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‘Smashing’ comedian Gallagher coming to Turlock on farewell tour

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A farewell tour for comedian Gallagher is coming to the Turlock Community Theatre.

Calling it his Last Smash Farewell Tour, the comedian who made himself famous for smashing watermelons with a giant mallet plays the Turlock venue Saturday, Nov. 9.

Gaining fame in the 1980s, he last played at the Turlock theater in 2010. His penchant for smashing things with his huge “Sledge-O-Matic” mallet comes with him. The Turlock theater warns ticket holders of a “splash zone” closest to the stage.

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New local car shows add to enjoyable summer season

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One of the many benefits of summer is its time for car shows. We’ve been blessed with a number of fine showings of late. It’s almost an “embarrassment of riches” but there’s plenty to see and do now in the vintage vehicle realm.

We’ll begin with Atwater, then take in a delightful Thursday night cruise-in at a winery on the outskirts of Merced and finish off with a car show between Modesto and Oakdale. So this is a summer triple-header of sorts.

I’m very glad the first-ever Historic Downtown Atwater Summer Car Show on June 22 was an unqualified success. Somewhere between 150 and 200 old cars and trucks were lined up along Broadway from about Second Street almost to Winton Way, with the overflow spilling over to the adjoining parking lots.

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Motorsports Competition Gears Up Fun At County Fair

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The 2019 Stanislaus County Fair opens on Friday, July 12 and runs through Sunday, July 21 with plenty of motorsports events scheduled for fans of all ages in the Food Maxx Arena.

Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 Monster Truck Madness gets the fair rolling. This event is a Joe Froome promotion with J & K Motorsports. Tickets for general admission are priced at $8 and reserved tickets are available and are just $10. Action on both days is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 14 it’s the Humpz and Horns Hispanic Rodeo. Wes Ibrahimi brings the rodeo to the arena at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free to the public.

The Turlock Lions Club presents the Destruction Derby Mayhem on Monday, July 15. This event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and is priced at $10 for general admission and $12 for reserved tickets. The following night, they’re at it again in Destruction Derby Apocalypse at 6:30 p.m.
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