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Around the Region (05/26/09)

MODESTO

SINGLES' TAILGATE PARTY

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Big Valley Grace Community Church, west lawn, 4040 Tully Road

Info: Tully's presents a Singles Tailgate Party. They'll grill the dogs ($1 apiece) and ask attendees to bring side dishes and desserts. There will be volleyball, football, Frisbee and other games. Bring a chair and a friend. For more information, call 571-4341.

SCHOLASTIC COMMUNITY BOOK SALE

When: Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Modesto Library, downstairs auditorium, 1500 I St.

Info: The Friends of the Modesto Library is holding its 50 percent off Scholastic Community Book Sale. The sale will include a members-only pre-sale event Wednesday,6 to 8 p.m. Funds from the sale will help support the library and literacy programs. Free parking is available on surrounding streets and the parking lot behind the library. For more information, call 996-1531.

VETERANS SERVICES PRESENTATION

When: Thursday, 9 a.m.

Where: 800 Scenic Drive, Building 4

Info: In honor of Memorial Day, the Empowerment Center will host a presentation by the Stanislaus County Veterans Service Office. The presentation is free and open to anyone over 18. Contact the Empowerment Center at 544-1913 for more information.

SPRING HIKE

When: Saturday, 9 a.m.

Where: American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.

Info: The Sierra Club invites the public to join members in a free, 4-mile easy spring hike along the Tuolumne River from Legion Park. Dogs and children are welcome. For more information, call Dorothy at 549-9155.


SALIDA

ARTISTS' MEETING

When: Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Salida Library, 4835 Sisk Road

Info: Image Artists Support Group will hold its first meeting and invites all ability levels to come to learn and share ideas, information and inspirational tidbits. Free admission. For more information, call Lauren at 576-1924.


MARIPOSA

ART AND WINE FESTIVAL

When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Mariposa Courthouse

Info: The Mariposa Rotary Club presents its annual Fine Art & Wine Festival. Organizers promise a variety of art, great wines and tasty foods. This year's featured artist is watercolor painter Vicki Thomas, who recently moved to Mariposa from Southern California with her husband. The Rotary chefs will create new and exciting tasty treats while live music keeps the party going. For more information, contact Marilyn Saunders at 742-5134 or visit the Rotary web site at http://www.mariposarotary.org/.

Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 578-2330; fax 578-2207; or e-mail region@modbee.com.

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