Around the Region (07/17/14)

July 16, 2014 

Modesto

What: LATINO EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEETING

When: Friday, 8:15 a.m.

Where: El Concilio Community Center, 1314 H St.

Info: The Latino Emergency Council meeting will feature the co-owner and lead instructor for SaveHeart CPR. For more information, call Dale at (209) 613-1058.

What: DOG ADOPTION

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.

Info: Westside Animals for Adoption is offering a half-price special on adoption fees for dogs this week, with free beds for small dogs and free leashes and collars. For more information, call (209) 892-3114 or see the Westside Animals for Adoption dogs at www.westsideanimalsforadoption.com.

What: MOVIE PRESENTATION

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Peer Recovery Art Project Gallery, 1222 J St.

Info: The PRAP Art Gallery is hosting a movie night featuring the film “Speciesism: The Movie,” sponsored by So Easy-So Good vegetarian group. The event is free, open to the public and will include popcorn. For more information, call Kathy at (209) 529-5360.

What: HEALTH FAIR

When: Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Maddox Youth Center, 615 Sierra Drive

Info: The annual health fair is held by the Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department’s Maddux Youth Center and the Tzu Chi Foundation. The event will provide free clinical services, such as dental, medical, acupuncture, pediatric, and blood pressure and blood sugar tests. This is a first-come, first-served event for families with no medical insurance or low income. For more information, call the Tzu Chi Foundation at (209) 529-2625 or Bruce Lockard at (209) 341-2951.


Newman

What: PYTHON RON AT THE LIBRARY

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Where: Newman library, 1305 Kern St.

Info: “Python Ron” McGee and his collection of reptiles and bugs will visit the library and teach children and their families about the reptile and insect kingdoms. The event includes up-close and personal interactions with a variety of exotic creatures. For more information, call the Newman library (209) 862-2010.


Salida

What: SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS

When: Saturday and Aug. 2 8:30 p.m.

Where: Salida Ballpark, 4800 Sequoia St.

Info: The Salida Little League is hosting Saturday Summer Family Movie Nights, featuring presentations of the films “Rio 2” on July 19 and “The Avengers” on Aug. 2. The event costs $1 and is open to the public. Free popcorn is available. For more information, call Monica at (209) 345-9853 or Josh at (209) 552-5384.


YESTERYEARS

50 YEARS AGO: The Stanislaus County Planning Commission recommended the renewal of a land use permit for a go-kart track on the south side of Linwood Avenue, west of Walnut Road. The commission attached a special condition that the use of the track be limited to go-karts. The track had been being used, apparently without the owner’s consent, by motorcyclists.

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