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The family-friendly Modesto RecFest features guided and self-guided activities such as paddling, a youth fishing clinic, biking, trail running, nature walks, orienteering, disc golf and kite flying. There also will be booths and live music.
WHEN: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Tuolumne River’s Gateway Park; registration at Beard Brook Park, South Morton Boulevard between 10th and 11th streets
The Camellia Society of Modesto presents its 57th annual Modesto Camellia Show. The free event marks the only weekend of the year that the E.&J. Gallo Winery grounds are open to the public. Guests can enjoy the 1,000 camellia plants in the Gallo gardens. Camellia plants of various sizes also will be for sale.
WHEN: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 18
WHERE: E.&J. Gallo Winery grounds, 600 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto
Tip a mug of green beer and dance a jig or two at this annual pop-up pub crawl in downtown Modesto. The annual event features 25 St. Patrick’s Day-themed “pubs” open for one day only, along with live music and more.
WHEN: Gates open 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17
WHERE: Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St.
ADMISSION: $12, $20 express pass in advance; $20, $30 express at the door
“Sound of Music”
A touring production of the timeless story of Maria and the von Trapp family comes to the Gallo Center stage for two shows. The Tony Award-winning musical includes well-known hits by Rogers and Hammerstein such as “My Favorite Things” and its title song.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 19-20
WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto
Modesto Area Partners in Science presents “Is My Pill a Drug?” by Dr. Lori Silverstein, a former FDA regulatory agent. She’ll discuss the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry by the FDA and how the agency ensures efficacy in a world of counterfeits and inferior foreign manufactured products.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16
WHERE: Modesto Junior College West Campus, Sierra Hall, Room 132, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.