Around the Region



WHEN: Wednesday through July 30

WHERE: Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St.

INFO: The Central California Art Association and the Mistlin Gallery are hosting "So I Paint," a show featuring art by Barbara Gill Salerno of Modesto and Don DeNevi of Menlo Park. A reception will be held July 16, from 5 to 9 p.m, during the Third Thursday Art Walk. Admission to the reception is free and refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two Saturday openings will be July 4, 9 a.m. to noon, and July 11, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 529-3369.


WHEN: Dec. 1 and 2

WHERE: Eldorado Hotel-Casino, Reno

INFO: Reservations are being taken for a senior overnight trip to Reno for "Holiday Ice Spectacular." The cost is $170 per person, double occupancy, and $195 single; payment is due 30 days in advance. The cost includes motorcoach transportation to Reno, one-night accommodations at the Eldorado Hotel-Casino, tickets to the "Holiday Ice Spectacular" show, private cocktail party, breakfast and dinner buffet, luggage handling, taxes and gratuities. For more information or to make a reservation, call Jane at 522-6142 or Rhonda at 526-4660.



WHEN: Beginning Monday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Ceres High School pool, 2320 Central Ave.

INFO: The Ceres Recreation Department is hosting an Aquatic Camp for youth ages 5 to 13. Two sessions will be held: Session I — Monday through Friday; and Session II — July 20-24. The cost is $85 and includes a camp shirt. Preregistration is required. To register or for more information, call Traci at 538-5682.



WHEN: Beginning July 6, running Monday through Thursday, one hour daily

WHERE: Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St.

INFO: The Merced Arts Council is accepting registrations for its summer kids classes available for ages 3-5 and 6-8. Sessions will be based around a theme and will introduce students to various art materials and processes. Sessions are $49 per student. For more information, call 388-1090 or visit



WHEN: July 6-10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Jacob Myers Park, 23653 S. Santa Fe Ave.

INFO: Join the city of Riverbank for Outdoor Adventure Camp. The camp is open to children ages 6-12 and the fee is $70 per child. Enjoy hiking, games, arts and crafts, songs and more. Participants will need to bring lunch, sunscreen, two snacks and water. To register or for more information, call 869-7010.



WHEN: Today, 8 a.m.

WHERE: Valley Hope Community Church, 610 W. Hawkeye Ave.

INFO: Valley Hope Community Church is having a giveaway offering furniture, clothes, dishes, pots and pans, and toys. Everything is free. For more information, call 535-7737.


WHEN: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Turlock City Hall, 156 S. Broadway Ave.

INFO: The Turlock Police Department invites Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch captains to a quarterly watch captains meeting. The guest speaker will be Robert Boyd from the Turlock Police Neighborhood Preservation Unit who will discuss graffiti abatement, vehicle abatement, vacant and abandoned buildings and other city code issues. For more information, call Crime Prevention officer Taryn Weatherford at 668-5550, ext. 6741.


WHEN: Thursday, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill Ave.

INFO: The Turlock Seniors will be hosting a potluck dinner. Music will be provided by Greg Miranda and the event will include the honoring of Turlock Seniors past presidents.


WHEN: July 8-22, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

WHERE: California State University, Stanislaus, 801 W. Monte Vista Ave.

INFO: Registration is open for the 15th annual Young Writers Workshop of the Great Valley Writing Project. The workshop offers fifth- through eighth-grade students the opportunity to explore their writing interests, build writing strengths and learn more about the craft of writing. The cost is $250, which covers all class materials and activities. To enroll or for more information, call the Great Valley Writing Project office at 667-3490 or Kaye at 571-1275.



WHEN: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Waterford High School, 121 S. Reinway Ave.

INFO: The Small School All-Star Football game is being held at Waterford High. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds benefit the high school football program. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call Lisa at 874-3847.


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