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Legends of the Cruise

Legends of the Cruise

Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route

Walk of Fame 2018 Inductees Celebration

June 6, 2018, 6:30  pm - 10th St Plaza Modesto

The spirit of “American Graffiti” endures today on 10th & 11th Streets in Downtown Modesto on the Historic Cruise Route, where the people of the true cruising route inspired George Lucas’ film.  People across America and all over the world are invited to have a rockin’ good time as the “Walk of Fame” Class of ’18  is unveiled on the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route on Wednesday, June 6, on 10th Street between J and K Streets in conjunction with the Mid Valley Chevy Club’s Park ‘n Shine that hosts approximately 300 classic cars and hot rods.

Graffiti-Con Cars and Comics

Graffiti-Con Cars and Comics
Graffiti-Con Cars and ComicsBy Middagh Goodwin      I am sure by now everyone has watched Avengers Infinity Wars, Deadpool 2 and Solo a Star Wars Story(no spoilers to those who are taking their sweet time to watch these.) The Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom are both out later this month and I am sure some of you are looking forward to one if not both of these.

May the Fourth Be With You-Star Wars Day

May the Fourth Be With You-Star Wars Day
Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon. This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say "May the 4th Be With You" out loud and you will hear the pun that so many Star Wars fans worldwide have used to proclaim their love of the saga.

Modesto music in the plaza

Modesto music in the plaza

This year Music in the Plaza kicks off in conjunction with May the Fourth-Star Wars Day which will take over the 10th Street Plaza.

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” on January 20

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” on January 20
California State Parks, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” event on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

 Fort visitors will have the unique opportunity to step back in time and explore an era that changed California forever. The gold discovery at Coloma echoed around the world and triggered the largest migration in United States history. Thousands of immigrants gambled and came to early California to try to strike it rich. They left family behind, spent life savings, and borrowed money all in the pursuit of gold. Many miners bought one-way passage on ships bound for California, and abandoned ships clogged the port in San Francisco as miners and sailors took off for the hills.

Micke Grove Zoo celebrates 60 years, continues updates to infrastructure

 

Kevin Hertell cuts a ribbon to officially introduce a new playground that is part of updates and improvements being performed at Micke Grove Zoo, which celebrates its 60-year anniversary this weekend.

By Marc Lutz
Business Journal Editor

LODI — It was 60 years ago today that Micke Grove Zoo opened its doors to the community. This Saturday, August 12, the zoo will hold an anniversary celebration to highlight all the changes that have occurred in recent years.

The five-acre zoo is nestled inside Micke Grove Park, which opened in 1938, a gift from William and Julia Harrison Micke, local philanthropists for whom the park is named.

On Saturday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the zoo will host educational booths, food trucks, live music, kids’ activities, games, zoo tours, live-animal presentations and giveaways... Read More

Celtic and Renaissance Festival

Celtic and Renaissance Festival

And now for something completely different.  Travel back in time and experience Modesto’s Celtic and Renaissance Festival happening in Graceada Park July 8th. It will be a day filled with family fun the likes Modesto is rarely treated to.