Around the Region (08/08/14)

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When: Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: 1425 W. H Street

Info: Two-day AARP Smart Driver Class. Cost is $20 per person, with $5 discount for AARP membership. Class size is limited, so preregistration is encouraged. For more information or to register to attend, call Cathy at (209) 847-5121, ext. 10.


When: Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: CrossPoint Community Church, 1325 11th St.

Info: Support group for women who have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend will meet each Wednesday through Nov. 12. For more information, call (209) 521-081.



When: Thursday, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Ceres branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 2250 Magnolia St.

Info: Free community health fair attendees may have blood pressure checks, vital signs taken and have a free chair massage. Services will be provided by San Joaquin Valley College. United Way staff will be available to provide information regarding Covered California, California’s health insurance exchange. For more information, call the Ceres library at (209) 537-8938.



When: Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St.

Info: The sex-ed musical event “RESPECTICON,” conceived by Middle State Feminist with help from We’Ced Youth Media and support from Building Healthy Communities, will feature workshops about self-respect, body image, sex safety, as well as information on local resources and more. Packaged with these workshops will be performances from local youth-led bands. Event is free and open to ages 12-19. A parent workshop will be offered for those interested in supporting their children’s development at 11 a.m. Free lunch and snacks will be provided to all attendees and raffle prizes will be given out.


75 YEARS AGO: The officers of Melvin Smyth Post No. 58, American Legion of Sonora, were installed at the Veterans Memorial Hall. The installation was led by Alan M. Denison, Twelfth District Commander. The new officers included: Truman J. Ball, commander; George Taylor, 1st vice commander; Joseph Opie, 2nd vice commander; Arthur R. Martin, adjutant; Irwin C. Smith, finance officer; James Weller, chaplain; Worley Evans, historian; and Henry Allen, sergeant at arms.

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