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Postponed or canceled? Central Valley, Mother Lode events halted by coronavirus

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If this were a normal spring, April and May would bring some of the bigger festivals and events of the year, with people gathering across communities to celebrate.

But, of course, nothing is normal as we remain in our homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hence, the organizers of major events in the Modesto and Mother Lode regions have had decisions to make. Some have canceled their celebrations completely, others have rescheduled with hopes they can be held later in the year.

Even beyond May, the North Modesto Kiwanis Club already made the decision to cancel its June American Graffiti Festival & Car Show for the year.

Here’s a look at decisions to cancel or postpone some of the larger events usually held in April and May:

Postponed celebrations

ART OF DESIGN HOME TOUR: The planned May fundraiser for the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock will be rescheduled. The new date has yet to be determined, according to an email from the arts center.

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Fall arrives, and with it popular celebrations and festivals in Modesto, Mother Lode

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Fall has arrived and with it a host of festivals and fairs marking the season.

October is loaded with options to get out and enjoy community celebrations and cultural events. Here’s a look at some of the bigger events coming up:

TASTES OF THE VALLEY — Oct. 3: Stanislaus State Agriculture Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation present the annual event. Samples from wineries and brewers from around the region, local cheesemakers and restaurants with small plates. 6-9 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $50. www.csustan.edu/agriculture/tastes-valley.

MODESTO OKTOBERFEST – Oct. 4: Held each year by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, this celebration will feature live music and midway games along with plenty of brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad and, of course, beers all around. Plenty of microbrews will be available for sampling, as will California wines and some nonalcoholic drinks. 5:30-10 p.m. Modesto Centre Plaza parking lot, 1000 L St. $35 advance, $40 at the door; age 21-and-older event. modchamberca.chambermaster.com

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