Free prom dresses
Becca's Closet will be at Juline's School of Dance on March 15 and April 19, both days from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Girls can stop by to choose a free prom dress as long as they have a valid student ID. Becca's Closet also needs donations of gently used dresses to add to its collection. Dresses can be dropped off at the Davis High School student body office during school hours. You also can contact Erin Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a different donation time.
The Modesto Garden Club is accepting applications for its scholarship program. Two $1,500 awards will be given to candidates from high schools and/or Modesto Junior College. Applicants must be enrolled in MJC's agriculture program as a new or continuing student for the fall of 2008 or have been accepted into an ag program at a four-year college or university for fall. To apply, call Lynn Wright at 551-1276. The deadline for submitting applications is April 4.
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The Denair Gaslight Theater will present "Harvey" from March 7-22 at the Community Conservatory Theater, 3908 N. Gratton Road, Denair. Performances, directed by Kristen Cervantes, a 17-year-old Providence Charter School senior, are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 children and seniors. Call 664-9514 for reservations.
Turlock High School will present its spring musical, "Godspell," on March 6-8 and 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. in the school's performing-arts building.
Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students and $5 for seniors and children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the student activities office or the performing-arts building. All seating is reserved. Glenn Cramer will play Jesus, with the ensemble made up of Candace Geiger, Trevor Lemos, Thomas Lobao, Kandyce Maldonado, Madison Medeiros, Daniel Moody, Marisa Moosekian, Devian Reyes and Lea Volk. For more information, call 667-4061.
Shattuck High School in Delhi will have a tri-trip sandwich sale Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. to help raise money for a senior class trip and other expenses. Tri-tip, chicken and linguica sandwiches will be available at the Speedy Lube and KFC parking lot at the corner of Countryside Drive and Monte Vista Avenue in Turlock. Tickets are $5. Proceeds will defray the cost of senior events. To learn more, call 656-2012.
MC arts gallery
Modesto Christian High School will present its annual Night at the Arts on March 20 in the school gym. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for an art gallery viewing -- all art is created by students, and many pieces will be available for purchase through a silent auction.
At 7 p.m. the show begins, starting with an ensemble performance and followed by the lighthearted play "Yearbook," performed by students.
Beyer High performance
Beyer High School will present "The Pirates of Penzance" this month at the school. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and March 13-15 and at 2 p.m. March 16. The energetic and crazy cast of 35 includes Steven Linhares as the Pirate King, Amber Lundgren as Mabel, Kris Yee at Fredrick, Stephen Watson as the Major-General and Stephany Gines as Ruth. Tickets are available at the door or may be reserved by e-mailing email@example.com.
The Stanislaus Community Foundation has several scholarships available to residents of Stanislaus County.
Most scholarships to be awarded are in the amount of $500 per school year. Applications are accepted until April 2 and are available from financial-aid offices on high school, university and college campuses. Students also may contact the foundation for an application; call 576-1608 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You also can download the application from www.stanislauscommunityfoundation.org.
General qualifications for all the scholarships require students to have a B or better grade point average and to live in Stanislaus County or attend school in the county. The Arthur T. & Corinne K. Shields Scholarship and the Charles Stone, Jr. Memorial Scholarship require only general qualifications.
Some scholarships have additional requirements:
The Pat Maciel Lubeck Perpetual Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Ambeck Mortgage Associates, is open to current or former female students of Modesto High School pursuing an education in business or computer science and demonstrating financial need.
The Virginia Azevedo Perpetual Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Ambeck Mortgage Associates, is open to current or former female students of Modesto High School pursuing an education in medicine and demonstrating financial need.
The Edward T. Taylor Jr. Perpetual Memorial Scholarship is offered to current or former students of Modesto High pursuing degrees in any field and meeting general qualifications.
The Dr. Larry Cooke Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the San Joaquin Notre Dame Club, will be awarded to be a resident of the San Joaquin Valley who is admitted or enrolled at the University of Notre Dame or another Catholic university and pursuing an education in medicine.
The American Association of University Women will offer awards to female students who have graduated from MJC, are enrolled in a four-year institution, are planning an education sabbatical or seminar and who need financial aid to finish a degree.
The Modesto Bee Journalism Scholarships will offer awards to two high school seniors graduating from area high schools, at least one of whom is a member of an ethnic minority, who intend to pursue a career in journalism.
The Beyer High Athletic Scholarship will be offered to a Beyer High School senior involved in varsity athletics during junior and senior years and meeting general qualifications. See additional requirements at the Beyer financial-aid office.
The Judy Wiegman Scholarship will offer one or two scholarships to Stanislaus County students who attend higher-education institutions and are deemed by the school district to be physically disabled.
The Pizza Plus Patterson-Newman Scholarship will go to a former foster child attending a college or university.
The First Tee of Modesto Scholarship will be offered to an active member of the First Tee Program for at least three years prior to applying for this scholarship and meeting general qualifications.