Around the Region (8/06/13)

August 5, 2013 

Modesto

COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT

When: Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: True Light Community Church, 1417 Harris Ave.

Info: True Light Community Church will hold a community service event with a clothing giveaway, free haircuts, bags of nonperishable food, free household items and cleaning products and free school supplies for children. TLCC also provides information on church ministries, Bible study and prayer table. For information, call Terrence Gardner at (209) 614-2758.

• COMMUNITY POLICE ACADEMY

When: Wednesdays, Sept. 18 through Nov. 6; application deadline Aug. 30

Where: Modesto Police Department, 600 10th St.

Info: The Modesto Police Department will offer its Community Police Academy, a seven-week-long class, one night a week, for three hours each night. There is no fee to attend. Topics to be covered include: role of American police, laws of arrest, spirit of law/letter of law, gang awareness, drug awareness, rules of evidence, media/information officer, volunteers, traffic enforcement, and search and seizure. Applications will be accepted until class is full, or Aug. 30. Applications can be picked up at the Police Department. For more information, contact James Walsh at the Police Department, (209) 572-9873.

Riverbank

• BUSINESS EXPO

When: Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Antigua Event Center, 3200 Santa Fe St.

Info: The Main Street Chamber, in association with the Riverbank Chamber Of Commerce, will hold a free business expo, open to all businesses and the general public. The event will feature food and beverages, a raffle for a Hawaiian getaway to benefit Riverbank Cares, vendors, chocolate tasting and music. For more information, contact Jerry Van Houten, (209) 968-6237.

Ceres

• LIBRARY LEGO CLUB

When: Thursday, 3 p.m.

Where: Ceres Public Library, 2250 Magnolia

Info: Children will have the opportunity to make their own creations during LEGO Club at the Ceres Library. Children can use the library's LEGO blocks to create their own designs, which will be displayed in the library. This program is for ages 4 to 12 and provides an excellent opportunity for children to learn how to solve problems and develop fine motor skills. The club will also meet Aug. 22. For more information, call the Ceres Library at (209) 537-8938.

Sonora

CARING FOR OAK TREES

When: Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Tuolumne County Ambulance training room, 18440 Striker Court

Info: A free workshop will help landowners care for the oak trees native to the Sierra Nevada foothills. Speakers will cover oak ecology, threats from nonnative landscaping, the trees' benefits to property values and other topics. The event is for people who own large parcels as well as city lots shaded by oaks. The University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting it with funding from the Renewable Resources Extension Act. For more information, call 530-642-0803.

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