Around the Region (5/29/13)

May 28, 2013 



When: Today, 6 to 7 p.m.

Where: Modesto Library auditorium, 1500 I St.

Info: This free community presentation is for family members who are caring for aging loved ones. The topic is "Medicare 101: Learn the ABCDs of Medicare." The program is presented by Community Hospice, Caregiver College. Seating is limited. For more or to register, call (209) 578-6300.


When: Saturday, 9:45 a.m.

Where: American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.

Info: General meeting, open to Marine and FMF Corpsmen veterans. Requires DD-214 proof of service with an honorable discharge from the USMC. Annual dues are $50. For more, call (209) 571-0102.


When: Sunday, noon

Where: Bel Piatto Cucina Italiana restaurant, 1000 Kansas Ave.

Info: The monthly meeting of the Modesto Area Classic T-Bird Club features event host Jim Ridenour. Buffet available for $12.99. The club welcomes individuals who own or are interested in the preservation of 1955, '56 and '57 Ford Thunderbirds. For more, call Pat at (209) 538-1130 or visit



When: Monday, 2:30 p.m.

Where: HomeTown Buffet, 1665 Countryside Drive

Info: Meet new friends who understand what suddenly being alone really means at this support group for men and women who have lost a loved one. For more, call (209) 632-3273.



When: Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 2004 Third St.

Info: The Cat Network of Stanislaus County will hold a garage sale to raise money to spay and neuter feral and free-roaming cats in the community. Donation of items are being accepted. For more, call (209) 809-5406.


When: Monday through Friday

Where: Boots and Saddles Inc., 6055 Central Ave.

Info: This kids camp includes daily horseback riding and horse care education. Parents must provide transportation. Limited to 10 students ages 6 to 12. Cost is $200. Participants provide own lunch; there will be a final-day barbecue. For more, call Susan at (775) 684-9006 or Michelle at (209) 204-4289.

Mountain Ranch


When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Mountain Ranch Town Hall, 8049 Washington St.

Info: Visit five gardens, enjoy a gourmet box lunch and see garden water features, plants, a fine-art display and crafts for sale, along with music. Event will include raffle. Reservations required. Cost is $20. For more or to order tickets, call Bev at (209) 754-0735.

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