What: “Off the Beat 7” Hip Hop Dance Concert
When: Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Modesto JC - East Campus, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Off the Beat 7 “Mixtape” concert theme offers an eclectic playlist of music that has inspired the choreographers to showcase their style, vibe and groove moves. The mixtape playlist will feature music artists such as Drake, Beyonce, Rhianna, and more. Tickets are $11 general admission and $9 for students and seniors (62 or older). Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.mjc.tix.com and will be available at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to show time.
What: Sierra Macintosh Users Group
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Ebbetts Pass Fire District, 1037 Blagen Road
Info: The Sierra Macintosh Users Group will be discussing the many facets of Apple’s Photos application. Club president Dick Cross will be discussing editing, sharing, and storing those cherished photographs taken by your iPhone, iPad, or camera. He will also emphasize the importance of always backing up files. For more information call 209-795-3798 or 209-728-9012 or visit www.sierramacintoshusersgroup.org.
What: Accordion Music and Social
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave.
Info: Good Time Accordion Club invites the public to join the club in accordion fun. Accordion fans and performers of all skill levels are welcome. Admission is $5 at the door. For more info, contact Karl Wucherer, 209-556-3105.
What: Cannabis Pilot Meeting
When: Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 South Second Ave.
Info: The City of Oakdale will be holding a second pre-submittal conference for regarding Cannabis being sold in the city. The second pre-submittal conference will the Gene Bianchi Community Center. The City of Oakdale is seeking proposals from qualified cannabis operators to be considered for participation in the Oakdale Cannabis Pilot Program. For more information call 209-845-3574 or visit www.oakdalegov.com.
What: “Special Day for Special People” Program
When: Through Tuesday
Where: Society for disAbilities
Info: Society for disAbilities, in association with the Stanislaus County Fair, will be offering free admission to the county fair for Tuesday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In order to qualify for the free entry, individuals must sign up with Society for disAbilities and pick-up the required sticker. There will be buildings, selected vendor food booths and carnival rides open. There is a $5 parking fee and only one parking lot and gate will be open. Detailed information will be available once you sign up. To sign up or for more information, please contact Carolyn by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 209-524-3536 ext 3505.
What: Chamber of Commerce Mixer
When: Tuesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Meadow Plaza, 23000 Meadow Lane
Info: The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to a Twain Harte Days After Hours Networking Mixer on Tuesday, in the parking lot of the Chamber’s offices. Evans Investments is hosting the mixer and will be presenting a photo gallery depicting Twain Harte and its history. Guests are encouraged to bring any photos they may have. For more information, call 209-586-4482 or visit twainhartecc.com.
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25 YEARS AGO: In a national survey on housing, a research company predicted that Modesto and Merced would be the only major cities in the Central Valley that would issue more housing permits than they did in 1991. The U.S. Housing Markets research firm predicted Modesto would issue 1,800 permits for single and multifamily homes, a 9 percent increase from 1991. As for Merced, they expected the city to issue 1,100 permits for a 11 percent increase from the previous year.