Around the Region (08/20/14)

08/19/2014 4:54 PM

08/19/2014 6:26 PM

Modesto

What: PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

When: Monday and Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Catholic Charities office, 400 12th St., Suite 4

Info: Catholic Charities Parent Support Program is presenting a 13-week workshop for adults to help parents and families know the philosophy and practices of nurturing parenting. Classes will meet once a week, in English on Mondays and in Spanish on Tuesdays. Space is limited. For more information or to register to attend, call Angie at (209) 529-3784, ext. 7084.

What: OSTOMY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUP

When: Today, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Memorial Medical Center, Sierra Room, 1700 Coffee Road

Info: Ostomy education and support offered by Memorial Medical Center. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (209) 526-4500, ext. 6107.


Turlock

What: “HEALTHY BRAIN, HEALTHY MEMORY”

When: Tuesday, 1 p.m.

Where: Covenant Village of Turlock, 2125 N. Olive Ave.

Info: Covenant Village of Turlock is hosting educational psychologist Linda Sasser, Ph.D., with the presentation “Healthy Brain, Healthy Memory,” which will provide attendees with practical tips to improve brain function and memory. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information or to register to attend, call Covenant Village at (877) 834-1238 or visit www.covenantvillageofturlock.org.


Oakdale

What: CANINE SWEARING-IN

When: Today, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Steves Chevrolet Buick, 1285 E. F St.

Info: The Oakdale Police Department and Steves Chevrolet Buick will hold a swearing-in ceremony for the Oakdale Police Department’s second canine. Jeff Steves also will announce the winner of the contest to name the canine. For more information, call Police Chief Lester Jenkins at (209) 847-2231.


Denair

What: CRAZY 8’S MATH CLUB

When: Thursday, 1 p.m.

Where: Denair branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 4801 Kersey Road

Info: Preschoolers age 5 and under are welcome to have fun with math on Thursdays through the end of August. Participants will do math in a number of engaging activities. The event is free. For more information, call the Denair library at (209) 634-1283.


YESTERYEARS

40 YEARS AGO: The Stanislaus County Department of Education announced the purchase of the abandoned Girl Scout camp in Tuolumne County for $80,000 as part of the department’s expanding outdoor education program. The 70-acre site, 41/2 miles northeast of Sonora, was to be used for sixth-grade students from Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Calaveras counties.

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