Around the Region (08/19/14)

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Modesto

What: TRAVEL CLUB MEETING

When: Friday, 11 a.m.

Where: Denny’s restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.

Info: The Traveleers Travel Club meeting will feature a presentation from Grand Circle Cruise Lines regarding its guided cruise from Normandy to Paris and more. The travel club meets every Friday. For more information, call Mark Baptista, (209) 996-5242, or Ann Burkett, (209) 529-5896.

What: JEWISH HUMAN RIGHTS PRESENTATION

When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave.

Info: Fellows from American Jewish World Service, a Jewish human rights advocacy organization, will share their experiences from a recent rip to Uganda and talk about the “We Believe” campaign, which focuses on asking Congress to pass the International Violence Against Women Act. The event is open to the public. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Congregation Beth Shalom, (209) 571-6060.


Turlock

What: TUNE IN & TUNE UP CAR EVENT

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Stanislaus County Fairground, 900 N. Broadway

Info: Valley CAN and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District will offer free car emissions testing and diagnostic inspections. The first 525 vehicles that qualify after the free emissions test will receive a $500 voucher for repairs at a participating STAR smog shop. Expect a two-hour wait or more. Free food and drinks will begin 9 a.m. (while supplies last). This event provides only emissions screenings; no smog certificates will be issued at the event. For more information, call (800) 806-2004 or email info@valley-can.org.

What: TURLOCK UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

When: Today, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Professional Development Center, 1100 Cahill Ave.

Info: The Turlock Unified School District board will recognize seniors who completed coursework over the summer to graduate. The board will be asked to approve change orders of $790,000 for stucco replacement and fixes because of dry rot and termites on the Turlock High girls gym renovation. See the full agenda at http://bit.ly/TurlockBoard.


Newman

What: FAMILY GAME NIGHT

When: Today, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Newman branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 1305 Kern St.

Info: It’s Family Game Night at the library. Families can choose from the library’s collection of board and card games. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Newman Library. For more information, call the Newman library at (209) 861-2010.

What: HEALTHY CHOICES SUMMIT

When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Westside Theatre, 1331 Main St.

Info: The West Side Health Care Task Force is presenting its sixth annual Healthy Choices Summit. The event will feature a “weigh-in” of local biggest-loser contestants, vendor demonstrations, speakers and a free healthy box lunch. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jordan De-Paz. For more information, call (209) 525-4470.


YESTERYEARS

25 YEARS AGO: Local community colleges were expecting record enrollment. Modesto Junior College expected enrollment to jump by 22.2 percent, while Merced, Columbia and San Joaquin Delta anticipated enrollment gains ranging of 6 percent to 19 percent. Additionally, California State University, Stanislaus, and the University of the Pacific expected enrollment gains of 9 percent to 10 percent.

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