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Carnegie to Host Ukulele Workshop and Concert Courtesy of Carnegie Arts Center
Internationally touring ukulele artist Victoria Vox will grace the Carnegie Arts Center loft with a small concert May 15. Vox, a Green Bay native, began writing songs at age 10 inspired by Cyndi Lauper and Madonna, and mostly with her guitar. Last year Vox released her new album, “KEY” described by interim director of the Carnegie Lisa McDermott as “a heartfelt collection of songs that she wrote during her self-inflicted 52 Original Song Project.” The project was an effort to fund the artist’s time on the road.
Night Ranger to Play Carnegie ROCKS! Exhibit Opening Courtesy of Carnegie Arts Center
Some rock history will be rollin’ into Turlock when the Carnegie ROCKS! exhibit opens May 24, with special guests Ace Frehley of KISS, the band Night Ranger, and George Lynch of Dokken in attendance for the VIP opening night. The Carnegie Arts Center exhibit features more 40 one-of-a-kind guitars played by some of biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll history, from a private collection owned by Turlocker Matt Swanson.
Free Easter “Eggstravaganza” Event to be Held April 19 Some Rights Reserved by Robert S. Donovan
First Presbyterian Church will host a free Easter egg hunt for children from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 19 at the church, 2619 N. Berkeley Ave. The day’s events, offered to children up to grade six, will entail an egg hunt, a puppet show, bounce house, crafts, games, face painting, snacks, and prizes. The church is hosting the event in order to share their views with the community through a fun-filled day.
Amazing April Activities At Turlock Library Alex Cantatore/TurlockCityNews.com
The Turlock branch of the Stanislaus County Library system will offer children opportunities to expand their creativity and imagination this April. On April 15 the library will hold a “Showers of Fun” craft experience at 3:30 p.m. Children can design an April Showers-themed craft, with supplies sponsored by Friends of the Turlock Library. Legos will take over the library on April 22 at 3:30 p.m., as children and their families are invited to play with Legos inside the library. Finished creations will be displayed for two weeks in the library, alongside the child’s first name and age.
Central Valley Brewfest Coming to Turlock May 10th Alex Cantatore/TurlockCityNews.com
For the second consecutive year, Turlock will play host to one of the state’s top celebrations of craft beer. The Central Valley Brewfest will be bigger and better than ever when it returns from 1 to 5 p.m. May 10 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. “The Central Valley Brewfest is a one-of-a-kind event in our region,” said Central Valley Brewfest organizer Veronica Camp. “Keeping our locals on the cutting edge of a growing trend.” Last year’s Brewfest blew away expectations, attracting more than 500 people for the four-hour beer tasting celebration. That’s nearly double the attendance Camp expected.
Turlock Gym to Work Out for Fallen CHP Officers Courtesy of Turlock’s CrossFit ParaBellum
Turlock’s CrossFit ParaBellum and the California Highway Patrol are teaming up to present “Partners,” a workout fundraiser competition to support the families of fallen California Highway Patrol Officers Juan Gonzalez, 33, and Brian Law, 34. Both officers died in the line of duty Feb. 17 when their cars careened into a guardrail on Highway 99, south of Fresno. The fundraiser requires a $20 minimum donation to participate and will be held at 10 a.m. May 3 at the CrossFit ParaBellum gym, 1400 Venture Ln., Turlock. Doors will open at 9 a.m.
Local Vocals: Valley Americana at its Finest Courtesy of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit
The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit delivers a slice of bluegrass and country as warm as sunshine and as sweet as apple pie. The boys of the Outfit have been performing together since 2004. Surprisingly, the first time I heard them was last year at the State Theater in Modesto. I had purchased tickets to see the extraordinary band House of Orange and got an extra bonus with TGLTSO. I was so impressed with what I had heard that I purchased two of their three albums: “The Ghost of Good Manners” and “Old Excuses.” Their self-titled debut album was sold out. 
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