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Around the Region (Oct. 9, 2014)

Modesto

What: DOG ADOPTIONS

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.

Info: The Westside Animals for Adoption event will include mostly small- to medium-size dogs this week. For more information, call (209) 892-3114. To view the the WAA dogs, visit www.westsideanimalsforadoption.com.

What: CATHOLIC PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESS CLUB MEETING

When: Tuesday, 7 a.m.

Where: Old Mill Café, 600 Ninth St.

Info: The Modesto Catholic Professionals and Business Club meeting features guest speaker Lauren Gulde, writer, speaker, designer, who owns her own Web and graphic design studio. Lauren is a convert to the Catholic Church. A networking opportunity precedes the breakfast and speaker. For more information or to RSVP, call Cathy at (209) 968-8086 or email cpbcmodesto@gmail.com.

What: WHITE CANE DAY

When: Wednesday, noon

Where: Davis Park, 2701 College Ave.

Info: Visually Impaired Person Support (VIPS) of Modesto invites the public to the second annual White Cane Day celebration. The gathering will begin with singing of the national anthem followed by a proclamation and a parade of white canes. Parade grand marshals will be the Psyphersons, founders of VIPS.


Turlock

What: DUCT TAPE CREATIONS

When: Tuesday, 4 p.m.

Where: Turlock branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 550 Minaret Ave.

Info: An array of of colorful duct tape will be available to choose from as teen participants make creations from flowers to wallets to anything that “sticks” in their minds. Books will be displayed and available for checkout. For more information, call the Turlock Library, (209) 664-8100.


Empire

What: LIBRARY MEETING

When: Tuesday, 5-6 p.m.

Where: Empire branch of the Stanislaus County Library, meeting room, 18 S. Abbie St.

Info: At the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Empire Library, the topic will be preparation for the fall festival to be held Oct. 25. The meeting is open to the public.

Sonora

What: SIERRA AUDUBON SOCIETY MEETING

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Tuolumne County Library community room, 480 Greenley Road

Info: The Central Sierra Audubon Society meeting will feature guest speaker David Arsenault, executive director of the Plumas Audubon Society. Arsenault will speak on a project to preserve Clark’s and western grebe populations in Northern California and flammulated owls around Lake Davis. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jan at (209) 532-1106.


YESTERYEARS

50 YEARS AGO: The Riverbank Riding Club sponsored a junior rodeo in the Jacob Meyers Park arena. Entries for the event were expected from Stanislaus and surrounding counties. Ten events were scheduled, along with buckles to be awarded to the winners.

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