Around the Region (11/17/17)


What: Traveleer’s Travel Club

When: Fridays, 11 a.m.

Where: Denny’s Restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.

Info: Traveleer’s Travel Club invites the public to its informational meeting to learn about the clubs day trips around the region, including a planned trip to Sonora on Dec. 7, to see “Another Night Before Christmas” and lunch in Jamestown. Day trips and extended trips monthly. For more information, call Ann Burkett at 209-529-5896.

What: Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

When: Friday

Where: Rea & Associates, LLP, 1937 Coffee Road

Info: 500 turkeys are being collected to benefit the Modesto Gospel Mission and Salvation Army. Please donate a turkey, checks also accepted, to help us reach the 500-turkey goal. Turkeys will be accepted Friday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.. About 100 turkeys have been received so far. For more information about helping in the turkey drive contact Amanda Ruibal, 209-521-2727.

What: Recovery International Meeting

When: Fridays, 7 p.m.

Where: Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1229 E. Fairmont Ave.

Info: Recovery International invites the public to its next meeting. Self-help training is offered in psychiatric aftercare. Weekly local groups, also Web-and telephone-based groups. For more information contact Dave at 209-247-2620 or visit

What: Valley’s Finest Craft Faire

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall, 1813 Oakdale Road

Info: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church invites the public to its holiday craft faire. The faire will be held in the main hall of the Parish. The event is free to the public, and there will be home-made only bake sale, breakfast and lunch, and much more. The event is hosted by St. Joseph's American Heritage Girls and Trail Life Boys Scouting Program. For more information contact Tammy Menezes at 209-551-4973 or visit


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 wants to get its dogs homes by Thanksgiving so is offering 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, see the WAA dogs at http://www.westsideanimalsforadoption.comor check out WAA’s Facebook page.


What: Winter Farm and Construction Toy Show

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Gratton School Gym, 4500 S.Gratton Road

Info: Turlock Hoof-n-Horns 4-H club will be sponsoring a farm and construction toy show for the public to explore and enjoy. Admission is $3 for adults; $1 for children and free to children 12 and under. For more information contact the 4-H Club at 209-968-4400.


What: Holiday Craft Fair

When: Saturday and Sunday

Where: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 19399 East Highway 120

Info: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church invites the public to its holiday craft fair. The fair will be held in the main hall of the Parish. The event is free to the public to attend. Visit Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will benefit St. Vincent de Paul and the needy of our area. For more information email Jackie Tucker at


What: Ladies’ Night

When: Friday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Tower Health and Wellness Center, 1801 Colorado Ave.

Info: The Tower Health and Wellness Center in Turlock invites all women to its Ladies’ Night event. The cost is $10, and visitors will receive appetizers, wine and more. The Center will also have its Christmas Tree up to take holiday pictures. The event also doubles as fundraiser for the United Samaritans Foundation, whose goal is to provide meals and services to the homeless and less fortunate citizens of Stanislaus County. For more information contact the Center at 209-216-3400 or visit or

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75 YEARS AGO: The Merced City Council unanimously voted to enforce a curfew of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on all residents 16 years of age or younger. Resident 16 or younger may be on the street after 9 p.m., only if they have a parent or guardian with them. The council also heard Army Major N. Johnson, medical officer for the Merced Army Flying School, report on plans to establish a medical station in the city. A three man committee of George Lady, fire chief, True L. Fowler, health commissioner, and J. E. Fritz, building commissioner, was asked to find a location in the city for the medical station.