Around the Region (6/20/14)

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When: Today, 8:15 a.m.

Where: El Concilio Community Center, 1314 H St.

Info: The LEC will hear from Patterson Mayor Luis Molina on emergency preparedness and partnership with LEC. For more information, call Dale at (209) 613-1058.


When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Sportsmen of Stanislaus Club

Info: The SOS Club and SOS Aquatics will host a free, public sports event in celebration of Olympic Day. Activities will include swimming, fin swimming, water polo, tennis, handball, racquetball, volleyball, basketball, baseball, golf and a Zumba demonstration. The club will give away tickets to a Modesto Nuts game and pick one youngster to throw out the first pitch. Olympic temporary tattoos will be given out, too, along with free lunch for all the kids. The kickoff will be led by Modesto Mayor Garrad Marsh, with speakers including Brad Post, SOS Club president; and Mike Gower, president of USA Fin Swimming and an Olympic Committee member. For more information about the SOS Club and SOS Aquatics’ Olympic Day, contact John Hoskins, head coach of SOS Aquatics, at (209) 578-5801 or visit or


When: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:20 p.m., June 24 through Aug. 28

Where: Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St.

Info: Build core strength, improve flexibility and muscle control. Cost is $30 for 10 sessions or $50 for 20 sessions. Register in person at the Senior Center, 211 Bodem St.; at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th St., Suite 4400; or online at For more information, refer to the summer 2014 Activity Guide at or call (209) 341-2974.


When: Thursday, 6:15 p.m.

Where: Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave.

Info: In the program “So you have Questions about Cloud Computing?” Terry Fix will attempt to cover a number of questions we all have about the cloud: Which is the best free service? The best paid service? Will the cloud keep your data safe and/or private? Should you have more than one cloud service? Does the “data” disappear when you pass on? How do you keep track of it? Dropbox? Google Drive? OneDrive? iCloud? iCloud Drive? ADrive? CrashPlan?


When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.

Info: The Westside Animals for Adoption event will include friendly dogs of all sizes seeking homes. For more, call (209) 892-3114 or see the WAA dogs at


75 YEARS AGO: Modesto Post 74 of the American Legion and its auxiliary unit elected new board members. Albert Pedersen was chosen as commander of the post and Florence Cole was named president of the auxiliary.

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