KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the following dates and locations for Stanislaus Union School District children: Stanislaus School, today; Muncy School, Friday; and Eisenhut School, Monday. Bring birth certificate, current records of shots, physical examination, dental screening and proof of residence. For more information, call 529-9546, ext. 1250.
SPAGHETTI DINNER: Modesto 49ers Football and Cheer will hold early-bird registration for ages 6 to 14 years Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the King-Kennedy Memorial Center, 601 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. It also will hold its sixth annual spaghetti dinner for a donation of $5. For more information, call 241-0137 or 505-7944, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.eteamz.com/modesto49ers.
MJC ART EXHIBIT: The Modesto Junior College Art Gallery will present "No Sweat," an exhibition of sculptural installations by Kathy Budd, today through March 20. The gallery, on the east campus in front of Founder's Hall, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A reception will be held on the last day of the art show, March 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. Budd will give a talk about her art at 3 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call the gallery at 575-6819.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: Salida Union School District will hold 2008-09 kindergarten registration at the following schools: Sisk Elementary School, 5337 Sugar Creek Lane, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, 545-1617; and Perkins Elementary School, 3920 Blue Bird Drive, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., though closed noon to 1 p.m., Friday, 545-4415. Children must be 5 on or before Dec. 2 to register for kindergarten. Bring proof of residence, birth certificate and immunization records.
STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: It's that time again. The Mariposa County Arts Council's 21st Mariposa Storytelling Festival will offer a wealth of stories Friday through Sunday from six beloved storytellers in the Gold Rush town of Mariposa. Take a seat in the 1920s auditorium at Mariposa County High School for the Friday and Saturday events. On Sunday afternoon, hear even more stories in Yosemite Village in Yosemite National Park. Listen to Irish stories and music from one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world; folk tales from far and near; African-American interactive oral traditions; stories and songs to tease, tickle and tug at the heart; unique Western-style Greek myths; and personal and historical stories from a member of the Choctaw nation. It will be a magical three days of performances by six nationally known spoken-word artists in historic Mariposa. For ticket information, call the Mariposa County Arts Council at 966-3155 or 800-903-9936, or visit the council's Web site at www.arts-mariposa.org.
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