Around the Region (11/18/17)


What: Peripheral-Neuropathy Support Group

When: Monday, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Health Education and Conference Center, 1700 McHenry Ave., Suite 60B

Info: The Peripheral-Neuropathy Support Group will be holding its monthly meeting for those suffering from the disease, caretakers and supporters. Danica Acedillo, Community Health Librarian, will discuss all the information available to family members, those who suffer from the disease or the interested public at the health library. For more information contact Ray at 209-634-4373.

What: Jazz Band Fall Concert

When: Monday, 7 p.m.

Where: Modesto JC - East Campus, 435 College Ave.

Info: The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents a Jazz Band Fall Concert in the Auditorium of the Performing Arts Center. The MJC Jazz Band, conducted by Director of Bands Erik Maki, will present an evening of big band style jazz including, “Rush Hour” by Lennie Niehaus, “In Focus” by Bob Soder, “Watermelon Man” by Mongo Santamaria, arranged by Nat Pierce, and “West Coast Shuffle” and “The Opener II” by Carl Strommen. The program also features a special guest performance by the CSU, Stanislaus Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Joe Mazzaferro. The concert is open to the public and admission is free, with donations accepted. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots. For more information email Maki at or call 209-575-6184.


What: Calaveras Fair Beef Exhibitor Deadline

When: Dec. 21

Where: Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St.

Info: The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubillee announces requirements for junio livestock beef exhibitors. If you are planning to exhibit a market beef project or a replacement heifer project you must own the animal by Dec. 21. Heifers must have their Brucellosis vaccine before being accepted. The projects must be under the exhibitors management by Dec. 21. For more information contact the fair office at 209-736-2461 or visit


What: Sunshine Club Weekly Luncheon

When: Mondays, 1 p.m.

Where: Hot Rod Diner, 8155 Lander Ave.

Info: The Sunshine Club is a support group for both men and women who have lost a loved one. Meet new friends who understand what suddenly being alone really means. The lunch is no-host. For more information, contact Darlene at 209-668-6792.


What: Check Before You Burn

When: Through February

Where: San Joaquin Valley Air District

Info: The Check Before You Burn program is in its 15th Season and air district officials remind residents to check before using their residential wood burning device. During winter, the largest source of particulate pollution comes from residential wood burning. Check Before You Burn runs through the end of February. The Air District issues a daily wood-burning status by county. Daily burn statuses are available by calling 1-800-766-4463, by downloading the free iPhone app “Valley Air” from the App Store, or Valley residents may sign up for email notifications by visiting


What: InFocus Photography Competition and Exhibition

When: Nov. 30 - Jan. 23

Where: Tuolumne County Arts Alliance, 251 Barretta St.

Info: The Tuolumne County Arts Alliance presents the 31st annual InFocus Photography Competition and Exhibition. Entries are now being accepted using the web-based competition management system The deadline for final entries is Jan. 22 by 6 p.m. The Call for Entry, instructions and further information can be found at This year’s competition will be accepting entries in the categories of: landscapes, nature, in the moment, still life/found object, elements of design and water in all its forms. For more information, call the alliance at 209-532-2787, email or visit

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100 YEARS AGO: In the first Stanislaus Debate League, under the leadership of the University of California, Modesto High School won both rounds they had entered in. On the same day, Modesto defeated visitor Ripon High School while sending a second team to Patterson High School. The Panthers won both debates by unanimous decision from the presiding judging panels.