Around the Region (07/09/14)

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Modesto

What: DIDG REVOLUTION

When: Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St.

Info: Didg Revolution weaves music, science, puppetry and comedy into an interactive Australia-themed show. For more information, call the library at (209) 558-7810

What: STANISLAUS COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN ANNUAL MEETING

When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Where: Fuzio Universal Bistro, 1020 10th St.

Info: The 2014 annual meeting of the Stanislaus County Commission for Women will feature a keynote presentation by Marian Kaanon, chief executive officer of the Stanislaus Community Foundation, who will discuss “Paths Toward Leadership.” The meeting will include the election of officers. Social time and a business meeting will precede the presentation. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email sccw01@gmail.com.

What: PFLAG ICE CREAM SOCIAL

When: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave.

Info: Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is having an ice cream social. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite topping. For more information, call (209) 566-2468 or visit www.pflagmodesto.org.


Riverbank

What: BUNCO FUNDRAISER

When: Saturday, noon, doors open; 1 p.m., games begin

Where: First United Methodist Church of Riverbank, 6901 Third St.

Info: The Stanislaus Civitan Club is holding a Bunco fundraiser. Cost is $10 per ticket. Snacks and beverages will be served, and there will be gift baskets for prizes. For more information or to buy tickets, call Kathy at (209) 613-5117.

What: COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING

When: Monday, 7 p.m.

Where: 2201 Morrill Road

Info: Bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings are invited to attend this support group for families whose children have died at any age, from any cause. For more information, call (209) 622-6786 or email tcfmodestoriverbank@gmail.com.


Salida

What: SHOP SMART PROGRAM

When: Saturday, July 12, 4 p.m.

Where: Salida branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 4835 Sisk Road

Info: Learn money-saving techniques from a presentation by the Modesto Money Mavens. This couponing program will help participants discover ways to shop smart and save money. For more information, call the Salida library at (209) 543-7353.


Sonora

What: FIBER ARTS GROUP MEETING

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

Where: Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road

Info: The Studio 49 Fiber Arts Group will hold its monthly meeting on spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting or anything related to the fiber arts. Visitors welcome. For more information, call (209) 533-0593 or visit www.mlwsguild.org.


YESTERYEARS

40 YEARS AGO: July rain like nothing anyone had seen in recorded weather history threatened peaches, apricots, grapes, tomatoes, hay and winter pastures. Crop-dusting airplanes had to spray peach orchards in an effort to save the early clings, which accounted for 15 percent of the crop.

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