WHEN: Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St.
INFO: The Women's Empowerment Group will hold its Women's Empowerment Conference. Guest speakers will talk about women's health, financial management, life experiences, women's resources, leadership, and career and family balance. Tickets are $25 at the Thoughtful Flower and Eve & Me. For more information, call 480-9818.
GREEN THE STREAM
WHEN: Saturday, 1 to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Tuolumne River Regional Park, 1200 Tioga Drive
INFO: A Green the Stream event will be held benefiting the Tuolumne River Regional Trust. There will be live music, rock climbing, and children's and outdoor activities.
MENTAL HEALTH SERIES
WHEN: Wednesdays beginning May 26
WHERE: Family Partnership Center, 421 E. Morris Ave.
INFO: Family Partnership Center, an organization offering support to parents and caregivers with children who have behavioral, mental and emotional needs, is offering a 12-week educational series. The classes will assist caregivers in understanding some of the symptoms and brain processes involved in various childhood disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and working with systems to obtain help. Advance sign-up is required. For more information, call Regina or Sabrina at 558-7494.
TRI TIP SANDWICH FUND-RAISER
WHEN: Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Cost Less Market, parking lot, West Main and Lander avenues
INFO: The Turlock High School Band and Orchestra will hold a barbecue tri tip sandwich drive-through. There will be tri tip, chicken and linguiça sandwiches. Tickets are $5 each. All proceeds will benefit the band and orchestra. For more information, call the Turlock High School music department at 667-2055.
FUN RUN FUND-RAISER
WHEN: Sunday, 7 a.m.
WHERE: Stanislaus State, 1 University Circle
INFO: The Grace Bishop Memorial Scholarship Fun Run, benefiting Creative Alternative, a nonprofit that provides alternatives to the institutionalization of children, will be held. There will be a 5K, 10K and one-mile fun run. For more information, go to www.creative-alternatives.org.
WHEN: Saturday, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Jacob Myers Park, 23653 S. Santa Fe Ave.
INFO: The Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of Jacob Myers will show "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Bring chairs and a blanket. For more information, call 863-7150.
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