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Y-LEAD openings remain

The city of Gustine is continuing to accept registration for Y-LEAD, its summer day program for youth entering grades 4-7.

The program started this week and continues through Aug. 2.

Y-LEAD is open to participants from all West Side communities.

Sessions meet weekday mornings.

Fee is $50, with a $10 discount for additional siblings.

To register, call 854-6471 or visit the city of Gustine website. 

West Side Players audition

The West Side Players will host auditions for the murder mystery “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, June 18 and 19.

Auditions will be held from 7-9 p.m. each evening at West Side Theatre.

Roles are available for five women and five men (18 and older). The production is not a musical, so no singing is required, but those auditioning should be prepared for a cold read.

Materials to prepare may be obtained by contacting director John Burgess at jburgess@gustineusd.org.

Performance dates are Oct. 4-6 and 11-13.

Weekly rehearsals begin in August.

Newman branch library

A variety of special activities are in store this month at the Newman branch library.

Story time is held each Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by wee move and play at 10:30. A wee move and play session is also planned for 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21.

A LEGO day will be held Thursday, June 27, at 3:30 p.m.

An ice pop holder craft session is planned for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25.

A book sale will be held Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Newman branch library is located at 1305 Kern St. Call 862-2010 for additional information.

West Side Walks

The West Side Health Care Task Force will sponsor its eighth annual “West Side Walks” program this summer.

Community members are invited to join friends and neighbors walking on the tracks at Gustine, Orestimba and Patterson high schools Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. The program started June 6 and continues through July 25.

Participants are also invited to pick up “walk wheels” to track their steps, laps or miles. An app is available to help monitor that information. Completed walk wheels may be turned in at the completion of the program to be entered into prize drawings.

The walk wheels are available at city hall in Newman and Gustine.

The community walking program is part of the task force’s initiative to promote healthy lifestyles and fitness.

Gustine library activities

A number of summer events are in store at the Gustine branch library, which will kick off its summer reading program June 8.

Story times will be held at 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 22 and 29, and July 6, 13 and 27.

Magician Tim Mannix will perform at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9.

Magical ventriloquist Tony Borders will perform Thursday, July 11, at 1 p.m.

A STEM craft activity will be offered at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

Extreme Science is on the library schedule for noon Tuesday, July 30.

Color run registration

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Westside Color Run, which will be held Saturday, June 29, in Gustine.

Entry fee is $35. A $5 student discount is available for online registrations. Teams of 10 may register for $300.

Booth spaces are also available. Booth space is $20 for vendors and free to non-profit, information only booths. 

For more information contact Tiffany Vitorino, 410-8466, or Ronnie LaBry, rlabry96@gmail.com.

The event is sponsored by the Gustine Recreation Department and Gustine High School.

Resource providers in Patterson

Two resources providers will be available to all West Side residents Thursday, June 27, at the HOST House, 405 S. 4th St., Patterson.

HOST House is a residential center and shelter for men experiencing homelessness.

The Castle Family Health Centers mobile unit will be at that location June 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering basic primary care services, vaccinations and health education information. The event is supported by the Legacy Health Endowment, which benefits all residents of Stanislaus and Merced counties. Children attending must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

The Stanislaus Community System of Care mobile access center will be at the HOST House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27.

That coalition of community partners and agency representatives provides assistance in connecting individuals and families with services and support, including shelter, access to health care and establishment of benefits. 

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