What: YES WE CAN FOOD DRIVE
When: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Thursday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday
Where: Queen Bean Coffee House, 1126 14th St.
Info: The Democratic Womens Club is holding its sixth annual food drive, collecting nonperishable items to be distributed to local food banks and community food drives. For more information, call Patty at (209) 303-4042.
What: MOCHI TSUKI
When: Pick up Dec. 28, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Livingston United Methodist Church, 11695 Olive Ave.
Info: Livingston United Church is holding its annual mochi tsuki (rice pounding). Orders for plain mochi, $4 per pound, or ahn mochi, $1.50 per piece, can be placed through the church office from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays. All orders must be made before Dec. 27. For more information or to place an order, call (209) 394-2264.
What: WINTER FAMILY FESTIVAL AND OPEN HOUSE
When: Today, 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: One.Charter Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, 800 Douglas Road
Info: One.Charter Academy is holding its second open house and festival. The event allows children grades K-6 to craft winter-themed gifts. Parents and older students can learn about the arts and academics. The event is free and open to the public. Preregistration is offered. For more information, call (209) 468-9079.
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