What: PFLAG SOCIAL
When: Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave.
Info: PFLAG (Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will be having its Third Tuesday Social event featuring Healthy TRANSitions and bingo. For more information, call (209)566-2468 or go to www.pflagmodesto.org.
What: TWEEN GIANT GAME DAY
When: Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Modesto Library, 1500 I St.
Info: Tweens and teens ages 9 through 18 can participate in an afternoon of giant game fun. Participants can play oversize versions of popular games such as dominoes, four-in-a-row, bowling and tic-tac-toe. Giant Jenga and stacking cups will also be available. For more information, call the Modesto Library childrens department, (209) 558-7810.
What: COPING WITH THE HOLIDAYS WORKSHOP
When: Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way
Info: Community Hospice will be offering a free Coping With the Holidays workshop to help those in the community to cope with their grief during the holidays. Participants will receive information to help them understand what they are experiencing and learn coping skills. The program will close with a candlelighting ceremony. The workshop is designed for adults, 18 and older. Preregistration is required, as seating is limited. To register or for more information, call (209)578-6369.
What: PANEL DISCUSSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus, Forum 110, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project invites the community to Faith and the Environment Panel Discussion: Challenges and Solutions. Event is free, campus parking is $1. Panelists will include local religious leaders representing four religious communities who will lead an informative, collegial and respectful discussion about different perspectives and approaches to environmental issues. A public question-and-answer period will follow the panel presentation. For more information, call (209)214-7007.
What: SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR
When: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Gladys Lemmons Senior Community Center, 450 E. A St.
Info: The public is welcome and invited to attend the Oakdale Senior Resource Fair held by CareMore to learn about programs available to seniors living in Stanislaus County. All Medicare eligible are welcome. For more information, call Sandra, (209)530-7514.
What: SIKH AWARENESS EVENT
When: Today, Nov. 16noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Ceres Sikh Temple, 5743 E. Hatch Road
Info: CSU Stanislaus Indian Student Association and Sikh Coalition volunteers will be serving a traditional Sikh meal and host discussions and have presentations to bring awareness about the Sikh community. Following the meal and presentations, the volunteers will head to downtown Modesto to serve meals to the homeless. For more information, call Goldie, (209)568-7395.
What: INTERNATIONAL GAME DAY
When: Today, 1 p.m.
Where: Salida Library, 4835 Sisk Road
Info: The public is invited to celebrate International Game Day and will have the opportunity to test their reflexes and learn about tactics and teamwork by playing various games including the Nintendo Wii. Participants are encouraged to bring their own board games. For more information, call (209)543-7353.
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