Every weekend will be action packed this April as Black Oak Casino Resort continues to host live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. A variety of musical styles and even a famed comedian will take to the Willow Creek Lounge stage throughout the month.
The Honorable Ruben Villalobos, Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge, is the final spring presenter for Modesto Junior College's Positive People Speaker Series. The free public presentation is Thursday, April 6 at 6 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Campus parking is $2.
Dennis Quaid and the Sharks will be performing Saturday, July 22 at the Stanislaus County Fair on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The concert will be hosted by 104.1 The Hawk and will begin at 8:30 p.m. The concert is free with the price of Fair admission.
The Oak Valley Art Society, OVAS, recently named its latest "Artist of the Month." Corrie Vanderhelm-Davis took the honor with her painting "American Eagle." The group is currently planning for its annual Spring Art Show, which will be staged Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23 at the Escalon Library. For information, contact Evelyn Cooper at 209-838-3095.
Hold on to your hats and get ready for a special Rodeo Round-Up Concert featuring Sourdough Slim and the Saddle Pals on Saturday, April 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown La Grange. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $15. For more information call (209) 853-2128 or email renwah @ sonnet.com.
If you were to tell my high school PE teacher Jack Gayaldo that I belong to three health clubs and religiously exercise seven days a week I'm not too sure whether he'd bust out laughing or have a heart attack.
YOUNTVILLE (AP) - On a sunny morning in Napa Valley, America's most celebrated chef is reflecting on his career, the culinary empire it spawned and why he just spent $10 million to upgrade his famed restaurant, the French Laundry.