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Around the Region (5/10/10)

Stanislaus County

BOARD MEMBER NEEDED

When: Ongoing

Info: Vision Impaired Persons Support has an opening for a board member who has a passion for helping the blind and vision-impaired from personal experience with family or friend. Visit www.vhips.com for more information about services and requirements or e-mail jsyvert@sbcglobal.net

Modesto

ALZHEIMER'S AID SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE

When: Tuesday, 2 to 7 p.m.

Where: 700 McHenry Ave., Suite B

Info: The Alzheimer's Aid Society has moved to a new location and will hold an open house. There will be hors d'oeuvres, cake, cookies, beverages and an hourly gift drawing. For more information, call 238-0538.

NEWCOMERS & FRIENDS CLUB

When: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.

Where: Stonebridge Clubhouse, 2800 Braden Ave.

Info: The Newcomers & Friends Club of Modesto is a social gathering for women throughout the area. For more information, call Carol at 571-2969 or Caren at 551-8504.

TEEN MOVIE NIGHT

When: Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Where: Modesto Library, 1500 I St.

Info: The Modesto Library will show "Avatar" at its Teen Movie Night. Light refreshments will be served and books and materials from the library's Young Adult Collection will be on display and available for checkout. For more information, call 558-7827.

Escalon

ACCORDION CLUB

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave.

Info: The Good Time Accordion Club invites listening enthusiasts and performers of all ages and levels to join its monthly meeting. The cost is $5. The club meets the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Gayle at 526-3627.

Empire

LIBRARY MEETING

When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Where: Empire Library Meeting Room, 18 S. Abbie St.

Info: The Friends of the Empire Library will meet to review the first used book sale, new library projects and planning for the June 2012 library tax measure. For more information, contact Jim Sterling at 578-3577 or jwsterling@comcast.net.

Turlock

WINE TASTING FUND-RAISER

When: Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Vito's restaurant, 3851 Crowell Road

Info: A wine tasting fund-raiser will be held benefiting the Grace Bishop Scholarship Fund, which assists applicants who are emancipating foster youth. The fund assists young people in their transition to independent living. The evening will include dinner specials and raffles. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Vito's or by calling 668-9361 or 723-6030.

Send Region items to Region, The Modesto Bee, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; call 578-2330; fax 578-2207; or e-mail region@modbee.com.

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