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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

Don’t Miss the Magic of the 28th Annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival

Don’t Miss the Magic of the 28th Annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival

Transport yourself to a simpler time in Mariposa, located near Yosemite National Park in Northern California, with multiple live storytelling sessions by the finest storytellers in the nation. From National Public Radio contributors to award-winning authors, these speakers recreate the craft of famed storytellers like Mark Twain, Garrison Keillor and Will Rogers. The Mariposa County Arts Council’s 28th Mariposa Storytelling Festival, occurring from March 13-15, 2015, has two evening events, more performances throughout the day on Saturday, a special Yosemite Concert on Sunday and magical adventures for every story fan.

Frozen Party at the Keyes Library

Frozen Party at the Keyes Library

Do you love Disney’s Frozen? Stop by the Keyes Library on Wednesday, January 14 at 1 p.m. for a Frozen Party. Children can make snowflake wands, paint a picture of Olaf, play a snowball toss game, and test their Frozen knowledge with a quiz. Snacks will also be served. Participants can come in costume, however, costumes are not required.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Keyes Library. The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave.