Love Patterson welcomes volunteers
WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Meet at Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas Ave.
DETAILS: Local residents are invited to participate in the Love Patterson volunteer day to help with community needs. Organizer Brenda Moren, of Family Christian Center, said this week that many participants have signed up, but more helping hands are always welcome. Volunteers will meet at Hammon Senior Center and divide into small groups to be assigned projects. People of all ages are invited to participate.
Relay For Life returns for eighth year
WHEN: 10 a.m. through 10 a.m. Sunday, April 28
WHERE: Patterson Community Stadium, Ward and Salado avenues
DETAILS: The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Patterson opens at 10 a.m. Saturday when cancer survivors make the first lap around the stadium track. The Patterson Lions Club and Soroptimist of Patterson will host a breakfast from 8 to 9:45 a.m. before the opening ceremony ($5 per person, free to cancer survivors). The 34 teams and 378 participants will be on the stadium track for 24 hours, aiming to raise $65,000. Community members are invited to support those battling cancer and remember those who lost the battle. In seven years, the local Relay for Life has raised more than $400,000 for cancer support services and research.
INFO: Selena Lloyd, chairwoman, 648-5546; or www.relayforlife.org/pattersonca
Monday, May 6
Free job fair tailored for veterans
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE; Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., in Modesto
DETAILS: A veterans job fair, sponsored by the California Employment Development Department, is open to everyone, and the public is invited to attend. Of nearly 2 million California veterans of military service, about 200,000 are unemployed, according to EDD representatives. Job seekers are encouraged to dress in business attire, be prompt and take multiple copies of their résumés. Employers with job openings are invited to participate.
COST: Free for job seekers and employers
INFO: Jerry Timothy, 576-6118
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