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CHANGING YOUR CHILD'S BEHAVIOR: Jill Molli, from Loving Guidance, will present "Conscious Discipline" in two workshops geared for parents. "Consequences That Work" is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the Mary Stuart Rogers Center on the Modesto Junior College West Campus. The event is open seating and registration is not required. On Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Molli will cover "Consequences That Teach Responsibility: Changing Behavior and Restructuring the Brain," with a focus on children in the professional setting. This event requires registration and there is a fee. The event will be held in the Martin G. Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St. Registration forms are available at http://caeyc.aaiden.com/main/page/Stanislaus. For more information, contact Jacki at jgrahill@salida.k12.ca.us or 543-3135.

AUTHOR TO SIGN BOOK ON MANCINI: Author Kathleen Gooch will be at the McHenry Museum on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. She will sign her book, "Frank Mancini -- Modesto's Music Man," a biography of "Proof" Mancini, and a history of MoBand, the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and the Modesto High School and Modesto Junior College bands and orchestras. The book includes an extensive photo collection of musicians from these groups and a CD of a 1930 recording of Mancini conducting. The museum is at 1402 I St. For more information, call 491-4347l.

TEA FOR BREAST CANCER: The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is holding a tea today and Saturday to heighten breast cancer awareness. Enjoy a cup of tea with the volunteers and browse the selection of tea cups, pots and accessories in the store. All proceeds support research, education, advocacy and patient services in the fight against cancer. For more information, call 544-9279. The shop is at 3440 McHenry Ave.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: The city's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is offering "Photography: The Enlargement of Vision," beginning Saturday, and continuing through Nov. 10, at the Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. The class will meet Saturdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. The fee is $55 for six sessions. For more information, call 491-5944. Register in person at 1010 10th St., Suite 4400, or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect.

WESTERN BARBECUE: Tuolumne River Lodge's Deep-Pit Western BBQ will be Saturday. Tri-tip will be cooked in the classic Western way -- underground. There will be a variety of other barbecue, too. A no-host bar will open at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30, with entertainment, prizes and drawings. Someone will win a cruise to Mexico. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children, are available by calling 537-8202 or 537-6651. The lodge is at 2429 River Road.

SEATS STILL AVAILABLE: The annual McHenry Mansion table-setting fund-raiser will be Oct. 17-18 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road. The table settings will be on display from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, with beverages and dessert for $10. The luncheon will be Thursday beginning at 11 a.m., with food served at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $30; call 491-4347.

WATERCOLORS ON EXHIBIT: Local artists were invited to submit watercolor paintings of the McHenry Mansion, with one being chosen to be used for notecards. Sixteen artists responded and their efforts will be on display through Oct. 31. A reception will be held Oct. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m., and is open to the public. The winner of the contest will be announced at 2:30 p.m. and a $500 prize will be awarded. The mansion is open every day except Saturday 12:30 until 4 p.m. For more information, call Trina at 549-0428.

AG OPEN HOUSE: Modesto Junior College invites the public to the 55th annual Agriculture Open House on Thursday in the Agriculture Department building on the east campus on Coldwell Avenue. MJC agriculture students will plan, construct and present displays that feature the many agriculture majors offered at the college. Displays will open at 5 p.m. with dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. MJC extends a special invitation to former agriculture professors and students. In addition to the many displays, there will be a program honoring the 2007 Honorary Young Farmer Degree recipients. The program will run from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with the displays reopening after the program and remaining open until 8 p.m. Dinner tickets are available for $7 on a first-come, first-served basis and may be purchased in the Agriculture Office, or reserved by today, by calling administrative secretary Gloria Wilson at 575-6200. Those not able to attend the dinner are invited to enjoy the program and displays free of charge.


COOL STUFF: Looking for a peculiar item such as an umbrella stand, a ginormous stuffed duck, or a luggage rack for your '59 Rambler? Well, you might find it at the 15th Citywide Yard Sale event Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Maps will be available at most stores, restaurants and City Hall.


EGYPTIAN FESTIVAL: St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church will host an Egyptian Festival on Oct. 19-21 with handcrafted Egyptian and Coptic art and jewelry, authentic food, pastries, music and church tours. Admission is free and times are Friday 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The church is at 315 S. Orange Ave. For more information, call 599-3310.


GOOD THINGS HAPPENING: An adult exercise class is held Mondays 10 to 11 a.m., at the Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe. People 18 and older can enjoy low-resistance exercises. The class fee is $2 per session payable to the class instructor. People also can join the Riverbank Striders on Thursdays at Jacob Myers Park from 9 to 10 a.m. for a brisk walk on the newly renovated hiking trail. This program is ongoing and subject to cancellation. For more information, call 869-7124.


CRAFT BAZAAR: The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary will hold its eighth annual Crafters Bazaar on Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the gym, 893 Lander Ave. A continental breakfast for $2 and homemade soup lunch for $3 are being offered. There will be lots of homemade items and quilts to buy. For more information, call Kathy Wells at 667-6091, ext. 112.


CONCERT IN THE CAVES: Native American flutist Mary Youngblood and the Northern California Flute Circle will perform Oct. 27 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Moaning Cavern, 5350 Moaning Cave Road. Tickets are $24.95 for space on the cavern floor, and $14.95 for space at the top of Moaning Cavern's famous 100-foot spiral staircase. Advance reservations are recommended; last year's concert sold out. Reservations can be made by calling 736-2708.

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