Around the Region (11/15/17)


What: Senior Day Dances

When: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Stanislaus Veterans Center Hall, Coffee Road and Sylvan Avenue

Info: Come out and listen/dance to the warm sounds of Bonnie and the Boys Out Back band. $5.00 entry fee. See the nice new banquet hall and enjoy a great sandwich and chips for only $5.00. These dances help to support the Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County, the operator of the hall and conference center. For more information, call: 209-343-6292.

What: Sons In Retirement Meeting

When: Thursday, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: The Seasons, 945 McHenry Ave.

Info: The Sons in Retirement, Branch 144 luncheon will feature two speakers. Vern Masse will speak on treatment for PTSD and Sam Satariano will speak on his experience in the Air Force. Sons in Retirement is a club for retired men who meet to renew friendships , discuss issues and plan participation in activities such as golf, bowling, pickleball, dining and traveling. For more information, contact Sam Graham 209-552-0960.

What: Flu Shot Clinic for Veterans and Seniors

When: Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Stanislaus Veterans Center, Suite 15, 3500 Coffee Rd.

Info: The Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County is partnering with Walgreens to offer free flu shots to veterans with a VA Health Care Card and seniors with Medicare Part B . A limited number of vouchers are available for vets with proof of service who are not in the VA system. Come for your flu shot, stay for a sandwich and listen to a live country band: Bonnie and the Boys Out Back. Flu shot offer at the Center ends Nov. 30. For more information contact Becky Crow, CEO, at 209-481-7166 or email or visit

What: Latino Emergency Council Meeting

When: Friday, 8:15 a.m.

Where: El Concilio Community Center, 1314 H Street

Info: The Latino Emergency Council (LEC) invites the public to its next meeting with guest presenter Dr. Vaishampayan Public Health Officer for Stanislaus County Health Services Agency. Dr. Vaishampayan will give an update on current public health issues. For more information contact Dale Butler, 209-613-1058.


What: Videos on Bird Behaviors

When: Thursday, 6 p.m.

Where: Bistro Espresso, 2182 CA-4 G700

Info: The Central Sierra Audubon Society will present videos on bird behaviors led by Barry Boulton. Boulton will discuss the similarities between birds and humans, even though birds are descendants of dinosausrs. The meeting is no-host for refreshments. For more information contact Jan Jorn-Baird 209-532-1106.


What: Dog Adoptions Thanksgiving Special

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Best Friends Pet Resort, 2631 Olive Ave.

Info: Westside Animals for Adoption invites the public to help find “homeless” dogs a home for Thanksgiving. 50 percent off normal adoption fees. Free pumpkin pies to the first 10 visitors seeking a loving companion. For more information call 209-892-3114 or visit or


What: Lecture: “Wildlife Rehabilitation”

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd.

Info: The Central Sierra Audubon Society will present a lecture on wildlife rehabilitation led by Laura Murphy, operations director at Mother Lode Wildlife Care. Murphy will discuss her 22 years of work with wildlife. The program is open to the public. Refreshments will be available plus numerous bird publications will be offered for sale. For more information contact Jan Jorn-Baird 209-532-1106.

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40 YEARS AGO: It was reported that National Medical Enterprises Inc., of Los Angeles (NME), purchased Manteca Community Hospital for an undisclosed amount. The hospital had 49 beds and was the only acute care hospital for the 40,000 residents of Manteca and surrounding areas. The hospital had experienced an expansion in 1976, where it added cariopulmonary, outpatient, nuclear medicine, a 24-hour emergency room and raidiology departments. With the purchase, NME would own or manage 35 general hospitals and nine convalescent facitilities with 4,889 total usuable beds.