10 Great Dates
1. SWISS SINGING AND YODEL FESTIVAL
Picture yodeling, alphorn blowing, traditional Swiss outfits, and probably some giant cow bell swinging. It’s the 29th Pacific Coast Swiss Singing and Yodeling Festival! The Grand Concert will feature approximately 250 singers from the eleven participating societies of the Pacific Coast and Canada. Join the Gallo Center in keeping alive “the songs of Switzerland as they are sung in our native country.”
June 23, 7 P.M. | Gallo Center For The Arts | 1000 I St., Modesto
2. COMMUNITY HOSPICE ANNUAL FOUNDATION GALA
Community Hospice Foundation will host their annual Gala, The Great Gatsby Gala, in Oakdale. The event features live music, dinner, a hosted bar, and dancing. All proceeds benefit patients, families, and programs of Community Hospice. For reservations or for additional information, contact Community Hospice Foundation at 209-578- 6370 or visit give.hospiceheart.org.
May 20, 5 – 11 P.M. | Private Residence | Oakdale
3. MARCH FOR BABIES!
It promises to be a fun day out with people who share your passion for improving the health of babies. There’ll be family teams, company teams, and people walking with friends. Join the event and walk to raise money for babies right here in our community! Parking is free. It does become congested, so be prepared to walk a distance to the park if arriving late. In general, pets are allowed. However, no Pit Bulls of any kind are permitted. For more information, visit www.marchforbabies.org.
May 6, 8 A.M. | Gallo Center For The Arts | 1000 I St., Modesto
4. SPONTANEOUS SHAKESPEARE
The State Theater is adding one last show to their 2016-2017 Youth Education Program and Thou Wilt Not Believe It’s Improvised! Mayhem, mirth, and merriment abound at this completely improvised, two-act play performed by Synergy Theater in the style of Shakespeare. Chock full of raucous humor, mistaken identities, and star-crossed lovers, this comedy is made up on the spot and based on suggestions from you! All the world’s a stage and you, fair audience, will be among its finest players. Free for students; $3 all others. For more information, visit www.thestate.org.
May 13, 2 P.M. | State Theater | 1307 J St., Modesto
5. PUPPY SOCIAL
Get advice from a professional dog trainer, be around other puppy owners that are going through the same things you are, and be able to take a one hour break from the chaos your puppy is causing. This is when you can take a step back and enjoy watching your puppy interact with other non-fully vaccinated puppies in a controlled environment. Puppies can teach each other so many things in an hour’s worth of play compared to a week’s worth with their owner. Tickets are $25 per puppy. Cost may be waived depending on Taylor ER Veterinary’s Puppy Plan. Please call Taylor ER Veterinary to register at 209-669-8600.
June 20, 2 – 3 P.M. | Taylor Er Veterinary | 1231 W. Taylor Rd., Turlock
6. INTERSECTION OF ART UNVEILING
Made up of 24 community leaders from varying industries, the Leadership Modesto (LeMo) 2017 class has chosen to raise awareness for the arts—and revitalize Downtown Modesto as the same time. They call it the “Intersection of Art.” There will be food, live music, local artisans and raffle prizes. Watch as they unveil the I and 10th St. and I and 11th intersections after they’ve been transformed into a local artist’s homage to music, performing arts, and more.
May 12, 4 – 6 P.M. | Gallo Center For The Arts Plaza | 1000 I St., Modesto
7. AMERICAN GRAFFITI CAR SHOW AND FESTIVAL
This annual event is presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis. Friday night, Jun. 9 will once again feature the classic car parade downtown at 6:30 p.m. The car show and festival is Jun. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday Jun. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the classic cars, stroll through hundreds of food, craft, and specialty booths. There will be live music throughout the festival each day and all proceeds go to local charities. Tickets are only available at the gate. Adults $10 and Children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.americangraffitifestival.com.
June 10 – 11, 9 A.M. | Modesto Municipal Golf Course | 400 Tuolumne Blvd., Modesto
8. ACT LIKE A SUPERHERO FUN RUN
Come be a superhero for underprivileged children in Turlock! The Second Annual ACT Like a Superhero Fun Run is a family fun event raising money to benefit underprivileged children in Turlock. Runs and walks include a one mile, two mile, or one mile doggie dash. Superhero outfits strongly encouraged! Come out and enjoy a morning of fitness, fundraising, and socializing while benefitting our local community! Website for registration coming soon! For more details, follow them on Facebook at AdvancingChildrenofTurlock.
May 6, 8 A.M. – 10 A.M. | Donnelley Park, 600 Pedras Rd., Turlock
9. MURDER MYSTERY TRAIN
Get a dose of intrigue with murder mystery dinner theater. As the train rolls along, you’ll meet a cast of quirky characters who will draw you into their drama as they squabble, scheme and, ultimately, kill each other. Solve the case while you dine! The Murder Mystery Train is for guests 13 and over only, and riders are welcome to investigate their own closets beforehand for era-appropriate attire. For more information, visit www.sierradinnertrain.com.
May 13, Jun 10, 6 P.M. | Oakdale Boarding | 330 S Sierra Ave., Oakdale
10. OAKDALE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
Visit Oakdale and walk on down Chocolate Avenue for some amazing treats at the 25th annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival. Be sure not to miss the amusement rides, Chocolate Challenge Stage and car show which make this event fun for the whole family. The event also features five and one mile fun runs to help make room for more chocolate tasting. Event tickets are available by calling the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce at www.visitoakdale.com
Third Weekend In May | Wood Park, Oakdale