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Fiesta membership drive is under way

The Patterson Apricot Fiesta is seven months away — June 1, 2 and 3, 2012 — but organizers have already sent out letters for the fiesta’s annual membership drive that begins this week.

Fiesta leaders are asking for donations for the 42nd annual celebration, which promotes the apricot industry and the city of Patterson.

Membership categories are $10 for an individual or senior membership, $25 for a family and $42 to become a platinum fireworks member. All members will receive a fiesta decal, in addition to the 2012 Apricot Fiesta schedule of events that will be mailed in the spring. Platinum fireworks members will also receive a special Apricot Fiesta gift.

For information: 892-3118.

Young artists invited to submit works

Young artists from preschool through high school are invited to enter the Central California Art Association’s annual Young Masters Art Show. Judges will award ribbons and art supplies to selected participants.

The exhibition will run from Jan. 17 to Feb. 11 at the association’s Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J St., in Modesto.

Art instructors and classroom teachers can drop off artwork in groups of 10 or more entries from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 13. All other entries can be delivered from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 14. Entry fee is $2 apiece.

Artists and their relatives and friends are encouraged to attend a reception for the artists from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11, with awards presented at 2:30 p.m. Artwork must be picked up immediately following the awards ceremony and reception.

Complete rules and categories of work accepted are available by phone or by emailing the gallery.

For information: 529-3369, or

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