Around the Region (01/25/14)

– Alexandra DeablerJanuary 24, 2014 



When: Thursday, 4 p.m.

Where: Modesto library children’s department, 1500 I St.

Info: The Stanislaus County Library will hold a paper lantern craft activity, which will allow children to learn to create unique paper lanterns. The event is free. For more information, call the Modesto branch, (209) 558-7814.



When: Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: First Methodist Church, 1660 Arbor Way

Info: The Friends of the Turlock Public Library will be having their annual Public Library Book Sale. A variety of reading genres is available, as well as DVDs, VCR tapes, audiocassettes and possibly an eight track or two. Book cost for most materials will be: paperbacks 50 cents, hardcovers $1. There will be a separate table featuring more costly items and collections. The public event will be preceded by a members-only night Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Turlock Public Library. For more information, email or go to



When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library community room, 4835 Sisk Road

Info: Meeting of the Salida Municipal Advisory Council. For more information, go to or email



When: Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteer open house; Feb. 12, applications due; Feb. 15, volunteer training program begins

Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, 18115 Fifth Ave.

Info: If you love history, railroads and meeting new people, consider becoming a Railtown 1897 State Historic Park volunteer. Applications are being accepted now for volunteer positions that include car hosts and tour guides. A background in history or public service is not required, just a commitment and willingness to participate in this worthwhile experience. While not mandatory to attend, the volunteer open house will provide an opportunity to talk one-on-one with park staff and current volunteers to learn more about the volunteer program and its benefits. Cost to become a volunteer is free. For more information about volunteering at Railtown 1897 SHP, call (209) 984-4408 or go to


100 YEARS AGO: Modesto High School’s debate team takes another step toward the Wagenheim Cup after defeating Turlock with the question “Resolve, That the United States Should Maintain Permanent Possession of the Philippines.” Modesto responded in the affirmative, clinching the victory. This moves Modesto on to debate the winner of the Newman-Ceres contest for the county honors.

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