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Beat the headache of finding a parking spot at the Modesto Grand Prix!

Beat the headache of finding a parking spot at the Modesto Grand Prix!

Modesto Grand Prix Organizers and the Modesto Area Express (MAX) have finalized a partnership that will allow spectators to take the bus free of charge to the downtown event on August 2nd and 3rd. Guests can choose from one of two locations for a quick easy shuttle to the event with free parking.

The first location is located at the MJC East Campus parking lot on Stoddard and Tully Avenues. The second location will be the Health Services of Stanislaus County and Pediatric Center located at 830 Scenic Avenue. The bus will begin shuttling spectators every 10 minutes starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 11:45 p.m.

Tickets for the Modesto Grand Prix are on sale now for $10 per person. The price will increase to $15 per person at the gate. Please note: children age 10 and under are free.

Please call the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department for more information at (209) 577-5344.

Micke Grove Zoo inviting potential volunteers to Aug 7 meeting!

Micke Grove Zoo inviting potential volunteers to Aug 7 meeting!

San Joaquin County, CA – The Micke Grove Zoo Education Department is seeking individuals ages 13 and up to share their love of animals and the natural world as “Zoo Crew Members” and “Wild Guides” for Micke Grove Zoo. A free information meeting about these volunteer opportunities will be held Thursday, August 7 from 6-7:30PM at the Memorial Building in Micke Grove Regional Park. Attendance at the meeting is mandatory in order to apply for the volunteer program. Bilingual community members are strongly encouraged to participate.

Zoo Crew Members (teens) and Wild Guides (adults) help zoo visitors connect with the animals at Discovery Stations or by leading tours and assisting education staff with school programs and at outreach events. They also mentor other volunteers, help plan and implement special events, and contribute to the zoo newsletter. After additional training, they may work with some animals such as tortoises and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

InstaMeet 3: Arts & Culture

InstaMeet 3: Arts & Culture

InstaMeet 3: Arts&Culture is coming up this Friday, July 25 from 7pm - 11pm on the rooftop of French 25 (Hotel Stockton).  It is a new type of Instameet event that showcases the tremendous artistic talent found in Stockton with the work of over twenty artists (past Stockton InstaMeets have focused on food).  This free event is being organized by @StocktonCA and @sonofasignman.

All forms of art are being showcased - painting, photography, sculpture, conceptual art, sketch art, mixed media and more. Listen to live sounds, sip a cocktail and watch an amazing sunset.

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Click HERE for details and to register!

When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, Registration: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Ending Event: 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Starting The Conversation

Starting The Conversation

I first met Alicia Valenzuela last year when I led an art flash mob parol (Filipino Star Lantern) activity at DeltaFusion.  Her gratitude made an impression. 

Since then I have learned just how special Alicia truly is, having graduated from UOP and being devoted to making real change.  She has a unique point of view believing that, “artists and scientists are one in the same.”

As a freshman Alicia started the bottle cap project collecting over 10,000 bottle caps making some of them into a mural. Alicia likes using the things around her to create art.  Where others see post consumer waste she sees value, “because nothing is really trash.”