Around the Region



WHEN: Saturday, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Our Lady of Fatima gym, 505 W. Granger Ave.

INFO: Ninety years of Catholic fellowship and service is being celebrated with a dinner and dance. Music will be performed by The Starlighters. Black tie is optional. Tickets are $40 per person. Send a check to Philip Anselmo Jr., 1916 College Ave., Modesto 95350. For more information, call Anselmo at 522-3649.


WHEN: Thursday, 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Media Center, 915 14th St.

INFO: Larry Salinas, governmental liaison with the University of California at Merced, will give a presentation on the recent commencement ceremony and visit of the keynote speaker, first lady Michelle Obama. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Maggie at 303-2664.


INFO: The Stanislaus County Library Foundation will offer estate planning seminars:

  • Monday, 3 p.m., Modesto library
  • Tuesday, 6 p.m., Nick W. Blom Salida regional library
  • June 11, 6 p.m., Oakdale library
  • June 18, 6:30 p.m., Turlock library

Topics covered will include wills and trusts, joint tenancy, advanced health care directives and financial powers of attorney, protecting children from former marriages, providing for children and estate taxes. To reserve a seat or for more information about the Stanislaus County Library Foundation, call 558-7801.


WHEN: Tuesday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: 1422 Cherrywood Drive

INFO: Meet people who are concerned about consumer fraud when the Modesto Consumer Fraud Meetup Group holds its meeting. Frank Thomas, a longtime consumer advocate, is the host. The meeting is free. For more information, call 577-4037 or visit Fraud-Meetup-Group.


WHEN: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: PetSmart, 2100 McHenry Ave.

INFO: The Greater California German Shepherd Rescue, a nonprofit group, is holding an adoption days event. There will be information available on volunteering, fostering and donating. The group sponsors events the first Saturday of every month. For more information, call Gary at 550-1719, toll-free at 877-268-0255 or


WHEN: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Virginia Corridor Trailway, between Roseburg and Orangeburg avenues, at Roseburg Square

INFO: The city's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department and Hi-Tec will hold the third annual National Trails Day Celebration. The celebration will include a one-mile walk, a trail cleanup and a ceremony to salute trail supporters and volunteers. For more information, call Dayna Panales with Hi-Tec at 545-1111, ext. 321.


WHEN: Today and June 17, 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Mountain Mike's Pizza, 1221 Orangeburg Ave.

INFO: The YMCA of Stanislaus County is registering for the summer sessions at Camp Jack Hazard. Located in the Stanislaus National Forest, Camp Jack Hazard holds sessions for children ages 6 to 17 from July 26 to Aug. 16. Campers participate in swimming, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, rappelling, and high and low rope challenge courses. Sessions are seven days. Fees range from $265 to $545, depending on the program. Financial assistance applications are available. For more information or to register, visit



WHEN: Monday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Tuolumne County Library, Community Room, 480 Greenley Road

INFO: Bill and Shann Rupp will provide information from diaries and memories of pioneers who crossed the Great Plains to California and Oregon at the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society meeting. They will give background information about the Census of Overland Emigrant Documents, a program of the Oregon California Trails Association, which surveys diaries and memories of pioneers who crossed the plains, and enter names, locations and dates into a database. Refreshments will be served.



WHEN: Beginning Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Whitmore Park, North and Third streets

INFO: The Ceres Recreation Department is presenting a six-week "Concerts in the Park" series. Bring chairs, blankets and picnic dinners or support local football organizations by buying a barbecue meal from the concession tent. Kicking off the series is Church Night featuring church bands and choirs. The remainder of the season's schedule is as follows:

  • June 16, Graffiti Night featuring Johnny Rocket & the Thrust
  • June 23, Kids Night featuring the Harlan Star Band
  • June 30, Service Club Night featuring Ernie Bucio's Little Big Band
  • July 7, Acoustical Night featuring Rick Barnes and Chris Farris
  • July 14, Ag Night featuring the Dave Russell Band

    WHEN: Tuesdays, June 9 through June 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    WHERE: Community Center Computer Room

    INFO: Get to know the basic features of Microsoft Word 2007. You will learn to use this software to write, edit and save documents including letters, reports and brochures. You will use different tools to format and edit your document to produce professional-looking materials. The cost is $40. Pre-register at Ceres City Hall, 2720 Second St., online at, or call Traci Farris at 538-5682 for more information.



    WHEN: Monday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Manteca Branch Library, 320 W. Center St.

    INFO: Jesse Hendricks will discuss his knowledge of and passion for the classical guitar and as well as give a musical performance demonstrating his talents. He has been a performer in the Central Valley since 2002 and has played the guitar since the age of 17. For more information call 937-8221 or 866-805-7323.

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