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CELEBRATING CHILDREN AND MUSIC

When: Wednesday

Where: Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St.

Info: Featuring an encore performance by world-renowned cellist Michael Reynolds with Anne DeMartini, oboe, Jessica Jones, bass, Dr. Calvin Lee, violin and Rebecca Schmidt, piano. Tickets are $35 and $50. Silent auction at 6:30 p.m.; concert 7 to 8 p.m. Presented by The Salida Performing Arts Foundation. For more information contact Kimberly Gerber Spina at 380-6231 or visit the Web site: www.salidaarts.org.

FREE DIGITAL TELEVISION CONVERSION PRESENTATION

When: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St.

Info: A representative from the Federal Communication Commission will provide a video presentation covering the DTV transition, a workshop on converter box installation and a coupon voucher for a converter box. Free, no reservations required. Contact Shannon Parker at 491-5944 or sparker@modestogov.com.

ROCKIN' FOR RESEARCH

When: Thursday

Where: Clayton's Restaurant, 1016 H St., Modesto

Info: The surf vibe arrives in a live music party to raise funds for research conducted by eating disorder specialists at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. The Hallway Ballers of Monterey will perform funk, reggae and rock. Proceeds will go toward a $200,000 study to explore teen weight issues at the My Weigh intuitive eating facility in Oakland operated by Signe Darpinian of Modesto. Pre-party at 6:30 p.m.; the band plays at 8 p.m. Tickets $40 per person; send checks to My Weigh, Attn: Signe Darpinian, Rockin' Good Cause,

1311 E St., Modesto. Call 491-2197, www.myweighfamilytherapy.com.

YMCA SUMMER CAMP

When: Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Mountain Mike's Pizza, 1221 Orangeburg Ave.

Info: Registration is open for summer sessions at the YMCA of Stanislaus County's Camp Jack Hazard. Camp Jack Hazard holds resident camp sessions for children ages 6 to 17 from July 26 to Aug. 16. Fees range from $265 to $545. For more information: www.friendsofcjh.com.

RIDE OF SILENCE

When: Wednesday, 6:45 p.m.

Where: Moose Park, 512 N. Morton Blvd.

Info: Riders will join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Helmets required. Presented by the the Stanislaus County Bicycle Club. Contact: Louis Levin, 521-9191.

Manteca

DEDICATION CEREMONY

When: May 21, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Shasta Park, 995 E. Edison St.

Info: Dedication ceremony to name Shasta Park playground in honor of Art Rocha. Contact: George Montross, parks planning and development superintendent, 239-8477.

Merced

HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION EXPO

When: Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Mercy Merced Hospital Project, CHW Mercy Medical Center, 120 Mercy Ave.

Info: Area companies are offering free heat illness prevention training in English and Spanish. Every agricultural worker in the Merced area is encouraged to attend. Contact: Nick Cloud, 916-784-0621, NCloud@McCarthy.com.

Oakdale

SAFE DRIVING SESSIONS

When: Wednesday and Thursday,8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Oak Valley Medical Plaza, 1425 W. H St.

Info: Drivers 50 and older can refresh their driving skills in a mature driving program. Fee $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call 847-5121, ext. 201.

PFLAG OAKDALE MEETING

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Oak Valley Medical Plaza Building,

corner of Ash and H streets

Info: PFLAG is a support/education group for parents, family and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. Contact: pflagoakdale@dishmail.net or 527-0776.

Sonora

BEADWORK FOR ADULTS

When: Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m.

Where: Sonora Library, 158 W. Bradford Ave., in the Community Room

Info: Design and create your own unique bracelet while learning the ancient art of peyote stitch off-loom beading. Fee: $5. To register, call 694-2717.

Turlock

DIABETES & ME: BE ACTIVE

When: Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Emanuel Medical Center, 825 Delbon Ave., east wing, conference room C

Info: Learn how activity and exercise can jump start your diabetes control. Free; registration required. Contact: 664-2583 or www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org and click on Calendar.

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