Around the Region (6/12/14)

June 11, 2014 

Modesto

What: CENTRAL VALLEY DEMOCRATIC CLUB

When: Monday, 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. meeting

Where: Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave.

Info: Walter Ward, Stanislaus County water resources manager, will discuss the 17 recommendations of the Water Advisory Committee accepted by the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Nonmembers are welcome. For more information, call (209) 863 9137.

What: FATHER’S DAY AT FARMERS MARKETS

When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Saturday, Modesto Certified Farmers Market, 16th Street between H and I streets; Sunday, Vintage Faire Farmers Market in The Village outdoor area of the mall

Info: Get ready for Father’s Day at the Modesto Certified Farmers Market’s fifth annual Father’s Day T-shirt painting. Shirts are available in a variety of colors and in sizes medium through 3X. Use a stencil or create your own design using acrylic paints. Choose a handmade card to add to your gift. Event goes on while supplies last, and there is no cost. The T-shirts are provided by Bischoff Custom Designs. Musical entertainment at the market will be Tayler & Mallery Eppler, classical harpists. On Sunday, complete Dad’s gift by decorating a ball cap with his name, stickers and more at the Vintage Faire Farmers Market. Entertainment is by Paul Frank. To learn more, go to http://modestocfm.com.

What: JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

When: June 20, 6 to 8 p.m.; June 21, 10:30 a.m. into the afternoon

Where: King-Kennedy Memorial Center and Mellis Park, 601 S. Martin Luther King Drive

Info: The King-Kennedy Memorial Center board of directors and the Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department will co-sponsor the 45th annual Juneteenth Community Celebration. The event will include Friday’s evening showcase of talent and Saturday’s annual “Celebration of Dads” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, recognizing fathers of the year. The afternoon program begins at noon and will include a presentation of guest speakers, gospel singers, popular band music, cultural performances, educational exhibits, youth contests, a black business expo, community resource information booths and children’s activities, including bounce houses. Both events are free. For more information, contact Bruce Lockard at (209) 341-2951 or blockard@modestogov.com.

What: MODESTO COIN & COLLECTIBLES EXPO

When: June 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th and K streets

Info: The free event includes door prizes and a program for kids to keep the hobby growing. Kids can earn America the Beautiful quarters by completing games. For more information, call (800) 471-2319.

What: “BEST OF SPAIN” COOKING CLASS

When: June 28, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Direct Appliance, 2424 McHenry Ave.

Info: The “Best of Spain” hands-on cooking class (to make churros and more) is offered through Modesto Junior College Community Education. Tuition is $29, and there is a $15 materials fee. Register online and save $3 at www.mjc4life.org, or call (209) 575-6063. Walk-in registration at Morris Memorial Administration Building, Room 204, 435 College Ave., will be taken as space is available.


Angels Camp

What: GOLD COUNTRY FIREMEN’S MUSTER

When: June 21-22

Where: Calaveras County Fairgrounds

Info: Join firefighters from across the state as they enjoy a tradition of friendly competition and camaraderie. There will be antique fire engine competitions, bucket brigades, hand pumpers, hose carts, equipment displays, kids games (open to public) and more. For information, call (209) 984-5887, email cfmaprincess@gmail.com or see www.camuster.com.


YESTERYEARS

50 YEARS AGO: It was announced that Grace Davis High School had graduated its first senior class. The commencement program was held in the school’s courtyard, as 350 seniors became its first graduating class. Seniors Philip Gish and Carole Swain gave the commencement speeches.

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