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Scene in the 209

Whether it was for heart health, good wine or fancy cars, people in the 209 were out and about in October and November. Anyone interested in having their organization’s event featured in 209 Magazine’s Scene in 209 can email

209 Heart and Stroke Walk|

The American Heart Association’s 209 Heart and Stroke Walk in October drew out a large crowd of walkers in Stockton that were eager to support the organization’s healthy living mission. The 209 Heart and Stroke Walk was sponsored by local Healthy for Good sponsors Adventist Health Lodi Memorial and Dameron Hospital and local Hard Hats with Heart sponsor Collins Electric Company, Inc. The 2021 Heart and Stroke Walk raised nearly $300,000. This year’s theme, Heart Walk Here, invited participants to walk on the event path at the University of the Pacific in Stockton or on a path of their own to create maximum flexibility for participants. Walkers were encouraged to share how they got moving on social media using the hashtag #209HasHeart.

Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition

The Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition returned to downtown Riverbank in October with plenty of nibbles and wines to sample. The wine tasting was held at the Antigua Event Center with multiple tasting sessions offered each day. There were more than 10 wineries with varietals in red and white being served along with an assortment of cheeses from Hilmar, Peluso, Fiscalini, Escalon, and a sponsorship from Leprino.

Cars and Coffee

Winton-Ireland, Strom and Green Insurance Agency hosted its 8th Annual Cars and Coffee event in October. Since 2013, the Turlock business has crafted a culture of smooth rides coupled with crisp, morning air and a cup of joe in its very own parking lot — a tradition which has grown from just over 30 cars in its first year to now hosting more than quadruple that number.