ON THE DALAI LAMA: The Unity Church will show the "Dalai Lama Renaissance," a documentary about the exiled Tibetan leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. Showings are scheduled Sunday and June 7 at 1 p.m., and Tuesday and June 5 at 7 p.m. The 80-minute film is about 40 innovative thinkers who traveled to India to meet the Dalai Lama to brainstorm solutions to world problems. The church is at 2467 Veneman Ave. Space is limited. To hold a spot, call Dianne Marsh-King at 527-0113.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Stanislaus Arts Council will hold "Senior Spotlight 2008," featuring senior singers, dancers and actors, Sunday at 1 p.m. at the State Theatre, 1307 J St. Admission is $10. For more information, call the Stanislaus Arts Council at 558-8628. Information also is available on the SAC's Web site, www.artsway.org.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: Applications for two Rotary International study opportunities are available through the area Rotary district, which includes 55 clubs in the Central Valley and Mother Lode. The first opportunity is for the Ambassadorial Scholarship program, the second is for the World Peace Fellowship. Applications are being accepted for the fall of 2009. The deadline to apply is Sunday. The selection process includes an interview. Applications can be downloaded on the Rotary International Web site, www.rotary.org. Click on "Students and Youth," and then the "educational programs" link. For more information, call 525-9343.
FREE HAIRCUTS FOR MILITARY: Rejuv Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spa at Vintage Faire Mall will give free haircuts through Sunday to any member of the armed forces. Visit www.rejuvaveda.com or www.shopvintagefairemall.com/map.asp or call 524-4700.
A HOPEFUL GARDEN: Cancer Services of Memorial Medical Center invites cancer survivors, their family members and caregivers to join the Hope Blooms Garden Club at its first meeting Wednesday at 10 a.m. Hope Blooms is an addition to Memorial's program of complementary therapies, created in 2004 to enhance the lives of patients as they cope, recover and heal after a cancer diagnosis. Research has shown gardens can evoke positive feelings and decrease stress, and indicate they can reduce the need for pain medication, decrease the length of hospital stays and minimize complications. Registration is required. For information or to register, contact Memorial's Cancer Services at 569-7789.
FAMILY FUN DAY: Oak Valley Hospital's Family Support Network will host its 11th Family Fun Day and Health Fair on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature health screenings, music, kids' crafts and health information. The fair will be at the Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second St.
OAKDALE COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT: Come enjoy the free music Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gladys L. Lemmons Senior Community Center, 450 E. A St. The band is led by Ron Quintanal.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Catholic Charities is putting out a call for help. A 91-year-old Ceres senior needs help painting her mobile home Saturday, and volunteers are needed Friday to pressure wash the home. For more information or to volunteer, call Lynn at 593-6112.
PLANT SALE: The Sisk School Garden Club Plant Sale will be held Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 5337 Sugar Creek Lane, in the garden behind the school. Proceeds benefit Sisk Garden Club Operation Playground and Josiah Seuili After-School Foundation's Scholarship.
HERE'S THE BEEF: A roast beef dinner will be held Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Coulterville Community United Methodist Church, Highway 49. Five dollars for children 12 and younger; $10 for all others; $25 for family of four, two adults and two children. For more information, call 852-2039.
NOT-SO-SLIM PICKIN'S: This year's Heartland Event, the Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms, will be held Saturday and Sunday. Activities will include picking organic blueberries and cherries, workshops, poetry, artisan booths, a farmers market, music, children's activities, a petting zoo, farm tours and a river fair. An organic breakfast will be prepared by a local farmer Sunday. The event will be at 12230 Livingston Cressey Road, two miles from Highway 99 and two miles from Santa Fe Drive, where signs will be posted. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is $10 adults, $5 children. From 6 to 9 p.m., "Organic Wines & Bites of Local Foods" will be featured for $20. Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and admission is $5 adults, children free. For more information, visit the "Pick & Gather" Web site at http://pickandgather.wordpress.com or call Kat Thomas at 620-0006, Anna Riedinger at 831-594-5638 or Cindy Lashbrook at 761-0081.
TRADITIONAL MEMORIAL DAY: The Livingston/Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars 8327 and the Ladies Auxiliary will host a Memorial Day ceremony in Livingston Memorial Park, at Park and Main streets, Friday at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterward at the Veterans Memorial Building at Seventh and Peach streets. For more information, call Denis or Sue Wells at 394-2059.
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