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Toast Valentine's Day with the family at Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Toast Valentine's Day with the family at Oakdale Golf & Country Club

OAKDALE - Valentine's Day isn't just about couples! Bring the family to Oakdale Golf & Country Club, located at 243 North Stearns Road, on Sunday, Feb. 13 to celebrate the holiday of love. Reservations are available from 5 - 9 p.m.

The club's restaurant wioll host a "Parents Getaway Night" every Sunday in February starting the night before Valentine's Day. Take the opportunity to have a peaceful dinner for two or a family night out. For those who would like to dine without the kids, Child Care Services will be available in the Members Lounge, for no extra charge, but tips are greatly appreciated! The kids will be entertained with plenty of games and activities.

Dinner from the regular menu will be served as well as some great features from Chef Dan.

Call ahead to make reservations or to secure child care arrangement. Contact Christina at (209) 847-2984 ext.

Stanislaus County Fair replacement heifer deadline

Stanislaus County Fair replacement heifer deadline

TURLOCK - Entry deadlines approaching fast for Replacement Heifer exhibitors at the 2011 Stanislaus County Fair, scheduled to open on July 15 for a 10-day run. The 44th Annual Replacement Heifer Sale will take place on Friday, July 22.

The application deadline for Replacement Heifers for 1-year projects and the second year of a 2-year project is Thursday, Jan. 20 by 5 p.m. Applications for first year of a 2-year project are due on Thursday, May 19 by 5 p.m.

For registration forms and complete rules and requirements, stop by the Stanislaus County Fair office at 900 North Broadway in Turlock or call (209) 668-1333 ext. 303.

For more information about purchasing tickets to the fair, visit www.stancofair.com. To receive future fair announcements by text message, text the word "FAIR" to 82672. Fair enthusiasts can also follow how the 2011 Fair is developing at twitter.com/stancofair.

Turlock to host 45th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Rock Show

Turlock to host 45th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Rock Show


TURLOCK - The Mother Lode Mineral Society will host the 45th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Rock show on March 12 and 13, at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds located at 900 North Broadway in Turlock.

Proceeds from the show will go to providing scholarships for earth science students, supporting college classes with equipment and instruction and doing classroom presentations for K-12 about the rock cycle, minerals and fossils.

The annual show features everything from dinosaur fossil exhibits to an expert editor for the magazine "Rock & Gem." Attendees will have the opportunity to make unique jewelry out of natural rocks and gemstones.

To learn more about how you can support the local community, visit www.turlockgemshow.com and www.motherlodemineralsociety.com.