Around the Region (08/11/16)


What: Modesto Parkinson’s Support Group monthly meeting

When: Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church Telle Center, 1600 Carver Road

Info: The group’s mission is to provide a place for people living with Parkinson’s to gather for education, emotional support and fellowship. A $1-per-person donation is requested. For more information, contact Debra at 209-552-9043 or


What: Modesto Area Classic T-Bird Club business meeting

When: Sunday, noon

Where: Papapolloni Mediterranean Bar and Grill, 124 W. F St.

Info: The Modesto Area Classic T-Bird Club welcomes individuals who own – or are interested in the preservation and restoration of – 1955, 1956 and 1957 Thunderbirds. For additional information about the club, contact Pat Mason, publicity chairman, at 209-538-1130.

Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto, CA 95352; call 209-578-2330; fax 209-578-2207; or email


50 YEARS AGO: It was announced in an advertisement for the Modesto Reds that the team would be re-issuing a game promotion from its July 30 rainout. The promotion, Pepsi Night, was set for the team’s Aug. 20 game with the Reno Silver Sox and gave attendees free admission to the game. The only catch was, each person had to present an empty 6-pack of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or Teem soda. Gates opened at Del Webb Field at 6:30 p.m. with game time at 7:30 p.m.