Around the Region (09/05/14)

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When: Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Modesto Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way

Info: The Retired Educators, CalRTA Stanislaus, luncheon will feature Modesto Bee local columnist Jeff Jardine. The luncheon will feature a meet-and-greet session, followed by a Q&A and hot buffet. All educators are welcome; cost is $11. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (209) 524-6300 or send an email at



When: Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway

Info: The Carnegie Arts Center will be adding Irish step-dancing classes for adults and children and invite the public to meet the instructor, Glynis Gawn. Gawn will introduce herself, speak about the basics of what can be learned in the classes and demonstrate some dances. For more information, call (209) 632-5761.



When: Thursday, 7 to 8:45 p.m.

Where: Samaritan Village, 7700 Fox Road

Info: Talk of the Town Toastmasters, Club 4295, is holding an open house to learn more about Toastmasters, meet members and listen to keynote speaker Paul Smith. Along with the guest speaker, the event will include a regular meeting with Table Topics (impromptu speeches) and evaluations. Light appetizers and beverages will be offered. For more information or to RSVP, call Maria Azevedo at (209) 613-9706 or email



When: Tuesday, 4 p.m.

Where: Salida branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 4835 Sisk Road

Info: “Magical Magnets” will offer participants the opportunity to discover this mysterious invisible force that can repel and attract other objects. Learn about magnetic properties through hands-on experiments including an electromagnet. This program provides an opportunity for children ages 6-12 to learn important science concepts in a fun environment. Science books will be on display and available to check out. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Salida Library. For more information, call the library at (209) 543-7353.


75 YEARS AGO: In Gustine, the Lady of Miracles Festa, sponsored by the Holy Ghost parish committee, was set to open in two days and run for five days. The festival planned entertainment and religious ceremonies for the event, which ended up attracting thousands.

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