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Around the region (3/22/10)

Modesto

SEMINAR FOR CAREGIVERS

When: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Stanislaus County Library auditorium, 1500 I St.

Info: Community Hospice will offer a free educational presentation for family caregivers who are caring for their aging parents. The March topic is "Hospice in End-of-Life Decisions." To register call 558-7814.

CULINARY CLASH

When: Thursday, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St.

Info: Tickets are on sale for the third annual Culinary Clash. There will be food to taste from 30 restaurants while watching Chef John Mangelos of Barnwood Restaurant, Chef Bryan Ehrenholm of Pure Joy Bakery and The Lunch Pail and Chef Jesse Layman of Galletto compete. Tickets are $50 and can be bought at www.dmcf.org or by calling 527-3412. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's Day Care.

Turlock

WORK & WELLNESS EVENT

When: Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: Details provided at time of registration

Info: The California State University, Stanislaus, master of social work program and the MSW Community Advisory Board will offer its 11th "Work and Wellness: A Healthy Balance" event. Renae M. Floyd, a licensed marriage and family therapist, will present a workshop -- Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals: An Introduction to Mindfulness Practice. Local health and wellness businesses and organizations will offer demonstrations to promote balanced lifestyles. The event is free. Registration is required. For more information, call 667-3091 or send e-mail to bdimberg@csustan.edu.

Patterson

BOOK SALE

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday, Monday

Where: Patterson Library, 46 N. Salado Ave.

Info: The Friends of the Patterson Library will have a book sale. There will be books, CDs, tapes and videos for sale. Proceeds benefit the Patterson Library.

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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