Around the Region (07/27/16)


What: New docent volunteer training

When: Oct. 3, 10 and 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Great Valley Museum, Modesto Junior College West Campus

Info: Opportunity to share information with museum visitors about the habitats, animals and plants of the Great Central Valley. A background in science is not required, just enthusiasm for working with people. Come be part of our unique and local museum. For more information or to register, please call 209-575-6196 or go to

What: Rummage sale

When: Aug. 6-7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 505 W. Granger Ave.

Info: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Ct. 1402, will hold the sale. Proceeds are donated to local charities and scholarships. For more information, contact Madeline Holloway, 209-524-8347.

What: Out of the Darkness Walk

When: Sept. 17, 8 a.m.

Where: Mancini Bowl in Graceda Park

Info: All proceeds go to The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. You can register online at or at the park the morning of the walk. There will be guest speakers, music, refreshments and a raffle. There is no cost to participate. If you raise, $150 you will receive an Out of the Darkness event T-shirt. For additional information, call Alice Quayle at (209) 545-8070 or email


What: Sunshine Club weekly luncheons

When: Mondays, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Applebee's Restaurant, 2501 Fulkerth Road

Info: 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. For information contact Darlene 209-668-6792.

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40 YEARS AGO: It was announced that the California cannery workers’ strike had the potential to end, but not before losses to the canneries hit $170 million. The losses extended to Modesto and Patterson as a heat wave of more than 100 degrees hit Stanislaus County and accelerated fruit and vegetable loss. Apricot growers in Patterson declared the season a loss, and peach losses increased from 12,000 tons to 15,000 tons due to the heat. Statewide, 30,000 cannery workers were on strike with 3,000 of those coming from the Stanislaus area.