Around the Region (1-11-14)

– Alexandra DeablerJanuary 10, 2014 

Modesto

What: LATINO EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEETING

When: Friday, 8:15 a.m.

Where: El Concilio Community Center, 1314 H St.

Info: LEC monthly meeting features guest speaker Chief Randall Bradley of the Modesto Regional Fire Authority. He will speak on emergency preparedness and the Community Emergency Response Team. Admission is free. For more information, call Dale at (209) 613-1058.

What: LIFE LINE HEALTH SCREENINGS

When: Friday

Where: St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 709 J St.

Info: Five screenings, including for stroke and osteoporosis, are offered. Screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Packages start at $149. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com.

What: KING-KENNEDY BOARD MEETING

When: Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: King-Kennedy Center, 601 N. Martin Luther King Drive

Info: King-Kennedy Memorial Center will be having a monthly board of directors luncheon. Cost is $20. For more information, call Jeremiah Williams at (209) 568-3096.

What: YOKUTS GROUP/SIERRA CLUB MEETING

When: Friday, 6:45 p.m.

Where: College Avenue Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, 1341 College Ave.

Info: Monthly meeting of the Yokuts Group/Sierra Club is free, and nonmembers are welcome. Program will feature Indira Clark, owner of Tyson Hill Farms, who will discuss her farming operations. For more information, call Linda at (209) 863-9137.

What: MODESTO RECOVERY, INTERNATIONAL MEETING

When: Fridays

Where: Geneva Presbyterian Church library room, 1229 E. Fremont Ave.

Info: Recovery International, a self-help group founded by a psychiatrist, peer-led and directed since 1952, is having weekly meetings. Meetings offer the opportunity to learn methods of emotional and mental health awareness. For more information, call Dave Bartlett at (209) 247-2620 or go to www.lowselfhelpsystems.org.

What: DOG ADOPTION

When: Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: PetsMart, 2100 McHenry Ave.

Info: The Westside Animals for Adoption event will include three little cuties – a mini pin, a Pomeranian and a Jack Russell mix – plus some friendly big dogs anxious for attention. For more, call (209) 892-3114 or see the WAA dogs at http://www.westsideanimalsforadoption.com.


Ceres

What: GARDEN CLUB MEETING

When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St.

Info: The Ceres Garden Club is holding its monthly meeting, featuring guest speaker Juan Vargas, who will discuss rose pruning. All guests are welcome. For more information, call (209) 524-9033.


YESTERYEARS

100 YEARS AGO: “The Last Days of Pompeii,” one of the largest photoplays ever, comes to the Star Theatre in Modesto for a one-night-only event. The four-reel play has sold out every show in each town it has visited and expects the same turnout for its Modesto run.

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