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Around the Region (05/23/09)

MODESTO

POTLUCK IN THE PARK

When: Monday, noon

Where: Rose Avenue Park, Wylie Drive and Muirswood Way

Info: The Central Valley Social Club will hold a Potluck in the Park. Bring your own meat, drink and a dish to share. The club holds a social event on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at El Palomar restaurant, 3105 McHenry Ave. For more information, call Wendy at 579-7108.

TAPESTRY PERFORMING ARTS AUDITIONS

When: Monday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: The Carpenter's House, 1105 S. Carpenter Road

Info: Makeup auditions for the Tapestry Performing Arts Tour will be held. Auditions will be for song, dance and drama teams. All high school students are welcome. Tapestry will be performing at Bay Area juvenile halls and in higher-risk neighborhoods July 19-27. For more information, call Jill at 522-9568, ext. 19.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

When: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Tuolumne River Trust, 829 13th St.

Info: The Tuolumne River Trust is holding a meeting for people interested in becoming volunteers for the upcoming Green on the Stream River Party. The river party is scheduled for May 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information or to become a volunteer, call Karlha at 236-0330.

BUSINESSES UNITED MEETING

When: Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: El Marinero Restaurant, 1239 Crows Landing Road

Info: The Crows Landing Road of Stanislaus County Comerciantes Unidos/Businesses United invites the public to join them at their monthly meeting. Invited guest speakers include former state Agriculture Secretary Bill Lyons, Modesto Police Chief Roy Wasden, and Cindy Shea and Bob Schmal of the city's Weed & Seed Program. Dinner is optional. For more information, call Maggie at 312-0516.

RED CROSS HEROES BREAKFAST

When: June 3, RSVP deadline is Wednesday

Where: DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St.

Info: The American Red Cross Stanislaus County chapter is inviting the community to celebrate everyday heroes. The annual event will be held June 3 at 7:30 a.m. and will recognize Stanislaus County heroes in 12 categories. Breakfast tickets are $30 per person. For tickets or sponsorship information, call Rebecca at 523-6451.

SEEKING VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

Info: The Catholic Charities Social Services is seeking drivers to serve people 60 years of age and older who are dependent on others for transportation to doctor visits and grocery shopping. Drivers may use their own vehicle or the organization's vans. Must be at least 25 years of age. Mileage reimbursement and flexible hours. Volunteer when you are available. For more information, call Lynn at 593-6112 or 529-3784.


TURLOCK

YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS AUDITIONS

When: Workshop, Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; auditions, Thursday, at 5:30 p.m; and May 30 at 10 a.m.

Where: Turlock War Memorial, 247 E. Canal Drive

Info: The Turlock Youth Performing Arts' Senior Company is holding auditions for "Grease -- The School Edition." An optional audition workshop is being held Tuesday where attendees will have the opportunity to meet the directors and review audition materials. Auditions will be Thursday and May 30. Ages 12 to 18 can audition.


RIVERBANK

SUMMER SWIM LESSONS

When: Beginning June 1 at varying times

Where: Riverbank Community Pool, Seventh and Stanislaus streets

Info: The city's Parks and Recreation Department still has space in its summer swim lessons. Swim lessons are available for parent/baby, tiny tots, beginners (level 1-3), advanced beginners and intermediate swimmers. The two-week sessions run Monday through Thursday, 40 minutes per day. The fee for classes is $40 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. For more information, call 869-7010.

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