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How Everyday Citizens Can Protect Local Parks

Local and national parks provide great, often awe-inspiring respites from more developed areas. According to the National Park Service, the United States is home to 59 protected areas designated as national parks, and the National Park Service encompasses hundreds of additional national park sites as well. In Canada, more than 30 national parks attract millions of visitors each year, supporting the notion that national parks are a global attraction worthy of governmental protection.

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Comedy, Drama Screenings

This weekend's movies being screened at The State Theatre in downtown Modesto feature both a light-hearted comedy and an unusual character-driven drama.

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

LaFayette Lodge Car Show

The La Grange Odd Fellows welcome all to their Second Annual IOOF Lodge #65 Car Show, set for Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Grange one room school house. It'll be a full day of fun for the whole family, an all-American celebration of the automobile, including a DJ with musical entertainment, food concessions and a soft drink booth.

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Grill Dessert, Add Spark To Outdoor Entertaining

Grilling immediately calls to mind smoky meats, vegetables and even seafood. However, many people may not know that grills can be an ideal place to cook dessert.

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Annual CoyoteFest Slated

Now is the time to sign up for the parade, car show or a booth and take part in the annual Coulterville CoyoteFest, coming up on Saturday, Sept. 23.

July 18, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Annual Gem Faire Scheduled At Alameda County Fairgrounds

Gem Faire, the West Coast's Premier Jewelry and Bead Show, returns to Pleasanton Aug. 4 through 6 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Hours are Friday, Aug. 4 from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Food Allergy Fast Facts

Food allergies can develop from birth, and some last a lifetime. Others are developed at different ages and may be outgrown. No matter when allergies stop or start, they can be a life-threatening problem for children.

July 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Enjoy Wines In The Pines

Join the fun at Twain Harte's Wines in the Pines. Scheduled under a cooling tent in Meadow Plaza on Saturday, July 22, this event promises to introduce attendees to some of the finest wines in the Mother Lode region. It will run from noon to 4 p.m., while the Twain Harte Art and Wine Festival is running 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23 on Joaquin Gulley, with entertainment under the Arch.

July 11, 2017 | Nina Frisby | 209 LIVING

National Forests Will Benefit From Foundation Memberships

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 trees will be planted in high-need national forests through your donation.

July 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Simple Ways Of Spurring Kids’ Interest In The Arts

Art can enrich the lives of people young and old, male and female. The arts can introduce adults and children to different cultures and traditions, while also helping them to develop more fully as human beings.

July 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Make The Most Of Fun Days At The Beach

Millions of people visit the beach each summer. For some people, there is no better place than the beach, where they can listen to the waves crash on the shore and smell the briny air.

July 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

SUMMER OF SLIME DIY goo takes over tweens' lives

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Call this The Summer of Slime.

July 05, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Celebrate The Roaring 20’s At Annual Summer Sonata

The Modesto Junior College Foundation is celebrating the roaring 20's at this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 20 at Greens on Tenth, 947 10th St., in downtown Modesto. The elegant evening will feature dinner by Greens, a selection of fine wines and a program showcasing MJC's heritage, with a special focus on the 1920's history of the college.

July 05, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

July Features Artist Davids At Sonora’s Aloft Gallery

Kathleen (Kitty) Davids is an accomplished award-winning artist currently residing in Sonora.

July 05, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

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MAN OF LA MANCHA at the Fallon House Theater

COLUMBIA - Sound the drums, mount the steeds, sally forth and join Sierra Rep on an inspiring adventure.

August 15, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

END OF SUMMER BLUES? Lake Tahoe is the perfect antidote


August 15, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Annual Jeans And Jewels Gala Benefits Those With Disabilities

The 2017 Wild West Gala, Jeans and Jewels, benefitting Society for disABILITIES will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to ...

August 15, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

MJC “Re/Marks” Exhibit Features Niazmand’s Works

The Modesto Junior College Department of Art presents "Re/Marks" featuring the works of Haleh Niazmand, a professor of art at the college. The show ...

August 15, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Treat Kids To School Lunches That Meet All Needs

School lunch may seem like a relatively easy concept for parents to master. However, day in and day out, enterprising moms and dads grow anxious ...

August 15, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Tasty, Healthful Reasons To Shop Farmers’ Markets

Farmers' markets are a staple of summer in many locations. The United States Department of Agriculture says that, between the years of 2008 and 2013 ...

August 15, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Plenty of Sonora Pass campground choices

Pinecrest Camping: These are excellent campgrounds, close to Pinecrest Lake, fishing, hiking trails, stores. A great place for children with a beach and swim area ...

August 09, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Old Sacramento hosting Gold Rush Days Sept 1-4

OLD SACRAMENTO,– Get ready to turn back time to the turbulent 1850s when Gold Rush Days (& Nights!) return to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor ...

August 09, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Labor Day Weekend Features Arts, Crafts Festival In Arnold

The 45th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2 and 3 in the mountain resort town ...

August 07, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Mid Valley Cowbelles Give Back To Community

Mid Valley Cowbelles is proud to announce the nomination of Pat Shepherd by the California Cattle Women for the national honor of Outstanding Educator of ...

August 07, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Stanislaus Fair Enjoys Increased Attendance In 2017

From high divers on fire to flying drones and pig races, the 106th Stanislaus County Fair brought in crowds from various places.

August 07, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

La Grange Breakfast Sunday

The La Grange Odd Fellows of Lafayette Historical Lodge #65 serve their monthly breakfast on the second Sunday at the IOOF Hall in downtown La ...

August 07, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

TREE TENT TREND Getting campers off the ground and into the air

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Campers and outdoor enthusiasts are embracing a unique way to sleep under the stars while in the mountains or at the ...

August 02, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Camel & Ostrich racing set Sept. 8-10

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. - An event that is almost as famous as the town it's held in, returns for its 58th year and brings with ...

August 02, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

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