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PHOTOS: The Ultimate Guide to the 2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival!

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The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is starting today, March 4th, and continuing through April 26th! Ever since Disney released the menus for this year’s festival, we’ve been looking forward to checking out the new eats and drinks and, now that the event is in full swing, we’re taking you along with us to explore everything that the festival has to offer this year!

Come along with us for the 2022 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival!

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Looking for laughs? Popular comedian to play Turlock; more Modesto area entertainment

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Dance Company Ailey II brings its show to the Gallo Center in Modesto. NIR ARIELI

Clean humor courtesy of comedian Brian Regan can be enjoyed at the Turlock Community Theatre, while the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto brings dance company Ailey II to its stage. They are just two of the entertainment events planned in the region Feb. 26 through March 4.

ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

Enjoy a pre-spring celebration with a carnival, parade, live music, vendors and more at the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday in downtown Ripon.

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Learning through music

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Liz Hallack helps her daughter Elena as she tries to follow along with the lessons at the Little Tunes studio in downtown Turlock (PAWAN NAIDU/The Journal).
Liz Hallack helps her daughter Elena as she tries to follow along with the lessons at the Little Tunes studio in downtown Turlock (PAWAN NAIDU/The Journal).

Ashley Soto grew up loving to dance, but when she had to have knee surgery in 2019, her doctor told her it was time to find a new hobby. The trained singer and dancer thought about the fun she had taking her kids to baby music classes in the Bay Area, but when she moved to Turlock with her family, she realized there weren’t any here. That’s when she decided to open Little Tunes in October 2019.

“I was asking around, are there some in Modesto or Merced, but nobody was doing them,” said Soto. “I’m a classically trained singer and dancer, maybe I should start doing these classes.”

Soto operates Little Tunes in the Alegria Performing Arts Center at 320 E Main St. in downtown Turlock. There are a variety of lessons for students. The classes do songs in sign language and other languages. The students play in rhythm and learn about movement. They also learn about traditional music such as jazz and ballot.

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