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Around the Region (10/03/14)

Modesto

What: SENIOR MEDICARE PRESENTATION

When: Wednesday, 1 p.m.

Where: Glenwood Mobile Home Park, 2307 Oakdale Road

Info: Eric Restrepo, senior Medicare specialist, will give a presentation on affordable Medicare insurance options. For more information or to register to attend, call Genesis Family Enterprises at (209) 569-0887.

What: LEGAL PROFESSIONALS MEETING

When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Where: Family Connections Christian Adoptions, 1120 Tully Road

Info: The Stanislaus County Legal Professionals Association monthly meeting will feature guest speaker Janice Williams, who will speak on the topic “Adoption Noticing Under the Indian Child Welfare Act.” For more information or to RSVP, call Stacie at (209) 236-0163 or email martinoccls@cs.com.


Escalon

What: ACCORDION MUSIC AND SOCIAL

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave.

Info: The Good Time Accordion Club holds its monthly music and social event. Accordion fans and accordionists of all levels are welcome. The event will feature a performance by acclaimed Bay Area accordionist Ron Borelli. Admission is $5. The club meets the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Gayle Certini at (209) 526-3627.


Livingston

What: VFW BLOOD DRIVE

When: Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m.

Where: Livingston Veterans Memorial Hall, 1605 Seventh St.

Info: The Livingston Veteran of Foreign Wars 8327 is having a blood drive. Donate a pint of blood and receive a coupon for a meal hosted by the Livingston/Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call Denis Wells at (209) 394-2059 or visit www.vfwlivingston.com.


Merced

What: COLLECTORS EXPOSITION AND COMIC CONVENTION

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: American Legion Hall, 939 Main St.

Info: American Legion Post 83 is hosting a “Collect-A-Con” event featuring comics, toys, sports and nonsports trading cards, action figures, “Star Wars,” Disney and other types of collectibles. Special guests C. Andrew Nelson (Darth Vader) and Margo Apostolos (Ewok Tokkat) will be present to greet fans and sign autographs. Admission is $2. There will be hourly door prizes, a costume contest and free gift bags to first 200 patrons. Food and drink will be available to purchase. For more information, call (209) 668-0821 or (559) 891-1673.


YESTERYEARS

75 YEARS AGO: Sonora resident Wayne Willis Laird was honored by Stanford University with lower-division honors for the 1938-39 school year. The announcement was made by university President Ray Lyman Wilbur. Lower-division honors go to students who rank in the upper 10th of their class. Laird graduated from Sonora Union High School.

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