START WALKING DAY
WHEN: Wednesday, 3 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Cost Less Foods, 3801 Yosemite Blvd.
INFO: The American Heart Association and Foster Farms Dairy will hold National Start! Walking Day. Modesto residents are invited to go for an afternoon walk with Stanislaus County Supervisor Dick Monteith and City Councilman Joe Muratore. For more information, go to http://startwalkingnow.org.
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UNITED WAY FUND-RAISER
WHEN: April 16, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
INFO: The United Way of Stanislaus County will hold its "Be the Change/Donate Your Change" drop-off at the following sites:
- United Way, 422 McHenry Ave.
- Prime Shine Car Wash, 1800 Prescott Road
- Food Maxx, 1845 Countryside Lane, Turlock
For more information about the fund drive, call 523-4562.
WHEN: Thursday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Community CASA, 2201 Morrill Road
INFO: The Modesto/Riverbank Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a bereavement group for area parents, grandparents and adult siblings, will meet. There will be grief support music, sharing among attendees and a sibling sharing session. For more information, call Chapter Leader Joanna Rose-Murray at 484-8276 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.tcfmodesto-riverbankarea.org.
Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 578-2330; fax 578-2207; or e-mail email@example.com.