Around The Region



WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m.

WHERE: American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.

INFO: Fleet Reserve Association, Modesto Branch 197, has moved its meeting day from the first Sunday to the second Sunday beginning tomorrow. All Navy, Marine or Coast Guard veterans are welcome. For more information, call Henry at 529-8192 or Ed at 571-9105.


WHEN: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Modesto Library, 1500 I St.

INFO: A book discussion of "Team of Rivals" by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will be led by Dr. Curtis Grant and attorney George Petrulakis. A limited number of reserved copies are available for discussion participants. For more information, call the Modesto library reference desk, 558-7814.


WHEN: Thursday, 5 p.m.

WHERE: Great Valley Center, 201 Needham Ave.

INFO: June's Valley Futures Forum will be on "It's Not Just Climate Change: The Value of Energy and the Potential of Market-based Sources." The cost is $10. For more information, go to or e-mail nuplanner@gmail. com.


WHEN: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St.

INFO: The Gallo Center for the Arts will hold its third annual volunteer orientation. Current and potential new volunteers are encouraged to attend. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of three performances a month. For more information on volunteering and attending the orientation, contact Ian McVey at 338-5024 or


WHEN: July 20; deadline for payment is June 19

INFO: The Modesto Seniors will take a trip to the historic Ryde Hotel and Event Center on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta near Walnut Grove. Tour the beautiful parklike garden and hotel, and enjoy a hosted lunch with musical entertainment by William Florian, one of the New Christie Minstrels. The cost is $90. For more information, call Jane at 522-6142 or Rhonda at 526-4660.



WHERE: FDES Hall, 501 Ward Ave.

INFO: The Patterson Festa do Divino Espirito Santo is holding its 93rd annual Celebration of the Holy Spirit.

Today, 11 a.m. — A bodo de leite (cow parade and blessing) procession and a luncheon. An auction will be held at 2 p.m. today and Sunday and a dance at 8:30 p.m. both days.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. — A parade of the queens will be held and then a lunch.

Monday, 8 p.m. — Bullfights will be held at Bella Vista Park in Gustine at 8 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30.

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