Around the Region (7/24/13)

July 23, 2013 

Modesto

• SUPER SINGLES MEETING

When: Friday, 6 p.m.

Where: Marie Callendar's restaurant, 3500 Coffee Road

Info: The meeting of the Valley Super Singles nonprofit group is for singles age 50 years and above. All new members welcome. Meeting is preceded by social hour. For more information, call Chuck at (209) 579-2347.

• LIVING TRUST PRESENTATION

When: Tuesday, 2 p.m.

Where: Modesto library, downstairs auditorium, 1500 I St.

Info: Thomas K. Thorson, president of the Modesto Chapter of the Society for Financial Awareness, will give a talk about how important it is to protect yourself and your loved ones with durable powers of attorney and the pros and cons of having a living trust. The workshop is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged. For more information or to register, call Karen at (209) 312-9718 or email sofareservations@hotmail.com.

• PARKINSON'S DISEASE PRESENTATION

When: Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Jacob's restaurant, 2501 McHenry Ave.

Info: "Living Well With PD" aims to help patients and their caregivers understand Parkinson's disease and current treatments. Speaker is Matt Arnold M.D., a neurologist from Alta Bates Medical Group. To RSVP, call (866) 227-9788, ext. 1035652, and leave your first name and the number of people attending.

Ceres

• KARATE KICK 'N' TACO FUND-RAISER

When: Saturday and Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m.

Where: Ceres Karate, 2005 Central Ave.

Info: Ceres Karate will be hosting a kick 'n' taco fund-raiser to benefit local girl Sariyah Jones, who will represent the United States at the World Games in Serbia in August. The event will feature tacos with all the fixings. Dine in or take out available. Cost is $6 a plate. For more information, call Virginia at (408) 806-2729.

Oakdale

• LIBRARY PLAY DAY

When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Oakdale library, 151 S. First Ave.

Info: The Stanislaus County Library presents a "Day of Play," a special program in which children participate in sports, games, crafts and other activities that encourage them to be physically active and to engage their minds through reading. For more information, call the Oakdale library at (209) 847-4204.

Mariposa

• GOLD COUNTRY BULL CHALLENGE

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Road

Info: The Bucking Bull Owners Syndicate is hosting the Gold Country Bull Challenge featuring 2-year-old bucking bull futurity event at 10 a.m. that's free to the public. The main event features 30 of the top bull riders competing against 30 of the top bulls. Tickets are $10 presale; $12 at the gate. For more information, call (209) 482-3700.

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