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Around The Region (3/25/10)

Modesto

NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION DISCUSSION

WHEN: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Modesto Junior College East Campus, Forum 110, 435 College Ave.

INFO: The Modesto Area Partners in Science will discuss "Nuclear Proliferation in a Hi-Tech World." Physicist John Field will explore how nations such as North Korea and Iran develop nuclear weapons in the context of the current global nonproliferation policies. The presentation is free, open to the public and appropriate for ages 14 years and older. For more information go to www.virtual.yosemite.cc.ca.us/MAPS or call 575-6173.

YOUTH ART MONTH AWARDS

WHEN: Today, reception 4 to 6 p.m., awards ceremony 5 p.m.

WHERE: McHenry Village

INFO: This is an annual event sponsored by Modesto City Schools. Some 350 pieces of art from 17 schools are featured in the show.

SIERRA CLUB HIKE

WHEN: Saturday, 9 a.m.

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

INFO: The Sierra Club will hold a four-mile hike along the Tuolumne River. Participants will meet at the parking lot by the American Legion Hall. The event is free, and dogs and children are welcome. For more information, call Dorothy at 549-9155.

Patterson

GARDEN CLUB MEETING

WHEN: Today, 9 a.m.

WHERE: Private residence

INFO: The Patterson Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting. The speaker will be Chelsea Wilson, director of the California Garden Clubs Valley Lode District. Decorate a favorite old gardening hat for spring and wear it to the meeting. Refreshments will be served. For more information, including the location of the meeting, call Barbara Coelho at 892-6888.

Riverbank

MOVIE FUND-RAISER FOR HAITI

WHEN: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Galaxy 12 theater, 2525 Patterson Road

INFO: The Riverbank Sister City Committee is showing the classic movie "Marcelino Pan y Yino," about a young boy raised by monks and a miracle that surprises and amazes everyone. Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to help the people of Haiti. The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Riverbank City Hall, 6707 Third St. For more information, call 863-7122.

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