What: COMFY COZY ANNUAL SALE
When: Beginning today
Where: American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 3440 McHenry Ave., Suite A-12
Info: The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is holding its annual weeklong “cozy comfy” event featuring pajamas, slippers and all things warm and cozy. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. All profits are used for research and cancer patient services. For more information, call (209) 544-9279.
What: BARBECUE FUNDRAISER
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Sharp Park, 1900 Torrid Ave.
Info: The Woodland West Community Neighborhood is holding a fundraiser featuring barbecued chicken, ranch beans, potato salad, green salad and bread. Takeout is available. Cost is $10, advance tickets appreciated. For more information or to get tickets, call (209) 576-8484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: FREE HUGS DAY
When: Tuesday, 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts, 1300 Standiford Ave.
Info: Paul Mitchell School will participate in the annual Free Hugs Day. Dressed in their signature black outfits, carrying handmade “free hugs” signs, students from Paul Mitchell cosmetology school will head to various locations to offer free hugs. For more information, call (209) 577-0644.
What: SUICIDE AWARENESS WORKSHOP
When: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College East Campus, Forum Building, Room 102, 435 College Ave.
Info: The Modesto Junior College chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting a Suicide Awareness Workshop conducted by Tim White, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services community educator. Participants will receive a general overview of suicide, recognizing the signs, prevention, intervention strategies and referral process. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Professor Kimberly Kennard at (209) 575-6864.
What: SCIENCE OR MAGIC? PROGRAM
When: Tuesday, 4 p.m.
Where: Salida branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 4835 Sisk Road
Info: An expert from the Great Valley Museum will offer demonstrations and hands-on experiments that seem like magic but will explain many basic scientific principles. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Salida Library. For more information, call the Salida library at (209) 543-7353.
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