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Summer Reading Performers at the Keyes Library

Summer Reading Performers at the Keyes Library

Looking for fun family entertainment? Come by the Keyes Library during the month of June for two free, fun, and family-friendly performers. The first show, Xtreme Science Magic, will be held on Monday, June 8 at 3 p.m. During Xtreme Science Magic, Don O’Brien will perform amazing science experiments and magic tricks that will astound the audience. Then on Monday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. individuals can watch Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show. During this program, children will be treated to an interactive performance that discusses the history of bees, pollination, and honey production. Each child will also receive a parting gift from Uncle Jer!

Children, tweens, teens, and adults can also use these performances as an opportunity to sign-up for our annual Summer Reading Challenge where individuals can win prizes just for reading!

The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006. 

Summer Reading Performers at the Keyes Library

Summer Reading Performers at the Keyes Library

Looking for fun family entertainment? Come by the Keyes Library during the month of June for two free, fun, and family-friendly performers. The first show, Xtreme Science Magic, will be held on Monday, June 8 at 3 p.m. During Xtreme Science Magic, Don O’Brien will perform amazing science experiments and magic tricks that will astound the audience. Then on Monday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. individuals can watch Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show. During this program, children will be treated to an interactive performance that discusses the history of bees, pollination, and honey production. Each child will also receive a parting gift from Uncle Jer!

Children, tweens, teens, and adults can also use these performances as an opportunity to sign-up for our annual Summer Reading Challenge where individuals can win prizes just for reading!

The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006. 

Villains Invade Summer Reading at the Keyes Library

Villains Invade Summer Reading at the Keyes Library

Without a villain, the hero can stay home! Stop by the Keyes Library on Tuesday, May 19 at 3 p.m. to celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story, with a Villain-themed party.  During this program, participants can pose as several Disney and comic book villains in our photo booth area. There will also be villain-inspired crafts, including a button-maker and scratch art craft and cake and light refreshments will be served while supplies last. Individuals can also come in costume; however, costumes are not required.

Children, tweens, teens, and adults can also use this event as an opportunity to sign-up for our annual Summer Reading Program where individuals can win prizes just for reading. Participants can later celebrate the defeat of these villains and the triumph of superheroes with a Superhero-themed end of Summer Reading Party on Tuesday, August 4 at 3 p.m.

What it takes now to buy your first house

What it takes now to buy your first house

By MICHAEL BLOWER
Central Valley Assoc. of Realtors

The Central Valley real estate market is hot right now, providing more available lower-priced properties for first-time home buyers. However, no matter what market you are in, purchasing a home for the first time can be daunting for anyone.

Sure, it’s easy to dream about that perfect home and ride around looking at neighborhoods, attending open houses and making wish lists about the features you want. But the actual commitment and work involved to take the dream to reality can stop prospective buyers in their tracks. Where do you start? What’s really involved? How can you protect yourself? And in today’s competitive market, how do you end up with the winning bid?... Read More

Yummy Avocados!

Yummy Avocados!

Avocados are a fresh, natural, wholesome part of a healthful diet. They’re irresistibly rich in flavor and avocados also provide vital nutrients and phytochemicals. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.

There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins.  Here are some wonderful recipes from March's issue of Cooking Light Magazine.

Promising Young Scientists to Compete at 18th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad

Promising Young Scientists to Compete at 18th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad

Approximately 450 elementary school children from throughout the region are gearing up for the 18th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad - slated for Saturday, March 28th from
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at Hickman Elementary School, 13306-A Fourth Street in Hickman.  Admission is free.

Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and supported by the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, many of the events are open to the public beginning at 8:30 a.m. This year, spectator events include:  Bridge Building, Can Race, Catapult, Orienteering, Straw Egg Drop and Water Rockets.  The awards ceremony is slated to begin at 4:15 p.m. in the Hickman School lawn area.

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

News10 viewers share photos of their St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Did you wear green on Tuesday, or go out to enjoy a Guinness? Give us YourTake on St. Patrick's Day 2015