Around the Region (06/10/14)

June 9, 2014 



When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Graceada Park, 401 Needham St.

Info: The Modesto Police Department’s free, family event will feature a child bicycle obstacle course, motorcycle demonstrations, fingerprinting, K-9 demonstrations, a hot dog lunch and more. For more information, call (209) 342-6107.


When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 801 Signature Court

Info: Youths ages 10 to 18 are invited to sign up to join Habitat Now. For more information, call Karissa Wright, (209) 575-4585, ext. 113, or email



When: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Sweet River Grill and Bar, 2600 Geer Road

Info: Meeting will feature a recap of the June 3 election and a look forward to the November contests. Discussion will also be on upcoming events including the Stanislaus County Fair and Fourth of July activities. All interested parties are welcome. For more information, call (209) 485-0818.


25 YEARS AGO: Ruth Sesser, founding member of Inter-Faith Ministries of Modesto, received honorable mention in a national recognition program for anti-hunger activism. She was among 300 nominees for the Pillsbury “Best Against Hunger” Award, which is co-sponsored by the National Conference of Mayors. Mayor Carol Whiteside presented the award to Sesser.

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