Latest News

Around the Region

Modesto




  • MARCH OF DIMES

When: Saturday, 5:30 to 11 p.m.

Where: SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave.

Info: Sutter Gould Medical Foundation invites the community to a Hollywood Night under the Stars. Dress as your favorite movie star, stroll down a red carpet while a photographer snaps pictures, enjoy no-host cocktails, participate in a silent auction and join a costume contest. All profits go to the March of Dimes. Cost is $50 per person and $400 for a table of eight. For more information, call 550-4769.

  • COUNTRY DAY FAIRE
  • When: Saturday, 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

    Where: Bloms' Ranch, 2613 Illinois Ave.

    Info: Hunt for treasures in more than 20 booths, attend demonstrations and enjoy lunch all for $35. Proceeds will benefit nonprofit programs for the elderly of Stanislaus County. The event is sponsored by the Catholic Social Service Guild. For tickets and information, call Patty at 529-2940.

  • CEMETERY WALK
  • When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

    Where: Acacia Cemetery, 801 Scenic Drive

    Info: The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County and the Modesto Citizens Cemetery are presenting a cemetery walk. Costumed guides will take participants through the cemetery to visit historical sites of former Modesto families. Wear your walking shoes. Enter from Bodem Street onto Cedar Avenue. For more information, call Millie Starr at 522-8868 or e-mail milliestarr@att.net.

  • BALLROOM DANCING
  • When: Saturday, 8 to 11 p.m.

    Where: Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St.

    Info: The next event for the Ballroom Dance Club of Modesto features music by the Knight Sounds. Dance lessons in single-step swing and cha-cha will be given by Heidi and Javier Gomez of You Can Dance Company from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. A break with light refreshments is from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Dance instruction is $1 with paid dance admission. Membership dues in the Ballroom Dance Club are $25 a year for a single person or $50 per couple. For more information, e-mail ModestoBallroomClub@gmail.com or call 576-2432.

    Ceres




  • GARAGE SALE AND BAKE SALE
  • When: Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Where: 3869 Northern Oak Drive

    Info: Help the Moms Club of Ceres raise money for service projects. For more information, call 874-3787.

    Turlock




  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • When: Saturday and Oct. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Where: Emanuel Medical Center, 825 Delbon Ave.

    Info: Hospice of Emanuel is seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families by providing emotional support, respite care, translating, facilitating grief support groups, bereavement follow-up and working in the hospice office as assistants. Hospice volunteers of all ethnic backgrounds are needed. New volunteers must attend both training sessions. They will be in Conference Room C in the East Wing of Emanuel Medical Center. There is a $25 donation requested. Registration is required. Continuing education credit is available for people in the medical field. For more information, call 664-2550.

    Escalon




  • HUMANE SOCIETY GARAGE SALE
  • When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Where: 709 First St.

    Info: The Humane Society of Stanislaus County will hold a garage sale to benefit its spay and neuter programs. For more information, call Karen at 537-1116.

    Oakdale




  • GRANGE HARVEST CRAFT BOUTIQUE
  • When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Where: Grange Hall, F Street and Lambuth Avenue

    Info: Start your Christmas shopping early. There will be unique gift and food booths. For more information, call 556-8524.Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 578-2330; fax 578-2207; or e-mail region@modbee.com.

      Comments