Around the Region (4/26/13)

April 25, 2013 



When: Saturday, 8 a.m.

Where: Downey Park, 1213 Coffee Road

Info: Lace up your walking shoes to help raise awareness and money for research for multiple sclerosis. Registration 8 a.m., walk begins at 9.


When: Saturday, 10 a.m.

Where: Ken Daniel/Special Olympics Sports Field,John F. Kennedy School, 1202 Stonum Road

Info: 40th annual Area Games Ceremonies with track and field events. Local dignitaries and special guests will join the athletes in the opening ceremonies. Admission is free. Volunteer sign-in is at 9 a.m. For more, call (209) 522-1544.


When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Westurf Nursery, 1612 Claus Road

Info: Participants will learn the basics of installing and running a drip irrigation system in a residential yard. Landscape designer Mike Dunn will lead this free class. For more information, call (209) 576-1111.



When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Best Friends Pet Resort, 2631 Olive Ave.

Info: The Westside Animals for Adoption event will feature a talented Queensland mix, two cattle dogs, a terrier and two chihuahuas who are the ultimate cuddle bunnies — and more. Call (209) 892-3114 or see the WAA dogs at



When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Denair High School, 3460 Lester Road

Info: Denair Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is accepting electronic waste free of charge. Accepted items include TVs, monitors, laptops, CPUs, CD/DVD players, printers, fax machines, copiers and scanners. All proceeds benefit students of the Denair Unified School District. For more information, call Steve at (209) 656-8870.

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