Around the Region (7/23/14)

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Modesto

What: VETERANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

When: Monday, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Stanislaus County Library community room, 1500 I St.

Info: The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission meets the fourth Monday of every month. The commission is looking for participation from interested veterans and family members who can attend the commission meetings. The purpose of the commission is to represent all veterans in Stanislaus County by advising the Board of Supervisors and staff on matters pertaining to veterans. Members of the public are welcome to attend and are encouraged to volunteer to serve on a strategic priority committee. For more information, call Joe Madden, (209) 914-4764.

What: PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

When: Monday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Sutter Gould Health Education and Conference Center, McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Ave., Suite 60B

Info: The Us-Too Prostate Support Group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer meets the fourth Monday of each month. This month’s program will feature members sharing their personal journeys with prostate cancer. Friends and family are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Dean at (209) 527-3528 or Jim at (209) 848-2200.

What: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH AND ALLIANCE MEETING

When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Road

Info: The DelWood Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood Alliance will meet. The group is made up of volunteers who work together to make the neighborhood a safe and better place to live. For more information, email delwoodneighborhoodalliance@gmail.com.

Turlock

What: ZOMBIE PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM

When: Today, 3:30 p.m.

Where: Turlock Library, 550 Minaret Ave.

Info: Speaker David Becker will present zombie preparedness tips that may be instrumental in a real-life disaster scenario. Teens will learn how to ready themselves for an emergency and learn valuable survival skills. Following the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to assemble their own safety kit to take home. To learn more, call the Turlock Library at (209) 664-8100. The program also will be presented July 30 at at 3:30 p.m. at the Modesto Library, 1500 I St., (209) 558-7810.


Newman

What: CLAY CRAFT

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Where: Newman Library, 1305 Kern St.

Info: Children can express their creativity and tap into their imaginations while enjoying the artistic medium of clay. The program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Newman Library. For more information, call the Newman Library, (209) 862-2010.


YESTERYEARS

40 YEARS AGO: The Modesto City Council and Mayor Lee H. Davies passed an ordinance regulating explicit sex scenes and the showing of nudity at drive-in theaters. The purpose of the ordinance was “to keep the city from becoming the smut capital of the San Joaquin Valley,” Mayor Lee said.

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