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Railroad Museum calls for volunteers

Railroad Museum calls for volunteers

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy meeting people from all over the world?

California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate and inspire others about the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. A special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento (next door to the California State Railroad Museum). Volunteer applications are being accepted now through July 1 and will be followed by an interview process.



Memorial Day weekend musical adventure in Napa

Sometimes the stars align and everything just goes your way. I also write for the ModestoView and know that they cover BOTTLEROCK every year so I asked the Editor Chris Murphy, if he had a chance could he check out a Vespa for me up in Napa. He thought I was going and asked if I wanted to ride up with them. I explained I was not. He asked if I wanted to go? There was an extra media pass and room and board already taking care of.  The Gallo Center for the Arts was dark for Memorial Day weekend, I had no other plans so, Yes Please. Left early on Friday morning and the drive was pretty easy going until we got to Napa. We pull up to the street on the backside of the Fairgrounds and tell the CHP that we are staying on 4th. Half a block from the entrance. Load in and I am informed that I will be staying in the Hunter S. Thompson room.

MODESTO CON is your Con 209

MODESTO CON is your Con 209

Modesto Con tickets sales went live online for $4, Saturday at noon. Excitement and anticipation for the event to already be here is palatable.

Modesto Con will be happening on July 9th and 10th at the Modesto Centre Plaza. This is the first two day Pop Culture Convention to happen in the Modesto Area.

Modesto Con also announced it's first celebrity guest, Doug Jones, best known for his rolls in the Hellboy series(Abe Sapien), Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer(Silver Surfer), Pans Labyrinth(Pan and the Pale Man), along with roles in DOOM, Batman Returns, Tank Girl, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Arrow and so much more. I personally am thrilled and delighted to see him come to Modesto. More guest will be announced soon.

What else can you expect at Modesto Con? Artists, a wide varity of vendors, cosplayers, the 501st Central Valley Garrison, the Batmobile and that is just the tip of the "Iceburg".

GRAPE CITY CON

GRAPE CITY CON
Lodi, Calif. – The Grape City Con, returns to the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The one-day pop culture convention will run from 10am-4pm. The first Grape City Con, held this past February exceeded expectations with over 2,500 fans turning out for the event.

Ticket prices for the one-day event are $7 at the door and $5 in advance at select locations and online at http://grapecitycon.com/tickets

Stanislaus County Music Festival on January 29 and 30!

Stanislaus County Music Festival on January 29 and 30!

Submitted by Cynthia Fenech, Stanislaus County Office of Education

Public Invited to Stanislaus County Music Festival

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium.  The festival kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on Friday with the high school and junior high school Honor Choir.  At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday the high school and junior high school Honor Orchestra will perform, with the festival concluding Saturday evening with the high school and junior high school Honor Band performing at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

Cosies for the Win

Cosies for the Win

Modesto-Con's Cosie Weekend at the Westside Theatre January 9th was a great sucess raising $1425.00 for the Haven's Women Center of Stanislaus Co.

Modesto-Con brought to the Westside Theatre in Newman, CA, the first ever Awards show of it's kind, the NorCal Cosies, along with a Mini Con(Cosie Con) during the day that had nearly 650 people in attendance over the 5 hours.

The NorCal Cosies Kicked off at 6pm sharp, with 10 categories with 3 finalist with a capactiy crowd who were the judges. The only trouble anyone had was in choosing who the winners would be.

Carrie Shea and Nick Silva kept the night flowing and the crowd entertaine, along with special dance performance by Spotlight Dance Company.

See you all July 9th and 10th at the Modesto Centre Plaza, for Modesto Con.

Comic Con comes to Modesto with Central Valley Con

Comic Con comes to Modesto with Central Valley Con

Central Valley Con presented by BattleGround Games debuts at the Modesto Centre Plaza on December 6th just in time for the Holidays. This one day Pop Culture Convention will run from 10am until 4pm and is only $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Modesto is the 3rd city that the creator of Stockton Con will be hosting an event in; with Grape City Con debuting earlier this year and returning to Lodi in 2016.

Over the fist four years Stockton Con has seen over 30,000 attendees, including a record setting 14,400 at last years 2 day convention at the Stockton Arena.  A protion of the the proceeds from Central Valley Con will go to Make A Wish Foundation and the Modesto Gospel Mission.

With 30,000 square feet of exhibitors space CV Con will be hst to well over 100 Vendors and featuring artists that have worked for DC. Marvel, Image, Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comcs.