Around Town (11-16-12)

November 15, 2012 

Parkinson's support group meets Wednesday

The Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mission Gardens, 1450 E. 27th St. Admission is free, but it is suggested that you RSVP to assure a seat. For more information, call

(209) 384-3300.

Gifts of Grace dresses for winter formals

Gifts of Grace will hold a one-day giveaway for formal dresses to any family who has a girl in a local high school who wants to attend the Winter Formal but cannot afford a dress. It will be held on Dec. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call

(209) 722-6708 or e-mail songinmyheart@sbcglobal.net.

McSwain School pancake breakfast

McSwain School will host its annual Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Dec. 2 at 926 Scott Road. Proceeds will ensure that all fifth-grade students are able to attend outdoor education camp. For more information, call

(209) 354-2721; tickets also are available at the door.

WestMed College holds information session

Come and learn about WestMed College's certificates and how to finance your education from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 at 330 E. Yosemite Ave., Suite 201. For more information, call

(209) 386-6300.

Catholic Federation holds biscotti sale

The Italian Catholic Federation is sponsoring a holiday biscotti sale on Dec. 8 and 9, at St. Patrick's Church after all Masses. They can be preordered and picked up between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. To place an order or get more information, call (209) 383-4819 or (209) 723-6400. Order no later than Nov. 27, $6 per dozen.

Retired teachers hosts De Angelo's luncheon

The California Retired Teachers' Association will host its annual holiday luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 at De Angelo's. Lunch for members is $25 and $35 for nonmembers and the deadline for reservations is Dec. 1. For more information, call (209) 723-3323.

D Street Homeless Shelter needs donations

The D Street Homeless Shelter is in need of food since the cold weather brings in many more people. The shelter serves an evening meal to a group that can range up to 65 on any given night. Prepared meals are needed. Volunteers also are being sought to come and fix meals. For more information, call (209) 704-4384.

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