Around the Region (5/9/13)

May 8, 2013 



When: Today, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Mary Stuart Rogers Center, Modesto Junior College 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: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 1705 Albany Ave.

Info: The Cabrillo Club of Stanislaus will be holding its annual yard sale scholarship fund-raiser. Proceeds benefit scholarships for local high school seniors. For more information, call (209) 544-0470 or (209) 614-8428.


When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Intersport Fitness Center, 4847 Stratos Way

Info: The Walk-n-Roll for Spina Bifida event features vintage car and custom motorcycle displays, raffle prizes, vendor booths, a zumba demonstration, a casino party, and live music by Blackrose. For more information, call Gina at (209) 601-4230 or Loretta at (209) 480-9309.



When: Today, 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 are appreciated. For more or to make a reservation, call Barbara at (209) 847-5605 or Paula at (209) 869-4788.



When: Today, 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: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: California State University, Stanislaus, Naraghi Hall of Science, 1 University Circle

Info: The "My Yogurt is Alive!" science presentation, led by Professor Choong-Min Kang, teaches students ages 9-12 about science as they observe bacteria under a microscope. Reservations required; limited to 20 students. For more information or reservations, call (209) 667-3311.

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