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Oakdale Cheese to host Easter egg hunt April 23

Oakdale Cheese to host Easter egg hunt April 23

OAKDALE - The Oakdale Cheese & Specialities will hold a family friendly Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the facility located at 10040 Highway 120.

Admission will cost $3 per child up to age 10. Call ahead and register your child at (209) 848-3139.

Schedule of Events:
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Professional photos with real Easter Bunny
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Easter egg hunt will begin, with little ones going first
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Guess the weight of a stack of cheese wheels in a wagon and win a $50 gift certificate

Kids Spring Fun & Safety Day April 23

Kids Spring Fun & Safety Day April 23

OAKDALE - Take the family to Kids Spring Fun & Safety Day on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at W.T. Kerr Park, located at the end of North Stearns Road.

Bring the kids to enjoy a live DJ, games, an Easter egg hunt, free hot dogs, face painting and safety information booths.

Easter Egg Hunt:
Ages 0-2 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-5 10:50 a.m.
Ages 6-8 11:10 a.m.
Ages 9-12 11:30 a.m.

Hot Dogs will be served at 12 p.m.

For more information, call Oakdale Parks and Recreation at (209) 845-3591.

Turlock Rock & Gem Show opens March 12

Turlock Rock & Gem Show opens March 12

TURLOCK - The Turlock Rock & Gem Show will be held on March 12 - 13 at the Stanislaus Fairgrounds in Turlock. Non-profit group, the Mother Lode Mineral Society, is hosting the event.

The group support the community by providing scholarships for Eart Science students, supporting college classes with equipment and instruction, and doing classroom presentations for K-12 students about the rock cycle, minerals and fossils. Proceeds from the show will help pay for these community efforts.

The show will feature impressive dinosaur fossil exhibits and speakers including Bob Jones, senior editor for national magazine "Rock & Gem." Demonstrators will be on hand to show guests how to make beautiful jewelry out of natural rocks and gemstones. Fluoresecent minerals will also be on display, shown under UV lights.

For more information about the Rock & Gem show, visit www.turlockgemshow.com.

Country singer Clint Black to perform at Stanislaus County Fair

Country singer Clint Black to perform at Stanislaus County Fair

TURLOCK - Country crooner Clint Black will be "Killin’ Time" this summer at the 2011 Stanislaus County Fair. The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter will perform on Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Stanislaus County Fair. He will appear on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The concert is hosted by KAT COUNTRY 103.3 and is free with the price of Fair admission.

"Clint Black is an impressive country music classic," said Chris Borovansky, chief executive officer for the Stanislaus County Fair. "We anticipate that his fans will come from far and near to hear Clint’s pure and amazing voice live in concert."

Black has long been celebrated as one of country music’s brightest stars. Black is multi-talented as singer-songwriter, musician and actor.

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.