When: Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m.
Where: 1419 Standiford Ave., Suite 1
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Info: A workshop titled, "How to Create Lasting Change in Life" will be held with life coach Alex Lanious. The workshop will focus on practical tools to master emotions, the body, relationships and finances. Guest speakers will be R. Jeffery and Richard Parenti, a yoga therapist. The cost is $50. For tickets, call 352-5848.
MONTE CARLO NIGHT
When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 K St.
Info: Soroptimist International Modesto will hold a fund-raiser with beer and wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, buffet, auctions and games. The cost is $50. For more information, call 571-2385.
When: May 12, 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: Heath Education Center, 1700 McHenry Ave, Suite 60B
Info: A free seminar called "What is Normal Aging: Memory" will be presented. To register, call 548-7860 and select option 2.
When: Today, 6 p.m.
Where: Empire Library, meeting room, 18 S. Abbie St.
Info: The Friends of the Empire Library will hold a planning meeting for its used book sale. Other agenda items include sponsoring book clubs and involvement in National Night Out. For more information, contact Jim Sterling at 578-3577 or e-mail email@example.com.
When: Friday through Sunday
Where: Don Rumsey's Mother Lode Ranch
Info: Backcountry Horsemen of California will hold a spring campout. There will be trail rides, packing clinics, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations and children's activities. The cost is $10 per family and $5 per person. Preregistration is required. For more information, call Karen at 357-3055, Kim at 838-3251, or go to www.bchcmidvalley.org.
When: Deadline to enter is April 23
Info: The American Red Cross, Stanislaus County chapter, invites the community to nominate everyday heroes. Nominees must live or work in the county, but the heroic act may have occurred elsewhere and at any time within the past 24 months. To nominate a hero, call 523-6451 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination forms are available at www.stanredcross.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.