Around the Region (1-28-14)

local@modbee.comJanuary 27, 2014 



When: Saturday, 9:45 a.m.

Where: American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.

Info: Modesto Detachment 019 general meeting. Open to Marine and FMF Corpsmen veterans. Requires DD-214 proof of service with an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps. Annual dues $55. For more information, call (209) 571-0102 or visit


When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: El Concilio, 1314 H St.

Info: Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, in collaboration with El Concilio, will hold a free legal clinic. Preregistration is required. The workshop is available in several languages. It will feature information on personal finance such as developing a spending plan, establishing and understanding credit, ordering and reviewing a free credit report, financial recovery and more. For more information or to register, call API Legal Outreach at (510) 251-2846 or El Concilio at (209) 338-5708.


When: Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Stanislaus County Library downstairs auditorium, 1500 I St.

Info: Eighteen poets from the Central Valley, Bay Area and Sacramento will read their work at this Song of the San Joaquin Winter Issue, Vol. XI, No. 1, event. It is presented by Poets of the San Joaquin, the Stanislaus County Library and Friends of the Library. The event is free and appropriate for all ages. Light refreshments will be provided. An open-mike period will follow the formal presentation. For more information, call Cleo Griffith at (209) 543-1776 or email



When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Perko’s Cafe, 2120 Patterson Road

Info: The Riverbank Historical Society will have its installation of officers at a special dinner. Tickets are not necessary; ordering will be from the menu. Everyone is invited; the historical society is seeking new members.



When: Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Livingston Veterans Memorial Building, 1605 Seventh St.

Info: VFW hamburger night will feature hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fish sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and chili. Meals will include choice of salad. Cost is $2-$4.50 per meal. The event is open to the public. All proceeds will help support community programs. For more information, call Denis Wells at (209) 394-2059 or visit

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