Around the Region (07/08/16)


What: Traveleers Travel Club meeting

When: Fridays, 11 a.m.

Where: Denny’s Restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.

Info: The club has extended trips including land tours, river and ocean cruises. This week, the club will hear from a speaker representing Optimal Hospice. On July 22, attendees will see a presentation on a Mayflower land tour to Italy set for next year. For more information, call Ann Burkett at 209-529-5896.


What: Family Archery Day

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Archery Range at Modesto Reservoir, 18143 Reservoir Road

Info: The city of Modesto will hold an archery day for youths over the age of 8 and families. Yahi Bowmen of Modesto offers a course in the fundamentals of archery. The day begins with 45 minutes of instruction, followed by hands-on archery activities. The day ends with a barbecue lunch. Cost is $30. Preregistration required. Go to to register online or in person at the Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department, 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400, Modesto. For more information, call 209-577-5344.


What: Oakdale Women’s Connection monthly luncheon

When: Thursday noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Papapolloni Mediterranean Bistro, 1214 W. F St.

Info: Buffet lunch is $18. “Music Man” Cliff Brand will provide entertainment. Nancy Reader, “hostess extraordinaire,” will tell her story of dyslexia, divorce and abortion, followed by forgiveness and self-worth. Call Barbara, 209-847-5605, with reservations by Monday. Reservations not kept must be paid for.

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75 YEARS AGO: It was announced that the Stanislaus County assessment roll for 1941-42 was expected to increase. Assessor Lowell Garrison said any rise in the county’s assessable wealth would be due to growth and development of the county and not a boost in the assessment rates. Garrison indicated that the assessment could run to more than $1 million and could even reach as high as $2 million.