Around the Region (02/11/14)

February 10, 2014 

Modesto

What: CAMP TAYLOR ‘KISSING BOOTH’

When: Today through Friday

Where: Vintage Faire Mall, Center Court, 3401 Dale Road

Info: Vintage Faire Mall and Camp Taylor Inc. have partnered to raise money for Camp Taylor. The Camp Taylor “kissing booth” will provide candy kisses in exchange for donations made to Camp Taylor Inc. Select retailers also will be set up in the Center Court. Camp Taylor is a local, nonprofit organization that offers free, medically supervised camp programs for children with heart disease and their families. For more information, call (209) 408-1850.

What: CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

When: Saturday

Where: Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St.

Info: As part of Stanislaus Reads & Writes, the Modesto branch of the library is holding a series of writing workshops through August. This month’s event features Andrew Dorsey, associate professor of English at California State University, Stanislaus, who will lead a creative writing workshop. Advance registration is required; call the Modesto library reference desk at (209) 558-7814.

What: AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WORKSHOP

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

Where: First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St.

Info: The Stanislaus County Interfaith Council and Doctors Medical Center are holding a workshop, “Affordable Care Act and You.” It is free and will feature presentations and question-and-answer sessions, certified enrollment counselors and representatives from CalFresh and other health organizations. To enroll, attendees should bring along ID, proof of residence and proof of income. To schedule an appointment, call Sonja at (209) 573-6130. Walk-ins are welcome.


Turlock

What: SALVATION ARMY WOMEN’S AUXILIARY MEETING

When: Wednesday, noon

Where: The Salvation Army Turlock Community Corps, 893 Lander Ave.

Info: The Turlock Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is holding its monthly potluck and business meeting. All women are invited; no dish is required for first-time visitors. The meeting agenda will include finalization of plans for the upcoming tea. For more information, call (209) 667-6091.

What: DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING

When: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Sweet River Grill and Bar, 2600 Geer Road

Info: The Turlock Democratic Club is holding its monthly meeting, which will feature election of the 2014-15 officers and a report of the Democratic Central Committee’s pre-endorsement meeting. For more information, call (209) 485-0818.


YESTERYEARS

25 YEARS AGO: The Livingston-Delhi Kiwanis Club held its first celebrity auction to raise money for local projects and causes. Nearly 100 celebrities – including former President Gerald Ford, rock group R.E.M. and animation studio Hanna-Barbera – had responded to the 400 or so letters the club sent out requesting donated goods. – Alexandra Deabler

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