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Chocolate: Food of the Gods offered at MJC

Science presentation on “Chocolate: Food of the Gods” offered at MJC

(Modesto, CA) – The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) offers the presentation “Chocolate: Food of the Gods ” by Howard and Sally Peters, chemists who are experts on the many attributes of chocolate. The event is Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on the Modesto Junior College West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto. Both the program and parking are free.

The Peters, who live in Menlo Park, California and are known as “Mr. and Mrs. Chocolate” because of their use of the delectable sweet, will discuss the chemistry, history, health effects and other wonders of chocolate.

They were the joint recipients of the highly prestigious 2016 American Chemical Society Helen M. Free Award for outstanding public outreach. Some chocolate samples will be provided. For those attendees who stay to the “bitter” end, there will be a free drawing for a ten-pound bar of Guittard dark, bittersweet chocolate.

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The MAPS event is intended for people over 12 years of age. MAPS programs are made possible by contributions from ASMJC, the MJC Foundation and the MJC STEM program.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.