What: WRITING WORKSHOP
When: Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I Street
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Info: The Modesto library’s July Writing Workshop will focus on the world of journalism. Speaker Matthew Harrington, writer for Vision Magazine and The Modesto Bee, will lead a workshop titled “From the Who to the How: Steps for All Journalists Wanting to Write an Article the World Will Love.” Adults will have the opportunity to participate in a series of exercises designed to demonstrate the process of writing a magazine or newspaper article from start to finish. Workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Modesto library at (209) 558-7814.
What: LEGO DAY
When: Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Library, Turlock branch, 550 Minaret Ave.
Info: Children and their families can build LEGO structures; finished creations will be displayed in the library. All ages are welcome to participate, but children under the age of 4 must have direct parental supervision. For more information, call the Turlock library at (209) 664-8100.
What: ROCK AND FOSSIL SHOW
When: Today, 1 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Library, Keyes branch, 4420 Maud Ave.
Info: Terry McMillin, “the Rock Lady,” will lead audiences through the world of rocks, fossils and dinosaur bones. For more information, call the Keyes library at (209) 664-8006
What: ACCORDION MUSIC AND SOCIAL
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave.
Info: Good Time Accordion Club will hold its monthly music and social event. Accordion fans and accordionists of all levels are welcome. July’s guest performance will be Scottish entertainer Gary Blair. Admission is $5 at the door. Except for July, the club meets the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Gayle Certini at (209) 526-3627.
50 YEARS AGO: Modesto Police Chief George Bowers announced that the department would be promoting two of its officers. Detective Frank Clark was appointed sergeant in the patrol division, vacated by John Smith’s retirement. Also, Patrolman Ronald Nelson was elevated to detective to fill Clark’s position. Both took competitive exams for the positions.