LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR 4TH OF JULY
Info: The Modesto Jaycees need help with the Independence Day celebration. The following areas need volunteers throughout the day.
Flag sales: Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at the grandstand on I Street and walk the parade route until 10 a.m. selling flags for $1 each. Contact Martha Williams at email@example.com.
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Parade marshals: Volunteers will oversee the flow of the parade and prevent gaps from occurring, 10 a.m to noon. Volunteers will be in radio contact with the parade chairman and grandstand. Contact Anthony DeMatteo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaycee drink booths: Volunteers will sell soda and water in four drink tents at Graceada Park, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m and Enslen Park, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Contact Annel Garcia at annelgarcia38 @yahoo.com.
Beer booth: Volunteers will help keep the beer flowing and the party going, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Graceada Park. Contact Rick Leighton at email@example.com.
When: Saturday, registration is 8-10 a.m. with the last motorcycle out by 10 a.m.
Where: Yamaha of Modesto, 500 N. Carpenter Rd., Suite Y.
Info: This is a fund-raiser for Sierra Vista Child and Family Services. With preregistration, the Poker Run costs one rider $15, passenger $10; day of event, one rider $20, passenger $15. Ride pin and barbecue lunch included. Raffle, prizes, 50/50, too. Presented by Modesto Chapter 294 STAR Touring & Riding. For information, call Gilbert Silva at 577-3150 or Chuck Crow at 576-1640 or visit www.startouringchapter294.com. Please make checks payable to Sierra Vista Child & Family Services. Mail completed form and payment to 1914 Muncy Drive, Modesto 95350-2635.
CAMP JACK HAZARD SLEEPOVER -- PARENTS' NIGHT OUT REGISTRATION
When: Registrations will be accepted until Wednesday.
Where: Stonehenge Climbing Gym, 500 Ninth St.
Info: This event is for children ages 6 to 14. Light supper, snacks, rock climbing, movie and light breakfast are included. The cost is $30 for a safe and fun event with overnight supervision. Space is limited. For details, call 578-9622, ext. 15.
When: Deadline is Saturday
Where: Central California Art Association and the Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St.
Info: Central California Art Association and the Mistlin Gallery are seeking submissions for the "So I Paint" show celebrating the art of painting. Fee per entry is $5 for members and $10 for others. For more information, call 529-3369 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS FOR SENIORS
When: Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.
Where: Community Center Computer Room, 2701 Fourth St.
Info: In this course you will be shown what computers can do and how to operate them. You will be introduced to operating systems, software applications and file storage. Cost is $20. Preregister at Ceres City Hall, 2720 Second St., online at www.ci.ceres.ca.us, or call Traci Farris at 538-5682 for more information
PARTY FOR NEW COMMUNITY CENTER
When: Tuesday, 4 p.m.
Where: 2701 Fourth St.
Info: The city will dedicate its community center with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m., followed by tours, class demonstrations and refreshments.
DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR MOST FAIR ENTRIES
Info: Time is running out if you want to be part of the 2009 Merced County Fair. The deadline for most entries is Thursday. The fair, sponsored by the 35th District Agricultural Association, is July 21-26. The 2009 fair exhibitors' handbooks include all entry forms and are available online at www.MercedCountyFair.com or can be picked up at the fair office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Office hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call the fair office at 722-1507 or send e-mail to Info@MercedCountyFair. com or go to the Web site, www.MercedCountyFair.com.
SUMMER BUFFETS UNDER WAY
When: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Cellar Restaurant, lower level of the Manzanita Building, Columbia College
Info: Summer lunch buffets at Columbia College are starting this week. Students enrolled in the college's Summer Culinary Arts Institute will plan, prepare and serve specially themed menus every Thursday through Aug. 6. Meals are $8.95 per person, tax included. Gratuities are gratefully accepted. The intensive nine-week program provides training in estimating food costs per meal, menu planning, baking skills, customer service and teamwork. Call 588-5135 for menu updates. Reservations are encouraged for parties of four or more.