Around the Region (01-09-14)

– Alexandra DeablerJanuary 8, 2014 

Modesto

What: CAT ADOPTIONS

When: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Where: Petco, 2021 Evergreen Ave

Info: Kitty Haven Sanctuary will be holding cat adoptions featuring healthy, vaccinated, spayed or neutered cats. For more information, visit www.kittyhavenrescue.org.

What: NEWCOMERS DINNER

When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Where: Perko’s restaurant, 3848 McHenry Ave.

Info: The Valley Super Singles club will hold a newcomers dinner. The group is a nonprofit organization for singles age 50 or above. New members are welcome. For more information regarding activities and a schedule of events, call Chuck at (209) 579-2347.

What: CAMP TAYLOR FUNDRAISER

When: Saturday, Feb. 1 6 p.m.

Where: DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St.

Info: Camp Taylor will hold its 12th annual “Valentine Hearts” Dinner and Auction. Proceeds will benefit many local children suffering from heart disease by providing free medically supervised camp programs. Cost is $80 per person. To reserve a seat or table, call (209) 545-4715 or visit www.kidsheartcamp.org.


Riverbank

What: COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING

When: Monday, 7 p.m.

Where: 2201 Morrill Road

Info: Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit, nonsectarian support group for families whose children have died at any age from any cause. Bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings are invited to attend. For more information, call (209) 622-6786 or email tcfmodestoriverbank@gmail.com.

What: REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED MONTHLY MEETING

When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Where: Perko’s restaurant, 2120 Patterson Road

Info: The Stanislaus East Republican Women Federated will hold its monthly dinner meeting. The presenter will be Modesto City Schools Board President Cindy Marks, who will address Common Core standards. Event is open to the public; dinner and program cost $15. Stanislaus East RWF meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Annual dues are $30 for any registered Republican woman and $25 for associate members. For more information or dinner reservations, call (209) 765-9748.


Turlock

What: MENTAL ILLNESS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Lifetree Cafe, 1123 Cooper Ave.

Info: Lifetree Cafe will present a mental illness program, “Mysteries of Mental Illness: One Woman’s Struggle to Regain Her Life.” The program will feature a film of Karen McCracken, author of “Breaking Free From OCD.” Event will last 60 minutes and admission is free. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, call (970) 292-4697.


Sonora

What: AUDUBON SOCIETY MEETING

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Tuolumne County Library, Community Room, 480 Greenley Road

Info: The Central Sierra Audubon Society will hold a meeting featuring a program on sea otter research at Elkhorn Slough. Presenters will be Ron Eby and Robert Scoles, who will speak on their experiences on sea otter research as “citizen scientists.” The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information, call (209) 532-1106.


Manteca

What: CHOIR AND BAND PERFORMANCE

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

Where: Woodward Elementary School, multipurpose room, 575 Tannehill Drive

Info: The community is invited to attend a performance from visiting Beijing students along with the Manteca Union School District choir and band participants. The event will feature choir and solo performances, folk instrument ensembles, drama presenations, and Beijing dance performances.


YESTERYEARS

50 YEARS AGO: Downey High School dancers presented their fourth annual public performance, focusing on the development of dance. The program was split, with the first half exploring folk dances from around the world and the second half tracing the history of dance in America. Tickets sold for 75 cents for general admission and 50 cents for students.

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