OAKDALE – They traveled near and far to sample or take home some of the finest Gouda or Edam.
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STOCKTON - The Tidewater Art Gallery will host the 11th annual Souper Supper event on Friday, Feb. 24.
ANGELS CAMP - The Golden Bough and the McGrath Irish Dancers perform during the Celebrate Ireland event on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp.
MURPHYS - Gary Zucca of Zucca Wines is hosting a Port and dessert wine pairing with chocolates, sweet treats and cheese on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Murphys Historic Hotel, 457 Main St.
MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) presents its first pops concert to begin an annual tradition, on Saturday, Feb.18, at 3:00 p.m. at Gallo Center for the Arts.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre will present two performances only of A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters," on Sunday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 19, both at 2:30 p.m.
MODESTO – Mike Super, the winner of NBC's hit television show, Phenomenon, will make a special appearance at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 4, at 3:00 PM. The matinee performance promises jaw-dropping illusions to boggle the mind. Super's mystifying tricks delight audiences. This "Magic and Illusion" show is one all ages will enjoy.
Pat Metzler is a retired registered nurse.
Do you remember Uncle Joe who moved kind of slow when the train pulled into the Shady Rest on Petticoat Junction?
RIPON - Bea Azevedo finds it hard to say no to the Ripon Volunteers in Police Services.
Just because he was retired didn't mean that Victor Gully wanted to sit at home all day.
When Richard Silverman and his wife, Linda, moved to Manteca, he had many years under his belt as a police reserve in Concord where they lived.
On some days, Brandy Clark might stop by one of the Zumba classes offered at the Manteca Senior Center and take part in the cardio workout.
STOCKTON - It's impossible to miss the Haggin Museum.
In the heart of the town that labels itself as the Gateway to Yosemite, aka Groveland, is a quaint cottage where you can relish being pampered by almost everything that is traditional English before you head out to the wilds. That place is Dori's Tea Cottage & Café at 18744 Main Street, which is also Highway 120. The famous
MODESTO – You need your porcelain. You need your finest china. And you absolutely need your tea.
ANGELS CAMP -Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times. These massive relics, which can reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 33 feet, are descended from trees that were standing when dinosaurs roamed Earth, and birds, mammals and flowering plants began to appear. Some of today's trees are thought to be as old as 2,000 years.
TURLOCK – With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, the city of Turlock has both children and canines covered with events including BARKtoberfest, a downtown trick-or-treating event, and Haunted Housing at California State University, Stanislaus.
LATHROP – Trick-or-treating is so passé.
STOCKTON – Halloween in Stockton has something for folks of all ages.
Most Halloween celebrations last for just a day. At Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center in Manteca, it will be double the fun in two days full of costumes, cupcakes, and live entertainment.
MANTECA – There's Pixie Woods in Stockton and Micke Grove in Lodi – places that offer plenty of attractions and recreational facilities for the young.
PATTERSON – Whether kids like to skate, bike, or even rollerblade, the skate park in Patterson is the only place to go according to local skateboarders Abraham Garcia-Ramos and Joel Becerril.
STOCKTON – Pixie Woods Amusement Park was once described as Stockton's own fairyland for the "young in age and young at heart."
MODESTO – "Dad – what are we going to do today?"
Its been called California's Main Street. It splits from Interstate 5 some 90 miles south of Mt. Shasta – the state's most imposing volcano – and remerges with Interstate 5 at the base of the Grapevine that takes you over the Tehachapi Mountains and dumps you into the Southland.