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Scene in the 209

From award ceremonies to launch parties and festivals, people in the 209 were out and about this February and March and we were right there with them to capture the Scene in 209. Interested in having an event featured in the Scene section? Email for information. 

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival

The Ripon Almond Blossom Festival bloomed again on the streets of Ripon with a parade, vendor festival, carnival rides and games, a fun run, lots of food options and more. This marked the 60th festival for the yearly February event.

Marisela Muniz of Manteca and Peggy Sue Felt of Riverbank got around the Almond Blossom Festival vendor booths on roller skates.
The Valley Girl Company

The Valley Girl Company is a membership networking organization that celebrated their grand opening in Merced in February. The organization seeks to help women connect for collaborations, promotions, education and service projects. Follow them on Instagram @thevalleygirlco.

Modesto Chamber of Commerce

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce held the 108th Members Choice Award and Anniversary Soiree in March. The event was an opportunity for members to recognize those businesses and individuals that have thrived in the community. For more information about the Chamber visit