Issue 26

10 Great Dates

1. HISTORIES AND THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
Graphic novels have made a splash in recent years, drawing more
popular and media attention. The medium, however, is far from
a new way of telling a story, and in his Jan. 15 talk at Turlock’s
Carnegie Arts Center, Dr. Mario Sifuentez wants to tell you all about
the history of the American graphic novel, and how it’s been used
to challenge oppression.Jan. 15, 2 – 4 P.M. | Carnegie Arts Center | 250 N. Broadway, Turlock
2. BEE POSITIVE FUN RUN
Get out and get yourself moving with the 2nd Annual Bee Positive
5k Fun Run. Make sure to sign up to run or walk in memory of Kayla
Bernardi, a well-loved student and graduate of Turlock High School
who passed away after a valiant fight against leukemia.Jan 28, 8 – 11 A.M. | Joe Debely | 1600 E. Canal Dr., Turlock

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3. MODESTO CHAMBER GALA
A decadent gala, right here in Modesto! Black-tie optional, but fun
mandatory, the Modesto Chamber Gala will be a night to remember,
with entertainment, video presentations, and a live band. Tickets are
$100.00 and the event is often packed, so buy soon.Jan. 28, 6 – 10 P.M. | Gallo Center For The Arts | 1000 I St., Modesto
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4. FOTO MODESTO
One hundred and forty area artists will be displaying their work across
twenty venues in Modesto. If you have an appreciation for the arts, this
28-day event is worth checking out. The grand opening of the event
will be held at the Mistlin Art Gallery to present the artists featured.Feb. 1 – 28, Various Times | 20 Modesto Venues | Modesto

5. WISHMAKER’S BALL
It’s not everyday that you can give to charity and enjoy a marvelous
ball, but the Make a Wish Wishmaker’s Ball is a chance to do just that.
This gala will boast both live and silent auctions, a 3-course dinner,
and personal stories told directly by the children who have had their
dreams made true by Make a Wish. All money raised during the night
will help local children with life-threatening illnesses have their wish.Feb. 4, 5:30 – 10 P.M. | Doubletree Hotel | 1150 9Th St., Modesto
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6. SUPERHERO FUN RUN
Be a hero for Human Service’s Shelters for Youth; on Feb.11,
at La Loma Park, get out and run. There will be a 5K run and
10K run, both with modest registration fees which will go
toward charity. For those that come dressed as a superhero,
there will be prizes for best costumes.Feb. 11, 9 A.M. | East La Loma Park | 2001 Edgebrook Dr., Modesto

7. MOVIE AND WINE NIGHT
Come for the wine and movie screening, stay for the chance
to help the Teens Run Modesto program. Watch “Race” the
story of Jesse Owens and enjoy food, drinks, silent auctions
and drawings. Tickets are $30 at the door, or $10 for attendees
under 21.Feb. 12, 1 P.M. | State Theatre | 1307 J St., Modesto
8. GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS
Beauty, skill, and centuries of culture come together in the
Golden Dragon Acrobats to create a truly one of a kind
experience. These skilled Chinese acrobats have come abroad
to showcase their finely honed techniques for audiences of
all ages, and they’ll be at the Turlock Community Theatre.Feb. 22, 7:30 – 10 P.M. | Turlock Community Theatre | 1574 E. Canal Dr., Turlock

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9. LOVE MODESTO
This year, make it a plan to love your city! Last year saw over
100 projects and 5,000 volunteers—and this year will be
even better. They’ll be giving out free Love Modesto t-shirts
in kids, womens, and mens sides to every volunteer who
comes to the rally. You’ll be able to show your Modesto pride
all year round. Project sign-ups begin Feb. 1!Apr. 8, 8 A.M. | In Front Of The Gallo Center | I & 10Th St., Modesto
10. OAKDALE RODEO
Saddle up for a good time for the whole family at the Oakdale
Rodeo, on the second weekend in April. Brought to you by
the Oakdale Saddle Club, this annual rodeo, which has been
ongoing for 70 years, boasts roping events, bull riding, steer
tying, and cowboy church.Apr. 8 & 9 | Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds
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