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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.

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

We all know that exercise is an integral part of getting and keeping our bodies healthy. But how many of us really take care of the body we are requiring so much of? This week's challenge is all about taking care of your body. 

What is body care?  Glad you asked!!!

A Seussical Celebration at the Keyes Library

A Seussical Celebration at the Keyes Library

Keyes Library invites story-lovers of all ages to revel in reading and rhyme with a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, March 5 at 1 p.m. Come see the library transformed into a Truffula forest and make a “Cat in the Hat” mask. Children can also play “Find the Hat” to receive a prize.  Birthday cake, light refreshments, and prize drawings will also be available throughout the afternoon.

Theodor Geisel, who wrote under the pen name Dr. Seuss, has played an important role in charming children everywhere into reading. Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday is a way for libraries, schools, and parents to underscore the importance and joy of reading.

This program is free and open to the community with support from donations, large and small, to the Friends of the Keyes Library. The Keyes Library is located on 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006.

February Events at the Keyes Library

February Events at the Keyes Library

Join the Keyes Library during the month of February for several family-friendly events for individuals of all ages!

All ages are invited to participate in the Chinese New Year Trivia Game from Feb. 3 through Feb. 6! Participants that complete this short quiz will receive a fortune cookie and learn interesting facts about the Year of the Horse.

 Adults can participate in the What’s Cooking?: Recipe Exchange from Feb. 3 through Feb. 27. Participants can come by the library for cooking ideas and pick up the recipes of the month! While at the library, turn in your favorite recipe to be displayed during the month of March.

All ages are also welcome to participate in the Love Bites Valentine’s Candy Count from Feb. 3 through Feb 27.  Participants can guess the number of candies in the jar. The closest guess will win the entire jar of candy.

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.