YOUTH DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
When: Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Doctors Medical Center conference center, 1441 Florida Ave.
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Info: The Modesto Diabetes Youth Support Group, a group for children, teens and their families, will have its monthly meeting. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
CELEBRATE LITERACY KICKOFF
When: Friday, 11:30 a.m.
Where: First Baptist Church, 1326 12th St.
Info: The Literacy Network of Stanislaus County will hold Celebrate Literacy 2010. The event is open to businesses and community members. The program will include testimonies about literacy achievements, services and information about adult training programs. The cost is $25 and includes lunch and materials. Call the Stanislaus County Office of Education at 238-1766 to register or for more information.
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Modesto Junior College, Forum 101, 435 College Ave.
Info: The MJC Civic Engagement Project will show "Trouble the Water," an Academy Award nominee for best feature-length documentary. The film documents the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. MJC cultural anthropology Professor James Todd will moderate the post-film discussion. For more information, contact Professor Laura Paull at firstname.lastname@example.org or 575-6224.
ADOPTION INFORMATIONAL MEETING
When: Saturday, 2 p.m.
Where: Family Connections Christian Adoptions, 1120 Tully Road
Info: Family Connections Christian Adoptions will hold a free information session. Family Connections specializes in placing waiting children from California and across the world. For more information, call 524-8844.
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MEETING
When: Saturday, 9:45 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.
Info: The Marine Corps League, Modesto Detachment 019, will have a general membership meeting. Membership is open to Marines, Fleet Marine Force corpsmen and veterans. Membership requires DD-214 proof of service and honorable discharge from the Marine Corps. Annual dues are $36. For more information, go to www.mcl-modesto019.org or call 571-0102.
MJC DAY TRIPS
Info: Modesto Junior College Community Education will hold the following day trips to San Francisco:
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Golden Gate Park, including the de Young Museum, Academy of Science or the Japanese Tea Gardens. The cost is $42.
March 13, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Walt Disney Family Museum. The cost is $57.
For more information, call Community Education at 575-6063.
CIVITAN CLUB CRAFTERS
When: March 14, 7:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Sylvan Hall, 2545 Sylvan Ave.
Info: The Stanislaus Civitan Club is looking for crafters for its omelet breakfast and craft fair. The cost of the breakfast is $10 for adults, children 12 and younger are $5. For more information, call 523-9653.
When: April 12; payments due March 12
Info: The Modesto Seniors will hold an excursion to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The cost is $72 per person. The price includes transportation, admission, taxes and driver gratuity. Lunch not included. For more information, call Jane at 522-6142 or Rhonda at 526-4660.
When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Senior Hall, 1191 Cahill Ave.
Info: The Turlock Seniors will hold a potluck dinner. Entertainment will be provided by accordion player Michael Niewiadomski. For more information, call Dell at 632-7708.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall, 206 S. Stockton Ave.
Info: The Ripon Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting. The topic will be "Lighting in your Landscape" by speaker Louie Parra. Parra has owned Imperial Landscaping in Manteca for 10 years. Membership is open and guests are welcome. For more information, call Anita at 599-3359.
MOMS CLUB MEETING
When: Friday, 10 a.m.
Where: Hughson Family Resource Center, 2413 Third St.
Info: The MOMS Club of Ceres will hold a meeting with guest speaker Terri Spezzano, a nutritionist from the University of California Cooperative Extension office. She will talk about cooking with children. Children are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. The MOMS Club of Ceres serves Ceres, Hughson, Waterford and Modesto south of the Tuolumne River. Call Jamie at 883-1478 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
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