Around the Region (02/20/14)

– Alexandra DeablerFebruary 19, 2014 



When: Today, 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus, Forum 110, 435 College Ave.

Info: Attend a presentation of the documentary “Tough Guise 2,” which suggests that boys grow up in a culture that glamorizes aggression and violence. Admission is free and a discussion will follow the film. For more information, call Jason Wohlstadter at (209) 575-6180.


When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon

Info: The Big Valley Travel Club is holding a travel workshop on topics including traveling on a budget, how to stay healthy, upcoming day trips, overnight trips and small-group tours to Alaska, New Zealand, Portugal and France. Refreshments and door prizes. For location information and to reserve a seat, contact the club at (209) 634-6804 or


When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Telle Center, Room 503, 1600 Carver Road

Info: Attend a meeting of the DelWood Neighborhood Alliance. Volunteers are working together to make the neighborhood a safer and better place to live.


When: Tuesday, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Tuolumne River Lodge, 2429 River Road

Info: The Mid-Valley Chapter of the California Moving & Storage Association is having a scholarship spaghetti dinner. Cost is $7 adults, $3 children 12 and under. All funds raised will benefit scholarships and also go to contributions to the Special Olympics. For more information, call (209) 846-7806.


When: Beginning in March, eight weeks of two-hour sessions

Where: Healthy Aging Association, 121 Downey Ave., Suite 102

Info: The Healthy Aging Association will offer the program “A Matter of Balance,” designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Classes will be held once a week. Registration is free. For more information or to register to attend, call Kim Viviano at (209) 523-2800.



When: Sunday, 2 p.m.

Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway

Info: The Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center is presenting the third event in a series of quarterly poetry readings. Featured readers include Flora Carter, Nancy Haskett, Salvatore Salerno and Modesto’s poet laureate emeritus, Sam Pierstorff. The event is free and open to the public. An open-mike period will follow the presenters. For more information, call Lisa at (209) 632-5761, ext. 102.



When: March 8, 5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:30 event

Where: Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St.

Info: Service clubs, government and professional offices and other interested groups are invited to submit entries for Tuolumne County’s 2014 Trivia Bee. This year’s theme is “Roll Out the Red Carpet for Reading.” Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite award-winning movie star. Sponsorship for a team is $200, entrance fee is $15 per person. For more information, call Lynn McCormick at (209) 694-2727.


50 YEARS AGO: The city of Modesto grudgingly approved an irregular-shaped annexation known as the Yosemite Lanes addition. The 9.46-acre annex ran from El Vista Avenue to Trask Lane, north of Yosemite Boulevard. After the approval, the commission adopted a guide against these types of annexations for the future.

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