Around the Region (08/07/13)

August 6, 2013 

Modesto

RUMMAGE SALE

When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon

Where: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 505 Granger Ave.

Info: The rummage sale is held by the Our Lady of Fatima Filipino-American Prayer Group. Donations will be accepted at the church hall Friday from 1:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Becky at (209) 549-9924 or Connie at (209) 846-9861.

OPEN MIC NIGHT

When: Saturday, 5 p.m.

Where: Connections Family Center, 2630 W. Rumble Road

Info: Connections Family Center is holding an Open Mic Night. All performers are welcome regardless of ability. Festivities will include a silent auction, prize drawing, open mic featuring local artists, and refreshments. All proceeds will support the United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County Music Program, which provides engaging musical experiences for adults with disabilities. Admission is free, and donations are accepted. For more information, call (209) 593-5837.

Ceres

LIBRARY LEGO CLUB

When: Thursday, 3 p.m.

Where: Ceres public library, 2250 Magnolia Ave.

Info: Children will have the opportunity to make their own creations during the Lego Club at the Ceres library. Children can use the library's Lego blocks to create their designs, which will be displayed in the library. This program is for ages 4 to 12 and provides an excellent opportunity for children to learn how to solve problems and develop fine motor skills. The club will also meet Aug. 22. For more information, call the Ceres library at (209) 537-8938.

Merced

END-OF-SUMMER POOL PARTY

When: Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: McNamara Park, 1040 Canal St.

Info: The city of Merced will be throwing an end-of-the- summer pool party celebration. There will be free swim, food, games, music and much more. The event will be co-sponsored by Merced County Supervisor John Pedrozo, the Merced Irrigation District, Peabody's Bounce Houses and DJ Rasta. For more information, call Lindsey Johnson, recreation supervisor, at (209) 385-6298.

Sonora

CARING FOR OAK TREES

When: Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Tuolumne County ambulance training room, 18440 Striker Court

Info: A free workshop will help landowners care for the oak trees native to the Sierra Nevada foothills. Speakers will cover oak ecology, threats from nonnative landscaping, the trees' benefits to property values and other topics. The event is for people who own large parcels as well as city lots shaded by oaks. The University of California Cooperative Extension is holding it with funding from the Renewable Resources Extension Act. For more information, call (530) 642-0803.

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