problems with my heart.
Lately, I've been thinking about what makes someone the best kind of friend and this is what I've come up with. The best kind of friend is not necessarily one you see every day, or talk to on the phone regularly to catch up on the last scoop, though that's always fun. The best kind of friend is not even a person who gives you gifts or picks up the tab whenever you meet for lunch, though that is pretty awesome too. No, in my opinion, the absolute best kind of friend is a person who without ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sure, living in the White House has its perks. But a clothing allowance is not one of them.
SONORA - The Double Cupp Diner sits on the side of the road "somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, NC." But from June 13 to July 27 the diner – the setting of "Pump Boys and Dinettes" – will relocate to East Sonora as Sierra Repertory Theatre stages another rendition of this popular musical.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery next summer concert on Saturday, June 14, features the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
STOCKTON - The free Movies At The Point offered by the City of Stockton Community Services Department starts June 13.
The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp features free fun games for kids, activities, and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together through July 13 at the Manteca store at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Theatre Department presents The Rez Sisters directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell, with performances on May 29, 30 and 31 and June 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee at 2 p.m. on June 7 in the Little Theatre of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus.