WORK AND GET SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
When: Thursday, 9 a.m.
Where: The Empowerment Center, 800 Scenic Drive, Building 4.
Info: A Social Service Administration representative will give an hourlong presentation on the services the agency offers, including how people can work and continue to receive benefits. The presentation is free, open to anyone 18 and older, and will include time for questions and answers. Participants can make one-on-one appointments to file disability and retirement claims June 23 with a Social Security representative. Call the Empowerment Center at 544-1913 for more information.
BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
When: Friday, 9 to 11 p.m.
Where: Senior Center, 211 Bodem St.
Info: The Ballroom Dance Club of Modesto will hold its next dance with recorded music. Dance lessons in salsa and tango will be given by You Can Dance Co. from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. A break with refreshments is from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Dance instructions are $2 with paid dance admission. Membership dues in the Ballroom Dance Club are $25 per person. All dancers 16 and older welcome. For more information, e-mail ModestoBallroomClub@gmail.com or call 656-6774.
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DISCOVERY SHOP -- BUY A BOOK AND A MOVIE
When: Friday and June 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Discovery Shop, 3440 McHenry Ave., Suite A-12.
Info: It's hot, so stay in and read a book or watch a movie. The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop has a great selection of new or gently used books and movies. The organization helps fund cancer research, programs and services. For more information, call 544-9279.
BIG TOP TENT CIRCUS COMING TO THE FRUIT YARD
When: Friday, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; June 20, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; June 21, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd.
Info: Acts include aerial trapeze, high wire, motorcycle acrobatic teams, jugglers, clowns, as well as performing elephants, camels, dogs and horses. The Fruit Yard will have discount coupons in which two adult tickets can be purchased for $20 and children ages 2 to 11 are free. For coupon discounts and where to purchase tickets check www.carsonbarnescircus.com or call 577-3093. Presented by Carson & Barnes Circus.
BEGINNING IKEBANA -- JAPANESE FLORAL DESIGN
When: Monday, 2 p.m.
Where: Sonora Library, 158 West Bradford Ave.
Info: Participants will arrange their own Ikebana design. Preregistration is required. Call 694-2717. There will be a materials fee for the class and participants will bring their own flowers.
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