FOOD PREPARATION CLASS
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.
Where: Fitness Academy, 3500 Sisk Road
Info: Learn about healthier eating alternatives and how to prepare meals for a healthy, balanced and active lifestyle. Class is free and open to the public. For more, call (209) 968-4605.
VIDEO GAME DESIGN CAMP
When: Monday-Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Johansen High School, Room V203, 641 Norseman Drive
Info: The camp will introduce incoming sixth- through ninth-graders to the video game design industry using the latest in game software development kits. Students will learn indoor and outdoor level design, visual scripting, artificial intelligence, animation, graphics and more. Cost is $100. For more, contact Cristina Albarran at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 595-1200.
When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway
Info: The featured speaker will be California State University, Stanislaus, Professor Stephanie Paterson on "The Lure of the Local: An Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction Place Writing." Lectures are free and open to the public. For more, call (209) 632-5761.
When: Monday, noon
Where: Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill Ave.
Info: There will be a potluck as part of the club's monthly meeting. Hosts and hostesses of the homes opened for the first garden tour will be honored. Guests welcome. For more, call Carol McRoberts at (209) 668-4808.
HISTORICAL PRESERVATION CONFERENCE
When: June 21, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Where: St. Patrick's Church Parish Hall, 127 W. Jackson St.
Info: The sixth annual Keeping Time conference will explore issues involved with restoring old buildings and other sites. Speakers will cover the politics of preservation, American Indian cultural sites, Gold Rush water systems and successes in Grass Valley. Participants will tour the Curtin Mansion, a 1897 home in Sonora that recently was restored. The $35 fee includes lunch. Registration deadline is June 14. For more, contact Christine Mongsene at (209) 533-6967 or email@example.com.
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