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The Third Light Saber Show at the Modesto Libary

The Third Light Saber Show at the Modesto Libary

Plan on a night of intergalactic fun at the Modesto Library on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m.   Participants will have the opportunity to watch the 1983 American epic space film set “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” In addition to the movie, participants can make origami Yoda, Darth paper, and work on their Imperial Cadet Training. Members of the 501st Legion, Central California Garrison will also be in attendance and costume!

This is a free, family friendly event that will inspire children to read about the characters from one of their favorite science-fiction films.

For more information, please call the Modesto Library Reference desk at 558-7814.

Fair officials confirm 2013 fair dates

Fair officials confirm 2013 fair dates

Turlock, CA (October 4, 2012) — Stanislaus County Fair officials have confirmed the dates for the upcoming 2013 Fair.

The Stanislaus County Fair will resume its 10-day run July 12 – 21, 2013.  For the past two years the Fair dates have changed to the mid July opening instead of late July. 

“We have some exciting things in the works for 2013 that will bring a different dynamic to the Fair,” said Chris Borovansky, Chief Executive Officer for the Stanislaus County Fair. 

Options for the 2013 Fair are being reviewed, but will include the highly popular Rainforest Adventure that debuted in 2009, educational exhibits, along with continuing cost-effective options for guests who attend next year’s Fair, such as Free ‘til 3 p.m. Sundays, Fair Savings Coupon Book, $1 rides opening night and much more.      

Harris Moran Seed Company’s Annual Pumpkin Patch opens to local School Children

Harris Moran Seed Company’s Annual Pumpkin Patch opens to local School Children

 Harris Moran Seed Company’s Pumpkin Ag Literacy program commenced on Oct. 2 with visits from local area K-1, and Special Ed students. These students will have the opportunity to visit our local Modesto facility during the month of October to pick a pumpkin right out of our local field, and receive education pertaining to Ag literacy, what we call "The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Seed”

VIDEO: Participate in the Elliott vs Yamamoto ultimate face-off

Ryan Yamamoto vs Dan Elliott in the ultimate Pumpkin Regatta face off

 

News10's Sports Anchor Ryan Yamamoto and News10 Good Morning Anchor Dan Elliott are competing to outwit the other in the ultimate race - the annual Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival Regatta October 7.
 
If you'd like a chance to have your Pumpkin Festival Facebook post or tweet appear in this article, post it using our hashtag - #News10pumpkins, and it just might happen.
 
Who do you believe will get to the finish line first? We want to know.
 
 

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Free International Heritage Festival offers "world of entertainment" on October 6

Free International Heritage Festival offers "world of entertainment" on October 6

(Modesto, CA) – Families can enjoy free international entertainment as they take a trip around the world at the 21st Annual International Heritage Festival.  The event takes place on October 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto. The free event showcases a tapestry of cultures that compose the local area and the American heritage they share. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and a patriotic Americana Opening begins promptly at 11 a.m., with a parade of flags and a special appearance by the YES! Company Ambassadors. 

Free performances will be ongoing with most groups performing twice – inside the Gallo Center’s Rogers Theater and on the outdoor stage. No tickets are needed, but seating in the Gallo Center is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. The entertainment line-up for the two stages is:

Peace Officer Memorial Run

Peace Officer Memorial Run

Modesto, CA- Join us for a fun and exciting family event, as runners and walkers take over downtown Modesto to honor Stanislaus County’s fallen law enforcement officers.

Family Night Movie Series

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity for quality nights out with family and friends! The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is now offering family-friendly movies at the Mancini Bowl in Graceada Park, 401 Needham Street, Friday nights, August 17 through September 21.

This free movie series begins at sunset. For information about titles and dates, call (209) 577-5344 or visit www.modestogov.com/prnd/activityguide and click on “Movies.” See you at the movies!

Source: City of Modesto