In Brief

'Eating For Life' program to start

The Center for Human Services is hosting a weekly support group called "Eating for Life."

The idea is to increase participants' awareness of the emotional and psychological issues surrounding food. The group will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and will facilitated by Kathleen Shamp, a therapist who has 15 years of experience helping youth and families.

For more information on attending the "Eating for Life" group, call Rebecca Tucker, 526-1440. For more information about the variety of programs and services Center for Human Services offers youth and families,go to

Info on military service academies

Congressman Dennis Cardoza, D-Merced, along with Congressman George Radanovich, R-Mariposa, will sponsor "Academy Information Night" on Sept. 18 to familiarize high school juniors and seniors, their parents, and high school guidance counselors with the U.S. military service academies.

This seminar is an opportunity for all high school students within the 18th and 19th Congressional Districts. Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy -- Colorado Springs, the U.S. Military Academy -- West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy -- Annapolis, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will be available to answer questions of persons attending this open house.

Members of the Congressmen's staff will also be available for consultation and will provide service catalogs, application kits, and other descriptive materials. There will also be a power point presentation and a video presentation. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Harvest Hall at the Stanislaus County Ag Center, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto.

Each member of Congress is allowed a total of five appointees in each service academy. For each vacancy, Congressman Cardoza can nominate 10 individuals. If you are interested in applying you may download a copy of the application at

For more information on the application process or to reserve a spot for the information session, call Lisa Mantarro Moore 527-1914 or e-mail

Mall to hold fashion show

Vintage Faire Mall is holding its annual Fall Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the mall's Center Court. Back-to-school fashions will be showcased, including clothes from Anchor Blue, The Buckle, Children's Place, The Disney Store, Gymboree, Gottschalks, JC Penney and Macy's. Models and entertainment will be provided by dancers from The Dance Factory. Free backpacks will be given to the first 200 guests 18 and younger. The show will also feature winners of the mall's Fashion Fix 101 competition.

Pageant seeks candidates

Organizers of the Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant are seeking candidates. More than $80,000 in college scholarships and prizes will be awarded. Candidates will be judged on achievements and activities, and poise and presence. For more information, call 916-714-4222 or go to

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