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Bringing Home Baby: Financial Tips for Your Growing Family

Bringing Home Baby: Financial Tips for Your Growing Family

You know it’s spring when you start getting baby announcements and wedding and graduation invites. Spring and summer are times when you see lots of family changes, and with changes often come expenses. In this Family Financial Cents segment, I discuss how expectant parents must choose to be proactive about bringing baby home and planning for the cost of a growing family. 

An Angel in My Shoes

An Angel in My Shoes

As promised last week, I’m releasing an excerpt from my yet to be published book, AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM: FROM UNTHINKABLE TRAGEDY TO UNEXPECTED FAITH. It’s a spiritual memoir about my family learning to live again after loss thanks to Heavenly messages from my charismatic six year-old sister, Sommar (pronounced “summer”), who guided our way as we found the courage to live our authentic lives.

Heald College Modesto to Host Health and Resource Fair

Heald College Modesto to Host Health and Resource Fair

Fair will offer free comprehensive health screenings and consultations

Heald College Modesto, in partnership with Covered California, the American Red Cross and other community partners, will host a Health and Resource Fair that will address a variety of issues ranging from proper dental hygiene to stress reduction. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 at 5260 Pirrone Ct., Salida, California 95368.

The event, which is open to the public, will also offer at no cost:

·       Free dental cleanings and basic treatments.

·       Free health screenings including checking vital signs, glucose and cholesterol levels, blood
pressure and body mass index screenings.

Superhero Day at the Keyes Library

Superhero Day at the Keyes Library

Quick Robin! To the Library! Comic books, graphic novels, and superhero stories have long interested children and adults alike. Celebrate these wonderful works with Superhero Day at the Keyes Library on Thursday, May 1 at 3 p.m. Children can make a superhero mask, participate in a superhero scavenger hunt, and choose a superhero name. Be sure to bring your cameras because Batman will be making a special appearance! Children can pose as their own superhero and take pictures with the Dark Knight himself! Participants can also come dressed as their favorite superhero; however, costumes are not required. Cake, snacks, and light refreshments will also be available while supplies last.

All events are free and open to the public! This event is sponsored by donations to the Friends of the Keyes Library. The Keyes Library is located on 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006.

Free Health Fair in Modesto on Saturday April 12

Free Health Fair in Modesto on Saturday April 12

Modesto-area residents invited to free community health fair on April 12 
 

“Neighbors in Health,” an annual free health fair hosted by Kaiser Permanente, Tzu Chi Foundation, and their community partners will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday April 12 at the Stanislaus County Ag Center in Modesto.

 

The health fair will offer free preventive health screenings and health education for adults and children, including:

 

  • Dental services (provided by Tzu Chi)
  • Blood pressure checks
  • BMI/body fat tests
  • Cholesterol-glucose screenings
  • Scheduling of mammogram appointments
  • Eyeglasses adjustments
  • School and sports physicals
  • Skin solar damage screenings
  • Vision screenings

 

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros at the Keyes Library

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros at the Keyes Library

Community members are invited to participate in Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros on Thursday, April 10 at 3 p.m. Children can celebrate this wonderful multicultural event by making several fun crafts including fortune cookies, butterflies, and maracas. A bilingual story time will also be held at 3 p.m.  Churros, snacks and light refreshments will be served while supplies last. 

This event is sponsored by donations to the Friends of the Keyes Library. The Keyes Library is located on 4420 Maud Ave., Keyes, CA.  For more information, please call 209-664-8006.

April Events at the Keyes Library

April Events at the Keyes Library

     The community is invited to attend the Keyes Library for fun and free events open to the public throughout the month of April .
     Children can participate in the Be a Super Reader! Reading Bingo Game from April 1 through May 1. Participants can follow the directions in each square and upon completion of a column receive a prize. All children who reach blackout will be entered into a drawing to win a Batman backpack filled with superhero goodies. The winner will be announced during Superhero Day on Thursday, May 1 at 3 p.m.  
     Adults can also come by the Keyes Library and pick up the recipes of the month between April 1 and April 30.
     Children can learn about recycling on Wednesday, April 2 at 9 and 10 a.m. Denise London from the Stanislaus County Environmental Resources Agency will conduct two special Story Times that teach children the importance of recycling.