Out & About
Five things to do this weekend, plus Free Fun:
Get in the Easter spirit with the King-Kennedy Memorial Center's celebration featuring a pancake breakfast, egg hunt, and arts and crafts with the Easter Bunny. Today, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. King-Kennedy Memorial Center, 601 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Modesto. $3 (plus $1 for pictures with the Easter Bunny). 577-5255.
Ride out to fun at the Back Country Horsemen Rendezvous, an equestrian event with an art show, crafts vendors and live music. Today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stanislaus County Fairground, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. $7 to $10. 985-0467.
Discover the wonder of rocks, minerals, beads and jewelry at the Gem and Jewelry Show & Sale. Today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp. $3, free for children ages 12 and younger. 728-5579.
Vote for your favorite yucksters at the World of Laughs Survivor Comedy Competition of Northern California, where 14 comics will square off. Today, 8 p.m. State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto. $20. 527-4697.
Check out the Hispanic Education Conference, an event where high school students can get information on education and career opportunities with keynote speaker Virginia Madueño. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Modesto Junior College, 435 College Ave. Free. 575-6698.
Experience an old-fashioned Easter at Columbia State Historic Park with a parade, costumed docents, egg hunts and visit from the Easter bunny. Sunday, noon (ages 3 to 5), 1 p.m. (ages 6 to 8) and 1:30 p.m. (ages 9 to 12) egg hunts; 12:30 p.m. parade. Free. 536-1672.
-- Marijke Rowland
Whooping cough in Tuolumne County
Health officials have announced two confirmed cases of whooping cough in Tuolumne County and several more suspected cases. Tuolumne County Health Officer Dr. Todd Stolp said about 60 more people are taking antibiotics as a precautionary measure. For more information, call 533-7401.
50 YEARS AGO: The congregation of the new Maze Boulevard Christian Church would begin holding services in its new edifice on Maze Boulevard. The building was of concrete block construction and was the first unit of a proposed church complex to be built on the five-acre site.
25 YEARS AGO: William H. Mattos, publisher of the West Side Index in Newman and the Hilmar Times in Hilmar, was named recipient of the John T. Silveira Memorial Service Award. The service award was presented to a member of the Newman Chamber of Commerce for outstanding contributions to the community.
-- Karen Aiello