• POETS' CORNER CONTEST
When: Deadline is March 17
Info: The Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department and the Poets' Corner Committee will hold the 29th Annual Poets' Corner Contest. The contest is open to all Stanislaus County residents. Entry forms and contest rules are available at www.modestogov.com/prnd/poet_corner.asp or may be picked up at the following locations:
Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th St., Suite 4400
McHenry Museum, 1402 I St.
McHenry Mansion, 906 15th St.
Modesto library, 1500 I St.
Maddux Youth Center, 615 Sierra Drive
For more information, call Ellen LaCoste at 577-5235 or e-mail email@example.com.
• HAITI FUND-RAISER
When: Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Dior School of Cosmetology, 3330 Oakdale Road
Info: The Dior School of Cosmetology will hold a fund-raiser for the Hope for Haiti Foundation. All haircut profits will benefit the foundation. For more information, call 521-1000.
• GARDEN CLUB TEA
When: Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall, 206 Stockton Ave.
Info: The Ripon Garden Club will hold a Valentine Tea. New members are welcome. Call Anita Floyd at 599-3359 for more information.
• FLU CLINIC
When: Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oak Valley Medical Plaza, 1425 W. H St.
Info: The Oak Valley Hospital District will give free H1N1 flu vaccinations to the public. For more information, call the public relations office at 848-4117.
• BLOOD DRIVE
When: Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Building, 1605 Seventh St.
Info: The Livingston/Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will hold a community blood drive. Donate a pint of blood and receive a coupon for a meal. For more information, call Denis or Sue Wells at 394-2059.
Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 578-2330; fax 578-2207; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.