PRINCIPAL TO OUTLINE MODESTO HIGH'S FUTURE: Hugo Ramos will make a presentation on his vision and goals for Modesto High School at the Hispanic Leadership Council's meeting at 7 a.m. Friday. The meeting will be at El Concilio Community Center, 1314 H St. The weekly meetings offer an excellent opportunity to network, and the public is invited.
PRESENTATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE: Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will present a symposium Friday on "Global Climate Change: What is Our Response?" from 6 to 9:40 p.m. in Forum 110 on Modesto Junior College's east campus, 435 College Ave. The symposium is free and open to the public, and appropriate for ages 12 and older. For more information on MAPS, visit http://virtual.yosemite.cc.ca.us/MAPS or contact the MJC Science, Math and Engineering Division Office at 575-6173.
FLU SHOTS FOR SENIORS: Plan ahead -- free flu shots will be offered by the Tzu-Chi Foundation on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. The shots are limited to seniors, 55 and older, and pre-registration is required. Shots will be administered at the Modesto Service Center, 1100 Carver Road, Suite J. This will be the seventh year the organization has offered the free service to the community. For more information, call 529-2625.
SERENADES ON SUNDAY: The Stanislaus Arts Council and the McHenry Museum will present the next performance in the Serenades on Sunday series at 3 p.m. Sunday in the McHenry Museum auditorium, 14th and I streets. Featured artists will be vocalists Melissa Esau and Matthew Voyer with accompanist Jim Coleman, performing the music of American composer and lyricist Maury Yeston. Tickets for the performance will be available at the door and are $7 general and $1 for students. There will be a reception during the intermission. For more information, contact the Stanislaus Arts Council, 1100 Kansas Ave., Suite F, 558-8628, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to the council's Web site, www.artsway.org.
MEDICARE PRESENTATION: What's new in Medicare for 2008? Find out when the Medicare bus comes to Modesto on Nov. 7. Medicare counselors will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road. Counselors can review beneficiaries' health plans and help them select new plans. Beneficiaries also can learn how to get extra financial help to pay their Part D drug insurance premiums. For details, contact Jack Cheevers at Medicare, 415-744-3723.
CHOCOLATE BALL: The Oakdale District Chamber of Commerce invites you to "An Evening in Paris" at their 17th annual Oakdale Chocolate Ball on Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight, at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 South Second St. The Chocolate Ball will feature prime rib, filet of salmon or vegetarian lasagna prepared by Medlen's House of Beef, champagne and a chocolate lover's buffet with a variety of chocolates, bakery offerings and a delectable chocolate fountain. Dance to the music of the JMZ Band. There will be a drawing for a door prize and a silent auction. The event is black tie optional. Tickets are available at the chamber office, 590 N. Yosemite Ave. The cost is $65 per person, and seating is limited. Call 847-2244 for reservations. No tickets sold at the door.
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