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Around the Region (10/01/14)

Modesto

What: HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR

When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1614 H St.

Info: The community health and wellness fair will feature a walk, food demonstrations and samples, health and dental screenings, an ambulance, firetruck and police canine units. It will also feature a kids corner, which includes a petting zoo, bounce house, climbing wall and child safety tips. For more information, call (209) 606-4218.

What: NATIONAL LIFE CHAIN

When: Sunday, 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: Standiford Avenue at Dale Road

Info: Stanislaus County Pro Life is sponsoring the Life Chain in conjunction with the National Life Chain event. Signs will be provided. The event is a prayer chain; participants can witness against abortion with a time of peaceful and prayerful observance for the unborn.

What: BALLOT PROPOSITION FORUM

When: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Modesto Junior College West Campus, Sierra Hall 137, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.

Info: The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project Voter Service and the League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County will present “Ballot Proposition Pros and Cons.” The event is free and open to the public. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots for those without a campus parking permit. The League of Women Voters will present unbiased information about the measures on the Nov. 4 ballot. Information shared will include the situation underlying the ballot measures, explanations of what the measures would do if passed and what fiscal effects they may have, and who the supporters and opponents are for each proposition.


Turlock

What: ACTIVE TEACHERS PRERETIREMENT CHECKUP

When: Tuesday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Covenant Village, Berg Hall, 2125 N. Olive Ave.

Info: Guidelines about essential paperwork, advance notice of required decisions, and a summary review of insurance considerations will be shared with active educators. The featured presenter is CalSTRS benefits counselor Tim Fast. The workshop is free to CalSTRS members and their spouses and partners. Personal financial reviews will not be conducted. Preregistration is required. The event is sponsored by the California Retired Teachers Association, Stanislaus. For more information or to register, call (209) 216-8387 or visit http://div38.calrta.org/contact-us.


Oakdale

What: WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING

When: Tuesday, noon

Where: Oakdale Golf and Country Club, 243 N. Stearns Road

Info: The Oakdale Women’s Club meeting will feature guest speaker Bryan Whitemeyer, Oakdale city manager. Lunch will include lasagna bolognese, salad and piña colada rum cake. Cost is $16. This will be a Halloween costume party, so wear your favorite costume for the event. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Karen Barajas at (209) 848-2231.


Riverbank

What: CANDIDATE FORUM

When: Tuesday, 6 to 7 p.m.

Where: Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St.

Info: The Stanislaus County League of Women Voters is holding a candidate forum featuring Riverbank City Council candidates. The event is free and open to the public.


YESTERYEARS

50 YEARS AGO: The Modesto High School Class of 1929 announced plans for a reunion, some 35 years after they had graduated. The reunion was to be held at the Hotel Covell in the Fable Room, with a “get reacquainted” reception at the home of Julio Gallo. Gallo and his wife were to be the hosts for the gathering.

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