LATINO BUSINESS OWNERS MEETING: The monthly meeting for Comerciantes Unidos will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at El Marinero Mexican Restaurant, 1239 Crows Landing Road. Invited guest is Guadalupe Ochoa, investigator for the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control. The meeting is open to the public and there is a no-host dinner. For more information, call Maggie Mejia at 550-2717.
ALEX'S LEMONADE STAND: Dale Commons Assisted Living Community at 3900 Dale Road will host Alex's Lemonade Stand on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alex's Lemonade Stand began eight years ago in the front yard of Alex Scott. Alex was a cancer patient who has since died of the disease. Out of these efforts was born a fund-raising movement. It has grown to a foundation that has raised more than $6 million nationwide to fight childhood cancer.
KIDWATCH: DMC Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is offering a baby-sitting safety class in June 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will learn how to recognize and handle emergencies, basic first aid and CPR, and personal, water and fire safety. Also covered will be basic infant care, activities for different age groups, behavior management and the importance of responsibility. The course follows the curriculum of the American Safety and Health Institute. Graduates receive a certificate of completion, a KidWatch Kit, and parents receive tips on helping student be safe sitters. The DMC Foundation classroom annex is at 700 McHenry Ave. Parents are invited to attend a KidWatch demonstration of skills and to celebrate course completion at 3 p.m. The cost is $40 per student and preregistration is required. Participants must be at least 11 years old. For more information and to register, call 521-2229.
SEEKING TALENT: The Stanislaus Arts Council is seeking singers and musical groups to perform in the next season of "Serenades on Sunday." All artist submissions will be carefully considered and selected artists will be compensated for their performances. Performing artists should submit their résumés, publicity materials and photos, and recordings of their musical work to the Stanislaus Arts Council. Submissions can be made via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed or personally delivered to the Stanislaus Arts Council, 1100 Kansas Ave., Suite F, Modesto, CA 95351. The council's office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The season is from fall 2008 to spring 2009.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: Applications for two Rotary International study opportunities are available through the local Rotary district, which includes 55 clubs in the Central Valley and Mother Lode area. The first opportunity is for the Ambassadorial Scholarship program, the second is for the World Peace Fellowship. Applications are being accepted for fall 2009. Deadline to apply for either program is June 1. For more details, call 525-9343. Applications can be downloaded using the "educational programs" link, which can be found after clicking on "Students and Youth," from the Rotary International web site at www.rotary.org.
CASTLE AIR BASE: Castle Air Museum will celebrate its 12th annual Open Cockpit Day on Sunday with the opening of several of the 50 aircraft on display. Among them are the B-52, B-24, B-17, SR-71 and KC-97. Also on display is the "Century Series" of jet fighters, an F-4, F-14 and A-4L Skyhawk. Festivities will include helicopter rides, antique cars, children's events and more. Pilots may fly into Castle Airport and catch a courtesy bus at Gemini Flight Support to the museum. A variety of food will be available, from the world famous "Bomber Burgers" in the museum's cafe to barbecue on the grounds. Admission is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and youth 12-17; $6 for kids 6-11; and free to those 5 and under or those on active military duty with ID. For more information, go to www.castleairmuseum.org or call 723-2178 or 723-2182.
FLEA MARKET: The Mariposa County Fish and Game Protective Association will host its 43rd annual Flea Market on May 31 and June 1 at the Fish and Game Hall on Darrah Road in Bootjack. It's free and open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. A pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. Raffles for two shotguns and a rod and reel combo will be held. For more information, call Heather Barrett at 966-3365.
CASINO BUS TRIP: A city trip is planned to Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne on June 12. Departure is 10 a.m. and return by 5 p.m. The cost is $16. Register at 6707 Third St., in the city's Recreation Office. Deadline to register is June 1. For more information, call 869-7124.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TRIBUTE: Sonora will host a "Support Our Troops -- A Memorial Day Weekend Tribute" on Friday. Residents are asked to come out to Courthouse Park between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to sign an "Honor Roll" that will be sent to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Courthouse Park is on Washington Street across from the Veterans Memorial Hall and Military Museum downtown. For more information, call 533-1450.
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