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Four things to do this weekend, plus Free Fun:

1 Enjoy Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical "Oklahoma!" Today, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St., Merced. $12-$19. 725-8587.

2 Find out "What's New Pussycat?" when iconic crooner Tom Jones brings his Vegas-glitz to a show in Stockton. Today, 8 p.m. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton. $57-$67. 337-4673.

3 Dance to Tom Rigney & Flambeau's fiery Cajun sounds. Today, 8 p.m.

West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. $17 general, $20 reserved. 862-4490.

4 Catch country singer- songwriter Rosanne Cash's tribute to her family in the multimedia show "Black Cadillac," based on her latest album by the same name. Sunday, 7 p.m. Rogers Theater, Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. $25-$48. 338-2100. www.galloarts.org.

FREE FUN: Broaden your horizons at the Livingston Multicultural Festival with food, entertainment, information, games and more. Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Memorial Park, Main and Park streets. 201-2394.

-- Marijke Rowland

Flu shots available

Starting today, flu shots are available at valley supermarkets and drugstores. Maxim Health Systems offers the immunizations to people age 9 and older. Cost is $30. Medicare Part B coverage is accepted. Health officials especially recommend flu shots for children age 6 months to 5 years, pregnant women, people age 50 and older, people with chronic health conditions and residents of nursing homes and their caregivers. To find a clinic, log onto www.FindAFluShot.com and type in your ZIP code.


50 YEARS AGO: The West Side no longer had an ambulance service. Chet's Ambulance, operated by Chester Caporgno since December 1950, withdrew from service. Caporgno, who operated a trucking business, said he no longer had time to handle the ambulance service properly. He said the ambulance was for sale.

25 YEARS AGO: Modesto attorney James A. Barakatt was sworn in as the seventh Municipal Court judge in Stanislaus County. Judge J. Augustus Accurso administered the oath to Barakatt, bringing the Municipal Court bench to full strength for the first time since the previous February.

-- Karen Aiello