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CANCER SUPPORT: A cancer support group presented by the Community Cancer Program at Doctors Medical Center meets Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Center at Doctors Medical Center. For more information, call 576-3878.

HLC MEETING: Carolyn Crown, chief executive officer of Doctors Medical Center Foundation, will be the speaker at the Hispanic Leadership Council's meeting at 7 a.m. Friday. The meeting will be at the Great Valley Center, 201 Needham Ave. The weekly meetings offer an excellent opportunity to network, and the public is invited.

SINGLES TO MEET: Valley Super Singles, a social club for people older than 45, will hold its newcomer breakfast at the Old Mill Cafe, 600 Ninth St., at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call Glenda at 527-2169.

SEE ART, BUTTERFLIES, FLOWERS AND MUSICALS: Big Valley Travel Club has many trips coming up:

  • Jan. 15, $69 -- The "Marie Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles" exhibit at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco
  • Jan. 31, $55 -- A trip to Monterey and Carmel to see monarch butterflies
  • March 12, $70 -- "Bouquets to Art 2008" at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, an exhibit where noted florists design magnificent bouquets to complement the masterpiece paintings
  • June 12, $125 -- A matinee of "Phantom of the Opera" at the Sacramento Community Theater; for the particulars, contact Dick Griffin, 634-6804
  • HUMANE SOCIETY MEETING: The organization will meet Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Blvd. For more information, call Tracy at 345-5967.


    CUSTOMER SERVICE CLASSES: Merced College is offering a Customer Service Academy sponsored by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. Complete all 10 modules and receive a certificate from Merced College in addition to five units of credit. Classes for January are Management 50-F Team Building, Jan. 16 and 23; for February, Management 50-I Attitude in the Workplace, Feb. 20 and 27. Classes are at the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, 590 N. Yosemite Ave. Class times are 1 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 847-2244, or the Workplace Learning Resource Center at 386-6736 or visit www.customerserviceacademy.org.


    WINTER BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Turlock Public Library will hold its winter book sale Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A "Members Only Night" will be held Jan. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. Individuals can purchase a membership at the door for $10, beginning at 3:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the library to pay for nonbudgeted items, including children's programs, shelving, newspaper microfilms and much more. The sale will be held indoors at First United Methodist Church, 1660 Arbor Way, at E. Main Street and Berkeley Avenue.

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