Around the Region (5/8/13)

May 7, 2013 



When: Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Bethel Church, 2361 Scenic Drive

Info: The Modesto Garden Club monthly meeting will have a vendors' fair. Guest speakers Barry and Sue Hoffer, owners of Maples for All Seasons in Pleasanton, will discuss maple cultivars that can thrive in Modesto. Free to members, $10 for guests. For more, go to


When: Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Modesto library, 1500 I St.

Info: Seniors can learn about resources available to them through representatives from many organizations including CalFresh, the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, and Catholic Charities. All will be available to answer questions and register applicants. For more, call the Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging at (209) 558-8698.


When: Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Mary Stuart Rogers Center, MJC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.

Info: The MJC Nursing Alumni Association will hold a fund-raiser to celebrate nursing and honor outstanding nurses in the community. There will be dinner, an awards program and a basket drawing. Cost is $20 adults, $15 students and seniors (62 and older), $10 children younger than 12. For more or to buy tickets, call (209) 575-6924.



When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where: Sonora Library, Community Room, 480 Greenley Road

Info: Janet Irene Atkinson will give a presentation on tales about colorful men and women of the Mother Lode at the monthly meeting of the Tuolumne County Historical Society. For more, email



When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 1410 Burman Drive

Info: Women interested in information regarding The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary activities and how the organization serves the community are invited to attend a salad lunch at a private home. All are welcome.



When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where: 2201 Morrill Road

Info: The Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit, nonsectarian support group for families whose children have died at any age, from any cause. Parents, grandparents and adult siblings are invited to bring photos of their children, grandchildren or siblings. For more, call (209) 622-6786 or email



When: Thursday, noon to 1:45 p.m.

Where: Firenze Ristorante, 502 N. Yosemite Ave.

Info: Valley women are invited to attend the Oakdale Women's Connection luncheon. Guest speaker Gail Snodgrass will discuss three massage techniques and a program will be offered regarding stress relief through massage therapy. Lunch and program are $15; reservations appreciated. For more or to make a reservation, call Barbara at (209) 847-5605 or Paula at (209) 869-4788.

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