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RIPON LIONS CLUB ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL SPAGHETTI DINNER & RAFFLE: Ripon Lions Club dinner is a fund raiser for many community charities. It takes place Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. “All you can eat & drink” spaghetti dinner also includes salad and beverages: wine, lemonade, water & milk at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth Street, Ripon. Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children, 12 and under, or purchased at door, $14 and $6.  Meals are also available for takeout. Purchase advance tickets at the following locations: 1048 W. Main St., 207 S. Locust Ave., 210 S. Stockton St., Ripon Chamber of Commerce, 929 W. Main St.



ALMOND BLOSSOM PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Ripon Grange is staging the 54th annual Almond Blossom Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona Ave., Ripon. Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door.   Children 10 years and under are $5. You can buy tickets online by going to and clicking on the Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast box, by email at or in person at the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, 929 W. Main St., Ripon.




ALMOND BLOSSOM RUN: The 34th annual Almond Blossom is Saturday, Feb. 27, starting from Stouffer Park featuring a 1-mile and 8K Run.  The entry fee if you would like to run both races the fee is $30 for those 11 and older and $20 for those 10 and under. The entry fee for one race — either the mile or 8K is $15 for those 10 and under and $25 for those 11 and older. A continental breakfast is served at the end of the race. Registration on race day is 7 to 8 a.m. The mile race starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 8K race at 9 a.m. Medals are awarded three deep in each division, gender, and race. Advance registration forms are at



LEGION ALMOND BLOSSOM BURRITO BREAKFAST: The Ripon American Legion Post 190 Ladies Auxiliary fourth annual Almond Blossom Burrito Breakfast is Saturday, Feb. 27, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Legion post home, 206 Stockton Ave. The cost is $6 each or two for $10.



VFW ALMOND BLOSSOM BREAKFAST: Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051’s annual Almond Blossom Breakfast is Sunday, Feb. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. The buffet breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, French toast, potatoes, bacon, ham, biscuits and gravy and more. The cost is $9 per person while those under 12 eat free. It takes place at the post home, 12455 West Ripon Road. Call 209.599.6815 for more details.