Around the Region (1-21-14)

January 20, 2014 

Modesto

What: HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING

When: Saturday and Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Info: Community Hospice offers a volunteer training class for interested community members. Hospice volunteers serve in many ways, such as visiting with patients, facilitating grief groups or working at the Hope Chest Thrift stores. The two-session training class is open to the public; pre-registration is required. The training sessions are held in Modesto and Stockton, details given upon registration. The training materials fee is $20. Scholarships are available upon request. For more information or to register, call (209) 578-6376 or visit www.hospiceheart.org/volunteers.

What: COVERED CALIFORNIA INFORMATION FORUM

When: Saturday, noon to 3 p.m.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, 2172 Kiernan Ave.

Info: UUFSC is hosting an informational session, “Covered California – The Affordable Care Act & You.” Organizers will be available to answer questions and get you started with health care enrollment. Free healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by Doctors Medical Center. For more information, call (209) 575-2758.

What: WHIST CARD PARTY

When: Monday, 1 p.m.

Where: St. Stanislaus Church hall, Seventh and K streets

Info: The Brotherhood of St. Anthony Council 30 is sponsoring a whist card party. The cost to play is $2. There will be refreshments and a raffle. All are welcome. For more information, call Rose Silva King, (209) 529-4933.

What: US TOO PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

When: Monday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Memorial Medical Center, Health Education and Conference Center, 1700 McHenry Ave., Suite 60B

Info: Men diagnosed with prostate cancer meet the fourth Monday of each month. January’s speaker will be Faron Moreno, a registered dietitian from Memorial Medical Center, who will speak on the topic of nutrition, specific to prostate cancer. Following her presentation, there will be small-group interaction with prostate cancer survivors, newly diagnosed, in treatment or in recovery. Friends and family members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Ken, (209) 521-6468, or John (209) 529-2465.


Oakdale

What: POKER TOURNAMENT

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.

Where: Oakdale Rodeo Grounds, 1624 E. F St.

Info: Annual poker tournament hosted by Oakdale Lions Club. The entry fee, $60, includes lunch. Must be 21 years or older to participate. Doors open 11 a.m., play begins at noon. Door and raffle prizes will be offered. Full bar is available. Tickets are available at the door or in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Paul Rivera, (209) 606-7285.


Denair

What: ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Denair High School, 3431 Lester Road

Info: Denair Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is accepting electronic waste, free of charge. Accepted items are TVs, monitors, laptops, CPUs, CD/DVD players, printers, fax machines, copiers and scanners. All proceeds benefit the students of the Denair Unified School District. For more information, call (209) 668-2206.

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