HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: California Retired Teachers will host guest speaker Anita Hellman, executive director of Habitat for Humanity, who will explain how the local chapter is helping families. The luncheon will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at The Seasons,
940 McHenry Ave. For more information or reservations, call 524-6300 or 526-2284.
NEWCOMER'S BREAKFAST: A newcomers breakfast will be held by the Valley Super Singles, a social club for single people over 45, Saturday at 9 a.m. at Scrambl'z Kountry Kitchen, 1445 McHenry Ave. For more information, call Glenda at 527-2169.
'ARISTOCATS KIDS' AT JOHANSEN: YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) KIDETTES will present "Disney Aristocats Kids" on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Johansen High School's Eleanor McKnight-Haines Theatre, 641 Norseman Drive. Other performances are slated for May 17 and 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $4 for students under 12 and $8 for teens and adults. Infants will not be admitted. Tickets are available at Johansen's box office two hours before each performance. Seating is limited; first come, first served. Additional information is available at www.yescompany.org or by calling 558-5152. The show is based on the 1970 Disney film "The Aristocats." Nearly 70 first- through fifth-grade students from throughout Stanislaus County will participate. Now in its 17th season, YES Company has performed for more than 100,000 community members. YES Company brings students from diverse backgrounds together and provides them with productive after-school and summer activities.
LET'S GO TO MEXICO: On Thursday, there will be an informational meeting for those interested in Modesto Junior College's summer study program in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The meeting will be from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in Founders Hall, Room 272, on the east campus, 435 College Ave. From June 13 to July 13, participants will live with Mexican families, study at the Spanish Language Institute and immerse themselves in Mexican culture. They will travel, study and earn transferrable MJC units for approximately $2,200. For information, call Dan Onorato at 526-5436 or Spanish instructor Laura Manzo at 575-6462.
Lake Don Pedro
INAUGURAL GOLD RUSH SCRAMBLE GOLF TOURNAMENT: On May 16, a week before the grand opening of Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club, golf enthusiasts will have a chance to try the newly redesigned semiprivate par 72 Ray Claveran course. The event is sponsored by the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce and Greeley Hill Market, and all proceeds will be donated to Northern Mariposa County firefighters and the Coulterville Community Park Stage Development Project. The shotgun start tournament begins at 1 p.m. The $95 entry fee covers greens fees, golf cart, awards banquet and a player goodie bag. Nongolfers may purchase a $25 ticket for the awards banquet, set for 6 p.m. Sponsorships are available. For more information, visit the Mariposa Chamber of Commerce Web site, www.mariposachamber.org, go to "Events Calendar" to the right, and select May 16; or phone 966-2456. The Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club is in La Grange, just off Highway 132, at 9643 Fachada Way, between Lake Don Pedro and Lake McClure.
HOWLIN' AT THE MOON: The 23rd annual Coulterville Coyote Howl is scheduled for May 17. The event will be at Coulterville Park at Highway 49 and Broadway. It is sponsored by the Northern Mariposa County History Center and includes a parade, car show, dinner-dance and the coyote howling competition. For more information or to volunteer to help this nonprofit organization, contact Gail Tyler at 878-3015 or email@example.com.
PARK RIBBON CUTTING: The city will hold a ribbon-cutting of Phase 2, trail and picnic area, Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the trail entrance to Jacob Myers Park by the Bicentennial Grove. There will be games for children, a stroller walk, a bike hike, a fun run and barbecue lunch. For more information, call 869-7010.
DRIVERS NEEDED: Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to be trained to drive a wheelchair van. Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age, have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a background check. Catholic Charities provides assisted transportation for seniors 60 years and older to medical appointments. For more information, contact Lynn Ewen at 593-6112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUST A LITTLE SOMETHIN': Looking for some good stuff? Cool finds? Plan on doing that at the sixth annual Trash to Treasures Sale on May 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Eureka Street parking lot in Sutter Creek.
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