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Now until Dec. 1

Coat drive begins

WHEN: Ongoing until Dec. 1

WHERE: Drop off coats and sweaters at Patterson locations

DETAILS: Community members are urged to support those less fortunate and donate used or gently-used coats or sweaters that will be distributed to the families registered for the St. Vincent De Paul food and clothing circulation for the holidays. Some of the places where the coats can be dropped off are Valadez Jewelers, 10 Plaza Circle; Dish, 4 N. Salado Ave; Patterson Christian Fellowship, 118 N. Second St, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 529 I St.; Center for Human Services, 118 N Second St., or the Patterson Branch Library, 46 N. Salado Ave.

INFO: Luz Maria Vasquez 855-0079.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Scouts will collect food

WHEN: Beginning at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Scouts will visit area homes

DETAILS: Members of the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls will collect donations of non-perishable food from area residents as part of the national Scouting for Food drive. The Scouters will go door-to-door and ask for donations and collected food will be delivered to the Westside Food Pantry to give to families in need during the holidays. Anyone who expects to be gone from home that day can leave the food in bags on the front porch.

INFO: Kelly Pedron, 581-9782 or Ron Swift, 8923-6355.

Now until Dec 5

Cozy Kids Coat Drive

WHEN: Ongoing until Dec. 5

WHERE: Drop off coats and sweaters at Patterson locations

DETAILS: Local resident Jennifer Brannon is coordinating a new and gently-used coat drive for area elementary school children through the Cozy Kids Coat Drive. Gently-used sweaters and sweatshirts are also appreciated. Donations are being accepted until Dec. 5 at the following Patterson locations: Tri Counties Bank, 17 Plaza, McAuley Ford, 250 N El Circulo, Thompson Chevrolet, 710 S. Second St., and at Covanta Energy, 4040 Fink Road, Crows Landing. Cozy Kids is an outreach ministry of Harvest Christian Center, Turlock.

INFO: Harvest Christian Center of Turlock, 667-5683.

Friday, Nov. 15

Teens take part in cook-off

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas Ave

DETAILS: The Patterson Teen Center will present Master Chef Night for the youth between ages 12 to 18, who can sign up in advance to participate for chances to win prizes. Participants should bring their best chicken recipe ingredients. The Teen Center will provide the chicken. Cooking utensils and food are also provided. First, second and third-place prizes will be awarded.

COST: Free

INFO: 895-8080 or or

Saturday, Nov. 16

A taste of Norway

WHEN: Doors open at 3 p.m. and dinner is served at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill, Turlock

DETAILS: Sons of Norway Garborg Lodge 6-56 of Modesto, will host its annual lutefisk, torsk and meatball dinner. The Village Dancers, and Tim Rude and his Hardanger Fiddle will present entertainment. Dessert, including Norwegian cookies and lefse, will be arranged. A donation drawing is planned and there will be plenty of time to socialize.

COST: Tickets are $20 for adults and $6 for children.

For information: Dick Compton, 358-3713 or Linda Silva, 572-0323.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Tom Petty tribute on Newman stage

WHEN: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Westside Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman

DETAILS; The Refugees, a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tribute Band, have been entertaining Bay Area crowds since 2007. The band was voted the top tribute band in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009,for bringing Petty’s song catalog to local stages.

COST: $17 General Admission and $20 Reserved Section. Students are admitted for half price.

INFO: Westside Theatre, 862-4490

Submit news for the Irrigator’s Events list to or 26 N. Third St., Patterson, CA 95363

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