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Around the Region (10/11/14)

Modesto

What: HEALTHY AGING AND FALL PREVENTION SUMMIT

When: Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St.

Info: The Healthy Aging Association and Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging are hosting a free Healthy Aging and Fall Prevention Summit. The event will offer free health screenings, awareness, intervention and information on diseases and concerns for the elderly and their caregivers. For more information, call (209) 523-2800.

What: HEALTH INSURANCE TAX ROUNDTABLE

When: Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.

Where: Modesto Chamber of Commerce, 1114 J S.

Info: Small-business owners will meet with Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, for a roundtable discussion on the impact the health insurance tax is having on California small businesses and their employees, according to a news release from the Stop the HIT Coalition. Denham will discuss his co-sponsorship of the Small Business and Family Relief Act, a bipartisan bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would delay the tax for two years and offer small-business owners time to prepare. Denham also is a co-sponsor of the Jobs and Premium Protection Act, which would repeal the HIT. Contact James May at jamesmay.cmc@gmail.com or (916) 266-4258 to RSVP.

What: ‘ADHD: MODELS, MYTHS AND MEDICATION’ PRESENTATION

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Modesto Junior College West Campus, Sierra Hall 132, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.

Info: Modesto Area Partners in Science presents Dr. Lawrence Diller, a behavioral/developmental pediatrician who will provide information about ADHD diagnosis and treatment. The event is free and open to the public, intended for attendees over 13. For more information, go to http://maps.events.mjc.edu.


Sonora

What: RIM FIRE RECOVERY LECTURE

When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Sonora High School auditorium, 430 N Washington St.

Info: The Columbia College Foundation is hosting a two-hour program about cooperative restoration efforts underway one year after the Rim fire. The moderator will be Columbia College natural resources professor Tom Hofstra. Leading experts from the timber industry, ranching, environmental groups and public agencies for wildlife and land management will be featured. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (209) 588-5065.


Columbia

What: WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD

When: Tuesday, 10 a.m.

Where: Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St.

Info: The Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners Guild monthly meeting features guest speaker George Caldwell, who raises llamas and will speak about the weavers and spinners of the Peruvian high Andes. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call (209) 588-1514 or go to www.mlwsguild.org.


Livingston

What: USED EYEGLASS COLLECTION

Info: The Livingston Lions have new collection points for used eyeglasses. Donation spots are at Rite Aid, Livingston Medical Center, True Value, Livingston Fitness and Liberty Market. Used eyeglasses donated will be recycled for people in need around the world. For more information, call Jill at (209) 489-7533.


Merced

What: YOUTH COUNCIL MEETING

When: Monday, 7 p.m.

Where: Merced Civic Center, Sam Pipes Room, 678 W. 18th St.

Info: The Merced Youth Council’s first meeting features an election of officers and a discussion of goals for the organization. Youth council members are 13 to 19 and reside in Merced. For more information, go to www.cityofmerced.org, click on “Boards & Commissions” and then click on “Youth Council.”


YESTERYEARS

100 YEARS AGO: The Modesto Theater had scheduled for the weekend three Vaudeville acts along with regularly scheduled movies. The acts were “That Athletic Girl,” with Grace Darnely; “The Captain’s Order,” presented by comedy group Odell and Whitning; and “Wanted, a Leading Man,” also a comedy by Green and Walters. The regularly scheduled movies included the short “Universal Ike Jr. in His City Elopement.” Balcony seating was 10 cents and lower floor was 20 cents.

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