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Around the Region (07/05/14)

Modesto

What: NEWCOMERS AND FRIENDS CLUB

When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.

Where: Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery, 3500 Coffee Road

Info: The Newcomers and Friends Club of Modesto is a social club providing the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. It’s open to anyone, whether they’ve lived here 10 days or 10 years. The club holds monthly no-host luncheons at local restaurants. For more information, call Barbara at (209) 551-2968 or Caren at (209) 551-8504.

What: McHENRY MANSION GIFT STORE OPEN HOUSE

When: Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: McHenry Mansion Gift Shop, 924 15th St.

Info: Sample teas while browsing. For more information, call (209) 549-0428.

What: DOG WALKER WATCH

When: July 22, 6 p.m.

Where: Modesto Dog Park, 601 W. Morris Ave.

Info: This informative meeting will show how to effectively observe and report crime while walking your dog. Pets are welcome, and there will be free hot dogs while they last. To learn more, call Rosie Garcia, (209) 572-9636, or Christy Beffa, (209) 572-9639, at the Modesto Police Department Crime Prevention Unit.


YESTERYEARS

100 YEARS AGO: Returning from the California State Dental Association and the Southern California Dental Association conference held at Camp Curry in Yosemite, Dr. G.B. Husted reported that the train full of dentists traveling to Yosemite Valley had a “warm spot” for Modesto. The train, days earlier, had stopped in Modesto and the Modesto Chamber of Commerce met it with ice cream for each traveling doctor.

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