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Scene in the 209

Fall fun has reigned supreme in the 209 area with fundraisers, concerts, car shows, and more filling the bill. Want to have your organization’s event featured in 209 Magazine?  Email

Power of the Purse

The United Way of Stanislaus County held their annual event in September celebrating powerful women. Presented by Women United, the event brought together women from around the region to her a message of empowerment and a chance to go home with a new purse. For more information about the event, visit

Dancing with the Turlock Stars

Now in its sixth year, Dancing with the Turlock Stars is a perineal favorite fundraiser in Turlock as local celebrities are partnered up with professional dancers with the mission of putting on a great show, taking home the Mirror Ball Trophy and raising money for three charities — Jessica’s House, The Salvation Army, and Covenant Care Hospice. For more information visit

Hearts for Children

Sierra Vista Child and Family Services hosted their annual fundraising dinner Hearts for Children with the goal of raising support for local children and families involved in foster care. This year’s theme was Dumbo and saw the venue decked out like a circus. For more information about Sierra Vista Child and Family Services visit

Turlock Community Theatre

The Board of Directors for the Turlock Community Theatre hosted a launch party for their dinner and auction fundraiser All the World’s a Stage. The fundraiser is set for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and tickets are $100. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. For more information visit

Taste of the Valley

Stanislaus State Agriculture Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation held the 17th annual Tastes of the Valley Wine and Cheese event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds to raise funds for the Agriculture Studies Program at Stanislaus State and the Stanislaus County Friends of the Fair Foundation. The event featured wineries, breweries and eateries from around the region sharing some of their beverages and nibbles. For more information about the event visit

Westside Pavilion 

The Black Oak Concert Series at Westside Pavilion closed out their summer music series with a show from Foreigner. The performance featured both original and current members of the band and was worth a drive up from Modesto for Veronica and Randy Overturf. For more information about Westside Pavilion visit

209 Magazine Women’s Roundtable

209 Magazine’s annual event brought together women leaders to discuss various topics ranging from pay equity to balancing career and family life. 

Cars and Coffee

Winton-Ireland, Strom and Green Insurance in Turlock hosted their annual Cars and Coffee event, drawing in automobile enthusiasts and collectors from around the region. Cars and Coffee events are held throughout the country. To find a local event