PICNIC IN THE PARK
When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Where: Rose Avenue Park, Wylie Drive and Muirswood Way
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Info: The Central Valley Social Club is sponsoring a picnic in the park. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and their own drink. Paper products will be provided. People are invited to bring lawn games, as well. The club meets the second and fourth Thursdays at El Palomar, 3105 McHenry Ave., at 6 p.m. for a social hour. For more information, call Wendy at 579-7108.
PFLAG BINGO NIGHT
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave.
Info: PFLAG is a support and education group for parents, family and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and meets the first and third Tuesdays. For more information, call 527-0776 or www.pflagmodesto.org.
SUMMER CREEK VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
When: Tuesday-Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m.
Where: Big Valley Grace Community Church, 4040 Tully Road.
Info: Bible stories, crafts, music, snacks, games and more for 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds who have not attended kindergarten. Cost is $10. Contact Kelly Sorensen at 571-4312 or KellyS@bvg.org.
CAMP JACK HAZARD REGISTRATION
Where: Mountain Mike's Pizza, 1221 Orangeburg Ave., 5-8 p.m.
Info: The YMCA is registering children for Camp Jack Hazard, which holds resident sessions for children ages 6 to 17 from July 26 to Aug. 16. Campers participate in swimming, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, rappelling, high- and low-rope challenge courses and other daily activities. Sessions are seven days long. Specialty sessions for the beginning camper, Leaders-In-Training, and the whole family are available. Fees range from $265 to $545, depending on the program. Financial assistance applications are available. For more information on how to register, visit www.friendsofcjh.com.
HIP-HOP DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, 7 and 9 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College West Campus, Cabaret West Dance Studio, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Info: The MJC Dance Department will present five performances of an all hip-hop extravaganza. The dance concert will be directed by MJC instructor Kim T. Davis. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for general admission. They can be purchased in advance from noon to 5 p.m. at the Cabaret West Box Office on the west campus or by calling 575-6394 during those hours. Tickets will be available at the door 90 minutes before each performance. Seating is limited. E-mail questions to Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDIAL PALMS ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE OPEN HOUSE
When: Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: 808 McHenry Ave.
Info: This event is open to the public at no cost. Please RSVP by Tuesday by calling 524-0808.
PRESENTATION ON CAREERS IN FOREIGN SERVICE AND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
When: Thursday, 10 a.m.
Where: Career Development and Transfer Center, Library Annex 103 on Modesto Junior College East Campus, 435 College Ave.
Info: The talk is free and open to the public. Kristen Weaver, who joined the State Department as an office management specialist, will share her experiences and information on the Hometown Diplomats Program. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Space is limited so reservations are requested. Reservations can be made by e-mailing email@example.com or by calling 575-6239.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT FIVE PARKS
When: Monday-Friday, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Applegate, Fahrens, Gilbert Macias, Rahilly and Stephen Leonard parks.
Info: Boomerang Express is the theme and Australia is the focus of games, Bible stories, Bible challenge, songs, crafts and making didgeridoos, snacks and more. Event is free and for children who've completed kindergarten through fifth grade. The event is put on by Children's Outreach Ministries, a group of Merced-area churches. For more information, call Jan Sorge at 769-1884.
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