Around the Region (01-07-14)

January 6, 2014 

Modesto

What: RETIRED EDUCATORS LUNCHEON

When: Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Modesto Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way

Info: The luncheon will offer fellowship, food and fun, along with support information for retired (and pre-retirement) educators. A Meet ’n’ Greet Friends session will be at 10:30 a.m., Q&A session at 11, program on the recently reopened Bay Bridge at 11:30, followed by hot buffet luncheon. The California Retired Teachers Association is a 46,000-member statewide volunteer organization working to promote, protect and advocate for the interests of retired educators. All retired or pre-retirement educators welcome. Cost is $11. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (209) 524-6300 or email jwsterling@comcast.net

What: SCRAPBOOKING PROGRAM

When: Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

Where: Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St.

Info: Families are invited to attend a free scrapbooking program presented by local scrapbooker Anna Soto. She will discuss the art of scrapbooking and some techniques. Some supplies will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring materials and photos. For more information, call the Modesto library at (209) 558-7814.


Turlock

What: FAMILY FRIDAY SERIES PRESENTATION

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway

Info: The Carnegie Arts Center will continue its monthly Family Friday series with “A Night in Paris,” inviting young and old to share an imaginative evening in Paris. A favorite animated feature film from Disney/Pixar, set in the City of Lights, will be the main attraction. Snacks and activities will celebrate the city Picasso called home for most of his career. The event is free and open to the public. Family Friday events are sponsored by Off Center Thrift & Gift. For more information, call (209) 632-5761.

What: CLASSIC T-BIRD TOUR AND MEETING

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.

Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway

Info: The Modesto Area Classic T-Bird Club will hold a meeting featuring a tour of the Rosenbaum Collection, a Picasso exhibit of 25 years of ceramics. There is a $10 admission fee. After the tour, members will hold their January business meeting at Vito’s Ristorante, 3851 Crowell Road. Members may order from the menu and receive individual checks. The Modesto Area Classic T-Bird Club welcomes individuals who own or are interested in the preservation of 1955, 1956, and 1957 Ford Thunderbirds. For additional information, call Pat Mason at (209) 538-1130 or visit www.modestoareaclassictbirdclub.org.

What: GARDEN CLUB MEETING

When: Monday, noon

Where: Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill Ave.

Info: The Turlock Garden Club will hold a meeting and potluck. Potluck will be followed by guest speaker Lee Miller on the topic “Glad to be Glads.” Guests are welcome. For more information, call Debbie at (209) 668-8363.


Ceres

What: QUARTERLY MEETING OF CTA/NEA

When: Thursday, noon

Where: Ceres CTA office, 3900 Mitchell Road

Info: The Stanislaus County chapter of the California Teachers Association/National Education Association Retired, an organization that promotes the well-being of retired CTA members by advocating for pension security, promoting member benefits, participating in social activities and other issues of mutual interest, will hold its winter meeting. The meeting will feature a presentation from the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, which advises seniors on issues with Medicare, with a Q&A session after the presentation. All retired (or soon to retire) teachers are welcome. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, call (209) 485-0818.


Ripon

What: GOSPEL CONCERT

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Immanuel Church, 517 Orange Ave.

Info: The Liberty Southern Gospel Quartet from Idaho will present a concert of gospel music, hymns and contemporary Christian songs. An offering will be taken. For more information, call (209) 599-2649.

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