What: McHENRY MANSION GIFT STORE OPEN HOUSE
When: Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: McHenry Mansion Gift Shop, 924 15th St.
Info: Sample teas while browsing the shop. To learn more, call (209) 549-0428.
What: QUICK BRIDGE LESSONS
When: Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Modesto Bridge Center, 1117 Lone Palm Ave.
Info: A bridge workshop for beginners of all ages will get participants playing in six hours. Cost is $20 general, $15 for teachers. Partners will be found for those without. RSVP to reserve a spot by calling Rita O’Hare at (209) 545-4884. Practice sessions will continue Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon.
What: VETERANS APPRECIATION BARBECUE
When: June 14, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: VFW Post 3199, 2801 W. Hatch Road
Info: A “Welcome Home and Appreciation Barbecue” for all veterans and their families will be offered by Peter K. Sien, MD, Inc., a 21st Century Oncology affiliate. There will be free food, games, a medical clinic and activities for families. Sien will have a booth for more information about services available for veterans. For more information about the event, call the Alliance Small Business Development Center at (209) 567-4910.
What: “GUITAR LEGENDS” LECTURE
When: June 15, 2 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway
Info: Bay Area author and journalist Richie Unterberger will give a look into the careers and styles of many of rock ’n’ roll’s guitar masters, including references to the instruments on view in the exhibition “Carnegie Rocks!” Video footage of greats like Les Paul, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Carl Wilson and others will be featured. Unterberger began his career as a DJ at WXPN (88.5 FM) in Philadelphia, moving on to become the editor of Option magazine from 1985-91. He has written music reviews and contributed to a variety of music publications, including Mojo, Record Collector, Rolling Stone and AllMusic, an online database of music biographies and album reviews. “Guitar Legends” is part of the Carnegie’s monthly series of Sunday Arts Lectures. Admission to the lectures is free. Admission to “Carnegie Rocks!” is $12 general, $10 students and seniors, and free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult.
What: MOVIES IN THE PINES
When: Friday through Aug. 15
Where: Eproson Park, 22901 Meadow Drive
Info: After being absent last year, the free Movies in the Pines series is back. The following films will be shown at the Eproson Park Stage area on Friday nights from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.: June 13, “Frozen”; June 20, “The Lego Movie”; June 27, “Free Birds”; July 4, “Man of Steel”; July 11, “Despicable Me 2”; July 18, “The Lone Ranger”; July 25, “Iron Man 3”; Aug. 1, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”; Aug. 8, “The Nut Job”; Aug. 15, “Smurfs 2.” Movies in the Pines are sponsored by local businesses, Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce and Twain Harte Rotary. For more information, call (209) 586-4482.
100 YEARS AGO: It was announced that the new Hotel Modesto was set to be dedicated in mid-June. The Modesto Chamber of Commerce planned a banquet and dance directly after the dedication.