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The Stanislaus County Fair provides a family fun environment with an educational component.

Saturday, 13 July 2013 03:10

Today At The Fair 7/13

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It is Emanuel Medical Center Senior Free Day at the Fair. Seniors 65 and up are admitted free to the Fair all day and ride the carousel for free. The first 1,000 guests into the Fair receive a free gift from Emanuel Medical Center.

FOODMAXX ARENA: Truck and Tractor Pulls begins at 6:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Thompson Chevrolet and hosted by KAT Country 103.

BUDWEISER VARIETY FREE STAGE: “Weird Al” Yankovic is performing at 8:30 p.m. and is hosted by KHOP 95.1

MILLER COORS CENTER STAGE: Street Lamp Junkies Rock is performing from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame is performing from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

HEALTH PLAN OF SAN JOAQUIN STAGE: Backstage is performing from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Desert Wind Dancers is performing from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Zephyr is performing from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Off the Traxx is performing from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

XFINITY FAMILY ZONE: K9 Kings and the Flying Dog Show with JD Platt is at 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

HOURS: Gates open at noon; exhibit buildings close at 11 p.m.; carnival closes at 12 a.m.

PARK ‘N RIDE: 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Park free and ride free from CSU Stanislaus (Crowell off Monte Vista) and/or Pitman High (Christoffersen Way). Shuttles run every 15 – 20 minutes to/from the Fair’s Arch Gate. Sponsored by FOX40 News.

WHERE: From Highway 99, exit at Fulkerth Road in Turlock and head east. For Fairgrounds parking, turn right on Soderquist Road, or go past Soderquist for more parking; $4 per vehicle.

ADMISSION: $12 for adults, for age 65 and up 5, $5 for children age 7 to 12, and free for age 6 and younger.

TURLOCK - The San Francisco group, Tower of Power will perform at the 2013 Stanislaus County Fair July 18, fair organizers announced.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Tower of Power,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokeswoman for the Stanislaus County Fair. “Their timeless music will be a hit with guests of all ages.”


Thursday, 14 February 2013 08:37

38 Special to entertain at Stanislaus County Fair

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38 Special (Courtesy photo)

TURLOCK - Southern rock band 38 Special will entertain crowds at the Stanislaus County Fair in July.

“This American rock band will tantalize the eyes and ears of our Fair guests,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokeswoman for the Stanislaus County Fair. “It will be a high energy show for our rock ‘n’ roll lovers.”

The concert, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15, will be hosted by The Hawk 104.1 on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage.

The band's Gold and Platinum album awards show sales in excess of 20 million with hits like, “Hold On Loosely,” Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” and “Back Where You Belong.”

The 2013 Fair will feature a spectacular children’s area, with the highly NEW anticipated Wizard’s Challenge, the magical world of science sponsored by Sky Trek Aviation. Also planned for 2013 are 10-nights of free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of four stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals. Metal-mashing motorsports and a rodeo in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be featured.

The 2013 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 12th for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award-winning experience that has been over 100 years in the making. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning Saturday, May 4, 2013. Corporate ticket sales are also available to purchase at a highly discounted rate. Visit the fair’s website for upcoming ticket sale information.

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare on Tour will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the downtown Modesto Library.

The performance will feature professional actors, sets, and costumes. There will be a question and answer session following as well as a a Discovering Shakespeare Playshop, with theater games, activities and text work that are designed to engage the audience.

Participants may also be invited to perform in the community production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream scheduled for May 11.

This free program is made possible through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation. For more information, please call the Modesto Library at 209-558-7810.

The performance is 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the downtown Modesto Libray at 1500 I St.

Portand, Or. - Did it hurt the Kings that DeMarcus Cousins didn't make the trip too Portland in the Kings 109-91 loss to the Blazers? Well let's look at the numbers. The Kings were outrebounded by the Blazers 53-35 and J.J. Hickson (the man Cousins' would be defending) dropped 17 points and pulled down 14 boards. Yeah I would say it mattered. With all of Cousins' on and off the court problems, he is still a force and by far the best player the Kings have. Cousins was suspended after a half-time argument with coach Smart on Friday night and missed Sunday's game. After being reinstated and practicing with the team on Monday coach Smart decided to leave Cousins back in Sac, missing tonight's game.

The King's ran into a team in the Blazers that have won 9 of their last 10 at home and have almost always been a hard team to deal with in Portland. I think it's time the Kings decide and make a choice with Cousins. Keep him or trade him. He has become a liability to this team and many teams that will be in the market to trade for a big man may overlook his "head problems" simply because he is a force to be reckoned with. I don't know if the Kings would get fair market value, but there is a good chance, in my opinion that a team would give up their future #1 pick for Cousins. Now it's a wait and see game. The Kings travel back to Sacramento and will face the Knicks on Friday. It will be interesting to see if DeMarcus takes the floor, or takes the bench.

Salt Lake City, UT. - The Warriors Christmas break didn't add any rust to the team, as the "Road Warriors" traveled to Utah and upended the Jazz 94-83. The Dubs dominated throughout leading by as much as 15 points in the first half and making sure they didn't end up like they did against the Lakers right before Christmas, with a gut wrenching loss. Steph Curry led the way scoring 23 points and dropping 7 dimes while David Lee just missed cashing in on his usual double-double scoring 18 points and pulling down 9 boards.

"We were on a mission to come out and play well and keep our road (swagger) -- the way we (did) earlier this year," said Curry, who finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a blocked shot. "Everybody stepped up and played a physical game. We did what we had to (to) get the job done tonight."

The Warriors now sit as 19-10 on the year, 5th overall in the Western Conference. 11 of their 19 wins have come on the road and they have looked like a team that can finally close out games. These guys can ball, there is no doubt about that, the question is will their youth be too much too overcome down the stretch and are we finally seeing a contender here in the Bay Area. I am cautiously optimistic, but really love the mix of guys this team has. If Curry can keep up his great play and David Lee can continue to look like one of the best forwards in all of basketball then who knows where this team can go. The one thing I do know is that these Warriors are bringing excitement back to the Bay Area when it comes to hoops and for that I am truly thankful.