ENOCHS HIGH FUND-RAISER: The Enochs High School Eagle Foundation annual dinner, dance and silent auction fund-raiser will be held Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. in the O'Hare Hall at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road. Tickets are $30 and include tri-trip and chicken, salad, beans and bread. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The foundation is a group of parents and community members who help raise money and support student programs and organizations at Enochs High. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Kelly Miller at 312-0735.
HLC SPEECH FINALS FRIDAY: The Hispanic Leadership Council's Youth Speech Contest finals are today. The three finalists will give their speeches before the HLC membership at 7 a.m. The semifinalists represent Hispanic Youth Leadership Councils from Beyer, Ceres and Orestimba high schools. Space is limited. The meeting will be at the DoubleTree Garden Terrace Café, in downtown Modesto. For information, call Balvino Irizarry at 575-1303.
HERE KITTY, KITTY: Animal Services Auxiliary will have county shelter cats available for adoption at PetSmart through March 16. Each cat is Felv/Fiv tested, vaccinated, spay-neutered, microchipped and comes with a medical history sheet. Adoption is $45. For more information, call the message phone at 524-0669.
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SINGLES GET TOGETHER: The Valley Super Singles will hold its monthly newcomers breakfast Saturday at the Old Mill restaurant on Ninth Street at 9 a.m. If you're over 45, single and looking to meet new friends, call Glenda for more information, at 527-2169.
OMELET BREAKFAST: The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary will serve its annual omelet luncheon at 11 a.m. Monday at the Red Shield Community Center, 1649 Las Vegas St. There will be a boutique and bake sale, too. Tickets are $20. Proceeds will benefit the needy in Modesto. For more information, call Carole at 522-3209.
TEEN NIGHT: The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department's Maddux Youth Center and Paradise South Weed and Seed Project is presenting the "Mix At 615" program, for ages 13 through 17 years of age. The program is held at the Maddux Youth Center, 615 Sierra Drive, Fridays from 8 p.m. to midnight. The free program provides a safe and supervised location for teens to enjoy a variety of leisure and sports activities, dance competition, talent shows, contests, lyrical poetry, games, movies and featured guest performers. For more information, contact Bruce Lockard at 341-2950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE NUTS ARE LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS: The Modesto Nuts Class A baseball club is on the lookout for performers of all kinds. If you can sing, dance, juggle, face paint or have another talent, contact the Modesto Nuts professional baseball club for your chance to perform in front of up to 4,000 people at John Thurman Field. In addition to performers, the club is accepting applications for two positions for the 2008 season: public address announcer and on-field emcee. Both positions require a high-energy individual who can commit to a minimum of 70 Modesto Nuts baseball games over a six-month period. Anyone interested should contact the Modesto Nuts front office at 572-4487. The Modesto Nuts also have set a tryout date for all singers interested in singing the national anthem prior to a Modesto Nuts baseball game. The tryout will be at John Thurman Field on March 22 at 2 p.m. All tryouts are on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit the official Web site of the Modesto Nuts, www.modestonuts.com.
LIONS CLUB CRAB FEED: The Modesto 500 Lions Club is having a crab feed March 15 at the Howard Training Center, 1424 Stonum Drive (off of Hatch Road) beginning at 6 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. There will be a raffle and silent auction. For tickets, call Jerry Cooper at 471-3265.
INTERNATIONAL DINNER: The community is invited to meet students from all parts of the world as they offer a taste of their international cuisines and cultures at the Annual International Dinner, March 15 at 6 p.m. in the Social Hall of Emanuel Lutheran Church, at College and Stoddard avenues. Festivities will include international foods, singing, dancing and special entertainment by Modesto Junior College's international students and cultural displays featuring artifacts from the students' home countries. Tickets are $10, $5 for children under 10 years old, and are available from club members or in the International Student Program office, Morris Memorial Building 103. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, contact Barbara St. Urbain at 575-6012.
CHANT WORKSHOP: The choir of St. Patrick's Catholic Church invites the public to attend a workshop on Gregorian chant, Saturday in the parish hall, 19399 E. Highway 120. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. Jeffrey Morse, choirmaster of St. Stephen's in Sacramento, will be the instructor. Educated at Cambridge and Solemnes, he will speak on the origins of Gregorian chant and why it has lasted through the centuries. In addition, the Rev. Joseph Illo of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Modesto will give a presentation on the importance of retaining the use of chant in church liturgy. Anyone age 12 and over is encouraged to attend. For a reservation, call St. Patrick's choir director, Madeline Archibeque, at 838-7652. Leave your name, phone number and the number of participants expected to attend.
GARDEN CLUB: Hughson wants to start a garden club. Those interested in stimulating their knowledge of gardening, aiding in the protection of native trees and wildlife, civic planting and socializing with fellow gardeners should call Lorraine Cunningham at 883-2107, Lauretta Mouzes at 883-2606 or Jean Henley at 883-2483.
HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: The third annual Home and Garden Show will be Saturday from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce, the event is free and will feature local services and items, including furniture, interior design, and flooring professionals, garden and ranch supplies, landscaping materials and fencing, painting, swimming pools and waterfalls, sewing and vacuums. More than 40 booths will be set up inside and outside the Community Center at Second & F streets. For more information, call the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce at 847-2244.
WOMEN'S CONNECTION LUNCHEON: Women of the Central Valley are invited to a luncheon Thursday from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the Almond Pavilion, at 151 S. Sierra Ave. This month's theme is "Wearin' of the Green" and will feature guest speaker Suzanne Webber from In the Garden Nursery, who will demonstrate how to make a color bowl and hanging basket; also, Bree Noble, a Southern California singer/songwriter, will talk about overcoming blindness. Lunch is $14 per person and reservations are appreciated. For more information, call Barbara at 847-5605.
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