Around Town: Parkinson's group to meet; please RSVP

November 26, 2012 

The Parkinson's support group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mission Gardens, 1450 E. 27th St. Admission is free, but RSVP to assure a seat. For more information, call (209) 384-3300.

Dress giveaway set 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 a winter formal but cannot afford a dress. It will be held Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (209) 722-6708 or e-mail

McSwain School pancake breakfast

McSwain School will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at 926 Scott Road. Proceeds will ensure all fifth-grade students can attend outdoor education camp. For more information, call (209) 354-2721; tickets also are available at the door.

WestMed College to hold info session

Learn about WestMed College's certificates and how to finance your education from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at 330 E. Yosemite Ave., Suite 201. For more information, call (209) 386-6300.

Cat Kingdom seeks sponsors for kitties

Love cats but unable to adopt? Become a sponsor for a cat or kitten. You can make a difference with a one-time donation or a monthly donation to help care for adoptable animals. Businesses are welcome to sponsor. Last Hope Cat Kingdom is a nonprofit organization. For more information, call (209) 357-5425.

Teachers association planning luncheon

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

Homeless shelter asks for donors, volunteers

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

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