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Community Events

Drink Pink

The Amador Winegrowers Association and the Amador Vintners Association is hosting two rosé wine tasting events at Amador’s Drink Pink! Rosé All Night on June 14 and 15. The first part of the event will take place at Plymouth City Park on Main Street. Come enjoy the versatility and elegance of the 15 different Amador wineries’ rosés. The second part of the Drink Pink event will be held at each of the 15 participating wineries the next day, with food wine pairings and fun all day. The night event is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the day event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include the evening wine tasting, an eco-friendly wine glass and special wine events. Tickets are available at


PatioFest returns to downtown Modesto on June 15 for a night of free music.

PatioFest will feature 18 performers at 18 different venues around downtown Modesto. PatioFest is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and there is no admission cost to hear the music.

The venues are: Fuzio Universal Bistro, Ralston’s Goat, Tresetti’s World Caffe, Barkin’ Dog Grill, The Bayou Bar & Grill, Chef’s of New York Downtown – Music by David, Stanislaus Brewing Co., Commonwealth, Churchkey, Deva Café, The Fox Pub, Papachino’s, Skewers Kabob House, The Burnt End, Graffiti Dogs, Galletto’s Ristorante, Urbano, and Taqueria Cardenas. The venues will have specials on food and drinks for the night.

For more information visit

Vietnam Moving Wall

The traveling half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is coming to downtown Stockton starting on June 20 at the Weber Points Event Center.

The Moving Wall will be open to the public 24 hours a day staffed by Veterans and civilian volunteers, who will assist in locating names, accompanying individuals or families to the Wall, helping with taking a “rubbing” of a name or just being available as a “silent partner” at the Wall. During the hours of darkness, it will be bathed in a sheen of golden light. The Wall will be open to visit from 3 p.m. June 20 to 2 p.m. June 24. There will be a tribute ceremony at 10 a.m. June 22. Admission is free for the entire stay of the Wall.

Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee 

The 70th annual Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee is set for June 20 to 23 at the Tuolumne Memorial Park in Tuolumne. The four-day festival celebrates the history of the role of lumber in the community with a bevy of activities, games and a parade. There will also be a carnival each day and a tug-of-war game on Sunday. The logging events include crosscut sawing, hot power saw and an axe throwing competition. For times and the schedule of events visit

Summer Solstice Yoga

Summer Solstice Awakening is a four-day yoga and backpacking retreat in Yosemite from June 20 to 24.

Celebrate the longest days of the year through backcountry yoga practice, outdoor adventure and deep relaxation. The four-day journey will travel through Yosemite National Park and will incorporate body, mind, and spirit components.

For information on cost and the full schedule call Balanced Rock Foundation at (209) 379-9453 or visit

Fiddletown Flea Market 

The Fiddletown Community Center’s Annual Fiddletown Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22.

This is a giant community yard sale held in the park on the main street in Fiddletown and, many private residences in the surrounding area. Maps will be available to guide attendees to the multiple venues. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Vendors welcome. For directions or any other questions, call (209)296-0918.

Arts and Crafts Festival

The 47th annual Sierra Nevada Arts and Crafts Festival in Arnold is set for July 6 and 7. Starting with a classic, small-town parade at 10 a.m. at the east end of town on Highway 4 and ending at Cedar Center. The festivities continue in the grounds at Bristol’s Ranch House Café at 961 Highway 4, Arnold with fine crafts, fine art, gourmet foods, and live entertainment. The festival features over 50 booths of original arts and crafts. The Arnold Lion’s Club serves an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. both days for $8. During the festival, the Ebbetts Pass Volunteer Fire Department serves local Calaveras County beers, and a variety of home-made food booths. After the festival, they hold their annual BBQ with live music on Saturday evening. Admission is free. 

Bear Valley Music Festival 

The 50th annual Bear Valley Music Festival will kick off a series of shows on July 19.

A yearly summer event in Bear Valley begins on the second-to-last Friday in July and ends three Sundays later, on August 4. Under the direction Michael Morgan, the festival appeals 

to a wide audience by presenting a variety of artists and styles of music including classical, rock, country and jazz. The concerts are held in a tent, equipped with a stage large enough 

to hold a symphony orchestra. For tickets and a schedule of performances


Big Band Street Dance

Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the music at the Big Band Street Dance in Columbia on July 20. Come in everyday wear or get in the mood and dress in 1940s clothing. Prizes are awarded for best 1940s outfits, best dancing couples, and much more. The street dance is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Columbia State Historic Park. Admission is free. For more information visit

The Chill List

The creators of  The Ill List, are bringing a new spoken word competition to Modesto on July 20.

The Chill List will feature four of the best poetry slam “teams” in the country competing for a $2,000 prize. As a team, poets choose to compete in pairs or as a full ensemble through four rounds of performance poetry. Randomly selected judges from the audience will award points to teams based on the strength of their poems and the quality of their performance. Audience participation remains essential. The competition will be at the State Theatre in Modesto. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at