DINNER FOR NURSES:
The Modesto Junior College Nursing Alumni Association will celebrate nursing with a dinner fund-raiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 9 in the Mary Stuart Rogers Center on the west campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
The event honors outstanding nurses in the community and includes dinner, an awards program and a basket drawing. Cost is $20, with discounts for seniors, students and children under 12.
To purchase tickets, contact the MJC Allied Health Division's Laura DeFreitas at (209) 575-6924.
Proceeds will fund scholarships and emergency loans to nursing students at MJC. The event is co-sponsored by the MJC Foundation, Memorial Medical Center, Doctors Medical Center and Emanuel Medical Center.
FRESH & EASY:
Schools within a three-mile radius of any Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market can participate in the company's Shop for Schools program.
Participating schools collect receipts during specified months and can have shopping nights, earning 5 percent of total sales during a designated evening. In 2012, 10 Modesto schools earned $4,118, the chain said.
There is a Fresh & Easy in Modesto on Oakdale Road at Lancey Drive. For more information on the program, visit www.freshandeasy.com/shopforschools.