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Candlelight walk, program on 9/11

The heroes and victims of the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States will be remembered in a candlelight procession through downtown Gustine Wednesday evening, Sept. 11.

The annual candlelight procession is held both in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives that day and in honor of the first responders whose heroism that day inspired a grieving nation.

The silent procession begins at 8 p.m. at Coast Hardware. Candles and flags will be provided. The procession will make its way to the Veterans Memorial Hall, where a brief program will be held and refreshments served.

All community members are invited to participate.

Organizations wishing to carry a banner in the procession are asked to call organizer Judy Quinn, 854-6620.

Crows Landing feast of accounts

The Crows Landing Pentecost Association will host its feast of accounts Sunday, Sept. 1.

Presentation of new officers, committee members and reading of accounts will begin at noon.

A lunch of sopas and meat will follow at 1 p.m.

An auction of gifts will follow.

Gustine recreation programs

The city of Gustine is sponsoring a number of upcoming programs.

Final sessions of water zumba started Aug. 14 and continue through Sept. 9. Water zumba sessions meet Mondays and Wednesdays. Morning (10-11 a.m.) and evening (6:30-7:30 p.m.) sessions are offered.

Fee is $35 for the eight-session course. Drop-ins are welcome if space available. Drop-in fee is $6.

Yoga sessions begin each month, with sessions meeting at 5:30p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the second floor of the Odd Fellows Building.

Chair yoga is offered Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at the Al Goman Community Center. Fee is $35 for full session, $25 for half session and $6 for one-session drop-ins.

Registration is available through the city of Gustine website, at Gustine City Hall or by calling 854-9411.

Newman library

The Newman branch library will offer a variety of activities through the month of August.

Wee move & play sessions will be held at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday through the month.

A LEGO day is planned for Thursday, Aug. 22, at 3:30 p.m.

A “dino dig” activity at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, offers the opportunity for participants to excavate an area and identify their own fossils.

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

Caravan for Health

A community health fair will be held by Health Plan of San Joaquin Sunday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church.

The free event includes blood pressure and glucose screenings, as well as resource information about CalFresh, Medi-Cal, behavioral health services, immigration, women’s health, oral health and childhood immunizations. 

MOPS and MomsNext

Harvest Community Church in Crows Landing is hosting monthly “MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and MomsNext” meetings as well as various activities designed to build a supportive community of mothers and mothers-to-be. The group meets from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the church, 225 Fifth St., Crows Landing, and holds a play date on the third Tuesday of each month. Other activities include service projects and moms nights out.

Senior health fair

The West Side Health Care Advisory Task Force will host a senior health and nutrition fair Monday, Sept. 30, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas, Patterson.

The free event will include fitness and cooking demonstrations, a vendor fair, healthy snacks, drawings for prizes and much more.

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