Four things to do this weekend, plus Free Fun:
1 Go nuts at the 20th annual Hughson Fruit & Nut Festival with a carnival, arts and crafts, children's activities, a classic car show and live entertainment. Today-Sunday, festival 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; carnival 5-11 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. Hughson Avenue. $2 adult, free children 12 and younger. 883-2800.
2 Indulge your sweet tooth at the 16th annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival with tastings on Chocolate Avenue, two stages of entertainment, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, children's activities, Western displays, classic-car shows and more. Today-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Corner of Highways 108 and 120, Oakdale. $5 adults, $4 seniors and children 12 and younger. 847-2244.
3 Enjoy the first-ever YMCA Summer FUN Summit Day. The YMCA of Stanislaus County is having an open house to give the public a chance to learn about the group's summer recreation services and facilities. Today, 9 am.-2 p.m. YMCA, 2700 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Free. 578-9622.
4 Dance to the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" as Central West Ballet presents Sergei Prokofiev's 1940s ballet as its season finale. Today, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. $20-$70. 338-2100.
FREE FUN: Go two-wheeling at the 13th annual Family Cycling Festival & Criterium with obstacle course races, BMX stunt team demonstrations, face painting, bounce houses, rock climbing walls, prizes and the Modesto Criterium race. The event includes free bicycle safety checks, bicycle licenses, bicycle safety information and children's helmets. Today, Criterium 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; festival 10 am..-3 a.m. Downtown Modesto, I street between 11th and 12th streets. Free. 571-5193, 529-9303.
-- Marijke Rowland
Kids' Day facts
There are only three more days until Kids' Day, when the proceeds from the sale of special editions of The Bee will go to help The Salvation Army's youth programs in Modesto and Turlock.
There's a computer lab at the Red Shield Center at 1649 Las Vegas St. in Modesto. The lab is open to all ages, and computers with Internet access are available from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call The Salvation Army Red Shield Community Center in Modesto at 538-7111 or the Turlock Corps at 667-6091.
75 YEARS AGO: It had two heads, four eyes, two ears and two separate mouths. It was a 4-day-old Holstein calf. The calf, aside from its double head, was otherwise normal, according to J.R. Beck of Hatch Road, who owned it. Beck expected to raise the calf and keep it along with the rest of his herd.
-- Karen Aiello