Around The Region (4/17/10)

Stanislaus County


WHEN: Today and April 24, 2 to 4 p.m.

INFO: The Stanislaus County Library will hold Dia de los Niños/ Dia de los Libros celebrations. The Day of the Child/Day of the Book celebrations highlight the importance of early literacy for children. There will be events at the following dates and places:

  • Today, Riverbank Library, 3443 Santa Fe Ave.
  • April 24, Patterson Library, 46 N. Salado Ave.

For more information, call 558-7810.



WHEN: Today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Beyer High School, parking lot, 1717 Sylvan Ave.

INFO: Beyer Band Boosters will hold a Spring Benefit Day. There will be a rummage sale from 8 a.m to 2 p.m.; carwash from 10 a.m. to 2. p.m; and a chicken fly-by dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


WHEN: Today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Stanislaus County Emergency Communications Center, 3705 Oakdale Road

INFO: The Stanislaus Amateur Radio Association will hold a ham radio license class. Ham radio operators obtain a federal license that allows them to help with communications in local and national emergencies. The class will conclude with the federal license test. For more information, contact Dick Decker, K6SUU, at 668-7841 or


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 holding an open house for parents of current eighth-grade students who are considering enrolling their children in either the school's classroom-based or independent learning programs. For more information, call 238-6800 or go to



WHEN: Today, 4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Turlock War Memorial, 247 E. Canal Drive

INFO: The cadets of the Turlock High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps are holding a spaghetti dinner. There will be spaghetti, garlic bread, garden salad, dessert and refreshments. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. Tickets available at the door. All proceeds will be used for various field trips and excursions. More more information, call 667-2055, ext. 4068.



WHEN: Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Ballico School Cafeteria, 11818 Gregg St.

INFO: Ballico School will hold a breakfast to benefit the sixth-grade science camp trip. Breakfast will include pancakes, eggs and sausage. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle.

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