Around the Region (3/27/10)



When: Today, noon

Where: Modesto Library, 1500 I St.

Info: Dan Chan the Magic Man will hold a magic show for children. The performance will include audience participation, juggling, acrobatics and circus stunts. Tickets are free but space is limited. Tickets will be available starting at 11 a.m. at the Children's Desk. For more information, call 558-7810.


When: Tuesday, noon

Where: Appetéz restaurant, 825 Roseburg Ave.

Info: Matt Machado, director of the Public Works Department for Stanislaus County and the authority manager for the North County Corridor Expressway, will speak at the upcoming League of Women Voters Lunch and Learn Program. The event is open to the public and reservations are not required. The cost is $11. For more information, call 524-1698.


When: Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Valley Charter High School, 108 Campus Way

Info: Valley Charter High School, a public Early College High School, is having an open house for parents of current eighth-grade students. High school and Modesto Junior College staff will be present to answer questions. Refreshments will be served. For more information or reservations, call 238-6800 or go to



When: Sunday, 2 p.m.

Where: Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill St.

Info: Tea Tyme Serenades, an afternoon tea with food and live entertainment provided by Turlock High School Chamber Ensembles, will benefit orchestra activities and provide scholarships for students. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and children. For more information, call 667-2055.

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