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Around the Region (3/16/10)

Modesto

GENEALOGICAL MEETING

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Where: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Telle Building, 1600 Carver Road

Info: Millie Starr will speak on "Let Your Ancestors Introduce Themselves Thru Their Own Written Words" at the Stanislaus Genealogical Society meeting. For more information, call 522-8868 or 529-6467.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING

When: Thursday, 6 p.m.

Where: Fuddruckers, 3848 McHenry Ave.

Info: The Central Valley Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting. Guest speakers will be Rob Jackson, Carmen Sabatino and Lauren Klein. There will be a discussion on health care reform. Students interested in volunteer internships for local campaigns and Organizing for America are encouraged to attend.

WATER DOCUMENTARY

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where: Modesto Junior College, Forum 101, 435 College Ave.

Info: MJC's Civic Engagement Project will show "Flow: For the Love of Water," which explores the environmental effects of privatizing water supplies. A discussion will follow with Jane Wagner-Tyack, policy analyst for Restore the Delta, and Brandon Souza of the California Farm Water Coalition. The event is free. For more information, contact Laura Paull at 575-6224.

SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

When: Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Grace Lutheran School, 617 W. Orangeburg Ave.

Info: Grace Lutheran School will hold an open house for parents considering enrolling their children. Classrooms will be open and staff present to answer questions. Curricular materials will be on display. The Scholastic Book Fair will be open as part of the activities. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 529-1800 or go to www.gracelutheranschool.com.

Salida

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Where: Salida library community room, 4835 Sisk Road

Info: The Stanislaus County Library Foundation will hold an "Author Spotlight" with historical novelist Christi Phillips. The event is free and no reservations are needed. For more information, go to www.stanislauslibraryfoundation.org.

Ceres

GARDEN CLUB MEETING

When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St.

Info: The Ceres Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting. Guest speaker Kelly Frederick, a personal trainer, will show people of all ages how to get ready for spring gardening chores.

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT

When: Sunday, 12 p.m.

Where: Ceres High School gym, 2320 Central Ave.

Info: Ceres High School will hold a dodgeball tournament. Proceeds will go to the Ceres High Sober Grad Night. Teams are made up of 6-10 players. The cost is $5 per player. For more information, call 968-2303 or 872-0208.

Knights Ferry

CRAFTERS WANTED

When: Ongoing

Info: The Gold Country Peddler's Faire is accepting booth reservations. The event, which will be held April 25, features antiques, collectibles and handmade crafts. For more information, call 881-3217 or 881-3243.

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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