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Scene in the 209

The final months of summer ushered in a myriad of fun times in the 209, with tasting events, summer concerts, theatre outings, and festivals, and 209 Magazine was thrilled to be there to meet all the new faces and toast the summer fun. Want to have your organization’s event featured in 209 Magazine? Email

Taste of the Delta

The California Delta Chambers and Visitors Bureau shone a spotlight on the various restaurants, wineries, breweries, artists, and makers that call the Delta region home at the 18th annual Taste of the Delta event in August. Held at the Village West Marina and Resort in Stockton, the event is a fundraiser for the Delta Chambers. To get information for next year’s event, visit

Juanita Dutra, Chris Banuelos, Christine Hammer and Liz Zamora, all of Stockton, were trying out some of the many culinary creations from the various restaurants featured at the Taste of the Delta.
Jeff Case, Jason Carlson and Jeff Herbst, all of Stockton, were taking in the sunshine and enjoying the brewery offerings at the Taste of the Delta.

Ironstone Summer Concert Series

The Ironstone Summer Concert series in Murphy’s has brought in a multitude of musicians to the 209 area for some great shows and greeting concertgoers with the offer of free hugs were: Rod Livingood, Drew Riehl, Colleen Madison and Daniel Harrison.  For future events at Ironstone, visit


Shakespeare on the Vine

Wine, the stars and the Bard make for an enjoyable summer night at Brice Station Vineyard in Murphys, which is the home of the Shakespeare on the Vine theater troupe. Each summer the company puts on a Shakespeare play at the vineyard’s outdoor stage. This season the play was “Macbeth,” which drew in audiences from all over the 209 area and even beyond. For information about future performances visit

Andrea Floyd of Murphy’s, Stephanie Bohler of Fiddletown, Audrey Biehle of Plymouth, and Ann Mazzaferr of San Andreas came together at Brice Station Vineyard for the season’s final performance of “MacBeth.”
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Tamar Kuyumjian and Alex Schiff made the drive from San Francisco to partake in a picnic followed by the performance.

Edible Extravaganza

The Center for Human Services serving the Central Valley held their annual fundraising event, Edible Extravaganza in September. The event is the major fundraiser for the non-profit and helps fund programs such as Hutton House and Pathways, Family Resource Centers, Community Counseling Services, Student Assistance Program and more.

The event draws in a large crowd eager to partake in the many food and beverage samplings coming from the various eateries, breweries and wineries helping support the organization. For more information about the organization and the event visit

Heather Rodriguez of Ceres and Rachel Suarez of Turlock came out for the Edible Extravaganza in Modesto and along the way helped the non-profit raise funds for their youth, family and adult programs.
Victor Valdivia of Stockton and Pedro Macias of Ceres were sampling some of the many food and beverage samplings at the Edible Extravaganza.
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Micah Domingo, Milrose Domingo and Jewel Abalos, all of Modesto came to the Edible Extravaganza to support the work of the Center for Human Services.

Turlock Top Chef

The Turlock Gospel Mission hosted the first ever Turlock Top Chef competition in September to raise funds for the organization’s effort to help the homeless in Turlock. The night saw chefs Mario Lara (Memo’s Cocina & Tequila Bar), Abraham Leon (Loza Wine & Crepes), Ira Berry (Center Street Grill) and Robert Provencio (Deadwood Social/Ten Pin Fun Center) battle to win the title, with Chef Ira Berry earning the trophy. To learn more about the Turlock Gospel Mission, visit


Calaveras Wine, Cheese, and Olive Festival

The Rotary Club of San Andreas hosted the Calaveras Wine, Cheese, and Olive Festival in September with the goal of helping the local Meals on Wheels organization. The tasting event brought in several wineries, olive oil makers and cheese producers from around the Calaveras County region. The Rotary Club in San Andreas started just two years ago, but has been making a big impact on the community. Last year they were able to present the Common Ground Senior Services with a $5,000 check for the Meals of Wheels program. The club is hoping this year’s event will help them top that donation. For more information about the Rotary Club visit

Doug and Victoria Spainhower came down from Sutter Creek to try out the fare being offered at the Calaveras Wine, Cheese, and Olive Festival.
Maria Garcia of San Andreas, Genesis Leininger of Mountain Ranch, and Angie Campbell of San Andreas came to the Rotary Club of San Andreas’ event to help support the local Meals on Wheels program.