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  • HISPANIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING

When: Friday, 7 a.m.

Where: DoubleTree Hotel, Garden Terrace Café, 1150 Ninth St.

Info: Alfredo Guerra, executive director of the Stanislaus County Police Activities League, will speak on how to get involved in activities with local youth. For more information, call Raul Diaz at 238-1507.

  • WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT BUSINESS LUNCHEON
  • When: Today, 12:45-2:30 p.m.

    Where: DoubleTree Hotel, Garden Terrace Café, 1150 Ninth St.

    Info: Joyce Mowry, a certified personal coach, will talk about effective leadership development skills. Tickets are $15 and include lunch. For more information, call 573-1710 or e-mail Evone Cardenas at evonecardenas@sbcglobal.net.

  • NIGHT SKY VIEWING
  • When: Friday,9-10:30 p.m.

    Where: Great Valley Museum Observatory, 1100 Stoddard Ave.

    Info: Hosted by the Great Valley Astronomers. Free admission. For more information, call 575-6196.

  • CELEBRATE WORLD BREAST-FEEDING WEEK
  • When: Friday, noon-2 p.m.

    Where: Memorial Medical Center, Health Education and Conference Center, 1700 McHenry Avenue (in McHenry Village)

    Info: Memorial Medical Center invites women who have become mothers within the past year to attend a free community event. Mothers who breast-feed benefit by reducing their risks of breast and ovarian cancers and osteoporosis and by more quickly returning to their prepregnancy weights. For more information, call Jennifer Downs-Colby at 572-7262.

  • REPUBLICAN PARTY MEETING
  • When: Monday, 6 p.m. reception; 6:30 p.m. program; 7:15 p.m. business meeting

    Where: Eichel Building, 118 W. Orangeburg Ave.

    Info: The Republican Party of Stanislaus County's Central Committee will host Sheriff Adam Christianson, who will report on the state of the Sheriff's Department. For more information, go to www.stanislausgop.org or e-mail joanclendenin@comcast.net. The committee will endorse candidates for local elective office at the Sept. 8 meeting. Any Republican candidate may request an endorsement, but must be present.

  • STANISLAUS CIVIL WAR ASSOCIATION
  • When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.

    Where: Modesto Pioneer Cemetery, 905 Scenic Drive

    Info: The Stanislaus Civil War Association will meet at the Grand Army of the Republic plot (look for the large, black cannons framing either end). Please note the time change.

  • ART CLASSES FOR KIDS
  • When: Starts Tuesday

    Where: Boy Scout Clubhouse, 400 Enslen Ave.

    Info: The city's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department and the Central California Art Association are offering art classes for kids 9-12 years old. Beginning drawing and painting, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 5-14, 10-11 a.m.; fee is $45. Intermediate drawing and painting, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 19-28, from 10-11 a.m.; fee is $45. Register at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th St., Suite 4400, or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect. For more information, go to www.modestogov.com/prnd/activityguide or call 577-5344.

  • DIGITAL CAMERA CLASS
  • When: Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-noon.

    Where: Maddux Youth Center, 615 Sierra Drive

    Info: Get maximum use from your digital camera. Learn how to adjust, set up, upload, enhance and print your photos. Registration for the one-day class is $20. Register in person at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th St., Suite 4400, or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect. For more information, call 577-5344.

  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
  • When: Aug. 11-15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Where: Call for location

    Info: The Salvation Army Red Shield's vacation Bible school, "Outrigger Island," will be offered free for children 6-12 years old. For more information, call 538-7111, ext. 100.

    Escalon

  • GEM AND MINERAL PROGRAM
  • When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

    Where: Escalon Branch Library, 1540 Second St.

    Info: Albert Troglin will display and discuss a variety of gems and minerals. This program is for all ages. For more information, call 937-8221 or visit www.stockton.lib.ca.us.

    Livingston

  • RUMMAGE SALE
  • When: Thursday through Saturday, starts at 8 a.m.

    Where: Delhi Veterans Hall, 9799 Stephens St.

    Info: The Livingston/Delhi Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8327 will hold a rummage sale with back-to-school items, Christmas items, Halloween costumes, exercise equipment, household items and more. For more information, call Sue Wells at 394-2059.

    Oakdale

  • WOMEN'S CONNECTION LUNCHEON
  • When: Aug. 14, noon-1:45 p.m.

    Where: Almond Pavilion, 151 S. Sierra Ave.

    Info: The theme is "dressing for fun" featuring a representative from Cindy's Doodads Fashions & Accessories in Turlock who will host a fashion show. Also, speaker Carol Kohler will talk about how she lives with peace and contentment despite bad choices and AIDS in her family. Lunch and program cost $14; reservations are required. For more information, call Barbara at 847-5605 or Paula at 869-4788.

    Tuolumne

  • FIELD TRIP INTO THE FOREST
  • When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Where: U.S. Forest Service Mi-Wuk Ranger District Office, 24695 Highway 108, Mi-Wuk Village

    Info: The Tuolumne City Memorial Museum Historical Research Committee has scheduled a field trip program to West Side Lumber Co. Camp 24 in the Stanislaus National Forest. Call for a list of supplies to bring. Meet in the parking lot for handouts and a map. For more information, e-mail TuolumneMuseum@FrontierNet.net or call 877-838-4882 and leave a message. RSVP required.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.

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