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Around The Region (1/7/10)

Modesto

IB PROGRAM MEETINGS

WHEN: Today, Jan. 20, Feb. 4 and Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Modesto High School library, 18 H St.

INFO: The International Baccalaureate program will hold informational presentations for interested eighth-grade students and parents. For more information, call Susan Elliott at 576-4406 or e-mail elliott.s@monet.k12.ca.us.

PARENT TRAINING

WHEN: Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Modesto City Schools district office,

Staff Development 1 and 2, 426 Locust St.

INFO: The Modesto City Schools special education community advisory committee is presenting a parent training event on "Reinforcing Play and Pragmatic Language." The featured speakers are Andrea Wells and Lindsey Skeen, speech and language pathologists with Modesto City Schools. For more information, call the MCS special education office at 576-4155.

DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: Memory Lane Thrift Store, 700 McHenry Ave.

INFO: The Memory Lane Thrift Store is seeking donations and volunteers. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Resource Center at Miller's Place. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals interested in volunteering should call Theresa at 527-3412.

Empire

LIBRARY MEETING

WHEN: Tuesday, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Empire Library, meeting room, 18 S. Abbie St.

INFO: Friends of the Empire Library will hold a meeting to discuss projects to help the library and strengthen community-library relations. For more information, contact Jim Sterling at 578-3577 or jwsterling@comcast.net.

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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