Around the Region (5-16-2014)

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05/15/2014 6:12 PM

Turlock

What: LIVE MUSIC AND INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING

When: Today, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway

Info: Exercise and enjoy live Balkan music by Sviraci, Lew and Melissa Miller’s band as you learn easy dances. No partners or experience are necessary. The show is presented by the Village Dancers; admission is $5. For more information, call Lise at (209) 634-8843.

What: LEGOS AT THE LIBRARY

When: Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

Where: Stanislaus County Library, Turlock branch, 550 Minaret Ave.

Info: Children will build colorful masterpieces using the library’s LEGOs. Creations will be displayed for two weeks with the child’s first name and age. Children under 4 must have direct parental supervision. For more information, call (209) 664-8100.

What: SHERIFF CANDIDATE FORUM

When: Monday, 6 to 7 p.m.

Where: Turlock City Council chamber, 156 South Broadway

Info: The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County and the Latino Community Roundtable of Stanislaus County will hold a forum for the candidates for Stanislaus County sheriff: incumbent Sheriff Adam Christianson and deputy Tom Letras.


Hughson

What: FUNDRAISER FOR WILDLIFE

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Where: Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center, 1220 Geer Road, in the Fox Grove Regional Park

Info: Celebrate the births of hundreds of wild, now orphaned baby animals at the fundraiser. Volunteers will display animals and talk about them. Light refreshments will be served. Event is free but cash donations and donations of toilet paper for birds’ nests, paper towels, postage stamps, printer paper, bleach and receiving blankets for the newborns also are needed. For more information, call (209) 883-9414.


YESTERYEARS

75 YEARS AGO: The Canning Peach Growers of Stanislaus County came to be after a meeting at Hotel Modesto. The group, at its preliminary meeting, went on record as favoring a marketing agreement to limit the 1939 pack by grade control only. A.J. Sturtevant was elected as the group’s first chairman.

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