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Soak up the Spooky Season!
By Monica Barber
October is here! It is the centerpiece of Fall and everyone’s favorite spooky part of the season. The pumpkins are being carved, pies are being made and the costumes are about to come out. Walking her favorite pooches on this wonderful autumn day in Modesto, Ms. M is admiring the loveliness of the Halloween décor adorning yards, the fabulous masks being worn by everyone and the beauty of the leaves falling from the trees. It’s wonderful to appreciate the season when you can get outdoors safely and stay entertained when you’re indoors when you’re on a budget.
Say hello to the Great Pumpkin! The Turlock Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at RAM Farms is open and socially distanced for the season. Adhering to the COVID safety procedures set by Stanislaus County, masks are required upon entry to the 20 acre farm. The Pumpkin Patch is open daily from 10am to Dusk with fun Freaky Flashlight Nights set for Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 10pm. Tickets: GA: $9. Children: $7. Ages 5 & under are free. FF Nights: $11. Info: 716 N. Daubenberger. Turlock, CA 95380<>
Poets get out your favorite pieces, the Second Tuesday Poetry Open Mic is virtual. Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center and host Stella Beratlis present the monthly reading via Zoom on October 13th at 7pm. The open-mic features for the month are Eliot Schain and Patrick Cahill. The free event also has a 10 spot open-mic sign up list is first come, first serve. Join the Zoom from your PC, Mac, IOS or Android device: Information:<>
One of the areas favorite Drive-In Theater experience is back with a lot of help from the community. The Ceres Cruise-In is open for your viewing pleasure. FOR $30 a carload the entire family can enjoy a film the old-fashioned way. Weekly movies are updated on their website and refreshments are available on site as well. Gates open 1- 11Ž2 hours before movie starts. 1651 E. Whitmore Ave. Ceres, CA 95307. Films at 7:30pm. More info:<>
Music is the spirit of this town and it’s a great way to feel connected to the community. On October 30th, the day before Halloween, Ralston’s Goat presents The Spooky Merlots playing from 7pm to 10pm outdoors on the patio. The socially distanced event encourages masks, costumes and for everyone to get into the spirit of the season and have a lot of fun. Grab a bite or drink and enjoy! Info:
Enjoy the Spooky Season! Kisses, m.

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