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Around the region (10/4/10)

Modesto

• HISPANIC HERITAGE LUNCHEON

When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Modesto Junior College, Student Center Lounge, 435 College Ave.

Info: Modesto Junior College will hold a Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon, featuring Riverbank Mayor Virginia Madueño. The event will include an informational display on important achievements and contributions of Latinos. Tickets are $12, $10 for students, and must be purchased in advance. On-campus parking is $1. To purchase tickets, contact Barbara Page at 575-6866 or pageb@mjc.edu.

• VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

When: Ongoing

Info: Catholic Charities Assisted Transportation provides transportation for senior residents in Stanislaus County. Volunteer drivers must be older than 25 years of age and have a driver's license. For more information, contact Lynn at 593-6112 or lewen@ccstockton.org.

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 hold a planning meeting for its Halloween event. Other business will include membership development and activities to encourage passage of the library funding tax renewal. For more information, contact Jim Sterling at 578-3577 or jwsterling@comcast.net.

Ripon

• GARDEN CLUB MEETING

When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.

Where: American Legion Hall, 206 Stockton Ave.

Info: The monthly meeting of the Ripon Garden Club will feature Donna Nicolau and Anna Vieira, who will talk about turning grapes into wine vinegar. The public is invited. For more information, call Anita at 599-3359.

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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