SIERRA CLUB/YOKUTS GROUP: Susan Snyder, author of "Past Tents: The Way We Camped," will share photographs and descriptions of family outings in the first years of the automobile at today's meeting of the Sierra Club/Yokuts Group. The group meets at 6:45 p.m. at the Modesto Police Department Theater Room, 600 10th St. The evening begins with refreshments and socializing, followed by the program. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Kelly at 606-2485.
MEET THE MAGIC: Come meet the players and staff of the Modesto Magic, a new full-contact women's football team, at an open practice Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. See the team practice and meet the players, get autographs and take photos. Practice is held at Modesto Christian High School, 5755 Sisk Road. The team is part of the National Women's Football Association.
PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: US TOO!, the prostate cancer support and education group, will celebrate its 10th anniversary Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Memorial Health Education and Conference Center in McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Ave. Dr. Brian McCaffrey, a urologist, will be the featured speaker and will discuss solving complications after treatment for prostate cancer. A reception will follow. There is no charge and the public is invited. A program is presented monthly for those with prostate cancer, followed by small group interaction with others newly diagnosed. For more information, call Lewis Woodward at 522-5566.
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SPRING ART SHOW: The Central California Art Association and the Mistlin Gallery are requesting submissions for the 55th annual Spring Art Show. There is a $600 best of show award, along with several other awards. Slides or JPEG digital image files on CD are due, along with the entry form, by April 18. Accepted art work will be received May 2 and 3 and the show runs May 9-31. The prospectus is available at the Mistlin Gallery at 1015 J St., by calling 529-3369, or online at www.ccartassn.org.
DAVIS HIGH '08-'09 CHEER TRYOUTS: Cheerleading tryouts are scheduled for April 11, 12 and 14 for varsity, sophomore and incoming freshmen. An informational meeting will be April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Davis High School cafeteria. Tryout information packets are available at the school. Coaching positions also are available and résumés can be dropped off at the school. For more information, call Rhonda Dahlgren at 576-4564.
'WRITING THROUGH CANCER' PROGRAM: Cancer survivors and their family members or caregivers are invited to register for the "Writing Through Cancer" program, part of the Complementary Therapy Program presented by Cancer Services of Memorial Medical Center. The series of classes, offered beginning Wednesday, helps participants attain clarity and control while writing about their journeys and sharing their stories. Seating is limited. For information or to register, contact Cancer Services at 569-7789.
GARDEN CLUB BUS TRIP: The Newman Garden Club is taking a bus trip to Sunset magazine's Celebration Weekend at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park on June 8. The cost is $38 per person, which includes the entrance fee and donuts and coffee on the bus. Deadline for payment is May 8. For more information, call Newman Garden Club President Darlene Lopes at 854-1665. For more information on Sunset's Celebration Weekend, visit www.sunset.com and click on "Contests & Events."
HEALTH CLASS OFFERED: Oakdale Adult Education's home health aide classes start soon. For more information on this class or others, pick up the Oakdale Adult Education flier at county libraries, local schools or the adult education office at 200 Hinkley Ave. For more information, call 847-9609.
FITNESS FUN RUN/WALK: The Ceres Recreation Department will host its first annual Spring Into Fitness Fun Run and Stroller Derby on March 29, at Smyrna Park. There'll be a two-mile fun run/walk for adults, and a one-mile fun run/walk for children in conjunction with a stroller derby for parents and little ones. Representatives from the Ceres Recreation Department, Kid-Fit and Kidz Love Soccer will be there to offer a variety of activities for kids following the races. Registration is from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Cost is $10 for ages 16 and up, $8 for ages 6 to 15 and includes an event T-shirt. For more information, call Traci Farris at 538-5682.
EQUINE EXTRAVAGANZA: An Equine Extravaganza for horse and mule enthusiasts will be today through Sunday at the Stanislaus County Fairground. It is open to the public and will include a variety of classes, clinics and entertainment by David Langley tonight and by Rachel Renae and Ron Jefferson on Saturday night. Entry fees are $5 to $10, depending on the event. The Western Art Show also will be held, and there will be a Dutch Oven Cooking contest Sunday only. Today and Sunday, admission is $5 for adults, free for ages younger than 12; Saturday, $8 for adults, free for ages younger than 12. For more information, contact Chip Herzig at 951-769-3781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET IN THE SWIM OF IT: The American Red Cross has scheduled a lifeguard training class Monday through Friday at Pitman High School. The class for swim instructor will run April 8 through May 1, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., also at Pitman High School. To sign up, call 523-6451. The Recreation Services Department also is accepting applications for summer work as certified lifeguards and swim instructors for those who want to work 15-30 hours per week. For more information, go to the Recreation Division Office at 301 Starr Ave. or call 668-5594.
ART AND WINE: The city's fourth annual Art & Wine Gala will be April 12, from 6 to 10 p.m., at City Hall, US Bank and Tri Counties Bank in downtown. The first 200 people will receive a commemorative wine glass and tickets for a Patterson Repertory Theatre production. Most art on display will be available for purchase. Scheduled musical guests are Rachel Renae, Shelly Bort and Elvis Allicot. Proceeds will benefit the Patterson Repertory Theatre. For ticket information and directions, contact the Patterson Repertory Theatre Box Office at 892-7297 or email@example.com.
EASTER EGG HUNT AND MORE: The Waterford Sportsmen's Club will hold its Easter activities Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Besides the egg hunt, there will be face-painting, a bounce house and games. People can have pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. The club is at 13443 Tim Bell Road. For more information, call 874-3515.
CRUISE THROUGH TOWN: Wednesdays have been declared "Town Ride" days by the Merced Bike Coalition. Riders meet at Bob Hart Square, at Main and Canal streets, at 5:30 p.m. Bring your helmet, lights and water. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 261-7109.
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