What: ‘PYTHON RON’ AT THE LIBRARY
When: Saturday, 1 and 2:30 p.m
Where: Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St.
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Info: “Python Ron” McGee and his collection of reptiles and bugs will visit the library and teach children and their families about the reptile and insect kingdoms. The event includes up-close and personal interactions with a variety of exotic creatures. For more information, call the library at (209) 558-7810.
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 area north of North Ninth Street and west of Tully Road up to Orangeburg Avenue a safe and better place to live. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: TOT TIME
When: Aug. 4-27, Mondays through Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon
Info: The Riverbank Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for its Tot Time program. Tot Time is a class for children ages 3 to 5, who must be potty trained, that includes socialization skills through games, arts and crafts, singing and playing. Computers are also available for their use. The fee for the class is $65. Space is limited, registration is required. To register online go to www.riverbankrecreation.com, or in person at 6707 Third St., Suite C. For more information, call (209) 863-7150.
50 YEARS AGO: Stanislaus County issued a $21,000 building permit for the construction of a Texaco service station on Prescott Road near Modesto. The county also issued permits for a new Sno-White drive-in at 911 Paradise Road and for the Emmanuel Baptist Church at Frazier and Inyo Avenues. The church planned to build an $11,200 auditorium, and the cost of the drive-in was $20,000.