Around the Region (Jan. 16, 2014)

January 15, 2014 



When: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Feb. 13

Where: Central Catholic High School administration building, Kristi Phippen Art Gallery, 200 S. Carpenter Road

Info: The Central Catholic High School Kristi Phippen Art Gallery is presenting works by Josephine Henderson, a seventh-grader at Our Lady of Fatima School. She has compiled a number of works in acrylic and pastels, as well as 3-D creations. For more information, call (209) 524-9611.


When: Wednesday, 11 a.m.

Where: Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way

Info: Sons in Retirement is an organization of men who have joined together to avoid boredom during retirement. It has monthly luncheons with speakers and fellowship. Members also participate in other activities, such as golf, fishing, bowling and computers. Many activities, such as travel, dining, picnics and holiday parties, include guests. To get more information on SIR activities, call Bob Kredit at (209) 275-9530.



When: Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Stanislaus County Libary, Newman branch, 1305 Kern St.

Info: The Newman library will hold a Family Game Night. It will feature the opportunity for families to practice teamwork skills while playing fun board and card games. For more information, call the library at (209) 862-2010.


50 YEARS AGO: Stanislaus County’s population grew to 177,000, topping the statewide average growth rate. The county gained 6,500 residents, a 3.8 percent increase, according to the California Taxpayers Association. However, Tuolumne County beat Stanislaus with 11.9 percent growth, the second-highest rate in the state.

– Alexandra Deabler

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