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          Valley Sun Catchers' 2015 Paint Out Schedule
Place / Directions / Specifics
March 21 , Saturday
9 am - 2 pm

Knights Ferry
Stanislaus River, bush lupine, historic covered bridge and mill, foothills. From Oakdale going east on Hwy. 108/120 make a left onto Kennedy Rd. and another left on Sonora. Cross the river and make a right on Covered Bridge Road into the driveway to the parking lot. We will meet in the parking lot near the Visitor's Center. Restrooms
Bring a lunch and picnic by the river.

March 24th, Tuesday
9 am - 1 pm

La Grange
River and bridge - view of rolling hills, trees, rock outcroppings, spring wildflowers
Take Hwy 132 out of Waterford

April 4 th, Saturday
leave from Modesto 8:15

Delta Town of Locke
100 yr old dilapidated Chinese settlement
Meet at Starbucks at Briggsmore & Prescott at 8:15 to car pool
Restrooms, Chinese cafe´for lunch

April 11th, Saturday
9 am - 12 noon

Red Hills Road
Spring wildflowers, red rock hills, unique vegetation
Take Hwy 108/120 out of Oakdale east - drive past Knights Ferry - turn right on La Grange Rd - left on Red Hill Rd - meet at rest room

April 21st , Tuesday
9:00 - 12:00

Hagaman Park - Livingston
Merced River, bridge, reflections, vineyards
From Turlock take Hwy 164 / Lander Ave south - drive through Hilmar - park is about 4-5 miles - cross Merced River Bridge - turn immediately left - restrooms, picnic tables

April 28th, Tuesday
9 - 12

Marina Knudsen's Garden - Valley Home
See schedule for exact address - Japanese landscaping - maples, giant bamboo - sculpture, flowers

May 2nd, Saturday
leave from Modesto 8:15

Delta Town of Locke
100 yr old dilapidated Chinese settlement
Meet at Starbucks at Briggsmore & Prescott at 8:15 to car pool
Restrooms, Chinese cafe´for lunch

May 16th , Saturday
2:30 pm - dusk

San Luis Wildlife Refuge - Los Banos
Wetlands, slough, tules, wildflowers, waterfowl
Hwy 165 out of Hilmar - sharp left on Wolfsen Rd - meet at visitor center- restrooms

May 23rd , Saturday
8 am- 12 pm

Wood Colony Tree and Old Vlach home -
100 year old walnut tree and historic Modesto farming community - almond orchards, old home, church and barn - corner of N. Dakota and North Ave, Modesto - No restroom

May 26th , Tuesday
9 am- 2 pm
Strawberry Farm on Carpenter Rd
strawberry field & fruit stand - near the corner of California & Carpenter Rd, Modesto - no restroom
June 9th, Tuesday
9 am- 2 pm
Beekman's Lavender Farm - Geer Road, Hughson
HLavender fields with a variety of colors, farm equipment, farmhouse
on east side of road- watch for their sign - pull into the driveway & drive behind the house - restroom
June 20th , Saturday
8:30 am- 12:30 pm
Davis Park, Modesto with model
Live model in the park, bring fee to pay model, near corner of College Ave & Rumble Rd- park in center parking lot or along College Ave
June 9th, Thursday
8 am- 12 pm
Modesto Farmer's Market
fruit, nuts, veggies, flowers - next to the Stanislaus Co. Library on 16th st
July 21st Tuesday
8 am- 12 pm
Jacob Myers Park - Riverbank
23653 S. Santa Fe Rd, Riverbank - Stanislaus river, old railroad trestle, people swimming - from Hwy 108/McHenry Blvd head east toward Riverbank 4 miles, just past RR overpass turn left onto First St by Shell station - drive over river and turn left - $5 entrance fee - restrooms
Aug 8th, Saturday
9 am- 12 pm
Tuolumne River Park - Modesto
river, large oak and sycamore trees, willows - Central Modesto - take I to 14th St. and turn right - becomes Yosemite Blvd - right on Santa Cruz - proceed to Legion Park/Tuolumne River - follow drive to sharp left turn - continue around bend to first driveway - continue to last parking lot - walk to painting spot - restrooms
Aug 20th, Thursday
9 am- 12 pm
Horshoe Bend Park - Oange Blossom Rd, Oakdale
Hslough, wetlands, flowing river, riperian vegetation, trees and foothills
Take Hwy 108 east out of Oakdale - left on Orange Blossom Rd- 4.3 miles and watch for entrance on right - past 1st parking lot to short drive to parking by river - restroom
Sept 5th Saturday
"Color the Skies" Hot Air Balloon Festival - Ripon
Mistlin Sports Park, 201 W. River Road, Ripon
from Hwy 99 exit Jack Tone Rd, heading north - right on River Road, then left into the Sports Park - $5 parking fee
Sept 15th, Tuesday
9 am- 12 pm
Pumpkin Patch - Van Groningen Farms - please RSVP
giant pumpkin patch - Jack Tone Road, Manteca - more info to come
Sept. 24th, Thursday
9 am- 12 pm
Rondin Farms Fruit Stand - 5000 Oakdale Rd at Clarabel
pumpkins, farm implements, hay bales
Take Oakdale Rd. north to Claribel Rd
Oct. 3rd, Saturday
leave from Modesto 8:15
Delta Town of Locke
100 yr old dilapidated Chinese settlement
Meet at Starbucks at Briggsmore & Prescott at 8:15 to car pool
Restrooms, Chinese cafe´for lunch

Oct. 8th, Thursday
9 am - 3pm

Columbia Historic State Park - Gold Rush Town
fall color, historic wooden buildings - Hwy 108 past Jamestown to Hwy 49 - Columbia is 3 miles north of Sonora off Hwy 49
Oct. 17th, Saturday
all day paintout and show
University of Pacific Homecoming Plein Air Event
traditional modern campus architecture & landscaping
more info to come
Oct. 22nd, Thursday
all day paintout
JJ's Gonsalves Vineyard - Galt
old oak trees, vines, creeks, cattails, bushes, rolling hills
Hwy 99 north to Liberty Rd, pass Galt - take off ramp for Liberty Rd, go west about 7 miles - within a mile after you pass Jack Tone Rd on the left will be a mobile home and barn, driveway on right side of house - carpool - bring lunch - restrooms
Oct 27th, Tuesday
time to be announced
Rob Bearden's Junkyard - Waterford
river, walnut trees, old farm equipment, cars & buildings
see printout for directions
Nov. 14th, Saturday
9 am - 12 pm
Knights Ferry in the Fall
river, historic covered bridge, town, mill, foothills
Nov. 17th, Tuesday
9 am - 12 pm
Fall Color, Chinese Pistache trees - near Davis Park on College Ave, Modesto
specitacular trees on College Ave between Rumble Rd & Mt Vernon Ave
meet at Davis Park parking lot on College Ave - will decide where to paint from there- restroom
Nov. 21st, Saturday
9 am - 12 pm
Fall Color - place to be announced
make suggestions
Dec. 1st , Tuesday
and Dec. 5th Saturday
9 am - 12 pm
Duarte's Poinsettia Greenhouse - Hughson
beautiful display of poinsettias
Take Mitchell to Hatch - turn onto Baldwin Rd. - drive over canal bridge - nursery on right - restrooms - paint all day any day

Updated March, 2015